Luke Johnson

Luke Johnson (1807-1861) was born in 1807 in Pomfret, Windsor Co., Vermont. He was the son of John Johnson and Alice (Elsa) Jacobs. He married Susan Harminda Poteet on 1 Nov. 1833 in Cabell Co., Virginia; widowed in 1846. He married America Morgan Clark in Mar. 1847. He was baptized 10 May 1831. He served in church leadership positions in Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio with Wilford Woodruff and traveled across the plains in the same company as Wilford in 1847. He died in 1861 in Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory.

Footnotes

Luke Johnson (KWJC-B99), "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 6 Feb. 2022). Luke Johnson, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/luke-johnson, accessed 9 Feb. 2022). Luke Johnson, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/luke-johnson, accessed 17 Jan. 2022).

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  • Page 66

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    Turley spoke of the knowledge of God coveri ng the earth as the waters cover the great deep &c I blessed 5 children & lade hands upon 5 that were sick Spent the night in Burslem took supper with Brother Isaac Whittaker. distance of the day 14 miles January 28, 1840 ~ Tuesday 28th I applyed for a license but the justice had not power to grant me one [FIGURE] that he knew of. I preached in Birmingham ^Birslem^ ...
    Dates:
    January 28, 1840 January 29, 1840
  • Page 54

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 – December 31, 1839)

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    A Coppy of a letter Written by Elder Thomas B. Marsh Directed to Elder Willford Woodruff Dated July 14. 1838 Elder W. Woodruff. [FIGURE] Sir; a fiew days since Prest. Joseph Smith jr and some others were assembled to attend to some Church business when it was thought proper to select those who was designed of the LORD to fill the places of those of the twelve who had fallen ^x^away^x^ namely Wm. E Mclellin, Lyman E. Johnson,
    Dates:
    July 14, 1838 August 10, 1838
  • Page 153

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    President Young then baptized the following persons Joseph Young D. H. Wells A. Carrington L. W. Hardy J. C. Little & Gilbert Clements & was mouth in confirming them all except D. H. Wells. H.C. Kimball spoke upon his head, this made 10 persons which President Young Baptized & confirmed. * Heber C Kimball then baptized President Brigham Young & confirmed him & said (J. M. Grant also laid on ...
    Dates:
    October 3, 1856 October 4, 1856
  • Page 135

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    were good south. He came into the office & all the presidency sat for an hour together & herd History read July 16, 1856 ~ Wednesday 16th President B Young bought 33 Head of stray Cattle at auction paid $700 at $221.21 cts each I spent most of the day at the office. He called into the office & heard History read for about 2 Hours July 17, 1856 ~ Thursday 17th In company with Professor Carrington Elders
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    July 16, 1856 July 17, 1856 July 18, 1856 July 19, 1856 July 20, 1856 July 21, 1856
  • Page 138

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    Called upon to go on Missions to Europe & to go with Brother Blair West on an exploring tour. Elder Thomas Bullock our chief Clerk in the Historians office August 11, 1856 ~ Monday 11th I put in 28 Apricott buds this morning into plum & peach stocks I spent the day in the office. The First Presidency B. Young H. C. Kimball & J. M. Grant spent the afternoon with us to day in hearing ...
    Dates:
    August 11, 1856 August 12, 1856 August 13, 1856 August 14, 1856 August 15, 1856 August 16, 1856
  • Page 33

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    The rigment be divided into tens under the folloing Captains Wilford Woodruff Capt of 1st company Ezra T. Benson 2nd " Phineas H Young 3rd " Luke Johnson 4th " Stephen H Godard 5th " Charles Shumway 6 " James Case 7 " Seth Taph 8 " Howard Egan 9 " Appleton Harmon 10 " John Higby 11 "
    Dates:
    April 18, 1847
  • Page 42

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    May 1, 1847 ~ Saturday May 1st 1847 [FIGURE] This was an interesting day to the hunters of the Camp of Israel. It was vary cold Ther stood at 30° with strong North wind the hunters put out & the camp started on the Journey. Before breakfast travled 6 miles & camped on the Prairie in sight of a herd of buffalo of 200 feeding on the bluff to our right. three ownly of the hunters started out after them they rode near them & left their horses ...
    Dates:
    May 1, 1847
  • Page 60

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    June 1, 1847 ~ Tuesday June 1st 1847 A fine pleasant morning, I had suffered much from the tooth ake of late, I went, before starting on the journey to Luke Johnson a dentist & got my tooth part of it dug out is & broke of[f] & left the stump in my Jaw which pained me through the day we travled 6 miles & nooned whare we had but little feed, we travled in the afternoon [blank] miles & camped on the bank of the
    Dates:
    June 1, 1847 June 2, 1847
  • Page 69

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    following you even the fruits of your own labour & you would be putting them after you, & not drawing back that which is before you, the Lord is determined to esstablish his kingdom in the last days & He will have a faithful diligent & obedient people and He chastizes the Saints to keep them humble & make them do thereir duty if we had not been mobed & afflicted but always been in prosperity we should have been lifted up in the pride of our hearts & not gathered together ...
    Dates:
    June 19, 1847 June 20, 1847
  • Page 82

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    July 16, 1847 ~ Friday 16 I took Brs Young & Rockwood into my Carriage & drove on with the Camp 6 1/2 miles & nooned in the same valley which we nam ed Mathews vale we travled in the afternoon 9 1/2 miles with per- pendicular rocks on one side & steep bluffs on the other thousands of feet high we had a bad road for the sick to travel in & wearied Br Young out & he was sick at night. for several mil[es] on the North ...
    Dates:
    July 16, 1847 July 17, 1847 July 18, 1847 July 19, 1847 July 20, 1847