John Armistead

John Armistead was born in Virginia, March 14, 1774. He appears first in Oglethorpe County Georgia about 1798.

His first wife was Keziah Anderson, daughter of Nathaniel and Susannah Anderson of Oglethorpe County, GA.

We do not know where she was born, or where they were married.

He had nine children by her before she died circa 1816/1817.

He then married Mrs. Amy Powell OWEN, widow of Capt. William Owen, on March 29, 1818 in Oglethorpe Co., GA. They are found in Walton Co., GA in the 1830 - 1850 censuses. John and Amy had five children.

Amy died Nov. 26, 1850.

At some point John moved to Newton Co. (probably to live with his son James) where he applied for the bounty land in 1855. I believe that is where he died and is buried.

Contributed by John Davis