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Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources: Lyman Johnson

Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources: Lyman Johnson, Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources (2021)

Lyman Johnson, Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources (2021)

Lyman Johnson

(1811–59)

Lyman Johnson

Lyman Johnson, ca. 1850, photograph, Church History Library, PH 5605.

Lyman Johnson was born in Pomfret, Vermont, in 1811. He was baptized in Ohio in February 1831, and later that year he was ordained to the priesthood. Between 1832 and 1834, after being called by revelation (Doctrine and Covenants 68:7–875:14), he accompanied Orson Pratt on missions to the eastern United States and Upper Canada. In 1834 Johnson marched from Ohio to Missouri as part of the Camp of Israel. He later returned to Ohio, where he married Sarah Lang (Long) in 1834 and was ordained a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1835. In September 1837, he was disfellowshipped and quickly restored to fellowship. He then moved from Ohio to Far West, Missouri, where he was excommunicated for apostasy in April 1838.

References in the Doctrine and Covenants

Doctrine and Covenants 6875