Mercy Thompson Andrus

Mercy Thompson (Thomson) Andrus (1739-1822) was born 23 Jan. 1739 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, British Colonial America. She was the daughter of Samuel Thompson and Hannah North and a great-aunt of Wilford Woodruff. She married Eli Andrus on 6 Feb. 1783 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She died 6 Sep. 1822 and was buried in Avon, Hartford Co., Connecticut.

Footnotes

Mercy Thompson (M2FR-RC3), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 19 Jul. 2022). Mercy Thompson Andrus, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/mercy-thompson-andrus, accessed 19 Jul. 2022). "Land records, 1645-1905; general index, 1645-1872," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 19 Jul. 2022); Mercy Thomson, birth, 23 Jan. 1738/9, Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, British Colonial America, vol. 6, p. 7; citing Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, Town Clerk, image 36/599; DGS 8140816. "Land records, 1645-1905; general index, 1645-1872," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 26 Jul. 2022); Samuel Thomson, Jr. and Hannah North, marriage, 3 May 1738, Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, British Colonial America, vol. 6, p. 27; citing Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, Town Clerk, image 46/599; DGS 8140816. "Church Records, 1652-1938," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 19 Jul. 2022); Eli Andruss and Marcey Thomson, marriage, 6 Feb. 1783, Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, vol. 3, p. 21; citing Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, First Congregational Church, image 269/561; DGS 4199687. "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 19 Jul. 2022); Mercy Andrus, death, 6 Sep. 1822, Avon, Hartford Co., Connecticut, vol. 1, p. 54; citing Connecticut, Charles R. Hale, image 557/750; DGS 7592403. Note: Her birthdate is 23 Jan. 1739 on the Gregorian calendar and 23 Jan. 1738 on the Julian calendar.

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  • Page 116

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 – December 31, 1839)

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    September 27, 1839 ~ Friday to September 28, 1839 ~ Saturday ^[FIGURE] 84 27th Sept 1839 My Grand Mother Anna Thompson Died this day Aged 84 years^ 27-28th I still continue at Fathers house was quite Ill. I parted with Br Webster September 29, 1839 ~ Sunday 29th Sunday I spent the day at Fathers I had an interview in the evening with Br Ozem Woodruff I was truly glad to see him, he ...
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    September 27, 1839 September 28, 1839 September 29, 1839 September 30, 1839 October 1, 1839 October 2, 1839 October 3, 1839 October 4, 1839
  • Page 85

    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    DEATH OF TWO OF MY RELATIVES. for Buffalo, but were three days and a night in a storm before we made the harbor. We landed at midnight, and in doing so we ran into a schooner, and stove it in. From Buffalo I traveled to Albany in a canal boat, and had a stroke of the ague daily. While on my journey, at Albany, I took a stage in the night, and rode to my father's home in Farmington, on the ...
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    September 21, 1839 September 27, 1839 October 4, 1839
  • Page 4

    Part of Autobiography 1858 Deseret News

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    THE DESERET NEWS. TRUTH AND LIBERTY. No. 21. FILLMORE CITY, WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1858. VOL. VIII. [Column 1] HISTORY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. (FROM HIS OWN PEN.) -[CONTINUED.]- March 8, 1839—I attended a conference at Springfield, Illinois. —13—I took my family and started for Quincy, where I arrived on the 16th. I dined with Emma Smith at Judge Cleveland's. I then went on to the bank ...
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    March 8, 1839 March 13, 1839 March 16, 1839 March 17, 1839 April 8, 1839 April 26, 1839 May 2, 1839 May 3, 1839 May 15, 1839 July 22, 1839 July 25, 1839 August 8, 1839 August 21, 1839 August 24, 1839 August 28, 1839 September 2, 1839 September 10, 1839 September 12, 1839 September 19, 1839 September 21, 1839 September 27, 1839 October 4, 1839 October 7, 1839 November 1, 1839 December 13, 1839 December 19, 1839 January 11, 1840 January 13, 1840 January 18, 1840 January 21, 1840 January 29, 1840 March 1, 1840 March 3, 1840 March 6, 1840 March 22, 1840 April 9, 1840 April 22, 1840 July 17, 1840 August 18, 1840 April 20, 1841 May 20, 1841 October 6, 1841
  • Page 29

    Part of Autobiography 1865 Millennial Star

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    I landed, I laid down upon the bank of the river on a side of sole leather. The Prophet Joseph came along and looked at me, and said, "You are starting on your mission." I said yes, but I look like a poor instrument for a missionary; I look more fit for a hospital or dissecting room than a mission. He replied, "What do you say that for? Go ahead in the name of the Lord, and you shall be healed and blessed on your mission." I ...
    Dates:
    August 24, 1839 August 28, 1839 September 2, 1839 September 10, 1839 September 12, 1839 September 19, 1839 September 21, 1839 September 27, 1839 October 4, 1839 October 7, 1839 November 1, 1839 December 13, 1839 December 19, 1839
  • Page 35

    Part of Autobiography 1857-1858 Draft 1

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    in that place they contributed ^$9^ to our necessities and George Miller gave us a horse as Father Coultrin was going east he took us into his waggon to help us along we spent 5 days in Springfield where Elder Taylor printed fifteen hundred copies of a pamphlet upon the Missouri persecution also had a trial with Elder Babbit having prepared a charge against him for improper conduct. We sold our horse in Springfield, and left on the 21st ...
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    August 21, 1839 August 24, 1839 August 28, 1839 September 2, 1839 September 10, 1839 September 12, 1839 September 19, 1839 September 21, 1839 September 27, 1839 October 4, 1839 October 7, 1839 November 1, 1839 December 13, 1839 December 19, 1839
  • Page 35

    Part of Autobiography 1857-1858 Draft 2

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    I committed him into the hands of God; and the family promised to do all in their power to make him comfortable; I parted with ^from^ him with a heavy heart. Sep. On the 2nd, Novr. I continued my journey with Father Coltrin to Cleveland, Ohio, I there took steamer on the 10th for Buffalo; had a severe gale and did not reach Buffalo until the 12th. I traveled to Albany on a canal ...
  • Page 25

    Part of Autobiography Leaves from my Journal 1838-1840 Notes

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    baptized my father & his household including my step mother & ownly sister & organized a small branch of the Church there of nine members eight of which were my blood relations and I was glad to meet with them upon this occasion as I found them all strong in the faith of the Gospel & glad to meet with me I was still suffering with the Ague daily. On the 27, Sept my Grand Mother (on my
    Dates:
    September 27, 1839 October 4, 1839
  • Page 34

    Part of Autobiography Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine 1883-84

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    TULLIDGE'S QUARTERLY MAGAZINE [Column 1] myself. Under these circumstances, Brother Taylor advised me to continue my journey with Brother Coltrin, and make the best of my way to New York. After committing Elder Taylor into the hands of the Lord, though painful to me, I gave him the parting hand and started. I left him in Germantown, Wayne County, Indiana, in the hand sof a merciful God and a kind and benevo- lent family, who promised to do every- thing in their ...
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    September 18, 1839 September 21, 1839 September 27, 1839 October 4, 1839 October 17, 1839 November 8, 1839 December 13, 1839
  • Page 8

    Part of Autobiography Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine Chapter 2

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    128 TULLIDGE'S QUARTERLY MAGAZINE. myself. Under these circumstances, Brother Taylor advised me to continue my journey with Brother Coltrin, and make the best of my way to New York. After committing Elder Taylor into the hands of the Lord, though painful to me, I gave him the parting hand and started. I left him in Germantown, Wayne County, Indiana, in the hands of a merciful God and a kind and benevo- lent family, who promised to do ever- thing in their power ...
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    September 18, 1839 September 21, 1839 September 27, 1839 October 4, 1839 October 17, 1839 November 8, 1839 December 13, 1839