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Seth Guernsey Johnson
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Birth: Mar. 16, 1839
Carthage
Hancock County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 28, 1927
Cannonville
Garfield County
Utah, USA

Son of Joel H. and Annie P. Johnson. At age four the family was turned out of their home by the mob. The family fled, leaving bloody footprints behind them in the snow.

His mother died when he was 1 1/2 years of age and the family was driven from place to place until May 1848, when they started for the west. Seth was baptized on the journey. He accompanied George A. Smith on his mission to Iron county in 1850- 51, and took part in the founding of Cedar City and Summit in Iron county.

He was ordained a Teacher in 1856; Elder in 1857 and a Seventy in 1860. In 1861 he crossed the plains to the help gather the poor.

In 1861 married Miss Lydia Ann Smith, daughter of Thomas P. and Mary D. Smith. He helped to make a road to the Upper Rio Virgen Valley and in 1859, and crossed the plains again to gather the poor in 1863. In 1864 he sold out and moved south to Virgen City.

In 1866 moved to Toquerville where he held civil offices, such as justice of the peace and school superintendent.

In 1865 married Martha Jane Stratten.

In November 1872 moved to Hillsdale, Iron (Garfield) county, Utah where he taught school.

When Panguitch Stake was organized in 1877 he was ordained a High Priest by Orson Pratt and set apart as a High Councilor.

He was ordained a Bishop by Erastus Snow, Aug. 2, 1877 over the Hillsdale Ward.

In 1895 he was ordained a Patriarch by Francis M. Lyman.

His wife Lydia Ann bore him 14 children.

(See, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, 3: 428) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Joel Hills Johnson (1802 - 1882)
  Anna Pixley Johnson Johnson (1800 - 1840)
 
 Spouses:
  Martha Jane Stratton Johnson (1848 - 1910)
  Lydia Ann Smith Johnson (1847 - 1910)*
 
 Children:
  Francis Marion Johnson (1858 - 1908)*
  Mary Julia Johnson Wilson (1862 - 1948)*
  Seth Alvin Johnson (1864 - 1937)*
  George Washington Johnson (1866 - 1952)*
  Lydia Annie Johnson Wilson (1868 - 1958)*
  Dora Stratton Johnson Fletcher (1873 - 1926)*
  Seth Johnson (1876 - 1972)*
  Anthony Stratton Johnson (1879 - 1943)*
  Saraphine Johnson Anderson (1883 - 1973)*
  Parley Pratt Johnson (1883 - 1979)*
  Emily Celesta Johnson Campbell (1886 - 1970)*
  Joseph Elmer Johnson (1890 - 1922)*
 
 Siblings:
  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)**
  Julia Anna Johnson Orton (1847 - 1879)**
  Joel Andrew Johnson (1847 - 1926)**
  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)**
  Almon Babbitt Johnson (1855 - 1890)**
  Joseph Elmer Johnson (1855 - 1858)**
  Carlos Johnson (1857 - 1857)**
  Hyrum Johnson (1857 - 1857)**
  Esther Ellis Johnson Orton (1861 - 1949)**
  Mary Elizabeth Johnson (1864 - 1877)**
  Joseph Hills Johnson (1866 - 1908)**
  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)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Georgetown Cemetery
Cannonville
Garfield County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: Carl W. McBrayer
Record added: Aug 03, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9263984
Seth Guernsey Johnson
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