Person:Robert Armstrong (28)

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Robert Armstrong
b.ABT 1725
d.31 December 1786 Augusta County, Virginia
m. WFT Est 1755-1762
  1. Samuel Armstrong1758-1762 - BEF 1788
  2. William ArmstrongABT 1760 -
  3. Nancy ArmstrongABT 1763 -
  4. Jean 'Jane' ArmstrongABT 1765 -
  5. Mary 'Polly' ArmstrongABT 1767 -
  6. Jean ArmstrongABT 1769 -
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Name Robert Armstrong
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1725
Marriage WFT Est 1755-1762 Poss. Augusta County, Virginiato Elizabeth Means
Alt Marriage ABT 1760 to Elizabeth Means
Death? 31 December 1786 Augusta County, Virginia

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

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Will of Robert Armstrong

From Chalkley's: (Note: Robert Armstrong's will is listed twice in Chalkey's)

  • Page 148.—27th June, 1782. Robert Armstrong's will, cloathier—To wife, Elizabeth; to son, Samuel, executor; to daughter, Mary Armstrong, unmarried; to daughter, Nancy Armstrong; to daughter, Gean Shields. Teste: Alex. Long, Wm. Davitt (Davis). Proved, 20th September, 1788, by Long. And on 17th , 1792, it appears to Court that William Davit resides in State of South Carolina. On motion of Robert Stuart, commission awarded; addresses to John Henderson and John Blaingame, presiding judge of the Court of Union County. Executed 18th November, 1793, before John Henderson and Jno. Blasingame, and fully proved and recorded December Court, 1793.
  • Page 148.--27th June, 1782. Robert Armstrong's will, cloathier--To wife, Elizabeth; to son, Samuel, executor; to daughter, Mary Armstrong unmarried; to daughter. Nancy Armstrong; to daughter, Gean Shields. Teste: Alex. Long, Wm. Davitt. Proved, 20th September, 1788, by Long. And on 17th _____, 1792, it appears to Court that William Davit resides in State of South Carolina. On motion of Robert Stuart, commission awarded; addresses to John Henderson and John Blaingame, presiding Judge of the Court of Union County. Executed 18th November, 1793, before John Henderson and Jno. Blasingame, and fully proved and recorded December Court, 1793.


Records of Robert Armstrong in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1785--October 22, Hugh Means and Nancy Armstrong, daughter of Ro. Armstrong; surety, Wm. Chambers; witness, Saml. Armstrong.
  • Vol. 2 - William Armstrong vs. Robert Stuart and wife, Mary.--Spa. Chancery. 10th April, 1795. William's father, [Robert Armstrong, died 1786, orator was oldest son, but some one took advantage of Robert's age and infirmity and caused a will to be written devising the lands to orator's brother Samuel. Robert was not of sound mind at time of making the will, but Samuel took possession of the lands until year when he died. Robert Stuart inter-married with the widow of Samuel. Bill to set aside the will. Mary says she was not Samuel's widow, but was sister of orator and daughter of Robert Armstrong. Her father died the last day of December, 1786. She had a sister Nancy who was since married. Robert Armstrong was a fuller. Mary married Robert Stuart about 1792-3. Answer sworn to 25th March, 1796. Hugh Meems and Nancy Meems (Nancy Armstrong, sister of orator?) are about to move to South Carolina, 1st July, 1795.