Pinkney S. ARMSTRONG was born 1 on 24 Nov 1866 in Montgomery Township, Gibson, Indiana, United States. Pinkney married Martha ROBERTS.
Pinkney worked as Farmer/Fruit Grower.
From Gil R. Stormont's "History of Gibson County, Indiana" pages 828-830
Pinkney S. Armstrong was born November 24, 1866, in Montgomery township, this county, the son of William S. and Emily (Smith) Armstrong. William S. Armstrong, subject's father, was born in Vanderburg county, Indiana, the son of Kirby and Miranda (Gambrel) Armstrong, and the father of Kirby was John. John Armstrong was one of three brothers who came to America from Ireland. For seven years he had been a sailor on the high seas, and wearying of this, he decided to settle down to the life of a farmer in America. He and his brothers lived for a short time near Albermarle Sound in North Carolina, and later John went to Kentucky. There he stayed for a short time and about the year 1806 came over into Indiana, at the time when his son, Kirby, was a lad of about seven years. They settled in Vanderburg County, where the lad Kirby grew to manhood, married, and there his son William S. was born. William S. also grew to manhood in Vanderburg county, and when about twenty-two years old was united in marriage with Emily Smith. She was born in Montgomery township, Gibson county, a daughter of Dr. Willis Smith. Her mother was Patsy Warrick, a daughter of Captain Jacob Warrick, prominent in the early history of Gibson county and one of the heroes who received a mortal wound during the battle of Tippecanoe. Doctor Willis Smith was originally from Kentucky and was one of the pioneer physicians of this county, when the practice of the profession of medicine was surely no sinecure.
After his marriage, William S. Armstrong moved to Gibson county, locating in Montgomery township, between Owensville and Princeton and about four miles from Owensville. He purchased land at this point and here he and his wife passed the remainder of their lives. His death occurred July 24, 1877, and his wife died January 1, 1902, at the age of seventy-five years.
Pinkney S. Armstrong grew up on his father's farm and continued to live there until he was thirty-two years old. On December 1, 1887, he was united in marriage with Martha Roberts. She is a native of Gibson county, a daughter of John and Jane (Montgomery) Roberts, and is a sister of William T. Roberts, the present auditor of Gibson county. Her mother, Jane Montgomery, was a daughter of Colonel William Montgomery, a prominent pioneer of the county. To the union of Pinkney S. and Martha (Roberts) Armstrong was born one child, Mildred Blanche, who was not quite six years old at the time of her mother's death, June 14, 1909. On May 21, 1911, Mr. Armstrong took as his second wife Nora Smith, a native of Montgomery township, and a daughter of Henry W. and Matilda (Mauck) Smith.
After his first marriage, in 1887, Mr. Armstrong continued to reside on his father's farm for eleven years, when he purchased his present farm three miles northeast of Owensville. In all, he is the owner of about nine hundred acres of fine farm land. He has about eighty acres in his home farm and this he farms, together with about one hundred and sixty acres near King's Station, and the balance of his land, located at the same place, he rents. The accumulating of this vast acreage is a high tribute to the excellent business ability of Mr. Armstrong. Forseeing that the fine farm lands in his county would some day demand a much higher price than they did in his earlier manhood, he bought up all the land he felt he was safe in assuming, borrowing heavily to meet his obligations,
and when the rise came, as he felt sure it would, he found himself a wealthy man. Mr. Armstrong has not only
farmed along the most modern and scientific methods, but he has devoted considerable attention to the raising of live stock, doing especially well with a fine strain of Poland China hogs. In addition to this, he has done a large business in raising pears and is now giving his particular attention to the growing of alfalfa on a large scale, inoculating the soil and carrying it through to the harvest in the most approved scientific method. In addition to his regular business, Mr. Armstrong is a stockholder in six banking concerns, namely: Farmers' National Bank of Princeton, Citizens' Trust and Savings Bank of Princeton, First National Bank at Fort Branch, The Bankers' National at Evansville, the First National Bank of Owensville and the American National Batik of Princeton. He is also a director in the two last named.
Mr. Armstrong is a man of splendid influence in his community, and being a very industrious man who has led an honorable career, he sets a worthy example to the younger generation of his community. He is regarded as a public-spirited man who can always be counted on to support the right side of any movement involving the moral, educational and social welfare of his fellow-citizens. He is one of those solid men of brain and substance, so essential to the material growth and prosperity of a community and whose influence has been willingly extended in behalf of every deserving enterprise.