Jane Armstrong

about 1825–
West Virginia, United States

The Life of Jane

When Jane Armstrong was born about 1825, in West Virginia, United States, her father, John M Armstrong, was 34 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Wilson, was 30.

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Family Time Line

John M Armstrong
1791–1871
Mary Elizabeth Wilson
1795–1860
Mary W Armstrong
1812–
Jared Morgan Armstrong
1814–1899
Anna M Armstrong
1815–1903
Armstrong
1815–
Jane Armstrong
1825–
Emily Armstrong
1837–
Mahala Armstrong
1818–1903
John Wilson Armstrong
1820–1864
Rankin Douglas Armstrong
1828–1890
Henry Hubert Armstrong
1837–1885

Parents and Siblings

    John M Armstrong

    Male1791–1871Male

    Mary Elizabeth Wilson

    Female1795–1860Female

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (3)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 0

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

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.
1863

Age 38

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."

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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