William is the great grandfather of Mildred Armstead — from a bio in Cutler’s Kansas.
WILLIAM ARMSTEAD, farmer and stock-raiser, Section 11, P. O. Valley Falls. This popular gentleman is a native of England, and was born in Yorkshire, in 1805. In 1850 he came to the United States, locating in Virginia, and afterward in Iowa, pursuing the vocation of butchering. On the construction of railroads, in the spring of 1857, came to Kansas and located in Jefferson County, where he has since been largely interested in farming. He was among the pioneers in his locality, and has contributed much toward the development and advancement of educational interests. Mr. Armstead has been twice married, first in England, to Miss Ann Richardson. Her death occurred in the United States. By this union he has three sons living – John, Thomas, and Robert. His present wife was formerly Miss Mary P. Taylor. They have two children, William and Mary Jane.
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