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Seth Guernsey Johnson
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Birth: Feb. 14, 1805
Royalton
Windsor County
Vermont, USA
Death: Feb. 19, 1835
Kirtland
Lake County
Ohio, USA

According to Seth’s brother Benjamin, “At the laying of the cornerstones of the (Kirtland) Temple… my brothers, Joel H. and Seth, and brother-in-law, L.R. Sherman, assisted.”
In May of 1834 Seth marched with Zion’s Camp and returned to Kirtland later that summer sick with cholera. His brother Benjamin notes, “[Seth] returned quite feeble in health, having nearly died of cholera, of which a number of the brethren had died in Missouri. Yet he felt as he always did that he must be useful, and although weak in body he engaged to teach a large school... until February when failing health compelled him to return home… But after all our anxieties, prayers and tears, in the midst of his testimonies to us and blessings upon us he died February 19, 1835..."

One of Seth’s closest friends, Oliver Cowdery; then the editor of the newspaper Messenger and Advocate, penned the following obituary:

DIED in this place on the evening of the 19th inst. elder SETH JOHNSON, aged 30 years. Elder J. was a young man of promising talents, and of strict religious principles; ever manifesting, by his acts, the warm affection of a heart devoted to the cause of God, and to that most dear to him of all things, the religion of the Lord Jesus; but his Master has accepted his work and taken him home, where he can receive that reward promised to the pure in heart.
Though dust returns to dust, and his spirit has fled to Christ, we drop this as a tribute to his worth HE WAS A SAINT. - Editor.

Buried in the little orchard on the hill behind Johnson home in Kirtland.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Ezekiel Johnson (1773 - 1848)
  Julia Hills Johnson (1784 - 1853)
 
 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 Family Burial Ground
Kirtland
Lake County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Carl W. McBrayer
Record added: Aug 03, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9261903
 


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