Biography of Lanty Armstrong
Howard County, IN Biographies





LANTY ARMSTRONG, dealer in fine sheep and hogs, is the fourth of seven children born to Robert A. and Jane (Trowsel) Armstrong, natives of Kentucky. He was born, August 16, 1836, in Jennings County, Ind. He received a good education in the common schools, and assisted his father on the farm. The fall of 1855, his parents moved to this county and located in Taylor Township. Here Mr. Armstrong lived four years, and then went to Owen County, Ind., where he worked on a farm for one year. He then returned home and began farming for himself, and has since continued in that business. He received a little help from his father and father in law in the beginning, and now owns a fine farm of 160 acres in Taylor Township, and forty acres in White County, Ind. Mr. Armstrong was married to Miss Hester A. Elliott, a native of Indiana, April 11, 1861, who died of consumption November 7, 1871. This union was a happy one, and was blessed with one son, Burbridge G., born January 27, 1862. He is still living at home, and is a partner with his father, in the fine stock business.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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