More Kinships

More Kin­ships:

  • John Davi­son Rock­e­feller IV (1937-), gov­er­nor of West Virginia
  • Joseph Wright Alsop V (1910–1989) and Stew­art Johon­not Oliver Alsop (1914–1974), news­pa­per colum­nists and polit­i­cal analysts
  • Don­ald Lines Jacobus (1887–1970), genealogist
  • Henry Cabot Lodge II (1902–1985), U.S. sen­a­tor and diplo­mat, and can­di­date for U.S. vice pres­i­dency in 1960
  • Guy Low­ell (1870–1927), architect
  • John Pier­pont (“J. P.”) Mor­gan, Sr. (1837–1913), banker, financier and indus­trial orga­nizer, art and book col­lec­tor, and John Pier­pont Mor­gan, Jr. (1867–1943), banker and financier
  • Levi Par­sons Mor­ton (1824–1920), con­gress­man, diplo­mat, gov­er­nor of New York, and U.S. vice pres­i­dent under Ben­jamin Harrison
  • George Shel­don (1818 — 1916), rep­re­sen­ta­tive to Gen­eral court; Mass. sen­a­tor; author of “His­tory of Deerfield”

Descendants of John Strong and Abigail Ford

Descen­dants of John Strong and Abi­gail Ford
Nathan Hale Cap­tain Nathan Hale (1755–1776), Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War mar­tyr
The Amer­i­can rev­o­lu­tion mar­tyr who made these words famous:

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”

Nathan Hale was a 3rd great — grand­son of Elder John Strong.

  • Jesse Root (1736–1822), del­e­gate to Con­ti­nen­tal Con­gress (1778–1783)
    and chief jus­tice of Con­necti­cut (1796–1807)
  • Abra­ham Bald­win (1754–1807), mem­ber of Con­ti­nen­tal Con­gress, signer of the U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion, and founder and first pres­i­dent of Franklin Col­lege (now Uni­ver­sity of Georgia)
  • Edward Everett Hale (1822–1909), Uni­tar­ian cler­gy­man and writer best known for his book “The Man With­out a Country”
  • Fred­er­ick Augus­tus Porter Barnard (1809–1889), U.S. edu­ca­tor and for nearly 25 years pres­i­dent of Colum­bia Col­lege (Barnard Col­lege is named for him)
  • Wal­ter Chauncey Camp (1859–1925), Yale foot­ball coach and pro­moter of Amer­i­can football
  • James Dwight Dana (1813–1895), geol­o­gist and mineralogist
  • Isabella Stew­art Gard­ner (1840–1924), Boston art col­lec­tor and social leader, builder of Fen­way Court
  • Dorothy Eliz­a­beth Gish (1898–1968) and Lil­lian Diana Gish (1893–1993),actresses and motion-picture pioneers
Franklin Delano Roo­sevelt (1882–1945), 32nd U.S. president

One of our nation’s most famous Pres­i­dents, Franklin D. Roo­sevelt led the Nation through the Great Depres­sion and World War II.

Spouses of Descendants of John Strong and Margery Dean

Spouses of Descen­dants of John Strong and Margery Dean

  • Ruth Ful­ton Bene­dict (1887–1948), anthropologist
  • Count Greve Folke Bernadotte (1895–1948), diplo­mat, United Nations medi­a­tor in Pales­tine in 1948, and grand­son of Oscar II, King of Sweden
  • David Dud­ley Field (1805–1894), lawyer and law reformer
  • Byron Ray­mond White (1917-), asso­ciate jus­tice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1962–1993)

Samson Strong Descendants Reunion

Sam­son Strong Descen­dants Reunion — August 10, 2008

The Strong Fam­ily reunion for descen­dants of Sam­son Strong (Jede­diah Strong line) of Tama Co., Iowa, will be held on Sun­day, August 10, 2008, at the Carl­ton Brethren Church fel­low­ship hall, Gar­win Iowa.

The church is not in Gar­win, see direc­tions below.

For more infor­ma­tion, please call

Dean Fisher at 641–750-3594 (cellphone).

Direc­tions to the church:

From Gar­win, Iowa, go west on the Gar­win Road, E-27, to B Ave. (appr. 3 miles).  Go left, (south) on B ave. appr. 3 miles to the church.

Diana, Princess of Wales

Diana Spencer Diana Frances Spencer, H.R.H. The Princess of Wales (1961–1997)

A beau­ti­ful young woman, and one of the most beloved peo­ple in his­tory. She died in a tragic auto­mo­bile acci­dent in France. How­ever, the legacy of her Strong her­itage lives on though her two sons; Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales (1982-), heir to the throne of Eng­land, and Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales (1984-) Lady Diana was a 9th great — grand­daugh­ter of Elder John.

Descen­dants of John Strong can claim almost 100 notable kin from the more than 250 whose lines of ascen­dancy are pre­sented in Gary Boyd Roberts’ “The New Eng­land Ances­try of H.R.H. The Princess of Wales”

Grave marker submitted

Tues­day, July 29, 2008

Grave marker submitted

We just received a pic­ture of a grave marker in Geneva, New York.  It was sub­mit­ted by a per­son that was very moved by the inscrip­tion.  Appar­ently we can still influ­ence peo­ple after we are gone.  Josiah Strong (b. Jun 17, 1758, d. Nov 14, 1841) served our coun­try in the first years of the strug­gle for inde­pen­dence.  He is descended from the Samuel line and is listed in Dwight’s His­tory on page 1422.

Click on the head­stone to see the full size image

Samson Strong Reunion

Tues­day, July 3, 2007

Sam­son Strong Reunion

The Strong Fam­ily reunion for descen­dants of Sam­son Strong (Jede­diah Strong line) of Tama Co., Iowa, will be held on Sun­day, August 12, 2007, at the Carl­ton Brethren Church fel­low­ship hall, Gar­win Iowa.  The church is not in Gar­win, see direc­tions below.  For more infor­ma­tion, please call Dean Fisher at 641–750-3594 (cellphone).

Direc­tions to the church: From Gar­win, Iowa, go west on the Gar­win Road, E-27, to B Ave. (appr. 3 miles).  Go left, (south) on B ave. appr. 3 miles to the church.