Dr. Rezin Laurence Armstrong Sabine Parish, Louisiana

Dr. Rezin Laurence Armstrong was born in Dallas County, Alabama, on December 30, 1821, and died at Pleasant Hill, this parish, January 4, 1899.

He was of Scotch-Irish descent, and a worthy son of sturdy and heroic sires. Tradition relates that his great-grandfather was burned at the stake by savages in some portion of what was then referred to as "the wilderness of the West." His grandfather, William Armstrong, was a pioneer and Indian fighter of Christian County, Kentucky, who made the savages pay dearly for the murder of his sire.

The father of Dr. Laurence moved to Sabine parish in 1847, and from that time until his death the doctor practiced his profession in the vicinity of Pleasant Hill and was a prominent figure in the community for more than half a century.

In his youth, while still a resident of Alabama, he graduated in medicine at the New Orleans Medical College, a prototype of the present Tulane University.

Soon afterwards, on February 27, 1845, he married his first wife, Cynthia Reed. Of the several children of that marriage.

 

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Source: History of Sabine Parish, Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.

 

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