Rhoda Harriet Foss Richards

Rhoda Harriet Foss Richards (1830-1881) was born 19 Apr. 1830 in Scarborough, Cumberland Co., Maine. She was the daughter of Calvin Foss and Sarah Brackett Carter and a niece of Wilford Woodruff. She married Willard Richards on 30 Nov. 1851 in Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory; widowed. She married Franklin Dewey Richards on 6 Mar. 1857 in Great Salt Lake City. She was baptized by Wilford Woodruff on 31 Oct. 1844. She died 19 Nov. 1881 in Farmington, Davis Co., Utah Territory.

Footnotes

Rhoda Harriet Foss (KWJ1-F4W), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 31 Mar. 2021). Rhoda Harriet Foss Richards, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/rhoda-harriet-foss-richards, accessed 10 Feb. 2022). Rhoda Foss, The First Fifty Years of Relief Society (https://www.churchhistorianspress.org/search?q=%22Rhoda+Foss%22&lang=eng, accessed 10 Feb. 2022). 1880 U.S. Census, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah Territory, p. 209C, Rodah Richards. “Rhoda Harriett Richards,” Pioneer Database, 1847–1868, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/overlandtravel/, accessed 1 Apr. 2021). “Utah, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1800-1985,” database, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com, accessed 1 Apr. 2021), Rhoda H. F. Richards; from Utah District Court (Davis County), Davis Co., Utah. “Rhoda Harriet Foss Richards,” Farmington City Cemetery, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah ; Find A Grave, 7 Jun. 2007, memorial no. 19771456 , (https://findagrave.com, accessed 30 Mar. 2021). “Obituary,” The Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah), 15 Mar. 1882, p. 16. Black, Susan Easton, Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1848 (Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center, 1989), Vol. 16, p. 844-845.

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  • Page 136

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    September 14, 1843 ~ Thursday 13 14th I arose refreshed by sleep took Breakfast with Mother, Mary & Rhoda Foss then got into a waggon with Fabyan, & rode to sister Foss whare I saw Elizabeth, then Rode to Br Luther Scammans, saw Luther & the children & Mother Scammans but Rhoda was out, but she soon come in & the manner she shooked ...
    Dates:
    September 14, 1843 September 15, 1843
  • Page 139

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    day work. He sends his respets to Phebe. I walked part of the way home with Father I talked of taking Rhoda Foss home with me Father said it would be well if I was a mind to do it. I am quite at a stand dont know what Phebe will say about it. I returned to sister Foss & spent the night I conversed with her during the evening & Blessed her she is strong in ...
    Dates:
    September 18, 1843
  • Page 196

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

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    February 26, 1849 ~ Sunday *256th [FIGURES] I wrote A letter to President Young & council concerning introducing school Books into the valley I sent them 13 school Books as A present from Sanborn & Carter of Portland Maine for their exhamination. I expressed my feelings upon the subject. I Also recieved A letter from Br Wm Maxfield of Wilmot Creek N. B. February 25, 1849 ~ ...
    Dates:
    February 25, 1849 February 26, 1849 February 27, 1849 February 28, 1849 March 1, 1849
  • Page 199

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

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    Brother Haven followed with interesting remarks in explaining the principles of repentance, by A figure. If A Mother set two little children at work, they should leave it & go to play & dirty their clothes And when the Mother came [she] find they had not done the work but been disobediant but promised forgiveness if they wo[uld] go wash their face change their closes [clothes] & do the work one goes & do as she is required the other follows her Mother & crys all day & pleads with her to forgive her. When ...
    Dates:
    March 5, 1849 March 6, 1849 March 7, 1849 March 8, 1849 March 9, 1849 March 10, 1849 March 11, 1849 March 12, 1849
  • Page 203

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

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    March 30, 1849 ~ Friday 30th It is still a rainy day this past week has been almost one Universal scene of storm, wind, & rain. Rhoda Foss has lain at our house quiette sick with a fever Mrs Woodruff & myself prayed with her in the night & administered unto her and she began to recover, we also recieved a letter from Br Samuel Hard[y] saying that Br Josiah Hardy was vary sick & wished us to pray for ...
    Dates:
    March 30, 1849 March 31, 1849 April 1, 1849 April 2, 1849 April 3, 1849 April 4, 1849 April 5, 1849
  • Page 230

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

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    September 12, 1849 ~ Wednesday 12th [FIGURE] I wrote two letters one to Allexander Badlam & one to Calvin I Foss of San Francisco sent by Brother Baldwin Sister Baldwin was attacked at our house this morning with sumthing like the cholera we laid Hands upon her & rebuked the desease & she was healed almost instan- ly got up dressed herself eat breakfast & went into Boston. September 13, 1849 ~ Thursday 13th I rode ...
    Dates:
    September 12, 1849 September 13, 1849 September 14, 1849 September 15, 1849 September 16, 1849 September 17, 1849 September 18, 1849
  • Page 233

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

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    October 2, 1849 ~ Tuesday Oct 2nd 1849 [FIGURE] I recieved 4 letter from the following persons viz one from G. J. Crapo, Albert J. Cowden Wm Sweat & one From the Presidency in the Great Salt Lake City viz Brigham Young Heber C Kimball & Willard Richard The following is A copy of the same Great Salt Lake City July 25th 1849 Dear Brother Woodruff As our mail is now making ...
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    October 2, 1849
  • Page 281

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

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    July 30, 1850 ~ Tuesday July 30th 1850 [FIGURE} Our encampment or the first division of it was called to pass through one of those horrid scenes to day which are so much dredded by all emigrating companies on the plaines which was a stampede of all the ox teams with the family waggons of the first division with the exception of the 10 baggage who were in the rear. No person who has not experienced or witnessed one of athose dredful scenes cannot form any correct idea of them and ...
    Dates:
    July 30, 1850
  • Page 282

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

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    saw women or children in danger I done what I could to rescue them little can be done at such times ownly for each one to dodge the best he can & save his own life if possible when I found I could do no more for the encampment in general I run forward to see what state my carriage & family waggons & family was in I found my noble horse still a running but on three legs Rhoda was knocked out of the Carriage & Susan was lying flat ...
    Dates:
    July 31, 1850 August 1, 1850 August 2, 1850 August 3, 1850 August 4, 1850
  • Page 351

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

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    we shall have a celestial paradice & our spirits return & hunt up our bodies & enter it again with a fulness of celestial spirit. How will the Resurrection be brought to pass & when will be the different times of the resurrection the good ^[ug]^ will arise before those who die after the Resurrection of Christ the good did arise at the Resurrection of Christ we find mummies in the catacombs of Egypt who died long before christ arose who remain yet some saints in Asia & America did arise & appear unto many. I ...