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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

 

JOSEPH H. ARMSTRONG, deceased, was a farmer and stock-grower.  He was born in Cumberland Township, Greene County, Penn., July 25, 1819, and died July 4, 1887, in his sixty-seventh year.  His father, William Armstrong, also his grandfather were among the earliest Scotch-Irish settlers of this county.  They were all farmers.  Joseph was the sixth in the family, and was reared on the farm where he died.  His education was obtained in the township and the old Greene Academy at Carmichaels.  He was industrious, frugal and a good financier, owning at the time of his death 225 acres of well improved land.  He was united in marriage November 23, 1843, with Mary A., daughter of James and Mary (McClelland) Flenniken.  Her ancestors were also farmers, and among the earliest settlers of the county.  They were of Scotch-Irish descent.  Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong were the parents of three children—Lizzie, wife of Daniel Thompson, of Uniontown, Penn.; Mary Louisa, wife of Robert Denham, and William W., who is a farmer and has charge of the home place.  In politics Mr. Armstrong was a Democrat.

 

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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888

 

Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project – http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~arkbios/Greene/index.html.

Date of Transcription: 18 June 2007

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