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Rev Cleaton Otis Armstrong, Sr
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Birth: Dec. 1, 1882
Tyrrell County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 28, 1918
Wilson County
North Carolina, USA

Parents: Leonard Armstrong and Martha C. Alexander. Leonard & Martha were b. in Columbia, Tyrrell Co., NC. Leonard was b. 18 Feb. 1854; d. 6 Feb. 1930, Ayden, Pitt Co., NC. Martha was b. 1861; d. 4 June 1938, Greenville, Pitt Co., NC. Leonard's DC states he was buried in "family cem. Tyrrell Co." They were m. 2 June 1879 Tyrrell Co., NC.

Paternal Grandparents: William G. Armstrong and Jennette Tarkenton. Jennette was his 2nd wife; he was not married in 1850 but had 7 children; he had 2 female slaves. He m. Genetty Tarkenton 13 January 1851 in Tyrrell Co., NC. His first wife was Mariah Jones Armstrong; m. 27 Jan. 1835 in Tyrrell Co., NC.

Maternal Grandparents: Henry Alexander and Mary Armstrong, both b. Tyrrell Co., NC.

1870 U.S. Census for Columbia, Tyrrell Co., NC:
William G Armstrong M 56y North Carolina; farmer
Genette Armstrong F 55y North Carolina
Willis Armstrong M 18y North Carolina
Leonard Armstrong M 16y North Carolina

1880 U.S. Census for Columbia, Tyrrell Co., NC:
Lenord Armstrong M 25 North Carolina
Wife Martha Armstrong F 19 North Carolina
Dau Elexena Armstrong F 0 North Carolina

1900 U.S. Census for Columbia Twp, Columbia, Tyrrell Co., NC:
Leonard Armstrong M 50 yrs, b. Feb. 1850 NC
Wife Martha Armstrong F 41 yrs, b. April 1859 NC
Son Cleton O Armstrong M 17 yrs, b. June 1883 NC
Dau Hattie Armstrong F 12 yrs, b. Jan. 1888 NC

They had 4 children, 2 living. Leonard was supt. in lumber, woods.

Cleaton Otis Armstrong, Sr. graduated from the FWB Theological Seminary & Eureka College in 1905; he graduated from the University of NC in Chapel Hill, NC in 1912. He was a minister in Stantonsburg, Wilson Co., NC at the time of his death in 1918. He died from pneumonia and influenza.

1910 U.S. Census for Ayden, Pitt Co., NC:
Leonard Armstrong M 56y North Carolina
WIFE Martha Armstrong F 48y North Carolina
SON Cleaton Armstrong M 26y North Carolina
DAU Hattie Armstrong F 21y North Carolina

Rev. Armstrong m. Delia A. Rice 22 Feb. 1912 in Pamlico Co., NC.

They had a son, Cleaton Otis, Jr. (b. Apr. 13, 1914; d. July 9, 1996

Cleaton Otis Armstrong, Jr. m. Martha Blanche Mayo 13 August 1938 Plymouth, Washington Co., NC. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He and his wife are buried in the Evergreen Cem. in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC.

As shown on the death certificate with this memorial, Rev. Armstrong was originally buried in the Maplewood Cem., Wilson, Wilson Co., NC. Apparently his headstone and perhaps his remains were moved to this cemetery. Not sure if this was done before his wife died or if Cleaton, Jr. did it later so that his family could be together.

Son William Rice Armstrong was also originally buried at Maplewood Cem. and eventually his headstone and perhaps remains were moved to this cem.
Family links: 
  Leonard Armstrong (1854 - 1930)
  Delia A. Rice Armstrong (1889 - 1951)*
  Cleaton Otis Armstrong (1914 - 1996)*
  William Rice Armstrong (1916 - 1919)*
*Calculated relationship
Ayden Cemetery
Pitt County
North Carolina, USA
Maintained by: J.D. Larimore
Originally Created by: Eric B Stone
Record added: Mar 31, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107601786
Rev Cleaton Otis Armstrong, Sr
Added by: Eric B Stone
Rev Cleaton Otis Armstrong, Sr
Added by: Eric B Stone
Rev Cleaton Otis Armstrong, Sr
Added by: J.D. Larimore
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