Born: Oc­to­ber 15, 1841, Troy, New York.

Died: March 10, 1906, Ches­ter, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Buried: Oak­wood Ce­me­te­ry, Troy, New York.


Johnson was the hus­band of Ma­ry An­na Ly­on.

He was ed­u­cat­ed at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Ro­che­ster (BA in Phi­lo­so­phy and Let­ters, 1862), then stu­died part time at the Ro­ches­ter The­o­lo­gic­al Se­mi­na­ry (1862–64).

After serv­ing as an Am­er­i­can na­val officer (1864–66), he en­tered the Bap­tist min­is­try in 1866. He served a pas­tor­ate in Le Sueur, Min­ne­so­ta (1866–68), then re­turned to Ro­ches­ter The­o­lo­gic­al Se­mi­na­ry, where he gra­du­at­ed in 1871.

He spent two years tra­vel­ing in Eur­ope, the Ho­ly Land and Egypt, af­ter which he pas­tored in Ball­ston, New York (1875–83).

From 1883 un­til his death he was pro­fess­or of sys­te­ma­tic the­o­lo­gy at Cro­zer The­o­lo­gic­al Sem­in­ary, Ches­ter, Penn­syl­van­ia.




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