Biography of Jacob Armstrong
Miami County, Ohio Biographies

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.
Chicago 1880

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