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  • Samuel Reed with an ordinary English education studied law and practiced it successfully in Martinsburg, VA. He died about 1808 in New Orleans. Samuel Reed was a Lieutenant in the War of the Revolution and Colonel in the "Whiskey Rebellion." He married Anne Kennedy, daughter of Col. David Kennedy of Frederick county in 1762. He left one son James Randolph, who died in the War 1812 at sea. He had three daughters, Maria, who married Alexander Cooper, five children, buried in the Old Presbyterian graveyard, Norbourne, Martinsburg, Va., Eliza Strawbridge married Samuel Baker, they had eight children. Eliza and Samuel Baker are buried at Martinsburg. Margaret (Peggy) married James Brown, they had several children (The Lookout: Notable American Families-The Boyd and Reed Families; by Zella Armstrong, Jan 22, 1927 VOL. XXXVII, NO. 14, Chattanooga, Tenn.)

    Zella Armstrong in her book indicates that the original Robert Armstrong family Bible
    was in her family. If there is a descendant of Zella Armstrong who has access either to
    this Bible or to her notes it is possible there might be some additional helpful information
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    On Sept. 21, 1940, more than 200 Chattanoogans gathered in the ballroom of the Hotel Patten to honor Miss Zella Armstrong. Lauded for "loving her city, her state, her nation and her Southland, with a fervor and a constancy that few could boast," Miss Zella was presented with a commemorative silver medal, one side proclaiming her as "Chattanooga's No. 1 Woman Citizen," the other depicting the flags of the city, Tennessee, United States and the Confederacy.

    In respect for my 4th cousin, connected to the Armstrong branch of my family tree.
    - Barbara Love Moss
     Added: Nov. 6, 2013
    My daughter is named Zella (b. 2005). Zella Armstrong wrote about the ancestry of my family. I'm a descendant of Oliver Cromwell and live on Signal Mtn. We will visit Zella Armstrong's grave today or tomorrow.
    - Hollie Stockman
     Added: Sep. 14, 2011

    - pat scroggins sutherland
     Added: Jul. 25, 2010

  • The History of Hamilton County and Chattanooga, Tennessee, Volume 1
    Zella Armstrong
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    Zella Armstrong was born in 1872, the daughter of Maj. John M. Armstrong and his wife, Martha Turnley Armstrong. Maj. Armstrong started the Civil War as a Confederate lieutenant in Chattanooga's Lookout Artillery, which was called by its commander "the darling and the pride of the city, being composed, as it were, of its very best blood."

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On Sept. 21, 1940, more than 200 Chattanoogans gathered in the ballroom of the Hotel Patten to honor Miss Zella Armstrong. Lauded for "loving her city, her state, her nation and her Southland, with a fervor and a constancy that few could boast," Miss Zella was presented with a commemorative silver medal, one side proclaiming her as "Chattanooga's No. 1 Woman Citizen," the other depicting the flags of the city, Tennessee, United States and the Confederacy.