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Franklin D. Richards was born 2 April 1821 in Richmond, Berkshire County, Massachusetts to Phinehas Richards (1788-1874) and Wealthy Dewey (1786-1853) and died 9 December 1899 Ogden, Weber County, Utah of unspecified causes. He married Jane Snyder (1823-1912) 18 December 1842 in Job Creek, Hancock County, Illinois. He married Elizabeth McFate (1829-1847) . He married Susan Sanford Peirson (1831-1878) . He married Mary Thompson (1827-1905) . He married Harriet Johnson (1834-1852) . He married Susanna Bayliss (1812-1891) . He married Rhoda Harriett Foss (1830-1881) . He married Charlotte Fox (1821-1918) . He married Serepta Lucy Wheelock (1811-) . He married Nanny Longstroth (1828-1911) .

Franklin D. Richards - popular mormon missionary and 1st president of Utah Genealogical Society

Biography

Franklin Dewey (1821–99), served several short missions prior to his marriage to Jane Snyder in December 1842, but in May 1844 he was called on a mission that required him to leave his young bride in Nauvoo. With heavy heart, Franklin obeyed the call of the prophet. At that time, he wrote: “O God, extend thine arms of love Around the partner of my heart, Since thou has spoken from above And called me with my all to part.” After serving another mission in England from 1846 to 1848, Franklin D. Richards was ordained an apostle on 12 February 1849.

Franklin D. Richards devoted himself to genealogical work as early as 1855. At that time, he assisted in the preparation of a genealogy of the Richards Family in America, continuing this research throughout his life. He was responsible for the baptism of more than four thousand of the deceased members of the Richards, Dewey, Comstock, and Snyder families. When the Genealogical Society of Utah was organized in 1894, Franklin D. Richards was its first president. He died in 1899.


Marriage & Family

Franklin Dewey Richards had 13 wives.

1st Marriage: Jane Snyder

Jane married Franklin D. Richards in 1842. During the first fifteen years of their marriage, her husband was on Church missions for a total of ten years. The most difficult of these separations occurred in 1846 as Jane was preparing to leave Nauvoo for the West at the same time that her husband was called on a mission to England. While on the pioneer trail in Iowa, Jane delivered a son, Isaac, in July 1846, but he died shortly thereafter. She was still numb from that shock when her two-year-old daughter, Wealthy, died.

  1. Wealthy Louisa Richards (1843-1846)
  2. Isaac Phineas Richards (1846-1846) - died on same day as born. Listed on front side of Mount Pisgah Monument.
  3. Franklin Snyder Richards (1849-1934) - LDS Church attorney and married to Emily Sophia Tanner (1850-1929) who was a delegate to the first National Council of Women in 1888.
  4. Josephine Richards (1853-1933) - women's suffrage activist and counselor of LDS General Primary Presidency
    1. Franklin Lorenzo Richards West (1885-1966) - 8th LDS Church Commissioner of Education 1935-1953.
  5. Lorenzo Maeser Richards (1857-1883)
  6. Charles Comstock Richards (1859-1953)
    1. Franklin Dewey Richards (1900-1987) - LDS Missionary and Seventy general authority.

2nd Marriage: Elizabeth McFate

While on the pioneer trail in Iowa, Jane delivered a son, Isaac, in July 1846, but he died shortly thereafter. She was still numb from that shock when her two-year-old daughter, Wealthy, died. By this time her husband’s plural wife, Elizabeth McFate Richards, lay seriously ill with tuberculosis, and Jane gave her continuous care until Elizabeth died in March 1847.


3rd Marriage: Susan Peirson

His third wife was his cousin, Susan Sanford Peirson (1831-1878), also a granddaughter of Joseph Richards (1762-1840). They had three children.

  1. Nancy Eliza Richards (1857-1935)
  2. Albert Damon Richards (1860-1945)
  3. William Pierson Richards (1864-1946)

4th Marriage: Mary Thompson

At age 18, Mary Thompson (1827-1905) married famous LDS Apostle, Willard Richards (1804-1854), Franklin's uncle as a polygamous wife. After his death she married Franklin and had four more children.

  1. Myron John Richards (1858-1938)
  2. Wealthy Richards (1861-1940)
  3. Mary Alice Richards (1863-1926)
  4. Wilford Woodruff Richards (1866-1912)

7th Marriage: Rhoda Foss

On 06 Mar 1857, he married Rhoda Harriett Foss (1830-1881) in Salt Lake City, Utah.

10th Marriage: Nanny Longstroth

Like Mary Thompson above, Nanny Longstroth (1828-1911), had also been previously married to LDS Apostle, Willard Richards (1804-1854).

  1. George Franklin Richards (1861-1950) - LDS Apostle, President of Salt Lake Temple and Acting Patriarch to the Church.
    1. LeGrand Richards (1886-1983) - LDS Apostle and Presiding Bishop of the Church.




Children



Offspring of Franklin D. Richards and Jane Snyder (1823-1912)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Wealthy Louisa Richards (1843-1846) 2 November 1843 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois 14 September 1846 Douglas County, Nebraska
Isaac Phineas Richards (1846-1846) 23 July 1846 Mt. Pisgah, Harrison County, Iowa 23 July 1846 Mt. Pisgah, Harrison County, Iowa
Franklin Snyder Richards (1849-1934) 20 June 1849 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah 7 September 1934 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Emily Sophia Tanner (1850-1929) Elizabeth Eastman (1856-1879) Jane Greenwell Harrington (1850-1878) Emily Sophia Tanner (1850-1929) Elizabeth Eastman (1856-1879) Jane Greenwell Harrington (1850-1878) Clara Bennett (1862-1915)
Josephine Richards (1853-1933) 25 May 1853 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah 23 April 1933 Logan, Cache County, Utah Joseph Alva West (1851-1926)
Lorenzo Maeser Richards (1857-1883) 5 July 1857 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah 21 December 1883 Ogden, Weber County, Utah Mary Maria Dunford (1858-1919)
Charles Comstock Richards (1859-1953) 16 September 1859 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah 10 August 1953 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Louisa Letitia Peery (1860-1930)




Offspring of Franklin D. Richards and Susan Sanford Peirson (1831-1878)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Nancy Eliza Richards (1857-1935)
Albert Damon Richards (1860-1945)
William Pierson Richards (1864-1946)



Offspring of Franklin D. Richards and Mary Thompson (1827-1905)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Myron John Richards (1858-1938)
Wealthy Richards (1861-1940) 22 March 1861 Farmington, Davis County, Utah, United States 11 May 1940 Farmington, Davis County, Utah, United States Edward Barrett Clark (1859-1955)
Mary Alice Richards (1863-1926)
Wilford Woodruff Richards (1866-1912)




Offspring of Franklin D. Richards and Susanna Bayliss (1812-1891)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Ellen Richards (1850-1929)
Erastus Richards (1853-1939)
George Albert Richards (1858-1908)
Harvey Sellman Richards (1866-1867)
Milley Fox Richards (1862-1865)
Ezra Taft Richards (1860-1866)



Offspring of Franklin D. Richards and Rhoda Harriett Foss (1830-1881)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Hyrum Franklin Richards (1857-1877)
Ira Carter Richards (1860-1864)
Ezra Foss Richards (1860-1930) 27 July 1860 Farmington, Davis County, Utah 1 February 1930 Farmington, Davis County, Utah Amanda Lydia Reeder (1873-1962)
Sarah Elizabeth Richards (1862-1925)




Offspring of Franklin D. Richards and Serepta Lucy Wheelock (1811-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Myron John Richards (1858-1938)
Wealthy Richards (1861-1940) 22 March 1861 Farmington, Davis County, Utah, United States 11 May 1940 Farmington, Davis County, Utah, United States Edward Barrett Clark (1859-1955)
Mary Alice Richards (1863-1926)



Offspring of Franklin D. Richards and Nanny Longstroth (1828-1911)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Minerva Edmeracia Richards (1858-1936)
George Franklin Richards (1861-1950) 23 February 1861 Farmington, Davis County, Utah 8 August 1950 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Alice Almira Robinson (1864-1946) Alice Almira Robinson (1864-1946) Betsy Hollings (1887-1981)
Frederick William Richards (1866-1945)

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