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Thomas Armstrong/Martha Burnett
Posted by: John Caskey (ID *****1407) Date: October 19, 2002 at 17:47:06
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I am not an Armstrong descendant but I suspect that Thomas Armstong of Wilcox County, Alabama, might have married an ancestor of mine, Martha (Harrison) Burnett.

MARTHA HARRISON was born between 1790 and 1796 on St. Simon's Island, Georgia. She married prior to 1815, SAMUEL BURNETT. They moved to Conecuh County, Alabama by 1819, where he died in 1832. Martha was living in 1840 when she appears as MARTHA BURNETT in the Conecuh County, Alabama census of that year.

On November 3, 1840, a THOMAS ARMSTRONG married a MRS. MARTHA BARNETT in Wilcox County, Alabama. The marriage was performed by A. C. Ramsey, M.G., Methodist Episcopal Churh. THOMAS L. SELBY was security. Could Mrs. BArnett really be Mrs. BUrnett? THOMAS L. SELBY, a methodist minister, was married to Sarah Burnett, a daughter of Samuel Burnett and Martha Harrison.

THOMAS ARMSTRONG appears in the 1840 census of Wilcox County, Alabama, age 40 to 50. He had 3 younger males in his household and a woman aged 80 to 90. Nearby is a HARWELL or HARVILL ARMSTRONG, who was old enough to be THOMAS' brother. The ARMSTRONGS appear to have a close connection to the Methodist Church. Also, Thomas is probably the person of the same name who represented Conecuh County, Alabama in the Alabama House of Representatives in 1820/1.

Can anyone provide any information on THOMAS ARMSTRONG and MARTHA? What happened to them? I cannot find them after 1840?

Thank for any assistance.

John Caskey



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