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  Armstrong, John
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NameJohn Armstrong
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania , United States
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Born October 13, 1717
DiedMarch 09, 1795 (77 years)
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Jan 21, 2008 06:12pm
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InfoARMSTRONG, John, (father of James Armstrong and John Armstrong, Jr. [1758-1843]), a Delegate from Pennsylvania; born in Brookbor, County Fermanagh, Ireland, October 13, 1717; attended school in Ireland, and became a civil engineer; immigrated to the United States and settled in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa.; was presented a medal by the city of Philadelphia for destroying the Kittanning Indian towns, September 8, 1756; rendered distinguished service in the Continental Army, was commissioned a brigadier general in 1776, and served until April 4, 1777; appointed a major general of the Pennsylvania State Militia and served throughout the Revolutionary War, with the exception of the term of his congressional service; Member of the Continental Congress 1779-1780; died in Carlisle, Pa., March 9, 1795; interment in Old Carlisle Cemetery.

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Son James Armstrong 1748-1828
Son John Armstrong, Jr. 1758-1843

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