JACOB ARMSTRONG, farmer and stock dealer; P. 0. Alcony; born in Miami Co. March 27, 1827; is a son of James
and Hannah (Saylor) Armstrong; he was born in Virginia, and she in Miami Co., the grandparents being natives of
Virginia. James, the father, came with his parents to Miami Co., and located here among the early settlers. James
and Hannah were parents of eight children, of whom five are living, viz., Jacob, Margaret, Fanny. James and Mary.
Mr. Armstrong lived with his father till his marriage, which occurred in the fall of 1847; in the spring of 1848,
he located upon the farm where he now resides; he married Jane Ann, daughter of Henry and Mary Beals, natives of
Pennsylvania, who were the parents of five children, of whom three are living, viz., Jane Ann, Eliza and Isaac
Alexander. Mr. Armstrong and wife had seven children, two are living, viz., Clara Bell and Jacob Albert; Mr. Armstrong
has a fine farm of 150 acres, with good buildings and improvements; he has been an extensive stock, dealer, probably
one of the largest in this section of the country. In former years, he made a great deal of money in this business,
but since met with heavy losses; but in this connection we would say, although he has worked hard and had a variety
of success and reverses in his business, yet he has probably benefited his neighbors and community, by making a
market for their stock, and was never known to fail to pay every man from whom he bought stock, no matter what
reverses he might meet.
History of Miami County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Co.
Miamin County, Ohio Biographies
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