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Family Reunions August 21, 2006

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 Family Reunion

I typically like to write things that are useful and inspiring.  My life doesn’t fit into that category, but, I got some pics from my cousin and thought it would be fun to share! 

Not all of the family was there, but, those who were there enjoyed themselves!  My kids loved it!  Isn’t it good when one family member takes the time and puts forth the effort to do something that others may have thought of doing, but never gave it their full attention?  Thanks to Audrey, we were able to enjoy each other’s company and take some much needed time to visit with each other!  Thank you Audrey!!!  You are the Woman! 

Also, my uncle did a little geneology quiz for us, and I thought it would be inspiring to those of you out there who enjoy finding, sharing and encouraging others to learn more about their family!

Here is the quiz:



1. What ancestor received a blessing, while sick, from the Prophet Joseph Smith?

2. Name two ancestors who lived in Nauvoo.

3. Name two ancestors who were Handcart pioneers.

4. Name one ancestor who fought in the Revolutionary War – for the British.

5. Name one ancestor who fought in the Revolutionary War – for the Colonies.

6. Name one ancestor who was befriended by a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

7. Name an ancestor who was baptized in the early 1830’s.

8. Name an ancestor who was baptized in the 1840’s.

9. Name one ancestor who had a neighboring farm to Joseph Smith in Nauvoo.

10. Name one ancestor who served in the Mormon Battalion.

11. Name one ancestor who was a ward missionary companion with Martin Harris’s son.

12. Name one ancestor couple who were endowed in the original Nauvoo Temple.

13. Name one pioneer ancestor who arrived by wagon train in SLC in 1847.


1. John Anthony Woolf III (born February 27, 1843, PPMU pg 1262) see SDB pg 2

2. Lot Smith, John Anthony Woolf, Sarah Ann DeVoe Woolf, William Hyde, Elizabeth Howe

Bullard (see HNLRRC)

3. Ellen Harrod & Charles Harrod daughter (age 21) and father (Edmond Ellsworth Company of 1856) see


4. Anthony Woolf I (born 1761, Pressed to serve with British as Hessian Soldier) see BJAW pg 1

5. Anthony Woolf I (deserted British Army & joined the Revolutionary Army) ibid pg 1

6. Anthony Woolf I, befriended by Lewis Morris (ibid, became U.S. Citizen 27 January 1797) ibid pg 1

7. William Hyde (Born: September 11, 1818; baptized: April 7, 1834) LDSBE pg 759

8. Sara Ann Devoe Woolf (born 10 April 1814, baptized May 20, 1841 see SDB pg 2; also see PPMU pg 1262)

9. John Anthony Woolf Jr. (born 1805 see PPMU pg 1262; MN Vol. II, pg 1400)

10. William Hyde (16 July 1846, Second Sergeant; 20 July 1847, Captain see LDSBE vol. pg 760),

Lot Smith (Lot was age 16 and a Private, in Company E see CHMB pg 125; also see LDSBE vol. 1 pg 803-4)

11. John Anthony Woolf III (born February 27, 1843 see PPMU 1262) see affidavit signed by Milton H. Woolf

12 William Hyde & Elizabeth Howe Bullard (23 December 1845, see Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register);

John Anthony Woolf II & Sarah Ann Devoe (10 January 1846 see Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register)

13 John Anthony Woolf II, Sarah Ann Devoe, children: Absolom, Sarah Ann, James, Hanna

Eliza, Isaac, John A., & Andrew (see HTW Vol. 8 pgs 428 – 429, PPMU pg 1262, and MPOT)


PPMU = Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah

SDB = Sarah Ann Devoe Biography manuscript, 1935 by her niece Phyllis Ascroft Scholes and Mildred Daines

HNLRRC = Historic Nauvoo Land and Records Research Center: Hancock County Townships, Nauvoo & Carthage map

MPOT = Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 @

BJAW = Biography of John Anthony Woolf Jr. manuscript by his niece Phyllis Ascroft Scholes and Mildred Daines

LDSBE = Latter Day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia

MN = Mormons and their Neighbors, Vol. II, 1984

CHMB = A Concise History of the Mormon Battalion in the Mexican War

HTW = Heart Throbs of the West, Kate B. Carter DUP SLC Utah 1947 Volume 8


8 Responses to “Family Reunions”

  1. Don Waite Says:

    Thanks – any idea where I can go to read John Anthony Woolf’s biography? I am especially interested in anything related to Anthony Woolf’s experience as a Hessian soldier, how he got “conscripted”, how he left the British and fought with the Americans. I descend from Absalom Woolf – one of your cousins.

  2. Fred Millner Says:


    Any idea how I could get copies of SDB and BJAW? I have a copy of “John Anthony Woolf and Sarah Ann Devoe” by the John Anthony Woolf Family Organization (1986). JAW and SAD are ancestors of mine, too.


  3. Lara Says:

    I enjoyed your little quiz. I, too, am a descendant of John Anthony Woolf. My grandmother, whom I never knew, was Phebe Almira Woolf England, daughter of Absalom Woolf and Lucy Ann Hambleton. Absalom was a son of John Anthony and Sarah Ann Devoe.
    Does anyone out there have information on the Woolf family before they came to the United States? I know there is conjecture, but I’d like to learn more.
    I have a copy of the big red book. The Family History Library in Salt Lake has one too. My husband and I are missionaries there on the B1 Floor.

  4. H. Brown Says:

    Hi! I’m a descendant of John Anthony Woolf and Sarah Ann Devoe. As a youth I gave a talk on Jane Eliza Woolf Bates, an ancestor of mine, however I do not remember the content of the talk. I recently became interested in the Woolf line because last year at our Brown reunion my sister found a few issues of “The Woolf Call.” Now that I have the internet I’ve been searching to see if it still is in effect and if I can subscribe to it. I’ve been searching through the few issues that I have to find the one about the exponential growth from the generation starting from John Anthony Woolf and Sarah Ann Devoe as well as its mention of the generations starting with that couple and projecting to the long line of their progenitors. I think it was a 1970s article, possibly 1975–it impressed me so much that an incredible feeling came over me when I thought of how many on the other side of the veil are rooting for me , for each of us. It reminds me of the story about Elisha in the O.T. when his people were afraid of how they were surrounded by the enemy they thought they were, he prayed and asked the Lord to open their eyes to see, saying “fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.” (2Kings 6:13-20, 16). Many times when I struggle I have felt a presence of some who know me, but I know my spirit recognizes them but I can’t yet–that has been one of the strongest driving influences I have felt countless times throughout my life. The feeling reminds me of an unspoken expectation and hope that I will fulfill my part and keep connected with those I love and have a responsibility to. I’ve never done any family history research before but I feel its driving force in my life. Perhaps learning about the “Greats” that I descended from will connect me to my great potential despite all the shameful things I’ve done or said in my short life–sort of a “redeeming quality” or “redeeming value” to all my “demeaning” aspects. I believe others feel perhaps as I do about our seemingly individual insignifigance to the world but as a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step–I’m willing! And by small and simple things are great things brought to pass. Just look at our heritage! HB
    P.S. I’d really like to know how I can get the “Woolf Call”

  5. Linda Quinton-Burr Says:

    I too have old issues of the Woolf Call and would like to know if it is currently being published and, if so, how to subscribe.

  6. MicygNoy7 Says:

    Great website, where did you get the web theme?

  7. Hi, My wife is a descendant of John Anthony Woolf and Sarah Ann Devoe. I’m looking for a high resolution picture of him. I have found lots of low quality pictures. Does anyone have a high resolution scan of John Anthony? Kent Gardiner in California email:

  8. Wow! This can be one particular of the most helpful blogs We have ever arrive across on this subject.
    Actually Excellent. I am also a specialist in this topic therefore I can understand your effort.

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