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Ludwell/Lodwick Arm. late 1700's GA/SC
Posted by: Jeff Armstrong Date: September 11, 1999 at 10:46:34
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I would very much appreciate if any anyone could give me any additional information on Ludwell Armstrong.

The first record of him in Georgia is a deed dated 11/2/1787 from Andrew Kidd of Wilkes County to Ludwell Armstrong of Washington County witnessed by Hugh Armstrong (Ga. Geneological Magazine No. 25, July, 1967, p 1745). In 1793 he served as a private in the Washington County Georgia militia with a John Armstrong who was also a private. He migrated extensively throughout Georgia, living variously in Franklin, Clarke, Jackson, Washington, and Laurens Counties, Georgia. Later records suggest that he might have become an attorney or somehow otherwise related to the legal profession.

By Nov. 7, 1825 he had died in Pulaski County, Georgia and his widow Sarah was appointed his Administratrix. She drew land as a widow of a Revolutionary Soldier in the Pulaski County Land Lottery of 1827. He probably served in the South Carolina militia. "Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution" by B. G. Moss (p. 26) lists him as having served as a footman in the militia during 1782, although his name is my be mistranscribed as "Lodwick" Armstrong

Likely children (or somehow otherwise related) were 1)John Armstrong. He died in 1837 in Pulaski County, Ga. 2) Martin W. Armstrong purchased large amounts of Ludwell Armstrong's estate after Ludwell's death in Pulaski County in 1825. By 1835 Martin had died in Houston County with Larkin S. Armstrong being appointed administrator of his estate.3) Francis L. Armstrong died in Pulaski County in 1826.4) James Armstrong he married Ellender Clements in Pulaski County Georgia Sept.16, 1824. 5) Elizabeth Armstrong married William Johnson Jan. 24, 1822 in Pulaski County.6) Larkin S. Armstrong, my ancestor, he was born about 1807. May have been named for Lt. Col. Larkin Cleveland, who apparently served under the Armstrongs in the North Carolina line during the Revolutionary War; was battalion commander for the Franklin County Georgia militia in 1798-1800 at the same time Col. James Armstrong was regiment commander.

Based on the naming pattern of his probable children, plus the fact that he lived near James Armstrong in Clarke, Franklin, and Jackson Counties, I suspect that he is related to the Armstrongs of North Carolina. In the book "Clary Geneology", James T. and Elizabeth Kuykendall Armstrong are listed as having moved to Clarke County Georgia in the 1805 deed of sale of Elizabeth's York Co., S.C. land. Ludwell is listed as living in Clarke County in 1805, along with John, James Sr., "orphans of Isaac", John (small), John Sr., Hugh, Jesse, and James L. Armstrong. The obvious conclusion is that Ludwell may have been a son of James T. Armstrong.


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