Mary Ann Jackson Woodruff Ross

Ross, Mary Ann Jackson Woodruff (1818-1894), was born in Liverpool, Lancaster County, England. She was the daughter of William J. Jackson and Elizabeth Lloyd. She was baptized on 2 May 1843 while Wilford Woodruff was the Mission President in England and she was employed in the Woodruff's home. Mary Ann immigrated to Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois with Phebe (Phoebe) Woodruff in 1846 and was sealed in marriage to Wilford Woodruff on 2 Aug. 1846. They had one son, James Jackson Woodruff, in 1847. She divorced Wilford Woodruff in 1853 and married David James Ross in 1857. Mary Ann died and was buried in the Woodruff plot in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Wilford Woodruff spoke at her funeral.

Footnotes

Mary Ann Jackson (KWVS-RH3), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 4 Feb. 2021). “Liverpool, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1919,” database online, Ancestry.com (www.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 online, Ancestry.com (www.Ancestry.com, accessed 4 Feb. 2021), William Jackson and Elizabeth Lloyd; Lancashire Anglican Parish Registers, Preston, England. Mary Ann Jackson, “Wilford Woodruff’s Witness: The Development of Temple Doctrine,” (http://www.wilfordwoodruff.info/2012/10/second-in-series-on-wilford-woodruffs.html, accessed 4 Feb. 2021). 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 267

    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 ...
    Dates:
    July 29, 1846 July 30, 1846 July 31, 1846 August 1, 1846 August 2, 1846
  • Page 269

    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 ...
    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 ...
    Dates:
    August 26, 1847 August 27, 1847 August 28, 1847 August 29, 1847 August 30, 1847 August 31, 1847