Jane Johnston (1801)


Birth11 Jun 1801 at Lisburn, Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death20 Jan 1890 at Deseret, Millard, Utah, USA
Burial20 Jan 1890 at Deseret, Millard, Utah, USA

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Jane Johnson Autobiographical Sketch

I, Jane Johnston Black, was born June 11, 1801, at Lombag, Antrim County, Ireland, the daughter of Daniel Johnston and Margaret Chambers. I lived at my father’s house until I was sixteen years of age when my father died, I was then called as a local preacher on the same circuit that my father had traveled, he being a Wesleyan Methodist. I remained in that position until I was over twenty years of age, and made William Black’s house my home, as he was my guardian. I lived there until my marriage to his son, William, who had been away serving as a soldier in the British Army. We were married July 31, 1822, and lived in Lisburn, Antrim County, Ireland. We had three sons and one daughter. Moved to Manchester, England, in the year 1834 or 1835, with my husband and family.

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Jane Johnson (1801)

Jane Johnston Black, daughter of Daniel and Marietta Chambers Johnston, was born June 11, 1801, at Lombag, Antrum County, Ireland. Her father was a Wesleyan Methodist preacher. Jane's parents died when she was sixteen, then she was called to fill her father's place in the ministry which position she held until she was twenty. Before his death Mr. Johnston named William Black, Sr., his daughter's guardian, and Jane lived in the Black home until she married William Black, Jr., July 31, 1822. The young couple made their home in Lisburn, Ireland. Jane became the mother of three sons and one daughter, George, William, Joseph and Mary. The family moved to Manchester, England, in 1835. It was here they heard of a newly organized church, called the Latter-day Saints and they were invited to go to a meeting to hear the missionaries preach. Following are Jane's own words:

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