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Johnson, Robert L. (Robert Lewis), 1819-1901



  • Existence: 1819 - 1901

Biographical History

Robert L. Johnson (1819-1901) was a pioneer for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a farmer, and an ecclesiastical leader in Utah.

Robert Lewis Johnson was born in London, Canada to Edward Johnson and Sarah Brown on August 17, 1819. He was baptized February 22, 1842 and ordained a high priest by Orson Hyde. In 1850 Johnson arrived in Utah, and in 1860 he was called by Brigham Young to help establish Fountain Green, Utah. He farmed and operated both a store and hotel in the town, and he served as bishop of the Fountain Green Ward from 1861 to 1884.

Robert L. Johnson died on June 13, 1901 in Fountain Green, Utah.

Family Search, via WWW, Sep. 20, 2018 (Robert Lewis Johnson)

Ancestry, via WWW, Sep. 20, 2018 (b. Aug. 17, 1819 in London, Ont., CA; p. Edward Johnson and Sarah Brown; baptized Feb. 22, 1842; ordained high priest by Orson Hyde; arrived in Fountain Green, UT in 1860 at direction of Brigham Young; farmer; operated store and hotel; made bishop in 1861, served for 23 years; d. Jun. 13, 1901 in Fountain Green, UT)

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Carol C. Pope sound recordings, 1982-1983

 Series — Box 26: Series 4 [Barcode: 31197239247650]
Identifier: MSS 4116 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains audiocassettes recorded by Carol C. Pope detailing her experience as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Japan from January 1982 to July 1983. Recordings include messages in both English and Japanese. She focuses on mission arrangement and rules, Japanese culture and traditions, and interaction with church members and those studying the church. Also includes recordings from Carol C. Pope's family as correspondence with her.

Dates: 1982-1983

Christiansen family papers, 1804-1966

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4116 Series 2
Scope and Contents Collection of materials assembled by John R. Christiansen on his ancestors. Most of the materials concern Bishop Robert Lewis Johnson or the John Evans Rees family, of which Christiansen is a direct descendant. Some of the letters to Bishop Johnson were correspondence with prominent leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Materials include correspondence, postcards, photographs, ledgers, receipts, checks, poetry, claims, newspaper articles, business cards, deeds, legal...
Dates: 1804-1966

John R. Christiansen family papers

Identifier: MSS 4116
Scope and Contents Contains materials regarding John R. Christiansen's professional career in sociology, including interviews, course materials, publications, research, and other materials. Materials cover various topics including emergency preparedness, nuclear war survival, and books John R. Christiansen donated to Brigham Young University, as well as information regarding John R. Christiansen's membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Collection also contains material documenting the...
Dates: 1804-2008

Fountain Green Branch minutes

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7466
Scope and Contents note

Collection consists of a forty-nine page minute book in which Robert L. Johnson recorded the proceedings of meetings called and carried out while Johnson was the bishop of a Fountain Green Branch. The minutes, which were kept in detail, were taken between 1865 and 1866. Also included in the collection is a photocopy of the minute book.

Dates: Other: approximately 1865-1866

John R. Christiansen papers, 1941-1995

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4116 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains materials created by John R. Christiansen as well as other materials he used in research or collected for his work as a sociologist. Includes Books, research papers, manuals, worksheets, talks, bulletins, dissertations, annual reports, photographs, correspondence, and other publications. Many of the materials are related to civil defense and nuclear war survival. Some other topics of the papers include farming, statistics from Kentucky and central Utah, and emergency preparation.

Dates: 1941-1995

Robert Lewis Johnson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7665
Scope and Contents

Collection consist of twenty-five letters and documents dated from 1858 to 1871 and are to, from, or about Johnson as a bishop of the Fountain Green Branch in Fountain Green, Utah. Several letters to him are from his family in Missouri, many relate to his work as a Mormon bishop from other Mormons in Manti, Great Salt Lake City, Provo, and Nephi. Some documents relate to the operation of Church courts, information on an impending government survey of the territory, and Church tithing.

Dates: 1858-1871

Lucele K. Christiansen papers, 1949-2008

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4116 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains materials created by Lucele K. Christiansen regarding her life as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1949 to 1951 and regarding family life in later years. Includes journals, photographs, a life story, and a scrapbook. Materials primarily deal with the details of daily life, church subjects, interaction with family, and interaction with friends and acquaintances.

Dates: 1949-2008

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 5
Provo (Utah) 4
Sociologists -- United States 4
Sociology -- Research -- United States 4
Sociology -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States 4