Page 1414:Lanty Armstrong is on a “List of Officers & Men from Southwest Virginia to whom lands were granted by the King of Englandby reason of services in the French-Indian War 1758-1763”Proclamation 1763 ….1763, Lanty Armstrong, on the list.
Page 952:In Washington County, 1770, Lanty Armstrong & Josiah Gamble(future father or brother in law) are appointed two of five appraisers for the estate of Edward Sharp.
Page 95: In Botetourt County, Lanty Armstrong is appointed Surveyor of a local road & charged with keeping it up & clear, Oct. 1770.
Page 147: In Botetourt County, 1771, in a suit against Lanty Armstrong, found guilty and fined.
Page 1029: In Washington County, 1779, Lanty Armstrong is the Defendant in a suit.
Page 1034: In the same action he is found Guilty.
Page 735: In Montgomery County, 1780,Lanty Armstrong is granted a certificate for 2,000acres of land for serving as a Soldier. (It does not indicate if he is there)
In the same book, his future bride Rachel Gamble is on:
Page 534: Page 84, 14 Mar 1770, John Wiley sells to Rachel Gamble, 260 acres on a Branch ofLooneys Mill Creek for 20 pounds.
Page 557: 12 Aug 1777, Rachel Gamble sells to Curtis Anderson, 260 acres on a Branch ofLooneys Mill Creek.
“Tennessee Soldiers in the Revolution,” as taken from the N.C. Revolutionary Army Accounts, unpublished, in the State Archives in Raleigh.On Page 14 of the Index:“Lancelot Armstong, Vol. 1, Folio 1, page 4” & “Lanty Armstrong, Vol. 1, Folio 13, pages 2 & 4.”
We don’t know exactly when they moved to Greene County or when they got married, but both of them are in Southwest Virginia.Lanty from April 1756 to June 1757, he serves in the Virginia Colonial Militia with Capt. Richard Pearis on an expedition.In the French & Indian War he serves in the Military again, per Proclamation of 1763 and at least until 1779 were he is the defendant in a suit and maybe until 1780 when he is awarded a certificate for 2,000 acres for military service.It looks like he was working his way south down the Valley, from Botetourt, Montgomery & Washington Counties Virginia.Rachel from at least 1770 until 1777, according to the 260 acres on a branch of Looneys Mill Creek, that she bought and sold.
His Revolutionary War service is listed as being in North Carolina.Northeast Tennessee at that time was part of the Southwest frontier and when one crossed over the Virginia border, you were in North Carolina at that time.Tennessee had not been formed yet, not until the end of the Revolutionary War.