|William Armstrong, Sr|
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|Death: ||Jun. 7, 1846|
William is my daughters' 4th paternal Gr-Grandfather.
Although his parents are not known at this time, he did originate from PA, relocating to VA sometime bef 1792. He married Alianna "Aly Ann" Hill on 26 Dec 1792 in Rocky Mount, Franklin Co.
Virginia Marriage Bonds 1786-1858 Franklin Co:
"Marriage Bond 26 Dec 1792 Armstrong, Wm. and Alianna Hill, dau. Thos., Sur. Thos. Jones. 52."
Children with Aly Ann:
1) Nancy Armstrong (1793-1855), m: Stephen Stockett.
2) John M Armstrong (1795-1859), m: Elizabeth Briant.
3) Rev Thomas Armstrong (1798-1880), m: Matilda Gunter.
4) Naomi Armstrong (1799-1850), m: Vachel Mitchell.
5) Lucy Armstrong (1802-1886), m: William B McFadden.
6) Capt Lynus Armstrong (1804-1863), m: Jane R Maxwell.
7) Sarah "Sally" Armstrong (1808-1878), never married.
8) William Armstrong Jr (1809-1879), m: Elizabeth Leigh.
9) George Washington Armstrong (1812-1880), m: Eliza Jane McGavock.
10) Virginia Armstrong (1814-1878), m: John Davis Hardgrave.
Sometime bef 1809, William moved his family from Franklin Co VA to Henry Co TN. By 1812 they were living in Williamson Co TN.
"William Armstrong Descendants" by T Garrett:
"1819, William deeded land to the First Methodist Church in Williamson Co TN. Deed Books 1-4, Franklin Co, VA"
"Between 1795-1846, (both) in VA and TN, (William) bought and sold land individually and in partnership, with the Hill Family."
State of Tennessee, Williamson Co Will Book 8, Inventory Pgs 464-465: Will filed-
"...27th day of December in the year of our Lord 1845.
"Estate Inventory "William Armstrong Deceased, Inventory August Term 1846, July the 8th 1846"
Following provided by R A Armstrong-
Will Book 8, 1845, probated 1846:
"William Armstrong Senior Deceased
July Tenn 1845
In the name of God Amen.
I William Armstrong sen of the County of Williamson and state of Tennessee do make and constitute this my last Will and testament namely...
I give and bequeath to my wife Aly Ann Armstrong during her natural life The Tract of Land that I bought of Jacob Garrett including a small tract I purchased of Moses E Cator except four Acres on which my gin house and pres stand which I give to my son George. I also give to my wife the tract of Land which I purchased of the heirs of Wm Bell. Each of the above tracts to be kept up by its own timber not prohibiting the use of firewood from dead of lying down timbers. I also give unto my wife during her natural life one negro man named Sawny and one negro woman named Metis and one girl named Mary. I give to my wife all the household and kitchen furniture except two beds steads, beds and furniture which I give to my daughter Sarah. I also give to my wife four head of horses to be selected by herself six head of the choice cattle four choice sows twelve choice sheep one waggon and gear all the farming tools and a sufficiency for the support for one year off the farm including one hundred and twenty five lbs of sugar and seventy five lbs of coffee.
I give to my daughter Sarah after her Mothers death the tract of Land purchased from Jacob Garrett including the piece bought of Moses E. Cator with the exception of that part given to my son George and also the negro girl Mary mentioned above with her increase and also one mare which she is to have present possession of which is to be her full portions of my Estate.
I give to my daughter Lucy Mcfaden and her husband William Mcfadden for a home during their natural life and then to his heirs afterwards for ever a tract of Land on which she lives Contain'g about seventy five and three fourths Acres to be his and their full portion of my Estate.
I have given to my daughter Neoma Mitchel a tract of Land on which she is living containing about eighty Acres to be her full portion of my Estate.
To the ballance of my children Nancy Stockett + Stephen Stockett her husband John Armstrong, Thos Armstrong, Lynus Armstrong, Wm Armstrong, George W Armstrong and Virginia Hardgrave + Davis Hardgrave her husband I give all my unappropriated lands my Negroes Namely Ann, Caroline, Albert, John, Nancy + Minerva with the residue of my unappropriated stock with all notes and moneys + accounts which may be on hands after paying my funeral expenses and just debts such notes as I have on my Children to be considered as that much of their part not exacting any Interest on s'd notes with the tract of Land purchased of the heirs of Bell with Sawny & Metis after my wifes death to be equally divided among the last mentioned Children. Those Children that have rec'd money for which I hold their notes that amount is to be in part a portion of my Estate.
"I nominate and appoint Stephen Stockett my son in law and Wm Armstrong Jun my son my Executors to this my last will and Testament without being required to give Security for the execution of the within will given under my hand and seal this 27th day of December in the year of our Lord 1845
"In the presence of
Francis H Davis
"Interlined before signed
"William Armstrong Snr"
Note: William lined thru his name as written by the will writer and signed his name in his own signature.
"The State of Tennessee Williamson County Court July Term 1846 The last Will and testament of William Armstrong Senior late of this County deceased is produced for probate and the Execution thereof duly proven thus Joseph Motheral and Francis H Davis subscribing witnesses ___ being sworn say they believe such in the presence and at the request of the testator that they believe said testator was of sound and disposing mind and at the writing and publication of said will and under no undue influence ordered that said will be recorded.
And witnesses Stephen Stockett and William Armstrong the Executors nominated in said will appear in court and have been duly sworn ordered that letters of testimony be issued accordingly."
Williamson County Will Book 8, Pgs 464-465:
"William Armstrong Deceased Inventory
August Term 1846, July the 8th, 1846
State of Tennessee, Williamson County
An inventory of the property of William Armstrong Deceased.
267 acrs of land
One negro man aged 47 years
One woman negro aged 43
One girl aged 17
Four head of horses
Six head of Cattle
Four head of hogs
Twelve head of Sheep
Three Beddsteads, Bedds and furniture
One Bureau and one Book Case
One Chest, and one sugar Chest
Six winser Chairs
Three Spinning Wheels
One Spinning mashine
One washing tub and Three water Pales
Two Kettles, two Pots and one oven
One pair of hand irons
One Wagon and Four pair of Gear
Four Ploughs, Three Axes, one Sythe and cradle
One iron Shovel
The above mentioned property is set apart for the use of the widow"
"One Gray Mare, Two Bedsteads, Beds and furniture are set apart for the use of Sarah Armstrong.
One tract of Land containing seventy five Acres set apart as the property of Lucy McFadding and William McFadding her husband during their natural life.
One Tract of Land containing Four Acres, One Cotton Gin and Press, set apart for the use of G.W. Armstrong.
The following is an Inventory of property set apart for the use of the heirs last mentioned in the will of Wm Armstrong deceased (Viz)
One Tract of land containing Eighty four Acres
One Negro Girl named Ann, aged 26 years
One Girl named Caroline aged 15
One Boy named Albert aged 14
One Boy named John aged 13
One Girl named Nancy aged 9
One Girl named Manerva aged 6 years
Cash on hand - One hundred and Thirty nine Dollars
One note on Wm Armstrong for seventy Dollars dated December 6th 1843 with credit on the Back for Tenn Dollars
One receipt against Wm Armstrong for one Hundred Dollars dated December the 17th 1843
One note on Thomas Armstrong for fifty five dollars dated December 3rd 1836. One note on Thomas Armstrong for Eighty five dollars dated Febuary 1st, 1842
One note on Lynus Armstrong for one hundred Dollars with credit for Fify five Dollars dated December the 10th, 1834. One note on Martin Foushand for Seventy seven Dollars and 43 Cts dated October the 1st 1845
One note on Pleasant Clarety for Fourteen Dollars dated February the 20th, 1846
Blacksmith Tools one Anvil Bellows and Vise
One Stove and Pipe
One Rifle Gun
Five head of Horses
Four head of Mules
Nineteen head of Cattle
Tenn head of Sheep
About ninety head of Hogs
one wheat fan
one log Chain
one broad axe
one Cro bar
one pair of stiliards
one map of the united states
The State of Tennessee
Williamson County Court August Term 1846
"An Inventory of the estate of William Armstrong deceased produced in court and ordered to be recorded."
Many thanks to my friend Roberta Armstrong for her much appreciated help in researching the Armstrong family.
Alianna Hill Armstrong (1766 - 1861)
Nancy Armstrong Stockett (1793 - 1855)*
John Armstrong (1795 - 1859)*
Thomas Armstrong (1798 - 1880)*
Naomi Armstrong Mitchell (1799 - 1849)*
Lynus Armstrong (1804 - 1863)*
William Armstrong (1809 - 1879)*
George Washington Armstrong (1812 - 1880)*
Virginia Armstrong Hardgrave (1814 - 1878)*
Pleasant Hill (Union)
Created by: Bonnie's Daughter
Record added: Feb 18, 2010
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