AMBROSE ARMSTRONG


Ambrose Armstrong, Jr
Died 1 Sept 1858, age 32
Son of patriot Ambrose Armstrong
Freeman Cemetery (aka Sugar Creek Cemetery)
Next to Atterbury Cemetery on the edge of the Atterbury Wildlife Refuge

Born: About 1759, Virginia

Died: 6 Sept 1838

Buried: Armstrong/Freeman Cemetery, near Amity, Johnson Co, IN

Service: Served as a Pvt in Capt Opie Davenport's Co, Col Porterfield's VA Regt.
Taken prisoner while guarding military stores ar Woodson's Mill on the southfork of the James River.
Exchanged July 1781
He was in the Battle of Yorktown under Major Baytop
Length of service three years.

Proof: Pension S 14921

Married: Elizabeth _______(from Deeds in Essex Co, Virginia)

Children:
Ambrose Jr: m. Harriet Roberts
John: m. Jane Stone at Lexington, KY
Mary: m. Abraham Lay

Directions: Armstrong Cemetery
Armstrong Cemetery location is unclear. In 1932, the location was on west side of old Highway US31 about ½ mile south of Sugar Creek in NW ¼ of Section 16 in Blue River Township, Johnson County. The new highway US 31, built in the 1940's, passes just west of this site. One stone found in 1932. Present owner contacted in 2000, not found.

There are actually two cemeteries known as Armstrong in the same area of Blue River Twp. The first is aka Israel Cemetery or Anderson Cemetery. There is an Ambrose Armstrong here but again, the dates don't work. He died in 1871 at 43 years. The other Armstrong Cemetery is where the Patriot is buried. That cemetery is lost. In 1932 the local DAR chapter did a reading of the cemeteries in the county and listed only one stone at this cemetery, that of Ambrose Armstrong. When the historical society did a reading in 2000 they were unable to locate it and the current owner of the land was unaware of it. Ambrose is one of about three Patriots in Johnson Co. buried in lost cemeteries and one of five or six in an unmarked grave.

Information from Brad Manzenberger, see his webpage
Revolutionary War Graves of Johnson County, Indiana

Information was taken from listing of Cemeteries in Johnson County.
Information collected by Mrs Ira E Tranter of Franklin, Indiana

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