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John Armstrong, Jr
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Birth: Aug. 11, 1816, Ireland
Death: Aug. 3, 1889
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA

John Armstrong, son of John Armstrong, Sr., was born in Greensburg, August 11, 1816. His father was a lawyer of much distinction and his son doubtless received great advantages in his early student days. At all events the son became one of the most thorough lawyers of his day in our county. He was not an advocate, but in the preparation of papers. in the settlement of estates and in giving wise counsel to his clients, he stood at the very head of his profession. He was, furthermore, a most complete gentleman, one of retiring disposition, and extremely kind and polite to all with whom he came in contact. No lawyer of the past is more kindly remembered than he.

Mr. Armstrong's ability as a lawyer cannot be told in any better way than by a current anecdote of the bar. When Judge Buffington was on the bench Mr. Armstrong was appointed an auditor to distribute a large and important estate. When his report was completed exceptions were filed to some of his allowances. These exceptions finally came before the judge and were heard by him without knowing, perhaps, who the auditor was. They did not seem, however, to impress him very favorably, and he therefore inquired who had been the auditor. When told that it was Mr. Armstrong he remarked: "Oh! well, gentlemen, that will do: these exceptions are dismissed and the distribution of the auditor confirmed."

He was an old line Presbyterian and lived an exemplary Christian life. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Armstrong (1789 - 1866)
  Isabella Johnston Armstrong (1787 - 1880)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Esther Steck Armstrong (1823 - 1857)*
 
 Children:
  Isabella Johnson Armstrong (1847 - 1935)*
  Catherine Cope Armstrong (1848 - 1917)*
  Frank Stanley Armstrong (1850 - 1919)*
  Keziah Carpenter Armstrong (1854 - 1931)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Armstrong (1816 - 1889)
  James Armstrong (1819 - 1891)*
  Mary Armstrong Shryock (1820 - 1858)*
  Robert Armstrong (1821 - 1858)*
  Thomas Armstrong (1825 - ____)*
  Isabella Armstrong (1830 - 1905)*
  Johnston Armstrong (1832 - 1925)*
  Margaret Armstrong (1833 - 1907)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Clair Cemetery
Greensburg
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Polly Cox
Record added: Jan 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64816143
John Armstrong, Jr
Added by: Polly Cox
 
John Armstrong, Jr
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