Polly Sawyer Atwood

12 Jun 1790 - 16 Oct 1875
Polly Sawyer Atwood (1790-1875) was born 12 Jun. 1790 in Windham Co., Connecticut. She was the daughter of Asahel Sawyer and Elisabeth. She married Dan Atwood on 16 Jan. 1812 in Windham, Windham Co., Connecticut, and they had eight children. She was baptized in Nov. 1840. Wilford Woodruff was present when President Brigham Young set her apart to administer to the sick of her sex on 5 May 1867 in St. George, Washington Co., Utah Territory. She died 16 Oct. 1875 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory.

Polly Sawyer (KWJ4-1H9), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 4 Oct. 2022). Polly Sawyer Atwood, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/polly-sawyer-atwood, accessed 4 Oct. 2022). "Utah, FamilySearch, Early Church Information File, 1830-1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 14 Oct. 2022); Polly Atwood, Patriarchal Blessing, 5 Apr. 1851, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, no. 1050; citing Salt Lake City, Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Department, image 3169/4792; DGS 7100220. "Church Records, 1700-1924," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 11 Oct. 2022); Dan Atwood and Polly Sawyer, marriage, 16 Jan. 1812, Windham, Windham Co., Connecticut p. 294; citing Windham, Connecticut, First Congregational Church, image 104/284; DGS 8200358. 1820 U.S. Census, Willington, Tolland Co., Connecticut, p. 1535, Dan Atwood; FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 14 Oct. 2022). 1830 U.S. Census, Mansfield, Tolland Co., Connecticut, p. 246, Dan Atwood; FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 14 Oct. 2022). Salt Lake Herald-Republican, “Died," 17 Oct. 1875, p. 3; database with images, Utah Digital Newspapers (https://newspapers.lib.utah.edu/, accessed 4 Oct. 2022).