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James Boucher Armstrong
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Birth: Sep. 19, 1821
Tennessee, USA
Death: Sep. 21, 1892
Texas, USA

Renfro's Company, CSA
Mrs. A. E. Armstrong, Confederate Widow's Pension Application # 22549, Shelby Co, TX

James Boucher Armstrong married Aletha Elson Soape on December 18, 1845, in Marshall County, Mississippi. Aletha Elson Soape Armstrong was born in Cannon County, Tennessee, and lived to 102. The couple moved to Texas in 1847. They had 12 children, including Viola E., Sarah E., Mary A., William, Lucy, George, James Hamilton, Thomas S., Bascom Y., Joseph E., Carrie L.

James served about 12 months in the Civil War, enlisting in Renfro's Company in the Fall of 1863 and serving until he was discharged in the fall of 1864. He was detailed as wagon master or teamster, and hauled Confederate supplies from Shreveport, Louisiana, to Waco, Texas. He was discharged after being elected to an office in Panola County, TX.

Mrs. Armstrong's application does not identify in which company Mr. Armstrong served. Civil War service records list a James B. Armstrong in Company E, 2 State Troops, Texas, CSA, who was detailed to haul cotton on November 25, 1863; however, this may not be the same person.


1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 censuses, Panola County, TX

Mrs. A. E. Armstrong, Widow's Application for a Pension, # 22549, Tenaha, Shelby County, Texas, approved September 1, 1913

"Oldest Texas Woman Passes to Eternal Rest," The Champion, December 5, 1928, reprinted in Mildred Cariker Pinkston, Obituaries of Early Pioneers, Shelby County, Texas, Center: Center Printing Co., 1985, II:151-152 
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  Aletha Elson Soape Armstrong (1826 - 1928)
  Viola Evaline Armstrong Oslin (1846 - 1923)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Armstrong Sanders (1848 - 1924)*
  Mary Angelia Armstrong (1849 - 1852)*
  William Wall Armstrong (1851 - 1913)*
  Mahala Ellen Armstrong (1853 - 1853)*
  Lucy Ann Armstrong Burns (1854 - 1909)*
  James Hamilton Armstrong (1857 - 1907)*
  John Barkley Armstrong (1859 - 1873)*
  Thomas Shelton Armstrong (1861 - 1928)*
  Bascom Young Armstrong (1864 - 1894)*
  Joseph Emmett Armstrong (1866 - 1955)*
  Carrie Lorena Armstrong Sessions (1869 - 1955)*
*Calculated relationship
Fairview Cemetery
Shelby County
Texas, USA
Created by: Gravestone Recorder
Record added: Aug 01, 2008
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James Boucher Armstrong
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James Boucher Armstrong
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James Boucher Armstrong
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- Joyce Mize Worsham
 Added: Mar. 12, 2016
Remembering And Honoring A True Southern Patriot - A Confederate Soldier. Deo Vindice.
- Robert F. Rubel, SCV Camp 1937, Cleburne, Texas
 Added: Jul. 20, 2012
James Boucher is my GG grandfather. In her application for a pension, Aletha Elson Soape, his wife,says," My husband enlisted in Renfro's Co.organized, I think, in Shelby Co, but he, James Boucer Armstrong, was deailed as Wagon Master and hauled governm...(Read more)
- Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 21, 2011

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