|Birth: ||Sep. 15, 1747|
|Death: ||Sep. 6, 1837|
Revolutionary War Patriot
NC REV WAR PAY VOUCHERS, VOUCHER #390, ROLL #68 PAID FOR SERVICES RENDERED. Resided in Tyrrell County, North Carolina.
John Armstrong, Sr., for whom the Township was named, was another of the early settlers. He had been a sailor, and came with some ready money, unlike most of the early settlers, and entered considerable land. It seemed strange that one, so much of whose life had been spent on the ocean, should at last settle in the wilds of the interior where he could not even hear the dashing of the waves upon the coast. He was a veritable "salt," full of stories, and never happier than when surrounded by attentive listeners. The monotonous life of the forecastle had prepared him for the monotony of pioneer life in the woods. Here he found a people glad to hear his constant talk about the sea. They had not heard his stories a thousand times, as had his shipmates no doubt. In the lonely cabins of the pioneers with the great backlog filling every recess with its illuminating glory he was wont to become an attractive figure to all, from the boy whose life was just budding into hope, to the old man whose source of greatest joy was retrospection. Mr. Armstrong was industrious and pushing, though not particularly prominent. He was respected by all and died when about ninety years of age, in the Township bearing his name.
Calverts Chapel Cemetery
Created by: Chris Myers
Record added: Jun 22, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20027038