Eld. John Strong1

#2680, (circa 1605 - )

Family 1

____ _____ b. s 1607, d. a 1630
Children 1.John Strong Jr.4 (s 1628 - )
 2.___1 Strong4 (s 1629 - )

Family 2

Abigail Ford b. c 1619
Children 1.Thomas Strong10 (s 1636 - 1689)
 2.Jedediah Strong+10 (1637 - 1733)
 3.Josiah Strong10 (c 1639 - s 1641)
 4.Return Strong10 (s 1641 - 1726)
 5.Ebenezer Strong10 (c 1643 - 1729)
 6.Abigail Strong10 (s 1645 - )
 7.Elizabeth Strong10 (1647 - )
 8.Experience Strong10 (1650 - )
 9.Samuel Strong10 (1652 - 1732)
 10.Joseph Strong10 (1652 - s 1654)
 11.Mary Strong10 (1654 - 1738)
 12.Sarah Strong+10 (s 1656 - 1733)
 13.Hannah Strong10 (1659 - 1693)
 14.Jerijah Strong10 (1665 - 1754)

Family 3

Child 1.Thankful Strong1 (1663 - )
Birth*circa 1605He was born circa 1605 at Taunton or Chard, Co. Somerset, EnglandG; (about 14 miles apart.)2,3 
Marriage*say 1627He married ____ _____ say 1627 at EnglandG.4 
1635He and ____ _____ migrated to Massachusetts BayG (considered unlikely in Great Migration VI:587) in 1635.5,6 
Marriage*circa 1635He married Abigail Ford, daughter of Thomas Ford and Elizabeth Chard, circa 1635 at Dorchester, Massachusetts.7,8 
circa 1659He and Abigail Ford removed to Northampton, Massachusetts Bay, circa 1659.9 


  1. [S289] George Sheldon, History of Deerfield, Massachusetts, Volume 2 (Deerfield: E.A. Hall and Co., 1896), p. 55: "Jonathan, Feb. 15, 1649; m. Nov. 2, 1667, Hannah, dau. John Ward, rem. to N. |.; she d. 1693; (2) Thankful, dau. Elder John Strong of Wind., he d. Dec. 13, 1739."
  2. [S166] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995-2011), VI:581-588 (entry for John Strong). "The commonly accepted parentage for the immigrant was first published in 1931 by Albert Strong [The Strongs ofStrongsville (Fort Dodge, Iowa, 1931)]. The core documents for this ancestry are the 1627 will of George Strong of Chard [PCC 15 Pile] and the 1612 will of John Strong, also of Chard [Episcopal Consistory Court of Bath and Wells, 1612, 129]. The relationships stated in these two wills make it clear that George was father of John, and that John had a son John, who was of about the right age to be the subject of this sketch. Furthermore, Margery (Deane) Strong, wife of the immigrant, was from Chard. All this evidence points to John Strong, son of John Strong of Chard, and grandson of George Strong of the same place, as the resident of Hingham, Taunton and Windsor, but more evidence would be welcome."
  3. [S1023] Benjamin W. Dwight, History of the Descendants of Elder John Strong of Northampton, Mass. Vol. I, (Albany, N.Y.: Joel Munsell, 1871), I:15, giving Taunton. Hereinafter cited as Elder John Strong I.
  4. [S1023] Benjamin W. Dwight, Elder John Strong I, I:xxvi, no name given. John Strong "married his first wife in England, who died immediately after landing in this country [30 May 1630]; leaving two young children, the youngest of which died in two months after its mother."
  5. [S166] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, VI:581-588 (entry for John Strong).
  6. [S1023] Benjamin W. Dwight, Elder John Strong I, I:15. On the Mary & John, departing England 20 Mar 1630 and landing at Natasket in the Massachusetts Bay on 30 May 1630. Later research disagrees, but this is the version of his migration given (reportedly) by Caleb Strong in 1777, and published by Edward Strong in 1869 (Great Migration VI:566-587).
  7. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), online AmericanAncestors.org, p. 689, no date, citing Waterman Genealogy 640-43.
  8. [S1023] Benjamin W. Dwight, Elder John Strong I, I:xxvi, giving 1635 or 1636 as the date.
  9. [S1024] James Russell Trumbull, History of Northampton Massachusetts From Its Settlement in 1654 (Northampton: Gazette Printing Co., 1898, 1902), two volumes, I:79. John Strong, Sr., David Wilton and Aaron Cook "arrived apparently about the same time during the year 1659."
  10. [S1023] Benjamin W. Dwight, Elder John Strong I, I:19.