David Partridge Johnson (1810 - 1833)

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Birthplace: Westford, Chittenden, VT
Death: Died in Kirtland, Geauga, OH
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About David Partridge Johnson

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Birth: Sep. 10, 1810 Westford Chittenden County Vermont, USA

Death: Oct. 30, 1833 Kirtland Lake County Ohio, USA

The sixth child and third son of Ezekiel and Julia Hills Johnson.

In the course of the early brick making efforts [for the Kirtland LDS Temple] David was given the important responsibility of procuring wood for burning the brick.

Being energetic and enthusiastic in the religious aspects of the undertaking, he worked long and hard, but finally fell ill with what was apparently tuberculosis, since lung hemorrhages developed. During this illness his intimate friend, Don Carlos Smith, the brother of the Prophet, sat at his bedside. Death came to him October 30, 1833.

During his last hours he bore a testimony of the divinity of the Church through the gift of tongues. His words were interpreted by Don Carlos.

He was regarded as being one of the first modern martyrs to the service of the Church....

In his obituary in the Evening and Morning Star the following was printed:

"ON the first day of November last, the members of the church in this place were called upon to pay the last tribute of respect due from them, to the remains of brother DAVID JOHNSON, who departed this life on the morning of the 31st of Oct. after an illness of five weeks and five days; aged 23 years… Brother J. had been a member in this church more than two years, during which time he manifested that strict propriety in his daily walk and conversation that truly was becoming a disciple of the Lord Jesus..."

Buried in the little orchard on the hill behind Johnson home in Kirtland.


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Parents:
  • Ezekiel Johnson (1773 - 1848)
  • Julia Ellis Hills Johnson (1784 - 1853)

Burial: Johnson Family Burial Ground Kirtland Lake County Ohio, USA

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David Johnson's Timeline

1810
September 10, 1810
Westford, Chittenden, VT
1831
June 1, 1831
Age 20
June 1, 1831
Age 20
1833
October 30, 1833
Age 23
Kirtland, Geauga, OH
October, 1833
Age 23
Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, USA
1882
June 14, 1882
Age 23
SGEOR
June 14, 1882
Age 23
June 14, 1882
Age 23
1926
April 1, 1926
Age 23
SLAKE
April 1, 1926
Age 23