NameLewis Sherman Armstrong
Birth10 Mar 1867, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death21 Nov 1933, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Marriage22 Jul 1886, Rowan Co., Kentucky
SpouseLillie Elizabeth Ramey, 2C4R
Birth27 Sep 1867, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death3 Nov 1951, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth14 Aug 1887, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death12 Nov 1960, Shelby, Richland Co., Ohio
BirthDec 1891, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth23 Sep 1893, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death26 Dec 1972, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth30 May 1895, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth26 Nov 1898, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death19 Jul 1959
Birth31 Dec 1901, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death17 Sep 1993, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Notes for Lewis Sherman Armstrong
His death certificate records Lewis Sherman Armstrong, age 66 years 8 months 11 days, born 10 Mar 1867 in Bath Co., Ky, died 21 Nov 1933 in Farmers, Rowan Co., Kentucky, married, husband of Lillie Armstrong, occupation grocerman, father Russel Armstrong, mother’s maiden name Barb Alfrey, both born in Ky, cause of death diabetes melitis, informant Homer Armstrong, Farmers, Ky, burial in Licking Union.
Notes for Lillie Elizabeth Ramey
Her date of birth in the (often bogus)3
1900 census is recorded as June 1870, but she is listed as age 12 in the 1880 census and age 3 in the 1870 census.
Her death certificate records Lillie Raymey Armstrong, age 84 years 1 month 6 days, born 27 Sep 1867 in Kentucky, died 3 Nov 1951 in Farmers, Rowan Co., Ky, widowed, father Alvin Ramey, mother’s maiden name Hannah Harmon, cause of death pneumonia, contributory cause pulmonary edema, informant blank, burial in Alfrey Cemetery.
Notes for Lewis Sherman & Lillie Elizabeth (Family)
Rowan Co., Ky, marriage register A, p. 64, records the marriage of Louis Sherman Armstrong and Lillie L. Ramey on 22 July 1886.
1900 census of Rowan Co., Kentucky, Pearce precinct, enumerated 2 June, lists on p. 2A as family #23:
Armstrong, Lewis S., 33, b. Mar 1867, farmer; Lillie L., wife, 31, b. Sep 1868, married 13 years, mother of 5 children, 5 living; Dorsie, son, 11, b. Aug 1888; Mattie M., dau, 9, b. Dec 1890; Mollie T., dau, 5, b. Sep 1894; Homer L., son, 5, b. May 1895; Rosa M., dau, 8/12, b. Sep 1899. All born Ky Ky Ky.
The birthdates for Mollie and Homer are very unlikely to both be correct, since they are only 8 months apart. Since Lillie is recorded as having all of her children living, and there is no Mary listed, it is very likely that “Mollie T.” is the child listed as Mary F. born 23 Sep 1893 in the Rowan County birth records.
1910 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Pearce precinct, page 6A, enumerated 23 April, records as family #97/104:
Armstrong, Louis, 42, farmer; Lillie, wife, 42, married 23 years, mother of 6 children, 6 living; Mattie, dau, 19; Mollie, dau, 16; Homer, son, 15; Maudie, dau, 11; Richmond, 8, son. All born Ky Ky Ky.
1920 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Pearcy precinct, enumerated 22 Jan, lists on p. 7A as family #122/141:
Armstrong, Lewis, 52, farmer; Lillie, wife, 51; Ramey, Johnathan, brother-in-law, 61, widowed. All born Ky Ky Ky.
The next household is their son Richmond, and at household #124/144 is their son Dorsie.