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Seth Guernsey Johnson

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Birthplace: Royalton, Windsor, Vermont, United States
Death: Died in Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States
Place of Burial: Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Ezekiel Johnson, Jr. and Julia Ellis Johnson
Husband of Sophia Stone
Brother of Joel Hills Johnson; Nancy Mariah Clark; Delcina Diademia Johnson; Julia Ann Babbitt; David Partridge Johnson and 18 others

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About 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.


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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 -------------------- 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.

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Seth Guernsey Johnson's Timeline

1805
February 14, 1805
Royalton, Windsor, Vermont, United States
1824
April 4, 1824
Age 19
Dana, Worcester, MA
1831
June 1, 1831
Age 26
June 1, 1831
Age 26
1835
February 19, 1835
Age 30
Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States
February 1835
Age 29
Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States
1875
March 10, 1875
Age 30
SGEOR
March 10, 1875
Age 30
1877
March 10, 1877
Age 30
1926
April 1, 1926
Age 30
SLAKE