WILLIAM ROBERT ARMANTROUT, a prominent fanner of Recovery township, residing on his 115 acre farm in section
18, and also owning 4o acres of land in section 23, Noble township, Jay County, Indiana, which he uses principally
for pasture, was born in August, 1861, on the farm where he now resides. He is a son of Nelson and Mary Ann (Anderson)
Armantrout and a grandson of James Armantrout, who moved from Champaign County, Ohio, to Jay County, Indiana, where
he purchased a farm, in Noble township, and lived until his death.
Nelson Armantrout was born in Champaign County, Ohio, and when still a small child accompanied his father to Jay
County, Indiana, where he was reared and educated, remaining on the farm until after his marriage. He married Mary
Ann Anderson, a daughter of David Anderson, and a granddaughter, on her mother's side, of Alexander Scott. Alexander
Scott and David Anderson, his son in law, together entered 8o acres of land, which is part of the farm in Recovery
township now owned by our subject. Both are now deceased and buried on this farm in the old family graveyard. Nelson
Armantrout and his wife were the parents of three children: William Robert; Zerilda Edith, who married Robert Adney
and died in March, 1896, leaving two children - Lola Dell and William Nelson; and Jane Adell, Who married Robert
Adney after the death of her sister, and lives in Noble township, Jay County, Indiana. Mr. Armantrout died in May,
1902, and his wife, in 1898.
William Robert Armantrout was reared and educated in Recovery township and has always been engaged in agricultural
pursuits. He was married December 25, 1902, to Elizabeth DeHays, a daughter of John DeHays, one of the pioneers
of Mercer County, who is a resident of Recovery township.
History of Mercer County, Ohio
and Representative Citizens
Edited & Compiled by: Hon. S. S. Scranton
Published by: Biographical Publishing Company
Mercer County, Ohio Biographies
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