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Moses Kimball Armstrong
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Moses K. Armstrong, was born Sept. 20, 1832, in Milan, Ohio, and emigrated to Minnesota territory in 1855. He was the first surveyor of Mower County, Minn., and wrote its early history. In 1857 he was appointed a United States land surveyor in southwestern Minnesota, and in 1858 was a delegate to the first state convention, which nominated Henry Sibley for governor. He is a well known pioneer writer, and is author of the 'Early History of Dakota Territory in 1866," and of the recent illustrated work entitled, "Early Empire Builders of the Great West."The American Biographer speaks of him as follows:"The historical and descriptive writings of Moses K. Armstrong are a credit to American literature. His admirable pioneer sketches cover a long period of frontier life, dating back to the time when he left his native college at the age of eighteen, and turned his youthful eye to the Great West, with no fortune to guide him but the prayers and tears of a kind mother and her parting words of hope for the future.' He arrived on the banks of the Mississippi as a pioneer land surveyor, with his compass on his back, alone and friendless, before the day of western railroads. He crossed that great river and traveled on foot through northern Iowa and southern Minnesota, surveying land claims for early settlers. From here he afterwards pushed westward, with ox team, crossing Dakota to the Missouri river, where he passed several years in the Indian country, staking out land claims for the venturesome pioneers."He has passed through the periods of pioneer surveyor, historian, legislator, and congressman, and has stored his mind with useful knowledge. He is a pioneer who is an honor to himself and a credit to mankind." * * * * * * http://www.debbiesgenealogy.com/minnesota_territorial_pioneers_biographies.htm
- REB
 Added: Sep. 3, 2013
 
In Memory of Moses
- Dave Weiss
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- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
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- gaby hayes
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- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
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- ChargerBill
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Rest in Peace, Moses.
- Mary
 Added: Feb. 3, 2008
 

- Everlasting life thru Christ ~ Margaret
 Added: Feb. 22, 2007
 

- RMT
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