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Ireland>Canada 1856>points west by 1954
Posted by: Roberta Post Date: June 29, 2001 at 15:14:35
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Updating an earlier posting (Oct 2000), this is what we now know about this family: In Ireland: Robin Armour m Mary Peary, son James Armour (b 15 May 1833) m Mary Patterson dt of James Patterson m Miss White. Children of James Armour and Mary Patterson: Jane (1856 in County Antrim), John (1857 Ontario + all the rest in Ontario) Martha (our ancestor) (1860-1864), James (1862), Ellen (1865), Sarah (2 Apr 1869), Robert (29 Aug 1871), Mary (1874). According to census, this family moved from Country Antrim, Ireland, to Canada in 1856 with infant Jane, settled on a large farm in Township of Osprey, East Grey District, Ontario. Two brothers (? - called 'Uncle' in family writing) of James also came, believed to be William and Robert Armour. These appear on the 1861 census, and all three are listed together on the 1871 census. William is listed in 1861 census as age 45, w Sarah age 28, Robert 10, Hannah 8, John 6, Margaret 4 and James 1. Next to them is Robert age 33 with w Feby 28, Elisabeth J. 7, William H. 5, John 4, and Margaret 1. I have not pursued these two families but hope to in future. In the 1891 census the family of James and Mary shows all except Jane (m Leitch) and John. We know John married (unk) and had Volmar, Violet and Mary Armour. Martha Armour m Alfred Wellington Stuart; we have her coming west in 1900, settling soon in Chelan, Washington after abt 1903. Alfred Stuart apparently stayed, had second family in Ontario. Alfred and Martha were my husband's grandparents on his mother's side.
We have a listing of descendants of all three Armours who were at reunion gathering May 30, 1954. William Armour Branch: Anna M. Riley of Vancouver, BC., Mary Etta Ruby Stebbings, Vancouver Island, BC. James Armour Branch: Walter J. Cagle w/w Rae Cagle of Chelan, WA, and Asa H. Post of Kirkland (actually Spokane) WA. Robert Armour Branch: Minnie Hammell Williams, Baring, WA; Cora Marshall Sheldon and Mrs Howard Sheldon, Flora Johnston Snow and Roger Snow, Josephine Armour Sanders, Barbara Belle Armour Williston, Bruce, James Gergory and Sharon Marshall, Abbie C. Marshall, Carol Anne Marshall Stathem and Bonnie Lee Stathem, Wilfred J. Marshall, Kenneth L Armour, Jean Viancour Armour, Ann Louise Armour and Lonn Douglas Armour, all of Seattle, WA. The Robert Armour group continues with another page of names, including surnames Snyder, Heltsley, Armour from Tacoma, WA, Sanders from Portland Oregon, Armour from Okanagon, WA and Waterville, WA, Alexander, Hendricks, Brazil, Marshall, Smart of Seattle and Kirkland, WA, and Callihan of Aberdeen, WA.


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