Facts and Events
Matthew Armstrong was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Matthew Armstrong's land (Beverley Manor NE, 190 acres, 1749) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.
Acquisition of Land in Augusta County, VA:
- Page 535.---28th February, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to Mathew Armstrong, 190 acres in Beverley Manor. Robert King's old place. Corner Robert Patterson. Corner John Anderson. Teste: John and William Gay, John King.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 61.- (undated, appears to be abt. Sept.-Nov. 1762) -Mathew Armstrong and Lillie ( ) to Jno. Patterson, £117.10, 190 acres in Beverley Manor on a branch of Middle River, line of Robert King's place, cor. said Patterson; cor. Jno. Anderson's line; cor. said King's old place. Teste: John and George Anderson, Charles Baskin. Delivered: Thos. Patterson. 25th June, 1765.
Will of Matthew Armstrong
From "Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Abstracts of Early Wills, 1763-1790", by Brent H. Holcomb:
- WILL OF MATTHEW ARMSTRONG, 6 May 1779, of No. Carolina, in the County of Lincoln, farmer, being very sick & weak in body... unto Lilly my dearly beloved wife the third of all the moveables likewise a mare; to my well beloved daughter Mary, a mettle oven and a small trunk; to my well beloved daughter Catherine, a bed; to my well beloved grandson William son of James Junr, tolls & ____; to my well beloved son Matthew my clothes & saddle & bridle, & 1/3 of money now lying in Brandons hand and the remainder to be divided among three of my daughres Jean & Esther & Elizabeth; to my grand children viz James & Matthew, John and Robert and Andrew the price of one Black mare that my grandson Andrew Leeper bought, the price to be equally divided amongst them the sum of £150; any other horses to be sold and money divided between two of my grandsons viz Matthew Leeper son of James Leeper and Matthew Leeper son of Robert Leeper... (signed) Matthew Armstrong (seal).
- Wit: Robert Armstrong, Francis Beaty, Robert Beaty.
- [Will Book A, pg. 32-33]
Processioning Lists of 1756 & 1760
- "Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settler’s lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
- Page 179.--1756: Processioned in Capt. Israel Christian's Company by John Henderson and Wm. Baskins, viz: For Rev. John Craig, for Daniel Denniston, for James Wallace, for David Bell, for Robert Poage, for John Anderson, for Andrew Russell, for John Hutcheson, for Patrick McCollum, for James Coyle, for Geo. Anderson, for Robert Patterson, for Mathew Armstrong, for William Lewis, for James Lesley, for Archibald Hamilton, for John Poage, for Mr. Shodder, for Wm. Bell, for Wm. Wallace, for Robert McClenachan, for Alex. Wright, for Samuel Wilson, for John Cunningham, for Alex. McNite, for John Black, for Nathan Gililand, for John Bigham, for John Coulter, for John Buchanan, for Elijah McClenachan, for Robert Breckinridge, for Wm. Baskins, for Widow Crawford, for Joans Henderson, for Andrew Scott, for John Henderson.
- Page 285.--1760: Processioned by David Trimble and John Poage (in Capt. Israel Christian's Company), viz: For Col. Preston, for John Stuart in Staunton, for Robert Reed, for Capt. Wm. Lewis, for Maj. Andrew Lewis, for Daniel (David?) Dinyson, for Rev. John Craig, for David Bell, for Wm. and James Wallace, for John Anderson, for Robert Palley, for Wm. Anderson, for James Hughes (in Staunton), for Joseph Gamble, for Widow Willson, for Widow Long, for John Cunningham, for James Bell, for John Hutchison, for Wm. Wallace, for Mathew Armstrong, for John King, for Robert Poage, for John Finley, for John Patterson, for Anthony Black, for Patrick Neillson (?), for Robert Willey, for Mr. Archer.
Records of Matthew Armstrong in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - MUSTER LIST OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, 1742: Heare followeth a list of all the Muster (?) of Augusta County under their respective officers and Captains: Captain John Smith's List: John Smith, Captain; John Moffet, Lieutenant; William Anderson, Ensign; Daniel Daniston, Sergeant; Sam Hogshead, John Hogshead, Will Hogshead, Dan. McAnear, Math. Edmeston, John Finley, Walter Trimble, John Francis, Robert Ralston, John Young, Alex. Blair, Alex. Craig, Thomas Gillespy, And. Erwine, Benj. Erwine, John Erwine, Edw. Erwine, John Trimble, James Trimble, Rob. Moffett, James Wright, Rob. King, Jam. Armstrong, John Pattison, Jas. Lesley, Felix Kanady, Thomas Gordon, And. Mitchell, Jas. Robertson, Gabrl. Pickins, Rob. Leeper, Sam. Moore, John Miller, James Miller, Patr. Quine, Mat. Armstrong, John Ramsey, Dan. Daniston, Sam Northward, Rob. Renick, John Archer, Sampn. Archer, Jam.'s Sayers, Thos. McCulough, George Anderson, John Anderson, Rob. Poage, Rob. Patterson, Jas. Craford, Will Baskins.
- Page 388.--4th September, 1751. Vendue by George Anderson and Robert Patterson upon estate of James Crawford. To Wm. Bell. Mathew Armstrong, Thomas Story, Edward Ritledge, Robt. Craig, Saml. Mullene, John Patterson, Saml. Keer, Pat Crawford, James Henderson, Timothy Coll.
- Page 405.--27th November, 1751. John McGill's bond as guardian (appointed) to James Pattersen, orphan of James Patterson, with surety Mathew Armstrong.
- Page 406.--19th November, 1751. Mathew Armstrong's bond as guardian (appointed) to Saml. Patterson, orphan of James Patterson, with surety Mathew Edmondson.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 27, 1751. - Page (202) Grand Jury--James Trimble, James Caldwell, Wm. Baskins, Wm. Henderson, Robert Patterson, Alexr. Thompson, Andrew Russell, Mathew Armstrong, Archibald Hamilton, Thos. Gordon, Wm. Bell, James Robinson, Patrick McCullow, James Callison, Alexr. McFeeters, Thomas Waters.
- Page 421.--21st May, 1752. Eleanor Boyd's bond as administratrix of Robert Boyd, with sureties Robert Poage, Mathew Armstrong.
- Page 65.--18th November, 1758. John King and Mary to David Bell, £104, 400 acres in Beverley Manor on Branch Middle River, Wm. Wallace's land; corner James and Wm. Wallace, Jr.; corner Mathew Armstrong. Delivered: David Bell, January, 1767.
- Page 322.--11th March, 1761. Robert ( ) Patterson, yeoman, to Thomas Patterson, his son, £10, 167 acres more or less in Beverley Manor, part of 331 acres conveyed to Robert by Beverley, 27th February, 1741, on Middle River; cor. that part of the tract belonging to John Patterson. Teste: William Baskian, Mathew Armstrong, David Bell. Delivered: Thomas Patterson, 24th June, 1765.
Notes on Matthew Armstrong
Country: United States
State: was of Augusta Co. VA
Date Submitted: August 1, 2005
Who were Matthew Armstrong's parents? MATTHEW ARMSTRONG married LILLIE (Mary) BEATTY and her father was JOHN BEATTY. Matthew & Lillie had a daughter ELIZABETH ARMSTRONG b. abt 1742. Elizabeth Armstrong married ANDREW RUSSELL 1762. Elizabeth & Andrew had son MATTHEW RUSSELL b. abt 1767 Augusta Cko. VA m. JANE HENDERSON
Database #: 36634
639. Mary "Lily" Beatty, born Abt. 1720. She was the daughter of 1278. John Beatty, Jr. and 1279. Mary Brink.
Children of Matthew Armstrong and Mary Beatty are:
319 i. Jean Armstrong, married (1) James Leeper, Jr.; married (2) John Robinson January 13, 1783 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina.
ii. Elizabeth Armstrong, born Abt. 1742; died Aft. 1803; married Andrew Russell May 25, 1762 in Augusta Co.,VA.
iii. Mary Armstrong.
iv. Catherine Armstrong, married Robert Leeper.
v. Esther Armstrong.
vi. Matthew Armstrong.
Robert Leeper information:
February 24, 25, 1754- Robert Leeper and Cathrine Leeper, wife of Anson County to Adam Snider(lease s5, release 60 Va money) land on south side of Catawba, Leepers Creek, 300 acres of land granted to Leeper October 8, 1751...Signed
Robert Leeper 'seal' Cathrine Leeper (seal' Witnessed; Robert Patrick
Abraham Kuykendall, John Thomas.
Robert Leeper, James Kuykendall and two others built a fort and a stockade at the junction of the South Fork and Catawba Rivers
Note: 1814 ABRAHAM KUYKENDALL of Franklin Co, TN deed to PETER KUYKENDALL of Buncombe Co NC 150 acres on Batts Branch joining JOHN KUYKENDALL and JANE MCMINNS survey. Buncombe Ct NC Book G page 307. Witnessed Joseph Henry Jr. and ABRAHAM MCGUFFEE