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Joshua Armstrong

1756 - 1844

Ancestor of Early Settlers on Sauvie Island

    Joshua was born on August 1,1756 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He passed away on September 25th, 1844 in Jersey County, Illinois.

    On July 7, 1785 he married Sarah Morris. She was the daughter of Morris Morris. Sarah was born on July 7,1763 and passed away on January 6, 1850.

    Joshua served in the Revolutionary War as a private, scout and officer. His veteran’s pension number is #23461. During the war he lived in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

    Sarah and Joshua were the parents of seven known children; Robert, Margaret, Thomas, William, Andrew Jackson, Maurice and Nancy


    Information on Joshua and his family was provided by Jean Erickson from her collection of family memorabilia. 

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