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Chasta Johnson family history

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8460

Scope and Contents

Contains a family history written by Chasta Johnson. It outlines her ancestors' experiences joining the Church in England, moving to America, their struggle with persecution, pioneer expedition, and missionary work. She discusses how many of her relatives were the first Mormon missionaries to circumnavigate the globe, spending much of their time in Calcutta. Materials are dated approximately 1930-1950.


  • Approximately 1930-1950


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Chasta Johnson family history must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Chasta Johnson (1883-1954) was a wife and mother.

Chasta Johnson (1883-1954) was born on September 8, 1883 in Utah to parents William Furlsbury and Annie Matilda Carter. She was one of ten children. She married Martin Johnson in 1901 in Utah. Together they had three children.

Johnson passed away on September 6, 1954. She is buried in Santaquin, Utah next to her husband.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

It is unknown how the collection was obtained.

Immediate Source of Acquisition



Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Catie Freedman, student manuscript processor, John M. Murphy, curator; 2015.

Register of Chasta Johnson family history
Catie Freedman
2015 March 10
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States