Aaron Johnson (1806 - 1877)

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Birthplace: Haddam, CT, USA
Death: Died in Springville, UT, USA
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About Aaron Johnson

Biographical Summary:

"...As a resident of Nauvoo, Illinois; he became a close friend of the Prophet Joseph Smith of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He furnished the row boat for Joseph and his brother Hyrum to row across the Mississippi River to hide from the mobs and flee to the Rocky Mountains, but ended up rowing back to Nauvoo after pleading from the Prophet's wife. Joseph Smith was soon arrested and Aaron accompanied the Prophet to Carthage as a member of the Nauvoo guard.

After the Prophet's death, Aaron eventually led a wagon company to Utah under the leadership of Brigham Young. Afterwards he was sent to settle Springville and was called as the first Bishop there..."

SOURCE: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6600771

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Aaron Johnson's Timeline

June 22, 1806
Haddam, CT, USA
September 13, 1827
Age 21
New Haven, New Haven, CT
December 22, 1844
Age 38
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
July 12, 1845
Age 39
Nauvoo, Hancock Co, Illinois
May 18, 1846
Age 39
Garden Grove, Decatur Co, Iowa
April 25, 1852
Age 45
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
December 16, 1852
Age 46
Springville or Provo, Utah Co, Utah
June 14, 1853
Age 46
Springville, Utah Co, Utah
May 8, 1854
Age 47
Springville, Utah Co, Utah
March 1, 1857
Age 50
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah