Benajah Strong

     Benajah Strong was the son of Selah Strong and Abigail Terry.

Child of Benajah Strong and Martha Mills

Joanna Strong

     Joanna Strong was the daughter of Benajah Strong and Martha Mills. Joanna Strong married William Floyd in 1783.

William Floyd1

b. 17 December 1734, d. 4 August 1821
     William Floyd was born on 17 December 1734. He married Hannah Jones in 1760. William Floyd married Joanna Strong, daughter of Benajah Strong and Martha Mills, in 1783. William Floyd died on 4 August 1821 at age 86.

William Floyd was the first delegate from New York that signed the Declaration of Independence. His father was Nicoll Floyd, an opulent and respectable landholder, whose ancestors came to America from Wales, about the year 1680, and settled on Long Island. The father of William died while his son was young, and left him heir to a large estate.
The early education of young Floyd, by no means corresponded to the wealth and ability of his father. His studies were limited to a few of the useful branches of knowledge, and these were left unfinished, in consequence of the death of that gentleman. The native powers of Floyd were, however, respectable, and his house being the resort of an extensive circle of connections and acquaintance, which included many intelligent and distinguished families, his mind, by the intercourse which he thus enjoyed with those who were enlightened and improved, became stored with rich and varied knowledge. His wealth enabled him to practice a generous hospitality, and few enjoyed the society of friends with more pleasure.
At an early period in the controversy between Great Britain and the colonies, the feelings of Mr. Floyd were strongly enlisted in the cause of the latter. He was a friend to the people; and, with zeal and ardor, entered into every measure which seemed calculated to ensure to them their just rights. These sentiments on his part excited a reciprocal confidence on the part of the people, and led to his appointment as a delegate from New-York to the first Continental Congress, which met in Philadelphia on the fifth of September, 1774. In the measures adopted by that body, so justly eulogized by the advocates of freedom, from that day to the present, Mr. Floyd most heartily concurred.
In the following year, he was again elected a delegate to congress, and continued a member of that body until after the Declaration of American Independence. On that occasion, he assisted in dissolving the political bonds which had united the colonies to the British government; and in consequence of which, they had suffered numberless oppressions for years. Into other measures of congress, Mr. Floyd entered with zeal. He served on numerous important committees, and by his fidelity rendered essential service to the patriotic cause.
It was the lot of not a few, while thus devoted to the public good, to experience the destructive effects of the war upon their property, or the serious inconveniences arising from it in relation to their families. In both these respects Mr. Floyd suffered severely. While at Philadelphia, attending upon congress, the American troops evacuated Long Island, which was taken possession of by the British army. On this latter event, the family of Mr. Floyd were obliged to flee for safety to Connecticut. His house was occupied by a company of horsemen, which made it the place of their rendezvous during the remainder of the war. Thus, for nearly seven years, Mr. Floyd and his family were refugees from their habitation, nor did he, during this long period, derive any benefit from his landed estate.
In the year 1777, General Floyd (we give him this military appellation, from the circumstance of his having some time before been appointed to the command of the militia on Long Island) was appointed a senator of the state of New York, under the new constitution. In this body, he assisted to organize the government, and to accommodate the code of laws to the changes which had recently been effected in the political condition of the state.
In October, 1778, he was again elected to represent the state of New York in the Continental Congress. From this time, until the expiration of the first congress, under the federal constitution, General Floyd was either a member of the national assembly, or a member of the senate of New York. In this latter body, he maintained a distinguished rank, and was often called to preside over its deliberations, when the lieutenant governor left the chair.
In 1784, he purchased an uninhabited tract of land upon the Mohawk River. To the clearing and subduing of this tract, he devoted the leisure of several successive summers. Under his skilful management, and persevering labors, a considerable portion of the tract was converted into a well cultivated farm; and hither, in 1803, he removed his residence. Although, at this time, he was advanced in life, his bodily strength and activity were much greater than often pertain to men of fewer years. He enjoyed unusual health, until a year or two before his death. The faculties of his mind continued unimpaired to the last. A little previous to his death, he appeared to be affected with a general debility, which continuing to increase, the lamp of life was at length extinguished. This event occurred on the 4th of August, 1821, and when he had attained to the extraordinary age of eighty-seven years.
In his person, General Floyd was of a middle stature. He possessed a natural dignity, which seldom failed to impress those into whose company he was thrown. He appeared to enjoy the pleasures of private life, yet in his manners he was less familiar, and in his disposition less affable, than most men. Few men, however, were more respected. He was eminently a practical man. The projects to which he gave his sanction, or which he attempted, were those which judgment could approve. When his purposes were once formed, he seldom found reason to alter them. His firmness and resolution were not often equaled.
In his political character, there was much to admire. He was uniform and independent. He manifested great candor and sincerity towards those from whom he happened to differ; and such was his well known integrity, that his motives were rarely, if ever, impeached. He seldom took part in the public discussion of a subject, nor was he dependent upon others for the opinions which he adopted. His views were his own, and his opinions the result of reason and reflection. If the public estimation of a man be a just criterion by which to judge of him, General Floyd was excelled by few of his contemporaries, since, for more than fifty years he was honored with offices of trust and responsibility by his fellow citizens.

Hannah Floyd was the mother of three children, one son and two daughters. Nicoll Floyd, the oldest of the children, married Phebe Gelston, daughter of David Gelston of New York. Mary Floyd, the eldest daughter, married Col. Benjamin Tallmadge of Litchfield, Conn., and Catharine, the second, married Dr. Samuel Clarkson of Philadelphia.
In 1783, General Floyd married as his second wife Joanna Strong of Setauket, L. I., by whom he had two children, Ann, who married, first George W. Clinton, son of the Vice-President, and second, Abraham Varick of New York. Eliza, the youngest married James Platt of Utica.

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 42.

Sarah Strong1

b. 1656, d. 10 February 1733
     Sarah Strong was born in 1656 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Elder John Strong and Abigail Ford. Sarah Strong married Joseph Barnard, son of Francis Barnard and Hannah (?), on 19 December 1675. Sarah Strong married Capt. Jonathan Wells on 23 September 1698. Sarah Strong died on 10 February 1733.

Children of Sarah Strong and Joseph Barnard

Citations

  1. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Vol. II:Pg. 1465.

Joseph Barnard1

d. 6 September 1695
     Joseph Barnard was the son of Francis Barnard and Hannah (?) Died from wounds recieved from Indians in the Deerfield Massacre. Joseph Barnard married Sarah Strong, daughter of Elder John Strong and Abigail Ford, on 19 December 1675. Joseph Barnard died on 6 September 1695.

Children of Joseph Barnard and Sarah Strong

Citations

  1. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Vol. II:Pg. 1465.

Ebenezer Barnard

b. 13 March 1696
     Ebenezer Barnard was born on 13 March 1696. He was the son of Joseph Barnard and Sarah Strong.

Children of Ebenezer Barnard and Elizabeth Foster

Abner Barnard

     Abner Barnard was the son of Ebenezer Barnard and Elizabeth Foster.

Child of Abner Barnard and Rachel Catlin

Sylvester Barnard

     Sylvester Barnard was the son of Abner Barnard and Rachel Catlin.

Child of Sylvester Barnard and Sarah Grosse

Robert Foster Barnard

     Robert Foster Barnard was the son of Sylvester Barnard and Sarah Grosse.

Child of Robert Foster Barnard and Augusta Porter

Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard1

b. 1809, d. 1889
     American mathematician and educator, born in Sheffield, Massachusetts, and educated at Yale College (now Yale University). He was professor of natural philosophy, mathematics, and English literature at the University of Alabama from 1837 to 1848 and of chemistry and natural history until 1854. In 1855 he was professor of astronomy and mathematics at the University of Mississippi and in 1856 became president of that institution, serving as its chancellor from 1858 to 1861. Barnard became one of the incorporators of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and also its president in 1860; in 1863 he was one of the incorporators of the National Academy of Sciences. He became president of Columbia College (now Columbia University) in 1864 and served in that office until 1889. Barnard was an advocate of higher education for women, and Barnard College was named in his honor.

"Barnard, Frederick Augustus Porter," Microsoft(R) Encarta(R) 98 Encyclopedia. (c) 1993-1997 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard was born in 1809. He was the son of Robert Foster Barnard and Augusta Porter. Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard died in 1889.

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 36.

Ruth Strong1

b. 4 February 1688
     Ruth Strong married William Dudley, son of Joseph Dudley. Ruth Strong was born on 4 February 1688. She was the daughter of Thomas Strong and Rachel Holton.

Children of Ruth Strong and William Dudley

Citations

  1. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Vol. I:Pg. 230.

William Dudley

     William Dudley was the son of Joseph Dudley. William Dudley married Ruth Strong, daughter of Thomas Strong and Rachel Holton.

Children of William Dudley and Ruth Strong

Lucy Dudley

     Lucy Dudley was the daughter of William Dudley and Ruth Strong.

Child of Lucy Dudley and Michael Baldwin

Abraham Baldwin1

b. 1754, d. 1807
     Georgia Congressman, US Senator, founder and first president of Franklin College, later the University of Georgia. Abraham Baldwin was born in 1754. He was the son of Michael Baldwin and Lucy Dudley. Abraham Baldwin died in 1807.

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 35.

Josiah Strong

b. circa 1639, d. young
     Mary Lovering Holman says: "But recent research indicates that he (Josiah) was the same as Joseph, who did die young. Josiah Strong died young. He was born circa 1639. He was the son of Elder John Strong and Abigail Ford.

Elder Ebenezer Strong1

b. 1643, d. 11 February 1729
     A farmer and tanner at Northampton, and like his father, a ruling elder in the church. The tannery (1/4 of an acre) was deeded to him by his father Dec 15, 1688. His estate was inventoried at his death at £950, of which, personal estate £896, and real £44. He willed "all his part in the tan-yard to his son Ebenezer." He was often selectman between 1682 and 1728, and was in earlh life called sergeant and deacon, and was constable in 1679. Elder Ebenezer Strong was born in 1643. He was the son of Elder John Strong and Abigail Ford. Elder Ebenezer Strong married Hannah Clapp, daughter of Nicholas Clapp and Sarah Clapp, on 14 October 1668. Elder Ebenezer Strong died on 11 February 1729.

Children of Elder Ebenezer Strong and Hannah Clapp

Citations

  1. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Vol. II:Pg. 1120.

Mary Strong1

b. 26 October 1654, d. 8 December 1738
     Mary Strong was born on 26 October 1654 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Elder John Strong and Abigail Ford. Mary Strong married Deacon John Clark, son of Lieut. William Clark and Sarah (?), on 20 March 1679. Mary Strong died on 8 December 1738 at age 84.

Children of Mary Strong and Deacon John Clark

Citations

  1. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Vol. II:Pg. 1439.

Deacon John Clark

b. 1651
     Deacon John Clark was born in 1651. He was the son of Lieut. William Clark and Sarah (?) Deacon John Clark married Rebecca Cooper on 12 July 1677. Deacon John Clark married Mary Strong, daughter of Elder John Strong and Abigail Ford, on 20 March 1679.

Child of Deacon John Clark and Rebecca Cooper

Children of Deacon John Clark and Mary Strong

Lieut. William Clark

Child of Lieut. William Clark and Sarah (?)

Child of Lieut. William Clark

Jerijah Strong1

b. 12 December 1665, d. 24 April 1754
     Jerijah Strong was born on 12 December 1665. He was the son of Elder John Strong and Abigail Ford. Jerijah Strong married Thankful Stebbins, daughter of John Stebbins and Abigail Bartlett, on 18 July 1700. Jerijah Strong died on 24 April 1754 at age 88.

Children of Jerijah Strong and Thankful Stebbins

Citations

  1. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Vol. II:Pg. 1475.

Samuel Strong1

b. 5 August 1652, d. 29 October 1732
     Samuel Strong was born on 5 August 1652. He was the son of Elder John Strong and Abigail Ford. Samuel Strong married Esther Clapp, daughter of Edward Clapp, on 19 June 1684. Samuel Strong married Ruth Sheldon, daughter of Isaac Sheldon and Mary Woodford, on 28 October 1698. Samuel Strong died on 29 October 1732 at Northampton, MA, at age 80.

Child of Samuel Strong and Esther Clapp

Citations

  1. [S55] Maude Pinney Kuhns, The MARY AND JOHN, Page 76.

Joseph Strong

b. 5 August 1652, d. young
     Joseph Strong died young. He was born on 5 August 1652. He was the son of Elder John Strong and Abigail Ford.

Alexander Alderman1

b. 1789, d. 5 January 1864
     Alexander Alderman was born in 1789 at CT.1,2 He was the son of Joseph Alderman III and Rosina Alderman.1 Alexander Alderman died on 5 January 1864; single.1

Alexander was enumerated as head of household in the 1850 Windsor, Ashtabula Co., OH, federal census, dwelling 1581, household 1633. He was a farmer age 62, born in CT. His sister Rosina King age 66, and nephews Warham and Whitelsey were also in the household.

Alexander was enumerated as head of household in the 1860 Windsor, Ashtabula Co., OH, federal census. He was 71, a retired farmer. Sister Rosina King, age 77, was also in the household.

Citations

  1. [S359] William Alderman Parker, Alderman, Page 527.
  2. [S67] 1850 Federal Census,, On-line Database.

Thomas Scott

Joanna Ford

     Joanna Ford was the daughter of Thomas Ford and Elizabeth Charde. Joanna Ford married Capt. Roger Clapp, son of William Clapp and Johana Channon, on 6 November 1633.

Children of Joanna Ford and Capt. Roger Clapp

Capt. Roger Clapp1

b. 6 April 1609, d. 2 February 1691
     Capt. Roger Clapp was born on 6 April 1609 at Salcom, Co. Devon, England. He was the son of William Clapp and Johana Channon. Capt. Roger Clapp married Joanna Ford, daughter of Thomas Ford and Elizabeth Charde, on 6 November 1633. Capt. Roger Clapp died on 2 February 1691 at Boston, MA, at age 81.

Roger is best known as the writer of the oft-quoted Memoirs. He was granted land in 1633; was a Lieutenant in the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, 1655; Deputy from Dorchester to the General Copurt, 1647-1671; appointed Commander of the Castle in 1665. He was of the ultra-puritan school, and was intolerant of the innovations attempted by the Antinomians and Quakers. He resigned his post at the Castle upon the dissolution of the First Charter in 1686, unwilling to lend his co-operation to the tyrannical schemes of Governor Andros. He moved to Boston where he died. Roger Clap left four sons and two daughters. Most of the Claps in Northampton and vicinity are his descendants through his son Preserved.

Children of Capt. Roger Clapp and Joanna Ford

Citations

  1. [S55] Maude Pinney Kuhns, The MARY AND JOHN, Page 14.

Abigail Strong1,2,3

b. circa 1645, d. 15 April 1704
     Abigail Strong was born circa 1645. She was the daughter of Elder John Strong and Abigail Ford. Abigail Strong married Rev. Nathaniel Chauncey, son of Rev. Charles Chauncey and Catharine Eyre, on 12 November 1673. Abigail Strong married Deacon Medad Pomeroy, son of Eltweed Pomeroy and Margery Rockett, on 8 September 1686. Abigail Strong died on 15 April 1704.

Children of Abigail Strong and Rev. Nathaniel Chauncey

Child of Abigail Strong and Deacon Medad Pomeroy

Citations

  1. [S55] Maude Pinney Kuhns, The MARY AND JOHN, Page 76.
  2. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Vol II:Pg. 1279-1280.
  3. [S85] Albert A. Pomeroy History and Genealogy of the Pomeroy Family, Vol. I:Pg 138.

Rev. Nathaniel Chauncey1

b. 1639, d. 4 November 1685
     Rev. Nathaniel Chauncey was born in 1639. He was the son of Rev. Charles Chauncey and Catharine Eyre. Rev. Nathaniel Chauncey was graduated in 1661 at Harvard, Cambridge, MA. He married Abigail Strong, daughter of Elder John Strong and Abigail Ford, on 12 November 1673. Rev. Nathaniel Chauncey died on 4 November 1685 at Hatfield, Hampshire Co., MA.

Children of Rev. Nathaniel Chauncey and Abigail Strong

Citations

  1. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Vol. II:Pgs. 1279-1280.

Betsey Alderman1

b. 1792, d. 1844
     Betsey Alderman was born in 1792.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Alderman III and Rosina Alderman.1 Betsey Alderman died in 1844.1

Citations

  1. [S359] William Alderman Parker, Alderman, Page 527.

Return Strong1

b. circa 1641, d. 9 April 1726
     Return Strong was born circa 1641. He was the son of Elder John Strong and Abigail Ford. Return Strong married Sarah Warham, daughter of Rev. John Warham and Jane (?), on 11 May 1664 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.2 Return Strong died on 9 April 1726.

Children of Return Strong and Sarah Warham

Citations

  1. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Vol. II:Pg. 1076.
  2. [S695] Edwin Stanley Welles, Welles, page 10.
  3. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Page 1086.

Elizabeth Strong1,2

b. 24 February 1647/48, d. 11 May 1737
     Elizabeth Strong was born on 24 February 1647/48 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Elder John Strong and Abigail Ford. Elizabeth Strong married Joseph Parsons Jr., son of Cornet Joseph Parsons and Mary Bliss, on 17 March 1668/69 at Northampton, MA. Elizabeth Strong died on 11 May 1737 at Northampton, MA, at age 89.3

Children of Elizabeth Strong and Joseph Parsons Jr.

Citations

  1. [S55] Maude Pinney Kuhns, The MARY AND JOHN, Page 76.
  2. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Vol. II:Pg. 1291-1292.
  3. [S270] Donna Siemiatkoski, "Eleanor Cook."

Joseph Parsons Jr.1,2,3

b. 1 November 1647, d. 29 November 1729
     Joseph Parsons Jr. was born on 1 November 1647 at perhaps CT.4 He was the son of Cornet Joseph Parsons and Mary Bliss. Joseph Parsons Jr. married Elizabeth Strong, daughter of Elder John Strong and Abigail Ford, on 17 March 1668/69 at Northampton, MA. Joseph Parsons Jr. died on 29 November 1729 at Northampton, MA, at age 82.

He was a lawyer and justice of the peace at Northampton, and first judge of the County Court of Hampshire Co., (1698), and was a man of extensive business at all times, and much engaged in political and military life. Joseph and Elizabeth had twins that were born and died on Aug. 15, 1683.5

Children of Joseph Parsons Jr. and Elizabeth Strong

Citations

  1. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Vol. II:Pg. 1291-1292.
  2. [S150] Gerald James Parsons, "unknown short article title."
  3. [S151] Gerald James Parsons, "unknown short article title."
  4. [S270] Donna Siemiatkoski, "Eleanor Cook."
  5. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong.

Experience Strong1

b. 4 August 1650
     Experience Strong was born on 4 August 1650 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Elder John Strong and Abigail Ford. Experience Strong married Zerubbabel Filer, son of Lieut. Walter Filer and Jane (?), on 27 May 1669.

Children of Experience Strong and Zerubbabel Filer

Citations

  1. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Vol. II:Pg. 1305-1306.

Zerubbabel Filer

b. 23 December 1644, d. April 1715
     Zerubbabel Filer was born on 23 December 1644. He was the son of Lieut. Walter Filer and Jane (?) Zerubbabel Filer married Experience Strong, daughter of Elder John Strong and Abigail Ford, on 27 May 1669. Zerubbabel Filer died in April 1715 at age 70.

Children of Zerubbabel Filer and Experience Strong

Deacon John Trumbull

Child of Deacon John Trumbull

Jacob Strong

b. 8 April 1673
     Jacob Strong was born on 8 April 1673. He was the son of John Strong Jr. and Elizabeth Warriner.

Josiah Strong

b. 11 January 1678/79, d. 5 April 1759
     Josiah Strong was born on 11 January 1678/79 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of John Strong Jr. and Elizabeth Warriner. Josiah Strong died on 5 April 1759 at Colchester, CT, at age 80.

In the Strong Genealogy it states that Eunice Strong, born in Colchester 19 Nov 1711, daughter of Josiah and Joanna (Gillett) Strong, married Benejah Webster of Lebanon 26 Sep 1739, and died at Coventry 27 Nov 1750. These marriage records are incorrect. We are not certain of the identity of the Eunice who married Benajah Webster, but it was not the Eunice born in Colchester 19 Nov 1711, daughter of Josiah and Joanna (Gillett) Strong. This Eunice married (1) Ebenezer Thomas, (2) Tristam Brown, and (3) Elnathan Rowley . . . 1


Children of Josiah Strong and Joanna Gillette

Citations

  1. [S434] John C. LaPiana, "Strong Corrections."

Elizabeth Strong1

b. circa 1684
     Elizabeth Strong was born circa 1684. She was the daughter of John Strong Jr. and Elizabeth Warriner.

Citations

  1. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Vol. I:Pg. 20.

Mary Strong

b. 22 April 1658, d. 1722
     Died without issue. Mary Strong was born on 22 April 1658. She was the daughter of John Strong Jr. and Mary Clark. Mary Strong married Timothy Stanley on 22 November 1676. Mary Strong died in 1722.

Timothy Stanley

d. 26 November 1728
     Timothy Stanley married Mary Strong, daughter of John Strong Jr. and Mary Clark, on 22 November 1676. Timothy Stanley died on 26 November 1728.

Hannah Strong1

b. 11 August 1660, d. November 1745
     They had three children that died unnamed soon after their respective births in 1695 and 1697 (twins).

Dwight does not mention any further marriages, The Diana book shows a spouse John Hopkins with child Timothy. Hannah Strong was born on 11 August 1660. She was the daughter of John Strong Jr. and Mary Clark. Hannah Strong married Stephen Hopkins, son of Stephen Hopkins and Dorcas Bronson, in 1693. Hannah Strong died in November 1745 at age 85.

Child of Hannah Strong and Stephen Hopkins

Citations

  1. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Vol. I:Pg. 20.

Stephen Hopkins

d. October 1702
     Stephen Hopkins was the son of Stephen Hopkins and Dorcas Bronson. The Strong Family Assn. tells me that Hannah married John Hopkins. I am waiting information on his line. 7-8-1998.

Stephen Hopkins married Sarah Judd, daughter of Thomas Judd, on 17 November 1686. Stephen Hopkins married Hannah Strong, daughter of John Strong Jr. and Mary Clark, in 1693. Stephen Hopkins died in October 1702.

Child of Stephen Hopkins and Hannah Strong

Thankful Stebbins

b. 11 May 1678, d. 24 May 1744
     Thankful Stebbins was born on 11 May 1678. She was the daughter of John Stebbins and Abigail Bartlett. Thankful Stebbins married Jerijah Strong, son of Elder John Strong and Abigail Ford, on 18 July 1700. Thankful Stebbins died on 24 May 1744 at age 66.

Children of Thankful Stebbins and Jerijah Strong