Facts and Events
- Nevin, Alfred. Centennial biography: Men of mark of Cumberland Valley, Pa., 1776-1876 (1876)
- Page 42 – Meeting At Carlisle – 7. That the committee consist of the following persons, viz: James Wilson, John Armstrong, John Montgomery, William Irvine, Robert Callender, William Thompson, John Calhoun, Jonathan Hoge, Robert Magaw, Ephraim Blane, John Allison, John Harris and Robert Miller, or any five of them.
- History and Biography of The City of Detroit And Wayne County, Michigan. (Chicago, Illinois: Henry Taylor & Co.), Page 334, 1909.
- Page 334 - The Duffield Family – George Duffield (II), progenitor of those of the name in Michigan, was twice married. His first wife, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Blair, died in 1757, without issue. In 1759, he married Margaret Armstrong, a daughter of James Armstrong, a noted Indian fighter on the frontier, and a sister of General John Armstrong held the rank of major general in the Continental army and in 1778-79 was a member of the provincial congress from Pennsylvania.
- the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia
John Armstrong (October 13, 1717 – March 9, 1795) was an American civil engineer and soldier who served as a major general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. He was also a delegate to the Continental Congress for Pennsylvania. Armstrong County, Pennsylvania is named in his honor.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 John Armstrong, Sr., in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
- Gibson, John. History of York County Pennsylvania: From The Earliest Period To The Present Time. Divided Into General, Special, Township and Borough Histories, With A Biographical Department. (Chicago: F. A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886), Page 109.
Page 109 - Return of Officers 1758 - The following list appears: "Old Levys," First Battalion, Colonel, John Armstrong; Lieutenant-Colonel, Hugh Mercer; Major, Hance Hamilton. Officers of the Pennsylvania Regiment, 1759.
- Powell, George R. A Brief History of York County, Page 12, 13.
Page 12, 13 - Captain Hance Hamilton, with sixty Scotch-Irishmen, marched to Fort Lyttleton (Littleton), a defense in the present region of Fulton County. It was determined now to send an expedition to defeat the Indians who were behind strong fortifications at Kittanning along the Allegheny River, forty miles northeast of Pittsburg. Colonel John Armstrong, of Carlisle, was in command. Captain Hance Hamilton, with his sixty men from York County, did valiant service in this expedition, which resulted in the complete route of the Indians. This occurred in 1756. In 1758, Hance Hamilton is now a Major with Armstrong's Battalion on Forbes Expedition
- Find A Grave.
- Silver Spring Presbyterian Church (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania). Exercises in commemoration of the one hundred and seventy-fifth anniversary of the Silver Spring Presbyterian Church, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Thursday, August 5, 1909. (Sanford, North Carolina: Microfilming Corp. of America, 1982), Page 35, 36.
Page 35 - Edward Ward, the ensign who surrendered the fort at the forks of the Ohio is mentioned in a history of the Silver Spring Presbyterian Church, near Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
. When Trent's company disbanded at Wills Creek, Ward also returned to his home, but only for a brief period. In the spring of 1756 he was again in the service of the Province, this time as captain under Lieut.-Colonel John Armstrong. Robert Callender, of Silver Spring, Rev. John Steel, Hugh Mercer, John Potter, Hance Hamilton and Joseph Armstrong were also captains in the same battalion… Capt. Ward was with Armstrong in his memorable expedition against Kittanning, and accounts agree that his company suffered severely in the attack upon that Indian stronghold…
Page 35 – In July, 1756, Fort Granville
was garrisoned by Capt. Edward Ward's company…
Page 36 - Edward Ward continued in the military service of the Province while soldiers were needed, which then was all the time. Through the years of 1757 and 1758 his company was stationed to the westward of the Susquehanna, at the forts which were scattered along the edge of the frontier, rendering the terrified and distressed inhabitants what protection they could. In the fall of 1758 he joined Forbes Expedition
against Fort Duquesne
, and when possession was taken of its abandoned ruins he was privileged to stand in triumph on the very spot where in April, 1754, he had been humiliated in defeat…
Edward Ward dealt extensively in lands and in 1769 was assessed with nearly 6,000 acres within the present bounds of Bedford County; also a large tract in the Juniata Valley. He lived longer at Carlisle, Pennsylvania
than at any other place, but in 1767 he settled in Allen township, and on the Cedar Run, where now is the village of Eberly’s Mills, built the first mills that were erected in the eastern end of Cumberland county. There he continued until 1771 when his name disappears from the records, and of his subsequent history nothing is known.
(Note: Besides Hannah Sample, he married a Silver. Possibly a daughter of James Silver, the pioneer of the Silver Spring Presbyterian Church.)
- Nevin, Alfred. Centennial biography : men of mark of Cumberland Valley, Pa., 1776-1876. (Philadelphia: Fulton Pub. Co., 1876), Page 42.
- ↑ History and Biography of The City of Detroit And Wayne County, Michigan. (Chicago, Illinois: Henry Taylor & Co., 1909), Page 334.
Page 334 - The Duffield Family – George Duffield (II), progenitor of those of the name in Michigan, was twice married. His first wife, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Blair, died in 1757, without issue. In 1759, he married Margaret Armstrong, a daughter of James Armstrong, a noted Indian fighter on the frontier, and a sister of General John Armstrong held the rank of major general in the Continental army and in 1778-79 was a member of the provincial congress from Pennsylvania.
- ↑ He was a Colonel during the Kittanning Expedition
and Forbes Expedition
- ↑ In 1776, Pennsylvania named him major general in charge of the state militia. This ended his service in the Continental Army, but not the war or his cooperation with General George Washington.