William Armstrong

October 1829–
Mill Creek, New Castle, Delaware, United States

The Life of William

When William Armstrong was born in October 1829, in Mill Creek, New Castle, Delaware, United States, his father, Benjamin Armstrong, was 25 and his mother, Ann Mendenhall, was 23. He had at least 2 sons with Sarah Elizabeth Morrison. He lived in Wilmington Hundred, New Castle, Delaware, United States in 1900 and Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States in 1910. He was buried in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States.

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William Armstrong
Sarah Elizabeth Morrison
Robert Benjamin Armstrong
John Armstrong

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    Robert Benjamin Armstrong


    John Armstrong


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 6

Historical Boundaries - 1835: New Castle, Delaware, United States

Age 34

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

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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Sources (3)

  • Wm L Armstrong, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Armstrong, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William L Armstrong, "United States Census, 1900"

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