Martin Armstrong resided on Rocky Hill in Franklin Township, Somerset Co NJ, near Princeton, from as early as the mid-1700s through his death in 1806. A family researcher at Genealogy.com stated that he had given away most of his large property holdings to his children before his death, and died intestate.
Records indicate that he was the father of at least three sons and five daughters. A grandson, Abraham Adrian Williamson (1829-ca 1911), wrote his memories of his grandmother and her two brothers whom he remembered from his early childhood. Two of Mr. Williamson’s letters along with a brief genealogical summary were published in Pioneer Families of Northwestern New Jersey (Ancestry.com. Pioneer Families of Northwestern New Jersey [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006) :
George Armstrong of Rocky Hill–Little is known of the George Armstrong whose name heads this article. His parentage has not been ascertained.
We list here three children of an Armstrong household that lived in later colonial times in the lower part of Somerset Co., New Jersey:
i. George Armstrong whose name heads this article. He is said to have been a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He died January 7, 1848 in his 87th year, and this would place his birth year about 1762. No further record.
ii. James Armstrong, who is always mentioned after his brother and is hence thought to have been younger. He also is said to have been a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He lived to be an old man. No further record.
iii. Amy Armstrong, born Apr. 12, 1765, died Apr. 2, 1861, at Franklin Park, New Jersey, aged 96 years. In 1776 and 1777 she was living with a Williamson family. Not far away lived a Scott family, whose son, William Scott, then fifteen years of age, afterward married Amy Armstrong. They were married April 12, 1791; William was born June 11, 1762 and died March 6, 1816, aged 54 years.
The record of the descendants of William and Amy Scott is fairly complete and with a little work and patience could be brought up to date; but we will not at this time take up their genealogy. Our present purpose is merely to preserve some traditions of that far away period.
We now give in full a letter written by Adrian A. Williamson of Oregon, later of Oakland, CA, addressed to Miss Mary E. Fisher, who at that time, was living at New Brunswick, New Jersey. The former Miss Fisher is now Mrs. Coburn of Fitchburg, MA.
To: Miss Mary E. Fisher
New Brunswick, New Jersey
My Dear Niece: Your letter of a remote date was duly rec’d and its contents noted. In reply I would say that so far as the Williamson genealogy is concerned I know almost nothing. I remember hearing my father Abram Williamson telling my mother in the presence of the whole family that his ancestors came originally of a good Dutch family from Holland long prior to the American revolutionary war, that the sons had fought under Generals Israel Putnam and Anthony Wayne, but where and when I never heard him say.…
I was married at Portland, Oregon on May 5, 1862.…
I know a great deal more about my mother’s branch of our house than about my father’s. I learned these facts when my wife and I were back in New Brunswick in 1867.
Mother’s family, especially the Armstrongs, were of good old English and Scotch extraction, having come to America in the early 1700’s sometime.
My great-uncles. George Armstrong and James Armstrong, fought in the Revolution under Washington at Princeton, New Jersey, only a few miles from where their father lived at Upper Rock Hill.
I have been over the place once or twice when a small boy. The stone milk-house was still there as it was when the Hessians, a part of them, retreated across New Jersey, after being defeated at Trenton and Princeton, soon, I believe, after New Year’s.
Great Uncle George Armstrong was 18; James was 16. Both were over 6 feet high. I saw them at our house at Millstone twice, visiting us there.
Amy Armstrong, my grandmother (my mother’s mother) was living with us. She died at my mother’s house in Franklin Park, 96 years of age, which would have been about 1861.
When the battle of Princeton was fought (January 1777), Amy Armstrong was a small girl, say 9 or 10 years of age: she lived with us. William Scott, (her future husband), a boy 15 years old, and who lived a short distance away, was visiting us that forenoon.
Well, my great-grandmother Armstrong was frying doughnuts when the boom of the first gun announced the beginning of the battle. As it was cold they put on their overcoats and shawls nd ran up to the top of the highest hill and saw the fighting. Of course it goes without saying, that they had their pockets full of doughnuts.
Well, they soon saw that one army was retreating; and in about half an hour they saw it was the Hessians running down the Kingston road to Rock Hill and away down the Millstone River, through Kingston and over the river towards Plainfield, New Jersey.
They passed directly through my great-great-grandfather’s place [doesn’t he mean great-grandfather?-KP], tramped down his garden vines, went into the house, stole everything they could carry off, drank up all the milk in the milkhouse, carried off all the butter, vegetables and everything they could lay their hands on and stole all the pigs and hogs on the place.
They imprisoned my great-great-grandfather in his own cellar until rescued in a short time by a British officer. I got all this information from my grandmother and her brothers, George and James Armstrong (my great-uncles).
It was mighty interesting to me to see those 6-foot-3-inchers march up and down the long entry in the old homestead carrying their guns on their shoulders and telling of their exploits under Washington. They were at Valley Forge that terrible winter, and they simply worshipped the name of George Washington.
My grandfather Scott…
With best wishes,
I have before me another letter, dated May 30, 1911, and written at Oakland CA by Adrian A. Williamson, a few years later than his other letter.…
I now relate an anecdote which has been preserved in an old family letter. The place is between Princeton and Rocky HIll, and the time is immediately after the battle of Princeton. By a night march, Washington had outwitted the British at Trenton, had slipped around them, had struck and routed another British force at Princeton and was now withdrawing his victorious troops to Morristown by way of Pluckamin.
The country folks were at the roadside to see the troops. Mr. Armstrong took his daughter, Amey, out to see the sight and they saw Washington ride by. Amey was seven years of age and she always remembered that sight. That is the setting of the story; now comes the story itself. Sometime late when Mr. Armstrong went to feed his horses, they were all gone, startling discovery.
He chased Washington’s army nearly to Pluckamin, reaching headquarters and demanding to see Washington, he debarred by the guard at the door. Dodging under the guard’s arms, he rushed in.
Washington granted him an audience. The result was that Washington gave him a carte blanche to take his horses wherever he found them.
On the way home he saw a negro leading two horses to water at a ford on the Millstone River. He recognized them as his own. He claimed them, but the negro refused to give them up declaring that his master had bought them from a soldier. Pushing the negro off, Armstrong mounted and rode home.
Our own research in Geneva, New York, that is, Seneca Township, Ontario Co NY, began when a newspaper clipping stated that the parents of my John Armstrong “Jr” (1819-1889) were from that town. His parents, John “Sr” and Mary Barron were married there in 1817.
“Early Settlers of Ontario County NY,” excerpted from the History of Ontario County (NY); compiled by Lewis Cass Aldrich; edited by George S. Conover; 1893, states that:
“The Town of Geneva was set off from the original town of Seneca Oct. 11, 1872. Among the pioneers of the town is Jerome Loomis, whose settlement in the northwest portion was made in 1788. He was a survivor of the Revolution and a man of influence in the new country. About the same time came … [among others…] James Armstrong…”
From Ontario Messenger 31 March 1852,
“Death of a Revolutionary Soldier – James Armstrong, the father of William and Geo. Armstrong, died at his residence in this town on the 25th, at the advanced age of 90 years. Mr. A. served some time in the war of the Revolution. He was among the first settlers of this town, having emigrated to this locality prior to the year 1800. Geneva Gazette.”
Marriage & Death Notices from Early Geneva Newspapers, has the following from Geneva Gazette:
12 March 1817: “MARRIED – On the 9th inst., Mr. John Armstrong to Miss Mary Barron, both of Seneca.”
2 January 1822: “MARRIED – In Milo, by the Rev. Mr. Axtell, Mr. John Armstrong of Seneca to Miss Sarah Embree of Milo.”
29 January 1823: “MARRIED – In Seneca, on Thursday evening last, by the Rev. Mr. Axtell, Mr. James A. Armstrong to Miss Nancy McPherson.”
There were obviously at least two young men named John Armstrong who resided in Geneva NY 1817-1822. My family and I visited the grave of James Armstrong and his family in 1966 in Geneva NY when we lived in Buffalo. Since it is known that Sarah Embree’s husband was a son of this James Armstrong, we needed to look elsewhere for our John Armstrong’s father.
Based on the evidence cited above, we know that these men in the 1800 census were brothers:
1800 Seneca, Ontario Co NY, p 500: James Armstrong, 41001/00001
1800 Seneca, Ontario Co NY, p 504: George Armstrong, 10010/12010
James had 5 males in his household in 1800 and 1810. Four sons were still at home in 1820. These would have included John (who married Sarah Embree in 1822) and James A; James’s death notice mentioned his sons George and William. The fifth son is unknown at this time and could have been a nephew.
Seneca, Ontario Co NY, 1800: 41001/00001
Seneca, Ontario Co NY, 1810: 12201/30010
Seneca, Ontario Co NY, 1820: 000311/02101
James’s father is named in History and directory of Yates County: containing a sketch of its original settlement by the Public Universal Friends … Cleveland, 1873, page 1_740: “John Amstrong of Milo, was a son of James Armstrong, who emigrated at an early period from Somerset Co., New Jersey, where their family were first established in this country by the emigration of Martin Armstrong from Dublin, Ireland. They were Irish of Scotch descent. James Armstrong was a brother of Alexander Armstrong, the father of the family of Armstrongs that settled in East Benton, on the ‘Ridge Road,’’ now in Torrey. James Armstrong purchased the land, now the homestead of his son John Armstrong, on lot 12, in 1793. Coming the next year with his family, he purchased other land and settled in the town of Seneca, on the Gore in the neighborhood of William Ansley. John Armstrong, oldest son of James was the only one of the family who settled within the boundaries of Yates county. he married Sarah, daughter of Rowland Embree, in 1822, and settled on one hundred and thirty acres, the east part of lot 12, which his father had purchased twenty-nine years before, but which was still in its wild estate. They still reside on the same premises. He was born in New Jersey in 1793, and his wife at Stillwater, N.Y., in 1799.…”
The Geneva Gazette, 20 Apr 1814, 2: 1, reported a sheriff’s sale of the goods of Alexander Armstrong, which may indicate the death of James’s brother. After studying the Armstrongs in this area for some time and pondering this question, I reached a tentative conclusion that the statement in the Yates Co History was a mistake by the author. James may have had a brother Alexander, but the Armstrongs in East Benton NY, who also had a brother Alexander, had a different origin, from Pennsylvania.
A source at Ancestry.com says James was named as witness in his brother George’s Revolutionary War pension application; George served in the Somerset militia. This led to a search for more data relating to George Armstrong of Somerset Co NJ and Ontario Co NY.
History and directory of Yates County : containing a sketch of its original settlement by the Public Universal Friends … , Stafford Canning Cleveland, 1873, p 220, states George Armstrong married Hannah Riggs and that they resided in Seneca NY.
The Honeyman family (Honeyman, Honyman, Hunneman, etc.) in Scotland and America, 1548-1908, A. Van Doren Honeyman, Plainfield, NJ: Honeyman’s Pub. House, 1909, page 216 has the following:
“MARGARET [Honeyman], of Bedminster township, Somerset Co., N.J., b 1767; d. Jan. 31, 1821; m. (1) Jan. 10, 1799, William Henry, farmer, who was b. Sept. 7, 1765, and d. Aug. 25, 1807; (2) Dec. 28, 1810, George Armstrong, who was b. Apr. 21, 1761 and d. Jan. 7, 1848. William Henry lived at the head of “Honeyman’s Lane,” his residence being close to that of his father-in-law. George Armstrong had previously married, May 17, 1799 Hannah Riggs, who d. June 19, 1808, and by whom he had three children: (1) Martin, b. May 26, 1800; d. Feb. 1814. (2) George Riggs, b. Apr. 5, 1804; d. Feb. 11, 1812. (3) Mary Riggs, b. Sept. 26, 1806.” Page 117 of the same book reads, “Margaret, as the wife of William Henry, lived in the vicinity of Lamington, but had various residences as Mrs. Armstrong.”
These sources combine to show that George Armstrong went from NJ to Ontario Co NY and back to NJ. Postings at Ancestry.com include a stay in Kentucky and the identification of other children of Martin Armstrong. See queries at <http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.armstrong/2714/mb.ashx>. Nancy Corman wrote that:
“Martin ARMSTRONG’s grandsons Martin and Daniel McCOY of Bourbon County, KY filed documents (found in the Lexington County Courthouse) stating that their uncle George ARMSTRONG was then (1810) living on land in NY (exact location not given) that they had inherited from their grandfather Martin ARMSTRONG of Somerset, NJ. I don’t mean to accuse anyone of duplicitous actions, just that the property was divided among the heirs in advance of Martin ARMSTRONG’s death. Uncle George had been living in Lexington KY for a while. He moved back to NY by 1810 and lived in NJ for many years after that.”
And in an email, she added that, “Since the Lexington, KY papers said George was living on the land promised to Daniel and Martin McCoy, it might have been part of a larger parcel originally bought by Martin Armstrong. Another possibility is that Martin Armstrong took over some land held by his BROTHER John. There were some records of Martin Armstrong’s brother, John, who lived in the county adjacent to Somerset. I think he had some financial problems that were recorded so that there were records. He died before Martin and I may have seen a will or land documents. There seemed to have been much more to look at regarding John than Martin. I’ll check my files.
“I believe it was the Agnew cousin through whom I knew of James because he had written to the government as witness to his brother George’s service in the Somerset Regiment and George wanted to qualify for a pension. It was denied because he did not serve as a soldier (they had riots for back-pay, so I think that his brothers-in-arms are the best judge of who served and who did not.) George was a long-time active member of the Somerset Rev. War Veterans Assn. Anyhow. George and James were among those listed in the Regiment Muster Rolls. (You probably knew that).
“I found George Armstrong listed among the residents of Lexington, KY in the post-Revolutionary census records. He may have come with the large group of veterans who settled there and sold off part of their land acquired as remuneration for service. There were many lawsuits over a long period between the settlers and those who were granted the land that had been squatted upon with respect to who had more right to hold it. The squatters lost.”
By 1810, George had likely returned to NJ, since he is not in the NY census and the NJ census is not extant. I am currently seeking to obtain copies of these documents.
This Ontario Co NY family points back to Somerset Co NJ and a Scotch-Irish immigrant named Martin.
Tax lists show a Martin Armstrong and his reported brother John, and their sons, we can see that the latter included Abraham, Alexander, David, George, James, John, and Thomas. The earliest names are Martin and John in 1775; the other names all appear in the 1780s. James disappears from these lists exactly when the Yates Co NY book says he moved to western NY. George and Alexander were also gone after 1792. David was not listed after 1790. John in 1812 must be a different man. Thomas was still in Somerset Co in 1808, Abraham in 1803.
Martin’s will and/or contested estate papers were filed in 1806 In Franklin Twp, Somerset Co NJ. I have written for this.
Son John’s will was dated 5 Feb 1808 in Maidenhead Twp, Hunterdon Co NJ, and mentions the estate of his father, Martin Armstrong. Also, John mentions his son, John Armstrong (son of Barsheba Moore), real and residue of personal estate. Said son to be educated and Dr. James Agnew, his Guardian. Inventory was made by James Coleman and William Baker. John Armstrong (s/o John Armstrong, s/o Martin Armstrong) was also the son of Barsheba Moore whose father, John Coleman, mentioned John Armstrong, both father and son, in his 1803 will. Barsheba/Bathsheba Coleman married Nathaniel Moore. Deeds concerning Daniel Agnew, Martin Armstrong, and John Armstrong of Ontario Co NY have turned up some interesting results. I have also written for the Hunterdon County records.
In 1804, Martin Armstrong, then of Middlesex Co NJ, deeded two undivided halves of a lot in Seneca Twp, Ontario Co NY to Daniel Agnew, of the same township as Martin Armstrong, and John Armstrong, of Maidenhead Twp, Hunterdon Co NJ, each man paying $600.00. In 1816, John Armstrong, of Seneca Twp Ontario Co NY, sold his half to Daniel Agnew for $1.00.
These deeds provide a link between my John Armstrong of Seneca Twp (he was married there a year later) and the John Armstrong of Hunterdon Co NJ (who died there in 1806, leaving a son John to the guardianship of James Agnew, son of Daniel).
Descendants of other children of Martin Armstrong assert that his property was divided before his death. These deeds show a daughter’s husband, Daniel Agnew, and a son John, purchasing property from their father and the only heir of the son essentially giving his portion to the family which may have supported him for several years. Now, in 2007, we cannot tell what the Agnews did for young John Armstrong before the date of this deed. At the least, he arrived in 1816 in the town where his uncle John now, and uncle George previously, resided.
There were two John Armstrongs in Seneca Township, later called Geneva NY. The John who married Sarah Embree has been identified as the son of James Armstrong. Now we know that the other John, the one who sold property for $1.00 in 1816 in Geneva NY, married Mary Barron there in 1817, resided in Caledonia Twp, Livingston Co NY, and Fulton Co IL, who died at Grand River, Ontario in 1852, was the son and heir of Barsheba (Coleman) Moore and John Armstrong, a son of Martin Armstrong of Somerset Co NJ, who immigrated to this country from Ireland in the mid-1700s.
1 Martin ARMSTRONG
Birth: Dublin, Ireland
Death: 1806, Franklin Twp, Somerset Co NJ
Spouse: Elizabeth –?–
Death: bef 5 Dec 1804
Children: daughter (Mrs McCoy) (-<1770)
1.1 daughter (Mrs McCoy) ARMSTRONG
Death: bef 1770
Spouse: John McCOY
Death: 14 Sep 1813, Bourbon Co KY
1.1.1 Daniel McCOY
Stayed on his father’s farm in KY.
1810 Bourbon Co KY, same (alphabetized) page as John McCoy: 10100/00100
1820 Bourbon Co KY: 000010/31010
1.1.2 Martin McCOY
Birth: say 1768
1810 Bourbon Co KY: 10010/00100, next to John McCoy
Spouse: Rebecca JENNYS
1.2 John ARMSTRONG
Death: abt 1808, Maidenhead Twp, Hunterdon Co NJ
He purchased land in Ontario Co NY from Martin Armstrong in 1804.
Spouse: Barsheba COLEMAN
Birth: 9 Sep 1759
Death: 1795, NJ
Father: John COLEMAN (<1730-~1806)
Marr: ca 1788, NJ
1.2.1 John ARMSTRONG Sr
Birth: ca 1789, NJ
Death: 1852, [Prob Caledonia,] Grand River, Ontario
In 1816 John sold to his uncle-in-law Daniel Agnew for $1.00 the land in Ontario Co NY which his father had purchased in 1804 from Martin Armstrong.
Spouse: Mary BARRON
Birth: 1801, NY
Death: 1879, Clayton Co IA
Father: William BARRON (1756-1833)
Mother: Margery WILKINSON (ca1761-1855)
Marr: 4 Mar 1817, Ontario Co NY
Children: Mary (1817-1893)
Margery Ann (~1829-ca1848)
William B (~1832-1850)
1.3 possibly Alexander ARMSTRONG
Death: abt 1814
Possibly the same as in 1800 Seneca, Ontario Co NY: Alexander Armstrong, 10001/10201, same page as James Armstrong, who was said to have brother Alexander.
This imay be his death: Ontario Co NY newspaper index, SLC 1992
Alexander Armstrong (T. Seneca) GAZ/1814 Apr 20/2:1 sheriff’s sale of goods
ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG NJ Somerset County Bernards Twp 1790
ALEX ARMSTRONG NJ Somerset County Bernards Twp 1791
ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG NJ Somerset County Bernards Twp 1792
1.4 Catherine ARMSTRONG
Birth: say 1756, NJ
Spouse: Daniel AGNEW
Birth: say 1750, Co Antrim, Ireland
Death: 6 Sep 1817, Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co NJ
Marr: prob 1776
1.4.1 James AGNEW
Birth: 18 Sep 1777, Princeton NJ
Death: 13 Jan 1840, Pittsburgh PA
Occ: Physician, studied with Benjamin Rush
Guardian of John Armstrong Jr.
“to Pittsburgh from Philadelphia about 1815.”
1820 Allegheny Co PA: Doctor Agnew, 020010/03031, near Abraham Armstrong
His son Daniel was Chief Justice of the State of Pennsylvania.
Spouse: Sarah Bond HOWELL
Birth: 5 Aug 1783, Burlington Co NJ
Death: 3 Aug 1868, Allegheny Co PA
Marr: Jan 1806
1.4.2 Martin AGNEW
Birth: ca 1779, Princeton NJ
Death: liv 1850, Hunterdon Co NJ
Graduated 1797 from Princeton, married late in life and died in NJ. He witnessed a deed in 1804 between his father and his maternal grandfather.
He was prob the Martin Agnew who m Eliza MATHEWS
1. George AGNEW b: MAR 4 1836 in nr Harbourtown, Mercer Co, NJ.
1850 Hunterdon Co NJ, age 70, with wife Elizabeth, 48, sons George, 14, and John B, 8.
1.4.3 William AGNEW
Birth: say 1779, Princeton NJ
Insane, died young.
1.4.4 Daniel AGNEW
Birth: say 1781, Princeton NJ
Died young, unmarried. He was adult in 1804, able to witness a deed, therefore, b no later than 1783.
1.4.5 John AGNEW
Birth: say 1789, Princeton NJ
Death: 1853, Batesville, Independence Co AR
Never married, res at one time in Sault Ste. Marie.
1.4.6 George AGNEW
Birth: Dec 1787
Death: 23 Mar 1824, Sennett, Cayuga Co NY
Died young, leaving a large family who dispersed to OH, IN and IL.
1. Martin Agnew b: 24 Jan 1816 in Sennett, Cayuga Co NY
Spouse: Mary MERSHON
Birth: 1791, NJ
1.4.7 Elizabeth AGNEW
Birth: say 1799, Princeton NJ
Death: liv 1860, Batesville, Independence Co AR
M ca 1830 or 1831, Aaron W Lyon. Her 1860 census census 50 years old, as does the 1850 census.
1.4.8 Mary Patterson AGNEW
Birth: say 1803, Princeton NJ
Death: liv 1850, Batesville, Independence Co AR
1.5 ?Mary ARMSTRONG
Possibly Mary, since her sister named a daughter Mary Patterson Howell.
Spouse: Matthew PATTERSON
Death: 1823, Somerset Co NJ
Marr: bef 1803
1.6a George ARMSTRONG*
Birth: 21 Apr 1761, Rock Hill, Somerset Co NJ
Death: 7 Jan 1848, prob Somerset Co NJ
Burial: Lamington Pres Cem, Somerset Co NJ
1800 Seneca Two, Ontario Co NY: 10010/12010, four pages away from Alexander and James.
Spouse: Hannah RIGGS
Death: 19 Jun 1808
Marr: 17 May 1799, prob Benton NY
1.6a.1 Martin ARMSTRONG
Birth: 26 May 1800
1.6a.2 George Riggs ARMSTRONG
Birth: 5 Apr 1804
1.6a.3 Mary Riggs ARMSTRONG
Birth: 26 Sep 1806
1.6b George ARMSTRONG* (See above)
Spouse: Margaret HONEYMAN
Birth: abt 23 Mar 1767, Griggstown, Somerset Co NJ
Death: 30 Jun 1821
Marr: 28 Dec 1810
1.6b.1 John Honeyman ARMSTRONG
Birth: 3 Aug 1812, Hunterdon, Peapock, NJ
Death: 1874, Cincinnati, Hamilton Co OH
Children in 1870 were George, 25, John Martin, 23, Anna, 8, and William, 7, all but William born in NY.
1860 Philadelphia PA, with Harriet, 33, with George, 15, John M, 12, Sarah E, 6 mos.
1850 NYC, book binder, with wife, 27, and same two sons.
Spouse: Harriet WELCH
Birth: ca 1822-1826, NY
Death: bef 1870
1.7 James ARMSTRONG
Birth: 4 May 1763, prob Rock HIll, Somerset Co “near Princeton” NJ
Death: 25 Mar 1852, Geneva NY
Spouse: Elizabeth –?–
Birth: 1772, near Princeton NJ
Death: 8 May 1834, Geneva NY
1.7.1 John ARMSTRONG
Birth: 1793, [Somerset Co] NJ
Spouse: Sarah EMBREE
1.7.2 James A ARMSTRONG
Birth: 1796, Somerset Co NJ
Death: 17 Mar 1871
Burial: Geneva NY
Spouse: Nancy McPHERSON
Death: 19 Apr 1899
Marr: 29 Jan 1823, Geneva NY
1.7.3 William ARMSTRONG
Birth: 1797, Somerset Co NJ
Death: 27 Oct 1856, Geneva NY
1850 Seneca Twp, Ontario Co NY: 52 NY, with wife 40, 3 children under 10
Spouse: Elizabeth Allen SMITH
1.7.4 George ARMSTRONG
Birth: 25 Sep 1799, Geneva NY
Death: 10 Jan 1856, Geneva NY
1850 census says b 1810 NY
1.7.5 Cornelia ARMSTRONG
Birth: 23 Aug 1807
1.7.6 2 daughters ARMSTRONG
One unidentified dt was poss Miss Eunice Armstrong, who is listed with an undelivered letter in Geneva in 1832.
1.8 Amy ARMSTRONG
Birth: 12 Apr 1765, Somerset Co NJ
Death: 2 Apr 1861, Franklin Park NJ
Spouse: William SCOTT
Marr: 12 Apr 1791
1.8.1 Samuel SCOTT
Birth: 21 Mar 1792
Death: 15 Nov 1831
M Anna Voorhees, d/o Garret Voorhees
1.8.2 John SCOTT
Birth: 20 Aug 1793
Death: 21 Jul 1881
M Sarah Williamson, d/o William and Anna (Suydam) Williamson
1.8.3 Martin SCOTT
Birth: 11 Feb 1798
Death: 3 Nov 1819
1.8.4 Eliza SCOTT
Birth: 28 Jan 1799
Death: 12 May 1879, Franklin Twp Somerset Co NJ
1. Amelia Ann WILLIAMSON b: 28 AUG 1820
2. Martin S. WILLIAMSON b: 16 NOV 1824
3. Augusta WILLIAMSON b: 20 APR 1827
4. Abraham Adrian WILLIAMSON b: 17 AUG 1829 in Franklin Twp Somerset Co, NJ, d aft 1911; m Isabel Jennie Kerns
5. Mary Eliza WILLIAMSON b: 4 MAR 1832
6. John WILLIAMSON b: 15 JUN 1836
7. Theodore WILLIAMSON b: 22 MAR 1839
8. William A. WILLIAMSON b: UNKNOWN
9. Isaac WILLIAMSON b: UNKNOWN
Spouse: Abraham WILLIAMSON
Marr: 8 Dec 1819
1.8.5 Mary Ann SCOTT
Birth: 13 Feb 1807
Death: 19 Mar 1828
M Staats Nevius
1.9 Ann ARMSTRONG
Birth: abt 1769, Somerset Co NJ
Death: 11 May 1829, Elmwood Cemetery, New Brunswick, Middlesex Co NJ
Spouse: Christopher HOWELL
Birth: 11 Apr 1770, Griggstown, Somerset Co NJ
Death: 13 Apr 1814, Elmwood Cemetery, New Brunswick, Middlesex Co NJ
1.9.1 Joseph HOWELL
Birth: 24 Nov 1792
1.9.2 Elizabeth HOWELL
1.9.3 Stephen HOWELL
Birth: 3 Oct 1797
1.9.4 Mary Patterson HOWELL
Birth: 26 Oct 1799
1.9.5 Martin Armstrong HOWELL
Birth: 25 Dec 1804
 Original data: Armstrong, William C. Pioneer Families of Northwestern New Jersey. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2002. Pioneer Families of Northwestern New Jersey originally appeared as a series of weekly articles in the Hackettstown Gazette beginning with the issue of February 16, 1934, and ran for ninety-four installments. The articles were edited by William C. Armstrong of Blairstown and written by […} others. The vast majority of the articles trace the genealogy of the featured New Jerseyan, although a few deal with local history and biography…. Never widely available, the series nonetheless constitutes the single greatest stockpile of genealogical reference material available on northwestern New Jersey families. This fact was not lost on Mr. Thomas Wilson, publisher of Hunterdon House, who published all ninety-four installments of Armstrong’s Pioneers in book form in 1979, adding a complete name index to the more than 7,000 persons in the process. This writer was originally made aware of this reference when it was published with permission by Armstrong Bulletin Board, #863, p 8, and #864, p 6ff., published by Fred W. Field, Fullerton CA.
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