- Birth Date
- 12 March 1842
- Death Date
- 23 March 1921
Nephi Robert Fawcett
His birth date is confirmed by the missionary register.The Fawcett family initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the David Evans Company in 1850, as indicated in Nephi Robert Fawcett’s autobiographical sketch and Hannah's obituary. According to Company records, their family was: William and Jane Corner Smith, and their children, Nephi Robert, Hanna Isabel, and George William.
William and Jane left England in 1848 on the ship “Swanton” with two children. They were a part of a group of 200 Saints being led by Lorenzo Snow. They arrived in New Orleans, and made their way to Nauvoo, arriving on 12 April 1848. One of their children died in Nauvoo. They stayed in Missouri for two years preparing to travel across the plains.
At the end of a mission to Britain, Nephi traveled home with the John Gillespie Company in 1868, as indicated in John Gillespie’s account books. According to his obituary, he was released from his mission after two years because of ill health.
In the 1850 Utah census Nephi's surname is spelled "Faucett."
- Age at Departure: 8
- Age at Departure: 26
- Returning Missionary
- 1850 Utah Census.
- Fawcett, Nephi, Autobiographical sketch, in Biographical sketches 1891- , reel 36, box 37, fd. 1 item 7.
- Fawcett, William, Autobiographical sketch, in Biographical sketches, 1891- , reel 36, box 37, fd. 1, item 8.
- Gillespie, John, Account book 1868.
- Hannah Isabell Fawcett Nixon in Library of Congress collection of Mormon diaries, 1935-1938.
- Missionary Department Missionary Registers, 1860-1959, Volume 1.
- "Nephi R. Fawcett Dixie Pioneer Passes," Washington County News , 31 Mar. 1921, 1.
- “Pioneer of ’61 Called by Death,” Washington County News, 7 November 1929, 1.
- Utah Death Certificates.