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Editha Melissa Johnson (Merrill)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States
Death: Died in Johnson, Kane County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Johnson, Kane County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Justin Jared Merrill and Annie Lovina Merrill
Wife of Sixtus Ellis Johnson
Mother of Melissa Editha Martineau; Anna Lovina Hilton and Mary Elizabeth Shumway
Sister of Ferdinand Daniel Merrill; Mandana Rebecca Johnson and William Wallace Merrill
Half sister of George Gee Merrill

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About Editha Melissa Johnson

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Silas Richards Company (1849) Age 16


Departure: 10 July 1849 Arrival: 25-29 October 1849

Company Information: About 100 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Kanesville, Iowa (present day Council Bluffs).


Editha Melissa Merrill was the daughter of Justin Jared Merrill and Annie Lovina Manchester. She married Sixtus Ellis Johnson, 3 Aug 1851, Big Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah

Deseret News, 3-22-1876, Page 15: Died at Johnson, Kane Co, Feb. 7th, 1876, after an illness of nearly two years. Editha Melissa, wife of Sixtus E. Johnson, and daughter of Justin and Lonving Merrill. Sister Johnson was born at Detroit, Michigan, July 10th, 1833. When but a child her parents moved to Hancock County, Illinois, where they were baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1839 she lived at Nauvoo, during the troubles of the Saints, and went with them to the west; arrived in Salt Lake valley in 1849, where she was married to S. E. Johnson: August 3, 1851, went with him to Iron Co., passed through the troubles and privations of a frontier life for many years; was a faithful Saint, a kind mother, and has left many kind friends.

SOURCE: Find A Grave.com

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Editha Melissa Johnson's Timeline

1833
July 10, 1833
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States
1852
September 7, 1852
Age 19
Utah, USA
1859
May 16, 1859
Age 25
Iron, Utah, USA
1865
March 13, 1865
Age 31
Virgin, Washington County, Utah Territory, United States
1876
February 7, 1876
Age 42
Johnson, Kane County, Utah, United States
February 7, 1876
Age 42
Johnson, Kane County, Utah, United States