Amos Armstrong

about 1747–1799 (Age 52)
Loudoun, Virginia, United States

The Life of Amos

Amos Armstrong was born about 1747, in Loudoun, Virginia, United States as the son of Robert Armstrong and Jane Van Arsdale. He died in 1799, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

Robert Armstrong
Jane Van Arsdale
1730–
Amos Armstrong
1747–1799
John Morgan Armstrong
1759–1821
William Augustus Armstrong
1759–1853

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

    Male1747–1799Male

    John Morgan Armstrong

    Male1759–1821Male

    William Augustus Armstrong

    Male1759–1853Male

World Events (3)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 11

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 29

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 29

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

1 English (common in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders): Middle English nickname for someone who was strong in the arm.2 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Labhradha Tréan ‘strong O’Lavery’ or Mac Thréinfhir, literally ‘son of the strong man’, both from Ulster.

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

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