The Fathers in heaven, among whom are Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and (because of this Dispensation being what it is) Peter, James, and John. Elijah made a promise (see JSH 3 : 4) about reconnecting mankind to the Fathers. Joseph called them the Fathers in heaven. “These are not our kindred dead, because our kindred dead are required to be redeemed by us.” 1See also RIGHTS BELONGING TO THE FATHERS; HEARTS TURNED TO THE FATHERS.
1 “The Temple,” 19, Oct. 28, 2012, transcript of talk.