Henry Woolley

31 October 1819–10 October 1898 (Age 78)
Dunstall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Henry

When Henry Woolley was born on 31 October 1819, in Dunstall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Woolley, was 24 and his mother, Jane Eason Freeman, was 21. He married Mary Agnes Stretton on 12 March 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Davis, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 10 October 1898, in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Kaysville City Cemetery, Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Woolley
Mary Agnes Stretton
Marriage: 12 March 1845
Elizabeth Woolley
Henry Woolley
Ellen Maria Woolley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 March 1845Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    Age 8
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 22
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called with Old English wulf ‘wolf’ + lēah ‘wood, clearing’, such as Woolley (Huntingdonshire, Yorkshire), Woolley in Bovey Tracy (Devon), and Woolley in Bradford on Avon (Wiltshire).Irish (Cavan): in Ireland, according to Woulfe, when this is not the English name, it has been adopted for Woulfe .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Martin & Willie Handcart Company Rescue

    On Oct. 7, 1856, just days after Brigham Young made the announcement in conference that able-bodied men should go back and rescue the suffering handcart-bearing Saints caught in the early snowstorms, …

    Sources (45)

    • Henry Wooley, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Henry Wooley, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Henry Wooley in entry for Ellen Maria Wooley Edmonds, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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