The History of Otsego County, New York


D. Hamilton Hurd

Published by Everts & Fariss, Philadelphia


ARMSTRONG, Solomon - Plainfield

The subject of this sketch was born in the town of Plainfield, 
Nov. 16, 1819. His parents, Azariah and Avis ARMSTRONG, 
were among the early settlers of the town, having settled upon 
the farm now owned by M. W. and D. M. ARMSTRONG, in 1812. 
The farm originally consisted of 270 acres, and by his thrift,
energy, and economy he added 230 acres to his original
purchase. The elder Armstrong was a valuable citizen; he aided 
materially in developing the town, and at his death his loss was 
deeply deplored. He was an anti-slavery man, and did the cause 
good service. He died in 1855, leaving a family of six sons and 
one daughter.
Solomon lived under the paternal roof until 1853, working the 
old farm with his brothers, when he purchased 180 acres, where
he now resides. He has been a successful and thrifty farmer, and 
now owns a fine farm of 266 acres. In 1876 he was elected 
supervisor of the town, and in 1877 was re-elected. In the board 
he was considered an efficient member. In 1848 he was united in 
marriage with Miss Louisa M., daughter of Epaphras and Caroline 
MORSE, of Plainfield, where she was born in 1828. Two children 
have been born to them, S. Eugene and Clara B.

Excerpt from History of Otsego Co., NY, page 298

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