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Elijah ARMSTRONG 12346 - Christian Co

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Elijah ARMSTRONG 12346 - Christian Co

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Classification: Biography
Surnames: Armstrong, Brasher, Gilliland, Hamby, Croft, Cook, Marcus, Owen, Renshaw
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County of Christian, Kentucky. Historical and Biographical. Edited by William Henry Perrin. Illustrated. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., Chicago and Louisville. 1884. Hamby Precinct.

ELIJAH ARMSTRONG was born in Scates’ Mill Precinct, this county, on May 23, 1811, and is a son of Benjamin and Jane (Brasher) Armstrong. The father was born in Greenville County, N. C., and his parents were of Irish descent; he grew to manhood in that State, and married Miss Brasher, who was of English descent. In 1809 the twain came to this county and settled in Scates’ Precinct; he resided there until March, 1827, when he came to Hamby Precinct, where he resided until his death, which occurred on November 17, 1846. In his life-time he was a member of the Christian Church. The mother died in this county on August 25, 1864. Elijah is the fourth of nine children, and of this number but are now but four living, viz.: Mrs. Eliza J. Gilliland, John, David and Elijah. The education of the latter was received in the schools of the early times; he remained at home until about thirty-four years of age, and then commenced farming for himself; he settled on his present farm immediately, and has resided here ever since; he now owns about 415 acres, of which he has about 200 acres in cultivation. Mr. Armstrong was married in this precinct on March 25, 1845, to Miss Cinderella Hamby, a daughter of Philip and Jane (Croft) Hamby. The father was a native of Metcalf County, Ky., and came to this county in 1804 with his mother. The family settled in Crofton Precinct, and there Mr. Hamby resided until 1844, when he came to this precinct; he is still living at the advanced age of eighty-seven. Mrs. Armstrong was born in Scates’ Mill Precinct on August 25, 1825, and was the mother of nine children, all living, viz.: Crittenden C., in Texas; Narcissa C., wife of Isaac Coo; Melissa, wife of John W. Marcus, of Fruit Hill Precinct; Letitia C., wife of J. T. Owen, in Texas; Benjamin P.; Margaret A., widow of F. Renshaw; Sarah A. and Elijah H. Mrs. Armstrong died in this precinct on August 25, 1864. Mr. Armstrong has served in this township as Constable two years, and has been Magistrate four years Before the war he was identified with the Whig party, but has since that time given his support to the Democratic party.

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