A daughter, Louellen was born to Lutitia just three days following the wedding, she is four years old on the 1870 census. William, 15, and Octavia 7 are also listed. Lutitia married a Thomas Meador in 1853, family records indicate the he may have died in 1858. So is Armstead the father of another daughter? Seems probable.
Lutitia Meador died on July 4 1880, but the tombstone lists her as “wife of Thomas Meador.” Does this indicate a marriage ofconvenience only? Armstead certainly had two interesting marriages, one his senior by 12 years, the other his junior 25 years.