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
predispostion.

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.

Howard Strong Passes Away

Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 15, 2006

Howard Strong passes away.

With much sor­row we announce that Howard S. Strong, Jr. passed away in Nes­bitt, Mis­sis­sippi.  His wife was the host­ess for the 2004 Reunion in Mem­phis, Ten­nessee.  He lost his bat­tle with can­cer this week.

To view his obit­u­ary you can go to this site:

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

More About Our Heritage

Tues­day, July 11, 2006

More about our heritage

While enter­ing some back­ground geneal­ogy for an update that one of our fam­i­lies sent in I found the fol­low­ing state­ment:  “Sarah Chap­man was  remark­able for her indus­try, cheer­ful­ness and glad­ness of heart in the Lord, abound­ing in good words and deeds, call­ing duty a plea­sure and work pas­time, and scat­ter­ing sun­shine every­where all along her path­way in life.  The mem­ory of the life and love of such a mother is the best of all heirlooms.”
Paul Strong mar­ried this woman in April 1800.  They were the par­ents of eleven chil­dren (includ­ing one set of twins).  Their sec­ond child died at the age of two and yet she was known for this cheer­ful spirit.
What a won­der­ful her­itage we can enjoy, and such indi­vid­ual spirit gives a mighty foun­da­tion for our very lives.

Jarvis Has Moved!

Thurs­day, July 6, 2006

Jarvis has moved!

Jarvis & Molly have suc­cess­fully moved into a home that they have waited for about 7 years.  It was a thin­ning out crunch, but they are in their new home.  He just e-mailed me to say that he is finally back on line, too!  So many con­nec­tions, so lit­tle cable anymore.

Attending the August Reunion

Fri­day, June 30, 2006

Attend­ing the August Reunion

We have just signed up for the reunion.  It was in the mid 80’s when we attended three (Northamp­ton, Flint and Wind­sor)  We look for­ward to Aug. and being with Fam­ily again.

Carol and Al Mann, John Jr. line.

Clapp Connections

Thurs­day, June 8, 2006

Clapp con­nec­tions

I just heard from a Clapp rel­a­tive still liv­ing in Eng­land.  They con­tacted the Strong fam­ily to offer help if needed for any­thing in the Old Country!

I was thrilled to hear from them.  I am related to the Clapp line through my Ebenezer link.

How excit­ing to hear from a cousin 400 years removed!