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Johnson, George W. (George Washington), 1823-1900



  • Existence: 1823-1900

George W. Johnson (1823-1900) was a Mormon physician, postmaster, church leader, and pioneer in Ohio, Illinois, and Utah.

George Washington Johnson was born on February 19, 1823 in Pompfret, New York to Ezekiel and Julia Hills Johnson. Johnson moved to Kirtland, Ohio to live with the saints of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and it was here on April 9, 1836 that he was baptised a member of the church. Johnson married Maria Jane Johnson on April 14, 1844 in Macedonia, Illinois and had nine children. After living in Nauvoo and helping build the Nauvoo temple, Johnson traveled to Utah with the Alfred Cardon company in 1851. In Salt Lake City he married Eveline Burdick on October 1, 1851 and they had eleven children. Johnson died on January 22, 1900 in Moab, Utah.


UPB files, Aug. 6, 2015 (George W. Johnson; b. Feb. 19, 1823 to Ezekiel and Julia Hills Johnson in Pomfret New York; lived in Kirtland, Ohio; baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 9, 1836)

Find a Grave, Aug. 7, 2015 (George Washington Johnson; b. Feb. 19, 1823 in Chautauqua, New York; d. Jan. 22, 1900 in Moab, Grand, Utah; traveled to Utah in 1851 in the Alfred Cardon company; m. Maria Jane Johnson on April 14, 1844 in Macedonia, Illinois, had nine children; m. Eveline Burdick on Oct. 1, 1851 in Salt Lake City, had eleven children; helped build Nauvoo temple)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Autobiography and poems of George Washington Johnson

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 189
Scope and Contents Collection includes handwritten autobiography, patriarchal blessings, poems, and letters created by Johnson. Also included is a transcription of those materials by his great-great granddaughter. Materials date 1893 and 2000.
Dates: 1893-2000

George W. Johnson photograph

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS P 442
Scope and Contents One photographs of five unidentified men.
Dates: approximately 1880-1889

George W. Johnson poems

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1212
Scope and Contents Handwritten poems and an excerpt from an autobiographical account. Johnson's poems deal largely with personal and spiritual matters.
Dates: approximately 1880