Millen Atwood

Millen Atwood (1817-1890) was born 24 May 1817 in Willington, Tolland Co., Connecticut. He was the son of Dan Atwood and Polly Sawyer. He married Relief Cram on 20 Apr. 1848 in Winter Quarters (later Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska); participated in plural marriage. He was baptized 2 Aug. 1841 in the Mississippi River. He spoke at meetings that Wilford Woodruff attended from 1856 to 1890, and Wilford Woodruff spoke at his funeral. He died 17 Dec. 1890 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory.

Footnotes

Millen Atwood (KWJ4-14Y), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 17 Oct. 2022). Millen Atwood, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/millen-atwood, accessed 17 Oct. 2022). "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 17 Oct. 2022); Millen Alwood, birth, 24 May 1817, Willington, Tolland Co., Connecticut, p. 154; citing Willington, Connecticut, Town Clerk, “Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1720-1854,” image 215/231; DGS 4015999. Deseret Evening News, “Death of Bishop Atwood” (Salt Lake City, Utah Territory), 17 Dec. 1890, vol. XXIV, p. 2; database with images, Utah Digital Newspapers (https://digitalnewspapers.org/, accessed 17 Oct. 2022).

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  • Page 238

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

    Excerpt:
    November 11, 1849 ~ Sunday 11th Sunday I Preached to the saints & loaned 9 No of the star to Mrs Brown November 12, 1849 ~ Monday 12th We recieved in this mornings papers Arivals from Calafornia Also from Europe the steemer from Calafornia brought $500,000 dollars worth of gold dust from the Mines. The Ship Areatus in which Calvin Foss was in Arived in Calafornia on the 23rd sept 170 days out from Boston. I ...
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    November 11, 1849 November 12, 1849 November 13, 1849 November 14, 1849 November 15, 1849 November 16, 1849 November 17, 1849 November 18, 1849 November 19, 1849 November 20, 1849 November 21, 1849 November 22, 1849 November 23, 1849
  • Page 171

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    them & turn them back all the Companies were together 2 ox trains & the Hand cart train when the Brethren found them many of the old oxen had died but the young oxen many of them were fat & fine. Brother Tenant who had bought President Youngs place is dead He died near Scotts Bluffs the people were suffering with cold & hunger some. David Kimball & others went ahead picked out Camp grounds made up fires shoveled off snow when the ...
    Dates:
    November 14, 1856 November 15, 1856 November 16, 1856
  • Page 212

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1860 – October 22, 1865)

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    May 2, 1862 ~ Friday May 2d 1862 I spent a part of the day in the office Journalizing May 3, 1862 ~ Saturday 3 I spent the fore part of the day in the Endowment House We gave Endowments to 44 person. D.H. Wells sealed 26 couple I sealed 4 couple. President Young was unwell & did not attend May 4, 1862 ~ Sunday 4 Sunday I attended meeting in the Tabernacle. John Stoakes
    Dates:
    May 2, 1862 May 3, 1862 May 4, 1862 May 5, 1862 May 6, 1862 May 7, 1862
  • Page 1

    Part of Letter from A. J. Higgs, 17 November 1887

    Excerpt:
    Salt Lake City, Nov. 17th, 1887. To President Wilford Woodruff in reply to letter of Nov. 16th, 1887, requesting me to perform missionary labor in the Southern States. Dear Brother: I am perfectly willing to assist in promulgating the principles of the everlasting gospel, and shall be ready, per your instructions, to leave this city Tues- day, Dec. 13th, 1887. Awaiting your further orders, I remain Yours truly, A. J. Higgs Millen Atwood B.p ...
    Dates:
    November 17, 1887
  • Page 1

    Part of Letter from Henry C. Barrell, 22 February 1888

    Excerpt:
    Atwood, Millen Salt Lake City Feb 22nd[18]88 President W. Woodruff Dear Brother I received the call to go on a mission to Great Britain from you with mingled feeling of joy & sorrow, with joy to think the Lord has called so humble a servant as me to so great a work & my prayer is that I may be true to Him & to His cause. but with sorrow to be so soon called to part with my loved ones. never the less not my will but the ...
    Dates:
    February 22, 1888
  • Page 2

    Part of Letter from Henry C. Barrell, 22 February 1888

    Excerpt:
    Salt Lake City Feb 22, 1888 I can say as far I know Br Barrell is a worthy Brother in good standing in the Thirteenth Ward has been faithful & obedient to evry call & I thake pleasure in recommending to go & fill this mission Millen Atwood Bishop 13 Ward [upside down text]H. C. Barrell 22 Feb. 1888[end of upside down text] ...
  • Page 1

    Part of Letter from Millen Atwood, 10 September 1888

    Excerpt:
    Atwood, Millen Salt Lake City Sept 10, 1888 John. F. Shenk - has Decided Oct the 10 to leave this city on his Mission. I can recomment him as a good faithfl Brother Millen Atwood
    Dates:
    September 10, 1888
  • Page 2

    Part of Letter from Millen Atwood, 10 September 1888

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    Millen Atwood 10 Sept. 1888 [sideways text] To Br Wilford Woodruf [end of sideways text]
  • Page 1

    Part of Letter from William Woodward, 17 February 1857

    Excerpt:
    Stoker, Davis Co. Feb. 17, 1857. Elder W. Woodruff, Knowing that you desired a brief sketch of what we know about last year's emigration inducedme to commence this brief note. I left Liverpool on the 19th of April on the ship "S. Curling" bound for Boston. A, ^with a^ company of saints numbering about 703 souls under the Presidency of Dan Jones, John Oakley, & David Grant. We arrived at Boston on the ...
    Dates:
    February 17, 1857
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    Part of Letter from N. Nelson, 22 January 1889

    Excerpt:
    Salt Lake City Jan [22] 1889 President Wilford Woodruff Dear Brother! Your verry vallueable letter of Jan 3rd have I received -- and therein I find myselv called by proper authority to fill the responsible possession of a missionary to -- Scandinavia -- and allthough I feel my weakness and imperfection to this honorable duty -- I feel it is my Heavenly Father that has called me through his servants -- and as one of his anointed servants and a minute man I know that it is my duty to respond ...
    Dates:
    January 22, 1889