Biography of Abner H. Armstrong
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Armstrong, Abner H., Russell, was born in Theresa, Jefferson county, April 28, 1842, a son of Edward, a son of John A., of Canada. The father of Abner H, was born in Canada. in 1840 he married Rachel Spicer, a native of Bytown, Canada, and the same year moved to Theresa. They had two children: Abner H. and Thomas. The father of Abner H. went west and died there. Abner H. was reared on a farm, and with his mother came to the town of Russell in 1850; he worked on a farm there until August 13, 1862, when he enlisted in Company A, One Hundred and Sixth N. Y. Volunteers, and served three years and one month; he was in the following batties : Martinsburg, Mead's retreat from Culpepper to Washington Heights. Rappahannook and Bermuda Station; with Grant from Culpepper to Petersburg, Weldon Railroad, Fairmount, Monocacy, Opeqnan Creek and Winchester, where he lost his left leg and received a flesh wound in his right leg; he also received a flesh wound in his right leg at Spottsylvania Courthouse. He was discharged at David's island, New York, September 10, 1865. He began the mercantile business in 1868 and has continued ever since at the same place where he now lives. February 10, 1868, he married Florence Spencer, daughter of William and Margaret (Flansburg) Spencer. They have had five children Charles, William, Spencer, Viola and Edna, all deceased except Edna and Spencer; the latter is now in partnership with his father at DeGrasse. He established the first post office at this piaee in 1880 and has been postmaster ever since excepting one year. He is a member of Rice Post No. 169 G. A. R., and also of the Good Templars, Lodge No. 650. All the family are members of the Baptist church, His mother is still living with him at the advanced age of ninety two.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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