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James Strong, Sr.[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]
Male 1727 - 1804

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  • Suffix  Sr. 
    Birth  2 Feb 1727  ,Ulster Province, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  Yeoman, Tailor 
    Died  23 Mar 1804  Windsor, York, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11
    Buried  Canadochly Cemetery, Lower Windsor Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Person ID  I7  Jacob Strong and Sarah Hill
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
     
    Family  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  [13
    Notes 
    • SEALING: Also listed in IGI as 3 Aug 1985 WASHI and 20 Jan 1932 SLAKE. [3]
    Children 
     1. James Strong, Jr.,   b. 11 Feb 1765, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1837, Brush Valley Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Francis (Frantz) Henry Strong,   b. 11 Jan 1768, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1833
     3. Adam Strong,   b. 13 Sep 1769, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1834, Hellam Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. George Strong,   b. 1772, Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1821
     5. Female Strong
     6. Phillip Strong,   b. Dec 1779, Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1846
     7. Maria Magdalena Strong,   b. 11 Aug 1781, Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1846
     8. Johan Jacob Strong,   b. 15 Dec 1783, Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1853, Akron, Fulton, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F10  Group Sheet
     
  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 2 Feb 1727 - ,Ulster Province, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Mar 1804 - Windsor, York, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Canadochly Cemetery, Lower Windsor Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    James Strong AKA Schim Strang
    James Strong AKA Schim Strang
    Status: Located. Located in Canadochly Cemetery, Lower Windsor Township, York County, PA.

    1805
    Hir - rut - Schim - Strang - un - er - hat - sein - leben - gebracht -
    HERE LIES SCHIM STRANG AND HE HAS SPENT HIS LIFE

    auf - 77 Jahr - und ein Monat and drei - wochen - und ist gestorben -
    OF 77 YEARS AND A MONTH AND THREE WEEKS AND DIED

    23 Martz, in…
     
    Histories Last Will and Testament of James Strong, Sr.
    1 March 1804 in New York County, Pennsylvania
     
  • Notes 
    • THERE ARE STILL QUESTIONS ON JAMES STRONG'S VITAL INFORMATION AND FAMILY THAT NEED TO BE SORTED-OUT. AMONGST WHICH:
      1. HIS WILL LISTS 8 CHILDREN TOTAL. HE HAD 6 SONS. IT ALSO MENTIONS DAUGHTERS (PLURAL).
      NOTE: SOME FAMILY GROUP RECORDS LIST ANOTHER SON, JACOB, BORN IN 1766 IN WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, WHO DIED ABOUT 1821. ALL ORDINANCES HAVE BEEN COMPLETED FOR HIM AS A MEMBER OF THIS FAMILY, BUT THERE IS NO EVIDENCE TO DATE THAT THIS CHILD WAS EVER IN THIS FAMILY.
      2. THE 1790 CENSUS RECORDS LIST 2 MALES UNDER 16. IT LISTS 3 MALES 16 ANDS OLDER. IT LISTS 4 FEMALES .
      3. THE FAMILY IS ALSO IN THE 1800 CENSUS LISTING 1 MALES 16 TO 25, 1 MALE 45 AND OVER, 1 FEMALE UNDER 10, AND 1 FEMALE 16 TO 25. (Series M32, Roll 44, p. 1384).

      MILITARY: James may have served in the Revolutionary war. There are three James Strongs that served. We think he was a member of the 5th class of Inhabitants of Chanceford Township (Young, pp. 103, 106--this is the best citation I have).

      ORIGIN: There are at least two theories as to James's origins:
      1. In STRONG HISTORIES, Vol.V, published for The Strong Family Ass'n. of America by Edwards Brother, Inc., 2500 South State Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48106-1007, 1996, p.148 it is stated that "tradition credits James Strong with being Scotch-Irish. Supposedly he desired to come from Ireland to America but was without sufficient passage money. Upon arrival in Pennsylvania, he was indentured to a German man in order to provide the ship's captain with passage money. The story continues that he served his indenture, adopted the German language and then married one of his daughters." Tradition holds that Adam Imenhauser was the German man to whom he was indentured. It also holds that James Strong learned German from his wife. James Strong could have been called "Schim Strang" by the Germans. James Strong, Jr. donated land for a church to be built in Indiana County, Pennsylvania. The services in that church were first conducted in German.

      The Scotch-Irish were Presbyterian Scots, originally about 200,0000 settlers, who settled in the province of Ulster (comprising the counties of Antrim, Armagh, Cavan, Donegal, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, Managhan, and Tyrone). upon emigrating from Scotland to Northern Ireland in the 17th century. They were Scots who lived for generations in Ireland before coming to America.
      There were two main Scottish migrations into the Ulster area of Ireland. The first took place sometime after 1603, after the Irish landholders were removed from the area when they refused to submit to rule under the English King. King James of Scotland and England granted English and Scottish men large land grants of the vacated land. These men imported Protestant English-speaking tenants into Ireland from their own estates in Scotland and England.
      The second wave of Scottish immigration into Ulster took place in the 1690's, when tens of thousands of Scots fled famine in the border regions. The Scottish people began immigrating to the American Colonies from 1717 to the 1770's, with the Scotch-Irish from Ulster and Scotland comprising the most numerous emigrating from the British Isles to America. They settled mostly in Pennsylvania and Virginia.
      David B. Strong indicated in an e-mail to Bud Strong that he felt James, Sr. came from either County Antrim or County Down. The Scotch-Irish migrated to America in the first decades of the 18th century. They settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

      2. In a DUP booklet, SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF HARRIET LOUISA STRONG POLL written by William and Ida Poll taken from the Melissa Barrett Camp, DUP, Ucon, Idaho, 1950, the following is found: "Harriet Louisa Strong Poll was born in Harrisville, Weber Co., Utah April 23, 1863, at the home of her parents William and Martha Bromley Alvord Strong.
      Her father, William Strong, who was the son of Jacob Strong, whose first ancestor by the name of Strong was smuggled into America from Ireland when a boy and lawfully adopted into the family of a man named Strong....."

      4. DNA testing completed on two of Utah's pure male descendants from James Strong, Sr., has shown there is a 99.9% certainty of James Strong, Sr. sharing heritage with the Balcaskie, Scotland Le Strange family line. David B. Strong's impression is that James probably came from County Down or County Antrim in Northern Ireland.

      5. There is a family tradition that somewhere documents exist listing our James Strong, identified as Senior, as James, Jr., which would indicate he had a father named James Strong. Those documents have never been uncovered by current Strong genealogists.

      BIRTH: The birth date comes from the tombstone of Schim Strang. No direct connection has ever been proven that Schim Strang and James Strong are the same person.

      DEATH
      1. The last Will and Testament of James Strong written 12 March 1804 is located in the records of York County, Pennsylvania, USA, Will Book L, Page 57. The inventory of his possessions upon death was filed in the same county 3 April 1804. The will was probated 26 March1804 (Source: Evidences of the Strong Families of York County before the year 1850, p. 120). Wife was listed as Mary. James Strong listed as a yeoman. Executor was Jacob Strong.

      The will of James Strong was executed 1 March 1804 and attested by Fredrick Hartman and Jacob Klinefelter, filed by Jacob Strong as Executor on 26 March 1804, at York County, Pennsylvania, and located in Will Book L, Page 57, and the Inventory was filed 3 April 1804 at the same location-

      LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JAMES STRONG

      In the Name of God amen. I James Strong of Windsor Township, York County, in the state of Pennsylvania, Yeoman Being Sick and Weak in body, But of Sound mind, memory, and understanding and Calling to mind the Mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, Do make this my Last Will and Testament in the Following - Manner and Form-

      It is my will that all my Just Debts, Sickness, and Funerel (sic) Expences [sic] be paid as soon as may be after my decease.

      I Will and Bequeath unto my Wife Mary Strong, one Cow, Two beds bedsteds [sic], and all the Furniture thereto all the puter (sic) furniture and Iron pots in my house. She is to have preveledge [sic] to Live in the mention house with my son Jacob Strong if it may as will her and if not my son Jacob Shall Build a sefecient [sic] house for her to Live in on any part of my place Where she may chuse [sic], and to be found in a plenty seply [sic] of hay, Firewood, Meet [sic] and Nesecereys [sic] for to seport [sic] her own body During her Naturel [sic] Life. And after her Deceas [sic] to Fawl [sic] to my son Jacob Strong.

      3ly I Give and Bequeath unto my son Jacob Strong all and singular my Lands and Tennaments [sic] Stock and all Together as I in my Lifetime did posses or at my Deceas leave to the fore and to his heirs or assigns forever? Excepting what is Excepted to my Wife Mary Strong. And it is my Will for my son Jacob Strong to pay the sum of Twenty four pounds Current money of Pennsylvania to the rest of my sons and daughters to be Eakwelly [sic] Devided [sic] among them in Eight Shares? and to be paid to them by my Executor as soon as may be after the deceas [sic] of my Wife Mary Strong.

      And I do Nominate and appoint my Trusty son Jacob Strong the sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament.

      I also Disallow and revoake [sic] Every Former Will and Testament in any Way Before this by me made Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I the said James Strong have hereunto set my hand and seal this Twefth [sic] day of March in the year Anno Domini one thousand Eight hundred and Four.

      Enter lined Before assigned Signed Sealed and Delivered by the said James Strong for and as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names in his presence and at his Requist. Frederick Hartman Jacob Klinefelter

      MARK of James Strong is given as his seal (something like a backwards capital ”N”

      York County, SS. Before me Jacob Barnitz Register.

      For the probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration in and for the County of York in the State of Pennsylvania Personally came Frederick Hartman and Jacob Klinefelter The two Subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Instrument of writing and on their Solemn Oaths, taken respectively with an uplifted hand, Do severally say that they were personally present and saw and heard the above named James Strong make his mark unto and Seal and publish the foregoing Instrument of Writing as and for his Last Will and Testament and that at the time of the doing thereof he the said James Strong was of a of a Sound and dispossing [sic] mind, memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge and belief; and that they subscribed their names thereto as Witnesses in the presence of the said Testator and at his request and also in the presence of each other, at the same time.

      /s/ Fredrick Hartman Jacob Klinefelter

      Sworn and Subscribed before me at York the 26th Day of March A.D. 1804. J. Barnitz Regr.
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S55] Original Pennsylvania Land Records Series, FHL Call no. 974.841; E7h; vol 9, p 123..

    2. [S65] Will, bk L, p 57..
      Windsor Township, York County, Pennsylvania, by correspondence May 1982.

      Date: 12 March 1804

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

    4. [S22] Strong Family History. Update., FHL Call no 929.273; St88d; Supp.; vol 5, p 148..
      From information gathered in York and Indiana Counties in Pennsylvania, USA.

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

    6. [S14] Family Records.

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

    8. [S58] Evidences of the Strong Family in York County, Pennsylvania Before 1850., FHL film 1035970., FHL US/Can Q 974.841 B5g, vol 22, pt. 1, p. 120.
      From wills probated at York from 1749 to 1850 inclusive; filed in the office of the Register of Wills in the Court House, York, Pennsylvania.

    9. [S22] Strong Family History. Update., FHL Call no 929.273; St88d; Supp.; vol 5, p 148..

    10. [S63] Tombstone.
      There is a Cemetery Inscription in the Canadochly Cemetery, Lower Windsor Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA of a Schim Strang who died March 23, 1804 at 77 years 1 month 3 weeks.

    11. [S64] York County Pennsylvania Abstracts of Wills, 1749-1820, FHL 974.841 p2y..

    12. [S22] Strong Family History. Update., FHL Call no 929.273; St88d; Supp.; vol 5, p 148..
      As noted in the Canadochly Lutheran Church records.

    13. [S224] Marriages, St. James Church at Lancaster, Pa. [1755-1774]., FHL film 504290; Item 3..
      They were wed by the Reverend Thomas Barton.

  

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