Aaron Johnson militia record courtesy of: Department of Administrative Services. Division of State Archives and Record Service, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1877, 1905-, Utah State Archives and Records Service, Series 2210.
1855 Aaron Johnson
AUTHENTICATION PROCESS 2
In this second comparison exercise, following suit and applying the same technique as in "Ambrotype Paleographic Authentication Process 1," this time, using the exemplars "Adjutant," "No. 2" and the date "1861" found in the "Oct. 3, 1861" militia letter herein presented - and apply by comparison to all of the appropriate same numbers or letters found in the 1855 1/4 plate Ambrotype inscription near or next to the position of the placed superimposed exemplars, conclusive positive confirmation is again obtained.
What becomes crystal clear is that the handwriting found in the 1855 1/4 plate Ambrotype inscription is, too, in the hand of Aaron Johnson - noted Mormon Bishop, postmaster and Militia head.
Also, a later photograph of Jane Scott dating to the 1860's superimposed next to the same woman in the carriage with Aaron Johnson shown in the 1855 quarter-plate Ambrotype, clearly substanciates that the woman as well is Jane Scott, the school teacher and plural wife of Aaron Johnson.
The cherubic features and eyes seen in both women pictured herein are identical. Thus, tying this element of Jane Scott's confirmation similiarly to the matching-up of Aaron Johnson's handwriting found in the 1855 quarter-plate Ambrotype inscription with that found in the "Oct 3, 1861" militia letter signed by Aaron Johnson - essentially nips the entire discussion in the bud and fully and positively provides an completely irrefutable authentication with the odds placed at a reassuring factor of one million to one that the 1855 quarter-plate Ambrotype image can't be anything other that of Mormons Aaron Johnson and Jane Scott.
Above Aaron Johnson militia record courtesy of: Department of Administrative Services. Division of State Archives and Record Service, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1877, 1905-, Utah State Archives and Records Service, Series 2210.
Jane Scott insert photograph: Used by permission, Utah State Historical Society.
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