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Frederick Granger Williams
(October 28, 1787 – October 10, 1842) was a leader in the early Latter Day Saint movement
The Latter Day Saint movement is a group of independent churches tracing their origin to a Christian primitivist movement founded by Joseph Smith, Jr. in the late 1820s. Collectively, these churches have over 14 million members...
and served in the First Presidency
In the Latter Day Saint movement, the First Presidency was the highest governing body in the Latter Day Saint church established by Joseph Smith, Jr. in 1832, and is the highest governing body of several modern Latter Day Saint denominations...
as Second Counselor to church president Joseph Smith, Jr. from 1833 to 1837. Although excommunicated for apostasy in 1839, he was rebaptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on April 8, 1840.
The lineage of this namesake continues in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to this day. F.G. Williams son was President of the Oakland, CA temple; and his grandson also named F.G. Williams is currently President of the Recife, Brazil temple and Professor emeritus at BYU University, Utah.