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William Kernahan Armstrong
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Birth: Dec. 12, 1812
Death: Aug. 1, 1888

William was born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania,the son of James and Georgianna (Greenwood) Armstrong, on December 12, 1812. His parents were both natives of Pennsylvania, and of English descent. William was the fourth of ten children. At the age of seventeen he engaged as an apprentice at the tanner's trade. After serving his apprenticeship, he went to Plymouth, Richland County, Ohio, where he conducted a tannery and harness shop, made boots and shoes, and superintended a farm. After continuing in business here many years, he sold out and engaged in the lumber business, operating a saw mill and grist mill; he subsequently located in Wyandlot County, Ohio, where he farmed for three years. He then sold out and engaged in the hotel business in Crestline, Ohio, for two years, after which he returned to Wyandot County, and bought and sold five farms in six years; he then came to Tipton County, and engaged in the lumber business, and purchased 200 acres of land in the edge of Grant county; he conducted the lumber business alone for a few years, and in company with his son for seven years, after which he retired from business, and removed to his farm in Grant County. After selling this, he purchased in November, 1880, 128 acres of well-improved land in Wild Cat township, and is now enjoying the fruits of a well-spent life. He started in life a poor boy, and through his won efforts had become an independent man. He married Martha C. Connell at Wellsburg, Va. on Feb. 28, 1836. She was born March 27, 1817, and is the daughter of John Connell, who was a soldier under Gen. Harrison at the siege of Fort Meigs. They have had eleven children, five of whom are living; Harrison, lumberer and farmer; Philip, farmer; William, M.D. of Mexico, Indiana; Mary Elma and Benjamin Franklin. (Taken from Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana: historical and Biographical.)

Aged 75y 7m 1d. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Martha Marie Connell Armstrong (1817 - 1896)*
 
 Children:
  Benjamin Franklin Armstrong (1862 - 1899)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Father
 
Note: Section ABE, Row 10
 
Burial:
Brookside Cemetery
Windfall
Tipton County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Catie & Will
Record added: Aug 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74380897
William Kernahan Armstrong
Added by: Colleen Sanders Broyles
 
William Kernahan Armstrong
Added by: Catie & Will
 
William Kernahan Armstrong
Added by: Catie & Will
 
 
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- Colleen Sanders Broyles
 Added: Mar. 24, 2013
 
 
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