[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 30th I took cars rode to New Haven called upon Lewis Allen Corner of Grove & High Street New Haven Ct And talked over old times. I then went to Smith Turtles & Jairus Sandfords & held a meeting at his house & organized the saints into A branch. Appointed Br Sherman Barnes as presiding Elder. Voted that he be ordained an Elder. I spent the night at Smith Tuttles. Distance of the day 75 m.
[source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]