Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff

Woodruff, Phebe (Phoebe) Whittemore Carter (1807-1885), was married to Wilford Woodruff from 1837 until her death in 1885. Phebe was the daughter of Ezra Carter and Sarah Fabyan. She was the mother of 9 children, only four of her children lived past the age of 2. She accompanied her husband on three of his missions between 1837 and 1850 and supported him unconditionally in his service to the Lord.

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  • Page 1

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

    Excerpt:
    Farmington Hartford County Ct Sept 30th 1839 My Dear Phebe In the midst of my Fathers family I once more take up my pen to convers with you a few moments. I have delayed writing longer than I should but I have been waiting for a letter from you I have had the greatest anxiety to hear from you & Sarah E. & the friends around you but as yet I have not had that privilege When I ...
    Dates:
    September 30, 1839
  • 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 Letter to Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 30 September 1839

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    Farmington Oct. 1st. Dear Sister As Willford has reserved for me a page to fill, I will now cheerfully (tho’ in something of a hurry) seat myself to pen you a few lines. I recieved your Letter at the hands of my brother and was truly glad to hear from you, was sorry however to hear of the ill state of your health as also that of your family, but how it will soon be improved. Wilford as you are aware is quite unwell, and we feel as you write, much anxiety respecting ...
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    Part of Letter to Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 30 September 1839

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    Mrs Phebe Woodruff. Montrose Lee County Ioway Territory [stamp in red ink] FARMINGTON OCT 2 CT [stamp in red ink] MAIL 25 W. Woodruff farmington & Eunice Sept 30, 1839
  • Page 115

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    When it Was Motioned by Er W Woodruff & secd by Elder Kington that James Hill, James Barns, Charles Price, & John Parry, be ordained to the office of a Priest, & John Benbow to the Office of a Teacher Carried unanimously. Elder Brigham Young & W. Woodruff then proceded to ordain the above pers ons to the offices assigned them. Priest Charles Price was then ...
    Dates:
    April 23, 1840 April 24, 1840
  • Page 66

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    I walked Into the city with Br Young & we bought each of us a pair of Pebble Specticeles for the eyes Also a small spy glass, Pebbles were 14/ shillings, the spy glass 3/6. I wrote a letter [FIGURE] to Sister Margarett Morgan April 8, 1841 ~ Thursday 8th [FIGURE] I wrote a letter to Elder Edward Ockey [FIGURE] Also one to Phebe W. Woodruff. I ^received^ £4.10 from Elder John ...
    Dates:
    April 8, 1841 April 9, 1841 April 10, 1841 April 11, 1841 April 12, 1841
  • Page 73

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    worse in any sickness, was thankful that my wife & children was not with me to share in such sufferings, the sun is plesent today we have still west head winds & rough sea. Their has been some fears that several children would die on board being vary sick, we got together & prayed the Lord to have mercy upon us all & spare the lives of our company, & the sick began to amend truly we have perils by sea as well as by land [FIGURE] Two ...
    Dates:
    April 27, 1841 April 28, 1841
  • Page 144

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    Joseph uttered the feelings of his soul in pain while viewing the poverty & afflictions of Ephraim or the saints in Kirtland at least that fals brethren should be whited walls & bring perrils upon the saints. Joseph is as a father to Ephraim & to all Israel in these last days, he mourns because of unbelief & the negligence manifest with ma ny who have receieved the gospel in obeying the commands of God he fears lest ^but^ few be left to receieve an inheritance. There is not a greater man than Joseph ...
    Dates:
    April 10, 1837
  • Page 145

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    [FIGURE] MATRIMONY. WILLFORD. WOODRUFF. Born March 1st 1807 PHEBE. W. CARTER. Born March 8th 1807 April 13, 1837 ~ Thursday April. 13th 1837. Marriage being an institution of heaven & honourable in all. I accordingly accepted the honour upon this memorial day, by joining hands with Miss PHEBE W. CARTER in the bonds of matrimony and took upon ourse lves the marriage covenant. Elder Johnathan Holmes Also took the same responsibility ...
    Dates:
    April 13, 1837
  • Page 149

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    PHEBE W. CARTER's PATRIARCHAL Blessing Receieved 10th NOV. AD 1836 At a blessing meeting held in the Lords house in Kirtland Ohio on the 10th day of NOV AD 1836 Joseph Smith sen the Patriarch of the Church of Latter Day Saints confered a blessing upon the head of Phebe W Carter born in Scarborough, Cumberland County, state of Main the 8th of March 1807. Sister in the name of Jesus of Nazareth and by the Power of ...