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  • ID: I177000
  • Name: Henry Mitchell JOHNSON
  • Given Name: Henry Mitchell
  • Surname: JOHNSON
  • Suffix: , U.S. Mormon Battalion
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: BE857343C68ADC46B2951FDC40782F9226A1
  • Change Date: 12 MAY 2011
  • Note:

    photo of obit FHL US/CAN Film 0026588, item 1

    Members of the Mormon Battalion Pg. 45
    JOHNSON, Henry Mitchel
    Rank:Private, Company "A"
    Born:12 July 1821 in Dearborn Co., Indiana
    Son of Cornelius Johnson and Nancy
    Died:20 March 1857 in Salt Lake City, Utah

    LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 4, p.750
    Johnson, Henry Mitchell, a member of the Mormon Battalion, Company A, was born July 12, 1821, in Dearborn, Dearborn Co., Indiana, a son of Cornelius Johnson and Nancy Johnson. He emigrated with his mother to Jackson County, Missouri, in 1832, was baptized in the summer of 1833, and in November of the same year was driven with his mother from Jackson County, being forced to travel bare-footed over the frozen prairie. In 1848 he was again exiled, and while on this journey westward, he enlisted in the Mormon Battalion and marched to California. He arrived in Utah Oct. 24, 1848. In the spring of 1849 he was ordained an Elder, and in September, 1850, he married Louisa Frances Clark. Bro. Johnson was a minute man in all the Indian wars, was a lieutenant in the "Life Guards," and in April, 1856, he was called on a mission to Carson Valley, and got as far as Ogden, when he was taken sick. He returned to Salt Lake City and died March 20, 1857.

    Black, Porter, Johnson, Bloxham, BYU, Biographies, Mormon Battalion
    Henry Mitchell Johnson (1821-1857)
    MILITARY SERVICE: Private, Company A
    Enlisted: 16 July 1846, Council Bluffs, Iowa Territory (age 20)
    Discharged: 16 July 1847, Ciudad de los Angeles
    Lieutenant, Indian War
    Life Guard, Black Hawk Indian War
    BIRTH: 12 July 1821, Cleaves Township, Dearborn, Indiana
    Son of Cornelius Johnson and Nancy (Johnson)
    FIRST MARRIAGE: Louisa Francis Clark, September 1850, IGI 18 APR 1856 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
    to Louisa Cook
    DEATH: 20 March 1857, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah (age 35)
    BURIAL: Plot F-11-11, Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
    Henry Mitchell Johnson, son of Cornelius and Nancy Johnson, was born on 12 July 1821 in Cleaves Township, Dearborn, Indiana. His mother joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and in 1832 migrated with Henry to Jackson County, Missouri, to be with co-religionists. In the summer of 1833 Henry was baptized into his mother's faith. In November 1833(38) religious persecutors drove them from their home, forcing them to walk barefoot over the frozen prairie to safety (Jenson, LDS Bio, 4:750).

    By 1838 continual religious persecution forced them to flee from Missouri to Illinois. Henry settled in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, until mob terrorism in 1846 compelled him to remove to Iowa Territory. In Council Bluffs, Iowa Territory, he enlisted in the Mormon Battalion. Henry marched with the battalion from Council Bluffs to Ciudad de los Angeles. During his year in the battalion, Henry was known by several names, including
    John Baker,
    Woody C. Jameson,
    Stephen Arnold, and
    Stephen H. Johnson (Muster Roll).

    From April 1847 until his discharge on 16 July 1847 he was on duty at the fortification in California. After his discharge he migrated to the Salt Lake Valley, arriving on 24 October 1848. In the spring of 1849 he was ordained an elder, and in September 1850 he married Louisa Frances Clark. (Jenson, LDS Bio, 4:750). Henry and Louisa resided in Salt Lake City, where they accumulated a real wealth of $150 through farming in 1850 (Utah Federal Census 1850). On 23 August 1852 he was endowed in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City (TIB). In April 1856 he accepted a settling mission call to Carson Valley, Ormsby, Nevada. En route to Carson Valley he became ill and returned to Salt Lake City (Jenson, LDS Bio, 4:750). Henry Johnson died 20 March 1857 in Salt Lake City at the age of 35. ~submitted by Elder Snow
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  • Name: Page 1
  • Birth: 12 JUL 1821 in Cleaves Twp, Dearborn, Indiana
  • Event: as a PVT in Company A Military 1846
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1846
  • Census: 1850
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1850 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
  • Note:

    1850 US Census > Utah Territory > Great Salt Lake > Not Stated extracted by Vern Taylor Apr 2005 lists fam # 3 JOHNSON, Henry 31 IN farmer $150, Louisa 24 OH, married within the year.
  • Death: 20 MAR 1857 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
  • Burial: Salt Lake City Cem, Salt Lake, Utah
  • OBJE:
  • FILE: C:\Users\Vern\Photos\JohnsonHenryMitchellObit.jpg
  • FORM: jpg
  • _SCBK: Y
  • _PRIM: Y

    Father: unrelated U.S. Mormon BATTALION

    Marriage 1 Louisa Frances CLARK b: 23 MAR 1824 in , , Ohio
    • Married: 1 SEP 1850 in Eh Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

    1. Abbrev: LDS Historical database by Vern Taylor
      Title: LDS Historical database compiled by Vern Taylor Dec 2003
      Name: Footnote
      Name: ShortFootnote
      Name: Bibliography

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