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Faunce, Noah, was ordained a priest on Jan. 18, 1835. Was ordained an elder by McLellin on Apr. 10, 1835, in Huntsburg, Ohio. [McLellin]

Fellows, Nathan, addressed questions to McLellin at the conclusion of a meeting in Ontario, Canada, July 5, 1835. [McLellin]

Felshaw, William (1800-1867), contractor and builder. Born at Granville, Washington County, New York. Married Mary Gilbert, 1826. Converted to Mormonism in Boston by Orson Hyde and Samuel H. Smith in 1832. Lived at Hoosick, Rensselaer County, New York, before moving to Kirtland, Ohio about 1833. Carpenter on Kirtland, Nauvoo, and Salt Lake temples. Migrated to Utah in 1851. Member of Utah territorial legislature, 1854. Traveled to Wyoming to assist in relief of stranded handcart companies in 1856. Died at Fillmore, Utah. [PJSv2]

Felshaw, William (1800-1867), contractor and builder. Born at Granville, Washington County, New York. Married Mary Gilbert, 1826. Converted to Mormonism in Boston by Orson Hyde and Samuel H. Smith in 1832. Lived at Hoosick, Rensselaer County, New York, before moving to Kirtland, Ohio, about 1833. Carpenter on Kirtland, Nauvoo, and Salt Lake temples. Migrated to Utah in 1851. Member of Utah territorial legislature, 1854. Traveled to Wyoming to help relieve stranded handcart companies in 1856. Died at Fillmore, Utah. [PJSv1]

Fennel, James, was a Baptist preacher in Boone County, Kentucky, who hosted McLellin on May 17, 1836. [McLellin]

Fielding, Amos (1792-1875), farmer, matchmaker, surveyor; born at Bolton, Lancashire, England. Married Mary Haddock, 1829. After joining the Latter-day Saints, engaged in missionary work and served as Church agent in his native land, 1840-45. Member of the Council of Fifty in Nauvoo. Migrated to Utah; died in Salt Lake City. [PJSv2]

Fielding, Joseph (1797-1863), farmer; born in Bedfordshire, England. Emigrated to Ontario, Canada, 1832. Converted to Mormonism by Parley P. Pratt, 1836. Married Hannah Greenwood, 1838. Mission to England, 1837; presided over the British mission, 1838-40. Returned to Nauvoo, Illinois, 1841. Left Nauvoo in 1846 and arrived in Utah, 1848. Died in Salt Lake City. [PJSv2]

Fields, Mrs., baptized by McLellin on Nov. 27, 1831, in Warren, Ohio. Married to Reuben Fields. [McLellin]

Fields, Reuben, lived in Warren, Ohio, when he was baptized by McLellin on Nov. 27, 1831. By Feb. 1832 he began to doubt. McLellin restored his faith, and Reuben said he would visit the Prophet Joseph. Member of the Kirtland Safety Society in 1837 and resided in Kirtland, 1836-38. Was ordained an elder on Oct. 8, 1837. [McLellin]

Finnel, William, was listed as a subscriber to the Messenger and Advocate. Located in Fulton, Ohio in 1836. [McLellin]

FISHER hosted McLellin in Aug. 1835 in Dalton, New Hampshire. [McLellin]

Fisher hosted McLellin on May 4 and 13, 1835, in Laona, New York. Possibly Edmund Fisher, born on July 7, 1803, in Wrentham, Massachusetts, to Pliny Fisher and Sally Cook. Married Cornelia Jane Sherman. Marched with Zion’s Camp and subsequently was ordained a seventy. Died on Sept. 5, 1872. [McLellin]

Fleener, Colonel, hosted an election which McLellin attended in or near Coles County, Illinois, Aug. 1, 1831. Possibly L. B. Fleenor. [McLellin]

Fletcher was the sherriff of Lafayette County, Missouri, who hosted McLellin and Parley Pratt, Feb. 4, 1833. Possibly James Fletcher, who was a member of the first Lafayette County jury in 1821. Several other Fletchers also lived in Lafayette County. [McLellin]

Follett, King (1788-1844), born at Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. Married Louisa Tanner prior to 1816. Living in Cayahoga County, Ohio, when he joined the Latter-day Saints in 1831. Member of 2nd quorum of seventy. During the difficulties in Missouri in 1838, Follett was imprisoned in Richmond and Columbia. He was a Hancock County, Illinois constable. Killed digging a well at Nauvoo. His funeral sermon became the occasion for the Joseph Smith "King Follett discourse." [PJSv2]

Follett, King (1788-1844), born at Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. Married Louisa Tanner prior to 1816. Living in Cayahoga County, Ohio, when he joined the Latter-day Saints in 1831. Member of Second Quorum of Seventy. During the difficulties in Missouri in 1838, Follett was imprisoned in Richmond and Columbia. He was a Hancock County, Illinois, constable. Killed digging a well at Nauvoo. His funeral sermon became the occasion for the Joseph Smith "King Follett discourse." [PJSv1]

Fonse, T., hosted a meeting where McLellin performed confirmations and ordinations in Huntsburg, Ohio. [McLellin]

Foot, S., hosted McLellin when he stopped near Westfield, New York, in May 1835. [McLellin]

Foot, Timothy (1799-1886), was born on Dec. 29, 1799, in Oswegatchie, New York, to Stephen Foote and Rhoda Hand. Married Jane Ann Russell in 1823. Was baptized in Sept. 1833. Was appointed on May 11, 1835, to be an agent for the Westfield, New York Saints to purchase land in Zion. Was ordained a seventy and in Mar. 1849 was ordained a high priest by John Murdock and J. L. Heywood. Died on Apr. 18, 1886, in Nephi, Utah. [McLellin]

Ford, Edward R. (1774-?), born in South Carolina. Agent of Missouri Governor Thomas Reynolds sent to Illinois to apprehend Joseph Smith for alleged complicity in the shooting of Missouri ex-governor Boggs in 1842. Living in Boone County, Missouri, in 1850. [PJSv2]

Ford, Thomas (1800-1850), lawyer, born at Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Taken by his mother, a widow, to Missouri in 1804, then to Monroe County, Illinois. Judge of the circuit court in northern Illinois, 1835-1837, and for the Galena district, 1839. Elevated to the bench of the state supreme court in 1841, but the following year resigned to accept the Democratic nomination for governor. Served as Illinois governor, 1842-1846. Wrote History of Illinois from its Commencement as a State in 1818 to 1847, published in 1854. He died in Peoria. [PJSv2]

Fordham, Elijah (1798-1879), lumber dealer, carpenter. Born in New York City. Married Jane Ann Fisher, 1822. Living in Pontiac, Michigan, 1831-33. Participant in march of Zion’s Camp in 1834. As the only Church member in New York City in 1837, he assisted the missionaries enroute to Great Britain. Miraculously healed by Joseph Smith, 1839. Appointed to Iowa high council, 1839. Migrated to Utah in 1850. Died at Wellsville, Cache County, Utah. [PJSv1]

Fordham, Elijah (1798-1879), lumber dealer, carpenter. Born in New York City. Married Jane Ann Fisher, 1822. Living in Pontiac, Michigan, 1831-33. Participant in march of Zion’s Camp in 1834. As the only Church member in New York City in 1837, he assisted the missionaries enroute to Great Britain. Miraculously healed by Joseph Smith, 1839. Appointed to Iowa high council, 1839. Migrated to Utah in 1850. Died at Wellsville, Cache County, Utah. [PJSv2]

Foster, G. S., fed McLellin and his horse at his establishment in or near Howard County, Missouri, Aug. 15, 1831. Probably George S. Foster. [McLellin]

Foster, James (1775-1841), born in Hillsboro County, New Hampshire. Participated in the march of Zion’s Camp. Appointed one of the first presidents of the Seventy, 1837. One of the leaders of Kirtland Camp, 1838. After the Latter-day Saints left Missouri, he settled in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, where he died. [PJSv2]

Foster, James. Born 1 April 1775. Baptized before 1834. Member of Zion’s Camp 1834. Ordained elder by 1835. Participated in solemn assembly in Kirtland Temple 1837. Ordained President of First Quorum of Seventy 6 April 1837. Temporary member of Kirtland high council simultaneous with calling as seventy 1837. Assisted in organization and march of Kirtland Camp 1838. Moved to Missouri with Kirtland Camp 1838. Expelled from Missouri 1839. Tried for impropriety at April 1841 general conference in Nauvoo. Acquitted and retained office 9 April 1841. Located in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois; there died 21 September 1841. (One source notes that Foster was dropped from the First Quorum of the Seventy prior to his death.) [Cook]

Foster, Lucien R. (1806-?), clerk, accountant, bookkeeper photographer; born at New Marlborough, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Elected president of the branch at New York City, 1841. Proprietor of a daguerreotype shop in Nauvoo. Excommunicated from the Church in New York for apostasy in 1846. Living in Brooklyn, New York, 1870. [PJSv2]

Foster, Robert D. (1811-1878), physician; born at Braunston, Northampton, England. Converted to Mormonism, 1839. Accompanied Joseph Smith to Washington, D.C. on Missouri redress issue, 1839-40. He served as a regent of the University of Nauvoo, member of the Nauvoo Agricultural and Manufacturing Association, county magistrate of Hancock County, Illinois, and surgeon-in-chief and brevet brigadier-general of the Nauvoo Legion. He joined dissidents against Joseph Smith, and was excommunicated in 1844. He assisted in publication of the Nauvoo Expositor. Practicing medicine at Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York by 1850, and later at Loda, Iroquois County, Illinois, where he died. [PJSv2]

Foster, Robert D. Son of John and Jane Foster. Born 14 March 1811, in Braunston, Northampton County, England. Married Sarah (born 1812 in Massachusetts). Two known children: Nicodin and Adaline. Licensed physician. Baptized before October 1839. Ordained elder 6 October 1839. Traveled to Washington, D.C., and back to Nauvoo with Joseph Smith 1 November 1839 4 March 1840. With others appointed 7 April 1840 to draft resolutions pursuant to report of Senate Committee of Judiciary, who heard Mormon memorial on Missouri persecutions. Resolutions presented to Church conference 8 April 1840. Received patriarchal blessing from Joseph Smith, Sr., 20 July 1840. Called before Nauvoo high council 13 December and 20 December 1840 for "lying, profane swearing, and slandering the authorities of the Church." Acquitted 20 December 1840. Appointed one of regents of University of Nauvoo 3 February 1841. Member of Nauvoo Agricultural and Manufacturing Association 23 February 1841. Appointed county magistrate for Hancock County, Illinois. Appointed surgeon-in-chief and brevet brigadier-general of Nauvoo Legion. Purchased land for speculation in Nauvoo. Traveled to New York City with wife 1842, arriving 30 August. Returned to Nauvoo by January 1843. Appointed to take mission with Jonathan Allen to Tioga County, New York, 10 April 1843. Sworn in as school commissioner at Carthage, Illinois, 12 August 1843. Attended opening festivities of the Nauvoo Mansion 3 October 1843. Appointed chairman for evening; read resolution that stated in part, "Resolved, [that] General Joseph Smith, whether we view him as a Prophet at the head of the Church, a General at the head of the Legion, a Mayor at the head of the City Council, or as a landlord at the head of his table, if he has equals, he has no superiors." Joined dissident Mormons in Nauvoo during winter of 1843-44. Fined for gambling in Nauvoo April 1844. Excommunicated 18 April 1844 for adultery and apostasy. Chosen apostle in schismatic group headed by William Law 28 April 1844. Court-martialed for conduct unbecoming an officer 10 May 1844. Charges sustained. Assisted in writing and printing of Nauvoo Expositor 7 June 1844. Reported to have been accessory to murder of Joseph and Hyrum Smith 27 June 1844. Residing in Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York, by 1850; there practicing medicine. Later settled at Loda, Iroquois County, lllinois. [Cook]

Foster, Solon (1811-1896), farmer, born at Danby, Tompkins County, New York. Joined the Latter-day Saints, 1833. Went to Missouri with Zion’s Camp, 1834. Called to First Quorum of Seventy, 1837. Married Sarah Downing in Nauvoo, 1841. Arrived in Salt Lake Valley, 1850. Called to help colonize St. George, Utah, 1861. Died at Salt Lake City, Utah. [PJSv1]

Foster, Solon (1811-1896), farmer; born at Danby, Tompkins County, New York. Joined the Latter-day Saints, 1833. Went to Missouri with Zion’s Camp, 1834. Called to 1st quorum of seventy, 1837. Married Sarah Downing in Nauvoo, 1841. Arrived in Salt Lake Valley, 1850. Called to help colonize St. George, Utah, 1861. Died at Salt Lake City. [PJSv2]

FRANCIS, D., was from Kirtland. McLellin visited Francis’s sister, the wife of Mr. Osburn in Greene County, Illinois in 1833. [McLellin]

French, L., hosted McLellin near Eugene, Indiana, July 23, 1834. Many French families lived in the area. [McLellin]

Fulkerson hosted McLellin overnight near Lexington, Missouri, Aug. 16, 1831. Possibly Fredrick Fulkerson or Rubin Fulkerson, who was named sherriff of Lone Jack, Jackson County in 1845. [McLellin]

Fuller, Amos Botsford (1810-1853), blacksmith; born at Stockholm, St. Lawrence County, New York. Converted to Mormonism in 1836. Migrated to Missouri with Kirtland Camp, 1838. Colonel in the militia of Lee County, Iowa, 1841. Missionary in New England, 1843. He died at Des Moine, Polk County, Iowa. [PJSv2]

Fuller, Edson. Born 1809 in New York. Carpenter by trade. Married Celira (born 1811 in Ohio) about 1830. Six known children: Coryeden, Ceylor, Ellen, Elma, William, and Orrin. Fuller resided in Chardon, Ohio, from at least 1830 to 1843; there joined Church early 183. Ordained elder before 3 June 1831. Appointed by revelation to travel to Jackson County, Missouri, with Jacob Scott 6 June 1831. Apparently did not go to Missouri but did preach gospel and baptize converts in Western Reserve. (Baptized David Johnson, brother to Benjamin F. Johnson.) Troubled with false spirits soon after baptism. Stripped of priesthood 1 September 1831. shortly thereafter denied faith. Moved to Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, by 1850. [Cook]

Fuller, Edward Meeks (b. 1792), born on Jan. 26, 1792, in Clifton Park, New York, to Isaiah Fuller and Catherine Smith. Married Hannah Elizabeth Eldridge in 1814. Was ordained a high priest. Hosted McLellin and John Boynton in Richmond, Ohio, in Nov. 1834. [McLellin]

FULLER, Elder, gave McLellin $2.00 and a ride on July 9, 1835, in St. Lawrence County, New York. [McLellin]

Fuller, Elijah (1811-1897), freighter, stockman, farmer, merchant. Born at Windham, Greene County, New York. Married Harriet Loomis, 1831. Joined the Latter-day Saints in 1842. Called to go to Las Vegas in 1856. Living in Salt Lake City, Utah, 1850, 1860; Harrisburg, Washington County, Utah, 1863-69, 1884. Died at Leeds, Washington County, Utah. [PJSv2]

Fuller, Jesse, arrived and settled in Pleasant Grove Township in 1828 from Virginia. He and his family were good friends of McLellin in Coles County, Illinois. [McLellin]

Fuller, Mrs., a friend whom McLellin visited in Aug. and Sept. 1831 and May 1833. Married Jesse Fuller. [McLellin]

Fullmer, David. Son of Peter Fullmer and Susannah Zerfoss. Born 7 July 1803 at Chillisquaque, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. Married Rhoda Ann Marvin (born 1813 in Pennsylvania) 18 September 1831. Eleven children: Eugene Bertrand, Junius Sextus, Hannibal Octavius, Elvira Martha, Hortensia Jane, Susannah, Rhoda Ann, David, Don Peter, Mary Vilate, and Esther. Moved to Richmond County, Ohio, 1835. Baptized 16 September 1836 by Henry G. Sherwood. Ordained elder 22 February 1837 by Reuben Hedlock. Moved to Caldwell County, Missouri, September 1837. Located in Daviess County, Missouri, in spring of 1838. Expelled from Missouri 1839. Located in Illinois 1839. Traveled to Ohio 1839 to bring father to Illinois. Ordained high priest 1839. Appointed member of Nauvoo high council 6 October 1839. Appointed 1844 to campaign in Michigan for Joseph Smith as President of United States. Member of Nauvoo City Council. Elected to town council of Nauvoo after city charter repealed. Member of Council of Fifty. Received endowment 15 December 1845. Sealed to wife Rhoda 19 January 1846. Sealed to Margaret Phillips (born 1800 in New York) 19 January 1846. No known children. Sealed to Sarah Sophronia Oysser Bank (born 1822 in Connecticut) 19 January 1846. Nine children: Sarah Jane, Samuel, Juliette, Ellen, Margaret Ann, Janette, John Williams, Isabella, and James Montgomery. Left Nauvoo for West 1846. Settled in Garden Grove, Iowa, 1846. Appointed to assist Samuel Bent in presiding over Church members in Garden Grove 1846. Assumed presidency of Garden Grove after Bent’s death. Later settled in Winter Quarters. To Utah 1847. Member of legislature of provisional State of Deseret. Appointed first counselor to Daniel Spencer, president of Salt Lake Stake 1849. Acing president of Salt Lake Stake 1852-56. Elected member of legislature of Territorial Government of Utah for Salt Lake County. Treasurer pro tem of Salt Lake County. Treasurer of Salt Lake City. Released from Salt Lake Stake presidency April 1866. Ordained patriarch several years before death. Died in Salt Lake City, Utah, 21 October 1879. [Cook]

Fullmer, John Solomon (1807-1883), farmer; born at Huntington, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Married Mary Ann Price, 1837. Converted to Mormonism in 1839. Living in Nauvoo, Illinois, 1839-47. During the exodus of the Mormons from Nauvoo he was one of the trustees appointed to handle Church business and dispose of property for the saints. Crossed the plains to Utah in 1848. Settled in Davis County. Missionary to England, 1852. Resided at Salt Lake City, Provo, Spanish Fork, and Springville, Utah. Died at Springville. [PJSv2]