- John was the son of Elder John Strong and his first wife Margerie Deane. He was the only surviving child of this marriage born before 22 July 1634 when he was named with his mother in the will of his grandfather, William Deane of Southchard, Chard, Somerset, England.
John was a tanner and spent his life in Windsor, CT. He was a man of prominence in the affairs of that city.
His family was not mentioned in the will of Elder John Strong having received, along with his brother Return Strong the Tanneries in Windsor as his inheritance portion.
The inventory of the estate of John Strong, was taken Feb 28, 1697/8; it names the children as
- John Strong, age 32,
- Jacob, 25;
- Josiah, 19;
- Mary Stanly, 40, and
- Hannah Hopkins, 36.
The following month, two agreements were made by the heirs, the first relating to the dower of the widow Hannah Strong, who is called mother-in-law [stepmother] of the sons; the second, relating to distribution to the children, signed by John, Jacob and Josiah Strong, Return Strong, as the guardian of Josiah, and Timothy Stanley and John Hopkins. [Manwaring's Digest, l : 579.] [2, 3]