John McKee Fausett was born 22 December 1804 in West Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee, United States to Richard Fausett (1769-1848) and Mary Tucker McKee (1774-1830) and died 29 March 1874 Midway, Wasatch County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. He married Margaret Smith (1797-1852) 10 November 1821 in Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee. He married Mary Ann Shelton (1831-1900) 28 July 1852 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. He married Abigail Harris (1818-1889) 13 March 1856 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.


Zions Camp Participant[]

This Judith Mehr rendition depicts struggles endured by members of Zion's Camp, an expeditionary force to help Church members in Jackson County redeem their brethren.

One of the most interesting episodes in the early history of LDS Church was the march of Zion's Camp (1834). The members of the Church in Missouri were being persecuted, and the Prophet Joseph made it a matter of prayer and received a revelation on February 24, 1834. The Lord instructed the Prophet to assemble at least one hundred young and middle-aged men and to go to the land of Zion, or Missouri. (See D&C 130:19–34.)

Zion’s Camp, a group of approximately one hundred and fifty men, gathered at Kirtland, Ohio, in the spring of 1834 and marched to Jackson County, Missouri. By the time they reached Missouri, the camp had increased to approximately two hundred men.

Marriage and Family[]


Offspring of John McKee Fausett and Margaret Smith (1797-1852)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Catherine Candace Fausett (1821-1843)
Elizabeth Ann Fausett (1824-1842)
Amanda Caroline Fausett (1827-1906)
William Alexander Fausett (1830-1898)
Lucretia Fausett (1832-)
Elizabeth Fausett (1840-)

Offspring of John McKee Fausett and Mary Ann Shelton (1831-1900)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Nancy Ann Fausett (1853-1870)
Margaret Ann Fausett (1854-1923)
Amanda Angeline Fausett (1856-1922)
Mary Elizabeth Fausett (1858-1940)
Sarah Maria Fausett (1860-1880)
Julia Ann Fausett (1862-1929)
Eliza Abigail Fausett (1865-1944)
Annette Fausett (1867-1867)
Janette Fausett (1867-1867)
Ester Jane Fausett (1868-1950)
John William Fausett (1871-1939)
David Fausett (1874-1874)

Offspring of John McKee Fausett and Abigail Harris (1818-1889)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Charles Edward Fausett (1856-1927)
John Fausett (1859-)


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