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Edwin Dilworth Woolley

June 27, 1807–October 14, 1881

1 Born at East Bradford Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania; son of Rachel Dilworth and John Woolley. 2 Married Mary Wickersham, 1831; participated in plural marriage. 3 Baptized, 1837. Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley, 1848. 4 Served as bishop of the Salt Lake City Thirteenth Ward, circa 1853–1881. 5 Died at Salt Lake City. 6 (See Document 2.1, 3.7, 3.23)


  1. [1] “People of the Time,” database, The Joseph Smith Papers (, accessed May 2023), Edwin Woolley.

  2. [2] Ibid.

  3. [3] “People of the Time,” database, Edwin Woolley. Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson History Co., 1901), 1:632–633. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed May 2023), Edwin Dilworth Woolley GP8X-YBK.

  4. [4] “People of the Time,” database, Edwin Woolley.

  5. [5] “Record of the Female Relief Soci[e]ty Organized on the 9th of Feb,y in the City of Great Salt Lake 1854 Utah Teritory,” Great Salt Lake City Relief Society, Utah Territory, January 24, 1854–June 13, 1854; handwriting of Louisa R. Taylor; 17 pages; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. Thirteenth Ward Relief Society minutes, Apr. 18, 1868, Relief Society minutes and records, vol. 1, 1868–1898, Thirteenth Ward, Salt Lake Stake [Ensign Stake], 1868–1906, CHL. Andrew Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, 1:630–633.

  6. [6] “People of the Time,” database, Edwin Woolley.