Christopher Armstrong1822

Christopher Armstrong 1822

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Christopher Armstrong was born in Ballinamallard in County Fermanagh Northern Ireland. He was baptised in the Magheracross church in Ballinamallard. His parents were Christopher Armstrong and Mary Wilson.

According to family record, he came to the US in 1845 where he spent the winter in Cape Vincent New York with family.

He then moved to the Milford area of Ontario where he met and married his wife Jane McCellan.

After 20 years of homesteading there and 12 children later, they moved the family to Valley township Iowa in 1875. There they bought land and started a farm. The farm is still in the family today as well as the one room school house they build in 1876. 

Additional Information
Date of Birth 4th Jan 1822 (circa) VIEW SOURCE
Date of Death 10th Aug 1913 VIEW SOURCE
Father (First Name/s and Surname) Christopher Armstrong
Mother (First Name/s and Maiden) Mary Wilson
Number of Children 12


  • Is it possible that Christopher's baptism was on 26/4/1824?

    There is a record accessible via Atavus search engine ( in the  record set "1829-1890 COI Magheracross Armstrong Vital Records Gw Armstrong" as follows:
         Christopher     Armstrong     Ballinamallard     not listed     26/4/1824     not listed     Christopher Armstrong     Mary

    He may have been the Christopher within this family, all baptised at Ballinamallard :
    9/6/1809    David
    30/6/1811    Ann
    12/12/1813    John
    14/4/1819    Robert
    26/4/1824    Christopher
    5/4/1827    Thomas


    Sunday 1st April 2018 11:58PM

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