Amos Armstrong

Male1747–1799

Brief Life History of Amos

When Amos Armstrong was born in 1747, in Loudoun, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, James Robert Armstrong II, was 16 and his mother, Jane Van Arsdale, was 17. He died in 1799, at the age of 52.

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James Robert Armstrong II
1731–1796
Jane Van Arsdale
1730–
Amos Armstrong
1747–1799
John Morgan Armstrong
1759–1821

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    1775

    Age 28

    "Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish (mainly Northumberland and the Scottish Borders): nickname from Middle English arm + strang, for someone who was ‘strong in the arm’.

    Irish (Ulster): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Labhradha Tréan ‘strong O'Lavery’ or Mac Thréinfhir, literally ‘son of the strong man’.

    History: This surname was brought to PA, NJ, and NH in the 18th century by several different families of northern Irish and northern English Protestants. One such was James Armstrong, who emigrated from Fermanagh to Cumberland County, PA, in 1745; another was John Armstrong (1720–95), who settled in Carlisle, PA, c. 1748.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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