Woodworth, Lucien


3 Apr. 1799–after 1860. Architect, laborer, carpenter. Born in Thetford, Orange Co., Vermont. Married Phebe Watrous. Moved to Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., New York, by 1830; to Missouri, by 1839; and to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, by 1841. Architect of Nauvoo House. Appointed aide-de-camp in Nauvoo Legion, May 1841. Member of Nauvoo Masonic Lodge. Baptized into LDS church. Admitted to Council of Fifty, 11 Mar. 1844. Traveled to Texas to negotiate with Sam Houston for possible Mormon settlement, 1844. Sent by JS to deliver letter explaining Mormon difficulties to Illinois governor Thomas Ford, 22 June 1844. Ordained a high priest, by 1845. Moved to Pottawattamie Co., Iowa, by 1849; to San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., California, by 1854; to Lehi, Utah Co., Utah Territory, by 1856; and back to San Bernardino, by 1860.