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Capt George Nelson Armstrong
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Birth: Jan. 1, 1831
Maysville
Aroostook County
Maine, USA
Death: Sep. 25, 1906
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Captain Armstrong was a Civil War vet. having severed on the USS Fort Jackson serving as an Acting Ensign. He was the Captain of many ships throughout his life, including the bark Templar, during its famous voyage in 1879 in which most of the crew contacted yellow fever and died. The Captain himself became ill and his daughter Emma was forced to navigate the ship. Captain Armstrong was an inmate of the Sailor's Snug Harbor for 13 years and was married twice. His first wife was Andalusia Rogers, who died aboard the Templar and his second wife, Harriet Ellsworth, divorced him prior to his stay at Sailor's Snug Harbor. He was pre-deceased by several children and left four adult children at the time of this death. 
 
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 Parents:
  Ferdinand Amesley Armstrong (1798 - 1860)
  Mary Parks Armstrong (1796 - 1886)
 
 Spouses:
  Andalusia Rogers Armstrong (1837 - 1879)*
  Harriet J Ellsworth Kirkpatrick (1868 - 1899)*
 
 Children:
  George Alleston Armstrong (1862 - 1862)*
  Ella Armstrong (1868 - 1870)*
  Andalusia Armstrong Longsdorf (1886 - 1914)*
  Almy Armstrong Boulier (1888 - 1974)*
  George Nelson Armstrong (1893 - 1956)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jonathan E Armstrong (1823 - 1872)*
  Ann D Armstrong Johnson (1827 - 1882)*
  George Nelson Armstrong (1831 - 1906)
  Ferdinand Armstrong (1834 - 1913)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sailors Snug Harbor Cemetery
New Brighton
Richmond County (Staten Island)
New York, USA
Plot: Plot 10, Row 2, Grave13
 
Created by: Tim De Carlo
Record added: Jun 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91913004
Capt George Nelson Armstrong
Added by: Tim De Carlo
 
 
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For those of you looking for a grave marker, there is none. I was sent the following in response to my request:"I regret to tell you that the only markers still in the cemetery are the ones I posted photos for on the relevant pages. In the 1980s all but ...(Read more)
- Steve Johnston(e)
 Added: Apr. 5, 2015
Fine job creating this memorial.
- JosMorn
 Added: May. 26, 2013

- Rita
 Added: Jul. 2, 2012
 
 
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