Ozem Woodruff, b. 1787

Ozem Woodruff (1787-1871) was born 3 Nov. 1787 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He is the son of Eldad Woodruff and Dinah Woodford and an uncle of Wilford Woodruff. He married Achsah Merrill on 9 Nov. 1809 in Farmington; widowed 26 Sep. 1817. He married Hannah Day Hart on 13 Jan. 1818 in Avon, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He was baptized by Wilford Woodruff on 2 Jun. 1837 in Farmington. He died 18 Feb. 1871 in Avon.

Footnotes

Ozem Woodruff, (LZ1R-GYJ), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.com, accessed 01 Mar. 2021). Ozem Woodruff, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/ozem-woodruff-b-1787, accessed 8 Feb. 2022). Connecticut Church Records, Avon, West Avon Congregational Church, 1751-1941 (Hartford, CT: Connecticut State Library, 1962), 140. Charles R. Hales, “ Hale Collection: Index to Marriages, Connecticut Journal and New Haven Post - Boy I-Z,” record no. 174, Ozem and [Achaab Merrils]; microfilm 3251, DGS 7593212, image 1394. Charles R. Hales, “ Hale Collection: Cemetery Inscriptions of Ansonia, Ashford, Avon, and Barkhamsted, Andover,” p. 50, record no. 190, Achsah Woodruff; microfilm 3319, DGS 7592403, image 553/6534. “U.S. International Marriage Records, 1560-1900,” database, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com, accessed 2 Mar. 2021), Ozem Woodruff and Hannah Day Hart. Matthias F. Cowley and Wilford Woodruff, Wilford Woodruff, History of his Life and Labors as Recorded in his Daily Journals (Salt Lake City, UT: Mormon Text Project, 2014), p. 70. Archibald F. Bennett, “The Lineage of Wilford Woodruff,” Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine, vol. 22 (April 1831), p. 59.

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  • Page 2

    Part of Letter to Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 30 September 1839

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    with peculiar feelings as I journied by land the places whare you suffered with your sickness [Eunice’s handwriting, Wilford’s words] with regard to crossing the Lake, we had a very tedious time of it. were caught in a line storm, and was in it 3 days on our way to Buffalo, at which place on the 13th we ^I^ took line boat for Albany, arrived at Albany on the 19th. during which time in consequence of the cold I took on the Lake with the crowded situation of the boat ...
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    October 1, 1844 ~ Tuesday Sept 31st [Oct 1] I left fathers house rode to Avon called upon Uncle Thadeus Thompson he looked rather old. I called upon Aunt Abia Thompson she greeted me warmly, wished me God speed; she possesses good and kind feeling I passed Zera Woodford; & spoke to him I next called upon cousin Eldad Woodruff he appeared glad to see me. he looked natural. I next called upon Uncle
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    October 1, 1844
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    October 2, 1844 ~ Wednesday October 2nd Wednsday, ^Tuesday 1st^ I returned to New Hartford called a few moments upon Charles Lyman. rode to Canton had an interview with John Woodruff called upon uncle Alson Thompson. & took dinner with him And I spent two hours with Br Thompson Woodruff [FIGURES] I had not seen him before for fourteen years except one evening in Richland NY about seven ...
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    October 2, 1844 October 3, 1844 October 4, 1844
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    October 5, 1844 ~ Saturday Oct 4 5th 1844 [FIGURE] I arose in the morning Light was the heavens adorning I spent a plasant hour beneath my fathers bower with my friends I bent my knees in prayer I pray for peace to abide forever there After praying for the last time in the circle of my fathers family I took the Parting hand with Father & Mother & Uncle Ozem Woodruff, left them in good health & spirits & again commenced my Journey I called upon ...
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    October 5, 1844
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    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    WILLFORD. WOODRUFF's FAMILY RECORD Names Born Married Died Age ^4th Gen^ Willford Woodruff Phebe W. Carter March 1. 1807 March 8 1807 April 13 1837 April 13 1837 Nov. 10/85 Nov. 10/85 ^y 78 6M^ SARAH EMMA 5. Gen WILLFORD OWEN ...
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    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    April 27, 1835 ~ Monday 27th Aprail Baptized one. Left Chalk Level, Hawkins County, Tennessee for Brother Freys [at] Eagle Creek Hy. Co Distance 10 miles April 28, 1835 ~ Tuesday 28th Preached at Ea[gle] Creek visited the sick & prayed with them travled 4 miles April 29, 1835 ~ Wednesday 29th Spent the day at Brother Frey in writing wrote one letter to the Saints in Zion. Also to the Saints in the ...
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    April 27, 1835 April 28, 1835 April 29, 1835 April 30, 1835 May 1, 1835 May 2, 1835 May 3, 1835 May 4, 1835 May 5, 1835 May 6, 1835 May 7, 1835 May 8, 1835 May 9, 1835 May 10, 1835
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1845 – December 31, 1846)

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    we had one of the most interesting conference I ever attended abroad in the vineyard much of the spirit of the Lord & union rested ^upon^ the vast congregation of the saints I lade hands upon 12 & administered to them for sickness, at the close of the conference I went home with Br Flint & spent the night. And had the following [FIGURE] Dream. I visited the flouring mill in Farmington Ct whare I found my father Aphek Woodruff who ...
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    February 17, 1845
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    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    July 6, 1837 ~ Thursday A view of the place of my nativity July 6th This was a day of great interest to me I left aunt Wheelers, after visiting Daniel Luther, and many in the place I walked in Comp any with Elder Hale on the Canal to Uncle Adna Hart's from thence to Woodfords mills built and formerly owned by my father Aphek Woodruff I was born and spent my youth upon the ...
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    July 6, 1837
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    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    Azubah Hart born July 31st 1792 Married to Aphek Woodruff NOV 9th 1810 Philo born NOV 29. 1811. Died NOV 25th 1827 aged 17. years Asahel Hart born April 11th 1814. ^Died Oct 18 1838 24 years^ Franklin born April ^march^ 12th 1816 Died June 1st 1816 Newton born June 19th 1818 Died September 1820 {drowned} Julius born April 22 1821 Died EUNICE born June 19th 1820 Died Aug 4th 1841 ...
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    July 7, 1837 July 8, 1837 July 9, 1837
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    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    July 10, 1837 ~ Monday 10th I walked in Company with Elder Hale to Collinsville I had an interview with Samuel Barber Uncle Ozem was assisting in building a stone dam across the river at Collensville. I visited a pine grove that I often retired to in 1830 for prayer & meditation I had many interesting seasons by day & by night while tending a mill for Collins in 1830, in the pine grove ...
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    July 10, 1837 July 11, 1837 July 12, 1837