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Archibald ARMSTRONG
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Name Archibald ARMSTRONG
Gender Male
Birth? 1762 Stone Arabia, Herkimer Co NY
Death? 29 JAN 1849 Pittsfield, Washtenaw Co MI

1820 Gorham Twp, Ontario Co NY: 110201/01010, near Chapmans, George Armstrong

“Old Algerine.” Served in Revolutionary War with 3 brothers. Fluent in Indian language, but barbaric by today’s standards.

Moved in 1794 to Italy Twp, Yates Co NY, poss also Washtenaw Co MI; wife buried on this lot; moved to Middlesex in 1817 when land was sold. A cousin, John Armstrong, also res Italy Twp

Birth: 1762 in German Flats, Herkimer County, New York 5

  • Death: 29 JAN 1847 in Pittsfield, Washtenaw County, Michigan
  • Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Saline, Michigan
  • Event: Comment 1 Was a celebrated drummer
  • Event: Comment 3 his $96 annual pension began 4/1818
  • Event: Comment 4 Died from effects of rattlesnake bite
  • Event: Comment 2 Was a friend of Gen. Lafayette
  • Note: Chapter Four of "Armstrong Family" by Frank H. Armstrong (Draft copy March, 2001) pages 2 and 3, provides extensive information about Archibald II, his parentage, his military service, his wives, children, and grandchildren. Also refers to a living descendant, Charles Stratton, 424 Highview, Dearborn, Michigan 48128-1555 (313) 562 3134, email: Charles Stratton@umich.edu. 2nd draft copy of the same reference[4/01] from the revolutionary war records: Enlisted in January 1779 and served until June 1783 under Captains Hicks and Parsons and Colonel Van Schaick. Was a drummer boy at the execution of Major Andre and was in the Battle of Yorktown (Capture of Cornwallis).The reference includes he was a drummer boy in the battles of Monmouth, NJ 28 June 1778 and Germantown, PA 4 October 1777. He was at the battle of Cowpens, SC 17 Jan 1781 (Michigan Heritage Vol. 1 No. 2)

Father: Archibald ARMSTRONG b: 1727 in Tyrone, Ireland Mother: Elizabeth STAHRING b: ABT. 1741 in Palatine, Montgomery County, New York Marriage 1 Ruth ( 1st Wife [second?]) ARMSTRONG b: 1780 Children 1. Lydia ARMSTRONG 2. Stephen ARMSTRONG b: ABT. 1805 3. Elizabeth ARMSTRONG b: ABT. 1809 in probably in New York state 4. Cameron ARMSTRONG b: ABT. 1812 in probably in New York state 5. Archibald ARMSTRONG b: 1816 in German Flats, New York 6. Nicholas ARMSTRONG b: 1818

Marriage 2 Lydia ( 3rd Wife [first?]) ARMSTRONG Children 1. Elisabeth ARMSTRONG b: 25 MAY 1795 2. Lydia ARMSTRONG 3. Cuyler ARMSTRONG b: ABT. 1800

Marriage 3 Sabra PRITCHARD [third?] b: 1774 in Pittsfield, Michigan

  • Married: 1839