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U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles - Armstead HurstRank at enlistment: PrivateState Served: VirginiaService Record: Enlisted in Company D, Virginia 11th Infantry Battalion.Sources: Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records

Birth:
10 Nov 1819 1
Flemingsburg, Fleming, Kentucky, United States 2
Death:
20 Apr 1897 1
Bloomington, Buchanan, Missouri, United States 2
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Full Name:
Armstead A Hurst 2
Birth:
10 Nov 1819 1
Flemingsburg, Fleming, Kentucky, United States 2
Male 2
Death:
20 Apr 1897 1
Bloomington, Buchanan, Missouri, United States 2
Burial:
Burial Place: West Lawn Cemetery De Kalb Buchanan County Missouri, USA 1
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Birth:
Mother: Nancy Staggs 2
Father: Henry Hurst 2
Marriage:
Matilda Faris 1
09 Dec 1841 1
Fleming, Kentucky, United States 1
Spouse Death Date: 1909 1

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U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles - Armstead HurstRank at enlistment: PrivateState Served: VirginiaService Record: Enlisted in Company D, Virginia 11th Infantry Battalion.Sources: Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records

 

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Armstead Hurst, born in Fleming County, Kentucky on November 10, 1819 was the son of Henry (1800-1829) and Nancy STAGGS Hurst (1799-1879). A sister, Delilah, born in 1822, died early. A younger brother, Ambrose Dudley (born 1825) also died young – in 1846, just after his marriage. Armstead married Matilda Faris, also of Fleming County, on December 9, 1841. The following year they set out by steamboat for Missouri, first settling in the Salem community north of Weston – where their first child, Mary Frances (Staggs), was born.

In 1843 Armstead moved his small family north to Buchanan County, where he pre-empted the first portion of what eventually became a 220 acre farm in Section 6, Bloomington Township, halfway between DeKalb and Rushville – on the Old North Road. He built a home here which remained in the family until the 1930s when it burned. Armstead and Matilda's other ten children were born here – Elizabeth NANCY, Geneva (Dunlap), Jane, Amanda (Long), Armilda, Ella (Roundtree), William (Mollie Martin), James Madison (Alta Moore), Henry W. (Anna Davidson), and Monroe (Jane Kneaves.)

After clearing his heavily timbered land, Armstead devoted his farm primarily to growing hemp for the production of rope and twine, until that market declined after the Civil War. He was an early member of the Sugar Creek Christian Church – first attending when the church met in a log school house – conducted by the Rev. William Allison.

Armstead Hurst died at home on April 20, 1897 and his funeral was officiated by his old friend, the Rev. James Creel. His burial, with Matilda, in the DeKalb Westlawn Cemetery is near several of his children and grandchildren. 
 
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 Spouses:
  Matilda Faris Hurst (1819 - 1909)*
  Matilda Faris Hurst (1819 - 1909)*
 
 Children:
  William Hurst (1854 - 1927)*
  Monroe Hurst (1861 - 1896)*

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