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Bishop, Francis Gladden


19 June 1809–30 Nov. 1864. Watchmaker, minister. Born at Livonia, Ontario Co., New York. Son of Isaac Gates Bishop and Mary Hyde. Served as minister in Freewill Baptist Church, by 1831. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and ordained an elder, 2 July 1832, in Olean Point (later Olean), Cattaraugus Co., New York. Engaged in extensive missionary work from North Carolina to Upper Canada, 1833–1840. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, by 1836. Ordained a seventy, Feb. 1836, in Kirtland. Stockholder in Kirtland Safety Society. Appointed secretary of church conference held in Rochester, Columbiana Co., Ohio, 28 Oct. 1837. Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, by 1842. Excommunicated, 11 Mar. 1842, in Nauvoo. Organized schismatic movement called “Kingdom of God,” 1842. Lived at Kirtland, 1850. Participated in eight religious movements, 1847–ca. 1860. Moved to Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa, by Mar. 1853. Moved to Cincinnati, by Apr. 1855. Appointed Indian agent for Utah Territory, spring 1858; maintained a residence in Little Sioux, Harrison Co., Iowa, until 1860. Resided in Denver and Golden City, Jefferson Co., Colorado, early 1860s. Moved to Salt Lake City, after Mar. 1864. Died in Salt Lake City.