|Birth: ||Jan. 13, 1871|
|Death: ||Oct. 17, 1938|
John is my daughters' paternal Gr-Grandfather through his son Leo James Armstrong (1904-1993).
The second of five children born to Alexander Hamilton and Martha Jo (Smith) Armstrong of Yell Co AR, John married Susan Lenora "Nora" Barnes on 21 Feb 1892 in Yell Co AR.
Arkansas Marriages 1851-1900:
"Barnes, Nora - Armstrong, J.J., 2/21/1892, Yell Co. AR"
Children with Nora:
1) Paralee Candice Armstrong (1892-1910), m: James Madison "Fleet" Poda.
2) Emory "Theo" Armstrong, m: Marie Annie Weatherford.
3) Theodore Roosevelt Armstrong (1898-1959), m: Selma Killian.
4) Odell "Dell" Franklin Armstrong (1901-1981), m: Wilvia E Moore.
5) Leo James Armstrong (1904-1993), m: America Lea Pickens.
6) Otto Armstrong (b: 1909), died young.
7) Alpha Mae Armstrong (1911-1992), m: Robert Frank Tedder.
8) Alvie Armstrong, m: Harrison T Elliott.
9) Acie Alexander Armstrong (1915-2006), m1: Charles Willene Mobley, m2: Winfred "Winnie" Bonnie Menizer.
There is very little family history about John. Most everyone who knew him is now gone as well. If he was anything like the Armstrong men preceding him, he was a tall, big man with sparkling light eyes. A sister died at age 11 yrs, leaving John the eldest. He married Nora soon after his 21st birthday and their first child was born ten months later. They farmed land, mostly in Yell Co AR, later moving for a short time to Pittsburg Co OK. As with most families of the time and area, farming was the foremost means of support.
1880 Census-Eureka Springs Carroll Co AR
1900 Census-Briggsville Twp, Yell Co AR
1910 Census-Dow Twp, Pittsburg Co OK
1920 Census-Briggsville Twp, Yell Co AR
Many thanks to N Winters for the picture of John's tombstone. John's grandson, my daughters' father, is very grateful. Thank you to Leo and Meck's daughter Margie A. for the picture of this sweet couple.
Note: Currently working with a fellow Armstrong researcher to assure the info for John's children is accurate.
Alexander Hamilton Armstrong (1836 - 1918)
Martha Jo Smith Armstrong (1846 - 1896)
Susan Lenora Barnes Armstrong (1874 - 1962)
Paralee Candice Armstrong Poda (1892 - 1910)*
Emory Theo Armstrong (1894 - 1952)*
Theodore Roosevelt Armstrong (1898 - 1959)*
Odell Franklin Armstrong (1901 - 1981)*
Leo James Armstrong (1904 - 1993)*
Otto Armstrong (1909 - ____)*
Alpha Mae Armstrong Tedder (1911 - 1992)*
Acie Alexander Armstrong (1915 - 2006)*
Marietta Paralee Armstrong (1869 - 1880)*
John Julian Armstrong (1871 - 1938)
Aly Annie Alverda Armstrong Rabjohn (1876 - 1971)*
Mattie Armstrong Sledge (1883 - 1980)*
Young Gravelly Cemetery
Created by: Bonnie's Daughter
Record added: Sep 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41877481