Luke Samuel Johnson

Birth Date
1807 November 3
Death Date
1861 December 8
Gender
Male
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Baptized by Joseph Smith and ordained a priest by Christian Whitmore. Ordained a high priest by Oliver Cowdery, 25 Oct.1831. Member of Quorum of the Twelve, 1835-1837.

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Born in Pomfret, Windsor, Vermont

1807 November 3
Mother
Mary Elsa Jacobs
Father
John Johnson

Baptized by Joseph Smith Jr.

1831 May 10 (Age 23)

Served in Northern States Mission

1831 May 10 (Age 23) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Single
Additional Notes

Companion was Robert Rathburn and also served with Sidney Rigdon.

Served in Southern States Mission

1832 January–1833 February (Age 24) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Single
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Hiram, Ohio
Additional Notes

Called in Jan. with Wm E. McLellin and then served with Seymour Brunson. In company with Hazen Aldrich left Hiram, Ohio to resume mission in the South on 28 Dec, 1832. Left in Feb. 1833 to help father on the farm.

Member of First High Council of the Church

1834 February 17 (Age 26)

D&C 102:3 at Kirtland, Ohio 

Served in Eastern States Mission

1835 May 4 (Age 27) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Additional Notes

Traveled through Pennsylvania, New York, Canada and the Eastern States preaching and holding conferences with his fellow Apostles. Married Susan Arminda Poteet on 1 Nov, 1833.

Mission Type
Proselytizing
Additional Notes

Per Luke Johnson's personal history, he left on a mission to Canada in the spring of 1836, preached in New York on the way, and returned to Kirtland in the fall. Richard Bennett, "A Study of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Upper Canada, 1830 - 1850" p. 92 Appendix 3, Provo, Utah Brigham Young University

Death in Salt Lake City, Utah, Utah Territory

1861 December 8 (Age 54)
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