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John Armstrong 

JOHN ARMSTRONG, farmer, post-office North’s Mills, was born November 11, 1830, in County Tyrone, Ireland, to Thomas and Elizabeth (Elliott) Armstrong, natives of the same country, where the father died July 2, 1838. His widow came to America in 1842, with her eight children: Elizabeth, married John McCoy: Mary, married Robert McCoy; Jane, married John Walker, and died December 25, 1857; Margaret, married Thomas Mitcheltree; Ann, Richard Hutchinson; John; Elliott, married Sarah McKay; Matilda, married John Keister. The mother never married again, but died January 20, 1853. She and her husband belonged to the Church of England. Our subject was educated principally in Mercer County. He was married October 1, 1857, to Mary E., a daughter of Malcolm and Jane (Summerville) McComb, natives of Washington County, Penn. Her parents came to Mercer County in an early day, and their children were John, Robert, David, Sarah, Martha, William and Mary E. Mrs. Armstrong was born November 21, 1831, in East Lackawannock Township. Her union with John Armstrong has given her two children: Thomas E., born July 17, 1858, married Florence E. Bromley, a daughter of Michael and Margaret (McCormick) Bromley, by whom he has three children: Margaret S. (Jane died small), John B. and William E. Mr. A. came to his present farm of seventy-three acres in 1866. He and wife are members of the Second United Presbyterian Church of Mercer, and he is a Democrat.

Source: (History of Mercer County, 1888, pages 974-975)

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