I'm not a descendant of this line, but have this info.
If this is your Sarah Ellen in the 1881 census, below, she was probably b abt 1879, and likely daughter of George M. Greenlaw and Sarah Brachan. I don't know George M. Greenlaw's parents.
Elmsville is in St. Patrick parish, New Brunswick.
Siblings of your Sarah Ellen Armstrong?
Index to Late Registration of Births, 1810-1906
James Frederick Armstrong & Margaret Ann Greenlaw
2 children b Elmsville, Charlotte, NB:
George R. Armstrong 7 Oct 1883
Lulu Amelia Armstrong 29 Apr 1888
where most of this info can be accessed.
Likely your family?
1881 New Brunswick census, St. Patrick:
James Armstrong 33 b NB Methodist English Origin Farmer
Maggie Armstrong 24 b NB " "
SARAH E. ARMSTRONG 3 b NB " "
Mary E. Armstrong 1 b NB " "
James Armstrongs's parents?
1871 New Brunswick census, St. Patrick:
John H. Armstrong 54 b NB Church of England, English origin surveyor of lumber
Sarah J. Armstrong 47 b NB Church of Scotland, Scotch origin
JAMES F. ARMSTRONG 24 b NB laborer "
Mary A. Armstrong 22 b NB
Isabella J. Armstrong 20 b NB
Anna C. Armstrong 18 b NB
George H. Armstrong 15 b NB
John E. Armstrong 13 b NB
Alfred E. Armstrong 10 b NB
Caroline A. Armstrong 7 b NB
Margaret/Maggie Greenlaw's parents?
George M. Greenlaw 46 b NB Church of England, Scotch origin, laborer
John B. Greenlaw 19 b NB
MARGARET GREENLAW 15 b NB
Barbara Greenlaw 13 b NB
[Note in 1881 St. Patrick, George M. Greenlaw age 62 farmer was residing alone.]
John Brachan Greenlaw was b 1 Jan 1852, bp 15 Oct 1853 at St. Patrick's Presbyterian Church, son of George M. Greenlaw and Margaret Brachan. It appears that Margaret, George's wife, died bef 1871, as she's not in the 1871 census.
John Frederick Armstrong was b 16 Apr 1847, bp 16 Aug 1847, at St. Patrick's Presbyterian Church, son of John and Sarah Jane Armstrong.
"The Saint Croix Courier Journey Through Time"
A Collection of Amusing and Informative News and Opinions from Past, Issue 3 of 6, The Winds of Change:1906-1925
Written with permission of Saint Croix Courier
Courtesy of Judy Milne
May 28, 1925
ARMSTRONG - At Digdeguash, May 23, James F. Armstrong, aged 78 years.
Hope this is a start,
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