Johnson, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1905

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Benjamin F. Johnson (1818-1905) was a Mormon missionary and patriarch, farmer, orchardist, and freighter. He served as private secretary to Joseph Smith.

From the description of Benjamin F. Johnson photograph, circa 1890. (Brigham Young University). WorldCat record id: 213457759

Benjamin Franklin Johnson, born 28 July 1818 in New York, was a patriarch in the LDS Church and personal friend of Joseph Smith Jr.

From the guide to the Benjamin Franklin Johnson papers, undated, (J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah)

Mormon missionary and patriarch who served as a private secretary to the Mormon Prophet, Joseph Smith (1805-1844). He was also a farmer, orchardist, and freighter.

From the description of The testimony of Joseph Smith's best friend, ca. 1900-1910. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122553361

Mormon missionary and patriarch who served as a private secretary to the Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith (1805-1844). He was also a farmer, orchardist, and freighter.

From the description of Reminiscence, letters, and an obituary, 1881-1907. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122598608

From the guide to the Benjamin F. Johnson papers, 1881-1907, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

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referencedIn Johnson (Family :. Johnson family journals and correspondence. Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Sellers, Charles S.,. An Interesting letter from Patriarch Benjamin F. Johnson to Elder Geo. S. Gibbs [photostat], July 1, 1911. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Johnson family. Biographies, ca. 1950. American Primers
referencedIn PH 1600, Martin, Edward photographer 1818-1882. Edward Martin portraits 1860s Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Johnson, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1905. The testimony of Joseph Smith's best friend, ca. 1900-1910. American Primers
referencedIn Johnson family journals and correspondence, 1885-1914 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Seth Johnson family history, 1860-1947 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Johnson, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1905. Letters : Chicago, Ill., 1855 Nov. 5-Dec. 26. Newberry Library
creatorOf MS 15610, Johnson, Benjamin Franklin 1818-1905. Benjamin F. Johnson correspondence 1851-1966 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Perkins, Joshua Newton, 1804-1876. Letters regarding the Illinois Central Railroad Company : Chicago and Bourbonnais, Ill., 1853 Jan. 9-1929 Jan. 21. Newberry Library
referencedIn Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. 1793 - 1999. Record Of Applications Under The Act Of 1896. 1896 - 1897. 1896 Citizenship Application for Benjamin F. Johnson
creatorOf Benjamin F. Johnson papers, 1881-1907 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Benjamin Franklin Johnson papers, undated J. Willard Marriott Library, University of UtahManuscripts Division
creatorOf MS 1322, Smith, George Albert 1817-1875. George A. Smith papers 1834-1877 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf MS 1326, Smith, John 1781-1854. John Smith papers 1833-1854 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Johnson family biographies, circa 1950 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Johnson, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1905. Reminiscence, letters, and an obituary, 1881-1907. American Primers
creatorOf MS 2054, Deseret News Office. Deseret News editor's files 1850-1854 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf MS 1289, Johnson, Benjamin Franklin 1818-1905. Benjamin F. Johnson papers 1852-1923 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn PH 5962, Smith, George Albert 1817-1875. George A. Smith photograph collection circa 1862-1873 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Johnson, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1905. Letter, n.d., to George S. Gibbs. Landmarks of Science Microform Service
creatorOf Johnson, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1905. Benjamin F. Johnson photograph, circa 1890. Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Ott, James A. Seth Johnson family history, 1860-1947. American Primers
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associatedWith Deseret News Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
correspondedWith Illinois Central Railroad Company corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson family family
associatedWith Johnson family. family
associatedWith Johnson (Family : family
associatedWith Johnson (Family : Johnson, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1905) family
associatedWith Johnson, Harriet Matilda Daniel 1805?-1884 person
associatedWith Johnson, James Francis 1856-1916 person
associatedWith Johnson, Sarah Melissa person
associatedWith Johnson, Sarah Melissa. person
associatedWith Kohl, J. G. (Johann Georg), 1808-1878. person
associatedWith Martin, Edward photographer 1818-1882 person
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Osborn, William H. (William Henry), 1820-1894. person
associatedWith Ott, James A. person
associatedWith Perkins, Joshua Newton, 1804-1876. person
associatedWith Robinson, Joseph Eldreidge, 1867- person
associatedWith Saint George Temple (1877-1999) corporateBody
associatedWith Sandwich Islands Mission corporateBody
associatedWith Sellers, Charles S., person
associatedWith Shabni, ca. 1775-1859. person
associatedWith Smith, George Albert 1817-1875 person
associatedWith Smith, John 1781-1854 person
associatedWith Smith, Joseph, 1805-1844. person
associatedWith Young, Brigham 1801-1877 person
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Arizona--Mesa
Nauvoo (Ill.)
Utah--Mona
Mona (Utah)
Mesa (Ariz.)
Mauvoo (Ill.)
Nauvoo (Ill.)
Mesa (Ariz.)
Bourbonnais (Ill.)
Kankakee (Ill.)
Nauvoo (Ill.)
Illinois
Arizona--Mesa
Mona (Utah)
Illinois--Nauvoo
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Mormon Church--Presidents--History--Sources
Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Edmunds--Tucker Law, 1887
Plural marriage
General Authorities
Agriculture
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Polygamy
Religion
Mormons--Arizona--Mesa--History--Sources
Mormons--History--Sources
Mormons--Illinois--Nauvoo--History--Sources
Temple work
Mormons--Polygamy
Mormons--Utah--Mona--History--Sources
Railroads--History--19th century--Sources
Mormon Church--History
Mormon Church--Doctrines--History--Sources
Mormons--Photographs
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Birth 1818-07-28

Death 1905-11-18

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