Martha Ann Armstrong

7 October 1830–10 January 1929 (Age 98)
Hatton, Shelby, Kentucky, United States

The Life 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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Family Time Line

Patrick H Roberts
1818–1866
Martha Ann Armstrong
1830–1929
Marriage: 17 June 1845
Richard H ROBERTS
1848–
Caroline Frances Roberts
1848–1929
Emeline ROBERTS
1850–
Fannie E ROBERTS
1859–
John B ROBERTS
1851–
Austin Haunersbay Roberts
1852–
Marion Clifford Roberts
1855–1910
Virginia Anjanette Roberts
1856–1913
Patrick Henry ROBERTS
1859–1900
Cassandra Jane ROBERTS
1861–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 June 1845
Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
children

(10)

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1808–1880Male

    Carolyn Frances Long

    Female1811–Female

siblings

(8)

    Female1830–1929Female

    Sarah Armstrong

    Female1833–1856Female

    Mary Hess Armstrong

    Female1836–1922Female

    Margaret A. Armstrong

    Female1838–1925Female

    Richard M J Armstrong

    Male1843–1915Male

+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.
1854

Age 24

Male Atkins, 10 Jan 1854
1861

Age 31

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Martha Armstrong in entry for Virginia A. Bergs, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"
  • Martha Armstrong in entry for Caroline Francis Honnaker, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1963"
  • Martha Ann Armstrong, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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