by Lisa Y. Henderson
WILLIAM ARMWOOD, born circa 1835 in Sampson County to Major and Eliza Armwood. He married Martha “Matta” Simmons, daughter of James and Winnie Medlin Simmons. They lived into the 1920s.
The 1850 census of the Northern District of Duplin County lists Major Armwood, 53, wife Eliza, 42, and son William, 14, plus Mariah Brewington, 10.
Photo courtesy of Andrea Gooden.