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John Christopher Armstrong

1813– 1854

Born in England; prosperous tailor with as many as sixty employees when baptized in 1844; immigrated to U.S. in 1845; settled first in St. Louis and then went west to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847; member of expedition that explored southern Utah, 1849–50; member of Thirtieth Quorum of Seventy, along with GQC; called on mission to England in 1852; died in St. Louis, Missouri, en route home to Utah. (See Jolley, “History of Pioneers”; Smart and Smart, Over the Rim, 262; GQC journal, Apr. 20, 1854.)