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Higbee, Francis Marion


1820–after 1850. Attorney, merchant. Born in Tate, Clermont Co., Ohio. Son of Elias Higbee and Sarah Elizabeth Ward. Moved to Fulton, Hamilton Co., Ohio, by 1830. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1832. Moved to Jackson Co., Missouri, 1833; to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1835; and back to Missouri, 1836. Arraigned with JS in Richmond, Ray Co., Missouri, 11 Nov. 1838; released from jail, by 29 Nov. 1838. Moved to Illinois, early 1839. Lived in Hancock Co., Illinois, 1840. Member of Masonic lodge in Nauvoo, Hancock Co. Appointed aide-de-camp to major general in Nauvoo Legion, June 1842, at Nauvoo. Moved to Cincinnati, likely after June 1842. Returned to Nauvoo, spring 1843. Formed a new church with other dissenters from Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Excommunicated, 18 May 1844, in Nauvoo. Publisher of Nauvoo Expositor, 1844. Lived at Pontoosuc, Hancock Co., 27 June 1844. Resided in Hancock Co., 1850.