Johnson, John 

Biography

14 Apr. 17791–30 July 1843.2 Farmer, innkeeper.3 Born at Chesterfield, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire.4 Son of Israel Johnson and Abigail Higgins.5 Married Alice (Elsa) Jacobs, 22 June 1800.6 Moved to Pomfret, Windsor Co., Vermont, ca. 1803.7 Settled at Hiram, Portage Co., Ohio, 1818.8 Associated with Methodist church.9 Baptized into LDS church, ca. 1831.10 JS lived at Johnson home, 1831–1832.11 Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1833.12 Ordained an elder by JS, 17 Feb. 1833, in Kirtland.13 Ordained a high priest and appointed member of United Firm, 4 June 1833, in Kirtland.14 Provided funds to church for purchase of Peter French properties.15 Member of Kirtland high council, 1834–1837.16 Disaffected from church, 1837–1838.17 Died at Kirtland.18