Thomas Arey I
Thomas Arey I (abt. 1779- aft. 1839) was born about 1779 in Vinalhaven, Hancock Co., Maine. He was the son of Isaac Arey and Mary Crosby. He married Clarissa Love in Apr. 1808 in Vinalhaven. He hosted Wilford Woodruff overnight on 5 Jan. 1838 on the South Fox Island, Hancock Co., Maine. He died after 1839.
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Excerpt:for the Elders Journal. The spirit of God is like leaven in the midst of these Islands of the sea. the solemnities of Eternity is resting upon the People, the word of God is like a sharp two edged sword in the hearts of men I am now preachi -ng & Baptizing almost daily. O may the Lord roll on his work amid the Islands of the sea and give me a rich harvest of souls. I spent the night with Mr Charles Brown distance of the day 4 miles THUS ends the year of 1837 ...Dates:January 3, 1838
Excerpt:January 1, 1838 ~ Monday JAN 1st 1838. I Willford am now standing upon one of the Islands of the sea in defence of the truth and for the word of GOD and the testimony of JESUS CHRIST. I am in North America North Lat 44. West Long 68 46 South Fox Islands Vinalhaven Maine. I am labouring in the ministry alone at this time, I am blessed, however, with the company of Mrs Phebe W Woodruff my companion & friend: O may the LORD bless us in all righteousness ...Dates:January 1, 1838 January 2, 1838 January 3, 1838
Excerpt:I also wrote a Letter to Elder Milton Holmes. spent the night at Capt B Coombs January 4, 1838 ~ Thursday Jan 4. I wrote a Letter to Aphek Woodruff in farmington Cont January 5, 1838 ~ Friday 5. I wrote a Letter to Asahel Woodruff. I rode in a wherry across the Bay in company with Mrs Woodruff & spent the night with Mr Thomas Arey 1st wrote ...Dates:January 4, 1838 January 5, 1838 January 6, 1838 January 7, 1838 January 8, 1838 January 9, 1838 January 10, 1838 January 12, 1838 January 13, 1838 January 14, 1838 January 15, 1838