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Elijah Knapp Fuller was born 13 June 1811 in Windham, Greene County, New York, United States to Cornelius Fuller (1770-1839) and Zilpha Knapp (1771-1829) and died 27 December 1897 Leeds, Washington County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. He married Harriet Loomis (1814-1845) 20 December 1830 in Windham, Greene County, New York. He married Catherine Walker (1824-1885) 18 January 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States. He married Sarah Ann Fuller (1815-1897) 8 September 1850 in Douglas County, Nebraska. He married Ellen Celeste Woodward (1831-1915) 11 March 1851 in President's Office, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. He married Elizabeth Vaughan (1845-1865) 8 November 1861 in Endowment House, Salt Lake County, Utah. He married Harriet Alice Walker (1844-1909) 17 November 1866 in Endowment House, Salt Lake County, Utah.

Elijah Knapp and his wife, Harriet Loomis, Joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1842, in NY. in 1844 they moved to Nauvoo where Harriet and three of their children died during the persecutions of the Saints at that time.

He remarried in 1846 and then set out with his three surviving children to cross the plains to the Great Salt Lake Valley. Elijah's second wife divorced him, and he married a third one in 1850 and a fourth in 1851.

Being called by the Church, he made an abortive attempt to settle the Las Vegas, Nevada area. Then in 1851, he was called instead to help with the development of southern Utah. (Elijah and his sons are listed on the monument of the first Dixie pioneers located at Dixie State University)

He and his families helped establish the town of Harrisburg, in Washington County, Utah. Unlike Pine, this town no longer exists. But his fourth Polygamous wife, Ellen Celeste Woodward, along with seven of her younger children, were among the founders of the Pine community.

In 1877, Elijah's two eldest sons, Wyllys Darwin "Wid" and Revilo "Vi" Fuller, along with several other men, traveled to central Arizona under the direction of the Church to scout out the Tonto Basin for possible colonization. These two were children of his first wife, Harriet Loomis. They had been born in NY, crossed the plains with their father from Nauvoo, and accompanied him to Harrisburg.

In 1880, Wid and his brother Cornelius, together with their half-brother John Hiram "Hi" Fuller and Wid's 9-year-old son Alfred, drove a herd of about 50 cattle from "Dixie" across the Colorado River and down into the East Verde River west of Payson.

The families traveled with a group of other pioneers, including "Hi's" mother Ellen Celeste and her other children, and Alfred J. Randall and his wife Ruth Campkin. The latter was the sister of Wid's deceased wife Anne Belle Campkin.

The trip took nearly 6 months and was very arduous, with bad weather, lack of forage, illness, and small children. Several babies were born along the way, they lost some of their horses, ran out of supplies, and generally had an extremely difficult time.

Elijah Knapp Fuller remained in Harrisburg with his sixth Polygamous wife, Harriet Alice Walker, until 1882, when he moved to Cedar City. There, the Indians stole so many of their cattle and horses that they decided to join the rest of the family in Arizona.

On their way they stopped off in Harrisburg, Elijah got injured, and they never did go to Arizona. He died in 1897 in Leeds, Utah. Ellen Celeste Woodward Fuller, his fourth wife, was the only one who came to Pine.



Children


Offspring of Elijah Knapp Fuller and Harriet Loomis (1814-1845)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Henry Fuller (1832-1845)
Horace Fuller 91834-1834)
Wyllis Darwin Fuller 91835-1920)
Mary Lovina Fuller (1838-1845)
Cornelius Fuller (1840-1924)
Revilo Fuller (1842-1932) 8 October 1842 Windham, Greene County, New York, United States 7 May 1932 Cottonwood, Yavapai County, Arizona, United States Mary Davis Everett (1843-1915)
Barbara Wilhelmina Graf (1888-1979)
Harriet Frances Fuller (1844-1845)


Offspring of Elijah Knapp Fuller and Catherine Walker (1824-1885)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Elijah Knapp Fuller (1847-1885)
Edwin Clark Fuller (1849-1875)
Marian Fuller (1850-)
Rachel Katherine Fuller (1851-1880)
Nephi Walker Fuller (1853-1901)
Lydia Holmes Fuller (1856-1942)


Offspring of Elijah Knapp Fuller and Sarah Ann Fuller (1815-1897)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Joseph Smith Fuller (1853-1912)


Offspring of Elijah Knapp Fuller and Ellen Celeste Woodward (1831-1915)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Harriet Ellen Fuller (1852-1932)
Lucy Marie Fuller (1854-1937)
Zilpha Diadama Fuller (1856-1952)
Elijah Knapp Fuller (1859-1860)
David Amos Fuller (1861-1924)
John Hyrum Fuller (1863-1924)
Mary Celeste Fuller (1865-1886)
Manson James Fuller (1867-1904)
Katie Chloe Fuller (1869-1944)
Orrin Eugene Fuller (1872-1872)
Edith Woodward Fuller (1874-1918)


Offspring of Elijah Knapp Fuller and Elizabeth Vaughan (1845-1865)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Elizabeth Vaughan Fuller (1865-1865)


Offspring of Elijah Knapp Fuller and Harriet Alice Walker (1844-1909)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Maria Amelia Fuller (1867-1910)
Harriet Ellen Fuller (1869-1928)
Susannah Walker Fuller (1871-1957)
Donald Elijah Fuller (1875-1956)
Martha Florence Fuller (1877-1944)
Janie Inez May Fuller (1879-1926)
Vilate Abigail Fuller (1882-1968)
Chloe Belle Fuller (1884-1972)



Siblings


Offspring of Cornelius Fuller (1770-1839) and Zilpha Knapp (1771-1829)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Fuller (1789-1875)
Phoebe Fuller (1791-1887)
Hannah Fuller (1792-1875)
Clark Fuller (1794-1871)
Peter Fuller (1795-1874)
Rebecca Fuller (1797-1850)
John Fuller (1798-1868)
Aaron Fuller (1799-1864)
Orren Fuller (1799-1850)
Martha Fuller (1801-1870)
Horace Fuller (1803-1853)
Chloe Fuller (1804-1892)
Cornelius Fuller (1805-1855)
Zilpha Fuller (1807-1830)
Barney Fuller (1809-1894)
Elijah Knapp Fuller (1811-1897) 13 June 1811 Windham, Greene County, New York, United States 27 December 1897 Leeds, Washington County, Utah, United States Harriet Loomis (1814-1845)
Catherine Walker (1824-1885)
Sarah Ann Fuller (1815-1897)
Ellen Celeste Woodward (1831-1915)
Elizabeth Vaughan (1845-1865)
Harriet Alice Walker (1844-1909)
Amos Fuller (1813-1869)
Sarah Maria Fuller (1814-1880)

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