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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 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Admitted to Council of Fifty, 11 Mar. 1844. Traveled to Texas to negotiate with Sam Houston for possible Latter-day Saint settlement, 1844. Sent by JS to deliver letter explaining Latter-day Saint 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.