Mary Ann Jackson Woodruff Ross

Mary Ann Jackson Woodruff Ross (1818-1894) was born 18 Feb. 1818 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. She was the daughter of William J. Jackson and Elizabeth Lloyed. She was sealed to Wilford Woodruff on 15 Apr. 1846 in Winter Quarters (later Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska), and they had one child; annulled in 1853. She married David James Ross in 1857, and they had two children. She was baptized 2 May 1843. She was employed in the home of Wilford Woodruff in England and he spoke at her funeral. She died 25 Oct. 1894 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory.

Footnotes

Mary Ann Jackson (KWVS-RH3), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 4 Feb. 2021). Mary Ann Jackson Woodruff Ross, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/mary-ann-jackson-woodruff-ross, accessed 10 Feb. 2022). “Liverpool, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1919,” database, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com, accessed 28 Jan. 2021); Liverpool Church of England Parish Registers, Liverpool Record Office, Liverpool, England.“Utah Death Registers, 1847–1966,” p. 104 (1894), Mary Ann Woodruff; citing series 21866, from Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Utah State Archives and Records Service, Salt Lake City, UT. Lancashire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1936, database, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com, accessed 4 Feb. 2021), William Jackson and Elizabeth Lloyd; Lancashire Anglican Parish Registers, Preston, England. Marian Jackson, Saints by Sea: Latter-day Saints Immigration to America (https://saintsbysea.lib.byu.edu/, accessed 4 Jan. 2021). “Mary Ann Woodruff," Pioneer Database, 1847-1868, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/overlandtravel/, accessed 4 Feb. 2021). “Mary Ann Woodruff Ross,” Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude (Salt Lake City: ISDUP, 1998), 3:2659-2660. “Mary Ann Woodruff,” Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake County, UT.; Find A Grave, 2 Feb. 2003, memorial no. 7140826 (https://findagrave.com, accessed 1 Feb. 2021).

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  • Page 268

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1845 – December 31, 1846)

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    July 29, 1846 ~ Wednesday 29th Mrs Woodruff was quit unwell this morning in consequence of the exposure through the night we had A warm plesant day And A busy time in drying beds goods &c sundry articles July 30, 1846 ~ Thursday 30th spent the day Hunting Cattle July 31, 1846 ~ Friday 31st Went to the river with 12 yoke of cattle & 5 men of our company to draw up waggons from the river it was an exeeding hot ...
    Dates:
    July 29, 1846 July 30, 1846 July 31, 1846 August 1, 1846 August 2, 1846
  • Page 270

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1845 – December 31, 1846)

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    all business appertaining to the settlement during the winter. we had a council with col Cane some important things were said A resolution formed to address fcertain resolutions to the Hon president Polk with expressions of gratitude for his kindness to the Latter day saints in arming 500 of them & planting them in Calafornia And paying them as soldiers & offering other privileges spoke against Gov Boggs being Governor of California & Oregon As his friends were trying to make him. President Young ...
    Dates:
    August 8, 1846
  • Page 202

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    was 76 Seventy six years, and 3 three days old this day that I baptized him, I have now baptized my Father Woodruff & Father in law Carter this is a great consolation to my soul, Father Ezra Carter sen was the son of Ezra Carter 84 years old, who was the son of Daniel Carter who was the son of Ezekiel Carter, His Mothers Name was Phebe Whitemore the Daughter of Elias Whitemore. Father Carter ...
    Dates:
    March 23, 1849 March 24, 1849 March 25, 1849 March 26, 1849 March 27, 1849 March 28, 1849 March 29, 1849
  • Page 100

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    the mountains & of unburnt brick surrounding 10 acres of ground, 40 rods of which was covered with block houses. Besides planting about 100 acres of corn, potatoes, buckwheat turnips gardens &c the pioneers did not exceed 150 men during the time 140 of the Battalion arived I think there was not over 100 men labouring on the works at a time besides much exploring was done and after accomplishing this work the company return to winter Quarters the place of begining making nearly 2,500 miles traveling during one ...
    Dates:
    August 26, 1847 August 27, 1847 August 28, 1847 August 29, 1847 August 30, 1847 August 31, 1847
  • Page 1

    Part of Letter to Mary Ann Jackson, 30 December 1853

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    Great Salt Lake City Dec 30th 1853 Miss Mary A. Jackson Madam I have received your Note. And in reply woold say. I am ^under^ no obligation to grant evry request you make of me. at the time you signed the Bill I made you no promise what amount I would do for you but I shall use my own judgment in this matter. I made no agreement to remove Sarah from that house But the revers that I should not get you a separate house & fire This ...
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    December 30, 1853
  • Page 2

    Part of Letter to Mary Ann Jackson, 30 December 1853

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    Copy of a Letter written to Mary A Jack[s]on Dec 30th 1853
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    Part of Letter to Mary Ann Jackson Woodruff, 30 April 1857

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    Great Salt Lake City April 30th/57. Sister Jackson I Recceved a Note from you of March 7th which ought to have been answeed before this time but the multiplicity of business has stood in my way of answering befoe you say wherein you have Erred & gone astray you ask my forgiveness In Reply I would say I feel to freely forgive you & all men who have in any wise sined against me. I lay nothing up against you but with Regard to Entering into the bonds of Matrimony ...
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    April 30, 1857
  • Page 2

    Part of Letter to Mary Ann Jackson Woodruff, 30 April 1857

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    He should go to some useful trade Yours Respetfully W. Woodruff Mary Jackson [sideways text] Copy of a Letter to Mary Jackson {shorthand} [end of sideways text]
  • Page 353

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    Dec 2nd 1878 W Woodruff spoke 52 Minuts {in the power of God. I asked Mary Ann} to {get married.} December 3, 1878 ~ Tuesday 3rd I Blessed the Patriarch Gardner Snow 86 years old & Administered to Br Maiben for his health and then rode to Moroni & stoped with Brother Irons & administered to the daughter of Brother Irons who was sick 20 Miles we held a Meeting in the Evening
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    December 3, 1878 December 4, 1878 December 5, 1878 December 6, 1878 December 7, 1878 December 8, 1878 December 9, 1878 December 10, 1878 December 11, 1878 December 13, 1878 December 14, 1878
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    Part of Letter from Mary Ann Jackson, 29 December 1853

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    Dec th29 1853 Mr Woodruff Sir You would oblige me by forwarding those articles of which you made a memorandum the ballance of which remains --2 dress pattern^s^ 5 yds Cotton Cloth -- 6 of flannel - 1 pair of Blankets -- 1 pair of strong shoes - for myself -- stocking yarn - warm Cloth for James common clothing -- and a Hat for James -- linings Thread -- Silk Buttons -- to make the garments alredy received --also I would be glad you send me some groceries - soap - Candles and a ...
    Dates:
    December 29, 1853