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James Strong, Jr.[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13]
Male 1765 - 1837

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  • Suffix  Jr. 
    Birth  11 Feb 1765  Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Christened  25 Apr 1765  First Reformed Church, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 18, 19
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  Weaver 
    Died  5 Mar 1837  Brush Valley Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [20, 21, 22
    Buried  Union Cemetery,Strongstown,Indiana,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [21, 22, 23
    Person ID  I6  Jacob Strong and Sarah Hill
    Last Modified  20 Aug 2014 
     
    Father  James Strong, Sr.,   b. 2 Feb 1727, ,Ulster Province, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1804, Windsor, York, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Maria Magdalena Imenhäuser,   b. Abt 1745, of Stadecken, Rheinhessen, Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1810, Windsor, York, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Nov 1763  St. James Protestant Episcopal Church, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F10  Group Sheet
     
    Family  Maria Catherine Hauer,   b. 17 Apr 1775, Fredericksburg, Lancaster (now Lebanon), Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1 Oct 1852, Pine Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [24, 25
    Married  1793  ,York, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    Notes 
    • MARRIAGE PLACE: Some records note a marriage place of "Brushvalley, Indiana, Pennsylvania." Others list "St John's Church in Stumpstown (now Fredericksburg), Lancaster (now Lebanon), Pennsylvania USA." [27]
    Children 
     1. Maria Barbara Strong,   b. 3 Jun 1793, Chanceford Twp, York, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef PROB 1800
     2. Michael Strong,   b. 4 Oct 1794, Chanceford Twp, York, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1862, Strongstown, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elizabeth Strong,   b. 16 Jun 1796, Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1899, Strongstown, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Jacob Strong,   b. 9 Oct 1799, Yorktown,York,Pennsylvania,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1872, Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John Strong,   b. 1 Sep 1801, York, York, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1879, Cherry Hill Township,Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Catherine Strong,   b. 19 Aug 1803, Windsor Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1868, Strongstown, Pine Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Susannah Strong,   b. 1805, Strongstown, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1855, Strongstown, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Sarah Strong,   b. 1 Mar 1806, Wheatfield Twp, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1833, Strongstown, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Margaret Strong,   b. 3 May 1809, Strongstown, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1889, Strongstown, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Mary Strong,   b. 1815, Strongstown, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F3  Group Sheet
     
  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 11 Feb 1765 - Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 25 Apr 1765 - First Reformed Church, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1793 - ,York, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Mar 1837 - Brush Valley Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Union Cemetery,Strongstown,Indiana,Pennsylvania,United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Deed of Sale
    Deed of Sale
    Between James and Catherine Strong to John Strong in 1826.
    Deed of Sale pt2
    Deed of Sale pt2
    Sale of property between James Strong and his wife Catherine to their son John Strong on March 4, 1826.
    Deed of Sale pt 4
    Deed of Sale pt 4
    Sale of property between James Strong and his wife Catherine to their son John Strong on March 4, 1826.
     
    Headstones
    James Strong (Jr)
    James Strong (Jr)
    Status: Located. James Strong's Tombstone at the Union Cemetery in Strongstown, PA
    "In memory of James Strong Who departed this life march the 5 1837 in the 72 year of his age"
     
    Histories James Strong - (1765-1803 Life Sketch)
    The following is what we have accumulated as viable, probable information on the life of James Strong. Data on record concerning James Strong, original settler of Strongstown, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, are as follows:
    Last Will and Testament of James Strong, Jr.
     
  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY: 1. Original settler of Strongstown, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. Strongstown was patented in 1823.
      2. 1785--Private, York County Muster Roll, 6th Company of militia. Pennsylvania Archives, Vol. 3, p. 1475.
      3. 1790--Taxed with James Sr. in York County. James, Sr. had 50 acres, 1 horse, 1 cow. Tax, 2 pounds 35. James, Jr. had 50 acres. Tax 1 pound 103.
      4. 1796--Bought land in Windsor Township on April 30.
      5. James Strong signed his name in German to a mortgage in Windsor twp in which he stood bound to Matthias Becker. The mortgage was satisfied in 1807. Recorded in Deed Book K, pg. 273, York County, Pennsylvania on June 3, 1801.
      6. 1803--Bought land in Wheatfield Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, which became Indiana County on 30 March 1803 shortly after the purchase. Wheatfield township was divided in 1836, and the land James purchased was then in the new township of Brushvalley. James never lived in Westmoreland, for he doesn't appear in assessments until 1807, but he did own the land.
      7. 1805--To Indiana County
      8. Listed as a weaver in 1807. Beautiful patterns are still preserved by Hanna Helman. Ralph White, Indiana, Pennsylvania. December 1950 film #US 0481787.
      9. James Strong was one of the jurors called for the Court of Quarter Sessions, the second Monday in June 1807. From "Quarters Sessions Court Docket, Book 1".
      10. James Strong signed his will in German.
      11. James Strong and his wife donated land for a church to be built in Indiana County, Pennsylvania. The services were first conducted in German.

      CHILDREN: 1800 Census notes two boys and one girl under 10 years of age. (From THE DESCENDANTS OF JACOB STRONG book noted in the sources).

      ORDINANCES: Jacob Strong listed as proxy for sealing to parents. Re-bapt 14 July 1993 SEATT; Re-endowed 8 Apr 1994 SEATT; re-sld to parents 19 May 1994 SEATT.

      James Strong, Jr., who was an avid Lutheran, was very upset when his son, Jacob, joined the Mormons and practically disowned him.

      LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JAMES STRONG

      In the name of God Amen. I James Strong of Brushvalley Township, Indiana County and State of Pennsylvania, considering myself of sound mind and memory, blest be Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last will and testament revoking all others by me heretofore made, that is today I first commit my soul to almighty God who gave it me and my body to be buried in a Christian manner at the directions of my friends and executors,.

      I … will that all of my just Debts as shall be by me owing at my Death, together with any Funeral Expenses and all Charges touching the proving of or otherwise concerning this my will shall be the first place be paid out of my personal Estate and Effects and from and after the payment thereof and subject thereunto Then it is my will that all the residue of my goods, stocks, chattels, and household and … furniture shall be … …. And sold. One third part thereof I give and Bequeath unto my Beloved Wife Kathryn Strong. The other Two Shares to be equally Divided share and share alike … Michael, Jacob and John Strong to … except shares of my Real Estate to be Rented for the use of My wife so long as she remains my widow and at her Death or marriage the same to be sold and one hundred Dollars of the Proceeds of said sale I give and Bequeath unto my then sons that is to say to my Eldest son Michael Strong I give the sum of forth Dollars and to my son …., Jacob Strong I give and Bequeath the sum of thirty Dollars and to my youngest son John Strong I give and bequeath the sum of Thirty Dollars and the Residue I give and Bequeath unto my five Daughters share and share a like (That is to say) I give and bequeath unto my eldest daughter Elizabeth I give a one fifth, part of the same and to my Daughter Kathryn Michael I give and bequeath a one firth part of the same and to my Daughter Margaret Miller I give and bequeath one fifth part of the same and to my Daughter Susan Bennett I give and Bequeath the one fifth part of the same and to my Daughter Mary Layton I give and Bequeath the one fifth part and I do have by Michael Strong and John Strong, my two eldest sons sole Executors of this Last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven.

      /s/ Jim Strong

      Signed, sealed and published in the presence of … witnesses at the bequest of the said James Strong have subscribed our names as witnesses: Nathanael Bryan, Hugh Donahoo

      Final settlement of James and Catherine Strong’s estate was also listed in the Orphan’s Court Docket, Book 4, 238.



      THERE ARE QUESTIONS ON JAMES STRONG's VITAL INFORMATION AND HIS FAMILY THAT STILL NEED TO BE SORTED-OUT.
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S17] THE DESCENDANTS OF JACOB STRONG, pp. 1,2.

    2. [S53] STRONG FAMILY HISTORIES, FHL call no. 929.273; St88d; Supp.; vol 5, Library of Congress Catalogue No. 74-24925., p. 148.

    3. [S29] Professional Research done by A. Boyd Nielsen.

    4. [S54] Will Books, 1807-1917., FHL film 0863903., FHL Film 863903; bk 1, p 300, #474.
      Will names wife Katherine; sons Michael, Jacob & John; daughters Elizabeth Scheltz, Katherine Michael, Margaret Miller, Susanna Bennet, and Mary Laypole. Will dated February 6, 1837.

    5. [S55] Original Pennsylvania Land Records Series, FHL call no. 974.841; E7h; vol 9, p 123, 128..

    6. [S56] Early Wills and Administrations of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, includi, FHL US/Canada Book 974.8 P2f.

    7. [S14] Family Records.

    8. [S58] Evidences of the Strong Family in York County, Pennsylvania Before 1850., FHL film 1035970..

    9. [S59] Probate Record of James Strong, York County, Pennsylvania, USA..

    10. [S60] Interview, Records of Frances Strong Helman, a Strong descendant and genealogis.

    11. [S61] War Records F. Pa. 18-pt. 18, p. 24, #486.

    12. [S15] Information noted was verified and documented by Bud Strong and Judy Fitzjerald.

    13. [S62] History of the "Brush Valley" Evangelical Lutheran Church, Indiana County, Penn, FHL US/Can Book: 974.889/B1 K2s., p. 7.
      Listed as a charter member of the Brush Valley Evangelical Lutheran Church.

    14. [S46] Tombstone in Strongstown, Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA.
      Notes a birth date of 16 February 1765.

    15. [S47] Church Records, 1736-1947., FHL film 021454..

    16. [S48] Manor Land, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania records..
      Sponsors: Peter Biebi and Susanna.

    17. [S49] Pennsylvania German Church Records of births, baptisms, marriages, burials, etc, US/Can 974.8 K2pg., p. 270.
      Lists birth/ baptisms as "b. Feb. 11; bap. April 25". Name listed as "John Strong," presumably for Johan James.Records of First Reformed Church, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Reverend Wm. Hendel, Pastor.

    18. [S993] Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950.
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C51142-1 , System Origin: Pennsylvania-ODM , GS Film number: 1035732
      Please see web tag.

    19. [S49] Pennsylvania German Church Records of births, baptisms, marriages, burials, etc, US/Can 974.8 K2pg., p. 270.
      Lists birth/ baptisms as "Feb. 11; bap. April 25". Records of First Reformed Church, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Reverend Wm. Hendel, Pastor.

    20. [S27] Personal Family Record of James Thomas Strong, p. 13.

    21. [S46] Tombstone in Strongstown, Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA.

    22. [S51] Indiana County, PA, Cemeteries., FHL Call no 974.889; V3w; vol 1, p 148..

    23. [S17] THE DESCENDANTS OF JACOB STRONG, p. 2.

    24. [S27] Personal Family Record of James Thomas Strong, p. 1.

    25. [S826] International Genealogical Index, 4.01, North America, FHL Film 456924.

    26. [S27] Personal Family Record of James Thomas Strong, pp. 13, 14.
      Marriage Records are missing in the First Lutheran Church at York, Pa. from 1770 to 1805. Date listed as "1793".

    27. [S17] THE DESCENDANTS OF JACOB STRONG.

  

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