Captain Joseph ARMSTRONG was born in Londonderry Ireland in 1711 of Scottish ancestry, Joseph Armstrong married Jennet Stewart in
Ireland. Their first son, John, was born in Fivemile Town, Fermangah, Ireland.
Their daughter, Mary Katherine Armstrong Currie is my line.
Known children include
Mary Katherine, John, Thomas, Joseph, James, Margaret
Joseph Armstrong and family came to Pennsylvania in 1731 according to passenger lists.
Joseph Armstrong was captain of the Militia and his son,
Col. Joseph Armstrong was a Rev. War Colonel.
Abstract Graves of
Revolutionary Patriots shows the son, Col. Joseph Armstrong is buried here at Rocky
Springs Presby. Church Cemetery 6 miles from Chambersburg PA
believed he Capt Joseph is buried where he died, in Carlisle, Hamilton Township,
Cumberland County, PA. (part of which in 1784 became Franklin Co
Chester County, Pennsylvania Wills - gives us this:
Armstrong of Hamilton. 3 Sep 1760. (date the will was written)
Captain Joseph's parents are believed to be John and Susannah Armstrong of Ireland.
John's parents are believed to be John Armstrong and Ellen Curry.
The ARMSTRONG legacy is one of wars and
battles in Ireland, Scotland and England as well as in America.
"Among Col. John Armstrong’s 300 frontiersmen who made the daring rescue at Kittanning
was a company headed by Captain Joseph Armstrong, Sr. (In 1756, two McCords were in Captain Armstrong’s company, William
and John McCord) For the daring rescue, Colonel John Armstrong and his officers received medals and monetary awards from the
"Captain Joseph Armstrong Sr.’s son, Colonel Joseph Armstrong, Jr. had a farm just a couple of miles
south of Fort McCord and was married to Elizabeth McCord of the Fort McCord families, further research has shown. Colonel
Armstrong, and we believe Elizabeth McCord Armstrong, were buried in the Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church graveyard not far
from Ft. McCord. The McCords attended Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church and William McCord and Colonel Armstrong had pews
there". FORT McCORD is near present day, Chambersburg, PA
View a transcription of Joseph Armstrong's Last Will
Last Will of Joseph Armstrong