Joseph Fielding was the 2nd Mission President of the British Mission between 1838-1840. He was a farmer, missionary, father, polygamist and the brother of two sisters who married two of the most influential men in early Mormonism.
If it hadn’t been for Joseph’s influence in his sister’s lives and those around him in England, I’m certainthe Church wouldn’t be where it is today. While he’s not written about as often as the other early leaders, make no mistake his imprint is far reaching. You can read a short bio of him and his wives in our investigation of polygamous Mormon Church leaders here.