Armstrong, William

Born: 1799-07-22 Kentucky

Died: 1894-11-07 Kansas

Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois

By 1820, Armstrong settled in a portion of Sangamon County, Illinois, that later became part of Menard County. He married Catharine Miller on December 26, 1822. In 1840, was the head of an eleven-person household in Menard County. After the death of his first wife, he married Lucy Ann Brown on January 2, 1843 in Menard County. In 1850, he was a farmer in Menard County and he owned $2,000 in real property.

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 26 December 1822, Menard County, 2 January 1843, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Menard County, IL, 299; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Menard County, IL, 320; U.S. Census Bureau, Tenth Census of the United States (1880), Peoria County, IL, 502; The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin & Co., 1879), 330; Gravestone, Danish Lutheran Cemetery, Jamestown, KS.