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Notes for Samuel ARMSTRONG


The History of Wyandot Co, OH, Eden Twp, recorded his bio:

"SAMUEL ARMSTRONG, son of James and Nancy (Leman) Armstrong, was born in Armstrong County, Penn., April 29, 1819. His parents were natives of Ireland and Pennsylvania respectively, the father emigrating about 1775, and settled in Armstrong County, where he followed farming forty or fifty years. He married Nancy Leman, of Westmoreland County, and they were the parents of fourteen children-John, James, David, Andrew, Thomas, Lenon, Elizabeth, Daniel, Mary, Margaret, Samuel, Joseph, Robert and William. Daniel, Joseph, Margaret and Samuel are the only ones now living. The parents died in Armstrong County, Penn. Samuel, the subject of this notice, came to this county in 1847, and purchased eighty acres of land in Eden Township, where he has since resided. He was married Jan. uary 27, 1851, to Mary Jane Mosters, daughter of Joel and Martha (Dun. lap) Mosters, and a native of New Jersey They had eight childrenLucy, Warner E., Frank, Avilla, Martha, Thomas, Nellie B. and Dalba. The deceased are Lucy, Frank, Thomas and Dalba. Mrs. Armstrong's death occurred March, 1871, and her husband was married in June, 1872, to Julia Mosters, sister of first wife, and one child was born to them, Fonie, now nine years of age. His second wife died in May, 1874, and Mr. Armstrong was married September 19,1875, to Maria Van Gundy, daughter of Michael (Ford) Van Gundy, and a native of this county. Her parents were natives of Ross County, Ohio, and had three children-Theodore, Maria and Enoch, the latter deceased. The father died in 1848, and the mother in 1856. In politics, Mr. A. is a Democrat. His land is valued at $80 to $90 per acre. His first wife was a member Of the Methodist Epis copal Church; his second of the United Brethren Church, and himself and third wife hold membership in the Methodist Episcopal Church."
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