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    Luke Samuel Johnson

    Southern Ohio

    • May 1831–Unknown
    • Age Called: 23
    • Southern Ohio
    • Called: 10 May 1831
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Notes: Companion was Robert Rathburn and also served with Sidney Rigdon.

    Ohio, Virginia and Kentucky

    • January 1832–February 1833
    • Age Called: Unknown
    • Ohio, Virginia and Kentucky
    • Departed From Home: January 1832
    • Departed From Field: 24 February 1833
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Called From: Hiram, Ohio
    • 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.

    Eastern States

    • May 1835–Unknown
    • Age Called: 27
    • Pennsylvania, New York, Earnestown, Canada and Eastern States
    • Departed From Home: 4 May 1835
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • 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.

    New York, Earnestown, Canada

    • 1836–1836
    • Age Called: Unknown
    • New York, Earnestown, Canada
    • Departed From Home: 1836
    • End Date: 1836
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • 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

    Stories and Documents

    Historical Department Journal History of the Church, 10 May 1831.

    Went to New Portage, Ohio with Sidney Rigdon. There he baptized Sidney's mother and oldest brother. Ordained a High Priest by Joseph Smith Jr. on 25 Oct, 1831.

    Historical Department Journal History of the Church, 2, 4 May 1835.

    Luke S Johnson name is listed with other members of the Quorum of the Twelve who held a conference on 2 May,1835 in Kirtland, Ohio. They then left to New York to preach.

    Historical Department Journal History of the Church, 19 June 1836.

    Cannot find any reference to Luke S. Johnson on this date of Journal History.

    Historical Department Journal History of the Church, 31 January 1832.

    Luke S Johnson was appointed by revelation to go on a mission together with Wm. E. McLellin. Returned to Hiram alone and then went out with Seymour Brunson.

    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travels Database, Luke Johnson.

    Captain of 10. He stayed at the Platte River to help operate the ferry, whereafter he joined the company of pioneers returning to Winter Quarters in fall 1847.Brigham Young Pioneer Company (1847)Age at Departure: 39

    Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, Jenson, Andrew, 4:709.

    Ordained High Priest 25 October 1831 by Joseph Smith in Cuyahoga Cnty, Ohio.Served mission in Ohio, Virgina and Kentucky.

    Historical Department Journal History of the Church, 28 December 1832.

    In company with Hazen Aldrich left Hiram, Portage, Ohio to resume mission in the South.

    The Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star, 26:834 & 835, 27:5-7.

    Series in the Millennial Star. Within Brigham Young's History is "The History of Luke Johnson", by himself. Verifies name, birth, parents, marriage, missions.

    Notes

    Baptized by Joseph Smith and ordained a priest by Christian Whitmore.