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JOHN STRONG (a2b)




      JOHN STRONG (a2b) son of William Strong (a2), born November 2, 1734 in Hanover County, Virginia. John married Sarah Sneed the daughter of Samuel and Ruth Dudley Sneed. Around 1767, John Strong was living in Pittsylvania Co., VA near the Sandy River. In the 1767 Tax List of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, John Strong is listed with Thomas Strong (a2d), James Strong (a2g) as well as Joseph Martin. Joseph Martin appears to have been living with or employed by John Strong. Joseph Martin later became a soldier in the American Revolution and the City of Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia was named in his honor. John and his brothers, Thomas Strong (a2d) and James Strong (a2g) along with his brother-in-laws, Benjamin Crowley and Samuel Crowley were believed to all have been "Long Hunters" prior to the American Revolution.6
      John Strong, Thomas Strong, James Strong and others moved to North Carolina around 1777 just after the outbreak of the American Revolution. Jim Rolff speculated that this move was made for several reasons. One being that the Strong and Crowley families had already paid a high demand that was asked of the Colonial Virginians during the Revolution. This was not only from the British Crown but from the Colonists. John's brother-in-law, Samuel Crowley, had already paid with his life as well as John's brother, Thomas Strong (a2d), who is believed to have also died in the Revolution. These deaths alone may have contributed to the decision to move to North Carolina. North Carolina was not as enthusiastic about the war as was Virginia.
      John Strong (a2b) was part of the American Revolt against Britain. It appears that John Strong (a2b) was paid for his service in the Revolution by Colonial Vouchers #2710, #5735, and #6525. He is also listed in Volume 2 of "Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham and Stokes with Revolutionary Service". Several descendants of John Strong (a2b) have used the above information to gain membership to "The Daughters of the American Revolution". John Strong's home was near Leaksville, and he was a close friend and neighbor of Alexander Martin. Alexander Martin was the first Governor of North Carolina. More on John Strong (a2b) can be found in Chapter 2 on Thomas Strong (a2d).
Children of JOHN STRONG (a2b)

WILLIAM STRONG (a2b1) son of John Strong (a2b), born approximately 1759 in Hanover County, Virginia. William married Susannah Herdeman. William died after 1850 in Troup County, Georgia.
Known Children of WILLIAM STRONG (a2b1):

     ROBERT HARRISON STRONG (a2b1a) son of William Strong (a2b1), born in 1794 in Lexington, Oglethorpe     County, Georgia. He married Mary Williams on October 24, 1824. She was born in 1800 and died April 19, 1838. He     married his second wife Martha Williams November 25, 1838. Martha Williams died September 20, 1874 and is buried at     "Strong Cemetery", Antioch, Troup County, Georgia. Robert Harrison Strong served in the War of 1812. He enlisted in     Sparta and served in Floyd's Brigade of the Georgia Militia.

     LYDIA C. STRONG (a2b1b) dau. of William Strong (a2b1), born September 18, 1799 on Oglethrope County,     Georgia. She died in Layfayette, Texas on October 21, 1878. She married John Wilkes. She was buried in Layfayette     Cemetery in Camp County, Texas.

     JOHN B. STRONG (a2b1c) son of William Strong (a2b1), birth and death unknown. John married Polly Wilkes on     September 18, 1816.

     REBECCA STRONG (a2b1d) dau. of William Strong (a2b1), birth and death unknown. She married William Wilkes on     October 4, 1820.

     WILLIAM STRONG (a1b1e) son of William Strong (a2b1), born 1818 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia.


SAMUEL SNEED STRONG (a2b2) son of John Strong (a2b), born February 8, 1761 in Hanover County, Virginia. Samuel Sneed married Judith Hardeman. Judith was born in 1775. She died December 24, 1843 and was buried in the Strong Cemetery. Samuel Sneed Strong was issued North Carolina Pay Voucher #1395 for service or contributions during the Revolutionary War. Samuel died on June 30, 1833 and was buried in the Strong Cemetery, Rockingham County, North Carolina.
Known Children of SAMUEL SNEED STRONG (a2b2):

     LYDIA STRONG (a2b2a) dau. of Samuel Sneed Strong (a2b2), born around1788 in Rockingham, North Carolina. She     married Ellis Roberts in Rockingham County on January 15, 1808. He was the son of Cyrus Roberts and was born around     1780.

     SARAH STRONG (a2b2b) dau. of Samuel Sneed Strong (a2b2), born on July 2, 1790 in Rockingham County, North     Carolina and died on April 16, 1883. She married John Wilson on September 4, 1821.

     HARDEMAN STRONG (a2b2c) son of Samuel Sneed Strong (a2b2), born 1790's in Rockingham County, North     Carolina. He was killed in the "War of 1812".

     (Daughter) STRONG (a2b2d) dau. of Samuel Sneed Strong (a2b2), birth and death unknown. Married a William      Porter.


JOHN STRONG, JR. (a2b3) son of John Strong (a2b), born prior to 1765, possibly in Hanover County, Virginia.


ROBERT STRONG (a2b4) son of John Strong (a2b), born before 1774 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Robert married Susan Fields on March 14, 1811. Susan Fields was born January 20, 1785 in Rockingham County, North Carolina and was the daughter of John and Mary Gibson Fields. Robert Strong married his second wife, Betsy Sneed on November 19, 1826. She was the widow of Alexander Sneed. Robert Strong died November 7, 1848 in Rockingham County, North Carolina.
Children of ROBERT STRONG (a2b4):

     WILLIAM R. STRONG (a2b4a) son of Robert Strong (a2b4), born December 29, 1811 in Rockingham County North     Carolina and died March 23, 1881. He married Caroline Hopper June 21, 1848. She died July 20, 1858. He then married     Mary E. Downs April 23, 1860.

     SARY STRONG (a2b4b) dau. of Robert Strong (a2b4), born October 26, 1813 Rockingham County, North Carolina.     She married Ansel Barnes August 28, 1836.

     JANETT STRONG (a2b4c) dau. of Robert Strong (a2b4), born October 31,1815 in Rockingham County, North     Carolina. .


ZACHARIAH STRONG (a2b5) son of John Strong (a2b), born May 1, 1774 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia and died October 29, 1831 in Rockingham County, North Carolina. He married Ruth Smith on December 23, 1802. She was born May 14,1779 and was the daughter of Joshua and Elizabeth Gibson Smith.
Children of ZACHARIAH STRONG (a2b5):

     SARAH STRONG (a2b5a) dau. of Zahariah Strong (a2b5), born September 2, 1803 in Rockingham North Carolina.     She married Ewell Dalton July, 16, 1829.

     CHARLES STRONG (a2b5b) son of Zachariah Strong (a2b5), born December 28, 1804, North Carolina. Died     December 29, 1852.

     NANCY STRONG (a2b5c) dau. of Zachariah Strong (a2b5), born February 21, 1807, Rockingham County, North     Carolina. She married Gabriel Critz on December 1, 1847.

     ELIZABETH STRONG (a2b5d) dau. of Zachariah Strong (a2b5), born June 5,1809 in Rockingham County, North     Carolina and died January 17, 1871. Married Joshua Lindsay, who died by 1839. She remarried on January 26, 1847 to     Joshua T. Smith

     JOHN STRONG (a2b5e) son of Zachariah Strong (a2b5), born June 9, 1811, in Rockingham County, North Carolina.     He married Sarah Adams on December 2, 1841.

     JOSHUA S. STRONG (a2b5f) son of Zachariah Strong (a2b5), born January 11, 1813 in Rockingham County, North     Carolina. Joshua Strong married Matilda Berry on November 24, 1846. Joshua S. Strong died June 1, 1855.

     RUTH STRONG (a2b5g) dau. of Zachariah Strong (a2b5), born March 25, 1815, in Rockingham County, North     Carolina. She married John Moir on June 29, 1853.

     FRANCES JEFFERSON STRONG (a2b5h) dau. of Zachariah Strong (a2b5), born July 10, 1817. She married     George Henry Chaplin February 4, 1847. She died October 25, 1893 and buried at Stone Mountain Church Cemetery in     Carroll County, Virginia.

     SAMUEL D. STRONG (a2b5i) son of Zachariah Strong (a2b5), born March 13, 1820 in Rockingham County, North     Carolina. He married Alletha F. Stillwell on October 15, 1840.


AGNES STRONG (a2b6) dau. of John Strong (a2b), born around 1776 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia and died January 24, 1860 in Patrick County, Virginia. She married a Mr. Grogan.
Children of AGNES STRONG (a2b6):

     WILLIAM GROGAN (a2b6a) son of Agnes Strong (a2b6), born April 17, 1820.
     ANDREW GROGAN (a2b6b) son of Agnes Strong (a2b6), born Feb. 16, 1815.
     JOHN H. GROGAN (a2b6c) son of Agnes Strong (a2b6), born October 8, 1809.




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