Senator John Armstrong

Senator John Armstrong

Male 1758 - 1843  (84 years)    Has one ancestor and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name John Armstrong 
    Prefix Senator 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 25 Nov 1758  Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Apr 1843  Red Hook, Dutchess County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Rhinebeck Cemetery, Rhinebeck, N.Y. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I343035  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2007 

    Father Brigadier-General John Armstrong,   b. 13 Oct 1717, Brookborough Parish, Fermanaugh County, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1795, Carlisle Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Family ID F143828  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alida Livingston,   b. 1761,   d. 1822  (Age 61 years) 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Rebecca Armstrong,   b. 1799,   d. 1872  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2002 
    Family ID F143826  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Delegate from Pennsylvania and a Senator from New York
      He attended Princeton College but left college in 1775 to enter Colonel Potter's Pennsylvania regiment. He served as aide-de-camp to General Hugh Mercer in the battle of Princeton, and afterward to General Gates until the close of the campaign against Burgoyne. He was promoted major on the staff of General Gates and in 1783, while stationed at Newburg, wrote the celebrated "Newburg Letters," which were circulated anonymously among the officers of Gates's command, their object being "to do justice to an ill-used soldiery." He served as Secretary of State of Pennsylvania 1783-1787, and as adjutant general for several years. He was a member of the Continental Congress 1787-1788; moved to Dutchess County, NY, in 1789 and settled near Livington Manor; elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy in the term ending 3 March 1801, caused by the resignation of John Laurance; reelected in 1801, and served from 6 November 1800, to 5 February 1802, when he resigned; was next appointed to the Senate to fill the vacancy in the term ending 3 March 1807, caused by the resignation of his successor, De Witt Clinton; subsequently elected to fill the vacancy in the term ending 3 March 1809, caused by the resignation of Theodorus Bailey, and served from 10 November 1803, until 30 June 1804, when he again resigned to enter the diplomatic service; Minister to France 1804-1810; also acted as Minister to Spain 1806; during the War of 1812 was commissioned brigadier general; Secretary of War in the Cabinet of President James Madison 1813-1814; engaged in literary pursuits


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