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Margaret Johnson

Margaret Johnson

Female 1821 - 1900  (79 years)

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  • Name Margaret Johnson 
    Born 28 Feb 1821  London, Middlesex, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 17 Dec 1900  Driggs, Teton, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I213  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2015 

    Father Edward Johnson,   b. 17 Aug 1785, Armagh, Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1872, Preparation, Monona, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Sarah Frances Brown,   b. 7 Sep 1781, Armagh, Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1844, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Family ID F1726  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Noah Thomas Guymon,   b. 30 Jun 1819, Jackson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1911, Orangeville, Emery, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1845  Orangeville, Emery, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Margaret Elizabeth Guymon,   b. 29 Sep 1846, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1929, Driggs, Teton, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +2. Harriet Guymon,   b. 11 Nov 1851, Springville, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1942, Safford, Graham, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2018 11:32:40 
    Family ID F5531  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Margaret Johnson
    Margaret Johnson

  • Notes 
    • From Find a Grave:

      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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S225] Findagrave.com page for Margaret Johnson.

    2. [S224] Findagrave.com page for Noah Thomas Guymon.