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So shall it be with my father: he shall be
called a prince over his posterity, holding
the keys of the patriarchal priesthood over the kingdom of God on earth, even the Church
of the Latter Day Saints, and he shall sit in the general assembly of patriarchs, even in
council with the Ancient of Days when he shall sit and all the patriarchs with him and shall
enjoy his right and authority under the direction of the Ancient of Days.
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FIELDING, Joseph

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  • Name FIELDING, Joseph 
    Born 26 Mar 1797  Honeydon, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 2 May 1797  Saint Neots Circuit, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    WAC 12 Dec 1845  NAUVO Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Died 19 Dec 1863  Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 20 Dec 1863  Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I32462  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2021 

    Father FIELDING, John ,   b. 30 Jun 1759, Halifax, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1836, Colmworth, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother IBBOTSON, Rachel ,   b. 30 Nov 1767, Halifax, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1828, Honidon, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1790  Halifax, Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5540  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • Joseph Fielding was one of eight surviving siblings born to John Fielding and Rachel Ibbotson. In 1832, at the age of thirty-five, Joseph left his native land of Bedford with his younger sister Mercy and emigrated to Canada. In 1834 they were joined by their sister Mary. In 1836 Parley P. Pratt taught them the Restored Gospel and they were baptized.

      In 1837 the three siblings moved to Kirtland, but Joseph soon left America to return to England as one of the first seven British missionaries. After Heber C. Kimball’s departure from England in 1838, Joseph Fielding became the mission president. Joseph attempted to teach his family the gospel. His older brother James, a minister, soundly rejected his message and became a leading antagonist against the Church with the assistance of their sister Ann’s husband, the Reverend Timothy Matthews.

      During Joseph’s mission he married Hannah Greenwood, a new convert, and by 1841, when they returned to the States, the couple had two little girls. They settled in Nauvoo, and in 1845 Joseph took a plural wife, Mary Ann Peake Greenhalgh, a convert Joseph and Hannah had both known in England.

      In 1844 Joseph Fielding was called by Joseph Smith to be a member of the Council of Fifty, a position he held even as the Church moved to the Salt Lake Valley. In 1846 Joseph Fielding was among the last to leave Nauvoo. He and his families spent two years in Winter Quarters, where Joseph served as a counselor in a bishopric and on the high council.

      Joseph and his two families crossed the plains in 1848 with the Heber C. Kimball Company. In 1849 Joseph Fielding was called to be a counselor in the Sixteenth Ward and elected as a senator in the Territorial Legislature. Joseph worked a farm in Mill Creek. He died in 1863 at the age of sixty-six.