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.

George W. Strong Book

Wednes­day, April 11, 2007

George W. Strong Book

I just had a ter­rific con­ver­sa­tion with the author of a book about one of the descen­dants of the Jede­diah line.  The book is avail­able on Ama­zon and is enti­tled “Amer­i­can Jour­ney of George W. Strong.”  He lived in south­ern Michi­gan dur­ing the 1800’s.  The author is Peter Centa.  He worked for sev­eral years com­pil­ing data about a fas­ci­nat­ing per­son in our history.

Has any­one else seen this or read the book?  We’d love to hear back from you.

SFAA Cor­re­spond­ing Sec­re­tary, Anita B.

Loss of Bob

Tues­day, April 10, 2007

Please accept my words of sym­pa­thy regard­ing the loss of Bob..he was a wealth of infor­ma­tion to a great many peo­ple. He was very kind and help­ful, he will indeed be missed. May the Lord hold you & his fam­ily in the palm of His hand, giv­ing you courage & strength..may He hold you up until you can stand, and dry your tears –always.

Sin­cerely, Rene P.

Warham quote provided by Mary Macksey

Tues­day, Decem­ber 19, 2006

Warham quote pro­vided by Mary Macksey

Con­cern­ing Rev­erend John Warham, I had this quote you might find interesting.
From the book Jonathan Edwards, a New Biog­ra­phy by Iain H. Murray,
The Ban­ner of Truth Trust;1987 gives, “Warham had been min­is­ter of one of Connecticut’s old­est churches, the exten­sive parish of Wind­sor, which lay on both sides of the Con­necti­cut river and adjoin­ing Hart­ford to the south. Of this first min­is­ter of Wind­sor, Cot­ton Mather writes, ‘Though our Warham were as pious a man as most that were out of heaven, yet Satan often threw him into those deadly pangs of melan­choly, that made him despair of ever get­ting thither.’”

Adding Medical Information to Genealogies

Tues­day, Decem­ber 19, 2006

From Anthony Hoff­man, member

I have an impor­tant issue I’d like to put before the members;

It is vital that we begin adding med­ical infor­ma­tion to our genealog­i­cal data; In addi­tion to where and when rel­a­tives were born, mar­ried, and died, med­ical con­di­tions  should be included.  Even with cur­rent
tech­nol­ogy, this will surely mean the dif­fer­ence between life and death in some cases, and will assist the early diag­no­sis of genet­i­cally car­ried diseases.

This sort of knowl­edge prob­a­bly saved my life some years back; Know­ing my uncle had all his teeth pulled, one by one, before they real­ized it was his heart caus­ing the trou­ble, enabled me to under­stand what was hap­pen­ing to me and seek treat­ment early enough to pre­vent a heart attack when I sud­denly at the same age
of forty, woke up with strange pains across the back of my shoul­ders and in my lower jaw one night.

My wife’s aunt, 83 years old, upon see­ing my seven-year-old daugh­ter with a patch over her left eye to treat “lazy eye”, com­mented “I had that same eye patched at the same age.” Obvi­ously, this is a genetic

Any health data is poten­tially vital to show­ing a genetic redis­po­si­tion.  If enough of the same mark­ers show up in a num­ber of peo­ple, it sig­nals a red flag-a place to be espe­cially aware of.

So, I hope you will agree that pro­vi­sions need to be made for record­ing health data — what dis­eases a per­son has or had, includ­ing date of onset and symp­toms, and aller­gic or side effect reac­tions to
med­ica­tions. This should be done for mem­bers liv­ing and deceased, and listed in obit­u­ar­ies as well.

This would have the side ben­e­fit of bring­ing prac­ti­cal rel­e­vance to Gene­ol­ogy, mak­ing con­verts out of most of those who view it as strictly an odd hobby with no rel­e­vance to the present.

–Anthony Hoff­man

Something out of Dwight’s Volume I, page 52 & 53

Wednes­day, Novem­ber 29, 2006

Some­thing out of Dwight’s Vol­ume I, page 52 & 53

Rev. Edward Payson Ham­mond grad­u­ated at Williams Col­lege, in 1858; stud­ied the­ol­ogy one year at the Union The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary in New York, and com­pleted his stud­ies at the Free Church The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary, in Edin­burgh, Scot­land.
It was his fixed pur­pose to become in the end a mis­sion­ary to Bul­garia, Turkey.  But while pur­su­ing his stud­ies at Edin­burgh he sup­plied the pul­pit of the Con­gre­ga­tional Church, in Mus­sel­burgh, and was so much blessed in his labors that he received numer­ous invi­ta­tions to labor as an evan­ge­list at the close of his course of study, and labored in such a way in Scot­land for about a year.
In the sum­mer of 1861, he returned to this coun­try on board the Great East­ern with two thou­sand and more British sol­diers on their way to Que­bec, and preached to them daily on the way.  From that time until July 28, 1866, he labored almost inces­santly — preach­ing once and twice a day con­tin­u­ously as an evan­ge­list in dif­fer­ent parts of the coun­try.
In “the Har­vest Work of the Holy Spirit,” by Rev. P. C. Headley, an extended account is given of his labors.
In July 1866, he went with his wife to Pales­tine — preach­ing, while on his way thither, on the con­tinenet through an inter­preter many times, as also after­wards in the Holy Land.
On his return home­wards he preached for a year and a half in Lon­don, Glas­gow, Dublin and many other places, dur­ing which time he wrote and pub­lished numer­ous books which had a large cir­cu­la­tion.
His atten­tion has been much directed to efforts for the con­ver­sion of chi­dren, and thou­sands it is believed have been led by him on both sides of the Atlantic to con­se­crate them­selves in their youth to their Mas­ter in Heaven.
He was ordained a min­is­ter of the gospel Jan­u­ary 1863, by the Third Pres­bytery of New York.
He spends his sum­mers (1870) at Ver­non, Con­necti­cut.  To him the author is indebted for most of the account here fur­nished of the Strong-Hammond Famiy.
He is the author of “Sketches of Pales­tine,” “Jesus, The Way,” “Lit­tle Ones in the Fold,” “New Praises of Jesus,” “Chil­dren and Jesus,” “Jesus’ Lambs,” “Hymns of Sal­va­tion,” “Jesus, the Lamb of God,” etc.