Capt. William Armistead[1]

Male 1762 - 1842  (80 years)


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  • Name William Armistead 
    Title Capt. 
    Born 1762 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1790  Warren County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1800  Randolph County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1830-1840  Clarke County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _MILT Revolutionary War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1 Mar 1842 
    Buried Clarke County, AL at Smith Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • 1790 -- Census, Warren County, NC Page 57
      William Armistead
      (16+) 1M
      (0-16) 2M
      2F

      1794, Apr 13 -- Deed Book 6, Page 182, Randolph County, NC
      William Armstead deeded James Ledlow 70 acres located on Deep River. Proven by John Needham Jr. Nov 1795.

      1794, Apr 13 -- Deed Book 6, Page 207, Randolph County, NC
      William Armstead deeded James Ledlow 50 acres located on Deep River. Proven by John Needham Jr. Nov 1795.

      1793, Sep 16 -- Deed Book 1, Page 141, Randolph County, NC
      Charity Andrews, Roger and Catherine Cagle, Elizabeth Curtis, David Andrews and Eve Andrews deeded William Armstead 100 acres located on Fork Creek at the mouth of Rock Creek. Part of a tract granted to Adam Andrews Dec'd. and willed to heirs of Conrad Andrews. Winsor Pearce was a witness.

      1795, Dec 3 -- Deed Book 8 Page 172, Randolph County, NC
      John Macon deeded Francis Bowdown 40 acres located north of Fork Creek on the Crooked Branch adjoining Pearce. Proven by William Armstead Aug 1800.

      1797, Jul 31 -- Criminal Actions, Randolph County, NC, Box 4
      Capias against Hardy Davis that he assaulted Charles Stewart at the house of Wm. Armistead Jun 24, 1797. Wm. Rains, Eldridge Deaton, Bealia Needham, James Smith and James Powers were witnesses. Another capias was issued by John Craven on the same matter. James Powers and Luas Needham were witnesses.

      1798, Apr 21 -- Land Grant #1301, Randolph County, NC
      William Armistead received 350 acres adjoining Smith, Wm. Pearce, own line and Widow Latham (wife of Cornelius Latham Dec'd.). Travis Bowdon and James Smith were chain carriers.

      1798, Apr 21 -- Land Grant #1302, Randolph County, NC
      William Armistead received 150 acres adjoining Adam Andrews, Windsor Pearce or Wm. Pearce and Charles Steward. Travis Bowdon and James Smith were chain carriers.

      1799 -- Tax List, Randolph County, NC
      William Armstead listed 1 white poll, 6 black polls and 600 acres in William Armstead's District

      1800 -- Census, Randolph County, NC Page 297
      William Armstead
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (10-16) 1M
      (0-10) 4M 2F

      1802, Aug 25 -- Land Grant #2074, Randolph County, NC
      William Armstead Esq. received 30 acres located north of Fork Creek and west of Rock Creek adjoining Steward, Pearce and his own line. John Morris and Wm. Smith were chain carriers.

      1802, Aug 25 -- Land Grant #2075, Randolph County, NC
      William Armstead Esq. received 42 acres located on Fork Creek adjoining Pearce and Bowdon. Wm. Pearce and Wm. Smith were chain carriers.

      1804, Aug 1 -- Estate, Randolph County, NC
      Estate of John Argo, Dec'd. by Administrators Allen Bullack and Izbel Argo. Accounts/notes/judgements listed on: Thomas Lankford, James Braidy, James Cocker (now in SC), Jacob Wright (now in SC), John Gilliam, William Argo, James Sanders (left state), John Vandiford, Greenberry Cook (left state) and Willis Elkins. Administrators paid the following notes: Moses Teague, Joseph Hicks, William Searsey, Vandaford, Isaac Teague, Bradley Garner, James W. Cokers, Thomas Avery, James Garner and George Moore. Ordered Wm. Armistead, Matthew Waddill/Waddell and William Nedham Esq. be appointed to settle with Allan v. Admr. of John Argo Dec'd.

      1804, Dec 11 -- Land Grant #2132, Randolph County, NC
      Charles Stewart received 250 acres located on Fork Creek adjoining Urias Mash, Nicholas Nall and his own line. William Armstead and John Morris were chain carriers.

      1830 -- Census, Clarke County, AL Page 225-B
      William Armistead
      (60-70) 1M

      1840 -- Census, Clarke County, AL Page 248-B
      Wm. Armistead
      (70-80) 1M
      Age 77, Revolutionary War Veteran
    Person ID I39374  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2020 

    Family 1 Rebecca Kimball,   b. 1764, Warrenton, Warren County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1797  (Age 33 years) 
    Children 
     1. Westwood Armistead,   b. 24 Aug 1791
     2. John Kimball Armistead,   b. 16 Dec 1792
    +3. Elizabeth Lee Armistead,   b. 13 Oct 1794
     4. Martha Armistead,   b. 1 Sep 1796
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F12721  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Westmoreland 
    Children 
     1. Robert Starkey Armistead,   b. 1800
     2. Jane Westmoreland Armistead,   b. 1802
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F12722  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S1089] Find A Grave [www.findagrave.com].
      CAPTAIN WILLIAM ARMISTEAD

      Capt. William Armistead of Virginia and three sons, Robert, Westwood and John, became citizens of Clarke. The father was a man of strong peculiarities, a gentleman of the old school, wearing knee buckles and retaining English tastes. He was twice married and had three sons and three daughters.

      The grave stands alone, neatly enclosed with rocks and pickets on a hill near Amity Church in the family burial ground, on the plantation bequeathed by him to his son-in-law, Dr. Neal Smith, about eight miles from Grove Hill.

      ~ADDITIONAL INFORMATION~
      Captain William Armistead, born 1762, brother of Anthony, Robert, Westwood, and Alexander Carver. Captain William served as a Drummer Boy in the Revolution. He had at least two brothers, killed during the Revolution. He saw his brother Westwood killed at the Battle of Brandywine. He had two sisters who died young.

      Captain William Armistead moved to Randolph County, North Carolina, and married Rebecca Kimball, near Warrenton, N. C.; thence to Alabama in 1819.

      Children as copied from family Bible as follows: Westwood, born 1791; John, born 1792; Elizabeth Lee, born 1794; Martha, born 1796.

      Captain William Armistead next married, Elizabeth, widow of John Morris and daughter of Lewis and Jane Westmoreland, of Halifax County, N. C. She had a son John Morris from her previous marriage. Children by second marriage: Robert-Starkey, born 1800; Jane Westmoreland, born 1802.

      Captain William Armistead died in Clarke County, Ala. On his tombstone is the following:

      In memory of Captain William Armistead, a soldier of the Revolution, a Native of Virginia; departed .this life March 1st, 1842, age eighty years.

      The first son Westwood Armistead married Elizabeth Burroughs in North Carolina; died in 1845. Issue: (1) James W, (2) Bryan, (3) William Westwood, (4) Robert S., (5) Emma, (6) Elizabeth

      The second son John Kimball Armistead married Julia Gaines. They lived in Wilcox, Ala.; then moved in 1840 to Mississippi. Issue: (I) William Henry, (2) James, (3) General Charles, C. S. A.; (4) John; (5) Dr. E. R. A., of Prescott, Ala.; (6) daughter; (7) daughter

      Robert Starkey Armistead, third son of Captain William Armistead, married Anne Carney; moved to Texas in 1835; died 1866.

      The eldest daughter Elizabeth Lee Armistead married his stepson, John Morris.

      The second daughter married Edmund Waddell, of North Carolina. They have great-grandchildren in Wilcox County, Alabama. Jane Westmoreland married in Alabama, 1821, Dr. Neal Smith, a native of North Carolina, and son of Malcolm Smith. He and Malcolm Smith Sr. were soldiers of the Revolution.



      References:
      - The Armistead Family 1635-1910 by Mrs. Virginia Armistead Garber, Published 1910
      - The Heritage of Clarke County Alabama, pp 293
      - Notes of William P. Hand
      http://www.clarkemuseum.com/html/william_armistead.html


    2. [S1089] Find A Grave [www.findagrave.com].