John Anderson Armstrong

17 July 1865–1 August 1936 (Age 71)
Mount Airy, Surry, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John Anderson

When John Anderson Armstrong was born on 17 July 1865, in Mount Airy, Surry, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Henderson Armstrong, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Key, was 23. He married Martha Susan Key on 8 May 1898, in Surry, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Long Hill Township, Surry, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Long Hill, Surry, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years. He died on 1 August 1936, in Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

John Anderson Armstrong
Martha Susan Key
Marriage: 8 May 1898
Myrtle Alice Armstrong

Spouse and Children

8 May 1898
Surry, North Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings



    William Pinkney Armstrong




    Rufus Milton Armstrong


    Elizabeth Armstrong


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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 12

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.

Age 21

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • John Armstrong in household of Jas Armstrong, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John A Armstrong, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John A Armstrong, "United States Census, 1930"

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