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Joseph William Armfield
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Birth: Oct. 3, 1850
Henry County
Indiana, USA
Death: May 25, 1923
Howard County
Indiana, USA

Joseph William Armfield was born 3 Oct 1850 in Greensboro township, Henry county, Indiana to Calvin C. Armfield and Penninah E. Albertson.

Both the 1860 and 1870 US Census show him living in Liberty township, Greentown Post Office.

On Saturday, 9 Aug 1873 Joseph married Samantha O. "Mattie" Chandler in Howard county, Indiana (Howard County, Indiana Marriage Records, Vol. I, 1844-1874, p. 2). They had at least 9 children:
Lydia B., b. 1874
Lemuel., b. abt 1876
Lela Pearl "Lotta", b. 16 Apr 1878
Rose, b. 16 Mar 1880 (twin to Lola)
Lorena C. "Lola", b. 16 Mar 1880 (twin to Rose)
Leo Kirk, b. 8 Oct 1882
Logan Ned, b. 27 Jul 1884
Levi Herman, b. 26 Mar 1886
Lucy M., b. Aug 1892

The 1880 US Census showed them living in Union township, Howard, Indiana.

By 1883, Joseph had a large farm of 220 acres near Centre Post Office, Howard County. He dealt extensively in hogs and cattle, shipping to Chicago, Cincinnati and Indinapolis.

Sometime between 1881 and 1900, Joseph and family moved to Taylor township, Howard, Indiana. Here they lived through the 1920 US Census.

Joseph's wife Samantha died 30 Jan 1905 in Greentown and was buried in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Joseph then married (2) Grace Savannah Thomas on 14 Jun 1911 in Marion county, Indiana (Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941). They had 3 children:

Mary Esther, b. 15 May 1912
Merrill Calvin, b. 20 Jan 1914
Walter Malone, b. 16 Apr 1916

Joseph was an active Republican.

Joseph passed away on Friday, 25 May 1923 presumably at his home in Taylor township. He was buried in the Greenlawn cemetery in Greentown, Indiana on the left side of his first wife Samantha. His headstone reads: "Joseph W. Armfield, Oct. 3, 1850, May 25, 1923". He is located in lot #110 in the "Old Part". His second wife Grace Savannah Thomas was later buried on the left side of him in 1933.
Family links: 
  Calvin Cummins Armfield (1821 - 1910)
  Penninah Elizabeth Albertson Armfield (1828 - 1880)
  Samantha O. Chandler Armfield (1857 - 1905)
  Grace Savannah Thomas Armfield (1879 - 1933)
  Merrill C. Armfield (1914 - 1969)*
  Walter Malone Armfield (1916 - 1970)*
  James A. Armfield (1847 - 1863)*
  Mary Jane Armfield (1849 - 1876)*
  Joseph William Armfield (1850 - 1923)
  Henry Patrick Armfield (1853 - 1907)*
  Martha Elizabeth Armfield Osborn (1860 - 1905)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenlawn Cemetery
Howard County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Sec: OP, Lot: 110
Maintained by: Rich Ware
Originally Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Dec 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 46189890
Joseph William Armfield
Added by: Sheri Nichols
Joseph William Armfield
Added by: Rich Ware
Joseph William Armfield
Added by: Rich Ware
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