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March 23rd 1855, I will here insert the births and deaths of my children up to the above date. Seth, my sixth, was born at Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois, on March 6, 1839. Saturday, September 3, 1859, received a letter from my son Seth. Thursday 8th. [March 1860] Stopped at home and received fo

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about 3 miles south of Cannonville on Kodacrome Way (a few hundred yards to the west)
Cannonville, Garfield, Utah
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Father; Mother; Their children, He Saved Soles, In His Will Is Our Peace, Married Sep 14, 1935; sealed Sept 27, 1952, Wife of Seth Johnson Peace Perfect Peace A Loving Wife, A Mother Dear, A friend to all, Lies Buried Here, Sons of Geo. W & Henrietta G Johnson, married June 29, 1956; children Clara S, A. True, Marilyn K., Richard W., Joyce F, A Devoted Husband and a Loving Father a True Latter Day Saint, Beloved Father

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Father - Joseph Edward
Mother - Susan J
Children: Joseph E, Alfred D, Karma J, US ARMY WORLD WAR II, says and Baby, Children: Saundra, Ronald Lee, Sheila, Nila, Sue Ellen, Children: Billy, Sherman, Gwen, Deane, David, Dimion, Karen, Rebecca, Mother
Father, Sealed Sept 27, 1952
Children: Larry W - Ladona - Myrna L - Alma D - Ramona J - Joseph D, Son of Adelbert & Mary J Heaps, Children of Nephi & Zina Johnson, Children of Irving A & Daisie C Johnson, Utah
Cpl 12 Infantry
World War II BSM-PH, Married Irving A Johnson Sept 5, 1923, A loving wife & mother...
A friend to all..., Sons of Geo. W & Henrietta C. Johnson, Wife: Shana
Daughter: Kori Lee, Sealed June 28, 1939, US ARMY
WORLD WAR II, DEAN: US ARMY WORLD WAR II, UTAH CPL 1050 BASE UNIT AAF
WORLD WAR II, PFC US ARMY
WORLD WAR I, Children: Clara S - A True - Marilyn K - Richard W - Joyce F, Wife of Cyrus Mangum, Daugh of Marion..., Son of R. W. & Clara E Pinney, Magleby Mortuary, Husband of Sarah A Dutton, Daughter of Richard C & Susanah D. Pinney
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OBITUARY OF SETH JOHNSON

Contributor: vcorn49 Created: 2 years ago Updated: 1 month ago

OBITUARY OF SETH JOHNSON Patriarch Seth Johnson, Utah pioneer of 1848, and trail blazer was born in Carthage, Ill., March 6, 1839 and died at Cannonville, Utah, Dec. 22, 1927. As a child he saw the persecution of the saints and remembered being held on the knee of the Prophet Joseph Smith. He recalled having seen armed men come to the family home when his father was away and warn his mother that all would be killed unless they moved. The family then crossed into Missouri and lived in various towns until May 1, 1848, when they started for Utah, he driving and ox team, arriving at Fort Bridger Oct. 4 and in Salt Lake Oct 19. Shortly after his arrival he was baptized by Jedediah Grant, father of Pres. Heber J. Grant. The family settled in the mouth of Mill Creek canyon where his father was named the first bishop of the ward on July 24, 1849. The family moved to the south of Big Cottonwood canyon in the spring of 1850 and in December the family went to Iron County at the request of Pres. Brigham Young, settling Parowan. It was after Cedar City was located, 18 miles south or Parowan, that Mr. Johnson became one of the herders of the common grazing grounds between the two cities, living for several years in the fort built there, even after his marriage to Lydia Ann Smith on Oct. 8, 1861, following his return from a trip across the plains for immigrants. Here also he learned the Piute language from an Indian who was an assistant herder and in consequence was called on many times to act as interpreter. He was also a school teacher at the then called "Fort Johnson" for many years. On his second trip across the plains in 1863, he suffered from mountain fever. The following spring the family moved to Dixie and the next fall, Oct. 8, 1865, he married Martha Jane Stratton. For several years following this, the Indians crossing the Colorado River from Arizona raided the Dixie and other southern Utah districts killing many families and causing many of the men to keep to the field to prevent raids. He also taught school for seven terms in this section. While in this section he served as justice of the peace and superintendent of district schools, also being manager of various co-operative stores. The family moved to what was called Hillsdale on the Sevier River near Panguitch in 1872, where he taught school and also had the mail contract. For years the frosts killed the crops but they remained. Panguitch Stake was organized in 1877 and Mr. Johnson became bishop of Hillsdale Ward and later was also justice of the peace. He sold his holdings in Hillsdale in 1896 and moved east over the divide to Cannonville where he continued his residence until death. Here again he was called to the bishopric, in 1889, as first counselor and two years later as bishop being released in 1894 when he was ordained a patriarch. It was Mr. Johnson's boast that he only missed one of the 49 stake conferences, attended the dedication of three temples....St. George, Logan and Salt Lake and also labored in the Manti temple. He also was proud of the fact that he personally knew every president of the church and nearly every apostle. He served 37 years in the state militia and in half a century taught 39 terms of school while he himself had had but slight schooling, being practically self educated. Of his 25 children, 19 survive: Alvin Seth Johnson, George W.. and Seth Johnson, Joel H. Johnson, Jr., Sixtus E. Johnson, Nephi Johnson, Thomas S. Johnson; Anthony S Johnson, Julia Wilson, Lydia Wilson, Mrs. B.F. Campbell, Lydia D. Henderson, Mrs. James R. Ott, Mrs. J.E. Asay, Mrs. O.G. Anderson; Mrs. John A. Jolley and Mrs. Albert Ingram.

OBITUARY OF SETH JOHNSON

Contributor: Mary Hennig Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

OBITUARY OF SETH JOHNSON Patriarch Seth Johnson, Utah pioneer of 1848, and trail blazer was born in Carthage, Ill., March 6, 1839 and died at Cannonville, Utah, Dec. 22, 1927. As a child he saw the persecution of the saints and remembered being held on the knee of the Prophet Joseph Smith. He recalled having seen armed men come to the family home when his father was away and warn his mother that all would be killed unless they moved. The family then crossed into Missouri and lived in various towns until May 1, 1848, when they started for Utah, he driving and ox team, arriving at Fort Bridger Oct. 4 and in Salt Lake Oct 19. Shortly after his arrival he was baptized by Jedediah Grant, father of Pres. Heber J. Grant. The family settled in the mouth of Mill Creek canyon where his father was named the first bishop of the ward on July 24, 1849. The family moved to the south of Big Cottonwood canyon in the spring of 1850 and in December the family went to Iron County at the request of Pres. Brigham Young, settling Parowan. It was after Cedar City was located, 18 miles south or Parowan, that Mr. Johnson became one of the herders of the common grazing grounds between the two cities, living for several years in the fort built there, even after his marriage to Lydia Ann Smith on Oct. 8, 1861, following his return from a trip across the plains for immigrants. Here also he learned the Piute language from an Indian who was an assistant herder and in consequence was called on many times to act as interpreter. He was also a school teacher at the then called "Fort Johnson" for many years. On his second trip across the plains in 1863, he suffered from mountain fever. The following spring the family moved to Dixie and the next fall, Oct. 8, 1865, he married Martha Jane Stratton. For several years following this, the Indians crossing the Colorado River from Arizona raided the Dixie and other southern Utah districts killing many families and causing many of the men to keep to the field to prevent raids. He also taught school for seven terms in this section. While in this section he served as justice of the peace and superintendent of district schools, also being manager of various co-operative stores. The family moved to what was called Hillsdale on the Sevier River near Panguitch in 1872, where he taught school and also had the mail contract. For years the frosts killed the crops but they remained. Panguitch Stake was organized in 1877 and Mr. Johnson became bishop of Hillsdale Ward and later was also justice of the peace. He sold his holdings in Hillsdale in 1896 and moved east over the divide to Cannonville where he continued his residence until death. Here again he was called to the bishopric, in 1889, as first counselor and two years later as bishop being released in 1894 when he was ordained a patriarch. It was Mr. Johnson's boast that he only missed one of the 49 stake conferences, attended the dedication of three temples....St. George, Logan and Salt Lake and also labored in the Manti temple. He also was proud of the fact that he personally knew every president of the church and nearly every apostle. He served 37 years in the state militia and in half a century taught 39 terms of school while he himself had had but slight schooling, being practically self educated. Of his 25 children, 19 survive: Alvin Seth Johnson, George W.. and Seth Johnson, Joel H. Johnson, Jr., Sixtus E. Johnson, Nephi Johnson, Thomas S. Johnson; Anthony S Johnson, Julia Wilson, Lydia Wilson, Mrs. B.F. Campbell, Lydia D. Henderson, Mrs. James R. Ott, Mrs. J.E. Asay, Mrs. O.G. Anderson; Mrs. John A. Jolley and Mrs. Albert Ingram.

Excerpts from journal of Joel Hills Johnson - Seth

Contributor: Mary Hennig Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

March 23rd 1855, I will here insert the births and deaths of my children up to the above date. Seth, my sixth, was born at Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois, on March 6, 1839. Saturday, September 3, 1859, received a letter from my son Seth. Thursday 8th. [March 1860] Stopped at home and received four letters from my family, one from my wife Susan and one from each of my oldest sons, Sixtus, Nephi, and Seth.-- Caught a few small fish today, the first that I have caught this year. Thursday 15th. [March 1860] Not able to do anything. Stopped in my room, received letters this morning from my son Seth in Utah and from my brother Joseph at Ellisdale, Iowa. Sunday 28th. [October 1860] Started early and met a part of my family about noon consisting of my two wives Susan and Janet and three of my sons, Seth, James, and Almon, who came out to meet me with Brother Thomas Smith. I then left my teams with my sons Nephi and Seth, and went on with my Family and Brother Smith who had a horse team. We came to Beaver and stopped with Sister Pratt for the night. Friday 2nd. [November 1860] Stopped at the Summit to assist my son Seth to complete the digging of the potatoes. [1862] I then went to work clearing and fencing land and in the spring went and brought down from my old place Fort Johnson my stock of my orchard and nursery trees and planted them out on North Creek and at the same time I rented out my old farm to my son Seth and moved down my wife Susan to my place on North Creek. September 24th. [1871] I left home to go again to Hillsdale with a load of fruit and arrived there on the 28th and found all well. Let out my share of the mill, being three fourths to Nephi and Seth one year for half the profits. [June 1873] Rented the mill to Nephi and Seth March 23, 1875. In the afternoon my sons Nephi and Seth came over from Hillsdale. Also Sixtus and Joel from Johnson with my wife Susan and her son David from Toquerville, all came to visit father on his birthday. I was very glad to see so many of my family together once more. March 24th. We all took dinner together and had a good time in the afternoon. We all came together with those that are there and I organized them into the order of the sons of Joel. I was chosen president, Sixtus and Nephi being counselors, and Seth, secretary. The object of this organization is to enter into an organized system of keeping a record of and educating the sons and daughters of Joel and to keep them from running astray after habits, fashions, customs, and the unclean things of the Gentiles and to observe strictly the laws, rules, and customs of the Saints of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. January 15th. [1879] Had meeting. Had a good congregation and good attention. Preached to the people several times many of them seemed to take an interest in my Arizona mission. I gave Patriarchal blessings to about 30 of my kindred and friends and started for home on Monday 20th, and came to Kanab and preached in the evening to a large and attentive congregation. The next morning my son Seth came over from Hillsdale to see me and I stopped with him through the day and blessed several most of my kindred and friends. Started the following morning and camped in t he evening at Cedar Ridge and the next day came to Virgin City and preached in the evening to a good congregation and had a good time and arrived home on Friday the 24th of January 1879. June 5th, 1879. Started for Hillsdale in company with my little son Ezekiel, who drove my carriage and also with my son in law David Frederick who drove a team for me loaded with dried fruit and dry goods which I took over to pay for work on the mill. But when I came there I was told by my son Seth that on account of the extreme drought at Johnson and vicinity, President Snow had released my son Sixtus from the office of Bishop at Johnson and advised him to move his flocks of sheep, goats, and cattle into Arizona and told him that I had better go with him if I still wanted to go. I then drove over to Johnson to see my son Sixtus on the subject, and consulting with him on the subject, I concluded to give up mill building and moving to Hillsdale and go to Arizona with my son Seth to sell for me and preached to the people on Sunday June 15th and found that there was no water within three or four miles of the place only what was hauled from Toquerville. With fruit trees and vegetables of every kind all drying up and dying.

Seth Guernsey Johnson Bio from Findagrave

Contributor: Mary Hennig Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Son of Joel H. and Annie P. Johnson. At age four the family was turned out of their home by the mob. The family fled, leaving bloody footprints behind them in the snow. His mother died when he was 1 1/2 years of age and the family was driven from place to place until May 1848, when they started for the west. Seth was baptized on the journey. He accompanied George A. Smith on his mission to Iron county in 1850- 51, and took part in the founding of Cedar City and Summit in Iron county. He was ordained a Teacher in 1856; Elder in 1857 and a Seventy in 1860. In 1861 he crossed the plains to the help gather the poor. In 1861 married Miss Lydia Ann Smith, daughter of Thomas P. and Mary D. Smith. He helped to make a road to the Upper Rio Virgen Valley and in 1859, and crossed the plains again to gather the poor in 1863. In 1864 he sold out and moved south to Virgen City. In 1866 moved to Toquerville where he held civil offices, such as justice of the peace and school superintendent. In 1865 married Martha Jane Stratten. In November 1872 moved to Hillsdale, Iron (Garfield) county, Utah where he taught school. When Panguitch Stake was organized in 1877 he was ordained a High Priest by Orson Pratt and set apart as a High Councilor. He was ordained a Bishop by Erastus Snow, Aug. 2, 1877 over the Hillsdale Ward. In 1895 he was ordained a Patriarch by Francis M. Lyman. His wife Lydia Ann bore him 14 children. (See, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, 3: 428)

SETH GARNSEY JOHNSON

Contributor: Mary Hennig Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

SETH GARNSEY JOHNSON Came to Utah in 1848 with the Willard Richard Company. In 1863 was called to the Missouri River with a company of teams to assist immigrants to Utah . Bishop of Hillsdale and Cannonville Wards. Served as High Councilman for 24 years, and also as Patriarch. Was the County Superintendent of District Schools, a mail carrier, farmer and stock raiser. [Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p.970] JOHNSON, SETH (son of Joel H. and Annie P. Johnson). Born March 6, 1839, Carthage, Ill. Came to Utah 1848, Willard Richards company. [Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p.970] Married Lydia Ann Smith Nov. 11, 1861, Parowan, Utah (daughter of Thomas P. Smith and Mary Dugard, of Fort Johnson, Utah). She was born Feb. 17, 1847. Their children: Mary Julia b. Nov. 13, 1862; Seth Alvin b. Nov. 9, 1864; George W. b. June 27, 1866; Lydia Annie b. Sept. 13, 1868; Joel Hills b. July 6, 1870; Sixtus Ellis b. July 29, 1872; Nephi b. Dec. 15, 1874; Seth b. Dec. 17, 1876; Janet Matilda b. Jan. 13, 1878; Susan Sariah b. Nov. 29, 1880. [Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p.970[ In 1863 called to the Missouri river with a company of teams to assist Immigrants to Utah. He was Bishop of Hillsdale ward and Cannonville ward; high councilor 24 years; patriarch. County superintendent of district schools; mail carrier. Farmer and stock raiser. [LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 3, p.428] Johnson, Seth, a Patriarch in the Panguitch Stake of Zion, and a resident of Cannonville, Garfield county, Utah, was born March 6, 1839, at Carthage, Hancock county, Ill., the son of Joel H. and Annie P. Johnson. In his early childhood he passed through many scenes of suffering in common with so many other Latter-day Saints at that time. When only four years of age he was with the rest of his father's family turned out of the family home by the mob, the [p.429] home being burned in the sight of its owners. The family fled, leaving bloody footprints behind them in the snow. Bro. Johnson's mother died when he was only 1 1/2 years of age. Seth became well acquainted with the Prophet Joseph, who married his aunt as a plural wife. The family was driven from place to place in Illinois until May, 1848, when they started for the Rocky Mountains. Seth was baptized on the journey by Jedediah M. Grant and passed through all the incidents and hardships that followed pioneer life in the Valley, including the experience with grasshoppers and crickets and raids by the red men. He accompanied George A. Smith on his mission to Iron county in 1850—1851, and afterwards took part in the founding of Cedar City and Summit in Iron county. He was ordained a Teacher in 1856, an Elder in 1857 and a Seventy in 1860. In 1861 he drove an ox team across the plains to the Missouri river to help gather the poor. That year also (Nov. 11, 1861), he married Miss Lydia Ann Smith, daughter of Thomas P. and Mary D. Smith. In 1862 he farmed and raised a large crop of grain. As early as 1857 he enlisted in the territorial militia and served in the same for 37 years. He helped to make a road to the Upper Rio Virgin Valley, southern Utah, in 1859, and crossed the plains again with ox teams to gather the poor in 1863. In 1864 he sold out his farm at Summit, Iron county, and moved south to Virgin City. In January, 1866, he was a member of an expedition sent out against savage Indians who had killed two men and driven off a large number of horses, cattle and sheep. On this expedition he traveled through deep snow in very cold weather and had a number of narrow escapes from being killed by the arrows and bullets of the savages. In June, 1866, he moved to , where he lived for nearly six years. While there he carried the U. S. mail for a term of four years from Cedar City to St. George, and while there he held a number of civil offices, such as justice of the peace, superintendent of district schools in Kane county, etc. He also taught school for two years. In 1865 (Oct. 8th) he married Martha Jane Stratten. During the years 1867, 1868 and 1869, he participated in several expeditions against hostile Indians. In November, 1872, he moved to Hillsdale, on the Sevier river, in Iron (now Garfield) county, Utah. There he also taught school for a number of years. When the Panguitch Stake of Zion was organized, April 23, 1877, he was ordained a High Priest by Apostle Orson Pratt and set apart as a High Councilor in that Stake. He was ordained a Bishop by Apostle Erastus Snow, Aug. 2, 1877, and set apart to preside over the Hillsdale Ward. During the following 39 years he acted either as a High Councilor or a Bishop in the Panguitch Stake and also did some home missionary work. Among the many Church and civil offices held by him may be mentioned that he served as superintendent of Sunday schools, president of Y. M. M. I. A.'s, as well as instructor in Sunday schools, mutuals and Priesthood classes. He also served [p.430] as registration officer and justice of the peace. In 1895 (Sept. 2nd) he was ordained a Patriarch by Apostle Francis M. Lyman. For more than sixty years Bro. Johnson has lived on the frontiers and assisted to build new settlements and protect them from hostile Indians. He is the father of 25 children, 22 of whom grew to man and womanhood. His wife Lydia Ann bore him 14 children, namely, Mary Julia, Seth Alvin, George Washington, Lydia Annie, Joel Hills, Nephi, Sixtus Ellis, Seth, Janet Matilda, Susan Sariah, Saraphine, Thomas Smith, Emily Selesta and Jessie. His wife Martha Jane was the mother of eleven children, namely, Martha Ann, Lydia Drucilla, Jane, Dora, Anthony Sratton, Lydia Ann, Mary Rozilpha, Parley Pratt, Samuel Smith, Francis Marion and Joseph Elmer. Jones, Lewis Daniel Seth Johnson was the first man to drive over the road up the Great Hurricane Fault. He did this to explore the Upper Virgin River country. The road was called The Johnsons Tovist(?). Seth drove two yokes of oxen with an empty wagon

Mormon Pioneer of 1848 - biography

Contributor: Mary Hennig Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

BIOGRAPHY: Johnson, Seth Mormon Pioneer of 1848. (son of Joel H. and Annie P. Johnson). Born March 6, 1839, Carthage, Illinois. Came to Utah 1848, Willard Richards company. Married: Lydia Ann Smith November 11, 1861, Parowan, Utah (daughter of Thomas P. Smith and Mary Dugard, of Fort Johnson, Utah). She was born February 17, 1847. Their children: Mary Julia born November 13, 1862; Seth Alvin born November 9, 1864; George W. born June 27, 1866; Lydia Annie born September 13, 1868; Joel Hills born July 6, 1870; Sixtus Ellis born July 29, 1872; Nephi born December 15, 1874; Seth born December 17, 1876; Janet Matilda born January 13, 1878; Susan Sariah born November 29, 1880. In 1863 called to the Missouri river with a company of teams to assist immigrants to Utah. Bishop of Hillsdale ward and Cannonville ward; high councilor 24 years; patriarch. County superintendent of district schools; mail carrier. Farmer and stockraiser. Sources: Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 970 Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah photographs, page

Excerpts from journal of Joel Hills Johnson - Seth

Contributor: vcorn49 Created: 2 years ago Updated: 1 month ago

March 23rd 1855, I will here insert the births and deaths of my children up to the above date. Seth, my sixth, was born at Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois, on March 6, 1839. Saturday, September 3, 1859, received a letter from my son Seth. Thursday 8th. [March 1860] Stopped at home and received four letters from my family, one from my wife Susan and one from each of my oldest sons, Sixtus, Nephi, and Seth.-- Caught a few small fish today, the first that I have caught this year. Thursday 15th. [March 1860] Not able to do anything. Stopped in my room, received letters this morning from my son Seth in Utah and from my brother Joseph at Ellisdale, Iowa. Sunday 28th. [October 1860] Started early and met a part of my family about noon consisting of my two wives Susan and Janet and three of my sons, Seth, James, and Almon, who came out to meet me with Brother Thomas Smith. I then left my teams with my sons Nephi and Seth, and went on with my Family and Brother Smith who had a horse team. We came to Beaver and stopped with Sister Pratt for the night. Friday 2nd. [November 1860] Stopped at the Summit to assist my son Seth to complete the digging of the potatoes. [1862] I then went to work clearing and fencing land and in the spring went and brought down from my old place Fort Johnson my stock of my orchard and nursery trees and planted them out on North Creek and at the same time I rented out my old farm to my son Seth and moved down my wife Susan to my place on North Creek. September 24th. [1871] I left home to go again to Hillsdale with a load of fruit and arrived there on the 28th and found all well. Let out my share of the mill, being three fourths to Nephi and Seth one year for half the profits. [June 1873] Rented the mill to Nephi and Seth March 23, 1875. In the afternoon my sons Nephi and Seth came over from Hillsdale. Also Sixtus and Joel from Johnson with my wife Susan and her son David from Toquerville, all came to visit father on his birthday. I was very glad to see so many of my family together once more. March 24th. We all took dinner together and had a good time in the afternoon. We all came together with those that are there and I organized them into the order of the sons of Joel. I was chosen president, Sixtus and Nephi being counselors, and Seth, secretary. The object of this organization is to enter into an organized system of keeping a record of and educating the sons and daughters of Joel and to keep them from running astray after habits, fashions, customs, and the unclean things of the Gentiles and to observe strictly the laws, rules, and customs of the Saints of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. January 15th. [1879] Had meeting. Had a good congregation and good attention. Preached to the people several times many of them seemed to take an interest in my Arizona mission. I gave Patriarchal blessings to about 30 of my kindred and friends and started for home on Monday 20th, and came to Kanab and preached in the evening to a large and attentive congregation. The next morning my son Seth came over from Hillsdale to see me and I stopped with him through the day and blessed several most of my kindred and friends. Started the following morning and camped in t he evening at Cedar Ridge and the next day came to Virgin City and preached in the evening to a good congregation and had a good time and arrived home on Friday the 24th of January 1879. June 5th, 1879. Started for Hillsdale in company with my little son Ezekiel, who drove my carriage and also with my son in law David Frederick who drove a team for me loaded with dried fruit and dry goods which I took over to pay for work on the mill. But when I came there I was told by my son Seth that on account of the extreme drought at Johnson and vicinity, President Snow had released my son Sixtus from the office of Bishop at Johnson and advised him to move his flocks of sheep, goats, and cattle into Arizona and told him that I had better go with him if I still wanted to go. I then drove over to Johnson to see my son Sixtus on the subject, and consulting with him on the subject, I concluded to give up mill building and moving to Hillsdale and go to Arizona with my son Seth to sell for me and preached to the people on Sunday June 15th and found that there was no water within three or four miles of the place only what was hauled from Toquerville. With fruit trees and vegetables of every kind all drying up and dying.

Seth Guernsey Johnson Bio from Findagrave

Contributor: vcorn49 Created: 2 years ago Updated: 1 month ago

Son of Joel H. and Annie P. Johnson. At age four the family was turned out of their home by the mob. The family fled, leaving bloody footprints behind them in the snow. His mother died when he was 1 1/2 years of age and the family was driven from place to place until May 1848, when they started for the west. Seth was baptized on the journey. He accompanied George A. Smith on his mission to Iron county in 1850- 51, and took part in the founding of Cedar City and Summit in Iron county. He was ordained a Teacher in 1856; Elder in 1857 and a Seventy in 1860. In 1861 he crossed the plains to the help gather the poor. In 1861 married Miss Lydia Ann Smith, daughter of Thomas P. and Mary D. Smith. He helped to make a road to the Upper Rio Virgen Valley and in 1859, and crossed the plains again to gather the poor in 1863. In 1864 he sold out and moved south to Virgen City. In 1866 moved to Toquerville where he held civil offices, such as justice of the peace and school superintendent. In 1865 married Martha Jane Stratten. In November 1872 moved to Hillsdale, Iron (Garfield) county, Utah where he taught school. When Panguitch Stake was organized in 1877 he was ordained a High Priest by Orson Pratt and set apart as a High Councilor. He was ordained a Bishop by Erastus Snow, Aug. 2, 1877 over the Hillsdale Ward. In 1895 he was ordained a Patriarch by Francis M. Lyman. His wife Lydia Ann bore him 14 children. (See, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, 3: 428)

SETH GARNSEY JOHNSON

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SETH GARNSEY JOHNSON Came to Utah in 1848 with the Willard Richard Company. In 1863 was called to the Missouri River with a company of teams to assist immigrants to Utah . Bishop of Hillsdale and Cannonville Wards. Served as High Councilman for 24 years, and also as Patriarch. Was the County Superintendent of District Schools, a mail carrier, farmer and stock raiser. [Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p.970] JOHNSON, SETH (son of Joel H. and Annie P. Johnson). Born March 6, 1839, Carthage, Ill. Came to Utah 1848, Willard Richards company. [Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p.970] Married Lydia Ann Smith Nov. 11, 1861, Parowan, Utah (daughter of Thomas P. Smith and Mary Dugard, of Fort Johnson, Utah). She was born Feb. 17, 1847. Their children: Mary Julia b. Nov. 13, 1862; Seth Alvin b. Nov. 9, 1864; George W. b. June 27, 1866; Lydia Annie b. Sept. 13, 1868; Joel Hills b. July 6, 1870; Sixtus Ellis b. July 29, 1872; Nephi b. Dec. 15, 1874; Seth b. Dec. 17, 1876; Janet Matilda b. Jan. 13, 1878; Susan Sariah b. Nov. 29, 1880. [Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p.970[ In 1863 called to the Missouri river with a company of teams to assist Immigrants to Utah. He was Bishop of Hillsdale ward and Cannonville ward; high councilor 24 years; patriarch. County superintendent of district schools; mail carrier. Farmer and stock raiser. [LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 3, p.428] Johnson, Seth, a Patriarch in the Panguitch Stake of Zion, and a resident of Cannonville, Garfield county, Utah, was born March 6, 1839, at Carthage, Hancock county, Ill., the son of Joel H. and Annie P. Johnson. In his early childhood he passed through many scenes of suffering in common with so many other Latter-day Saints at that time. When only four years of age he was with the rest of his father's family turned out of the family home by the mob, the [p.429] home being burned in the sight of its owners. The family fled, leaving bloody footprints behind them in the snow. Bro. Johnson's mother died when he was only 1 1/2 years of age. Seth became well acquainted with the Prophet Joseph, who married his aunt as a plural wife. The family was driven from place to place in Illinois until May, 1848, when they started for the Rocky Mountains. Seth was baptized on the journey by Jedediah M. Grant and passed through all the incidents and hardships that followed pioneer life in the Valley, including the experience with grasshoppers and crickets and raids by the red men. He accompanied George A. Smith on his mission to Iron county in 1850—1851, and afterwards took part in the founding of Cedar City and Summit in Iron county. He was ordained a Teacher in 1856, an Elder in 1857 and a Seventy in 1860. In 1861 he drove an ox team across the plains to the Missouri river to help gather the poor. That year also (Nov. 11, 1861), he married Miss Lydia Ann Smith, daughter of Thomas P. and Mary D. Smith. In 1862 he farmed and raised a large crop of grain. As early as 1857 he enlisted in the territorial militia and served in the same for 37 years. He helped to make a road to the Upper Rio Virgin Valley, southern Utah, in 1859, and crossed the plains again with ox teams to gather the poor in 1863. In 1864 he sold out his farm at Summit, Iron county, and moved south to Virgin City. In January, 1866, he was a member of an expedition sent out against savage Indians who had killed two men and driven off a large number of horses, cattle and sheep. On this expedition he traveled through deep snow in very cold weather and had a number of narrow escapes from being killed by the arrows and bullets of the savages. In June, 1866, he moved to , where he lived for nearly six years. While there he carried the U. S. mail for a term of four years from Cedar City to St. George, and while there he held a number of civil offices, such as justice of the peace, superintendent of district schools in Kane county, etc. He also taught school for two years. In 1865 (Oct. 8th) he married Martha Jane Stratten. During the years 1867, 1868 and 1869, he participated in several expeditions against hostile Indians. In November, 1872, he moved to Hillsdale, on the Sevier river, in Iron (now Garfield) county, Utah. There he also taught school for a number of years. When the Panguitch Stake of Zion was organized, April 23, 1877, he was ordained a High Priest by Apostle Orson Pratt and set apart as a High Councilor in that Stake. He was ordained a Bishop by Apostle Erastus Snow, Aug. 2, 1877, and set apart to preside over the Hillsdale Ward. During the following 39 years he acted either as a High Councilor or a Bishop in the Panguitch Stake and also did some home missionary work. Among the many Church and civil offices held by him may be mentioned that he served as superintendent of Sunday schools, president of Y. M. M. I. A.'s, as well as instructor in Sunday schools, mutuals and Priesthood classes. He also served [p.430] as registration officer and justice of the peace. In 1895 (Sept. 2nd) he was ordained a Patriarch by Apostle Francis M. Lyman. For more than sixty years Bro. Johnson has lived on the frontiers and assisted to build new settlements and protect them from hostile Indians. He is the father of 25 children, 22 of whom grew to man and womanhood. His wife Lydia Ann bore him 14 children, namely, Mary Julia, Seth Alvin, George Washington, Lydia Annie, Joel Hills, Nephi, Sixtus Ellis, Seth, Janet Matilda, Susan Sariah, Saraphine, Thomas Smith, Emily Selesta and Jessie. His wife Martha Jane was the mother of eleven children, namely, Martha Ann, Lydia Drucilla, Jane, Dora, Anthony Sratton, Lydia Ann, Mary Rozilpha, Parley Pratt, Samuel Smith, Francis Marion and Joseph Elmer. Jones, Lewis Daniel Seth Johnson was the first man to drive over the road up the Great Hurricane Fault. He did this to explore the Upper Virgin River country. The road was called The Johnsons Tovist(?). Seth drove two yokes of oxen with an empty wagon

Mormon Pioneer of 1848 - biography

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BIOGRAPHY: Johnson, Seth Mormon Pioneer of 1848. (son of Joel H. and Annie P. Johnson). Born March 6, 1839, Carthage, Illinois. Came to Utah 1848, Willard Richards company. Married: Lydia Ann Smith November 11, 1861, Parowan, Utah (daughter of Thomas P. Smith and Mary Dugard, of Fort Johnson, Utah). She was born February 17, 1847. Their children: Mary Julia born November 13, 1862; Seth Alvin born November 9, 1864; George W. born June 27, 1866; Lydia Annie born September 13, 1868; Joel Hills born July 6, 1870; Sixtus Ellis born July 29, 1872; Nephi born December 15, 1874; Seth born December 17, 1876; Janet Matilda born January 13, 1878; Susan Sariah born November 29, 1880. In 1863 called to the Missouri river with a company of teams to assist immigrants to Utah. Bishop of Hillsdale ward and Cannonville ward; high councilor 24 years; patriarch. County superintendent of district schools; mail carrier. Farmer and stockraiser. Sources: Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 970 Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah photographs, page

Life timeline of Seth Johnson

Seth Johnson was born in 1839
Seth Johnson was 1 years old when Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
Seth Johnson was 20 years old when Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well. Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. It is commonly refined into various types of fuels. Components of petroleum are separated using a technique called fractional distillation, i.e. separation of a liquid mixture into fractions differing in boiling point by means of distillation, typically using a fractionating column.
Seth Johnson was 30 years old when Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded the National Woman Suffrage Association, breaking away from the American Equal Rights Association which they had also previously founded. Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society.
Seth Johnson was 40 years old when Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
Seth Johnson was 44 years old when Eruption of Krakatoa: Four enormous explosions destroy the island of Krakatoa and cause years of climate change. The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa in the Dutch East Indies began in the afternoon of Sunday, 26 August 1883, and peaked in the late morning of Monday, 27 August when over 70% of the island and its surrounding archipelago were destroyed as it collapsed into a caldera. Additional seismic activity was reported to have continued until February 1884, though reports of seismic activity after October 1883 were later dismissed by Rogier Verbeek's investigation into the eruption. The 1883 eruption was one of the deadliest and most destructive volcanic events in recorded history. At least 36,417 deaths are attributed to the eruption and the tsunamis it created. Significant additional effects were also felt around the world in the days and weeks after the volcano's eruption.
Seth Johnson was 55 years old when Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā – applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa – is now used worldwide. In India, he is also called Bapu and Gandhi ji, and known as the Father of the Nation.
Seth Johnson was 64 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
Seth Johnson was 73 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
Seth Johnson died in 1927 at the age of 88
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Grave record for Seth Johnson (1839 - 1927), BillionGraves Record 30789176 Cannonville, Garfield, Utah, United States

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