Below is what I have in some of my files on my Armstrong Ancestors who were from Ireland. Have lost touch with allot of them even the ones who came to IL. There is a Terpening/Armstrong Reunion held in Galesburg, IL every year the Sunday before labor day. I'm secretary and the new family historian. If any of this is familiar because we had a Will Armstrong or one of them also go to Australia. Thanks in advance you can email me at phenwick@winco.net...I have DAR luncheon in about an hour and have to jet.
Hope we can make a connection somewhere.
Thanks
Foxie Hagerty

Information coming about Hugh Alexander Armstrong, I got from the files of Aileen Terpening. This is something somebody had typed up for her from the Ruth Bradway's files. It also had the history of William Richey who was Martha Isabelle Richey Armstrong's younger brother. William Richey's wife Jane Scott Richey was first cousin to Hugh Alexander Armstrong.

COPIED FROM BIBLE BELONGING TO:
Alexander Armstrong
COUNTY FERMANAGH
PARISH OF DERRYVOLAND
BARONY OF TYKENNEDY
PROVINCE OF ULSTER/IRELAND

THE OLD HOME WAS CALLED " "Isleview", Enniskillen, County, COUNTY FERMANAGH, IRELAND.

LEFT FERMANAGH 3RD OF OCTOBER 1854
ENNISHMORE 3RD OF OCTOBER 1854
NEW YORK 23RD OF NOVEMBER 1854
ABINGDON 7TH OF DECEMBER 1854

Alexander was born June 3, 1806, died May 30, 1876, married Martha Richey October 30, 1835. She was born May 2, 1812, died February 5, 1888. Alexander and Martha left Ireland with their eight children October 3, 1854, arrived in New York November 23, 1854, arrived in Abingdon December 7, 1854. Sometime late the family settled in Kelly Township, Warren County, IL.

This the story of the first Armstrong who went from Scotland to Ireland; (copied from a letter from Stella Kellogg Wright to Aileen Terpening August 27, 1952. I think he is the father of my grandfather which would be William who married Jane Montgomery avoe. "Anyway, he must have been a good man as he was just on a business trip but took time to go to church and there he saw a girl who took his fancy and he said he would not go back to Scotland until he met her. After a most arduous courtship he convinced her that he was her one and only heart throb, so he came back and they were married.
The family lived at Enniskillen, County Fermanag, Paris of Derryvolland, Barony of Tyrkennedy, Province of Ulster, Ireland. Their home was called "Isleview"; because they could see so many Islands in a nearby lakes. The origin of the name Armstrong was also in Stella's letter:
"Long ago a Scottish king had a retainer by the name of Graeme, who was a tall man an very strong. One day while riding with his retainer, the king fell from his horse and Graeme picked him up in his arms and lifted him onto his saddle. Therefore, the King changed his name to Armstrong because of the great strength in his arms. The King also gave him a cost-of-arms. Georgia Grice, Hugh Armstrong's sister, showed me her b beautiful china, which was decorated with this coat=of=Arms. She also told me that her brother, William has well as other relatives had this coat-of-Arms on their carriage doors.

William Armstrong married Jane Montgomery. They were the Parents of 18 children, two of whom emigrated to America.

JOHN ARMSTRONG******Foxie's main line of descent
 ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG BETTER KNOW AS ALEX ARMSTRONG

The family lived at
Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Parish of Derrywoland, Barony of Tyrkennedy Province of Ulster, Ireland.
Their home was called "Isleview" because they could see so many islands in a nearby lake.
The origin of the name, Armstrong, was told to Estella Kellogg Wright thus: copied from a letter Estella wrote to Miss Aileen Terpening, dated August 27, 1952.
"Long ago a Scottish king had a retainer by the name of Graeme, who was a tail man and very strong. One day, while riding with his retainer, the king fell from his horse and Graeme picked him up in his strong arms and lifted him onto his horse. Therefore, the king changed his name to "Armstrong" because of the great strength in his arms. The king also gave him a Coat-of-Arms. Georgia Grice, Hugh Armstrong's sister, showed me her beautiful china, which was decorated with this Coat of Arms. She also told me that her brother, William, as well as other relatives had this Coat-of-Arms on their carriage doors."

JOHN ARMSTRONG married Frances Moore about 1830. There were at least 8 children, all born in Ireland.
Sarah Jane Armstrong
Mary Eleanore Armstrong
John J. Armstrong
Frances Armstrong
Thomas Armstrong
Hugh Copeland Armstrong
Martha Nicolina Armstrong

Hugh Alexander Armstrong married October 30, 1835 to Martha Isabella Richey.
There were 9 children all born in Ireland.

Isabella Armstrong married Smith Terpening
James Armstrong (Bunker) never married Civil War Vet
William Bracken Armstrong married Olive Terpening Civil War Vet
John Armstrong
George Armstrong
Samuel Armstrong never married died in an accident on the home farm
Margaret Jane Armstrong married Oscar Kellogg
Baby  died infancy
Mary Armstrong

*****John and Fannie Moore Armstrong left their "Isleview" home in Ireland in 1839, came to America and settled in Ohio. When John Armstrong's brother, Hugh Alexander Armstrong and family , left Ireland on October 3, 1854, that same year both families came to Illinois. Hugh Alexander Armstrong's family went first to Abingdon where William Richey and family had been living for about a year., William Richey was Alexander's brother-in-law, Martha Richey Armstrong and William Richey being two of the children of Samuel and "Miss Roddy" of "The Glenties" of County Donegal, Ireland.
[tAnderson1.FTW]

 

Don't know of any of these would be familiar to you. John and Hugh who went by Alexander came to IL in the 1850's via NY.
Not sure from where. Have lost contact with a lot of the Armstrong's over the years if any of this is familiar please email me at phenwick@winco.net. Have more but have DAR luncheon today and am in a hurry. But you mentioned the same town in Ireland as My ancestors came from. Thanks!
I live in Knox Co., IL.
Foxie Hagerty

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William Armstrong married Jane Montgomery. They were the Parents of 18 children, two of whom emigrated to America.

JOHN ARMSTRONG
HUGH ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG BETTER KNOW AS ALEX ARMSTRONG

The family lived at
Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Parish of Derrywoland, Barony of Tyrkennedy Province of Ulster, Ireland.
Their home was called "Isleview" because they could see so many islands in a nearby lake.
The origin of the name, Armstrong, was told to Estella Kellogg Wright thus: copied from a letter Estella wrote to Miss Aileen Terpening, dated August 27, 1952.
"Long ago a Scottish king had a retainer by the name of Graeme, who was a tall man and very strong. One day, while riding with his retainer, the king fell from his horse and Graeme picked him up in his strong arms and lifted him onto his horse. Therefore, the king changed his name to "Armstrong" because of the great strength in his arms. The king also gave him a Coat-of-Arms. Georgia Grice, Hugh Armstrong's sister, showed me her beautiful china, which was decorated with this Coat of Arms. She also told me that her brother, William, as well as other relatives had this Coat-of-Arms on their carriage doors."

JOHN ARMSTRONG married Frances Moore about 1830. There were at least 8 children, all born in Ireland.
Sarah Jane Armstrong married Cyrus Metcalf
Mary Eleanore Armstrong married Nathan Haskins
John J. Armstrong  married Rebecca McCluhan
Frances Armstrong married James Tannehill
Thomas Armstrong moved to Colorado
Hugh Copeland Armstrong married Sarah Jane Reed in Hastings, Nebraska
Martha Nicolina Armstrong married Harrison Peck Terpening

Alexander Armstrong married October 30, 1835 to Martha Isabella Richey, in Ireland.
There were 9 children all born in Ireland.

Isabella Armstrong  married Smith Terpening
James Armstrong (Bunker) never married. Civil War Vet
William Bracken Armstrong married Olive Terpening
John Armstrong
George Armstrong
Samuel Armstrong never married was killed accidentally in a farming accident on the home farm.
Margaret Jane Armstrong married Oscar Kellogg
Baby
Mary Armstrong

John and Fannie Moore Armstrong left their "Isleview" home in Ireland in 1839, came to America and settled in Ohio. When John Armstrong's brother, Hugh Alexander Armstrong and family , left Ireland on October 3, 1854, that same year both families came to Illinois. Hugh Alexander Armstrong's family went first to Abingdon where William Richey and family had been living for about a year., William Richey was Alexander's brother-in-law, Martha Richey Armstrong and William Richey being two of the children of Samuel and "Miss Roddy" of "The Glenties" of County Donegal, Ireland.
[tAnderson1.FTW]

William Armstrong married Jane Montgomery. They were the Parents of 18 children, two of whom emigrated to America. Have also found out a William another brother to my 3rd great-grandfather John Armstrong also came to US.  But don't know what happened to him. I am collecting Armstrong birth's, death's, marriage's, etc. so email me I may have one of yours.  Only cost is what it cost me and postage to send. Thanks.

 

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