Isaac Johnson

Isaac arrived in Utah between 1848 and 1850.  In January 1848, he signed a petition in Iowa requesting a post office be established near the Log Tabernacle in Pottawattamie County, Iowa.  He attended the Nauvoo Fourth Ward before coming to Utah. 

The first documentation to place him in Salt Lake City is his rebaptism, which took place on 28 October 1850.  His father, Thomas Smith Johnson, came to Utah in 1850 with the Benjamin Hawkins pioneer company, but we do not have a roster for that company.  It is possible Isaac and his father's second wife, Mary Elizabeth Hassen Johnson, came to Utah together with the Hawkins company, but further research is needed to determine the year of their arrival in Utah and the name of the pioneer company with which they traveled.

His rebaptism record in the Salt Lake Stake Record of Members shows his name as "Isaac H. Johnson," but we have not been able to locate any other source that shows a middle name or initial.

The 1856 Utah census shows him living in the Salt Lake City Seventh Ward.


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