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Published by Pierre Menard Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Petersburg,, Illinois Imogene Weaver Vogt, Chapter Regent
610 No. 9th
Petersburg, Il
Compiled by Lois D. Forden
Historian and Librarian
415 S. 9th
Petersburg, Il 62675


Born: May 28, 1760 in North Carolina.
Died: September 9, 1834 in Sangamon (now Menard) County, Illinois.
Married: Nancy Greene on June 22, 1787. She was born February 2, 1768 at North Carolina. She died in 1856 in Petersburg, Illinois, Menard, County.
His grave was marked by Pierre Menard Chapter, Petersburg, Illinois, April 23, 1931-32. Mrs. W.S. Antle, Regent.
He served as a Private in the North Carolina State Militia from Crowders Creek North Carolina, under Colonel Little and General Asher. He was in the battle of Briar Creek in 1779. His widow made application for a pension in 1846, file No. R-259 Rev. war claims.
Robert Armstrong and his father, James Armstrong were residents of Crowder Creek and Hornets Nest, Near Kings Mountain, North Carolina at the time of the Revolution. At a meeting on June 6, 1776 among the persons present at Captain Hombrights in Tyron County, North Carolina on the 9th inst. The name of Robert Armstrong appears.

Children of Robert and Nancy Armstrong:

James: born 1788, died Feb. 1789
Jesse: born December 2, 1789; married ___ Duff.
Robert Jr.: born March 9, 1792, married?
Rhoda: born July 15, 1794; married John Clary
Royal: born June 11, 1797; married Allie Jones
John (Jack): born January 13, 1803; married Hannah Jones
Hugh; born August 7, 1800; married Frances (Graham) Greene
Betsy; born March 9, 1805, married Edward Potter
Nancy: born April 6, 1809; married Henry McHenry
Eliza; born April 25, 1812; married David Pantier

References: Vol. X page 440. Colonial Records of Rev. War in North Carolina, History of Menard County by R.D. Miller, published in 1879, NSDAR Report, Illinois DAR Report, Illinois DAR Report, DAR Patriot index, File No. R. 259 Rev War Claims, National Numbers No. 321813, No460902, No. 321913, No. 544027, No 54275 and No. 557380.


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