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John Higgins Brown ARMSTRONG

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  • Name John Higgins Brown ARMSTRONG 
    Born 10 Oct 1810  Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 May 1900  Cincinnati, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Cincinnati, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) A household headed by J. H. B. ARMSTRONG is listed in the 1840 census of Township 68 North, 7 West, Lee County, IA.

      Listed in J. H. B.'s household are 1 free white male under 5 years of age; 1 free white male between 30 and 40 years of age; 2 free white females under 5 years of age; 1 free white female between 15 and 20 years of age; and 1 free white female between 20 and 30 years of age.

      Assuming that J. H. B. is the free white male listed in the 1840 census as then being between 30 and 40 years of age, he would have been born between 1800 and 1810, according to the 1840 census.

      Assuming that J. H. B.'s wife is the free white female listed in the 1840 census as then being between 20 and 30 years of age in 1840, she would have been born between 1810 and 1820, according to the 1840 census.

      The free white female listed in the 1840 census as then being between 15 and 20 years of age seems to have then been too old to have been a daughter of J. H. B.

      Assuming that the other persons in J. H. B.'s household are children of J. H. B. and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of one son [which son would have been born between 1835 and 1840, according to the 1840 census) and two daughters [which daughters would have been born between 1835 and 1840, according to the 1840 census).

      (2) A household headed by John H. B. ARMSTRONG is listed in the 1850 census of Fort Madison Township, Lee County, IA.

      John H. B. is listed in the 1850 census as a farmer who was then 40 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1810. According to the 1850 census, he was born in OH.

      Listed with John H. B. is his wife, Isabel, who was then 32 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1818. According to the 1850 census, she was born in OH.

      Also listed with John H. B. is his daughter, Mary, who was then 14 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1836. According to the 1850 census, she was born in OH.

      Also listed with John H. B. is his daughter, Sarah A.?, who was then 11 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1839. According to the 1850 census, she was born in OH.

      Also listed with John H. B. is his son, William, who was then 10 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1840. According to the 1850 census, he was born in OH.

      Also listed with John H. B. is his step-son, John, who was then 8 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1842. According to the 1850 census, he was born in IA.

      Also listed with John H. B. is his step-daughter, Catharine, who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1843. According to the 1850 census, she was born in IA.

      Also listed with John H. B. is his son, John [middle initial illegible], who was then 6 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1844. According to the 1850 census, he was born in IA.

      Also listed with John H. B. is his daughter, Sharly [middle initial illegible], who was then 4 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1846. According to the 1850 census, she was born in IA.

      (3) A household headed by J. H. B. ARMSTRONG is listed in the 1856 IA state census of Pleasant Township, Appanoose County, IA.

      J. H. B. is listed in the 1856 census as a farmer who was then 46 years of age; therefore, according to the 1856 census, he was born in about 1810. According to the 1856 census, he was born in OH and had then lived in IA 16 years.

      Listed with J. H. B. is his wife, Isabella, who was then 35 years of age; therefore, according to the 1856 census, she was born in about 1821. According to the 1856 census, she was born in OH and had then lived in IA 11 years.

      Also listed with J. H. B. is his daughter, M. J., who was then 20 years of age; therefore, according to the 1856 census, she was born in about 1836. According to the 1856 census, she was born in OH and had then lived in IA 16 years.

      Also listed with J. H. B. is his son, Wm., who was then 18 years of age; therefore, according to the 1856 census, he was born in about 1838. According to the 1856 census, he was born in OH and had then lived in IA 16 years.

      Also listed with J. H. B. is his son, J., who was then 13 years of age; therefore, according to the 1856 census, he was born in about 1843. According to the 1856 census, he was born in IA and had then lived in IA 13 years.

      Also listed with J. H. B. is his daughter, C., who was then 8 years of age; therefore, according to the 1856 census, she was born in about 1848. According to the 1856 census, she was born in IA and had then lived in IA 8 years.

      Also listed with J. H. B. is his son, C., who was then 3 years of age; therefore, according to the 1856 census, he was born in about 1853. According to the 1856 census, he was born in IA and had then lived in IA 3 years.

      Also listed with J. H. B. is his daughter, E. or B., who was then 1 year of age; therefore, according to the 1856 census, she was born in about 1855. According to the 1856 census, she was born in IA and had then lived in IA 1 year.

      Also listed with J. H. B. is C. FRESH [sic, should be FRUSH], who was then 12 years of age; therefore, according to the 1856 census, she was born in about 1844. According to the 1856 census, she was born in OH and had then lived in IA 11 years. The relationship, if any, between J. H. B. and C. FRESH is not listed in the 1856 census.

      Also listed with J. H. B. is John FRESH [sic, should be FRUSH], who was then 10 years of age; therefore, according to the 1856 census, he was born in about 1846. According to the 1856 census, he was born in OH and had then lived in IA 10 years. The relationship, if any, between J. H. B. and John FRESH is not listed in the 1856 census.

      (4) A household headed by J. H. B. ARMSTRONG is listed in the 1860 census of Pleasant Township, Appanoose County, IA.

      J. H. B. is listed in the 1860 census as a farmer who was then 49 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1811. According to the 1860 census, he was born in OH.

      Listed with J. H. B. is his wife, Isabella, who was then 39 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1821. According to the 1860 census, she was born in OH.

      Also listed with J. H. B. is his son, John, a farm laborer who was then 17 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1843. According to the 1860 census, he was born in IA.

      Also listed with J. H. B. is his step-daughter, Catherine, who was then 16 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1844. According to the 1860 census, she was born in OH.

      Also listed with J. H. B. is his step-son, John, who was then 14 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1846. According to the 1860 census, he was born in OH.

      Also listed with J. H. B. is his daughter, Charlotte, who was then 13 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1847. According to the 1860 census, she was born in IA.

      Also listed with J. H. B. is his son, Charles, who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1853. According to the 1860 census, he was born in IA.

      Also listed with J. H. B. is his daughter, Isabella, who was then 5 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1855. According to the 1860 census, she was born in IA.

      Also listed with J. H. B. is his daughter, Adelaide, who was then 2 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1858. According to the 1860 census, she was born in IA.

      (5) A household headed by John H. ARMSTRONG is listed in the 1870 census of Pleasant Township, Appanoose County, IA.

      John H. is listed in the 1870 census as a farmer who was then 59 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1811. According to the 1870 census, he was born in OH.

      Listed with John H. is his wife, Isabella, who was then 50 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1820. According to the 1870 census, she was born in OH.

      Also listed with John H. is his son, Charles, a farmer who was then 17 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1853. According to the 1870 census, he was born in IA.

      Also listed with John H. is his daughter, Bell, who was then 15 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1855. According to the 1870 census, she was born in IA.

      Also listed with John H. is his daughter, Ada, who was then 12 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1858. According to the 1870 census, she was born in IA.

      Also listed with John H. is John H. FRUSH, a farmer who was then 25 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1845. According to the 1870 census, he was born in IA. The relationship, if any, between John H. and John H. FRUSH is not listed in the 1870 census.

      Also listed with John H. is Willie FRUSH, who was then 10 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1860. According to the 1870 census, he was born in IA. The relationship, if any, between John H. and Willie FRUSH is not listed in the 1870 census.

      Also listed with John H. is Lizzie STEPHENS, who was then 30 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1840. According to the 1870 census, she was born in PA. The relationship, if any, between John H. and Lizzie STEPHENS is not listed in the 1870 census.

      (6) A household headed by J. H. B. ARMSTRONG is listed in the 1880 census of Pleasant Township, Appanoose County, IA.

      J. H. B. is listed in the 1880 census as a retired farmer who was then 69 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1811. According to the 1880 census, he was born in OH, his father was born in MD, and his mother was born in England.

      Listed with J. H. B. is his wife, Isabella, who was then 60 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1820. According to the 1880 census, she was born in OH, her father was born in SC, and her mother was born in PA.

      Also listed with J. H. B. is his son, Charles S., a farmer who was then 26 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1854. According to the 1880 census, he was born in IA, and both of his parents were born in OH.

      Also listed with J. H. B. is his daughter, Ada, who was then 22 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1858. According to the 1880 census, she was born in IA, and both of her parents were born in OH.

      (7) www.findagrave.com:

      John Higgins Brown Armstrong
      Birth: Oct. 10, 1810, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
      Death: May 24, 1900, Cincinnati, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA

      John Higgins Brown Armstrong, known as J. H. B. Armstrong, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio October 10, 1810, the son of John H. Armstrong and Sarah Brown. He moved with his parents when a small child to Fayette County, Ohio where he spent the early part of his life.

      On December 13, 1832 John married Sidney Henkle in Fayette County, Ohio. In October 1839, they, along with a colony of forty emigrated to Lee County, Iowa. They were all dressed in home-made red hunting shirts, which gave them the name of the "Red Hunting-Shirt Company." He remained in Lee County, where he farmed 300 acres, until November 1852 when he came to Appanoose County and settled in Pleasant Township near Cincinnati, Iowa, where he purchased 2,000 acres of land.

      John and Sidney were the parents of seven children, Caroline, Mary Jane, William David, Sarah A., John B., Jacob B. and Charlotte E. Sidney died in Lee County December 20, 1847. On October 12, 1848 John then re-married Mrs. Isabella (Shepherd) Frush, the widow of John Frush. They were the parents of six children, Angeline J., Sidney I., Charles S., Esther Bell and Addie and Alva S.

      John was a strong abolitionist, operating a station on the underground railroad at his home in Cincinnati, Iowa. He voted the Abolition Ticket until the Republican Party was formed. He was a member of the 1856 state convention in Iowa City to help organize the Republican Party in Iowa. From the convention he was selected as a delegate to the 1856 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia.

      J. H. B. Armstrong died in Pleasant Township near Cincinnati, Appanoose County, Iowa on May 24, 1900. He is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery, Cincinnati, Pleasant Township, Appanoose County, Iowa along with his second wife Isabella who died April 17, 1897.

      In 2004 the site of John's home, known as the "J. H. B. Armstrong House," on West Pleasant Street in Cincinnati, Iowa, was placed on the "National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom" by the National Park Service, as a historic site on the Underground Railroad.

      Family links: Spouse: Isabella Shepherd Armstrong (1818 - 1897)

      Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Cincinnati, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA

      Created by: Gary Craver
      Record added: Jan 20, 2009
      Find A Grave Memorial# 33076649
    Person ID I4963  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 

    Father John Higgins ARMSTRONG,   b. 10 Sep 1783, DE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1810, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah BROWNE,   b. 16 Oct 1782, Honiton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1851, Lee County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 27 Dec 1808  Hamilton County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 

    • (1) Genealogy.com, Selected Counties of Ohio, 1789-1850 Marriage Index [database online]:

      Armstrong, John Higgins
      Married: Dec 27, 1808
      in: Hamilton Co., OH
      Spouse: BROWNE, SARAH
      Gender: M
      More: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film #s 0344451-0344463.
    Family ID F1280  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sidney HENKLE,   b. 7 Jun 1812,   d. 20 Dec 1847, Lee County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 13 Dec 1832  Fayette County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Genealogy.com, Selected Counties of Ohio, 1789-1850 Marriage Index [database online]:

      Armstrong, John K.
      Married: Dec 13, 1832
      in: Fayette Co., OH
      Spouse: HENKLE, SYDNEY
      Gender: M
      More: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0292630.
    Children 
     1. John B. ARMSTRONG,   b. 26 Aug 1842, Lee County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1927, Gardner, Johnson County, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     2. Jacob B. ARMSTRONG,   b. 26 Oct 1844,   d. 26 Nov 1844  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     3. Charlotte E. ARMSTRONG,   b. 23 Apr 1847, Lee County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1895, Gardner, Johnson County, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)  [natural]
     4. Sarah A. ARMSTRONG,   b. 27 Mar 1840, Fayette County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1850, Lee County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)  [natural]
     5. Caroline ARMSTRONG,   b. 23 Mar 1834, Fayette County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1834, Fayette County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     6. Mary Jane ARMSTRONG,   b. 28 Oct 1835, Fayette County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1894, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [natural]
     7. William David ARMSTRONG,   b. 22 Jan 1838, Fayette County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1903, Corvallis, Benton County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 17:00:28 
    Family ID F2779  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Isabella SHEPHERD,   b. 1818, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1897, Cincinnati, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1848  Lee County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Esther Bell ARMSTRONG,   b. 4 Mar 1855, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1930  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
     2. Adda ARMSTRONG,   b. 14 Apr 1858, Cincinnati, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1927, Des Moines, Polk County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     3. Alva S. ARMSTRONG,   b. 2 Sep 1860, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1864, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)  [natural]
     4. Angeline J. ARMSTRONG,   b. 21 Jul 1849, Lee County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1850, Lee County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [natural]
     5. Sidney I. ARMSTRONG,   b. 2 May 1851, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1852, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [natural]
     6. Charles S. ARMSTRONG,   b. 24 Jan 1853, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 17:00:28 
    Family ID F2781  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1)http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohhamilt/hamiltonpioneermarr.htm: Pioneer Marriage Records, Hamilton County Ohio 1791-1820 Copied by John Day Caldwell, Secretary of the Cincinnati Pioneer Association, before the Cincinnati Courthouse fire in 1884. Compiled for this site by Shirlene Jensen. Name: Armstrong, John Higgins Spouse: Sarah Browne Date: 27 Dec 1808 Married by: Rev John W Browne.