Margaret Johnson1821 - 1900 (79 years)
Name Margaret Johnson Birth 28 Feb 1821 London, Middlesex, Ontario  Gender Female Death 17 Dec 1900 Driggs, Teton, Idaho  Person ID I213 Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH Last Modified 2 Jul 2015
Father Edward Johnson, b. 17 Aug 1785, Armagh, Armagh, Ireland d. 18 Apr 1872, Preparation, Monona, Iowa (Age 86 years) Mother Sarah Frances Brown, b. 7 Sep 1781, Armagh, Armagh, Ireland d. 4 Apr 1844, Missouri (Age 62 years) Family ID F1726 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Noah Thomas Guymon, b. 30 Jun 1819, Jackson, Tennessee d. 7 Jan 1911, Orangeville, Emery, Utah (Age 91 years) Marriage 24 Nov 1845 Orangeville, Emery, Utah  Children + 1. Margaret Elizabeth Guymon, b. 29 Sep 1846, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa d. 15 Jan 1929, Driggs, Teton, Idaho (Age 82 years) + 2. Harriet Guymon, b. 11 Nov 1851, Springville, Utah, Utah d. 18 May 1942, Safford, Graham, Arizona (Age 90 years) Family ID F5531 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 16 Jun 2018
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HISTORY OF MARGARET JOHNSON GUYMON
Margaret Johnson was born 28 February 1821 in Springfield, Elgin (then the London District,) Ontario, Canada, the youngest daughter of Edward Johnson and Sarah Brown, Irish immigrants. Upon hearing the doctrines of the LDS church preached to them, Edward and his family were baptized in 1836, moving to Missouri to be with the body of the Saints when Margaret was 12 years old. In Missouri, Margaret's mother and sister Elizabeth died and her father married Percy Baldwin Curtis, a widow. The family moved to Lima, Illinois and then to Nauvoo after 1841, living in the 4th Ward. Margaret Johnson and her brother, Robert Lewis Johnson made a home together prior to Robert's marriage to Polly Ann Guymon 30 April 1846 in Nauvoo.
Ten months after Noah Thomas Guymon's wife, Mary Dickersen Dudley, died following childbirth, he and Margaret Johnson were married on 25 November 1845 in Nauvoo. Their home was a on a farm outside of Nauvoo. In 1846 Noah's sister Polly Ann Guymon married Margaret's brother, Robert Lewis Johnson.
The Guymon family moved with the body of the Saints to Pottawattamie County, Iowa where Margaret's first two children were born in the town of Kanesville. These children were Margaret Elizabeth Guymon born 19 September 1846 and Martin Lewis Guymon born 24 January 1849.
12th of June 1850 Noah Thomas Guymon's family left Council Bluffs, Iowa for Utah in the Aaron Johnson Wagon Train. The Guymon family now consisted of Noah's three daughters by his first marriage, Margaret and her two children and his third wife, Elizabeth Ann Jones and her son, William Albert Guymon. They were fortunate to travel with Noah's parents and Margaret's brother, Robert. They arrived in Salt Lake City, 12 September 1850, staying with Noah's brother, James who had a home in the Little Cottonwood area of the valley. Their visit was brief however, as Brigham Young had designated eight wagons from their company to continue their journey into Utah Valley and settle there. Noah erected one of the first homes in what is now American Fork, Utah. The home was made of logs; the roof of poles on which cane was laid. In October 1851 he moved the family to a farm near Springville, Utah. His children were able to attend a school inside the fort. It was here that he was called on a mission to England for three years from 13 September 1852 to 10 September 1855.
During Noah's absence there was trouble with the Indians. Margaret moved her family into the town of Springville for protection. Margaret had to support herself and her extended family while Noah was gone. This she did by teaching school and sewing for other people. She raised food in her garden and carded, spun, dyed and wove her own wool cloth into clothes for the children. She purchased a lot and had home built and paid for through her earnings when her husband came home three years later. It was in Springville that the remainder of Margaret's children were born.
Seeking greener pastures, Noah, Margaret, Elizabeth and a 4th wife Louisa Rowley moved to Fairview, Sanpete County, Utah and again in 1867 to Fountain Green, Sanpete County, Utah. Here the family seemed to be content until 1879 when exploration of Castle Valley yielded good reports and it was decided to move there. Margaret now 60 years old, did not join the exodus there but moved back to Springville. For the next twenty years she lived in her children's homes, especially that of her daughter Julia Maycock.
On 17 December 1900 Margaret Johnson Guymon died in Driggs, Teton County, Idaho while visiting her daughter Margaret Elizabeth Crandall. Her body was shipped home to Springville where she is buried in the Springville Cemetery. An inscription on her tombstone reads: "Our mother we hope to meet you when the cares of life are through." Margaret remained faithful throughout her life to the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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