John Armstrong

Brief Life History of John

When John Armstrong was born on 20 October 1788, in Hardwick, Hardwick Township, Sussex, New Jersey, United States, his father, George August Armstrong, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Hunt, was 25. He married Lydia Kirkpatrick in 1814, in New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Frelinghuysen Township, Warren, New Jersey, United States in 1850. He died on 14 March 1873, in Johnsonburg, Frelinghuysen Township, Warren, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Frelinghuysen Township, Warren, New Jersey, United States.

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John Armstrong
Lydia Kirkpatrick
Marriage: 1814
Sarah Armstrong
George Lundy ARMSTRONG
David Lewis Armstrong
William Marion Armstrong
William Clinton Armstrong
Ira Cook Armstrong
Richard Turner Armstrong
Matilda Armstrong

Sources (10)

  • John Armstrong, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Armstrong, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • John Armstrong, "Find A Grave Index"

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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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