My Genealogy Hound

Below is a family biography included in The History of Miami County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1880.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

* * * *

JACOB ARMSTRONG, farmer and stock dealer; P. O. Alcony; born in Miami Co. March 27, 1827; is a son of James and Hannah (Saylor) Armstrong; he was born in Virginia, and she in Miami Co., the grandparents beings natives of Virginia. James, the father, came with his parents to Miami Co., and located here among the early settlers. James and Hannah were parents of eight children, of whom five are living, viz., Jacob, Margaret, Fanny, James and Mary. Mr. Armstrong lived with his father till his marriage, which occurred in the fall of 1847; in the spring of 1848, he located upon the farm where he now resides; he married Jane Ann, daughter of Henry and Mary Seals, natives of Pennsylvania, who were the parents of five children, of whom three are living, viz., Jane Ann, Eliza and Isaac Alexander. Mr. Armstrong and wife had seven children, two are living, viz., Clara Bell and Jacob Albert; Mr. Armstrong has a fine farm of 150 acres, with good buildings and improvements; he has been an extensive stock dealer, probably one of the largest in this section of the country. In former years, he made a great deal of money in this business, but since met with heavy losses; but in this connection we would say, although he has worked hard and had a variety of success and reverses in his business, yet he has probably benefited his neighbors and community, by making a market for their stock, and was never known to fail to pay every man from whom he bought stock, no matter what reverses he might meet.

* * * *

This family biography is one of 964 biographies included in The History of Miami County, Ohio published in 1880 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Miami County, Ohio History and Genealogy

View additional Miami County, Ohio family biographies here: Miami County, Ohio Biographies

Use the links at the top right of this page to search or browse thousands of other family biographies.