Elijah Armstrong

4 May 1723–26 May 1815 (Age 92)
Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Elijah

When Elijah Armstrong was born on 4 May 1723, in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Joseph Armstrong, was 38 and his mother, Lydia Worth, was 28. He married Sara Cady on 9 November 1749, in Norwichtown, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 26 May 1815, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Armstrong
1723–1815
Mary Warner
–1810
Marriage: 3 December 1773
Aaron Armstrong
1773–
Alice Armstrong
1776–
Alvin Armstrong
1779–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 December 1773
Norwichtown, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (4)

1776

Age 53

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 58

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 71

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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)

  • Elijah Armstrong in entry for Lydia Armstrong, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Elijah in entry for Sibel Armstrong, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Elijah in entry for Aaron Armstrong, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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