In my book of early marriages in Adams County, Ohio, there's this listing on page 156:
Adams County May 27th 1833
This will authorise the Clerk of the Court of Adams County to isue licence to Mary James Argo to Miss Ruth Ann Mathews. Given under my hand. Elizabeth ( X her mark ) Matheny
On back...Argo to Mathews
Does this ring any bells, Gloria? The story goes that this James Argo changed his name to Armstrong. I can't prove or disprove it as I haven't looked it up. I should though, since Abner Smalley is one of my direct ancestors. I also have Mathenys in my family.
It is also interesting to note that the following month (June 1833) that Bazzel Newman and Nancy Brown went for their license. It is signed by his father and mother, Christopher & Sarah Newman, who are my gggg-grandparents. The Smalleys, Newmans, Mathenys and Armstrongs all lived fairly close to one another back then.
Both Armstrong and Wilmoth (the way its' spelled today) are common names in Adams County, Ohio to this day. Bear in mind that this could be a completely different James Armstrong. Many Argo family members kept their surname. Kicos is a Kickapoo name, also popular among the Pottawattamies. They were very common in this particular area I was telling you about. It is quite possible that he was Shawnee, as they spoke so many languages, and would use any name that appealed to them, even if it wasn't Shawnee. There was once a Shawnee man named King George Washington!