Cora Isabella Davis

Cora Isabella Davis

Female 1847 - 1926  (78 years)

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  • Name Cora Isabella Davis 
    Born 25 Oct 1847  Bolton, Warren, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Feb 1926  Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 13 Feb 1926  Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12  My Family Tree | Collett-Williams, Raynor-Armstrong
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2015 

    Father Nathan Cutler Davis,   b. 29 Aug 1816, Bolton, Warren, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1900, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Isabella Wells,   b. 19 Feb 1823, Bolton, Warren, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1896, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 16 Nov 1840  Bolton, Warren, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet

    Family John Lycurgus Johnson,   b. 25 Aug 1844, Brenham, Washington, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1908, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 1 Mar 1867  Saint Charles, Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Lycurgus Johnson was born in Brennam, Washington County, Texas, August 25, 1844 to Nancy Reddick Greer and Willis Johnson. His father died when Lycurgus was about 8 years old. Mormon missionaries converted his mother and some of his older siblings in 1854 and the next year most of the family traveled by wagon to Salt Lake, Utah. Lycurgus lived with his mother, brother Alfred, sisters Victoria and Nancy, and cousin Adeline York in the Greater Salt Lake 6th Ward until after 1860. The family then moved to the Bear Lake area of northern Utah and lived there for about 10 years. Lycurgus married Cora Isabella Davis 1 March 1867 and had their first child Willis Lycurgus in St. Charles, Idaho on the northwest end of Bear Lake. The family moved to the south end of Bear Lake and there Willis died in September 1870. The couple had seven children in the Bear Lake area but only Warren, Alfred, and Snellen lived past the age of 2. Lycurgus was appointed Constable of the Lake Precinct of Rich County on August 1, 1870. Having been asked by Church leaders, in 1878 they moved along with his brother Alfred Summers Johnson, Joseph Hardy Sr., and Allen Davis families to Ashley Valley or the area of present day Vernal, Utah. Nancy Reddick Greer Johnson Sprouse, the mother of Lycurgus, was killed in a tragic accident on the way to Ashley Valley. In 1879 excitement with the Indians forced families to move their cabins to Ashley Town which was located 2.5 miles northwest of Vernal. Lycurgus was about 35 years old at this time. He opened one of the first stores in Ashley Town. He became the second postmaster of the valley in September 1879 and was also elected the first sheriff on August 2, 1880 and served for two terms. He served three terms as Selectman, 1882 to 1888 while acting as Deputy United States Marshal. Four children were born in Ashley Town including Clarence, Nancy, Cora and Hazel. They lived in Ashley Town for nine years. Lycurgus built the 2nd flour mill in Ashley Valley in 1885 which operated for over 20 years. After 7 years he finished building the ?Rock House? in 1888 from large stones cut from Ashley Canyon. The home stood on 19 acres complete with excellent irrigation and built close to the flour mill. The family then moved to Maeser and lived there for twenty years. He moved his store from Ashley Town to Vernal and sold general merchandise and furniture under the name L. Johnson & Sons as all his sons participated in his business ventures. Lycurgus represented Ashley Valley in the Territorial Assembly in 1890 and also in the Constitutional Convention in 1894 and became one of the 99 signers of the Utah constitution in 1895. In the late 1890?s Lycurgus won vast contracts including duty to supply the government with wood at $3.50 per cord and 80,000 pounds of bran at $1.30 per hundred. He was appointed the general contractor for the building of the Stake Tabernacle in Vernal in 1900 and completed that work in 1907. In 1905 Lycurgus was elected Mayor of Vernal and filled the office January 2, 1906. By the end of this life he had acquired considerable real estate and wealth through vast enterprises including commerce, stock, water interests, and mining. He died June 29, 1908 and is buried at the Rockpoint Cemetery in Vernal.
    Children 
     1. Willis Lycurgus Johnson,   b. 18 Mar 1869, St. Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1870  (Age 1 years)
    +2. James Warren Johnson,   b. 25 Oct 1870, Laketown, Rich, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1905, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     3. Nathan Johnson,   b. 2 Apr 1872, Laketown, Rich, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1873, Laketown, Rich, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Alfred Nathaniel Johnson,   b. 2 Apr 1872, Laketown, Rich, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1958, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +5. Snellen Ichabod Johnson,   b. 3 Sep 1874, Laketown, Rich, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1939, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     6. Allen Eugene Johnson,   b. 28 Feb 1876, Laketown, Rich, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1876, Laketown, Rich, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. LeRoy "Roy" Johnson,   b. 18 Sep 1877, Laketown, Rich, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1879  (Age 1 years)
     8. Clarence Irwin Johnson,   b. 23 Mar 1879, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1958, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     9. Nancy Pearl Johnson,   b. 16 Apr 1881, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1946, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     10. Cora Myrtle Johnson,   b. 21 Apr 1883, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1948, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     11. Hazel Johnson,   b. 23 Sep 1886, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1918, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
    Last Modified 25 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Oct 1847 - Bolton, Warren, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Mar 1867 - Saint Charles, Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Feb 1926 - Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 Feb 1926 - Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Cora Isabella Davis
    Cora Isabella Davis
    Lycurgus and Cora Johnson
    Lycurgus and Cora Johnson
    Source: Book
    Title: Johnson - Greer - Davis Connection
    Author: June Belcher Roberts
    Page: 10
    Notes: Includes Johnson, Davis, Greer, Belcher, King, and related families
    Lycurgus and Cora Johnson Family
    Lycurgus and Cora Johnson Family
    About June 1886 in Maeser - Utah
    From left to right; Warren, Julia Dillman, Alf, Snell, Pearl, Cora (Hazel not born yet), Myrtle, Lycurgus, Clair (sitting in front), Pete Dillman and Joe Hardy (standing in back).
    Lycurgus Johnson Home in Maeser circa 1889
    Lycurgus Johnson Home in Maeser circa 1889
    Source: Book
    Title: Johnson - Greer - Davis Connection
    Author: June Belcher Roberts
    Page: 23
    L Johnson & Co Furniture & General Merchandise & Machinery
    L Johnson & Co Furniture & General Merchandise & Machinery
    Lycurgus Johnson's store, advertised as selling furniture, general merchandise and machinery, was located on the southeast corner of the Main Street and Vernal Avenue intersection. Standing in front of the building are Rube Collett, Mrs. Cora Johnson, Roy Colton, and other unidentified men.
    Cora Isabella Davis Johnson
    Cora Isabella Davis Johnson
    1847-1926
    Cora Isabelle Davis with Myrtle and Snellen, around 82 years old
    Cora Isabelle Davis with Myrtle and Snellen, around 82 years old
    Cora is sitting with her daughter Myrtle standing to the left and son Snellen standing on the right.
    Cora Isabella with her Children in 1929
    Cora Isabella with her Children in 1929
    Myrtle standing with Cora in the middle and Snellen on the right
    Lycurgus Johnson's Flour Mill in Maeser, Utah
    Lycurgus Johnson's Flour Mill in Maeser, Utah
    Also located at the Uintah County Library, Vernal, Utah
    Photographer: Thorne, L.C.
    Identifier: 1488.tif

    Courtesy of Lyle and Orilla Johnson
    Elephant Store early 1900's
    Elephant Store early 1900's
    Lycurgus and his sons operated this store located on the Northeast corner of Uintah (now Main Street) and Vernal Avenues. Unidentified persons stand in front of the store.

    The image is also located at the Uintah County Library
    http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/VE_Photos/id/9503/rec/45

    Courtesy of Lyle and Orilla Johnson
    Cora Isabella Davis Johnson in early car/bus
    Cora Isabella Davis Johnson in early car/bus
    Cora is seated in the second row from the back. Unknown event and location. The woman in the bottom left may be Hazel Johnson King 1886-1918 and the woman in third seat from the back and to the right of Cora may be Deborah Elizabeth Hardy 1842-1936. The rest of the individuals are unknown.

    Courtesy of Lyle and Orilla Johnson

    Documents
    Lycurgus and Cora Johnson - 1880 US Census
    Lycurgus and Cora Johnson - 1880 US Census
    Lycurgus Johnson 35
    Cora Johnson 32
    Warren Johnson 9
    Alfred Johnson 7
    S. Johnson 5
    Clarance Johnson 1
    Charlie (Laborer) 31

    Home in 1880: Ashley, Uintah, Utah
    Occupation: Stock Raiser
    1870 US Census for Lycurgus and Cora Johnson
    1870 US Census for Lycurgus and Cora Johnson
    Home in 1870: Laketown, Rich County, Utah Territory
    Lycurgus Johnson 25
    Cora Johnson 21
    Willis L Johnson 1
    Nancy Johnson 65
    Adeline York 17

    Living next door to Snellen Marion "Cub" and Sarah Hunt Greer Johnson family
    Death Certificate for Cora Isabella Davis Johnson
    Death Certificate for Cora Isabella Davis Johnson

    Histories
    Johnson-Greer-Davis Connection
    Johnson-Greer-Davis Connection
    A genealogical book compiled by June Belcher Roberts showing the ancestry of Cora Myrtle Johnson and the connections to the Greer and Davis lines. Many photographs, stories, and histories are included in this book of 230 pages.
    Builders of Uintah by Daughters of Utah Pioneers
    Builders of Uintah by Daughters of Utah Pioneers
    Excellent source for information on the Lycurgus Johnson family

    Publication: Springville, Utah : Art City Pub., 1947
    Land of sky-blue water by Dr. Russell R. Rich
    Land of sky-blue water by Dr. Russell R. Rich
    Snellon Marion "Cub" Johnson pgs. 173, 175
    James Johnson pg. 186 "List of pioneers called in conference in October 1870 to help Charles C. Rich and Lorenzo Snow settle the "Northern" part of Utah."


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