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Re: Richard Malone & Rebecca of Centre County, PA
Posted by: Beverly Craig (ID *****2274) Date: February 21, 2012 at 02:15:35
In Reply to: Re: Richard Malone & Rebecca of Centre County, PA by Martha Bash of 4474

I decided to try again to find details on the Rev. War Pension claim made by Nancy Armstrong and now must retract a statement I made in my previous post.

The Nebraska book appears to be correct regarding Daniel Malone's Rev. War military service and the fact that Nancy Malone was indeed the Ann Malone, daughter of Richard and Mary Malone of Centre County, PA.

Using my subscription to Fold3.com, I found most of the paperwork for Nancy Armstrong's pension claim.

Her affidavit said in part: "On this fifth day of July. . .eighteen hundred and forty one personally appeared. . .Nancy Armstrong a resident of the city of Columbus of the said county of Franklin aged eighty six years. . .she is the widow of Daniel Armstrong who was a soldier in the Army of the United States. She does not now recollect whether he was a private or a non commissioned officer. At one time he belonged to Capt. Boon company, he was at the battle when Burgoine surrendered, he went from Northumberland County in the state of Pennsylvania, that he served five years in the Army. She further declares that she was married to said Daniel Armstrong some tine in the year seventeen hundred and eighty one or eighty two and that the said Daniel Armstraong died in the month of January in the (year) eighteen hundred and fifteen. . .She further states that from her age and great infirmity she does not now remember many of the the incidents of his life." It is signed with her mark. Submitted on the same document is a statement made by her son William Armstrong which says in part ". . .he is the son of the above named Nancy and Daniel Armstrong, that he is the youngest of their family and that he was born in the year seventeen hundred and ninety eight and that his mother, the said Nancy has not been married since the death of his father. . .He has a brother who is about twenty years older than himself." Signed W. Armstrong

The affidavit signed by Catherine Boggs (Nancy Ann's half-sister) says in part: "State of Ohio, Ross County. . .marriage of Daniel Armstrong and Nancy Malone that they were married on or about the month of January in the year of our Lord 1781 or 1782 about five miles from the town of Northumberland in Northumberland County Pennsylvania and that she has been well acquainted with the said Armstrong and his wife since they have removed to this state." She signed the document

There is also a letter in the file addressed to Miss Greenwood Higgins at 1328 Nail Ave, Columbus, OH dated October 1927. (This individual had written to the National Archives requesting information on Daniel Armstrong's service records. She was the grand-daughter of Elliot B. Armstrong who in turn was apparently the grandson of Daniel Armstrong. She also said that Deniel Armstrong was killed by the Indians but the proof of his date of death and cause of death had been lost.) The letter said that the claim had been rejected for lack of proof but there was also a statement made which I could not find in any of the documentation: "It is also stated the he served in the years 1778, 1779 and 1780 under Captain Samuel McGrady and Colonel Kelly or Colonel Hunter." The only thing I can think of is that the file did not contain a copy of the statement made by Uriah Barber of Scioto County, OH which was supposedly part of the file. Maybe he attested to this service history for Daniel Armstrong ? Uriah Barber has a pension file himself which has many hand-written documents. When I have the time, I will look at those and see if he served under any of these individuals.

I will now try to document some of their descendants, something I was unwilling to do without proof that Nancy Malone and Ann Malone were the same person.

Beverly Craig


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