John Christopher Armstrong

Armstrong, John Christopher (1795/1813-1881), was born 27 Nov. 1795/1813 in Carlisle, England. Son of Lord Spencer John Armstrong and Eleanor Effie Graham. He married Mary Kirkbride on 8 Sept. 1840. He was baptized on 21 Jul. 1844 while Wilford Woodruff was in England. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1845 and moved to the Great Salt Lake Valley in 1847 where he was a member of the Thirtieth Quorum of Seventy. He was called to serve a mission in England, 1851-1853. After completing his mission, Armstrong did not return to his family, but settled in St. Louis, Missouri. He married Ursula King, 28 May 1855. He changed his name to Drewer C. Iverson (D. C. Iveson) and served in the Union Army, 1861-1863. Widowed, married Melissa Billingsley, 1 Sep. 1863 as Drewer C. Iverson. Upon the death of his brother, William, he returned to England to claim his name and title as Lord of Gilnockie Hall in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. He returned to St. Louis in 1880 and died 7 Jun. 1881.

Footnotes

https://www.churchhistorianspress.org/george-q-cannon/people/john-christopher-armstrong?letter=A&lang=eng. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 25 Mar. 2021) John Christopher Armstrong, AKA Drewer C. Iveson, (KN4H-CNT).”Obituary Notes,’ Deseret Weekly, 4 May 1895, p. 32. “Thirtieth Quorum of Seventies,” Deseret News, 1 May 1852, p. 4. “The Son of God Will Come,” Deseret News, 17 Apr. 1852, p. 3. “John C. Armstrong,” Saints by Sea: Latter-day Saints Immigration to America (https://saintsbysea.lib.byu.edu/, accessed 25 Mar. 2021). St. Louis (Missouri) City Recorder, “Marriage Records of St. Louis and St. Louis Co., 1806-1965: Marriage Records, v.6-7 1852-1856,” p. 354, John C. Armstrong and Ursula King; St. Louis City Recorder, St. Louis City Hall, MO; microfilm 528175, DGS 4003318, image 511/647, US and Canada, FHL. Edward C. Culp, The 25th Ohio Vet. Vol. Infantry in the War for the Union (Topeka, KS: Geo. W. Crane & Co., 1885), 43-45. Ohio Probate Court (Belmont County), “Marriage Records, 1803-1951: Marriage Records (Additional Copy) v. 9-10 1852-1866,” p. 352, Drewer C. Iverson and Malissa Billingsly; Belmont County Courthouse, St. Clairsville, OH; microfilm 902145, DGS 4922515, image 447/587, US and Canada, FHL. Reid L. Neilson, Nathan N. Waite, eds., Settling the Valley, Proclaiming the Gospel: the General Epistles of the Mormon First Presidency (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2017), 293. “John Christopher ‘AKA Drewer C. Iverson’ Armstrong,” Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Connellsville, Fayette Co., PA; Find a Grave, 17 Nov. 2012, memorial no. 100847633, (https://findagrave.com, accessed 25 Mar. 2021). “John Armstrong’s Will, AKA Drewer C. Iverson,” database online, Ancestry.com (www.Ancestry.com, accessed 25 Mar. 2021).

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  • Page 68

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 - December 31, 1842)

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    Silk work bag & needle ball from Sister Martha Brotherton I spent the evening preparing my things for going to Liverpool, I was called to administer to Sister Smith who was vary sick. I spent the night at Br Bewshers April 15, 1841 ~ Thursday 15th we sent our trunks & baggage on the baggage cars & we bid old Manchester with all their was in it farewell left Elder P. P. Pratt his ...
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    April 15, 1841 April 16, 1841
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    Sister Ann Ockey accompanied us they much desired to sail with us to America, with their Brother Edward but they were not ready I retired to my room & bed at midnight vary weary with my days labour distance 15 mile April 18, 1841 ~ Sunday 18th Sunday I Preached to about 200 saints & some of the world in the music Hall in bold st Liverpool in the morning, in the afternoon the Twelve bore testimony of ...
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    April 18, 1841 April 19, 1841
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1845 - December 31, 1846)

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    we had one of the most interesting conference I ever attended abroad in the vineyard much of the spirit of the Lord & union rested ^upon^ the vast congregation of the saints. I lade hands upon 12 & administered to them for sickness, at the close of the conference I went home with Br Flint & spent the night. And had the following [FIGURE] Dream. I visited the flouring mill in Farmington Ct whare I found my father Aphek Woodruff who ...
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    February 17, 1845
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1845 - December 31, 1846)

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    the form of cloth, chains & sundry articles were formed out of china. After spending the day we met in council with the officers in the evening & we had a good time. I spent the night with Br Martin 8 miles July 6, 1845 ~ Sunday 6th Sunday I met with the Saints in the Poteries for the first time since 1841 I Preached in the morning communed in the afternoon & I preached in the evening on the death of the prophets had a ...
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    July 6, 1845 July 7, 1845 July 8, 1845
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    April 10, 1845 ~ Thursday April 10th I spent the day in company with the American Elders with whom I had been sitting in conference with. I enjoyed myself well with them although I was fatiegued with the labours of the conference. April 11, 1845 ~ Friday 11th I went through A Manchester Cotten Factory with some of the saints April 12, 1845 ~ Saturday 12th In company with Elders Holmes, Davis ...
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    April 10, 1845 April 11, 1845 April 12, 1845 April 13, 1845 April 14, 1845 April 15, 1845
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1845 - December 31, 1846)

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    After visiting this room & parting with the saints we took rail road & went to the mountain took coach road over the mountain then rail road to Manchester spent the night with Br Sheldon distance of the day 45. August 27, 1845 ~ Wednesday 27th I spent the day in Manchester Dined with Mr Holebrook & took tea with Br Shelden then Parted with Br Holebrook Br Holmes & the saints took cars rode to Liverpool & ...
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    August 27, 1845 August 28, 1845 August 29, 1845 August 30, 1845
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    this bill of Wm Claytons was sent by his express order out of the Temple funds & he would pay it in Nauvoo the three before mentioned packages was sent by James Houston going direct to Nauvoo on board of the Ship Oregon. we also sent cloth by Br John Armstrong to make a suit of clothes for Wilford Woodruff jr at Br Benbows he was to make the ...
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    September 5, 1845 September 6, 1845
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    August 19, 1846 ~ Wednesday 19th I spent the day at home was unwell August 20, 1846 ~ Thursday 20th I went in the morning & carried Mrs Woodruff in her carriage into a deep vale of a shaded grove to spend the day in solitude for her health I returned & met in council with the Twelve & 3 of the High Council from the Bluffs viz I Morley
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    August 19, 1846 August 20, 1846 August 21, 1846 August 22, 1846
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    waggon whare she lay vary sick Br and Sister Benbow had been with us several days. Sister Benbow was exeeding low when she came. Hardly expected she would live Mrs Woodruff used evry exhertion to Nurs her up that she might recover November 5, 1846 ~ Thursday 5th I this day walked to the tent alone with the aid of a staff. Joseph is a failing is dangerously sick ...
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    November 5, 1846 November 6, 1846 November 7, 1846 November 8, 1846 November 9, 1846 November 10, 1846 November 11, 1846
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    November 13, 1846 ~ Friday to November 14, 1846 ~ Saturday Nov 13th I spent the day perusing exchange Papers also the 14th November 15, 1846 ~ Sunday 15th Sunday I attended meeting a part of the day attended council in the evening November 16, 1846 ~ Monday 16th A rainy day I had an interview with Br Shirtliff and others from the Punkas village I wrote a long letter to Br [FIGURE] J A Stratton & Armstrong ...
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    November 13, 1846 November 15, 1846 November 16, 1846 November 17, 1846 November 21, 1846 November 22, 1846 November 24, 1846