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America Morgan Clark Johnson
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Birth: Feb. 23, 1824
Patrick County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 9, 1900
Weber County
Utah, USA

Daughter of John Norman Clark and Eliza Branch Sandifer

Married Luke Samuel Johnson, 3 Mar 1847, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 2, p. 520

Luke S. Johnson was appointed captain of the Fourth Ten in the pioneer company and also served as doctor of the group. He was born November 3, 1807 at Pomfret, Windsor, Vermont. Luke accompanied his parents and brothers and sisters to Kirtland and was baptized into the Church May 10, 1831 by Joseph Smith. Soon after he went on his first mission to southern Ohio, where he, with Sidney Rigdon, baptized sixty members and organized a branch of the church at New Portage, Ohio. He traveled through Ohio, Virginia and Kentucky baptizing over a hundred souls and organizing branches of the church. On November 1, 1833 he married Susan Harminda Poteet at Cabell county, Virginia. On the 17th of February, 1834, he was ordained one of the Twelve Apostles by Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer and Martin Harris. During the summer of 1835, he traveled through the Eastern States, holding conferences and preaching the gospel. The following winter he attended the Hebrew School and shortly after left on a mission to New York and Canada where he organized a branch of the church. For a time he was disfellowshipped from the church. He returned to Virginia where he studied medicine then returned to Kirtland as a physician. In 1846, he was rebaptized in Nauvoo, and journeyed to Council Bluffs where the Saints were being driven. About this time he married America Morgan Clark. She was a mother to his six motherless children, his wife, Susan, having died.

It appears that Luke had charge of the wagon which carried the Revenue Cutter a boat used for ferrying, fishing, gathering river wood, etc. At one time during the trip he shot a rattlesnake, extracted the oil and made a liniment. When they got to Fort Laramie he attended some of the inhabitants in his capacity of doctor, receiving pay in moccasins and skins. He is listed as one of the men left at the ferry.

Mr. Johnson returned to Winter Quarters with President Young where he lived until he led a company of Saints from Council Bluffs. On August 11th they joined the John A. Miller and John W. Cooley ox train emigrants at the upper crossing of the Platte River.

The Johnson family lived in West Jordan for awhile, then moved to a cabin built by John Bennion in Rush Valley. In 1856, a few more families joined them. A settlement was formed two miles west of the present St. John Ward on a thirty acre farm. Luke was the first bishop of Clover Creek. He died while on a business trip to Salt Lake at the home of Orson Hyde, a brother-in-law, on the 9th of December 1861, leaving his wife, America, with eight children, the youngest eight months old. Susan M. J. Bullock Freeman

The 1880 Utah, Tooele, Clover census page 9 lists America Johnson as a widow living in St. John, Tooele, Utah.

She died in the home of her sister Elizabeth Caroline Clark in Ogden, Weber, Utah. 
Family links: 
  John Norman Clark (1794 - 1864)
  Eliza Branch Sandifer Clark (1794 - 1871)
  Luke Samuel Johnson (1807 - 1861)
  Luke Johnson (1807 - 1861)*
  Susan Marinda Johnson Bullock (1848 - 1883)*
  Orson Albert Johnson (1850 - 1920)*
  Mark Anthony Johnson (1851 - 1872)*
  Charlotte Elizabeth Johnson Draper (1853 - 1933)*
  John Joseph Johnson (1855 - 1917)*
  Phoebe Johnson De St. Jeor (1858 - 1929)*
  Phebe Johnson De St Jeor (1858 - 1929)*
  Luke Johnson (1861 - 1948)*
  Ann Broyhill Clark Thompson (1821 - 1872)*
  America Morgan Clark Johnson (1824 - 1900)
  John Matthew Clark (1835 - 1917)*
*Calculated relationship
Ogden City Cemetery
Weber County
Utah, USA
Plot: A-2-24-3W
Created by: SMSmith
Record added: Mar 21, 2009
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America Morgan <i>Clark</i> Johnson
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