The Armstrong Genealogy Home Page

Updated December 31, 2011

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THIS WEBSITE IS INTENDED FOR FAMILY MEMBERS ONLY AND IS
DEDICATED TO ALL DESCENDANTS OF

"MA-CHA-TUBBEE and FAL-AH-MAH-HO-KA"

RANSOM & CAROLINE ARMSTRONG

MAY WE ALWAYS EMBRACE EACH OTHER IN PEACE, AS ONE!

This Web Site does not contain all details of the Armstrong family. More details may be found in the Armstrong Family History Book which is revised approximately every five years.

Our Indian connection is based on documented testimonies of many Armstrong Family members, as well as information found in the U.S. Department of the Secretary of The Interior's office. Some of the Choctaw Indian connection still needs to be solidified.

The number one question addressed in the book is: Was Mache Tubbee an ancestor of Caroline Jefferson Armstrong? The one-paragraph answer to that question is that Mache Tubbee had a son with the name of Jefferey Jefferson. Caroline stated that her father's name was Jeffery, the same as his father. Proof of this matter lies in establishing if one of the above Jeffersons is the same Jefferson whose name was found in the Secretary of The Interior's office. You be the judge.

Mache Tubbee and Fal-ah-mah-ho-ka, Choctaw Indians who lived in what is now known as Newton County Mississippi, were farmers of the land, (Documentation: Affidavit of Jeffery Jefferson, April 8, 1843).

You should make you own determination, better yet, you should research the facts as to weather or not Caroline and the Jeffery Jefferson spoken of above were brother and sister or was he her father. In her testimony before the Commission of the Five Tribes, Caroline stated that her father's name was Jeffery, "for his father." Her answer to the question: "did he have any other name," she answered "Jeffery Jefferson." We know that it was not uncommon for Native Americans to carry two names, an Indian name and an American one. According to Jeffery Jefferson's affidavit, (appearing with Caroline's Testimony in this Book), Mache Tubbee was the father of Jeffery Jefferson.

We accept the belief of Caroline Armstrong, as stated in her testimony, as well as the testimony of her offspring. Family Members, you are part Choctaw Indian.

Caroline's mother was a full blood Choctaw Indian. Her father was drown when she was very small. She remembers her father referring to her as an Indian. . Before her father was drowned, at his last visit with her, he "put a pair shoes on my feet." Caroline was one of twelve (12) siblings, four younger than her. Caroline was the mother of twelve children also. By 1901 one of her daughters had died. There is no other information regarding that child. On April 16, 1901, Caroline stated that she was "around 79 years old." that would put her birth year at 1822. She also stated that she really did not know how old she was. Other Federal Census reflect a birth year of 1830.

Ransom Armstrong was a Negro born into slavery. Ransom, his father and mother was born in VA. He was born in Elizabeth Town County VA. Virginia later changed the name of the county to James City County. Both, the 1870 and 1880 Federal Census show that Ransom was born in VA.

The story told by his grandson Eli, son of Ransom's son Thomas and Annie Armstrong, was that the Armstrong Family came from the Hampton Virginia Area, [Elizabeth Town County], and was associated with Hampton Institute in some way. Hampton Institute was founded by General Armstrong. We know that one of the goals of the Hampton institution was to teach the freed slaves and then send them out into the country to teach others, but Ransom Armstrong could not read or write.

We believe that Ransom received his name from the White Armstrongs living near him?

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