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From: "Helen" <>
Subject: [ARMSTRONG-GO] A Genealogy Lesson
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 23:54:53 -0400
References: <3F778619.firstname.lastname@example.org> <00ef01c386d7$6f049dd0$3b596d0a@Jeffrey>
TO ALL ARMSTRONG RESEARCHERS.....
Just in case you skipped this message because you don't have a John
Armstrong in your line, you should read Jeff's excellent piecing together
of available data, for it may help you weave your tidbits into a
picture of your ancestry.
Though it may not have been so intended, THANKS VERY MUCH,
JEFF, for this terrific lesson in the use of stray bits of family data.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Armstrong" <>
Sent: Monday, September 29, 2003 6:17 PM
Subject: Re: [ARMSTRONG-GO] Parents of John Armstrong?
> I think there is quite an abundance of evidence to indicate that your John
> Armstrong was the son of Ludwell Armstrong, who died November, 1825,
> County, Georgia, and his wife Sarah (probably Larkin) who died about 1832,
> Houston County, Georgia.
> As you know, your John's obituary read as follows:
> As recorded in the book "Marriages and Deaths from Mississippi Newspapers,
> Volume 4: 1850-1861" (p. 59):
> "March 31, 1859. Died January 19, 1859 John Armstrong, aged 63 years, 2
> months, and 26 days. Bro. Armstrong was born in Clark County, State of
> Georgia. At eleven years old he emigrated with his father to Wilkerson
> County of the same state, where he married Sarah Hawthorn, sister of elder
> Hawthorne, of Mobile Ala. Thence he moved to Monroe County, Miss."
> This account of his travels exactly matches the location of the Ludwell
> Armstrong family's travels over time, as evidenced by numerous deeds and
> legal records.
> John married Sarah Hawthorne March 1, 1818 in Laurens County, Georgia.
> Laurens County was formed from Wilkinson County, and Pulaski County was
> subsequently formed from Laurens County. John Armstrong is listed in the
> Georgia 1820 census for Pulaski County living next to Ludwell Armstrong;
> John Armstrong's family is listed as having one male, age 16-25, and two
> females age 16-26. These ages would be consistent with the newlyweds John
> and Sarah.
> John Armstrong's obituary indicates the family moved to Wilkinson County
> about 1808. From the book "History of Twiggs County, Georgia" by J.L. O.
> Faulk and Billy Walker Jones(page 141): Cool Springs Primitive Baptist
> Church was constituted June 11, 1809 in Wilkinson County at Allentown, and
> later moved to its present site. The following names appeared in the
> constitution: Moses Tyson, David Holmes, Samuel Pouncey, Sion
> Davis.....Melenchia Hathhorn, Sarah Armstrong...(Melenchia Hawthorn may
> been Sarah Hawthorn's mother; Sarah Armstrong was Ludwell Armstrong's
> So it fits together pretty nicely. I have additional information on
> Armstrong and his ancestry if you would like it.
> Jeff Armstrong
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ve Lane" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2003 9:08 PM
> Subject: [ARMSTRONG-GO] Parents of John Armstrong?
> > Sarah Elizabeth Armstrong (b Dec 22, 1829, Conecuh Co AL) m. to Hugh
> > Leslie Porter Feb 18, 1842, Itawamba Co, MS. She was the daughter of
> > John Armstrong (Oct 5 24, 1795, Clark Co, GA) and
> > Sarah Hathorne. Both she and her husband are buried in Duke Cemetery,
> > Alvarado, Johnson, TX.
> > I thought that I had found John's father to be James Armstrong in MS.
> > Does anyone know for sure what
> > the lineage for S.E. Armstrong Porter would be?
> > Are there any other descendants of this Porter family? An online cousin
> > has researched the four daughters and two Porter sons. Will share what
> > I have....Thanks
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