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Hannah Jones Armstrong Wilcox
Birth: Aug. 2, 1810
Green County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Aug. 19, 1890
Winterset
Madison County
Iowa, USA

Literary Subject. She was the subject of one of Edgar Lee Master's poems in his book "Spoon River Anthology." She was the wife of Jack Armstrong, who challenged Abraham Lincoln to a wrestling match in New Salem, Illinois. Lincoln won the match and the two men became such good friends that Lincoln stayed in their home when he was periodically out of work. The sign next to monument says "Hannah Armstrong," but tombstone says "Hannah Wilcox" because after Jack Armstrong's death in 1857, she and her family moved to Mason county. In 1862, she married a Samuel Wilcox and moved to Iowa. She died there in 1890, but was buried back in Menard County. (bio by: Connie Nisinger) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Jones (1776 - 1845)
  Lydia Gum Jones (1777 - 1858)
 
 Spouses:
  John Jack Armstrong (1803 - 1854)
  Samuel Wilcox (1812 - 1870)*
 
 Children:
  Pleasant Carwin Armstrong (1829 - 1863)*
  William Duff Armstrong (1833 - 1899)*
  James A. Armstrong (1838 - 1879)*
  John Armstrong (1848 - 1926)*
  Robert Armstrong (1852 - 1906)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elijah G. Jones (1804 - 1852)*
  Ailey Jones Armstrong Watkins (1808 - 1890)*
  Hannah Jones Armstrong Wilcox (1810 - 1890)
  John Jones (1815 - 1899)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery
Petersburg
Menard County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Apr 29, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 21956
Hannah Jones <i>Armstrong</i> Wilcox
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Hannah Jones <i>Armstrong</i> Wilcox
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
Hannah Jones <i>Armstrong</i> Wilcox
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
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For the woman who supported the man who actually challenged President Abraham Lincoln to a wrestling match. May you rest in peace, Madam.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Aug. 2, 2016

- mj
 Added: Aug. 19, 2015

- sjm
 Added: Aug. 19, 2015
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