Facts and Events
Robert Armstrong, Jr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Advisory on Robert Armstrong
CAUTION! Some researchers believe that Robert Armstrong II married Margaret Cunningham before 1733, but this appears to be in error.
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land in Augusta County:
- Robert Armstrong received a patent of 240 acres on 8 July 1752, as listed below:
- Robert Armstrong received a patent of 145 acres on 12 May 1759, "corner James Kirk" as listed below:
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
Note: this appears to be this Roberts Armstrong, possibly (with his brother John) selling their father's land on the James River:
- Page 371.--15th August, 1767. John and Robert Armstrong, of Granville County, South Carolina, to John Moore, £77, two tracts containing together 180 acres, on Broad Creek in Fork of James, A containing 100 acres; B containg 80 acres; crossing Lick Run. Delivered: John Moore. May Court, 1774.
- Page 250.--24th April, 1780. Robert Armstrong and Jane to Benjamin Tolman, 145 acres patented to Robert, 12th May, 1759, corner James Kerk; 240 acres patented to Robert 8th July, 1752. Teste: John and Alex. Kirk, Casper Ekert.
Records of Robert Armstrong in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - APRIL 15, 1765. - (337) James Bell, provisions. Wm. Bell, provisions. Wm. McCutcheon, provisions and horse impressed. John Rosemond, provisions. Andrew Cowan, enlisting men to garrison Fort Lewis. Walter Trimble, provisions. Thos. Alexander, provisions. John Francis, provisions. James Kirk, provisions. Rob. Armstrong, provisions. Wm. Christian, self et als., ranging. Loftus Pullen, provisions. Rob. Christian, provisions. Danl. O'Freild, provisions. Thos. Poage, provisions. Charles Kilpatrick, provisions. George Moffett, for Wm. Mann et als. Benj. Estill, horse impressed. Andrew Hamilton, provisions. Wm. McClenachan, provisions. Wm. McKarney, self et als., ranging.
- Vol. 1 - JUNE 20, 1769. - (218) Robert Armstrong, Henry Cresswell and James Bell--to view the most convenient way from Buffalo Gap to Staunton.
- Page 237.- (17th August, 1769. The estate of Col. James Patton), -By cash from, viz (apparently in payment of piece of land belonging to Col. Patton's estate): Robt. Armstrong, Jno. Armstrong (for Geo. Reed's bond). (Note: Robert and John Armstrong were listed among many other and were not listed consecutively).
- Page 280.--20th March, 1770. George Brown's inventory (by Danl. McNare, Robert Armstrong, James Kirk), recorded
- Page 32.--20th March, 1783. Privy examination of Jane, wife of Robert Armstrong, late of Augusta, deed to Benj. Tolman, before William Renick, Wm. Ward, justices of Greenbrier.
Information on Robert Armstrong
- 64. Robert Armstrong II, born 1731 in Ulster, Antrim, Ireland; died February 28, 1796 in Knoxville, Knox Co., TN. He was the son of 128. Robert Armstrong and 129. Alice Calhoun. He married 65. Jane Van Ardsale 1746 in Loudon Co., VA.
- 65. Jane Van Ardsale, born 1730 in Louden Co. VA; died 1760 in Loudon Co. VA.
Children of Robert Armstrong and Jane Van Ardsale are:
- 32 i. John Morgan Armstrong, born 1759 in Augusta Co. VA; died 1821 in Pendleton Co. VA; married (1) Agnes Erwin 1779 in Highland Co., Virginia. 1779 in Doe Hill, Highland,Va.
- ii. Amos Armstrong, born 1750 in Loudon, VA; died 1799.
- iii. John Morgan Armstrong, born 1759 in Augusta Co. VA; died 1821 in Pendleton Co. VA; married Agnes Erwin 1779 in Doe Hill, Highland,Va; born Bet. 1758 - 1759 in Highland County, VA; died 1827.
- iv. William Armstrong, born December 12, 1759 in Pendeletown Co., Virginia; died October 04, 1814; married Elizabeth Jane Ervine April 01, 1788 in Augusta Co. Va.