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Delcina Diademia Johnson Sherman
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Birth: Nov. 19, 1806
Westford
Chittenden County
Vermont, USA
Death: Oct. 21, 1854
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Delcina's full name was Delcina Diademia Johnson (Sherman) (Smith) (Babbitt).

Delcina was born to Ezekiel Johnson and Julia Ellis Hills.

Delcina married:

(1) Lyman Royal Sherman January 16, 1829 in Pomfret, Chataqua County, New York. He died January 27, 1839 in Far West, Caldwell County, Missouri.

They had six children:

Alvira Sherman (Abt 1830 - 1850)
Mary E. Sherman (Abt 1831 - 1850)
Albey Lyman Sherman (1832 - 1911)
Seth Sherman (1836 - 1850)
Daniel Sherman (Abt 1837 - )
Susan Julia Sherman (1838 - 1874)

(2) Joseph Smith, Jr. (founder of the Mormon church) before July of 1842, at about 37 years old. Joseph had many other polygamous wives.

Delcina's sister, Almera Johnson, was also married polygamously to Joseph Smith, Jr.

After Smith's death, Delcina married:

(3) Almon Babbitt on January 24, 1846 in Nauvoo, Illinois. Almon already had three other polygamous wives, one of whom was Delcina's sister, Julia Ann Johnson.

Delcina was sealed to Lyman Sherman for eternity, with Almon Babbitt standing proxy. she was then sealed to Babbitt for time. Babbitt also married Julia Johnson, Mary Tulley, and Maria Lawrence on the same date. (From "In Sacred Loneliness" by Todd Compton)

Delcina later left Nauvoo and arrived in Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1849. In 1850, three of her children died there: Mary E., Alvira, and Seth.

Even though crippled by acute rheumatoid arthritis, in 1854 Delcina traveled from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah. A few months later, she died in Salt Lake City, Utah and was buried with the surname of her first husband, Lyman Royal Sherman, instead of her last husband, Almon Babbitt, although she died in Mr. Babbitt's home.

Obituary: Deseret News October 26, 1854

DIED - On the 21st day of Oct. 1854 at the residence of Hon. A. W. Babitt, G. S. L. City, DELCENA SHERMAN, widow of Lyman Sherman, aged 47 years.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Ezekiel Johnson (1773 - 1848)
  Julia Hills Johnson (1784 - 1853)
 
 Spouses:
  Joseph Smith (1805 - 1844)
  Lyman Royal Sherman (1804 - 1839)*
  Almon Whiting Babbitt (1812 - 1856)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Elvira Sherman (1831 - 1850)*
  Albey Lyman Sherman (1832 - 1911)*
  Susan Julia Sherman Martineau (1838 - 1874)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joel Hills Johnson (1802 - 1882)*
  Nancy Mariah Johnson (1803 - 1836)*
  Seth Guernsey Johnson (1805 - 1835)*
  Delcina Diademia Johnson Sherman (1806 - 1854)
  Julia Ann Johnson Babbitt (1808 - 1857)*
  David Partridge Johnson (1810 - 1833)*
  Almera Woodard Johnson Smith Barton (1812 - 1896)*
  Susan Ellen Johnson (1814 - 1836)*
  Joseph Ellis Johnson (1817 - 1882)*
  Benjamin Franklin Johnson (1818 - 1905)*
  Mary Ellen Johnson Wilson (1820 - 1845)*
  Elmer Wood Johnson (1821 - 1822)*
  George Washington Johnson (1823 - 1900)*
  William Derby Johnson (1824 - 1896)*
  Esther Melita Johnson LeBaron (1828 - 1876)*
  Amos Partridge Johnson (1829 - 1842)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: B 31
 
Maintained by: For Emma
Originally Created by: Carl W. McBrayer
Record added: Aug 15, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9323646
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