Elder John/1 Strong

M, #38167, (circa 1605 - 14 April 1699)
Last Edited:21 Aug 2017

Children with Abigail Ford:

  • Thomas/2 Strong5 b. circa 1631, d. 3 Oct 1689
  • John/2 Strong3 b. say 1635
  • Jedediah/2 Strong8 b. 7 May 1637, d. 22 May 1733
  • Elizabeth/2 Strong+9 b. 24 Feb 1648, d. 12 May 1736

Child with an unknown spouse/person:

  • Elder Ebenezer/2 Strong10 b. circa 1643, d. 11 Feb 1729
Elder John/1 Strong was born circa 1605 in Taunton, Somerset.1 He is believed to have sailed, 20 Mar 1630, in the Mary and John, Thomas Chubb, master, from Plymouth, England, arriving at Nantasket Point in Massachusetts Bay on May 30. The colonizing party initially settled at Mattapan, which was renamed Dorchester after the English home of their patron, Rev. John White.2,3 He married (2), Dec 1630 at Dorchester?, Abigail Ford, daughter of Thomas/1 Ford and Elizabeth (–?–).4 In 1635 he removed to Hingham, then shortly after to Taunton, where he remained as late as 1645, being a deputy to the Plymouth General Court in 1641, 1643 and 1644.5 From Taunton he went to Windsor, Connecticut.5 In 1659 he settled at Northampton, Massachusetts, where he was ordained elder of the church, 13 Jun 1663, had a tannery, and lived his remaining 40 years.5,3 One of those who successfully petitioned the General Court, 1672, for a new plantation at Squakheag (subsequently Northfield).6 His wife Abigail died at Northampton 6 Jun/Jul 16884, and he 14 Apr 1699, aged 94 years.7

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Record of Marriages & Births Copied from the 1st Book of Records under the date 18 May 1674," 5:225–230 (1851).
  2. [S97] Charles Edward Banks, Planters of the Commonwealth, 87, 88, Mary and John.
  3. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Record of Marriages & Births Copied from the 1st Book of Records under the date 18 May 1674," 5:361 (1851).
  4. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 34, Abigail Strong d.
  5. [S743] Daniel White Wells and Reuben Field Wells, Hist. Hatfield, 440.
  6. [S269] George Sheldon and J.H. Temple, History of Northfield, 61-63.
  7. [S1295] Author unknown, Register of the Deaths in Northampton, 11, Elder John Strong d.
  8. [S1633] Benjamin W. Dwight, Elder John Strong, 2:769, Jedediah Strong (8-9).
  9. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 476, Joseph (2.) Parsons.
  10. [S1633] Benjamin W. Dwight, Elder John Strong, 19, Children of Elder John Strong.