Sarah Wray WALKER

Female 1836 - 1930  (94 years)


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  • Name Sarah Wray WALKER 
    Born 25 Jul 1836  Lapeer, Lapeer, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Divorced 15 Jan 1861  Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced David Whitaker 
    Patriarchal Blessing 24 Jun 1869  Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    _FSFTID KWJ3-L3T 
    Died 5 Oct 1930  Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Buried 8 Oct 1930  Willard City Cemetery, Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I587  YOUNG, Richard Perry
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2017 

    Father William WALKER,   b. 11 Jun 1805, Little Ouseburn, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1852, Sierra Nevada Mountains Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship biological 
    Mother Elizabeth WRAY,   b. 4 Aug 1803, Thoroughbridge, Ellenthorpe, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1887, Three Mile Creek, Box Elder, Utah Territory, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship biological 
    Married 12 Feb 1827  Aldborough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Notes 
    Married:
    • "1827 -p.77 William WALKER of the parish of Little Ouseburn & Elizabeth WRAY
      of this parish were married in the Church by Banns on the 12 Day of February 1827 by me Ed. DUNCOMBE, Curate  This marriage was solemnized between us William WALKER Elizabeth WRAY In the presence of Richard DAWSON Thomas? KILBANK"   (NYCROmic541 - ref.PR/ALB 1/10) from correspondance with the Ripon Local Studies Research Centre.
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 David S. WHITAKER,   b. 8 Nov 1832, Fairview, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1896, Plymouth, Box Elder, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 22 Apr 1856  of , , Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2009 10:09:00 
    Family ID F271  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 James WHITAKER,   b. Abt 1832, Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1857  Lapeer, Lapeer, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2017 09:05:00 
    Family ID F270  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Thomas Stapleford WOODLAND,   b. 28 Oct 1825, Albion, Edwards, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1904, Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 22 Mar 1862  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Elizabeth WOODLAND,   b. 23 Jul 1863, Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1942, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [biological]
     2. Ida Melissa WOODLAND,   b. 10 Dec 1864, Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1940, Saint Anthony, Fremont, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Isaac Stapleford WOODLAND,   b. 17 Nov 1866, Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1936, Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     4. Barbara Jane WOODLAND,   b. 28 Oct 1868, Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1957, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     5. Daniel Wray WOODLAND,   b. 23 Aug 1871, Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1944, Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2009 10:09:00 
    Family ID F269  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Histories
    Sarah Wray Walker Woodland
    Sarah Wray Walker Woodland
    by Barbara Woodland Hickman, her daughter, abt 1922.
    Copied from volume 3 pg. 379 DUP records DUP Museum
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    by Barbara Woodland Hickman, her daughter, abt 1922
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  • Notes 
    • A history Sarah Wray Walker Woodland by Barbara Woodland Hickman, her daughter, abt 1922.  Copied from volume 3 pg. 379 DUP records DUP Museum

         "Sarah Wray Walker Woodland was born July 25, 1835, in Dearborn, LaPear, Co., Michigan.  Later the family moved to a place between Nauvoo and Maccon.  This was about the year 1844, and they lived here until after the Prophet Joseph Smith was killed.  Mrs. Woodland heard the shots that killed the Prophet.  At this time the thunder and lightning was so bad that the family spent most of the time praying for protection.  While living near Nauvoo, her father was taken by the mob; they tied a rope around his waist and mounted their horses.  They told him that he must keep up with them.  He was gone from home three days but returned unhurt.
         After the death of the Prophet, the family moved to Chicago in the year of 1844 where they lived until 1850.  While in Chicago, Mr. Walker took the children for a walk every Sunday afternoon, often to see the light-house on Lake Michigan.  Mrs. Woodland rode on the first train that came to Chicago.  This happened on the Fourth of July.  All of the school children were invited to have a ride.  They were treated with candy and nuts and did not return home until dark.
         Mrs. Woodland, with her family, crossed the plains in 1850.  They reached Salt Lake City in time for fall conference.  They camped on the square during the conference.  When the family started on the trip, they had one yoke of oxen, one cow and one wagon.  They stayed a few weeks with a man by the name of Charles Toatabeck at Cainville, Ohio.  O Littlefield, a man who had stayed at their home, gave Mrs. Woodland a piece of red ribbon about three yards long.
         While on the trip, they came to a place where the Indians had killed the people of an immigrant train.  The Indians had piled the wagons together and burned them.  There were several trunks of good clothes sitting around this place, but the saints were not allowed to touch them.  On another occasion, they saw a large number of Indians coming toward them.  They formed a corral with their wagons and got the stock inside as quickly as possible.  They were soon prepared to meet the Indians, but they did not attack.  They stopped a short distance away, and the saints sent an interpreter out to the Indians.  The Indians told him they wanted raisins, sugar, and flour.
         Many of the people had the cholera on the journey, and one man by the name of Dan Russell died because of it, and also one of his sons.  Another man who had this sickness wanted to be baptized.  The leaders would not do this because they knew that the cold water would not be good for him.  The man jumped into the water and died a short time later.
      Mrs. Woodland said she did not ride more than ten miles during the trip.  In the year 1851, the family moved to Farmington.  Durnig this same year, Mrs. Woodland's oldest brother, Thomas Walker, went to California to find a ranch.  He located one but died shortly after, and the family did not move there.  While in Farmington, her mother walked to Salt Lake City, a distance of fifteen miles, to sell butter and eggs. The remaining members of the family moved to Perry, Box Elder County in 1854 and took up land.  Before they left to go to Perry, Mrs. Woodland's mother bought some peach trees.  She gave one to each of her children, which they planted in Perry.  Mrs. Woodland believes that these peach trees were the first ones planted north of Salt Lake City.
         Sister Woodland is still living at Willard, Utah.  She has cared for four sons and three daughters.  Her husband, Thomas Stapleford Woodland, died in 1904, at the age of eighty.  She is certainly blessed by the Lord, because she is able to keep up her home and take care of a grandson who is living with her.  She is eighty seven years of age at this time."

        She was divorced from Mr. Whitaker.
    • (Research):BIRTH: 25 Jul 1835, Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan according to Pedigree Resource File CD #22;
      and Utah Death Certificate.

  • Sources 
    1. [S117] Utah Death Certificate, (http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S22] FamilySearch (http://new.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://new.familysearch.org)), accessed 26 Jan 2017), entry for Sarah Wray Walker, person ID KWJ3-L3T. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S161] Copy of old TIB endowment card, 1267001 EHOUS (Reliability: 3).
      also Special Collections 183395

    4. [S22] FamilySearch (http://new.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://new.familysearch.org)), accessed 10 Feb 2014), entry for Sarah Wray Walker, person ID KWJ3-L3T. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S117] Utah Death Certificate, (http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/) (Reliability: 4).

    6. [S166] Cemetery Records, 599701C Willard (Reliability: 3).
      TIB 1267001

    7. [S9] Information from Roz Norris with the local Historical Society (Reliability: 3).
      William WALKER of the parish of Little Ouseburn & Elizabeth WRAY of this parish were married in the Church by Banns on the 12 day of February 1827 by me Ed. DUNCOMBE, Curate.  This marriage was solemnized between is William WALKER Elizabeth WRAY.  In the presence of Richard DAWSON Thomas ?KILBANK.

    8. [S3] FamilySearch (TM) International Genealogical Index v5.0, Intellectual Reserve, Inc., (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints http://www.familysearch.org).