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.

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