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Robert A. Armstrong – Nancy Greene

Our Revolutionary Soldier Ancestor

Robert A. Armstrong

Born: 28 May 1760 in what is today Lincoln County, North Carolina.
Married: Nancy Greene, daughter of William Greene and Nancy Justice, 22 June 1787 in Lincoln County, North Carolina.
Robert died: 9 Sept. 1834 in Menard County, Illinois. He’s buried in the Old Concord Cemetery in Petersburg, Illinois.

Robert was a Private in the Revolutionary War, serving in the NC Militia under Col. Little and Gen. Ashe. Robert went in place of his father, James. He served aged 19-20 1779-1780 in battles at King’s Mountain and Hornet’s Nest, NC.

Nancy Greene Armstrong
Born: 6 Feb. 1768, Lincoln County, NC
Died: 1856 in Menard County, IL

Nancy had a son, Bowling Green, before she married Robert. Bowling looked a lot like Robert. He followed Robert as Justice of the Peace. Bowling grew to be a big man, over 300 pounds. He seemed to be a popular fellow. There are many Bowling Greens named after him in Armstrong and related families. I don’t know if they thought his name a joke or not. Perhaps he like the city of Bowling Green, KY was named after the Bowling Green in New York City where patriots pulled down a statue of King George III.

Robert and his family lived in Lincoln County, NC near Brevard along Kuykendall Creek (named after his mother’s family). Moved to White County, Tennessee before 1797 where they lived until at least 1812. The family seemed to spent some time in Kentucky. Land was granted to Robert in Menard County, Illinois for payment of his services in the Revolutionary War. Aunt Eliza established her link to Robert becoming a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Children:

Bowling Green b: before 1760, NC

James Armstrong b: 8 Feb. 1788 NC

Jesse Armstrong b: 1789 NC

Robert Armstrong b: 1792, NC d: 1798, KY

Rhoda Armstrong b: 15 July 1794, NC m: John Clary d: 9 May 1840 KY

Royal Armstrong b: 11 June 1797 White County, TN, removed to KY, then to IL m: Ailsie Jones in Menard County, IL moved to Jasper County MO where he died 1847 Our ancestor.

Hugh Armstrong b: 7 Aug. 1899, White County, TN m: Frances Graham Greene d: 7 May 1839, Menard County, IL

John (Jack) Armstrong b:13 Jan. 1803 [Pictured in the post below]

Elizabeth (Betsy) Armstrong b: 9 Mar 1805 m. Edward Porter d: 7 Aug. 1886

Nancy Armstrong b: 1809 m: Henry McHenry d: 1894

Eliza W. Armstrong b: 25 Apr. 1812 White County, TN m. 1829 David M. Pantier