Fulton Armstrong, farmer and stock-dealer, P. O. London, was born in Union Township January 31, 1825. He is a son of Robert and Elizabeth (Earl) Armstrong, natives of Ohio, where they spent their lives. His father was an extensive farmer and stock-dealer, and at one time owned 3,500 acres of land in this county. His people were among the very early settlers in this vicinity. Our subject received a limited education in the schools of his native county, and early in life adopted the occupation of farming. He commenced life by farming and stock-dealing in Vermillion County, Ill., where he spent eighteen years. He owns 1,000 acres of very fine land in the county in addition to which he rents about 500 acres to increase his facilities for his extensive stock operations. He usually keeps about 200 head of cattle on his place in addition to his stock cattle, and now has 350 head. He married Mary Rankin, who died in 1868. She was the mother of four children, all now deceased. In 1869, he married Elizabeth (Truitt) McMillan, widow of George McMillan, deceased. She is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Armstrong is a Republican in politics, but he has neither desired or accepted any offices.

 

From HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY - W. H. Beers [Chicago, 1883]