Strong(e)/Strang(e) Research in Britain and Ireland

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CHAPTER XIII

(N:Thursday, January 19, 1998 - 9:35:26 AM)

Revised 2nd Edition (Rootsweb Freepages), (N:Thursday, November 07, 2002 - 7:45 PM)

(R:Wednesday, January 27, 2010)

LINEAGES DIRECTORY
.....PART III - VARIOUS STRONG(E)/STRANG(E) FAMILIES OF IRELAND:


This web page is divided into several sections. Click on the section to which you wish to "jump":
LINEAGES DIRECTORY: INTRODUCTION
PART I(A) VIKINGS, BRETONS & NORMANS:
PART I(B) ROOTS IN ENGLAND:
PART II - STRANG/STRANGE/STRONG/STRONGE of SCOTLAND:
PART III - VARIOUS STRONG(E)/STRANG(E) FAMILIES OF IRELAND:
PART IV - NAMES CHANGED TO STRONG FROM LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH:
PART V - NAMES "SOUNDING" LIKE STRONG:
END OF CHAPTER: CONCLUSION

II (C) Scotland > County Antrim, Ire > SOUTH CAROLINA STRONGS Christopher Strong of Scotland
Reference: Volume V, Strong Family Histories, published for the SFAA by Edwards Brothers, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, (c) SFAA, 1996.
For a discussion, see: Cameronians , and
Christopher Strang
Note: See also next entry re Strong of Chester and related discussion. Strong of Chester: (Strong of Chester County, SC, and Dickson County, TN, VA > SC > TN)
References: (Strange of Chester), ((c) 1986, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997 by John R. Mayer); Vol. IV, Book X; Extraneus, Strange of The Carolinas
"Strong and Allied Families, The Papers of Miss Esther Strong, ChesterCounty,SC", Privately Published by Virginia Draffin Waites
Researchers: Email: Roger Dellinger
Website GED2HTML: Descendants of John Strong and his wife Miss Wier or Thier
Email: Lowry Betts
Email: Tom Weir
Email: Betty Blackwell
Email: Robert L. Odom
Email: Jim McCuller
Email: Susan Strong Hall
Email: Sonny Dixon
See also:
For a background discussion re the emigrant lineage of these Strongs, see: Antrim Emigrants to SC, and
see: Marquis of Donegal
see separate website re: Rev. William Martin's 5 shiploads of immigrants. The earlist date is 1772, and contains Christopher Strong only.

This web page is divided into several sections. Click on the section to which you wish to "jump":
LINEAGES DIRECTORY: INTRODUCTION
PART I(A) VIKINGS, BRETONS & NORMANS:
PART I(B) ROOTS IN ENGLAND:
PART II - STRANG/STRANGE/STRONG/STRONGE of SCOTLAND:
PART III - VARIOUS STRONG(E)/STRANG(E) FAMILIES OF IRELAND:
PART IV - NAMES CHANGED TO STRONG FROM LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH:
PART V - NAMES "SOUNDING" LIKE STRONG:
END OF CHAPTER: CONCLUSION

PART III - VARIOUS STRONG(E)/STRANG(E) FAMILIES OF IRELAND Note that due to the unfortunate state of Irish records following the Four Courts Fire of 1922, many of the following families have been difficult to place in the above grouping of English and Scottish Families Strang/Strong. However, it is almost certain that they are indeed of either English or Scots descent. Note that wherever possible, certain families known to be found in Ireland have been geographically placed above with the family grouping in England or Scotland from which they are believed to be descended; see particularly, the Scottish Strongs of County Antrim, and English Strongs of Dublin, Wicklow, and Waterford; and the L'Estranges of Counties Offally (Kings), Meath, and Westmeath .
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View an interesting old Map of Ireland circa 1600, showing various Gaelic Placenames. Be aware that this map is large and takes some time to load; remember to use your browser's "Back" function to return here.
View a relief map showing the counties of the Republic of Ireland; unfortunately, while it shows Ulster in relief, it does not show the six counties of the north, viz., Antrim, Armagh, Down, Tyrone, Fermanagh, and Londonderry: Relief Map of Ireland . Remember to use your browser's "Back" function to return here.
View a modern stylized map showing county locations, with Chapman's Codes included: Modern Map of Ireland . Remember to use your browser's "Back" function to return here.


III (A)COUNTIES ANTRIM, ARMAGH, DOWN, LONDONDERRY, & MONAGHAN Note: The Strong/Sronge/Strang/Strange lineages of Counties Antrim, Armagh, Down and Londonderry as well as Monaghan are probably all related. With the exception of the Stronges of Tynan Abbey, most of these families are Presbyterian, and (including the Tynan Abbey Stronges) likely Scottish in descent.
Note: Recently, the Strong DNA Study Results have indicated these Strong families are indeed related, and further that they are likely related to the Strange of Balcaskie in Scotand. See DNA Note #11.
County Antrim County Antrim, see above
County Armagh Stronges of Tynan Abbey, see above
County Down, Ireland: Map of Parishes with Concentrations of Strong Families: County Down Parish Map.
Note: The Presbyterian religion of the Strong(e)s of County Down probably places them with the Scottish Strong(e)s
Stronge/Strang(e) of County Down, Ireland, and Canada and the US Researcher, Email: Gord Stronge, Vancouver, B.C
A Presbyterian Minister, of County Down, father of John Strong, who emigrated > Morris Co., New Jersey, and Grandfather of Margaret Strong and Samuel B. Strong, b. Morris Co., NJ, 1798
Researcher, Email: Kay Smith
Robert STRONG, born in 1831 in Belfast, Co. Down, Ulster, North Ireland. On 26 Apr 1851 when Robert was 20, he first married Jane ROBINSON. Jane died on 26 Mar 1861; on 26 Apr 1862 when Robert was 31, he second married Jane LAIN.> Emigrated to New Zealand 14 Dec 1874, aboard the "Baron Aberdare".
Descendants include researcher, Philip Strong.
Researcher, Email: Philip D. Strong, Blue Mountains, Australia
See Website: STRONGs of Ulster,Ireland
...County LONDONDERRY
Families Strong "From Cork"
See NOTE RE:Faughan, County Londonderry,
and see NOTE RE: Relationships between 1798 Rebels in Counties Down and Antrim,
and see: Antrim Emigrants to SC
...LOUTH TWP, ONTARIO Jacob Strong and Mary Servos Strong, parents of John Strong, b. 14 Aug., 1835- d. 16 June 1910, in Stouffville, Ontario, Canada
Reference: Volume V, Strong Family Histories, published for the SFAA by Edwards Brothers, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, (c) SFAA, 1996. pp. 247-261
Researcher: Milton A. R. Strong, Hamilton, Ontario
For a discussion, see Bill Strong's Miscellaneous Strongs of Canada
...CLINTON, ONTARIO Livert Strong of Gainsborough, Ontario, Canada
Reference: Volume V, Strong Family Histories, published for the SFAA by Edwards Brothers, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, (c) SFAA, 1996. pp. 481-482
For a discussion, see Bill Strong's Miscellaneous Strongs of Canada
...Families Strong "From Cork"
See NOTE RE:Faughan, County Londonderry,
and see NOTE RE: Relationships between 1798 Rebels in Counties Down and Antrim,
and see: Antrim Emigrants to SC
John, Michael and William Strong, brothers "from Cork", were involved in the Emmet rebellion in 1798 in  Ireland.> Escaped to Philadelphia, PA 1799 > Michael and William separated from John, disappeared; John to Cumberland County, KY > John Strong had three children:  I.  Rev. William Hardin Strong.  II. Prince Alfred Strong.  III.  Jane Strong For a discussion, see: Strong of Cork

Reference: Benjamin Dwight's 1871 genealogy of the descendants of John Strong, 1635 immigrant to Massachusetts. This info appears in an appendix about John Strong of Cumberland County, Kentucky.  The article entitled "John Strong of Albany, KY" is found on Pages 1534-1535.  Quoted is the first paragraph about John, together with certain updated information about his three children. "John, Michael and William Strong, brothers, were involved in the Emmet rebellion in 1798 in  Ireland.  When that collapsed the three brothers escaped secretly and landed in 1799, in Philadelphia, and after tarrying in that city for a few months they separated from each other, and John Strong never afterwards heard either from them or of them.  He located at last in Cumberland, Clinton Co., Ky. [sic], on a farm near what is now Albany.  In 1808, he married Elizabeth Williams.  He died in 1820, and she married a second husband (name not given) who was living in 1868 in Woodson, Illinois.  He had three children:  I.  Rev. William Hardin Strong.  II. Prince Alfred Strong.  III.  Jane Strong."
I.  Rev. William Hardin Strong.  Born 26 AUG 1809.  Campellite [Disciples of Christ] preacher.  Married 1832, Josephine Dawson of Danville, Kentucky.  Resided in Winchester, Illinois; Morgan County, Illinois; and Girard, Illinois.   Apparently living in 1871 when Dwight published his genealogy.  10 children named. II.  Prince Alfred Strong.  Born 1811, Cumberland, KY; died 18?? in Spokane, WA. Married Frances Renfro at Lexington, Kentucky in 1838.  Relocated to Illinois in 1838 and subsequently to California via the Isthmus of Panama and vessel "Nevada" to San Francisco, arriving June 17,1867.   Migrated in 1879 to Five Mile Prairie, near Spokane, WA in 1879. Had nine children: Martha Francis, Martha Ann, Mary Elizabeth, Mary B., Prince Jerome, Laura, William Alfred, Prince William Jerome, and John Franklin Strong (the last being the ancestor of researcher Judy Shinn Kunz below). III.  Jane Strong married Harvey Burnett of Lancaster, Kentucky.  Moved to Alton, Illinois in 1842.  She died there in 1848 or 1849.  Seven children named.
Note(1) Thomas Addis Emmet (1764-1827): born in Cork; educated at Trinity College, Dublin... called to the Irish Bar, 1790; arrested, 1798 (during the "Rising of 98", when widespread rebellion broke out in Ireland in coordination with an abortive French invasion); exiled, 1799; attempted to interest Napoleon in a renewed invasion of Ireland, 1802; sailed for New York, 1804... (from a foot note at page 265, "Modern Ireland, 1600-1972", by R.F. Foster)
Note (2): It appears that Clinton County was probably formed out of Cumberland County after 1820.  Albany in 1871 was in Clinton County and still is.  Albany is near the Tennessee State line, north of Overton Co., TN.  Clinton County, KY, is east of Monroe and Cumberland Counties, KY.
Note (3): The validity of the story about the three immigrant brothers cannot at this point be verified, but there may be passenger lists or other records that will verify the story.  Dwight did not cite his sources.
Note (4): It is possible the "massacre" mentioned in this story refers to the efforts made by Lord Londonderry to suppress the rebellion in the area of Co's Down and Antrim. If so, the three immigrant brothers may have been from that area, and merely escaped through Queenstown, Co. Cork. Researcher: Email: Judy Shinn Kunz, Beaverton, Oregon.
see also
...ALBANY, KENTUCKY John Strong of County Cork, Ireland, and Albany, Kentucky
Reference: Volume V, Strong Family Histories, published for the SFAA by Edwards Brothers, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, (c) SFAA, 1996. pp.194-196
Researcher: Joan Gentile Fields, Shawnee, Kansas
...COUNTY MONAGHAN Map of Parishes with Concentrations of Strong Families: County Monaghan Parish Map.
Map of Townlands of Aghnamullen (Aughnamullen) Parish, County Monaghan, before division into East and West:AghnamullenTownlands Map.
For a background discussion, see: Monaghan Strongs of Ballybay.
For a background discussion, see: The English Garrison in Monaghan . For a background discussion, see: The Shirley Estate .
...MEDONTE, ONTARIO Clifton Strong of Ballybay, County Monaghan > Michael Strong of Medonte Township, Ontario, Canada
Reference: Volume V, Strong Family Histories, published for the SFAA by Edwards Brothers, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, (c) SFAA, 1996; Clifton Strong, pp. 9-24
Researchers:
Email: William L. Strong
GED2HTML: William L. Strong
Email: Heather Colleen McPhail Silver
Ancestor Chart: Ancestors of: Heather Colleen (McPhail) Silver
For a discussion, go to Medonte Strongs
For a background discussion, see: The Strongs of Medonte Township.
John Strong of Parish of Ahnimullien, County Monaghan > York Mills, York County Ontario, Canada circa 1846. For a discussion, see Bill Strong's Miscellaneous Strongs of Canada
View Headstone with discussion: John Strong Headstone
Samuel Strong of Drumhammon Townland, Donaghmoyne Parish, County Monaghan, d. 1835 > Barbara Sybil Strong, b. 19 March 1833 > Conneticutt, 1846 > married John Linn Tweed, Lake Co., Illinois, 1856; d. Lake Co., IL, 1910
Researcher: Email: Al Fischer
Joseph STRONG m. 1845, Martha GILMORE, Donaghmoyne Parish, Co. Monaghan; their daughter, Sarah STRONG, b. 1853, Co. Monaghan, Ireland, m. 1874, Samuel HILL b. 1843, Londonderry, Ireland; they emigrated to Greymouth NZ before birth of their daughter, Letitia HILL, b. 1877; ancestor of: Researcher in England: Email: Cameron Gracey


III (B) Counties CAVAN, KINGS, QUEENS, SLIGO and MAYO, Ireland: STRONGS. Note: because of geographical proximity of the parishes displaying concentrations of Strong Families in each of these three counties, they have been grouped together. It has been hypothesized the families in the three counties are related.
Philip B. Strong, of Belfast, Northern Ireland, who is descended from the Sligo Strongs has documented that the Strongs of Co. Mayo are part of the Strongs of Co. Sligo (resulting in part from a border change between the two counties); in turn, Philip hypothecized that the Sligo-Mayo Strongs were an off-shoot of the Strongs of Co. Cavan. However, DNA testing to date does not support such a link. Recently, the Strong DNA Study Results have indicated the two County Longford Strong families are indeed related, and further that they are likely related to the Strongs of County Cavan and to the Strang/Strongs of the Shetland Islands in Scotland; but NOT to other Strongs of Ireland or Southwest England. See DNA Note #12, and DNA Note #20.
Contact Philip B. Strong, Belfast, Northern Ireland and Gord Stronge of Vancouver, BC, Canada for more information.
...COUNTY CAVAN Map of Parishes with Concentrations of Strong Families: County Cavan Parish Map.
John, William, and James Strong from County Cavan, settled in Essa Twp., Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada, circa 1826
For a discussion, see Bill Strong's Miscellaneous Strongs of Canada
Researcher: Ordella McIntyre Park, Caldwell, Idaho
Susannah Strong m. Richard Callahan; > their daughter, Mary, b.in Co.Cavan before 1816; she m. William Ferris (b.~1800 Co. Antrim). > Their daughter, Charlotte Ferris was born 17 Dec 1830 in Tecumseh, Simcoe Co., Ontario
Researcher: Email Garth Watson
... COUNTIES SLIGO and MAYO, Ireland Philip B. Strong, of Belfast, Northern Ireland, who is descended from the Sligo Strongs has documented that the Strongs of Co. Mayo are part of the Strongs of Co. Sligo (resulting in part from a border change between the two counties); in turn, Philip hypothecizes that the Sligo-Mayo Strongs are in fact an off-shoot of the Strongs of Co. Cavan. Contact Philip B. Strong, Belfast, Northern Ireland for more information.
... ARDVALLY, COUNTY SLIGO, Ireland,
Thomas Strong; born 1744 & died 1809. He married Margaret; born 1756 & died 1835.
> Their son, In all probability William Strong (b.1786), married Frances Burns in 1801 and died 1841
>Records of Philip B. Strong (some extracted from Church of Ireland parish records) show that his son, William Strong, was born in 1820 and married Margaret Strong in 1842 (she was born in 1821). William had the following brothers and sisters, namely;
(1) Mary; born 1806
(2) John James; born 1808; married Mary Carroll 1846 and died in 1867. Mary (nee Carroll) Strong re-married. She married Henry McKay in 1872 and died in 1903.
(3) Eloner; born 1809
(4) Henry ( great grandfather of researcher Philip B. Strong); born 1811; married Elizabeth Strong in 1837; died 1886. Elizabeth Strong was born in 1819 and died in 1893. She was the daughter of John Strong who married Elinor Peters in 1818 (on the 31st March 1818 to be precise). Now for the interesting bit, Elizabeth Strong (Philip's great grandmother) was the sister of Margaret Strong who married 'Elmers' William Strong (b. 1821; married 1842 and emigrated to Canada, and according to Elmer T. Strong letter to Philip B. Strong, died 1875)
(5) Thomas; born 1813 and married Susanna
(6) Jane; born 1816 and married Robert Barr in 1836
(7) Frances; born 1818
(8)William Strong's (b.1821)

Reference: Volume V, Strong Family Histories, published for the SFAA by Edwards Brothers, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, (c) SFAA, 1996; Tom, William, John & Thomas Strong, pp. 622-626:
Researcher:Philip B. Strong, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Elmer T. Strong, Glenburnie, Ontario

See Also: Quebec, Canada:
Reference: Volume V, Strong Family Histories, published for the SFAA by Edwards Brothers, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, (c) SFAA, 1996; Tom, William, & John Strong, pp.588-595
Researcher: Corrie Lamers Dennis, Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Researcher: Mike Strong
For a Discussion, go to: Miscellaneous Strongs of Canada
...County Offally (aka King's County); County Leix (aka Queens County), County Meath, County Westmeath: James, Martin, and Patrick Strong, bros., from Kilcoony Townland, Parish of Raheen, near Portarlington, Offally, Ireland > to Essex County, Ontario ~1823
For a discussion, see Bill Strong's Miscellaneous Strongs of Canada
Note, these Strongs are Roman Catholic, as are certain of the L'Estrange family, which may indicate a relationship.
Researcher: Email: Trish Howell
See Also: , King's County, Ireland discussed above.
But Note: Recently, the Strong DNA Study Results have indicated some members of the Irish LeStrange families may NOT be related to the main LeStrange lineages, and may indeed have adopted the name. See DNA Note #5. It is also unlikely these LeStrange families are related to the King's County, Ireland Strongs discussed here.
Note, there is a hypothesis that certain Strong families of Counties Kings, Queens, Sligo, and Cavan may be related. Contact Webmaster, David B. Strong for details.


COUNTY LONGFORD Map of Parishes with Concentrations of Strong Families: County Longford Parish Map.
Map of Granard Area Townlands: Granard Area Townlands Map.
For research notes, see: Longford Research, and
Combined County Longford Strong Genealogy Chart, compiled by researchers Helen Godfrey and Barbara Strong (see below)
Henry Strong m. Ada Jane Greer, Parish of Clonbroney, Co.Longford, 1856 > their son, Henry Strong, b.1864 > emigrated to Australia, c.1883; descendants, Melbourne, Australia
Researchers, Email: Barbara Strong, and
Victoria Strong
John Strong, Carton Townland, Granard Parish, Co. Longford, b.~1777, d. 28 April 1864; m. Eliza __?____, b.~1791, d. 21 July 1873; they had three children: >
Henry Strong, b. 2 August 1821, d. ?

George Strong, b. 7 July 1825, d. (before 1901 census) >
George Strong definitely had two wives and possibly three.
Probably married 1st Ella "Miscella" Darby; they had
a son, John Strong b. 23-3-1865  died unknown
Married 2nd Hannah Anderson, b. ~1845, d. 8 May 1869, aged 24; they had
twin girls Jane Strong and Eliza born 15-12-1865 died unknown, and
a son, William born 24 August 1866, died 21 May 1929
(see below *)

Married 3rd Ann Arkins (b .~1843, d. 19 January 1919; they had 7 children:
Robert Strong born 26 April 1871, d. ?
George Strong born 15th December 1873, died Mullingar asyllum 30 May 1928
Oliver Strong born 19th April 1878, died 12 May 1950 Co.Longford
Mary Ann Strong (possibly chistened Eleanor) born 23-Ocotber 1881, d. ?
Eliza-Jane Strong born 15-May 1972 d. ?
Thomas Strong born 4 May 1876 d. ?
Henry Strong born 28 Jan 188?
Elizabeth Strong, b. 8 August 1827, d. unknown
*William Strong married Sarah Higgins on 16th February 1888; they had 9 children:
Ellen Strong,  b. ?,  d. 23 March 1975 In New York, USA; unmarried
George Strong, b. 19 Jan 1896, died 10 August 1980 - Staten Island USA; unmarried
John Strong, b. 24 Jan 1901, d. ? - California USA, married Ellen Matilda Maloney (all desendants known)
Hannah Strong, b. 3 Dec1891, d. ?, married Jack Mullens  ( most descendants known) New York, USA
Mary Agnes Strong, b. 15 July 1903, d. ?; married ____?___Morgan, USA
Sarah Strong, b. 4 April 1898, d. 22 October 1957; family now live in Arizona, USA
Hugh James Strong, b. 11 -July 1888, d. 1916 in Ireland - Not married
William Strong, b. 16 December 1893, d. ?; married Minetta Schlueter - all desendants known (grandfather of researcher Bill Strong)
Elizabeth Strong, b.17-Sept 1907, d. ?; only family member to remain in Ireland (grandmother of researcher Helen Godfrey)
Researchers: Email: Bill Strong
Email: Helen Godfrey
Note: Recently, the Strong DNA Study Results have indicated the two County Longford Strong families are indeed related, and further that they may be related to the Strongs of County Cavan and to the Strang/Strongs of the Shetland Islands in Scotland; but NOT to other Strongs of Southwest England. See DNA Note #12.


III(C) County DONEGAL STRONGS Note: it is probable that the Strong families of Donegal and western Fermanagh are related. These Strongs tended to be Church of Ireland (Anglican) or Methodist in religion at the time of emigration; all seem to be of Scots descent.
Note: Recently, the Strong DNA Study Results have indicated these Strong families are indeed related to each other. See DNA Note #07.
For more in depth discussion, visit The Donegal Strong Puzzle.
See the geographical proximity of parishes with concentrations of Strong Families in each of the respective counties.
Map of Parishes with Concentrations of Strong Families: County Donegal Parish Map.
For a background discussion, see: The Strongs from Donegal.
For a background discussion, see: Trinity College Lands, and Sir Francis Gofton..
For a background discussion, see: Hamilton of Brown Hall, Co. Donegal..
For a background discussion, see: Ffolliott/Folliot Family, Barons of Ballyshannon.
For a background discussion, see: William Conolly's Ballyshannon Estate.
...AGHADOWEY > MORGAN COUNTY, OHIO Hugh Strong of Drumhome Parish, County Donegal, Ireland
Reference: "The Descendants of John Strong and Martha Watson of Drumhome Parish, Co. Donegal", privately published by Dale G. Strong, Cassatt, SC, USA
Researchers: Email: Dale G. Strong
Email: David B. Strong
For a background discussion, see: William Conolly's Ballyshannon Estate.
For a background discussion, see: Morgan County, Ohio Strong.
....MORGAN COUNTY, OHIO Hugh Strong of Aghadowey Townland, Drumhome Parish, County Donegal, Ireland
Reference: Volume V, Strong Family Histories, published for the SFAA by Edwards Brothers, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, (c) SFAA, 1996. pp.107-113
Researcher: Email: Dale G. Strong, Cassatt, SC Ancestor Chart: Ancestors of: Dale G. Strong
...OHIO James Strong, b. 20 Oct. 1782 in Ireland; Emigrated to New York with a brother (name unknown). Brothers separated in NY; James > Wheeling, West Virginia, where he ran a pottery, but lived across the Ohio River in state of Ohio; d. 8 May 1836 in Ohio. He m. Prudence Elliott in Ireland, or possibly in Ohio, USA, just a few months before John was born. Query whether they emigrated together or at about the same time, in a "chain migration" situation. The 13 children of James and Prudence were:
John - b. Dec. 24, 1809 in Ohio, d. in Glasgow, IA, 1866 (ancestor of Connie Corbett-Whittier, below) m (1) Sara THOMPSON, children, if any, unknown, m. (2) Julia Ann CARPENTER, May 14, 1846.
Mary - b. ca 1811, m. James MC CULLOUGH
William Elliott - b. 1813, m. Mary AULD (she burned the Strong family bible after a fight with William)
Margaret - b. 1815, m. Henry MOLESWORTH
Jane - b. 1817, m. James ROBISON
Thomas Lee - b. 1818, m. Margaret TEMPLETON (ancestor of researcher Tom Strong, below) and (see reference below)
Prudence - b. 1820, m. Elijah BILLINGSLEY Catherine - b. 1823, d. at age 19, unmarried
Finley Ritchey - b. 1825, m. Orleans WRIGHT (father of Sherman Strong, note 1 below)
Elizabeth S. - b. 1827, d. at age 15, unmarried
James Harvey Strong - b. 1830, m. Rebecca TEMPLETON (see reference below)
George - b. 1833 (died at 4 days of age)

Note (1): The above information came from Sherman Strong, Henrietta, MO, a cousin to John Strong, nephew of James. It was found in an undated letter to Kate Strong; she died in her 90's, about 1974.
Note(2): There were Elliotts in the County Donegal area co-existant with the numerous Strongs planted there in the 17th Century... this fact may indicate these Strongs are from County Donegal.
Reference: Volume V, Strong Family Histories, published for the SFAA by Edwards Brothers, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, (c) SFAA, 1996. James Strong and Thomas Lee Strong, pp. 142-145:
Researcher: Donald R. Strong, Seattle, WA
Researchers, Email: Thelma L. Southern
Ancestor Chart: Ancestors of: Thelma Louise Southern
Email: Connie Corbett-Whittier, Topeka, Kansas
Email: Tom Strong, Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
Researcher?, Email: Brandy Alford
Website: Brandy's Geneology Corner
see also:
James Harvey Strong,
Reference: Volume V, Strong Family Histories, published for the SFAA by Edwards Brothers, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, (c) SFAA, 1996. p.141:
Researcher: Mrs. James E. Strong, Fortuna, CA
George Strong, b.Balintra, Co. Donegal, 1890's > d.1969, Pittsburg,PA
Researcher, Email: Thomas W. Strong,Jr.
...CARNHUGH Researcher, Email: David B. Strong
Map of Drumkeeran Parish, and portion of Templecarne Parish, County Fermanagh, showing various Townlands, which were home to some Strongs: Drumkeeran and TemplecarneTownlands Map.
...DURNISH TOWNLAND, DONEGAL > ...NEW BRUNSWICK Thomas Strong of Durnish Townland, Drumhome Parish, County Donegal, Ireland > d. 1851 in Canterbury, New Brunswick, Canada
Reference: Volume V, Strong Family Histories, published for the SFAA by Edwards Brothers, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, (c) SFAA, 1996. pp.548-550 Researcher: Rupert Strong, (deceased)
Email: David B. Strong
...COUNTY DONEGAL > ...ARRAN TOWNSHIP, BRUCE CO., ONTARIO Thomas Strong, b.29 April 1821 in County Donegal, Ireland > d. 27 April 1892 in Arran Township, Ontario, Canada
Reference: Volume V, Strong Family Histories, published for the SFAA by Edwards Brothers, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, (c) SFAA, 1996. pp.559-580 Researcher: Elaine Galbreath Watt, Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada
...ARDARA, DONEGAL, IRELAND > ...AUSTRALIA
Reference: "The Strongs From Donegal", privately published by Alec Strong, Byron Bay, NSW, Australian Researcher. Email: David B. Strong
For a background discussion, see: The Strongs from Ardara.
For a background discussion, see: Castle Rahan, Killybegs.
For a background discussion, see: H.G. Murray-Stewart Estate.
For a background discussion, see: Pakenham Estate in Killybegs..
View a Map of Inishkeel Parish, County Donegal, showing Shanaghan Townland, home of these Strongs: Shanaghan Townland Map.
...BALLIARA Researcher, Email: David B. Strong
For a background discussion, see: The Strongs from Ballyara Townland.
...COOLCOLLY Researcher, Email: David B. Strong
...BALLYDERMOT Researcher, Email: David B. Strong
...DRIMHORY & BALLYBULGAN Townlands, Drumhome Parish, Co.Donegal>
Hugh Strong, possibly b. 21/3/1830, Drimhory Townland, Drumholm Parish, Co. Donegal, Ireland, migrated with brother, William Strong, and cousin Robert Strong to Canada in the early 1850's.  Hugh Strong's descendants included Earl Strong of Hilton and later Toronto, ON; father of researcher Tom Strong

Researchers, Email: Tom Strong, Brisbane, Australia
Michael J. Strong, Oakville, Ontario
David B. Strong
Elizabeth (Strong) Fenix, married to Thomas Fenix. I believe they lived in Ireland. Their daughter Judith married my ggggrandfather Andrew Cassidy and died in Dundee Scotland in 1857 at the age of 69. Andrew Cassidy was originally from Ireland as well... with he and Judith both having gone from Ireland to Scotland... possible clue is an entry in Dale G. Strong's book, "The Descendants of John Strong and Martha Watson of Drumhome Parish, Co. Donegal, Ireland", at p.45, where is listed under Marriages performed in the Church of Ireland Parish of Drumhome, "20 September 1821: (Marriage of) William Strong, Ballybulgan (Townland) to Jane Cassidy, Mullinasoll (Townland)". Both townlands are in Drumhome Parish.
It was often a practice for young workers to travel from Ireland to England and Scotland to work for a time (with the intention of returning to Ireland)... and it is quite possible Judith Fenix might have known Andrew Cassidy in Ireland before traveling to Scotland; further that after marrying, they stayed in Scotland.
Regarding the name Heron: since the Cassidys originally came from Fermanagh and the symbol of the round tower on the Belleek mark is the one on Devenish Island in Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh, where many 17th c. Cassidys are buried, I collect Belleek. I became friendly with an ex-manager of the Belleek factory named Séamus Heron who lives in the village of Belleek and has his own ceramics factory called Heron Ceramics.
As you probably know, the border of N. Ireland and the South of Ireland (Donegal/Fermanagh) runs through the village of Belleek (which is why it was known as "bandit country" in the days when the IRA was running around).
Researcher Email: Leslie A. Cassidy
For background discussions, see: The Strongs of Hilton, Ontario.
and see:
Rev. John Hamilton of St. Ernan's.
...FENELON FALLS George Strong, b.Aug., 1852, in County Donegal, Ireland, > Fenelon Falls, VictoriaCo., Ontario, Canada c.1860 > Manitoba 1882, d. July, 1943
For a background discussion, see: The Strongs of Fenelon Falls, Ontario.
For a discussion, see Bill Strong's Miscellaneous Strongs of Canada
...Hamilton, Wentworth County, ON Hugh Fraser Strong, b. 1865, in County Donegal, Ireland, > Boston, MA., > Hamilton,ON before 1890. Sons George and James > Detroit, MI
For a discussion, see Bill Strong's Miscellaneous Strongs of Canada
...Eastern Ontario
Thomas Strong, from County Donegal, Ireland, > sons to Gorrie, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada

For a discussion, see Bill Strong's Miscellaneous Strongs of Canada
County FERMANAGH STRONGS Map of Parishes with Concentrations of Strong Families: County Fermanagh Parish Map.
Robert Strong, apparently a Wesleyan Methodist preacher on the Enniskillen circuit ride in Co. Fermanagh in 1810;  probably married Jane Johnston of Bonahawn Townland in the Church of Ireland Parish of Innishmacsaint, Co. Fermanagh, on 13 Feb 1810. Note: the Parish of Innishmacsaint lies both in Donegal and Fermanagh, near the River Erne, draining lower Loch Erne.
...Tuckersmith Township, ONTARIO George Strong I, m. Mary Haron/Herron, Drumhome Parish, Church of Ireland, Co. Donegal, 1820; d. 1839, County Fermanagh,(possibly Beleek Parish, Barony of Lurg); widow and four children emigrated to Pickering Twp, Ont., 1842; she d.1858.> Son George Strong II married Eliza McCullough, Toronto, ON 1863; migrated to Tuckersmith Township, Huron County, Ontario;
Daughter Ellen Strong m. Andrew Story, Pickering Twp; lived and died there; descendants
Daughter Ann Strong m. another Andrew Story, Pickering Twp; migrated to Tuckersmith Twp, where they lived and died, leaving descendants


Reference: "The Strongs of Tuckersmith Township, Ontario", privately published 1987, by David B. Strong
Researcher, Email: David B. Strong
For a background discussion, see: The Strongs of Tuckersmith Township, Ontario,and
visit The Donegal Strong Puzzle.
...Pickering Township, ONTARIO Jane Strong, probably a sister of George Strong, above m. Matthew Devitt, c.1810, resided in Tullylagher Townland, Templecarne Parish County, Barony of Lurg; emigrated to Lennox and Addington County, near the Bay of Quinte, Ontario, 1827, > Pickering Twp,Ontario, c. 1846
Researchers, Calvin Devitt, Rochester, MI; Bill Ferguson, Blackstock, ON; Isobel Hurlburt, Edmonton, AB; Email: David B. Strong; Email: Jeff Livingstone; Email: Jean Gibson;
For a background discussion, see: The Strongs of Tuckersmith Township, Ontario.
Map of Drumkeeran Parish, and portion of Templecarne Parish, County Fermanagh, showing Tullylagher Townland, which was home to Jane Strong and Matthew Devitt: Drumkeeran and TemplecarneTownlands Map.
Note also that a family of Devitts located in Morgan County, Ohio, near the Donegal Strong family of Researcher: Email: Dale G. Strong
...BOHO Parish
...ROSCOLTAN Townland, Co. Fermanagh > ...HOWICK, ONTARIO
For a discussion, see: Rev. Lord Adam Loftis, Marquis of Ely.
John and Mary Strong, emigrated from County Fermanagh, Ireland, 1840 > Gorrie, Howick Twp, Huron Co.
For a discussion, see Bill Strong's Miscellaneous Strongs of Canada
Researcher, Email: David B. Strong


III(D) Counties Dublin and Wicklow
Dublin, County Dublin:See above.
Dublin, and County Wicklow:See above.


III(E) Counties Cork, Tipperary, Limerick, Waterford
...KILL, ST.NICHOLAS, Co. Waterford
County Waterford: See above.
Co. Tipperary:
John Strong, of Lehinch, Co. Tipperary, m. Margaret O'Meara; they had 6 children:
William Strong, (a publican), m. Feb 1849, Mary Ryan. Their children were: Bridget (1849), Pat (1852), William (1855), Anne (1856), Daniel (6 July 1859; See below*) and Thomas (1861).
Denis Strong married Bridget Kennedy and also lived at Lehinch. Their children were John (1852), Margaret (1853), Patrick (1857), Denis (1860), Elizabeth (1863), Patrick (1865) and Martin (1868).
Charles, James, Patrick, and Margaret.
Charles, James, and Patrick emigrated to the States
*Daniel Strong, b. 6 July 1859 at Lehinch, Co. Tipperary, emigrated to NZ in 1883 and d. in 1951.
Researcher: Email: Angela McCarthy Department of Modern History, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
Website: The New Zealand Ireland Connection
Note: Angela McCarthy has no genealogical connection to him but Daniel forms part of the study she is currently undertaking re Irish migration to NZ.
...George Washington Strong, supposed to have sailed out of Cork about the time of the famine. His son was John A. Strong, born in the Baltimore, Md. area about 1870-80; grandfather of researcher.
Researcher: Email: Luisa Tschetter, Salem, Missouri
Lorin/Loren/Lorenzo Strong, said to be of "Skibbereen", Co. Cork, Ireland, and Joaquin, Texas
Researcher, Email: Cherry Strong Hicks
William STRONG, possibly born in 1811 in Cos. Cork,or Antrim IRELAND, married Anne RAMSAY; their daughter Mary b. 1853, married James ABERNETHY and died in KINGSTON, ONTARIO, CANADA.
A relative informs that Mary Strong's parents (William Strong and Anne Ramsay) were from Ireland but more likely from Antrim than from Cork.
Researcher, Email: Pam Thomson
Website: Town Square Network
Lydia LaStrange b County Cork, Ireland. m David L. Brigham . One child, George David Brigham b 1867 in Holly Springs, Mississippi, USA. Lydia died when George was an infant. George moved to Forest City, Arkansas, when he was about 3, then to Johnson County Ark. At some time David L. Brigham married  Louisa Looney.  This information was given to me by my grandfather, George David, in the 1940's. Years later, one of George's daughters said that Lydia was 15 when she married. If her child was born within two years--1867--then she would have been born around 1850.
But the information about her age conflicts with something else my grandfather told me--that his mother was a nurse during the Union Army and his father was a Confederate soldier and they met during the Civil War. I know his father was a Confederate soldier because he is in a group photo that hangs in the Clarksville Ark. courthouse. But Lydia LaStrange remains a mystery. Does anybody have any suggestions on how to trace her? I would greatly appreciate any help.
Researcher, Email: Muriel Millwood Santa Cruz, CA


III(G) Various unlocalized Anglo-Scots-Irish Families Strong/Strange:
Not yet geographically placed.
John Strong, b. Ireland, 1799 > Upper Canada (Ontario) > dau. Mary Strong b. 6 Jan 1843, Upper Canada
Researcher, Larry Schneider
Thomas Strong m. Rose __?__ in Ireland. Their son, William Strong, b.~1850, m. Margaret McGowan, > New York City b.1870
Researcher, Email: Janet White
Annie E. Strong (1872-1937) m. Leonard Bannister in Ireland and emigrated to Australia
Researcher, Email: Steve Brew
Leonard Oliver Strong, b. 18 Aug 1894, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Researcher, Email: P. Pakes
III(H) Various CANADIAN ANGLO-SCOTS-IRISH Strongs: For a discussion of some of the following Strong Lineages see Bill Strong's Miscellaneous Strongs of Canada
...KINGSTON
...STREETSVILLE
...BRANTFORD
...BRADFORD
...COBOURG: Note, these Strongs are descended from "Elder" John Strong, see above.
...NEBRASKA/ALBERTA
...PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND WEB Site: Dave Hunter's Island Register


III(I) Various Possible AMERICAN IRISH STRONGS:
...YORK COUNTY, PA.? James "Schim" Strong or Strang, of York County, Pennsylvania
Reference: Volume V, Strong Family Histories, published for the SFAA by Edwards Brothers, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, (c) SFAA, 1996, pp. 148-193 These Strongs are probably of Scots-Irish Descent;
See Recently Developed DNA Evidence.

For a background discussion, see: The Strongs of York County, Pennsylvania.
Researchers: Gladys E. Strong Smith, Ravena, Ohio Leah M. Strong Miller, Elkhart, Indiana Janet V. Strong Rosenberry Fredric R. Strong, Mountain View, California Susan Strong Bailey, Tucson, Arizona Elizabeth A. Pierson Shorner, Berwin, Illinois Marlene A Rosenow Jones, Manuta, Ohio Frances Strong Helman, Tavares, Florida
Researcher, Emmett W Bratt 151 Lansdowne Drive Moon Twp, PA 15108-3027
ebratt@geocities.com
ebratt@sprynet.com
thebratt@iname.com
http://www.geocities.com/~ebratt
http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/b/r/a/Emmett-W-Bratt
Email: Emmett Bratt ; Website and GEDCOMs: Emmett Bratt's Home Page GEDCOM: Emmett Bratt
Researchers, Email: Christie Sheffe, and
Email: Pat Manzur, and
Email: Kimberly Knutson
Website: Kimberly Knutson's Home Page

See also:
Reference: "The Descendants of Jacob Strong", published in Salt Lake City, Utah, by the Jacob Strong Family Organization in 1980.
Samuel Strong of Mifflin County, PA c.1700s
Reference: Volume V, Strong Family Histories, published for the SFAA by Edwards Brothers, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, (c) 1996. pp.526-532. Researchers, Email: Russell G. Strong Website: Russell Strong's Home Page Email: Karen (Strong) McKellar
John Strong of Chester County, PA
Researcher, Email: Megan Scott
...SCOTT COUNTY, VA
John Strong of Ireland, c.1700s, > Scott Co., VA > Daniel Strong > William Strong > North Fork, Kentucky River, KY 1800/1801
Researcher, Email: Bill and Lisa Taul?
John Strong of Ireland, 1700s
Researcher, Email: Lisa Taulman Website: Wonderdove
Thomas Strong of Virginia (possibly related to John Strong of Ire- land, above)
Reference: Volume V, Strong Family Histories, published for the SFAA by Edwards Brothers, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, (c) 1996. pp.581-583.
re: Thomas Strong, see also pp.444- 480
Researchers: Edwin E. Nickels, Blountville, Tennessee Avon Duane Doty, Kingsport, Tennessee Lois Doty Hipps, Anniston, Alabama Lyle A. Doty, Morristown, Tennessee Jane Stephenson Fairburn, McCormick, SC Mildred Strong Strayer, St. Petersburg, Florida Karen Jones Simpson, Kingsport, Tennessee Phyllis Saulsbury Stokes, Omaha, Nebraska Kathleen Large Ringley, Appalachia, Virginia Janett Jessee, Big Stone Gap, Virginia
re: Samuel Strong, see also pp.437- 443
Researchers: David C. Strong, Carmel, Indiana
Strong Family, principally Thomas and Samuel Strong, above:
Reference: Strong Family Papers, 1823- 1855: Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond, VA- Accession No. 29587
Strongs of Scott County, VA
Reference: James Robert Rolff, "Strong Family of Virginia and other Southern Strongs", c.1983
...VERMONT James Robert Strong, b.1816, Ireland; > Landgrove, Vermont, before 1844; > Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Co., Upper Canada (Ontario) c. 1850; > returned to Vermont 1856. Descendants Iowa and California
Researcher: J.R. Strong, El Cajon, CA
Researchers: Email: Judy Hansen, and Email: David B. Strong
Email: James Hall Strong
Website:Landgrove, Vermont partial descendency (Click on "Strong" in contents)
For a background discussion, see: The Strongs of Landgrove, Vermont;
and see Bill Strong's Miscellaneous Strongs of Canada
...NEW YORK: Patrick Strong, of Irish Origin > son Thomas Strong was born 1859, in Conesus, NY > descendants, in Florida... Researcher: Email: Thomas J. Strong,
...BRAZIL:
1) Unknown Strong, possibly born in Ireland,
>emigrated from Ireland (according to an old relative of researcher) to the USA in the nineteenth century.
2) Harris Strong,great grandfather of researcher, married Genoveva (Italian?) Strong. He was a farmer in NY. Some of the family then moved to Waukeesha, Wisconsin.
3) Meyer David Strong; grandfather of researcher, married a Brasilian woman.
4) David Abe Strong, born in USA Jun 9 1920; father of researcher, who "went to Brasil to visit researcher's Grandmother´s family".
5) Henry Dantas Strong , born in Brasil , Aug.30 1951
seeking further information re this family. Researcher, Email: Henry Dantas Strong


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An exciting new avenue of research is opening. Advances in genetic techology have made it possible to persue a DNA Study which promises to help resolve whether the lineages discussed in this chapter are indeed related. The DNA Study will show whether the lineages have a "Most Recent Common Ancestor" and predict how many generations back from the test subjects the MRCA occured. Take a look at the LeStrange-Strange-Strang-Stronge-Strong DNA Study , and consider joining the project. Help resolve the puzzle whether the various lineages discussed in this chapter are related, and if so, the degree to which they are related!

This web page is divided into several sections. Click on the section to which you wish to "jump":
LINEAGES DIRECTORY: INTRODUCTION
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PART II - STRANG/STRANGE/STRONG/STRONGE of SCOTLAND:
PART III - VARIOUS STRONG(E)/STRANG(E) FAMILIES OF IRELAND:
PART IV - NAMES CHANGED TO STRONG FROM LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH:
PART V - NAMES "SOUNDING" LIKE STRONG:
END OF CHAPTER: CONCLUSION



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