Abel Armstrong, farmer, is a son of John and Elizabeth Armstrong, natives of Virginia. He came to Ohio in 1814; she when a little girl They had a family of twelve children, nine of whom reached maturity. Our subject, the eighth, was born March 11, 1830. The parents died in this county; the father, February 9, 1865, aged nearly seventy-five years, and the mother August 10, 1842.

Our subject was married to Miss Emil}' Creamer,daughter of J.B. Creamer, whose biography appears in this work. They had a family of seven children : Nancy J., Joseph B., George A., Rhoda E., Iva M., Almeda, and Charlie E. Nancy J., Rhoda E., and Almeda, are deceased.

Mr. Armstrong has a farm of one hundred and forty-four acres, well improved, situated three miles south of Jeftersonville. Mrs. Armstrong has fifty-eight and three-quarter acres two miles southeast of Jeftersonville. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity of Jeffersonville. Is also a member of the Methodist Episcopal, and his wife of the Methodist Protestant Church. They are good citizens, and respected neighbors. Mrs. Armstrong's grandfather, Parot, served in the revolutionary war, and also that of 1812.

 

From R. S. Dills' History of Fayette County