Lorenzo D. Holcombe1

d. 17 June 1862
     Lorenzo enrolled Sept. 16, 1861 at St. Albans, VT, as a private in Co. C, 5th VT Regt for gunboat service; mustered Isle La Motte, Aug. 16, 1861; stationed at Camp Griffin, Washington DC on Nov 23, 1861 and Jan 7, 1862. By May 28, 1862 he was on a gunboat moving to Ft. Pillow, Mound City and Cairo, IL; killed by explosion of a gunboat at Mound City. Unmarried. His letters to father and sister mentioned "aunt Herzett", "aunt Peggy", "death of Francis Holcomb", latter obviously a soldier.

Oaths by Ira and Henry C. Hill filed in connection with proof his service and death showed they were 2nd cousins of Lorenzo D.'s father, Carmi D. Holcomb. Lorenzo D. Holcombe was born at VT. He was the son of Carmi D. Holcombe and Delilah (?). Lorenzo D. Holcombe died on 17 June 1862.

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 107.1/Item A-8-1-1-8-2-1-1-1.

Mary Holcombe

b. 17 September 1844
     Mary Holcombe was born on 17 September 1844 at VT. She was the daughter of Carmi D. Holcombe and Delilah (?).

Jane Stockman

b. 18 June 1829, d. 9 August 1908
     Jane Stockman was born on 18 June 1829. She was the daughter of Robert Stockman and Mary (?). Jane Stockman married Eli Denio Holcombe, son of Ephraim Holcombe II and Elinor Denio, on 22 July 1849 at Isle La Motte, Grand Isle Co., VT. Jane Stockman died on 9 August 1908 at Isle La Motte, Grand Isle Co., VT, at age 79. She was buried at North Cemetery, Isle La Motte, Grand Isle Co., VT.

Children of Jane Stockman and Eli Denio Holcombe

Watson Martin Holcombe

b. 15 December 1850, d. 7 April 1851
     Watson Martin Holcombe was born on 15 December 1850 at Isle La Motte, Grand Isle Co., VT. He was the son of Eli Denio Holcombe and Jane Stockman. Watson Martin Holcombe died on 7 April 1851 at Isle La Motte, Grand Isle Co., VT. He was buried at North Cemetery, Grand Isle Co., VT.1

Listed as twins, Watson and Martin by McPherson, however, Stratton lists them as one person.1,2

Citations

  1. [S384] Donna Holcomb Larose, "Holcombe, Eli Denio," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 5 Apr 2002.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy.

Morton Holcombe

b. 15 December 1850
     Morton Holcombe was born on 15 December 1850 at Isle La Motte, Grand Isle Co., VT. He was the son of Eli Denio Holcombe and Jane Stockman.

Listed as twins, Watson and Morton by McPherson, however, Stratton lists them as one person.1,2

Citations

  1. [S384] Donna Holcomb Larose, "Holcombe, Eli Denio," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 5 Apr 2002.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy.

Evaline Amelia Holcombe

b. 3 October 1852, d. 14 September 1877
     Evaline Amelia Holcombe was born on 3 October 1852 at Isle La Motte, Grand Isle Co., VT.1 She was the daughter of Eli Denio Holcombe and Jane Stockman. Evaline Amelia Holcombe died on 14 September 1877 at age 24.1 She was buried at North Cemetery, Isle La Motte, Grand Isle Co., VT.

Citations

  1. [S384] Donna Holcomb Larose, "Holcombe, Eli Denio," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 5 Apr 2002.

Wyman Clark Holcombe1

b. 3 April 1854, d. November 1951
     Wyman Clark Holcombe was born on 3 April 1854 at Isle La Motte, Grand Isle Co., VT. He was the son of Eli Denio Holcombe and Jane Stockman. Wyman Clark Holcombe married Julia Newell Hammond, daughter of Russell Hammond and Louisa Steel, on 20 June 1878 at Rouses Point, Clinton Co., NY. Wyman Clark Holcombe died in November 1951 at Isle La Motte, Grand Isle Co., VT, at age 97. He was buried at North Cemetery, Isle La Motte, Grand Isle Co., VT.2

Wyman C. Holcomb was a farmer, but primarily a Nurseryman. Also a Teacher, and considerable musical Talent. He first settled in Chateaugay, (Franklin County) NY at the time of his marriage... but by 1880 he settled in Isle LaMotte (Grand Isle County, VT) where he remained. He also was a photographer of considerable ability and we are eternally gratful to him for his numerous fine photos ca. 1900 of Isle LaMotte, now in the possession of the Isle LaMotte Hist. Soc." (Source: Stratton, p. 334)

"Julia's mother, Louis Steel (1827-1855) was descended from Commodore John Steel (1737-1826, the famed Brish Commodore of Lake Champlain." (Source: Stratton, p. 334)


Wyman and Julia were enumerated in the 1900 Isle La Motte, Grand Isle Co., VT, federal census. He was a farmer age 46, she was 47. Children in the household were Evelyn 17, Emmett 14, and Ransom 12.


Wyman and Julia were enumerated in the 1920 Isle La Motte Town, Grand Isle Co., VT, federal census. He was 65, she was 67. The only child in the household was Emmett S., 34. Andrew L. Holcombe, age 55, Wyman's brother was living with them.

Wyman and Julia were enumerated in the 1930 Isle La Motte Town, Grand Isle Co., VT, federal census. He was 76, she was 77. Emmett was living with them, age 44. They were again enumerated in the Isle La Motte federal census of 1940; he was 85, she was 87, and Emmett was 54.

Children of Wyman Clark Holcombe and Julia Newell Hammond

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 107.2/Item A-8-1-1-8-2-1-2-4.
  2. [S384] Donna Holcomb Larose, "Holcombe, Eli Denio," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 5 Apr 2002.

Ransom Hall Holcombe1

b. 18 July 1856, d. 6 July 1906
     Ransom Hall Holcombe was born on 18 July 1856 at Isle La Motte, Grand Isle Co., VT. He was the son of Eli Denio Holcombe and Jane Stockman. Ransom Hall Holcombe died on 6 July 1906 at age 49.2 He lived in 1925 at 1142 Alice Ave., Walla Walla, WA.

"Called a Speculator & Contractor. Traveled from State to State. In 1925, living in Walla Walla, Wash." (Source: Stratton, p. 334)

If Ransom died in 1906 how could he be living in WA in 1925? Must be his son.

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 107.2/Item A-8-1-1-8-2-1-2-5.
  2. [S384] Donna Holcomb Larose, "Holcombe, Eli Denio," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 5 Apr 2002.

Ephraim Arthur Holcombe

b. 15 May 1859, d. 1 August 1860
     Ephraim Arthur Holcombe was born on 15 May 1859 at Isle La Motte, Grand Isle Co., VT. He was the son of Eli Denio Holcombe and Jane Stockman. Ephraim Arthur Holcombe died on 1 August 1860 at Isle La Motte, Grand Isle Co., VT, at age 1.1

Citations

  1. [S384] Donna Holcomb Larose, "Holcombe, Eli Denio," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 5 Apr 2002.

Andrew Lincoln Holcombe1

b. 6 November 1864, d. 24 June 1950
     Town representative 1896; Senator from Isle-La-Motte, Grand Isle Co., VT; went to Texas at age 16 and to Pacific Coast. He worked for Pauley Jail Building & Mfg. Co. of St. Louis, MO, as a field engineer.2 Andrew Lincoln Holcombe was born on 6 November 1864 at Isle La Motte, Grand Isle Co., VT. He was the son of Eli Denio Holcombe and Jane Stockman. Andrew Lincoln Holcombe lived in 1925 at 364 W. Boylston St., Worchester, MA. He died on 24 June 1950 at Worchester, MA, at age 85.2 He was buried on 28 June 1950 at North Cemetery, Isle La Motte, Grand Isle Co., VT.2

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 107.2/Item A-8-1-1-8-2-1-2-7.
  2. [S384] Donna Holcomb Larose, "Holcombe, Eli Denio," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 5 Apr 2002.

Myron McRoberts Holcombe1

b. 23 September 1866, d. 21 November 1938
     Myron McRoberts Holcombe was born on 23 September 1866 at Isle La Motte, Grand Isle Co., VT. He was the son of Eli Denio Holcombe and Jane Stockman. Myron McRoberts Holcombe married Sarah Crawford, daughter of George Crawford and Mary (?), on 20 June 1902. Myron McRoberts Holcombe died on 21 November 1938 at Isle La Motte, Grand Isle Co., VT, at age 72.2

"Myron M. Holcomb went to N.Y.C. where he became a sea Captain, plying beween N(ew) Y(ork) C(ity) (New York, USA) and Nova Scotia (CANADA). He and family return to Isle LaMotte (Grand Isle County, VT) in 1914. (He) was Toll Keeper, (of the) Is.L.M.--Alburgh Bridge." (Source: Stratton, p.344)

Myron and Sarah were enumerated in the 1920 Isle La Motte Town, Grand Isle Co., VT, federal census. He was 53, she was 47. Children in the household were Mabel C. age 17, and Eleanor, age 12.

Myron M. and Sarah were enumerated in the 1930 Isle La Motte Town, Grand Isle Co., VT, federal census, handwriten page 1A, stamped page 266, dwelling 12, family 12. He was 64, she was 54. Mabel C. age 26, and Eleanor E. age 21 were also in the household.

Children of Myron McRoberts Holcombe and Sarah Crawford

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 107.2/Item A-8-1-1-8-2-1-2-8.
  2. [S384] Donna Holcomb Larose, "Holcombe, Eli Denio," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 5 Apr 2002.

Braman Everett Holcombe

b. 1 December 1868, d. 1 April 1901
     Braman Everett Holcombe was born on 1 December 1868 at Isle La Motte, Grand Isle Co., VT. He was the son of Eli Denio Holcombe and Jane Stockman. Braman Everett Holcombe died on 1 April 1901 at Toledo, Lewis Co., WA, at age 32; "shot and killed."1 He was buried at North Cemetery, Isle La Motte, Grand Isle Co., VT.1

Citations

  1. [S384] Donna Holcomb Larose, "Holcombe, Eli Denio," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 5 Apr 2002.

Jennie Louella Holcombe1

b. 20 December 1870, d. 8 February 1956
     Jennie Louella Holcombe was born on 20 December 1870 at Isle La Motte, Grand Isle Co., VT. She was the daughter of Eli Denio Holcombe and Jane Stockman. Jennie Louella Holcombe died on 8 February 1956 at Norfolk, Norfolk Co., VA, at age 85.2

Children of Jennie Louella Holcombe and Archie Sowles

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 107.2/Item A-8-1-1-8-2-1-2-10.
  2. [S384] Donna Holcomb Larose, "Holcombe, Eli Denio," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 5 Apr 2002.

Charles Clement Holcombe1

b. 27 October 1873
     Charles Clement Holcombe was born on 27 October 1873 at Isle La Motte, Grand Isle Co., VT. He was the son of Eli Denio Holcombe and Jane Stockman. Charles Clement Holcombe married Jane Crawford.

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 107.2/Item A-8-1-1-8-2-1-2-11.

Elizabeth Warriner

d. 7 June 1684
     Elizabeth Warriner married John Strong Jr., son of Elder John Strong and Marjorie Dean, in 1664. Elizabeth Warriner died on 7 June 1684.

Children of Elizabeth Warriner and John Strong Jr.

Elder John Strong1,2,3,4,5

b. circa 1605, d. 14 April 1699
     Elder John Strong was born circa 1605 at Chard, Somerset, England. He married Marjorie Dean. Elder John Strong married Abigail Ford, daughter of Thomas Ford and Elizabeth Charde, circa 1636. Elder John Strong died on 14 April 1699 at Northampton, MA.

John Strong was born in Taunton, England, in 1605, whence he removed to London and afterwards to Plymouth. Having strong Puritan sympathies he sailed from Plymouth for the new world, March 20, 1630, in company with 140 persons, and among them Rev. Messrs. John Warham and John Maverick and Messrs. John Mason and Roger Clapp, in the ship Mary and John (Capt. Squeb) and arrived at Nantasket, Mass. (Hull), about twelve miles southeast from Boston, after a passage of more than seventy days in length, on Sunday, May 30, 1630.

The original destination of the vessel was Charles River; but an unfortunate misunderstanding which arose between the captain and the passengers, resulted in their being put summarily ashore by him at Nantasket. After searching for a few days, for a good place in which to settle and make homes for themselves, they decided upon the spot, which they called Dorchester, in memory of the endeared home in England which many of them had left, and especially of its revered pastor, Rev. John White, "the great patron of New England emigration," who had especially encouraged them to come hither. 3

Though John has been said to have come on the 1630 voyage of the Mary and John, there is no proof of it, all passenger lists for that voyage being hypothetical.

Robert Charles Anderson in NEHGR, April 1993, addressed the many different lists of passengers on the Mary and John. He went about objectively establishing specific criteria for determining the likelihood that a specific individual was on the ship. By the criteria he established, which seem reasonable, Mr. Anderson concluded that Elder John Strong is not likely to have come on the Mary and John in 1630. Those that Mr. Anderson concluded had a solid basis for being considered passengers were: Roger Clap, George Ludlow, Roger Ludlow, John Maverick, Richard Southcott, Thomas Southcott, and John Warham. Additional passengers, based on other criteria were: Aaron Cooke, George Dyer, Thomas Ford, William Gaylord, John Holman, Thomas Lombard, Richard Louge, William Phelps, William Rockwell, Henry Smith, Thomas Stoughton, Stephen Terry, Nicholas Upsall, and Henry Wolcott. Another group of families, with less reliable connection to the Mary and John were John Benham, Bygod Eggleston, Christopher Gibson, Matthew Grant, John Greenway, John Hoskins, William Hulbird, Davy Johnson, George Phillips, John Phillips, John Pierce, and Roger Williams. Mr. Anderson assigns five other families that do not meet his criteria, but may, for other reasons, have been on the Mary and John: John Drake, John Gallop, Johathan Gillet, Nathan Gillet, and Henry Way. Mr. Anderson does not mention Elder John Strong anywhere in his discussion. However, he does leave room for three or four families that would be unaccounted for if the total number of passengers was 140. The information here, whether it describes John's voyage specifically or not, does describe the similar circumstances which brought him to Dorchester.

In 1635, after having assisted in founding and developing the town of Dorchester, John Strong removed to Hingham, Mass., and on March 9, 1636, took the freeman's oath at Boston. His stay at Hingham was short, as on Dec 4, 1638, he is found to have been an inhabitant and proprietor of Taunton, Mass., and to have been made in that year a freeman of Plymouth Colony. He remained at Taunton, as late at any rate as 1645, as he was a deputy thence to the General court in Plymouth, in 1641, 1643, and 1644. From Taunton he removed to Windsor, CT, where he was appointed with four others, Capt. John Mason, Roger Ludlow, Israel Stoughton, and Henry Wolcott, all very leading men in the infant colony, "to superintend and bring forward the settlement of that place," which had been settled a few years before (1636) by a portion of the same colony that with him had founded Dorchester. Windsor was in fact called at first, and for several years (1636-1650), Dorchester. 3

In 1659 he removed from Windsor to Northampton, Mass., of which he was one of the first and most active founders, as he had been previously of Dorchester, Hingham, Taunton, and Windsor. In Northampton he lived for forty years, and was a leading man in the affairs of the town and of the church. He was a tanner and very prosperous in his business. His tannery was located on what is now the southwest corner of Market and Main streets near the rail road depot. He owned at different times, as appears by records in the county clerk's office, some two hundred acres of land in and around Northampton. 3

Continuing research in the Strong Family is being coordinated by the Strong Family Association of America, Inc. that can be contacted through the Corresponding Secretary, Helen M. Stoutnar 10667 So. Ave 10 E-71 Yuma AZ 85365–7008. The association has published 5 additional books of about 1000 pages each on additional descendants.

Child of Elder John Strong and Marjorie Dean

Children of Elder John Strong and Abigail Ford

Citations

  1. [S52] Henry R. Stiles History of Ancient Windsor II, Vol. I:Pg. 743.
  2. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 28.
  3. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong.
  4. [S55] Maude Pinney Kuhns, The MARY AND JOHN, Pages 6, 74-77.
  5. [S159] Mary Lovering Holman, Ancestry of Colonel John Harrington Stevens and his wife Frances Helen Miller, Pages 348-353.

Abigail Ford

d. 6 July 1688
     Abigail Ford was the daughter of Thomas Ford and Elizabeth Charde. Abigail Ford married Elder John Strong circa 1636. Abigail Ford died on 6 July 1688 at Northampton, MA.

Children of Abigail Ford and Elder John Strong

Marjorie Dean

     Marjorie Dean married Elder John Strong.

Child of Marjorie Dean and Elder John Strong

Thomas Strong1,2,3

b. circa 1636, d. 3 October 1689
     Thomas Strong was born circa 1636 at Hingham, MA.4 He was the son of Elder John Strong and Abigail Ford. Thomas Strong married Mary Hewett, daughter of Rev. Ephraim Hewett, on 5 December 1660 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.4,5 Thomas Strong married Rachel Holton, daughter of William Holton and Mary (?), on 10 October 1671 at Northampton, MA.4 Thomas Strong died on 3 October 1689 at Northampton, MA.4

Thomas was a trooper in 1658, at Windsor, under Major Mason (recorded March 11, 1657-8). He removed to Northampton with his father in 1659. When Thomas died, his second wife Rachel married Nathan Bradley and took the younger Strong children into southern Connecticut.

Of his 15 children, nine of whom were under 15 years of age, all but one were living at his death, after which one more also was born. He died intestate. His estate was inventoried at £379 14s. The estate of his son Hewett was £28, and divided equally between his three brothers and sister, children of mary Hewett. John, brother of hewett d. insolvent. Thomas Strong was a farmer.

By the will of thomas Strong his eldest son Thomas had "half the house and homestead forever; hoping he will come and live there and so be a help to his mother-in-law." The mother had 'the whole of the rest of the estate for five years to bring up the children; then the estate to be divided according to law, Thomas to have a double portion -- he to pay if half of the whole is too much."

(Rev. Ephraim Hewett had been a minister in Wraxall, Warwickshire, Eng., and being proceeded against by Archbishop Laud, in 1638, for neglecting ceremonies, came to this country in 1639. "he was," says Allen, "a man of superior talents and eminent usefulness." He was settled in 1639 as colleague with Rev. John Warham in Windsor. He died Sept. 4, 1644. His wife's name was Isabel.

Deacon William Holton was one of the first settlers of Hartford, Ct., and one of the eight original petitioners for liberty to plant and settle at Nonotuck (Northampton), whither he went in 1653. When the first board of magistrates was appointed in 1665 by the General court, it consisted of William Holton, Thomas Bascom and Edward Elmore. he was the first deacon of the church of Northampton (ordained June 13, 1663), and a representative to the General court (1667-69). He died Aug. 12, 1691, at age about 80. His widow mary died Nov 16, 1691. His daughter Sarah married Nov 18, 1656, Capt. John King of Northampton, whose grand-daughter, Experience King (daughter of Lt. John King, Jr., of Northampton, and Mehitable Pomeroy) married Col. Timothy Dwight of Northampton, grandfather of President Timothy Dwight of Yale College. His second daughter Mary married November 18, 1656, David Burt, whose daughter, Mary Burt, married Dr. Thomas Hastings of Hadley , Mass., the ancestor of Thomas Hastings, Esq., Musical Doctor and Composer in New York. His remaining daughter Ruth married Feb 5, 1663, Joseph Baker and afterwards for her 2nd husband Thomas Lyman (son of Richard Lyman the settler). They were the parents of Noah Lyman father of the celebrated Gen. Phinehas Lyman of Suffield, Ct., and of Ebenezer Lyman his brother, whose granddaughter, Esther Lyman, was the mother of Rev. Dr. Lyman Beecher.).

Children of Thomas Strong and Mary Hewett

Children of Thomas Strong and Rachel Holton

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, page 28.
  2. [S52] Henry R. Stiles History of Ancient Windsor II, Vol. II:Pg. 743.
  3. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Vol. I:Pgs. 228-229.
  4. [S369] The Strong Family Association of America Strong Update Vol 2, Page 1.
  5. [S695] Edwin Stanley Welles, Welles, page 9.

Rachel Holton

b. circa 1650
     Rachel Holton was born circa 1650 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of William Holton and Mary (?). Rachel Holton married Thomas Strong, son of Elder John Strong and Abigail Ford, on 10 October 1671 at Northampton, MA.1

Children of Rachel Holton and Thomas Strong

Citations

  1. [S369] The Strong Family Association of America Strong Update Vol 2, Page 1.

Mary Hewett

d. 20 February 1670
     Mary Hewett was the daughter of Rev. Ephraim Hewett. Mary Hewett married Thomas Strong, son of Elder John Strong and Abigail Ford, on 5 December 1660 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.1,2 Mary Hewett died on 20 February 1670.

Children of Mary Hewett and Thomas Strong

Citations

  1. [S369] The Strong Family Association of America Strong Update Vol 2, Page 1.
  2. [S695] Edwin Stanley Welles, Welles, page 9.

Jedediah Strong1,2,3,4

b. 7 May 1637, d. 22 May 1733
     Jedediah Strong was born on 7 May 1637 at Hingham, MA.5 He was the son of Elder John Strong and Abigail Ford. Jedediah Strong was baptized on 14 April 1639 at Taunton, MA. He married Freedom Woodward, daughter of Henry Woodward and Elizabeth (?), on 18 November 1662 at Northampton, MA.6,5,7 Jedediah Strong married Abigail Bartlett on 19 December 1681.6,7,5 Jedediah Strong married Mary Hart, daughter of Stephen Hart, on 5 January 1691/92 at Northampton, MA.5,7 Jedediah Strong died on 22 May 1733 at Coventry, Tolland Co., CT, at age 96.5

"He was a a farmer at Northampton until 1709, when at the age of 70 years and upwards he removed with his family to Coventry, Ct., where 24 years afterwards he died. During the years 1677-8 & 9, he was paid 18 shillings a year for blowing the trumpet on Sunday to summon the people to church. He lived with his first wife 19 years, with his second 7, and with his third wife 9, and notwithstanding his three marriages spent 33 years as a widower, and 61 unmarried.

"Mary died from the injury which she received the day previous, by the fall of the horse on which she was riding (on a pillion behind her husband), when just started well upon their way to Coventry, together, to visit their children. the record reads thus at Northampton: "Oct. 9, 1710, Jedediah Strong and wife set out early in the morning to visit their children, at Coventry; but when they came against the Falls (at S. Hadley) among the broad smooth stones, the horse's feet slipped up and he fell flat on the off side and by the fall killed the woman: though she was not quite dead then, but had life in her until the next day -- yet never spoke a word." -- Benjamin Dwight

There are apparently many misconceptions about the identities of Jedediah's three wives. Kathleen Fenton discusses their identities at length in The Connecticut Nutmegger of September 2000.

Children of Jedediah Strong and Freedom Woodward

Child of Jedediah Strong and Abigail Bartlett

Citations

  1. [S52] Henry R. Stiles History of Ancient Windsor II, Vol. II:Pg 743.
  2. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 28.
  3. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Vol. II:Pgs. 769-771.
  4. [S276] Kathleen Fenton, "Wives of Jedediah Strong", Pages 184-189.
  5. [S370] The Strong Family Association of America Strong Update Vol 1, page 1.
  6. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Volume II, Page 769.
  7. [S276] Kathleen Fenton, "Wives of Jedediah Strong."

Freedom Woodward

b. 1642, d. 17 May 1681
     Freedom Woodward was baptized in 1642 at Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA. She was the daughter of Henry Woodward and Elizabeth (?). Freedom Woodward married Jedediah Strong, son of Elder John Strong and Abigail Ford, on 18 November 1662 at Northampton, MA.1,2,3 Freedom Woodward died on 17 May 1681.

Children of Freedom Woodward and Jedediah Strong

Citations

  1. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Volume II, Page 769.
  2. [S370] The Strong Family Association of America Strong Update Vol 1, page 1.
  3. [S276] Kathleen Fenton, "Wives of Jedediah Strong."

Justice Joseph Strong1,2

b. 2 December 1672, d. 23 December 1763
     Justice Joseph Strong was born on 2 December 1672 at Northampton, MA.3 He was the son of Thomas Strong and Rachel Holton. Justice Joseph Strong married Sarah Allen, daughter of Nehemiah Allen and Sarah Woodford, in 1694 at Northampton, MA. Justice Joseph Strong married Ruth (?) on 15 September 1724. Justice Joseph Strong died on 23 December 1763 at Coventry, Tolland Co., CT, at age 91.3

Town treasurer and selectman of Coventry, first representative from Coventry in the Connecticut General Assembly.

He moved from Northampton to Coventry, in March, 1716, seven years after the first settlement of that town. He was a farmer, and a man of property and consideration. He helf various town offices of importance, as town treasurer in 1716; selectman for six years; and justice of the peace for many years from 1723 onwards. In 1721, the first year that Coventry was represented in the Colonial Legislature, he was sent to it as the representative of the town. There wre two sessions yearly of the Legislature, in May and October, until 1819. Justice Joseph Strong was for fifty-two times elected a member of the Legislature and including extra sessions was during sixty-five sessions a member of the General Assembly of Connecticut. He was moderator of the first town-meeting held April 23, 1718, and often afterwards of others, holding the office for the last time Arpil 11, 1763, when 90 years old. He was a member of the Colonial Legislature for the last time in May 1762, when 89 years old, his son Phinehas being the other representative with him from Coventry.

Children of Justice Joseph Strong and Sarah Allen

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 28.
  2. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Vol. I:Pgs. 229, 308-310.
  3. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Volume 1, page 308, number 4081-3.

Sarah Allen

b. 22 August 1672, d. before 15 September 1724
     Sarah Allen was born on 22 August 1672 at Northampton, MA. She was the daughter of Nehemiah Allen and Sarah Woodford. Sarah Allen married Justice Joseph Strong, son of Thomas Strong and Rachel Holton, in 1694 at Northampton, MA. Sarah Allen died before 15 September 1724.

Children of Sarah Allen and Justice Joseph Strong

Capt. Joseph Strong Jr.1,2

b. 25 July 1701, d. 9 April 1773
     Capt. Joseph Strong Jr. was born on 25 July 1701 at Northampton, MA. He was the son of Justice Joseph Strong and Sarah Allen. Capt. Joseph Strong Jr. married Elizabeth Strong, daughter of Preserved Strong and Tabitha Lee, on 12 May 1724 at Coventry, Tolland Co., CT. Capt. Joseph Strong Jr. died on 9 April 1773 at Coventry, Tolland Co., CT, at age 71.3

A farmer in Coventry, Ct; for 13 years a selectman; for a long time justice of the peace; and for 34 years (1729-73), deacon of the First Congregational church. He was for nine sessions a member of the General Assembly and was much in public life. 4

Children of Capt. Joseph Strong Jr. and Elizabeth Strong

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 27.
  2. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Vol. I:Pg. 330-331.
  3. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Volume 1, page 330, number 5735-6.
  4. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong.

Preserved Strong1,2

b. 29 March 1680, d. 26 September 1765
     Tabitha was Preserved's step-sister. Preserved Strong was born on 29 March 1680 at Northampton, MA. He was the son of Jedediah Strong and Freedom Woodward. Preserved Strong married Tabitha Lee, daughter of John Lee and Mary Hart, on 23 October 1701 at Northampton, MA. Preserved Strong died on 26 September 1765 at Coventry, Tolland Co., CT, at age 85.

Child of Preserved Strong and Tabitha Lee

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 28.
  2. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Volume II, Page 986.

Tabitha Lee

b. circa 1677, d. 23 June 1750
     Tabitha Lee was born circa 1677. She was the daughter of John Lee and Mary Hart. Tabitha Lee married Preserved Strong, son of Jedediah Strong and Freedom Woodward, on 23 October 1701 at Northampton, MA. Tabitha Lee died on 23 June 1750 at Coventry, Tolland Co., CT.

Child of Tabitha Lee and Preserved Strong

Elizabeth Strong

b. 27 September 1704, d. 1 May 1792
     Elizabeth Strong was born on 27 September 1704 at Northampton, MA. She was the daughter of Preserved Strong and Tabitha Lee. Elizabeth Strong married Capt. Joseph Strong Jr., son of Justice Joseph Strong and Sarah Allen, on 12 May 1724 at Coventry, Tolland Co., CT. Elizabeth Strong died on 1 May 1792 at Coventry, Tolland Co., CT, at age 87.

Children of Elizabeth Strong and Capt. Joseph Strong Jr.

Deacon Benajah Strong1,2

b. 13 October 1740, d. 25 November 1809
     Selectman of Coventry and member of the Connecticut General Assembly in 1781 who responded to the Lexington Alarm under Capt. Elias Buell of Coventry and served as private and corporal. Deacon Benajah Strong was born on 13 October 1740 at Coventry, Tolland Co., CT. He was the son of Capt. Joseph Strong Jr. and Elizabeth Strong. Deacon Benajah Strong married Lucy Bishop, daughter of Caleb Bishop and Keziah Hibbard, on 9 March 1769 at Coventry, Tolland Co., CT. Deacon Benajah Strong married Sarah Coleman, daughter of Ebenezer Coleman and Sarah Brown, on 29 April 1784. Deacon Benajah Strong died on 25 November 1809 at Coventry, Tolland Co., CT, at age 69.

Children of Deacon Benajah Strong and Lucy Bishop

Child of Deacon Benajah Strong and Sarah Coleman

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 27.
  2. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Vol. I:Pg. 414.

Lucy Bishop

b. 21 December 1747, d. 27 November 1783
     Lucy Bishop was born on 21 December 1747 at Norwich, CT. She was the daughter of Caleb Bishop and Keziah Hibbard. Lucy Bishop married Deacon Benajah Strong, son of Capt. Joseph Strong Jr. and Elizabeth Strong, on 9 March 1769 at Coventry, Tolland Co., CT. Lucy Bishop died on 27 November 1783 at Coventry, Tolland Co., CT, at age 35.

Children of Lucy Bishop and Deacon Benajah Strong

Dr. Joseph Strong1,2

b. 10 March 1770, d. 24 April 1812
     Dr. Joseph Strong was born on 10 March 1770 at South Coventry, CT. He was the son of Deacon Benajah Strong and Lucy Bishop. Dr. Joseph Strong was graduated in 1788 at Yale College. He married Rebecca Young on 8 September 1796 at Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Joseph Strong died on 24 April 1812 at Yellow Fever, Philadelphia, PA, at age 42.

Joseph studied medicine under Dr. Lemuel Hopkins of Hartford, 1788-1790, and Dr. Benjamin Rush at the School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 1791-1792. Strong first practiced at Middletown, CT, was a surgeon's mate in the legion of General Anthony Wayne in the Ohio campaign against the Indians (appointed 4 may 1792, resigned 1 May 1796) and lived thereafter in Philadelphia. A leading local physician, he was also a major promoter of the Philadelphia Society for the Encouragement of Domestic manufactures, invented teh axle tourniquet for the control of bleeding during surrgical operations (patent dated 29 Jan 1801), and died intestate, aged 42 years, 1 month, and 14 days, of yellow fever.

Children of Dr. Joseph Strong and Rebecca Young

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 21.
  2. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Vol. I:Pg. 414.

Rebecca Young

b. 5 May 1779, d. 8 June 1862
     Rebecca Young was born on 5 May 1779 at Philadelphia, PA. She married Dr. Joseph Strong, son of Deacon Benajah Strong and Lucy Bishop, on 8 September 1796 at Philadelphia, PA. Rebecca Young died on 8 June 1862 at Piqua, OH, at age 83.

Children of Rebecca Young and Dr. Joseph Strong

Eleanor Strong1

b. circa 1802, d. 9 July 1863
     Eleanor Strong was born circa 1802 at Philadelphia, PA. She was the daughter of Dr. Joseph Strong and Rebecca Young. Eleanor Strong married John Wood, son of George Wood and Elizabeth Conner, on 13 March 1823 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Chillicothe, OH. Eleanor Strong died on 9 July 1863 at New York City, NY.2

Children of Eleanor Strong and John Wood

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 21.
  2. [S640] Ricahrd K. Evans, Ancestry of Diana, page 19.

John Wood

b. 29 July 1785, d. 29 January 1848
     John Wood was born on 29 July 1785. He was the son of George Wood and Elizabeth Conner. John Wood married Eleanor Strong, daughter of Dr. Joseph Strong and Rebecca Young, on 13 March 1823 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Chillicothe, OH. John Wood died on 29 January 1848 at Chillicothe, OH, at age 62.

Children of John Wood and Eleanor Strong

Lucy Strong

b. 17 September 1797, d. 27 August 1860
     Lucy Strong was born on 17 September 1797 at Philadelphia, PA. She was the daughter of Dr. Joseph Strong and Rebecca Young. Lucy Strong married Col. William Key Bond. Lucy Strong died on 27 August 1860 at Cincinnati, OH, at age 62.

Joseph Strong Jr.

b. 26 June 1799, d. 1857
     Professor at Maryland Military Academy. Joseph Strong Jr. was born on 26 June 1799 at Philadelphia, PA. He was the son of Dr. Joseph Strong and Rebecca Young. Joseph Strong Jr. died in 1857 at Baltimore, MD.

Peter Young Strong

b. 28 April 1801
     Peter Young Strong was born on 28 April 1801 at Philadelphia, PA. He was the son of Dr. Joseph Strong and Rebecca Young.

William Young Strong1

b. 26 June 1806, d. 23 March 1866
     William Young Strong was born on 26 June 1806 at Philadelphia, PA. He was the son of Dr. Joseph Strong and Rebecca Young. William Young Strong married Annie Massie, daughter of Gen. Nathaniel Massie and Susan Everard, on 3 February 1835 at Jefferson Co., KY. William Young Strong died on 23 March 1866 at Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN, at age 59.

Children of William Young Strong and Annie Massie

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 125.

Rebecca Strong

b. 25 September 1808
     Rebecca Strong was born on 25 September 1808 at Philadelphia, PA. She was the daughter of Dr. Joseph Strong and Rebecca Young.

Lavinia Strong

b. 19 August 1810
     Lavinia Strong was born on 19 August 1810 at Philadelphia, PA. She was the daughter of Dr. Joseph Strong and Rebecca Young.

Thomas James Wood

     Thomas James Wood was the son of John Wood and Eleanor Strong.

Ellen Wood1

b. 18 July 1831, d. 22 February 1877
     Ellen Wood was born on 18 July 1831 at Chillicothe, OH.2 She was the daughter of John Wood and Eleanor Strong. Ellen Wood married Frank Work on 19 February 1857 at New York City, NY. Ellen Wood died on 22 February 1877 at New York City, NY, at age 45.2

Child of Ellen Wood and Frank Work

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 23.
  2. [S640] Ricahrd K. Evans, Ancestry of Diana, page 13.

Frank Work

b. 10 February 1819, d. 16 March 1911
     Frank Work was born on 10 February 1819 at Chillicothe, OH. He married Ellen Wood, daughter of John Wood and Eleanor Strong, on 19 February 1857 at New York City, NY. Frank Work died on 16 March 1911 at New York City, NY, at age 92.

Child of Frank Work and Ellen Wood

Frances Eleanor Work

b. 27 October 1857, d. 26 January 1947
     Frances Eleanor Work was born on 27 October 1857 at New York City, NY.1,2 She was the daughter of Frank Work and Ellen Wood. Frances Eleanor Work married James Boothby Burke Roche on 22 September 1880 at Christ Church, New York City, NY.2 Frances Eleanor Work and James Boothby Burke Roche were divorced on 3 March 1891 at Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE.2 Frances Eleanor Work died on 26 January 1947 at New York City, NY, at age 89.1,2

Child of Frances Eleanor Work and James Boothby Burke Roche

Citations

  1. [S640] Ricahrd K. Evans, Ancestry of Diana, page 9.
  2. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, page 24.

James Boothby Burke Roche

b. 28 July 1852, d. 30 October 1920
     James Boothby Burke Roche was born on 28 July 1852 at Twyford Abby, Middlesex, England. He married Frances Eleanor Work, daughter of Frank Work and Ellen Wood, on 22 September 1880 at Christ Church, New York City, NY.1 James Boothby Burke Roche and Frances Eleanor Work were divorced on 3 March 1891 at Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE.1 James Boothby Burke Roche died on 30 October 1920 at Artillery Mansions, Westminster, London, England, at age 68. He was buried on 3 November 1920.

Child of James Boothby Burke Roche and Frances Eleanor Work

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, page 24.

Edmund Maurice Burke Roche 4th Baron Fermoy

b. 15 May 1885, d. 8 July 1955
     Edmund Maurice Burke Roche 4th Baron Fermoy was born on 15 May 1885 at Chelsea, England.1,2 He was the son of James Boothby Burke Roche and Frances Eleanor Work.2 Edmund Maurice Burke Roche 4th Baron Fermoy married Ruth Sylvia Smith-Gill on 17 September 1931 at St. Devenick's, Bieldside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.2 Edmund Maurice Burke Roche 4th Baron Fermoy died on 8 July 1955 at King's Lynn, Norfolk, England, at age 70.1,2

Child of Edmund Maurice Burke Roche 4th Baron Fermoy and Ruth Sylvia Smith-Gill

Citations

  1. [S640] Ricahrd K. Evans, Ancestry of Diana, page 7.
  2. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, page 24.
  3. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, page 25.