John Christopher Armstrong

27 Nov 1813 - 7 Jun 1881
John Christopher Armstrong (Drewer C. Iverson) (1795 or 1813-1881) was born 27 Nov. 1795 or 1813 in Carlisle, Cumberland, England. He was the son of Spencer John Armstrong and Eleanor Effie Graham. He married Mary Kirkbride on 8 Sep. 1840. He married Ursula King on 28 May 1855; widowed. He married Melissa Billingsley on 1 Sep. 1863. He was baptized 21 Jul. 1844 while Wilford Woodruff was in England. He died 7 Jun. 1881. in Connellsville, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania.

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