Person:James Armstrong (40)

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James Armstrong
b.abt. 1729
d.bef. 21 November 1759 Augusta County, Virginia
m. abt. 1723
  1. Robert Armstrong1723 - 1811
  2. James Armstrongabt 1729 - bef 1759
  • HJames Armstrongabt 1729 - bef 1759
  • WSarah Unknownabt 1733 -
m. abt. 1754
  1. Lydia Armstrong1755 - 1817
  2. Jean Armstrongabt 1757 -
  3. James Armstrongabt 1759 -
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Name James Armstrong
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1729
Marriage abt. 1754 to Sarah Unknown
Death? bef. 21 November 1759 Augusta County, Virginia

James Armstrong was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 472.--22d November, 1753. Captain Robert Armstrong and Lydia to James Armstrong, 1753, 70 acres, part of tract patented to Robert on Middle River where he now lives. Delivered: Sampson Archer, March, 1759. (Note: land given to James Armstrong by his father, Capt. Robert Armstrong).
  • Page 387.--Patent to James Armstrong, 12th May, 1757. Patented to Robert Armstrong, deceased, and conveyed by him to his son James, 22d November, 1753.

Will of James Armstrong

  • Page 341.--7th October, 1759. James Armstrong's nuncupative will Wife, Sarah (pregnant); daughters, Liddy and Jean. Executors, wife Sarah and Bro. Robt. Armstrong. Teste: Thomas Lloyd, Samuel Archer. Proved, 21st November, 1759, by witnesses, and executors qualified, with Sampson Archer, James Bell.
  • Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY 17, 1762. - (156) Rob. Armstrong is appointed guardian of Lydia, James and Jane Armstrong orphans of James Armstrong.


Records of James Armstrong in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Vol. 2 - FEE BOOKS OF AUGUSTA COURT - 1750-51; page 161, James and Robert Armstrong, Ormond's sons, (November, 1751), vs. Kinkade.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 17, 1753. - (448) Robert Armstrong, qualified Capn. of Foot; James Armstrong, qualified Lieut. of Foot.
  • Page 262.--27th March, 1753. Robert Armstrong's will, yeoman--Eldest son, James, possessed of 350 acres for which the Government is paid, therefore testator gives him no more; son, Robert, all lands and moveables; executor, wife Lydia. Teste: Jno. Jones, Jhorn (?) Armstrong, Sampson Archer. Proved, 20th April, 1753, by Jones and Armstrong. Executor qualified (with Jho. Armstrong, James Gamwell).