Circa 1870, image from Frank Esshom, <i>Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah</i> (Salt Lake City: Utah Pioneers Book, 1913), 92 (Church History Library, Salt Lake City).

David Fullmer Circa 1870, image from Frank Esshom, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah (Salt Lake City: Utah Pioneers Book, 1913), 92 (Church History Library, Salt Lake City).


Fullmer, David


7 July 1803–21 Oct. 1879. Teacher, merchant, farmer. Born in Chillisquaque Township, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Fullmer and Susannah Zerfoss. Moved to Huntington Township, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, by 1820. Married Rhoda Ann Marvin, 18 Sept. 1831, likely in Union Township, Luzerne Co. Moved to Jefferson Township, Richland Co., Ohio, 1835. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Henry G. Sherwood, 16 Sept. 1836, in Ohio. Ordained an elder by Reuben Hedlock, 23 Feb. 1837, in Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio. Moved to Caldwell Co., Missouri, 1837; to Daviess Co., Missouri, 1838; and to Commerce (later Nauvoo), Hancock Co., Illinois, 1839. Ordained a high priest, Oct. 1839. Appointed to Nauvoo high council, 1839. Member of Nauvoo Masonic Lodge. Served mission to Michigan, 1844. Member of Nauvoo City Council; when city charter revoked, appointed to new town council, 1845. Admitted to Council of Fifty, 1 Mar. 1845. Moved to Iowa Territory as captain of hundred emigrant families, 1846. Moved to Garden Grove, Decatur Co., Iowa, 1847. Moved to Winter Quarters, unorganized U.S. territory (later in Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska), 1847. Moved to Salt Lake City, 1848. Served in legislature of provisional state of Deseret, 1849, and then of Utah Territory. Died in Salt Lake City.