Sarah "Sally" Armstrong

Female19 November 1810–17 February 1856

Brief Life History of Sarah "Sally"

When Sarah "Sally" Armstrong was born on 19 November 1810, in Rockingham, Virginia, United States, her father, William Armstrong, was 26 and her mother, Sara Courson, was 21. She married Jonathan Yankie on 23 February 1832, in Bratton Township, Adams, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 17 February 1856, in Ohio, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Bratton Township, Adams, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Yankie
Sarah "Sally" Armstrong
Marriage: 23 February 1832
William J. Yankie
Mahala Jane Harter
Milton N Yankie Yankey
Joseph Trimble Yankie
Sarah Angeline Yankey
James Minor Yankie
Miner Yankie

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Armstrong Yankey, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Sarah Armstrong in entry for James Minor Yankie, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Sara Armstrong in entry for Joseph Trimble Yankie, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 February 1832Bratton Township, Adams, Ohio, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (7)


    Age 2

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · Monumental Church Built

    Age 2

    The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

    1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

    Age 14

    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

    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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