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Aaron Johnson, Sr.

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
Death: May 10, 1877 (70)
Springville, Utah County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: City Cemetery, Springville, Utah, UT
Immediate Family:

Son of Didymus Johnson, I and Ruhama Stephens Johnson
Husband of Polly Zerviah Kelsey; Sarah Maria Johnson; Julia Maria Johnson; Sarah James; Jane Scott and 7 others
Father of Willis Kelsey Johnson; Lucretia Marilla Johnson; Mary Ann Johnson; Emma Marie Johnson; William Wallace Johnson and 36 others
Brother of Concurrance Burr; Steven Johnson; Sarah Johnson Burr; Huntington Johnson; Didymus Johnson, Jr and 7 others

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About Aaron Johnson, Sr.

Aaron Johnson is the fifth great grandson of Captain John Johnson, of Roxbury, who arrived to America in 1635 with the Winthrop Fleet, on the Arbella.

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, Sr.'s Timeline

June 22, 1806
Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
September 13, 1828
Age 22
Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
October 12, 1830
Age 24
Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
June 28, 1833
Age 27
Haddam, Middlesex, Conneticut, USA
September 13, 1836
Age 30
Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
July 1, 1847
Age 41
Nebraska, United States