John Anderson Ivie was born 1804 in Franklin County, Georgia, United States to Anderson Ivie (1774-1852) and Sarah Allred (1786-1862) and died 25 December 1882 Montague County, Texas, United States of unspecified causes. He married Anna Robberson (1805-1891) 27 October 1825 .


Conversion to Mormonism[]

It was in the early 1830's in Missouri, that the Mormon Missionaries came to the areas in Missouri where the Ivies lived. Parley P. Pratt was one of the elders who came so often to their homes. It was he who brought the Book of Mormon to them and taught them the gospel, which converted them. He also helped to baptize them as members of the Church of Latter-Day Saints. Thereafter, their homes were always homes for the traveling missionaries.

Zions Camp Participant[]

This Judith Mehr rendition depicts struggles endured by members of Zion's Camp, an expeditionary force to help Church members in Jackson County redeem their brethren.

One of the most interesting episodes in the early history of LDS Church was the march of Zion's Camp (1834). The members of the Church in Missouri were being persecuted, and the Prophet Joseph made it a matter of prayer and received a revelation on February 24, 1834. The Lord instructed the Prophet to assemble at least one hundred young and middle-aged men and to go to the land of Zion, or Missouri. (See D&C 130:19–34.)

Zion’s Camp, a group of approximately one hundred and fifty men, gathered at Kirtland, Ohio, in the spring of 1834 and marched to Jackson County, Missouri. By the time they reached Missouri, the camp had increased to approximately two hundred men.

Kirksville Union Hotel[]

Marriage and Family[]


Offspring of John Anderson Ivie and Anna Robberson (1805-1891)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Anderson Ivie (1826-1879)
Elizabeth Ivie (1827-)
Sarah Anne Ivie (1828-1878)
Jane Ivie (1830-1839)
James Ivie (1832-)
Polly Ann Ivie (1834-1874)
William Anderson Ivie (1836-1901)
Anna Ivie (1837-1937)
John W Ivie (1839-1909)
Rufus Ivie (1839-1893)
Nancy Ivie (1844-1887)


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