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Melissa Bloomfield LeBaron Johnson

The Johnson family initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the Willard Richards Company in 1848.  The Johnson family included Benjamin Franklin Johnson and his wife Melissa Bloomfield, their children Benjamin Franklin Jr., Melissa, Julia Dedamia, and Esther Melita, Joel’s 2nd wife Flora Clarinda Gleason and their daughter Huetta Clarinda, and Joel’s 3rd wife Mary Ann Hale and their daughter Julia Ann.  Also traveling in the company was Benjamin’s brother Joel and his wives and children.

Melissa's death date is confirmed by her obituary.


Willard Richards Company (1848)Approximate age at departure: 28


  • "Died," Deseret News [Weekly], 12 Sep. 1860, 224.
  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • Pioneer emigration list 1847-1848, 117, in Docket book 1844 Feb.-1845 May.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah