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Alson Woodard family history

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 4183

Scope and Contents note

Collection includes memories of the Alson Woodard family derived using letters written by family members, 1800-1919.


  • 1800-1919


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Alson Woodard family history must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Smith Alson Woodard (1841-1919) fought for the Union during the Civil War.

Smith Alson Woodard was born on February 11, 1841 in Niagara City, New York to John Madison Woodard and Christina Dygert. On December 14, 1862 he married Betsy Anne Wheaton, the daughter of George Wheaton and Ocean Marvin. In 1863 he enlisted in the army and fought for the Union during the Civil War as part of the 118th Regiment, Indiana Infantry. He returned in 1864 and the couple eventually raised nine children. S. Alson Woodard died on May 4, 1919 in Hillsdale, Michigan.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Family history of the Alson Woodard family derived from letters, 1800-1919.

Custodial History note

Donated in 1995.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; 1995.

Appraisal note

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Processing Information note

Processed; Meghan Mathews; 25 July 2007.

Register of Alson Woodard family history
Karen Glenn and Meghan Mathews, student processors, and John Murphy, curator
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States