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Amanda Armstrong Fausett

Female 1810 - 1885  (74 years)


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  • Name Amanda Armstrong Fausett 
    Born 6 May 1810  West Columbia, Maury, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 24 Apr 1885  Tonto Basin, Yavapi or Gila, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 26 Apr 1885  Gisela, Gila, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Amanda was the fifth child in her family. Before she was sixteen years old, she married Moses Martin Sanders, age twenty-three.

      Her life was one move after another and always to new frontiers where it was very difficult and often dangerous. She was indeed a helpmate and companion to her husband.

      They lived in Montgomery, Illinois; Far West, Missouri; Quincy, Illinois and then Nauvoo. Their family was among the first residents of Nauvoo and neighbors of the Prophet’s family.

      Amanda received a Patriarchal Blessing, September 21, 1844, by the Patriarch John Smith. Her husband being a city policeman in Nauvoo was gone a great deal of the time leaving her alone with the children. Her blessing told her that she not only shared in the priesthood of her husband but in the absence of the Elders, she should have power to heal her children by the laying on of hands, and that she should have a son who would have many children, this was a comfort to her.

      Amanda received her endowments in the Nauvoo Temple on January 3, 1845, and sealed to her husband on January 20, 1846. Amanda Sanders’ name appears on the roll of the Nauvoo Relief Society.

      Again driven from their home they went to Winter Quarters. During the terrible winter of 1846-1847 they lost their daughter, Eliza Jane. her oldest living son, Richard left with the Mormon Battalion never to be seen again in this life.

      After being in Council Bluffs, Iowa they left for Utah. After three years in the valley she gave birth to a baby boy. She looked upon him as the child promised in the blessing and indeed he lived to father twenty-eight children with three wives.

      Amanda helped pioneer Mt. Pleasant and Fairview in 1859. Then in 1865, they were called to the Dixie Cotton Mission near St. George. Then they bought a ranch with a saw mill that furnished lumber for the temple and other buildings.

      A few years later Moses built Amanda a red adobe home in St. George. While living here she lost her companion of fifty-two years. Amanda then moved back to Fairview.

      In 1881, she and some of her sons answered the call to help colonize Arizona. They moved to Tonto Basin, Arizona. This move was about the twelfth move she had made and proved to be her last. She passed away on April 24, 1885 and was buried in Tonto Basin, now Gisela County, Arizona. Amanda was truly a pioneer.

      International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, Vols. I-IV. Publishers Press, 1998.
    Person ID I5031  Pioneer Ancestry
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2007 

    Father Richard Fausett,   b. 1769, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1848/1850, Marshall , Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Mary McKee,   b. 1774, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820/1830, , Maury, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 28 Jan 1792  West Gallatin, Sumner, Tenn Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1217  Group Sheet

    Family Moses Martin Sanders,   b. 17 Aug 1803, Fredricksburg, Franklin, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1878, St. George, Washington, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 12 Jan 1826  , Maury, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Carroll Sanders,   b. 4 Dec 1826, Lewisburg, Bedford,Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1827, , Maury, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Richard Twiggs Sanders,   b. 31 May 1828, Silver Creek, Maury,Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1858  (Age 30 years)
     3. John Franklin Sanders,   b. 5 Mar 1830, , Montgomery, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1896, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +4. Rebecca Ann Sanders,   b. 5 Mar 1832, Irving Township, Montgomery, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1907, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     5. Martha Brown Sanders,   b. 23 May 1833, Barmont, Montgomery, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1897, West Warren, Weber, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     6. David Walker Sanders,   b. 1 Sep 1834, Montgomery, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1914, Hubbard, Graham, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     7. Joseph Moroni Sanders,   b. 25 Dec 1836, Far West, Clay, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1916, Laverkin, Washington, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     8. Sidney Rigdon Sanders,   b. 10 Apr 1839, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1845, Quincy, Adams, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     9. Emma Sanders,   b. 23 Jan 1840, Nauvoo, Hancock,Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1916 OR 4 Apr 1847, Moroni, Sanpete, Utah OR Winter Quarters, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
     10. Eliza Jane Sanders,   b. 23 Jun 1843, Nauvoo, Hancock,Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1847, Winter Quarters, , Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     11. Hyrum Smith Sanders,   b. 10 Oct 1845, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1846, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     12. Moses Martin Sanders, Jr.,   b. 21 Feb 1853, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1926, Duncan, Greenlee, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Family ID F1209  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    FAUSETT, Amanda Armstrong: Headstone
    FAUSETT, Amanda Armstrong: Headstone
    Courtesy of www.findagrave.com
    FAUSETT, Amanda Armstrong: Gisela Cemetery
    FAUSETT, Amanda Armstrong: Gisela Cemetery
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    Histories
    FAUCETT, Amanda K.
    FAUCETT, Amanda K.
    Nauvoo records

  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Temple Record (L.D.S.), Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register.