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Gen. John ARMSTRONG
Rebecca LYON
Husband:  John ARMSTRONG
Birth:  13 Oct 1717, Brookeborough, co. Fermanagh, NIRL
Death:  9 Mar 1795, Carlisle, Cumberland Co., PA
Disposition:  Old Carlisle Cemetery, Carlisle, Cumberland Co., PA
Occupation:  civil engineer
Military Service:  Revolutionary War:  Continental Army:  1776, commissioned Brig. Gen.
Military Service:  Revolutionary War:  Pennsylvania State Militia, Maj. Gen.
Political Office:  1779-80, Member, Continental Congress
Father:  James ARMSTRONG
Mother:  Jane CAMPBELL
Marriage:  1736
Migration:  ca. 1748, NIRL to Cumberland Valley, PA
Wife:  Rebecca LYON
Birth:  2 May 1719, Enniskillen, co. Fermanagh, NIRL
Death:  16 Nov 1797, Carlisle, Cumberland Co., PA
Father:  William LYON I
Children 
born in Brookeborough, co. Fermanah, NIRL:
1.  Rebecca ARMSTRONG, b. 1738
2.  Alice ARMSTRONG, b. ca. 1739

born in NIRL or PA:
3.  Jane ARMSTRONG
4.  James ARMSTRONG, b. 29 Aug 1748; d. 6 May 1828, Carlisle, Cumberland Co., PA

born in Carlisle, Cumberland Co., PA:
5.  Brig. Gen./Sen./Hon. John ARMSTRONG, Jr., b. 25 Nov 1758; d. 1 Apr 1843, Red Hook, Dutchess Co., NY

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; Northern Ireland, NIRL; USA, US, United States, New York, Pennsylvania

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1790 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #39 of 42; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1790 PA Cumberland Co. Roll M637_8 p. 40 Ln. 65L John Armstrong 1-0-2-0-1
These data indicate:
Gender and Type Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 free white male 16 or over in or bef. 1774 = John (b. 1717)
2 free white females all ages in or bef. 1790 = Rebecca (b. 1719)
= ?
1 slave all ages in or bef. 1790 = ?
Listed next to William LYON, the remarried husband of John's late daughter, Alice.

3.  John W. Thompson.  Col. John Armstrong (online at the savesmithouse.com web site):
Col. John Armstrong was one of the early Colonial Justices of Cumberland County and a proprietary land agent for the Penns.  Armstrong was born in Brookborough Parish, County Fermanagh, in Ireland on October 13, 1717.  John Armstrong, his wife, his four brothers, and sister immigrated to the Cumberland Valley in Pennsylvania around 1748.  Having established himself as a surveyor, he and his nephew, William Lyon, surveyed the site of the future town of Carlisle [Cumberland Co., PA] in the early 1750s...

4.  Holly Shok.  2009.  Biography of John Armstrong (online at the Pensylvania State University Library web site):  mentions wife, Rebecca LYON, and sons James and John, but not the daughters.

5.  WorldConnect / WorldTree (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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