Person:John Armstrong (92)

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Gender Male
Birth? 11 JAN 1760 Stone Arabia, Herkimer, Montgomery Co NY
Death? 1866 Hamilton, Ontario

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1760 Jan 11 ROB/ROC: Received from Herbert T. Armstrong, Jun 12, 2000. Record of Birth & Baptism From Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Stone Arabia in the town of Palantine, Montgomery Co. NY; Transcribed by The NY Genealogical and Biographical Society, Vol. 1: "Elisabetha, Johann Nicel Starings leichtferetige Tochter ein Kind in Hurerey erziehlet und giebt zum Vatter and Aerdchi Armstrang ein Soldat unter dem 46ten Regiment, welcher sie auch nach der Zeit geheurathet." 1878 Feb 28-Nov 30: Received from Herbert T. Armstrong, Jun 12, 2000: Copy of actual payroll, listing service of John, Archibald, and others in Revolutionary War; "A payroll of Capt. Michael Ittig's Company of Col. Peter Bellinger's Regiment of Militia of German Flatts in the County of Tryon, and the State of New York, being in service at sundry times from February the 28th to November the 30th, 1878 inclusive." 1879 Mar Received from Herbert T. Armstrong, Jun 12, 2000: From "New York in the Revolution" New York State Archives, Prepared under the direction of the Board of Regents, by Berthold Fernow, Vol. 1: includes several references to John and other family members, including "The New York Line; Second Company" p. 176: "Armstrong, John; 1st mustered March '79; to end of war. M R" Received from Tue, 21 Dec 1999: "Your John Armstrong is in my line from New York state. He was born 11 Jan 1760. Name was Johannes, later John. Parents Archibald Armstrong and Elizabeth Staring. He was born at Stone Arabia, Herkimer County , New York. This is the first time we have had a clue on his whereabouts since early 1800 when family knew he went to Canada. His wives name is Mary Chichester, who was from New Jersey. John was in the American troops during the Revolutionary War." Information from Robert Armstrong, January 27th, 2000: "Enlisted at Rome New York in the New York line for the Revolutionary War. His pension number S44553 was filed in Cayuga County New York in 1820. At that he gave his age 58, indicating birth in 1762, although the church record says 1760. Service was in 3rd company of Captain Graham, enlisting in March 1779 to the end of the war. Roster of Captain Michael Ittig's Company of Colonel Peter Bellinger's Regiment of Militia as Drummer, February 1778 to November 30th of 1778. After the war he went to Cayuga County and later to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada." RootsWeb's World Connect Project list his birth as 11 JAN 1761 email 11/14/00 from Elizabeth Collison: Gives John b. 1/1/1762 and Molly Chittister 11/27/1764 Frank H. Armstrong, in the rough draft of his "Armstrong Family", pg 8, shows "John Armstrong, who on church records is named Johannes, was born 11 January 1761 out of wedlock. He was at the Battle of Oriskany in August 1777. Later. he enlisted in the continentals (First NY Regiment) and was in other battles." ibid. After the war, Johannes and Mary Armstrong moved to Hamilton, Ontario (Western tip of Lake Ontario). Another source refers to Erin Village in Wellington County, 35 miles north of Hamilton. Johannes and Mary had three sons.....

Father: Archibald ARMSTRONG b: 1727 in Tyrone, Ireland Mother: Elizabeth STAHRING b: ABT. 1741 in Palatine, Montgomery County, New York Marriage 1 Molly (Mary?\Maria?) Chittister (CHICHESTER?) b: 27 NOV 1765 in Canada(English Descent)

Children 1. John (Johannes) ARMSTRONG , Jr. b: 19 MAR 1784 in German Flats, New York 2. Elijah ARMSTRONG b: 2 MAR 1787 in German Flats, Herkimer Co NY 3. Archibald ARMSTRONG b: 23 JUL 1794 in probably in Canada