m. 1734 Prob. Ireland
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Genealogy Report for Thomas Armstrong:
1. THOMAS1 ARMSTRONG, LT. was born 1710 in Ireland1, and died 24 Apr 1776 in Augusta County, Virginia1. He married (1) UNKNOWN SPOUSE 1734 in Prob. Ireland. She was born Bef. 1717, and died WFT Est. 1749-1756. He married (2) MARY ANN LAFFERTY Bef. 1763 in prob. Augusta County, Virginia, daughter of WILLIAM LAFFERTY. She was born 1719 in Kilcoskan, Dublin, Ireland, and died in Augusta County, Virginia.
Notes for THOMAS ARMSTRONG, LT.: From Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia Court Records:
Page 422 - - 29th April, 1776. Thomas Armstrong's will - - To wife, Ann, to son, William; to daughter Sarah Rutledge; to son, Abel Armstrong, testator's home plantation and the new survey on north side Genning's Branch; to well-beloved son and daughter, Robert and Jane McKitrick; to well-beloved son and daughter, Edward and Jane (s/b Sarah) Rutledge; to well-beloved son and daughter, Henry and Rosanna Murray. Executors, wife Ann and son William. Teste: Tames Trimble, Robert Armstrong, John Beard. Proved, 20th August, 1776, by Trimble and Beard. Executors qualify.
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Thomas ARMSTRONG (AFN:1MP0-Z9C) Born: 1710 Place: , , , Ireland Died: 24 Apr 1776 Place: , Augusta Co., , Virginia Married: 1734 Place: Father: Mother:
Mary (AFN:1MP0-Z34) Born: < 1713 Place: <, , Ulster Prov., Ireland> Married: 1734 Place:
1. Sex Name
F Sarah ARMSTRONG (AFN:1MP0-Z4B) Born: 1735 Place: , , Ulster Prov., Ireland Died: 1813 Place: , Augustaco, Illinois Buried: Place: Flagg Sprs., , Augusta Co., Virginia
2. Sex Name M William ARMSTRONG (AFN:1MP0-Z6Q) Born: 1738 Place: , Augusta Co., , Virginia Died: 5 Jun 1802 Place: , Augusta Co., , Virginia
3. Sex Name F Jane ARMSTRONG (AFN:1MP0-Z5J) Born: < 1737 Place: <, , Ulster Prov., Ireland>
4. Sex Name F Rosanna ARMSTRONG (AFN:1MP0-Z7X) Born: < 1740 Place: <, Augusta Co., , Virginia> Died: 1825 Place: , Augusta Co., , Virginia
5. Sex Name M Abel ARMSTRONG (AFN:1MP0-ZCR) Born: 4 Jun 1748 Place: <, Augusta Co., , Virginia> Died: 26 Aug 1837 Place: , Logan Co., , Ohio
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Thomas (m2) Ann Lafferty Stewart and son William Posted by: Vickie Peterson (ID *****5847) Date: March 01, 2004 at 14:16:15
I know there are soooo many Armstrongs in Augusta Co., VA., that it is hard to keep them straight - I am trying to find a connection between Thomas Armstrong who m2) Mary Ann Lafferty (Stewart), widow of James Stewart (killed by Indians in 1757). He already had a son, William Armstrong, by his first wife. I am wondering if his son William was the William who married Elizabeth Erwin, d/o Jared Erwin. I have seen many postings regarding his son, William, JR., marrying Catherine Friel. This is what I know - William Armstrong who married Elizabeth Erwin, in Augusta Co., VA., 1788, was thought to be a brother to John Armstrong, who was thought to marry Agness Erwin (also a d/o Jared Erwin); however, I am beginning to wonder if he did not marry Polly (Mary) Crawford, as no record of a marriage for John and Agness exists; however, there is one for John and Polly (1790, Augusta Co., VA). The William Armstrong, Jr., who married Catherine Friel married in 1793; so he was contemporaneous with my William Armstrong (marrying within a 5 years of each other). So, I guess what I am looking for is the proof that the William who married Catherine was indeed the son of William who was the son of Thomas. Or, in the lack of direct evidence, has anyone found any documents which link the Thomas who married Ann Lafferty Stewart to the William who married Elizabeth Erwin. Does anyone have a source or sources which link all three generations? I am not looking for circumstantial evidence - I have more than enough of that in the way of the Chronicles of the Scotch Irish in Virginia. Does anyone have or know of a primary source that helps clear this mess up ?
From: <RondaRed@aol.com> Subject: Notes on Thomas Armstrong Date: Sun, 7 Sep 1997 15:02:10 -0400 (EDT)
1 Thomas Armstrong - Aft 1776 .. +first wife of Thomas Armstrong - Bef 1763 ......... 2 William Armstrong - Aft 1802 ............. +Jean Erwin - 1808-1809 ......... 2 Sarah Armstrong - Aft 1799 ............. +Edward Rutledge Abt 1725 - 1787 ......... 2 Jane Armstrong ............. +Robert McKitrick ......... 2 Rosanna Armstrong - 1825 ............. +Henry Murray - 1804 ......... 2 Abel Armstrong 1758 - 1837 ............. +Mary Wanless Bef 1765 - 1818 *2nd Wife of Thomas Armstrong: .. +Mary Ann Lafferty
Volume 1, Page 109 Augusta County Court Records. Order Book No. IX, September 24, 1763 Thos. Armstrong and Ann, his wife, late Ann Stewart, admx. of James Stewart, summoned to render account.
Volume 1, Page 122 Augusta County Court Records. Order Book No. VIII, May 25, 1765 Order for summoning George Henderson on complaint of son, John Henderson, is abated by death of George. Order to summon Thomas and Ann Armstrong dismissed.
Ancestry Descendants of Daniel F. Armstrong and Sarah Nutter
May 21, 1747 Thomas purchased 400 acres of land on the Jennings Branch of Cathey's River (now known as the Middle River) for 20 lbs. and 5 shillings from James Bell.
In 1749 Thomas received 120 additional acres of land on the Jennings Branch.
On March 17, 1753 Thomas qualifies as "Ensign of Foote." On 20th November, 1755, Thomas qualifies as "Captain of Foote." On 27 July, 1756, a Council of War was held in Augusta Courthouse to consider the most proper places to build forts along the frontier for the protection of the inhabitants. The men present were Col. John Buchanan, Col. David Stewart, Major John Brown, Captains Joseph Cueton, Robert Scott, Patrick Martin, William Christian, Samuel Stalnicker and Thomas Armstrong.
Augusta County, Virginia Will Bk. #5, pp. 422 to 424 contains the Will of Thomas Armstrong: This Will dated 29, April, 1776 was proven 20th of August, 1776 and is quoted partially as follows: "Item, I give to my well beloved wife Ann a third of all my land during her lifetime, likewise a third of all of my moveable estate, a bed and bedding, saddle and spinning wheel and her body clothes; Item, to my son William two Hundred acres leased to him previously with the order that William give to Sarah Rutledge seven pounds or a horse of equal value; Item, to son Abel the Plantation wheron the dwelling house stands, likewise the new survey on the north side of Gennings Branch, a horse, saddle and my body clothes and the remainder of all my moveable estate;" (Able was to let William have any timber he might need.... Evidently Williams land was not forested as was the Home Plantation land.) "Item, to well beloved son and daugher Robert and Jane McKitrick five shillings English money; Item, to well beloved son and daughter Edward and Sarah Rutledge five shillings English money; Item, to my well beloved son and daughter Henry and Rosanna Murray five shillings English money." He appoints his son William and his wife as Executors, and signs with his mark. Signing as witness were James Trimble, Robert Armstrong and John Beard. Robert Armstrong listed as a witmess may be a brother to Thomas. Robert obtained land on the Jennings Branch in 1752.
Holly Wanless Cochran, 1660 Peachey Rd., Ashland, OR 97520, email: email@example.com, Mostly interested in Wanless Was a Captain in Revolutionary War. Lived on Stone Ridge Farm at Lone Fountain between Jennings Gap and Churchville, in Augusta Co. His son Abel also lived here, and Abel's daughter Polly was married here. [Waggon Road, p.67]
Possible brother of Thomas Armstrong:
From Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia records:
Page 260 - - 2nd June, 1762. James Armstrong's will - - To James Armstrong, son to son William; to son William; to Geo. Rutledge, son to Thos. Rutledge; to Elizabeth Rutledge; to Thos. Rutledge and Wm. Armstrong, what remains in Carlany; wife. Executors, Walter Davis and Jas. Bell. Teste: Jno. Coulter, Geo. Marshall. Executors refused to execute. Administration granted eldest son William, who qualifies with Abraham Smith, Saml. Cloyd, Ninian Cloyd.
Children of THOMAS ARMSTRONG and UNKNOWN SPOUSE are: i. SARAH2 ARMSTRONG2,3, b. 1735, Ulster Province, Ireland4; d. Aft. 1799, Augusta County, Virginia; m. EDWARD RUTLEDGE5,6, 1750, Augusta County, Virginia7,8; b. 1721, Northern Ireland9; d. 18 Feb 1787, Flagsprings, Augusta County, Virginia10.
Notes for EDWARD RUTLEDGE: [wft15-881.FTW]
[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 15, Ed. 1, Tree #0881, Date of Import: Oct 1, 1998]
THOMAS RUTLEDGE lived in NORTHERN IRELAND
1725 Son, EDWARD RUTLEDGE, born in Northern Ireland. Father was
THOMAS RUTLEDGE; mother's name unknown. (?Source Microfilm Roll # 5, p. 18?) EDWARD RUTLEDGE AND SARAH ARMSTRONG
1725 EDWARD RUTLEDGE, born in Northern Ireland. son of THOMAS RUTLEDGE
Before 1750 EDWARD RUTLEDGE came from Ireland to Pennsylvania, and then to Virginia.
1750 EDWARD RUTLEDGE married SARAH ARMSTRONG, Augusta Co, VA
Daughter, Mary Rutledge born, Augusta Co, VA. Later married William ERWIN Daughter, Lucy Rutledge born, Augusta Co, VA. Later married John ALLISON, Jr Daughter, Rebeckah Rutledge born, Augusta Co, VA. Later married Charles
Daughter, Sarah Rutledge born, Augusta Co, VA. Later married George MCNEELY
CA 1768 29 Jan Son James Enos Rutledge born, Augusta Co, VA. Later married Ellenor "Ellen"
RALSTON Daughter, Rosanna Rutlege born, Augusta Co, VA. She died in VA in 1799
1770 20 May Son, GEORGE RUTLEDGE, born Augusta Co, VA. Later married
MARY CALBRAITH (GALBRAITH)
1787 18 Feb EDWARD RUTLEDGE died, Flag Springs, Augusta Co, VA
SOURCES - EDWARD RUTLEDGE AND SARAH ARMSTRONG
1993 - Mrs. Gordon Turner, RR1, Box 162, Avon, IL 61415
Research of Hellen Manley Johnson, Galesburg, IL (Descendant of George and Mary
Rutledge through Mary Ann and James Quarles Palmer) Research of Ramona Wickenkamp
From Chalkley's Augusta County, VA Court Judgements:
AUGUST, 1772 (C).
Edward Rutledge and Sarah, his wife, late Sarah Armstrong, vs. John
Archer.--Debt. Writ, 2d September, 1771. Bond dated 2d January, 1768.
Page 551 - - 31st January, 1878. Edward Rutledge's will - - To wife, Sarah; to daughter, Rececka Rutledge; to son, James; to daughter, Rosanna; to son, George; to son-in-law, John Allison, for his sons John and James Allison; to 5 children, viz: Lucy Allison (wife of Jno. Allison, Jr.), Rebecca, James, Rosanna, and George Rutledge; to children, viz: Mary Erwin (wife of Wm. Erwin), Sarah McNeeley (wife of George McNeeley). Executors: William Allison, John Allison, Jr., David Stephenson. Teste: D. Stephenson, Gilbert Carr, Samuel Steel. Proved, 20th Febbuary, 1787, by Carr and Steele. D. Stephenson.
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Husband's Name Edward RUTLEDGE (AFN:1MP0-STS) Born: 1721 Place: , , , No.Ireland Died: 18 Feb 1787 Place: Flagsprings, Augusta, Virginia Buried: Place: Flagg Sprs., , Augusta Co., Virginia Married: 1750 Place: , , Augusta Co., VA. Father: Mother:
Wife's Name Sarah ARMSTRONG (AFN:1MP0-Z4B) Born: 1735 Place: , , Ulster Prov., Ireland Died: 1813 Place: , Augustaco, Illinois Buried: Place: Flagg Sprs., , Augusta Co., Virginia Married: 1750 Place: , , Augusta Co., VA. Father: Thomas ARMSTRONG (AFN:1MP0-Z9C) Mother: Mary (AFN:1MP0-Z34)
1. Sex Name F Rebecca RUTLEDGE (AFN:1X0P-74V) Born: 1745 Place: Augusta, Augusta, Virginia Died: 20 Sep 1763 Place:
2. Sex Name F Mary RUTLEDGE (AFN:1MP0-SW7) Born: < 1751 Place: <, , Augusta Co., VA.>
3. Sex Name F Lucy RUTLEDGE (AFN:1MP0-SXF) Born: < 1753 Place: <, , Augusta Co., Virginia>
4. Sex Name F Rebecka RUTLEDGE (AFN:1MP0-SZM) Born: < 1755 Place: <, , Augusta Co., Virginia>
5. Sex Name F Sarah RUTLEDGE (AFN:1MP0-T0S) Born: < 1757 Place: <, , Augusta Co., Virginia>
6. Sex Name F Rosanna RUTLEDGE (AFN:1MP0-T11) Born: 1750 Place: , Augusta, Virginia Died: 1799 Place:
7. Sex Name M James Enos RUTLEDGE (AFN:1MP0-T4M) Born: 29 Jan 1768 Place: , , Augusta Co., Virginia Died: Place: , Augusta Co, Virginia
8. Sex Name M George RUTLEDGE (AFN:1MP0-ZHL) Born: 30 May 1770 Place: Flaggsprings, Fulton Co, Illinois Died: 30 Mar 1824 Place: , Augusta Co, Virginia
Notes for WILLIAM ARMSTRONG: From Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia Court Records:
Page 271 - - 17th January, 1797. William (mark) Armstrong's will - - To wife, Jean; to daughter, Jean Trimble (30 pounds, to be paid by son John); to son, John; son, William; son, Robert; daughter, Margaret; son, James. Executors, sons John and James. Teste: D. McNair, D. Sawyers, Nancy Sawyers. Codicil, 5th April, 1802- - If son Robert should die before his wife; to son, James, 10 acres off Robert's tract. Teste: David McNait, Lindsey Marshall. Proved, 25th October, 1803, by David Sawyers, and 24th January, 1803. by David McNair, and 28th February, 1803, by Lindsey Marshall. John Armstrong refuses to execute. James Armstrong qualifies.
iv. ROSANNA ARMSTRONG, b. Bef. 1740, Augusta County, Virginia11; d. 1825, Augusta County, Virginia11; m. HENRY MURRAY; b. WFT Est. 1728-1742; d. 1804. v. ABEL ARMSTRONG, b. 04 Jun 1748, Augusta County, Virginia11; d. 26 Aug 1837, Logan County, Ohio; m. MARY WANLESS; b. Bef. 1765; d. 1818.
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