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AMBROSE W. ARMSTRONG


Source: History of Montgomery County, Indiana, H. W. Beckwith Reproduction by Unigraphic, Evansville, Ind p. 417

Ambrose W. ARMSTRONG, farmer and stock raiser, Parkersburg is one of the few noble pioneers now living. He is a son of Henry and Elizabeth (FISHER ) Armstrong, and was born in Fleming Co, Ky, Jan 19, 1812, and like his father was reared a farmer with but a limited means of education. About the age of 18, he, with his older brother, each owning a horse, bought a cheap wagon, costing about $12, and with thieir widowed mother and two younger sisters, emigrated to this county with all their worldly effects, valued at about $30 and Sept 10, 1829, landed in what is now Brown Twp, and for several days camped by the side of an old log (having not even a tent) awaiting the arrival of an uncle from Fayette Co, Ky. The same autumn Mr. Armstrong bought 80 acres of wild land covered with heavy timber, and at once began to improve a farm. At the age of 23 years he began going to the pioneer log cabin school and soon after engaged in school teaching in the winter and farming in summer and by dint of close application to study and extensive reading, Mr. Armstrong so engrafted himself in the public confidence that he has been called to serve them in many positions of trust, namely: one term in the state legislature, 16 years Justice of the Peace, and 42 years Elder in the Christian Church. He has been executor and administrator, settling up 13 estates and been guardian for 36 minors. Mr. Armstrong has by good management accumulated and independently owned over 800 acres of valuable land, part of which he has divided among his children. His taste is altogether for farming rather than a public life, as he never would permit his name to go before the people for a second term in the state legislature. In the year 1838 he married Eliza J. DRENNON, who was born Jan 13, 1812 in Scott Co, Ky.. They had 6 children, 3 of whom are living: Mary E, Thomas J and David S.


Source: Atlas of Montgomery County, Indiana (Chicago: Beers, 1878) p. 52


ARMSTRONG, Ambrose W., PO Parkersburg, Farmer and Stock Dealer, Sec 30, son of Henry and Elizabeth FISHER Armstrong. Was b. in Fleming Co Ky Jan 19, 1812 and settled in Brown Twp with his parents, 1829. Married Eliza J. DRENNAN (sic) Dec 30, 1838. Six children: Robert S, John H, Mary E, Thomas J, William A, David S.


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