Martha Ann Armstrong

Female7 October 1830–10 January 1929

Brief Life History of Martha Ann

When Martha Ann Armstrong was born on 7 October 1830, in Hatton, Shelby, Kentucky, United States, her father, Richard Armstrong, was 22 and her mother, Carolyn Frances Long, was 18. She married Patrick H Roberts on 17 June 1845, in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 10 January 1929, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 98.

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Patrick H Roberts
Martha Ann Armstrong
Marriage: 17 June 1845
Caroline Frances Roberts
Austin Haunersbay Roberts
Marion Clifford Roberts
Virginia Anjanette Roberts
Patrick Henry ROBERTS
Cassandra Jane ROBERTS

Sources (8)

  • Martha Ann Armstrong, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Martha Armstrong in entry for Virginia A. Bergs, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"
  • Martha Armstrong in entry for Austin Haunersbay Roberts, "Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 June 1845Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 2

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


    Age 24

    Male Atkins, 10 Jan 1854


    Age 33

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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