Surname: Armstrong

Treaty of August 24, 1835

Treaty with the Comanche and Witchetaw Indians and their associated Bands. For the purpose of establishing and perpetuating peace and friendship between the United States of America and the Comanche and Witchetaw nations, and their associated bands or tribes of Indians, and between these nations or tribes, and the Cherokee, Muscogee, Choctaw, Osage, Seneca and Quapaw nations or tribes of Indians, the President of the United States has, to accomplish this desirable object, and to aid therein, appointed Governor M. Stokes, M. Arbuckle Brigdi.-Genl. United States army, and F. W. Armstrong, Actg. Supdt. Western Territory, commissioners on the part of the United States; and the said Governor M. Stokes and M. Arbuckle, Brigdi. Genl. United States army, with the chiefs and representatives of the Cherokee, Muscogee, Choctaw, Osage, Seneca, and Quapaw nations or tribes of Indians, have met the chiefs, warriors, and representatives of the tribes first above named at Camp Holmes, on the eastern border of the Grand Prairie, near the Canadian river, in the Muscogee nation, and after full deliberation, the said nations or tribes have agreed with the United States, and with one another upon the following articles: Article 1. There shall be perpetual peace and friendship between all the citizens of the United States of America, and all the individuals composing the Comanche and Witchetaw nations and their associated bands or tribes of Indians, and...

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Slave Narrative of Nellie Johnson

Person Interviewed: Nellie Johnson Location: Oklahoma I don’t know how old I is, but I is a great big half grown gal when the time of the war come, and I can remember how everything look at that time, and what all the people do, too. I’m pretty nigh to blind right now, and all I can do is set on this little old front porch and maybe try to keep the things picked up behind my grandchild and his wife, because she has to work and he is out selling wood most of the time. But I didn’t have to live in any such a house during the time I was young like they is, because I belonged to old Chief Rolley McIntosh, and my pappy and mammy have a big, nice, clean log house to live in, and everything round it look better than most renters got these days. We never did call old Master anything but the Chief or the General for that’s what everybody called him in them days, and he never did act towards us like we was slaves, much anyways. He was the mikko of the Kawita town long before the war and long before I was borned, and he was the chief of the Lower Creeks even before he got to be the chief of all the Creeks. But just at the...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. A. W. Armstrong

Armstrong, Mrs. A. W. (See Cordery and McNair) Mary Elizabeth, daughter of David McNair and Mary J. (Strickland) Rogers, born Bristol, England in order to break up a love match, furnished his youngest son, Joseph with a ship named the “Brice’ and sent him to Virginia, where Joseph married Susannah Childs, member of a prominent Colonial family, and settled near Charlottesville Albermarle County in that state. Their third son Joseph, was born in 1840. He became a fur trader and amassed a fortune. He held the following military positions: Captain of the Transylvania Militia, elected in 1776 became Major February 17, 1779 and Lieut. Col. in 1781. He was elected Brig. Genl. of North Carolina by the Legislature Dec. 15, 1787 and was commissioned Brig. Gen. of the 20th. Brigade of Virginia Militia by Gov. Henry Lee Dec. 11, 1793. He was the father of Martha called “Patsy” Martin, who married George Washington, the son of John and Gahoka Adair. George Washington and Martha Adair were the parents of Brice Mar­tin Adair who married Sarah McNair. They were the parents of Rollin K. Adair, Town-site Commissioner 1888 and Superintendent of the Male Seminary 1895-99. (See...

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Biography of John Armstrong

With the industrial interests of Racine John Armstrong is closely associated as the president of the Holbrook-Armstrong Company, manufacturers and jobbers of castings. Racine numbers him among her native sons, his birth having occurred in this city in 1859, his parents being John and Susan R. (McNellis) Armstrong, who, in the year 1855, arrived in this city. The father, a tinner by trade, was connected with the J. I. Case Threshing Machine Company for twenty-five years and thus the name has long been associated with the industrial interests of Racine. Reared in his native city, John Armstrong obtained a public school education and entered business circles as a mailing clerk in the post office, being thus employed for a few years. He became connected with manufacturing interests as a representative of the Hurlbut Manufacturing Company, with which he was associated until he started in business on his own account. In 1900 he became one of the organizers of the Holbrook-Armstrong Company, of which W. A. Holbrook became president, with John Armstrong as the secretary. This association was maintained until 1905, when Mr. Holbrook disposed of his interests to Charles Mathews and C. G. Wilcock. About 1908 they sold out to Charles Buehner, of Milwaukee, who is now vice president of the company, with Mr. Armstrong as president. The company has a large and well equipped plant with a capacity...

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Biographical Sketch of James S. Armstrong

James S. Armstrong, attorney at law, Albion. Has resided at Albion the past three years, engaged in the practice of law; he has also carried on, in connection with his law business, a general insurance, collection, loan and real estate business. He was admitted to the bar in La Porte, Ind., in 1873, first locating in Michigan City, afterward going to La Porte, where he remained about a year. He is one of the leading Republicans of Boone County, and was the candidate of that party for County Judge at the election in 1881. He is a member of the order of I. O. O. F., and A., F. & A. M. He was born in La Porte, Ind., November 27, 1851. He was married at Omaha, December 10, 1879, to Miss Emma Nye, who is a native of Springville,...

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Slave Narrative of Cora Armstrong

Interviewer: Parnella Anderson, colored Location: Union County, Arkansas Ex-Slave And Riddles “I was born in the Junction city community and belonged to the Cooks. I was ten years old at surrender. Mother and father had 12 children and we lived in a one room log cabin and cooked on a fireplace and oven. Mos and Miss Cook did not allow ma and pa to whip me. When ever I do something and I knew I was going to get a whipping I would make it to old Miss. She would keep me from getting that whipping. I was a devilish boy. I would do everything in the world I could think of just for devilment. Old mos was sure good to his slaves. I never went to school a day in my life. Old Miss would carry me to church sometimes when it was hot so we could fan for her. We used palmeter fan leaves for fans. We ate pretty good in slavery time, but we did not have all of this late stuff. Some of our dishes was possum stew, vegetables, persimmon pie and tato bread. Ma did not allow us to sit around grown folks. When they were talking she always made us get under the bed. Our bed was made from pine poles. We children slept on pallets on the floor. The way slaves married...

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Biography of Charles D. Armstrong

In a record of those who have been prominently identified with the development and progress of Latah county it is imperative that definite consideration be granted to the subject of this review, for not only is he a prominent representative of the agricultural interests of this favored section, but has the distinction of being one of the pioneers of the golden west, with whose fortunes he has been identified for fully forty years, concerned with varied industrial pursuits and so ordering his life as to gain and retain the confidence and esteem of his fellow men. Charles Dexter Armstrong is a native of the old Buckeye state, having been born in Knox County, Ohio, on the 22d of January 1834, and being a representative of sterling old southern families. His father, John Armstrong, was born in Owen County, Kentucky, and did valiant service as a soldier in the war of 1812, being a member of an Ohio regiment. As a young man he married Miss Melinda Hinton, a native of the state of Maryland, and soon after their marriage they removed to Ohio, where they established their home and reared a family of eleven children. They were members of the Methodist church and were conscientious and upright in all the relations of life. The mother departed this life in the fifty-fourth year of her age, and the father lived...

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Biography of Charles F. Armstrong

For many years Charles F. Armstrong has been farming in the vicinity of Coodys Bluff and is readily conceded to be one of the progressive farmers and stockmen in this section of the state. A native of Oklahoma, he was born at one of the first post office stations in Indian Territory, at that time known as Cooscoowie district, on the 27th of February, 1872. His father, Henry Armtrong, a pioneer citizen and registered Delaware, was a son-in-law of Chief Journeycake. For thirty years he was engaged in the mercantile business at Coodys Bluff and Nowata. He suffered a severe loss by fire, but rebuilding, he continued in business for another ten years, at the end of which time he disposed of the business and located on his farm. He is now, however, living retired in Coffeyville, Kansas, at the age of seventy-six years. While a resident of Nowata county, Mr. Armstrong took an active and prominent part in territorial politics and was the first postmaster at Coodys Bluff. In his family were six children: Albert F., who is living one and one-half miles east of Charles F., and whose sketch appears, elsewhere in this work; Lena, Anna, Rosalie and V. Violet; and Charles F. Charles F. Armstrong received his early education in the common schools of Coodys Bluff and subsequently attended Pierce City College in Missouri, and Gem...

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Biography of Albert F. Armstrong

Another member of the Armstrong family who is engaged in farming in Nowata County is Albert F. Armstrong, a brother of Charles F., whose sketch appears on another page of this work. A native of Kansas, he was born in Wyandotte County, on the 3d of April, 1865, a grandson of Chief Journeycake and a son of Henry Armstrong, who is now living retired in Coffeyville, Kansas. He is a nephew of J. E. Campbell of Nowata, while H. L. Campbell of the first National Bank of Nowata is a cousin. Albert F. Armstrong received his early education in the public schools of Nowata County and later enrolled as a student in Neosho College, at Neosho, Missouri. After putting his textbooks aside he returned to Coodys Bluff, Indian Territory, and shortly afterward entered his father’s mercantile store at Chelsea, Rogers County. This store was the first at Chelsea, which was established when the Frisco Railroad was laid through that section of the country. His father was the first postmaster at Coodys Bluff, where he likewise owned a store, the mail being carried by stage from Coffeyville, Kansas, to Coodys Bluff and thence to Claremore, the route contract being owned by Jesse K. Morgan. Albert F. Armstrong remained in business with his father until he was twenty-five years of age, at which time he severed his relations and traveled for...

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Biography of Henry Armstrong

For many years Henry Armstrong was one of the representative agriculturists in Nowata County, residing on his highly cultivated farm near Coodys Bluff. He is now, however, living in retirement in Coffeyville, Kansas, but is contemplating returning to the old home in the near future. A native of Oklahoma, he was born at Spavinaw, Mayes County, on the 16th of June, 1846, a son of Mr. and Mrs. James Armstrong, the former of Muncie, Indiana, and French Canadian extraction and the latter of Seneca and Delaware Indian extraction. James Armstrong was born in Quebec, Canada, and in early life went to Ohio, thence to Indiana and subsequently to James Fork, Arkansas. After his marriage James Armstrong and wife came to Indian Territory, locating at Spavinaw, Mayes County, in 1832. Some time after Henry Armstrong’s birth they removed to Bird Creek near Skiatook in Tulsa, County and they resided there four years, at the termination of that time locating on the Kaw River in the Delaware Reserve. In 1854 Mr. Armstrong’s demise occurred and his wife died in the same year. The year following the death of his parents Henry Armstrong attended the Delaware Mission School in Kansas and was under the protection of his cousin, J. W. Armstrong. In 1858 he put his textbooks aside and worked on the school farm until 1861, when he enlisted in the Federal...

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Mary A. Todd Armstrong

ARMSTRONG, Mary A. Todd7, (Loyal F.6, Justus L.5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born March 7, 1831, died Aug. 18, 1911, married Lorenzo Armstrong, of New Haven, Conn. Child: I. Easter; she now (1913) resides in Boston,...

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Frances Emeline Todd Armstrong of Springfield MA

ARMSTRONG, Frances Emeline Todd7, (Asa6, Titus5, Titus4, Benjamin3, Michael2, Christopher1) born April 18, 1843, married, Dec. 15, 1866, John Henry Armstrong. She is living now (1913) with her son in Springfield, Mass. Children: I. Oscar Emery, b. Aug. 30, 1868. II. Charles William, b. April 18, 1870, d. July 1873. III. William Henry, b. May 23, 1872; he is a dentist in Springfield, Mass. IV. Inez Emeline, b. April 14, 1874, d. May 2, 1909, m. (???) Britton. V. Elizabeth Ethel, b. Sept. 10,...

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Helen Mae Todd Bernhart of Howell MI

BERNHART, Helen Mae Todd8, (Elbridge G.7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born June 14, 1840, in Lakeville, N. Y., died April 3, 1890, in Howell, Mich., married Jan. 1, 1857, Lafayette Bernhart. Children: I. Sarah Ella, b. Oct. 3, 1857, d. March 24, 1882, m. April 2, 1880, Charles Armstrong. II. Millie Eleanor, b. Jan. 30, 1861, d. Sept. 4,...

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Biographical Sketch of Joseph Armstrong

Joseph Armstrong, farmer and stockdealer, Sec. 9; P. O. Charleston; was born in Pendleton Co., Va., Aug. 11, 1823; he lived with his parents, assisting his father on the farm until 23 years of age, when he married Elizabeth Leitch, Sept. 2, 1844; Mrs. Armstrong was born in Pendleton Co., Va., May 23, 1815; they have had four children, three living and one dead; their names are Charles E., Abel T. T., Margaret J., and Arametha L., who died. Mr. Armstrong has held the office of Township Collector one term, Road Commissioner one term, and School Director five years. He was in the late war; enlisted in the year 1862 in Co. I, 123d I. V. I.; was in the battles of Perryville, Farmington and Chickamauga; served three years and was mustered out by general order. Mr. Armstrong’s father was in the war of 1812. Mr. Armstrong owns 320 acres of very fine river-bottom...

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Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Wills

Hosted at Muhlenberg County USGenWeb Archives Project Abbott, John , 1814 Allcocke, Richard Nelson , 1803, probated 1807 Allison, William , 1814 Anderson, Robert , 1812 Armstrong, John , 1808, probated 1818 Bates, Simeon , 1849 Bilbrew, Thomas , 1827 Boggess, Anne , 1819 Boggess, Nancy or Ann , part 2, 1819 Buckley (or Buckles), William , 1825 Byrd, John , 1808 Campbell, Alexander , 1827 Campbell, Charles , 1821 Campbell, Mary , 1810, probated 1823 Campbell, Patrick , 1799 Campbell, William , 1800 Cash, Richard , 1823, probated 1824 Cooly, Susanna , 1807 Craig, James 1811, probated 1816 Davis, Henry , probated 1805 Davis, Margaret , 1816 Dobyns, Batten , 1804 Downing, Elisha , 1823 Dukes, Samuel , 1821 Durelle, John , 1808 Durval or Duvall, (sp) Skinner , 1809 Forrester, Sarah , 1816 Gish, Christian II , 1814 Gish, John , 1817 Grepo(?), John , 1817 Groves, Jonathan , 1810 Groves, Joseph , 1821 Harp, Samuel , 1815 Hunsaker, Isaac , 1819 Hynes, John , 1827 Irvin, Thomas , Sr., 1823 Jarvis, Edward Jr , 1823 Landis, Jacob , 1823 Lewis, Charles 1806, probated 1808 Littlepage, Eppes , 1812, probated 1816 Lott, Bartholomew , 1819 McCartney, James , 1814 McKinney, John , 1801 Miller, James , 1837, proved 1851 Morgan, Charles ,1822 Naught, George , 1808 Oates, Jesse , 1831 Parks, Andrew , probated 1821 Parks, Andrew...

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