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Johnson (Family : Johnson, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1905)

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Biography

The Benjamin F. Johnson family was a prominent family among early members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and pioneers of Utah and Arizona. Benjamin F. Johnson (1818-1905) was a missionary, member of the Council of Fifty, private secretary to Joseph Smith, Utah territorial legislator, and a colonizer of Utah and Arizona. The Benjamin F. Johnson family began in 1841 when Johnson was married to Melissa Bloomfield LeBaron. He would later marry an additional seven wives: Mary A. Hale, Sarah Melissa Holman, Susa Adelaide Holman, Sarah J. Spooner, Harriet N. Holman, Flora Clarinda Gleason, Eliza Perkins Dean Saunders. The Johnson family lived in Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Utah, Arizona, and Mexico, helping to establish several communities including Santaquin, Utah, Mesa, Arizona, and Colonia Diaz, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Citation:
Familysearch, via WWW, May 3, 2022, (Benjamin F. Johnson (1818-1905); missionary, member of the Council of Fifty, private secretary to Joseph Smith, Utah territorial legislator, and a colonizer of Utah and Arizona; began in 1841 when Johnson was married to Melissa Bloomfield LeBaron; additional seven wives: Mary A. Hale, Sarah Melissa Holman, Susa Adelaide Holman, Sarah J. Spooner, Harriet N. Holman, Flora Clarinda Gleason, Eliza Perkins Dean Saunders; family lived in Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Utah, Arizona, and Mexico)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Johnson family journals and correspondence

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 3095
Abstract

Contains letters to James Francis Johnson from his father, Benjamin Franklin Johnson, and the journals of Benjamin Franklin Johnson. The collection has some legal documents pertaining to the death of James Francis Johnson.

Dates: 1885-1914