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Subject: Leroy Armstrong, b. VA 1830, lived Nashville, Davidson Co, TN
Date: 15 Jun 2004 06:13:40 -0600


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Surnames: Armstrong, Matthews, Robertson, Sampson, Bentley
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Seeking the parents of Leroy Armstrong, b. about 1830 in Virginia, found on 1850, 1860, 1870 censuses. He married Mary Unknown, b. abt 1832 in Tennessee. They are a couple in a boarding house in Davidson Co, TN in 1850; he was a druggist.

In 1860, they have Susan, b. 1853, Mary b. 1858 and Cora, b. 1860, all b. Tennessee. Also in the household in 1860 is Cora Black, b. 1838 in Indiana.

In 1870, in addition to children named above, they have Della,b. 1861, Effie b. 1855,and Ira b. 1868. Also living in the household is Nancy Fritz, b. 1840, in Russia. Leroy is listed as an agricultural implements dealer.

In 1880, Addelle, Effie, and Ira and Eddine, b. 1871 Armstrong are in the household of O.B. Childress, b. 1854 and his wife, Mamie Childress, b. about 1858. I presume this Mamie to be the child, Mary Armstrong, above.

Eddine or Edine Armstrong married Harley Matthews, son of Samuel Matthews and Tennessee Robertson, of Plaquemines, Iberville Parish, LA. Tennessee Robertson was daughter of James Erwin Robertson, b. 19 Aug 1810 and Ernestine Schlater. This Robertson family are descendants of Gen. James Robertson, founder of Nashville.

Harley Matthews and Edine Armstrong Matthews are located in 1930 in Davidson Co, TN with their children Katherine, Virginia and Ira and in 1920 they are in Davidson Co, Nashville, with three children above and Armstrong R., b. 1906. Armstrong Robertson Matthews married Margaret Elizabeth Sampson, daughter of William Sampson and Elizabeth Bentley Sampson, of Harlan, KY. They lived in Bluefield, Mercer Co, WV and in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, PA.

Seeking information about the family of Leroy Armstrong and his wife, Mary, of Davidson Co, TN.


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