Posted By:Betty Claxton - Coryell
Subject:Re: Armstrong birth/death/burial
Post Date:April 10, 2011 at 12:11:23
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Forum:Brown County, OH Genealogy Forum
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William F. Armstrong's parents are NOT Leonard and Rebecca Riggs. We have already researched that line. We know of 4 William F. Armstrongs, born about the same year in Hamilton County, Ohio.

I learned more about Rachel Thompson who married William A. Armstrong.

She was the daughter of Jacob Armstrong. Evidently, she did not live with William A. In the 1970 census she was living with her parents and he and their daughter, Olive, were living with William F. and Rocksanna Armstrong, his parents.

We have been searching for a divorce record for William A. and Rachel. He moved to Audrain County, Missouri and remarried in 1872. We went to Audrain County, there is no record there. Could be he divorced her in Ohio, or maybe not.

Not sure who James Durbin's parents are. We are working on that. I have an idea, but it needs researching further.

Olive gave her small children away, kept to two oldest, Mae and John, and moved to Boone county, Iowa and married Van Meter.

~Such an interesting story~