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    Franklin Dewey Richards

    Illinois, Indiana

    • July 1840–1841
    • Age Called: 19
    • Illinois, Indiana
    • Departed From Home: 13 July 1840
    • End Date: 1841
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Priesthood office: Seventy
    • Called From: Illinois
    • Notes: JH: 21 July 1840 LDS Bio Ency: Vol 1, p. 115 Note: JH entry is a letter from Franklin D. Richards in which he states that he was preaching in Farmington, Fulton, Illinois and a place called Walnut Grove, some 35 miles north.

    Northern Indiana

    • 1840–1841
    • Age Called: Unknown
    • Northern Indiana
    • Departed From Home: 1840
    • Arrived At Home: 1841
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Notes: This mission is mentioned in LDS Biographical Encyclopedia and JS Papers.

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    • November 1841–June 1842
    • Age Called: 20
    • Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Departed From Home: 19 November 1841
    • Arrived At Home: 24 June 1842
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Priesthood office: Seventy
    • Notes: This mission is mentioned in the JS Papers and the LDS Bio Encyclopedia.

    British

    • Set Apart: 17 May 1844
    • End Date: 2 October 1844
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Called From: Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
    • Set apart by: B Young, H C Kimball, W Richards
    • Notes: JH: 17 and 21st of May 1844 - FDR and Joseph A. Stratton were ordained High Priests and set apart to go on a mission to England by Elders B. Young, H. C. Kimball, and Willard Richards. on the 21st, FDR, among many others, left Nauvoo on the steamer "Osprey" for his mission to England.

    Indiana

    • April 1844–Unknown
    • Age Called: 23
    • Indiana
    • Called: 15 April 1844
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Notes: JH: 15 Apr 1844 - The names of FDR and his brother Samuel W. Richards appear as missionaries assigned to labor in the State of Indiana.

    United States

    • October 1844–Unknown
    • Age Called: 23
    • United States
    • Called: 6 October 1844
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Called From: Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
    • Notes: Franklin D. Richards was called to fill a mission at the general conference held Oct. 6, 7, and 8, 1844 at Nauvoo, Illinois.

    Michigan

    • January 1845–April 1845
    • Age Called: 23
    • Michigan
    • Departed From Home: 12 January 1845
    • End Date: 3 April 1845
    • Mission type: Other
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Called From: Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
    • Notes: Served a mission to Michigan to raise funds for construction of the Nauvoo Temple. He traveled over a thousand miles and gathered nearly $500 for this purpose. This mission is mentioned in the JS Papers and in the LDS Bio Encyclopedia.

    British

    • Departed From Home: 31 July 1846
    • Arrived At Home: 21 May 1848
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Called From: Winter Quarters, Iowa
    • Notes: JH: 31 July 1846, Feb 20 and May 21, 1848 - From the Autobiography of Parley P. Pratt - He states that on the same ship with him to England were FDR and Samuel W. Richards. Feb 20th, FDR prayed in the temple at Nauvoo (From the Historian's Camp Journal at Sugar Creek Camp). On May 21, Elder Richards, with two others, voted that the Twelve should stay and outfit the brethren. LR 1140 2 Image 32 Arrived in England: 14 October 1846 Departed: 20 February 1848

    British

    • Departed From Home: 19 October 1849
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Plurally Married
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve Apostles
    • Called From: Great Salt Lake, Great Salt Lake, Deseret, United States
    • Notes: JH: Oct 6, 7, 19, 1849 - At a semi-annual conference held in Kanesville, Iowa, FDR was again sustained to the apostleship. On the 7th, in SLC, he was again sustained as an apostle. (page 1) FDR, among others, was appointed to a committee to raise funds for the Perpetual Fund to gather the poor. (page 4) Also on page 4, FDR was appointed to go to England on a mission. On Oct. 19th, FDR and other missionaries left the GSL Valley on their several missions.

    British

    • Arrived In Field: 29 March 1850
    • End Date: 30 January 1851
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Plurally Married
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve Apostles
    • Called From: Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Deseret, United States
    • Notes: MS 12:139; 14:216.

    British

    • Start Date: 30 January 1851
    • Departed From Field: 8 May 1852
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Plurally Married
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve Apostles
    • Called From: Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States

    British

    • Arrived In Field: 4 June 1854
    • Departed From Field: 26 July 1856
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Plurally Married
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve Apostles
    • Called From: Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
    • Notes: On this his third mission to Great Britain, Franklin D. Richards presided over the European Mission. Sources: British Mission Records, 1854, No. 4, and JH: 7 Apr 1854. The JH for the preceding date indicates that in a conference in the Tabernacle, Franklin D. Richards was sustained as a member of the Twelve Apostles. LR 1140 2, Image 11 and 10

    British

    • Set Apart: 12 August 1866
    • Arrived At Home: 1 October 1868
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Plurally Married
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve Apostles
    • Called From: Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
    • Notes: Served again as President of the European Mission, July 1867

    Southern States

    • Start Date: 8 October 1883
    • Mission type: Genealogy
    • Marital Status: Plurally Married
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve Apostles

    Stories and Documents

    Temple Records Index Bureau, comp., Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, 977.343/N1 K29c, p. 8, Family History Library.

    Sealing to first wife, Jane Snyder: 23 Jan 1846, Nauvoo Temple (Old)

    Nauvoo Restoration, comp., High Priests of Nauvoo and Early Salt Lake City, M251.33, p. 109, Church History Library.

    Ordained HP, 17 May 1844, and appointed on a mission to England with Joseph Stratton but was counseled to return while in the East on account of the assassination of Joseph and Hyrum. This record contains his ordination as a Seventy, on 9 Apr 1840 by Joseph Young and council in Nauvoo.Source: HP Minutes, Nauvoo 5th Ward, LDS Arc, p. 147.

    Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, 1:114.

    Long and detailed biography of this wonderful servant of the Lord who sacrificed much and never waivered, it would appear from this history. He held positions of trust and presidency at a very early age. One of his outstanding contributions was the creation of the Perpetual Emigration Fund.

    Historical Department journal history of the Church, Numerous Entries (See Below).

    21 July 1840; 5 and 21 Sep 1841; 15 Apr 1844; 17 and 21 May 1844; 31 July 1846 and 20 Feb and 21 May 1848; 6, 7, and 19, Oct 1849; 7 Apr 1854

    British Mission manuscript history and historical reports, 1841-1971, LR 1140 2, Church History Library.

    Arrived in Field: 4 June 1854Departed From Field: 26 Jul 1856Presided over the British Mission

    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travels Database, Franklin Dewey Richards.

    Birth Date: 2 April 1821 Death Date: 9 December 1899 Willard Richards Company (1848), Age 27 Company Unknown (1868), Age 46

    British Mission manuscript history and historical reports, 1841-1971, LR 1140 2, Church History Library.

    LR 1140 2 Image 32Arrived in England: 14 October 1846Departed: 20 February 1848

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