History of the Restoration Movement

Milton Hatley Armor


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Gospel Preacher In Mississippi

Milton Hatley Armor was born the 14th day of September, 1855 in Benton County, Mississippi. He was the son of James Brooks Armor (Armour) (1829-1903) and Louisa J. Smith (1833-1856). His mother passed away within a year of his birth, leaving his father to raise him. During the Civil war he lived at Ripley, Tippah County, Mississippi. On October 17, 1882 he married Martha Louise Moore (1865-1939) in Ripley. Together they had eight children, three daughters and five sons.

Young Milton was converted under the preaching of B.F. Manire, and determined to preach the gospel of Jesus. He served in the region of Tupelo, Columbus, and Amory most of his preaching career.

In the 1890s he participated in a joint venture with B.F. Manire, M.F. Harmon and others in the production of a Mississippi brotherhood paper called The Messenger.

M.H. Armor was respected all his days in the churches of Mississippi. He died the 13th of May 1940, in Amory, Monroe County. Burial followed in the Masonic Cemetery in Amory, Mississippi.

-Scott Harp, 09.07.2020

Paper Distributed by M.F. Harmon, B.F. Manire, M.H. Armor, & C.J. Burton

The Messenger, Jackson, Mississippi
Thursday, April 12, 1894, p.3

The Messenger, Jackson, Mississippi
Thursday, June 14, 1894, p.2

The Commercial Dispatch, Columbus, Mississippi
Thursday, August 1, 1912, p.1

Directions To The Grave Of M.H. Armor

M.H. Armor is buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Amory, Mississippi. From Tupelo, head south on Hwy. 45 about 15 miles to Shannon. Take Hwy. 45/278 east toward Amory. Coming into town on Hwy. 278, turn left on Waterway Dr. S. Then take the first right on Cemetery Rd. The entrance will be on your right. Head down the row toward the little roofed structure where the cemetery map is hanging. Turn left and stop your car. Look for the tall GILMORE monument with the tall Corinthian columns. Standing in front of it, look through the columns and slightly to the right, and a few rows back is the old Armor plot. The GPS location of the grave is: 33°59'17.1"N 88°30'25.3"W / or D.d. 33.988080,-88.507018

Masonic Cemetery

The Armor Plot Is In Section VII

Martha M. 1865 - 1839
Milton H. 1865 - 1840

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