John, Robert, Mary, Maria & Thomas
Christopher and Maria (Wigle) Armentrout
Maria was born 14 Feb 1801 in Hardy Co. WV. She married Chris Armentrout on 27 Jan 1825 (Source: https://sites.rootsweb.com/~wvhardy/harmarw.htm): From the Armentrout Website: Christopher Ermentraudt, son of Henry and Elizabeth (Carr) Ermentraudt, was born 05 Sept 1797 in Hardy County, Va (now Grant Co., W.Va.) and died 02 April 1856 in Montgomery County, IL. He married (1) Maria Weigle 27 Jan 1825 in Hardy County, Va (now Grant County, W.Va.). She was born in the same county on 14 Feb 1801 and died 23 June 1837 in Hardy County, Va. (now Grant County, W.Va.) He next married (2) Elizabeth Borror on 24 May 1838 in Hardy County, Va. (now Grant County, W.Va.). She was born 20 Oct 1813 in Hardy County, Va (now Grant County, W.Va.), the daughter of John and Sidney (Ratliff) Borror...
Christopher and Maria (Weigle) Armentrout had the following children:
Henry Charles (1 Dec 1825-17 Oct 1848)
William Nelson (15 Jan 1828-8 Nov 1848)
Mary Ann (30 May 1829-4 Oct 1848)
Elizabeth Ellen (13 Jun 1831-27 Sep 1870)
Cyrus Jones (18 Nov 1833-10 Dec 1848)
Emily Susan (18 Nov 1833-6 Sep 1845)
Adam Clark (25 Feb 1835-17 Jul 1906)
Maria died on 23 June 1837 in Hardy Co, WV (now Grant County, W.Va.) , at the age of 36 (see http://www.potomachighlandroots.com/ged4htm/f_58.html#7). Christopher then married Elizabeth Borror on 24 May 1838 in Hardy Co. WV. She was born 20 Oct 1813 in Hardy County, Va (now Grant County, W.Va.), the daughter of John and Sidney (Ratliff) Borror.
Following Christopher's 2nd marriage to Elizabeth, Christopher sold his Hardy Co. farm to his brother Daniel and loading his seven small children and his new wife into a covered wagon, he set out for Illinois. He bought a farm in Montgomery County, IL along a creek in Section 17, which had a small log cabin on it. He lived there for a number of years. See the Armentrout Website for the children of Christopher and Elizabeth Borror Armentrout. In 1846, after digging a well out on the prairie and finding good water, he bought 80 acres of school land from the State located in Section 16. Here he built a 2 story frame house and moved the cabin from the first farm, attached it to the new house for a kitchen.
In the fall of 1848 four of Christopher's first family died from milksickness, caused by snake root that was eaten by cows. When milk from the cows was ingested, it was fatal. Note: Abraham Lincoln's mother, Nancy, also died of milk sickness in Indiana on October 5, 1818.
Christopher died in 1856 and his will is on file in ... Hillsboro, Il. Christopher was laid to rest in the Armentrout Family Cemetery located close to the original cabin. Elizabeth moved in with her daughter, Sarah, and her husband and died in 1903. She was buried in Pleasant Valley Cemetery about midway between Chetopa and Oswego, Kansas.
Please send your additions or corrections Cheryl Wygle Hilliard. Notes in brackets [ ] are the author's. If you are a descendant of this family and not already on the list of Wigle-Wygle researchers, please contact me.
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