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Joel Hills Johnson
Birth: Mar. 23, 1802
Grafton
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 24, 1882
Johnson
Kane County
Utah, USA

FATHER-MISSIONARY-PIONEER-COLONIZER-POET-CHURCH LEADER

Joel Hills Johnson, eldest son of Ezekiel and Julia Hills Johnson was a LDS Church leader, missionary and colonizer and the author of poems and sacred songs. He is best known as the author of the well-known anthem of the Restoration "High on the Mountain Top."

Joel Johnson was also a Primitivist Seeker and a Millennialist and as such sought an organization that included the charismatic gifts of the New Testament Church and proclaimed the eminent return of the Savior. The year before his death he wrote:

"I was so carefully instructed by a pious mother, that I dared not do anything that would displease the Lord or my parents. As soon as I could read, she gave me a small New Testament, which I carried in my pocket. I neglected few opportunities of studying it, and often committed some of it to memory.

"My attention was early drawn to the ancient ordinances and blessings of the Church. I believed, as far as my limited comprehension allowed, in baptism for the remission of sins, in laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost, and in signs following the believer... I sought among the sects for it, but found it not."

In Mormonism however his search ended and his odyssey began. Once converted to the doctrines of the Restoration he never looked back or wavered from the course he believed God had set before him.

Notes by Carl Wallace McBrayer, Great-great grandson.

Thanks to one of my many cousins, Sandra Gwilliam for her sponsorship of our Great-Great Grandfather's page.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Ezekiel Johnson (1773 - 1848)
  Julia Hills Johnson (1784 - 1853)
 
 Spouses:
  Lucinda Alzina Bascom Johnson (1815 - 1885)
  Janet Fife Johnson (1828 - 1911)*
  Anna Pixley Johnson Johnson (1800 - 1840)*
  Susan Bryant Johnson (1812 - 1896)*
  Margaret Threlkeld Johnson (1840 - 1914)*
 
 Children:
  Julia Ann Johnson (1827 - 1829)*
  Sixtus Ellis Johnson (1829 - 1916)*
  Sariah Anna Johnson Workman (1832 - 1925)*
  Nephi Johnson (1833 - 1919)*
  Susan Ellen Johnson Martineau (1836 - 1918)*
  Seth Guernsey Johnson (1839 - 1927)*
  Nancy Maria Johnson (1841 - 1842)*
  Emily Johnson (1843 - 1843)*
  Joel Hills Johnson (1844 - 1846)*
  Joel Andrew Johnson (1847 - 1926)*
  Julia Anna Johnson Orton (1847 - 1879)*
  Janet Mauretta Johnson Smith (1848 - 1933)*
  David William Johnson (1849 - 1924)*
  Joel Hills Johnson (1850 - 1902)*
  Mary Susan Johnson (1850 - 1851)*
  Margaret Johnson (1850 - 1879)*
  James Fife Johnson (1852 - 1905)*
  Joseph Elmer Johnson (1855 - 1858)*
  Almon Babbitt Johnson (1855 - 1890)*
  Hyrum Johnson (1856 - 1856)*
  Esther Ellis Johnson Orton (1861 - 1949)*
  Mary Elizabeth Johnson (1864 - 1877)*
  Joseph Hills Johnson (1866 - 1908)*
  Carlos Johnson (1866 - 1866)*
  Ezekiel Johnson (1869 - 1957)*
  Almera Woodward Johnson Little (1871 - 1937)*
  Jeremiah Johnson (1874 - 1879)*
  Margaret Hannah Johnson Shumway (1876 - 1917)*
  Amos Partridge Johnson (1878 - 1895)*
  John Henry Johnson (1881 - 1972)*
 
 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:
Johnson Cemetery
Johnson
Kane County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: Carl W. McBrayer
Record added: Jan 20, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7098987
Joel Hills Johnson
Added by: Carl W. McBrayer
 
Joel Hills Johnson
Added by: Sandra Gwilliam
 
Joel Hills Johnson
Added by: Carl W. McBrayer
 
 
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