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Mike Huckabee

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Mike Huckabee

44th Governor of Arkansas


    Francis Armistead

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    • 7th Great-grandfather of Mike Huckabee — 10th Generation
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    • 672 
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    • 4 Apr 1719 
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    • Richmond County, Virginia 
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    • ABT 29 Oct 1715 
    • Marriage Location:
    • Northampton County, Virginia 
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    • Francis Armistead is the 7th great-grandfather of Mike Huckabee. He is often claimed to be the son of Ralph Armistead, and grandson of William Armistead and Ann Ellis. However, Francis cannot be the son of Ralph Armistead as Francis mentions Francis, son of Ralph, in his will. Francis Armistead, son of Ralph, may be an uncle, but there is no evidence to confirm this. Also no evidence has been found to confirm that Ralph Armistead is the son of William and Ann (Ellis) Armistead.

      Francis Armistead is also claimed by some to be the son of John Armistead and Mary Brown, and that John Armistead is the son of Ralph Armistead. This would support the assumption that Francis Armistead, son of Ralph, was an uncle. However there is no evidence to confirm that Francis Armstrong was a son of John and Mary (Brown) Armistead, or that John Armistead was a son of Ralph Armistead.

      Although there probably is some relationship between all these Armistead men, what their relationships are is nothing but speculation. So at this point, any claimed ancestors of this Francis Armistead would have to be met with skepticism unless new evidence emerges.

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  • Sources for Francis Armistead

    • 1 Genealogies of Virginia Families: From the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Maga zine, Vol. 1 , Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. (1982) , 106, Ancestry.com (Online Database).
    • 3 Garber, Virginia Armistead , The Armistead Family, 1635-1910 , Richmond, VA: Whittet and Shepperson (1910) , 102, Google Books (Digital Library).
    • 4 Tyler, Lyon G., editor , William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 17 , Richmond, Virginia: Whittet and Shepperson (1909) , 181, JSTOR (Digital Library).

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