was born at Co. Antrim, Ireland
, in 1709. He was the son of John Strong
and (?) Weir
. He married Elizabeth (?)
at Co. Antrim, Ireland
, in 1751. James immigrated, in 1771. Destination: an unknown place . He was land contract on 30 October 1771 at Chester Co., South Carolina
; The earliest official record of James Strong in South Carolina is recorded on October 30, 1771. In the records of the proceeding of the Governor's Council of South Carolina the following Strong's applied for "Bounty Land" in Craven Co., South Carolina (this part of Craven Co. later became Chester Co.): Charles Strong, 100 acres; Elizabeth Strong, 100 acres; Martha Strong, 100 acres; Jennet Strong, 100 acres; James Strong, 100 acres; Susanna Strong, 100 acres; and Agnes Strong, 100 acres; . Whe the plat for the land assigned to James Strong was recorded, it showed 200 acres on a branch of Rocky Creek, Craven Co. (now Chester Co.), South Carolina, surrounded by vacant lands. The date of the grant was 6 Feb. 1773.
Before James received the grant of Bounty Land, he purchased on 2 Dec 1771, 300 acres of land between the two branches of Little Rocky Creek, in what is now Chester Co., South Carolina. That land was originally granted to James Carr on August 1, 1769. One half of both the bounty land and the 300 acre tract was later bequeathed to each of James' sons, Robert and James. James, Jr. later acquired all of this property when he purchased his brother's half. He made a will at South Carolina
on 1 November 1779. James died on 15 November 1779 at Chester Co., South Carolina
. His body was interred in November 1779 at Chester Co., South Carolina
, at Harbison Burying Ground. The cemetery is located about one mile above the Old Catholic Presbyterian Church in Chester Co., South Carolina.
James Strong's tombstone reads:
"Sacred to the memory of James Strong
who died November 15, 1779
aged 70 years
also his son James
who died November 5, 1823
age 63 years
Mark the perfect and behold the man of uprightness
Because that surely of this man the latter end is peace.".