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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


WILLIAM ARMSTRONG, deceased, who was a farmer and stock-grower, was a son of Abraham and Ruth (Conwell) Armstrong, and was born in Greene County in October, 1805.  His parents were natives of Pennsylvania, and of English descent.  His father was a farmer by occupation, and among the early settlers of the county.  William was the oldest of a large family, and was reared on the farm in Cumberland Township, where he attended the subscription schools.  He was united in marriage with Miss Mary Williams, of English descent.  She was born in 1807.  They were the parents of nine children—Maggie, wife of Archibald Grooms; George W., a farmer; Emma, wife of William M. Murdock; Elizabeth, wife of Josiah L. Minor; Sarah, wife of Oliver Griffeth; Alice, wife of James K. Gregg; Cinthy, wife of Richard Gwynn; Lyda, wife of N. H. Biddle, and James, a farmer.  Mr. Armstrong made farming the business of his life, met with great success, and at the time of his death was the owner of a well-improved farm in Cumberland Township, where he died in 1849.  In politics he was a Democrat; in religion a Cumberland Presbyterian, of which church his widow is also a faithful member.


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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 –

Date of Transcription: 18 June 2007

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