Richland, Oswego Co., NY
Many thanks to Julie Robst for generously contributing this obituary of her family. Julie is looking for family information on the following names - Ball, Calkins, Cates, Litts, Manwarren, Pond, Price, Robst, Tollerton, Vanderbilt, Williams, Winch, and Woodruff.
Source: Newspaper Obituary
- The Deseret News Weekly, Salt Lake City, Utah -
In Farmer's Ward, Salt
Lake County, January 14th, 1889, Azmon Woodruff, brother of President
Wilford Woodruff, died of old age and general disability. Deceased
was born at Avon, Hartford County, Connecticut, November 29, 1802, and
was the son of Aphek and Bulah Thompson Woodruff. From early
youth, Brother Azmon was very religious and much devoted to
Deceased moved to Oswego
County, New York, with his brother Wilford and settled in Richland in 1832,
engaging in farming and limbering. In the fall of 1833 two
"Mormon" Elders, Zera Pulsipher and Elijah Cheeney visited that neighborhood,
stopped with the Woodruff family, and held a meeting and preached in the
schoolhouse. The next day Azmon and his brother
Wilford left that region
in the spring following and went to Kirkland. He accompanied Joseph Smith
and Zion's Camp to Clay County, Missouri, while Azmon remained in Richland,
now Daysville, until 1875, at which time he emigrated to Salt Lake City.
He settled in Farmer's Ward, where he spent most of his time since, with
the exception of one year with his son Henry, at
Like his fathers before him, he lived to a good old age. He receives a burial with the Saints according to his desire, and awaits a glorious resurrection.
It was rather a remarkable circumstance that, though the eldest and youngest brothers, Azmon and Wilford, who were baptized together, and had been separated most of the time for fifty-five years from the days of their baptism. Providence at last brought them together so that the youngest had the privilege of administering to the wants of his eldest brother in the last days and hours, even to the time of his death, which was a consolation to both.
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