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Joseph Fielding

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Honeydon (Honidon), Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory, United States
Cause of death: Lung fever
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City Cemetery, Plot: B 8 15, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Fielding and Rachel Abbotson
Husband of Hannah Fielding; Hannah Fielding and Mary Ann Fielding
Father of Sarah Ann Burton; Heber Fielding; Ellen Fielding; Rachel Fielding; Hyrum Thomas Fielding and 5 others
Brother of John Fielding; James Fielding; Thomas Fielding; Ann Fielding; Mary Smith and 4 others
Half brother of Sarah Fielding; Mary Fielding; John Fielding; Marmaduke Fielding; William Fielding and 1 other

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About Joseph Fielding

Joseph Fielding (1797 - 1863), son of John Fielding and Rachel Abbotson, was born on 26 March 1797 in Honeydon, Bedfordshire, England. He died on 19 December 1863 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory, and was buried at Salt Lake City Cemetery, Plot B 8 15. He married (1) Hannah Greenwood (1818 - 1877) on 11 June 1838 in Preston, Lancashire, England; (2) Mary Ann Peak (1802 - 1885), married 23 January 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois.

Marriages and Children

  1. Hannah Greenwood (1818 - 1877), daughter of Thomas Greenwood and Ellen Haslam, was born on 4 September 1818 in Bolton, Lancashire, England. She died on 9 September 1877 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah Territory. She was buried on 12 September 1877 in Ogden.
    1. Rachel Fielding (27 June 1839 Preston, Lancashire, England - 20 July 1914 Ogden, Weber County, Utah); buried 23 July 1914 Ogden, Weber County, Utah.
    2. Ellen Fielding (9 February 1841 Preston, Lancashire, England - 8 March 1906 Ogden, Weber County, Utah); buried at Ogden, Weber County, Utah
    3. Heber Fielding (20 July 1843 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois - 15 April 1866)
    4. Joseph Greenwood Fielding (13 July 1845 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois - 6 March 1866)
    5. Hyrum Thomas Fielding (29 March 1847 Winter Quarters, Nebraska Territory - 4 August 1847 Winter Quarters, Nebraska Territory); buried at Winter Quarters, Nebraska Territory.
  2. Mary Ann Peak (1802 - 1885) was born on 29 October 1802 in Harwich, Lancashire, England. She died on 12 January 1885 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory. She was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. She married Joseph Fielding on 23 January 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois.
    1. Mary Ann Fielding (22 March 1846 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois - 29 June 1922 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah)
    2. John Hyrum Fielding (1847 Winter Quarters, Nebraska Territory - 16 September 1847 Winter Quarters, Nebraska Territory)
    3. Josephine Fielding (4 January 1848 Winter Quarters, Nebraska Territory - 13 December 1928 Smithfield, Cache County, Utah). She was buried on 17 December 1928 in Smithfield, Cache County, Utah.
    4. Sarah Ann Fielding (1851 - 1938)

Biographical Sketch

Joseph Fielding emigrated to Ontario, Canada in 1832, where he converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was baptized by Parley P. Pratt on 21 May 1836. Joseph served a mission to England the next year, and then married Hannah Greenwood on 11 June 1838 at Preston, Lancashire, England while he was there. He presided over the British mission from 1838 to 1840, returning to Nauvoo in 1841. The family traveled to Utah with the Heber C. Kimball Company in 1848.

Obituary

At Mill Creek Ward. Dec. 19, 1863, of lung fever, JOSEPH FIELDING, aged 63 years, 8 months and 22 days. Deceased was born in Bedfordshire, England; he emigrated to Upper Canada in 1832, where he became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in May, 1836; was ordained a Priest in April, 1837; removed to Kirtland in May. He was appointed to accompany Elders Kimball and Hyde on their first mission to England, where he labored faithfully until they left, when he was appointed by them to preside over the English mission in April, 1838, when he was ordained a High Priest, having been ordained an Elder by Elder Kimball, Oct. 28, 1837, which office he filled with faithfulness and fidelity until 1841, when he was released and emigated to Nauvoo, where he remained until the Church left that place; he came to the Valley in 1848. As his life had been virtuous and useful, his death was peaceful and happy.

Notes

The death date on his gravestone is incorrect.

Sources

"Sat. 19. [December 1863] Joseph Fielding, one of the first missionaries sent from America to England, died at Mill Creek, Salt Lake Co."

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Joseph Fielding's Timeline

1797
March 26, 1797
Honeydon (Honidon), Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
1836
May 21, 1836
Age 39
Ontario, Canada
May 21, 1836
Age 39
May 21, 1836
Age 39
May 21, 1836
Age 39
1838
June 11, 1838
Age 41
Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
1839
June 27, 1839
Age 42
Preston, Lancashire, UK
1841
February 9, 1841
Age 43
Preston, Lancashire, UK
1843
July 20, 1843
Age 46
Nauvoo, Hancock County, IL, USA
December 1843
Age 46