Person:John Armstrong (73)

m. 1728
  1. John Armstrong1729 - 1813
  2. Robert Armstrong, II1731 - 1796
  3. Hannah ArmstrongABT 1734 -
  4. Catherine 'Kate' Armstrong1735 -
  5. James Armstrong1736-1740 -
  6. Benjamin Armstrong1737-1740 -
Facts and Events
Name John Armstrong
Gender Male
Birth? 1729 Ulster, Antrim, Ireland
Death? 1813 Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee

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


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

Note: this appears to be this James Armstrong, possibly (with his brother Robert) 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.

Records of John Armstrong in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • 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).

Information on John Armstrong

From post:

More on the Robert Armstrong/Alice Calhoun family who settled in Abbeyville District, S.C. from the book "The Mecklenburg Signers..."

>From the book "The Mecklenburg Signers and Their Neighbors" by Worth S. Ray, page 447:

"6. Jean Baker married John Armstrong. Just when John Armstrong left Prince Edward County (Virginia) we have no way of accurately telling, but he and his wife Jean became the ancestors of a numerous tribe of Armstrongs who settled in Rogersville, Tennessee, in close proximity to their cousins, the Crocketts and the Morrows. There in 1813 John Armstrong died, leaving a will which we found on record, in which he mentions the following legatees: Jean, Thomas, William, Baker, John, and James Armstrong, and also a Samuel Baker, who was the husband of Annie Armstrong, probably and apparently a daughter. This Samuel Baker, who married Annie Armstrong, probably and -even the probability, - that here was the fifth child of Samuel Baker and Elizabeth Thomson, of Mecklenburg, who married his cousin Annie Armstrong. The son William Armstrong died in 1817 following, and named Jane, Thomas, Annie, and Nancy Armstrong, the latter- Nancy- having married a man named Forgey.