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Champaign County, Illinois

Strong Family History, pg. 1

Submitted by Christine Harris

First Generation
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1. Cyrus Strong. Born on 31 Oct 1781 in Sharon, CT. Cyrus died in Champaign, IL on 28 Jan 1849; he was 67. Buried in Champaign, IL. Cyrus first married Polly Linaberry. They had the following children:
2 i. Orange Marion (~1800-1850)
3 ii. Ambrose (-1840)
4 iii. Hyrum (-<1848)
5 iv. John (~1806-1853)
6 v. Elizabeth (~1810-)
7 vi. Rachel (1810-<1848)
8 vii. Nancy (~1817-)
9 viii. Lydia (1810-)
10 ix. Polly Jane (~1825-)
11 x. Margaret (~1806-)

Cyrus second married Unknown Patterson. They had one child:
12 i. Amanda (~1830-)

On 17 Aug 1837 when Cyrus was 55, he third married Elizabeth Deer, in Champaign, IL. On 16 May 1843 when Cyrus was 61, he fourth married Mary Stevens, in Champaign Co., IL. On 6 Jul 1848 when Cyrus was 66, he fifth married Jane Lowry, in Champaign Co., IL.

Second Generation
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2. Orange Marion Strong. Born abt 1800. Orange Marion died in Champaign, IL on 24 Jun 1850; he was 50. Buried in Champaign, IL. Orange Marion married Nancy Hilderbrand. Born in 1808 in KY. They had the following children:
13 i. Mary (1827-1896)
14 ii. Mary Jane (1830->1904)
15 iii. John H. (1830-1904)
16 iv. Zilpha (~1833-)
17 v. Elizabeth A. (~1835-)
18 vi. Elias T. (~1837-)
19 vii. Arthur J. (~1842-1908)
20 viii. Sarah Catherine (~1844-)

3. Ambrose Strong. Ambrose died on 15 Dec 1840 in Champaign, IL. Ambrose married Mary Springer. They had the following children:
21 i. John R. (1830-)
22 ii. Mary J. (1832-)
23 iii. James (1834-)
24 iv. Silas (1835-)
25 v. Margaret J. (1839-)
26 vi. Rebecca Sarah (1841-)

4. Hyrum Strong. Hyrum died bef Nov 1848 in Champaign, IL.

5. John Strong. Born abt 1806 in VA. John died in Champaign, IL in 1853; he was 47. Buried in Champaign, IL. John first married Mary Moore, in Hancock Co., OH. Born in 1800/1810 in PA. Mary died in Champaign, IL in 1850; she was 50. They had the following children:
27 i. Ambrose W. (1834-)
28 ii. Amelia (1837-)
29 iii. Casper L. (1839-)
30 iv. Cyrus (1844-)
31 v. Tabitha Bathena (1846-)
32 vi. Nancy E. (1848-)

On 21 Jun 1849 when John was 43, he second married Mary, in Champaign, IL.

6. Elizabeth Strong. Born abt 1810 in OH. Elizabeth first married Mathew James McCollum. Born in 1800/1810. They had the following children:
33 i. Cyrus J. (1828-1864)
34 ii. William C. (1830-1877)
35 iii. Martha Jane (1835-)

On 19 Aug 0183 Elizabeth second married Joseph Stayton, in Champaign Co., IL. Born in 1798 in KY. They had the following children:
36 i. Amos G. (1833-)
37 ii. Robert Y. (1838-)
38 iii. John H. (1840-)
39 iv. Elizabeth (1842-)
40 v. Hester Ann (1844-)
41 vi. Emeline (1848-)

7. Rachel Strong. Born in 1810/1820 in OH. Rachel died in Champaign, IL bef Nov 1848; she was 38. On 24 Jan 1838 when Rachel was 28, she married Joseph C. Landers, in Champaign, IL. Born in 1810/1820. They had the following children:
42 i. Cyrus
43 ii. Mary S.

8. Nancy Strong. Born abt 1817 in OH. On 5 Mar 1840 when Nancy was 23, she first married Jacob Thomas, in Champaign, IL. Born in 1810/1820. Jacob died in Champaign, IL on 15 Dec 1849; he was 39. They had the following children:
44 i. Lydia C. (1840-)
45 ii. David (1841-)
46 iii. Margaret (1844-)
47 iv. Hamilton (1846-)

On 13 Mar 1851 when Nancy was 34, she second married Joseph V. George, in Champaign Co., IL.

9. Lydia Strong. Born in 1810/1820 in OH. On 2 May 1839 when Lydia was 29, she first married Ebenezer P. Gleason, in Dekalb, IL. Born in 1800/1810. They had one child:
48 i. UNNAMED (1835-)

On 8 Oct 1850 when Lydia was 40, she second married J. G. Smith, in Dekalb, IL.

10. Polly Jane Strong. Born abt 1825 in OH. On 29 Apr 1846 when Polly Jane was 21, she married Thomas Lacy, in Champaign, IL.

11. Margaret Strong. Born abt 1806 in OH. On 22 May 1834 when Margaret was 28, she married Elias Thomas, in Champaign, IL. Born in 1808 in PA. They had the following children:
49 i. UNNAMED (1823-)
50 ii. Cyrus L. (1835-)
51 iii. Moses E. (1838-)
52 iv. Armilda (1840-)
53 v. Eliza (1842-)
54 vi. John (1843-)
55 vii. Francis M. (1844-)
56 viii. William H. (1847-1849)
57 ix. James A. (1848-1849)
58 x. Emily Jane (1849-)

12. Amanda Strong. Born abt Jan 1830 in Champaign, IL. On 7 Jan 1847 when Amanda was 17, she married Caleb Shreve, in Champaign, IL. Born in 1821 in OH. They had the following children:
59 i. Orrison (1850-)
60 ii. Margaret (1855-)
61 iii. Elizabeth (1857-)
62 iv. Mary (1859-)

Third Generation
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13. Mary Strong. Born on 18 SEP 1827/1828 in Adams, OH. Mary died in Chanute, Neosho, KS on 25 Jul 1896; she was 68. Buried in Chanute, Neosho, KS. On 4 Mar 1847 when Mary was 19, she first married William Bartley, in Champaign, IL. Born on 20 Nov 1822 in Pickaway, OH. William died in Humboldt, Allen, KS on 5 Jan 1877; he was 54. They had the following children:
63 i. Eliza Jane (1847-1934)
64 ii. Jacob (1849-1849)
65 iii. Orange Marion (1850-1850)
66 iv. Zilpha Ann (1851-1876)
67 v. Nancy Elizabeth (1854-1928)
68 vi. Sarah Josephine (1855-1930)
69 vii. Julia Ellen (1857-1931)
70 viii. Emma Florence (1859-1899)
71 ix. William Curtis (1860-~1954)
72 x. Henry Clay (1863-1863)
73 xi. James Arthur (1864-1923)
74 xii. Dolly Catherine (1867-1931)
75 xiii. Mary Agnes (1869-1943)

Mary second married Henry Lilly. Born on 15 Sep 1823. Henry died in Neosho, KS on 21 Jun 1912; he was 88.

14. Mary Jane Strong. Born in 1830/1835 in Champaign, IL. Mary Jane died in Champaign, IL aft 1904; she was 74. On 1 Nov 1849 when Mary Jane was 19, she married George Washington Shreve, in Champaign, IL. Born on 22 Apr 1823 in Eagle Twp., Brown, OH. George Washington died in Covington, Fountain, IN on 12 Apr 1895; he was 71.

15. John H. Strong. Born on 18 Aug 1830 in Vermillion, IN. John H. died in St. Joseph, Champaign, IL on 16 Aug 1904; he was 73. Buried in Patterson Cem., Champaign, IL. On 22 Apr 1852 when John H. was 21, he first married Eliza Ann Rice, in Champaign, IL. Eliza Ann died in 1875 in Urbana, Champaign, IL. They had the following children:
76 i. Mary M. (1853-1920)
77 ii. William Henry (1855-)
78 iii. Nancy Emily C. (1869-)
79 iv. John O. (1870-)

On 3 Jan 1878 when John H. was 47, he second married Lida Little, in Champaign Co., IL. They had one child:
80 i. Florence (1880-)

16. Zilpha Strong. Born abt 1833 in Champaign, IL. On 28 Apr 1853 when Zilpha was 20, she married Felix Hartman, in Champaign, IL.

17. Elizabeth A. Strong. Born abt 1835 in Champaign, IL. On 1 Jul 1852 when Elizabeth A. was 17, she married Joseph Risinger, in Champaign, IL.

18. Elias T. Strong. Born abt 1837 in Champaign Co., IL.

19. Arthur J. Strong. Born abt 1842 in Champaign, IL. Arthur J. died in Logansport, Cass, IN on 16 May 1908; he was 66. Buried in Cass, IN. On 19 Jun 1864 when Arthur J. was 22, he married Elizabeth Jane Patterson, in Champaign, IL. Born on 8 Dec 1840 in Champaign, IL. Elizabeth Jane died in Logansport, Cass, IN on 14 Feb 1909; she was 68. They had the following children:
81 i. Cory Alice (1857-1860)
82 ii. UNNAMED (1866-1866)
83 iii. Dora B. (1870-1870)
84 iv. John M. (~1870-)
85 v. Robert O. (~1872-1943)
86 vi. Harry D. (~1876-)
87 vii. Rolla M. (~1878-)
88 viii. Sarah (1879-)
89 ix. James Walter (1881-1942)
90 x. Eda C. (1883-)

20. Sarah Catherine Strong. Born abt 1844 in Champaign, IL. Sarah Catherine married David Jennings. They had the following children:
91 i. David Porter
92 ii. Eva J.
93 iii. Clinton

21. John R. Strong. Born in 1830 in IN. On 16 Feb 1854 when John R. was 24, he married Margaret Woolcott, in Champaign Co., IL.

22. Mary J. Strong. Born in 1832 in IN. Mary J. first married Samuel Lincoln. Mary J. second married Mahlon Glasscock.

23. James Strong. Born in 1834 in Champaign, IL.

24. Silas Strong. Born in 1835/1840 in Champaign, IL.

25. Margaret J. Strong. Born in 1839 in Champaign, IL.

26. Rebecca Sarah Strong. Born in 1841 in Champaign, IL.

27. Ambrose W. Strong. Born on 4 Oct 1834 in Hancock, OH. On 18 Aug 1853 when Ambrose W. was 18, he married Martha Ann Peters, in Champaign, IL. Born in 1836 in IL.

28. Amelia Strong. Born in 1837 in Champaign, IL. On 1 Jul 1852 when Amelia was 15, she married Andrew Cluster, in Champaign, IL. They had the following children:
94 i. Margaret (1853-)
95 ii. Sarah (1856-)
96 iii. Frances (1857-)
97 iv. Tabitha Jane (1859-)
98 v. Jacob A. (1860-)
99 vi. Ellen (1861-)
100 vii. Lucy (1862-)
101 viii. William (1864-)
102 ix. Cemma (1871-)

29. Casper L. Strong. Born in 1839 in Champaign Co., IL. On 5 Jan 1860 when Casper L. was 21, he first married Lydia Jane Swearingen, in Champaign, IL. On 13 Mar 1873 when Casper L. was 34, he second married Louisa Harminson, in Champaign Co., IL.

30. Cyrus Strong. Born in 1844. Cyrus married Mary J.. Born in 1847 in IL.

31. Tabitha Bathena Strong. Born in 1846 in Champaign, IL. On 24 Jun 1860 when Tabitha Bathena was 14, she married Washington Rudicil, in Champaign, IL. Born in 1835 in OH. They had the following children:
103 i. Gorden (1862-)
104 ii. Nancy E. (1866-)
105 iii. Ida F. (1868-)
106 iv. Effy (1869-)

32. Nancy E. Strong. Born in 1848 in Champaign Co., IL.

33. Cyrus J. McCollum. Born in 1828 in OH. Cyrus J. died in IL in 1864; he was 36. On 22 Feb 1848 when Cyrus J. was 20, he married Tabitha Ann Stayton, in Champaign Co., IL. Born on 5 Apr 1828 in KY. Tabitha Ann died in Champaign, IL in Nov 1870; she was 42. They had the following children:
107 i. James M. (1850-)
108 ii. Elizabeth (1853-)
109 iii. Mary F. (1858-)
110 iv. Emaline (1862-)

34. William C. McCollum. Born in 1830 in Vermillion, IN. William C. died in Urbana, Champaign, IL in 1877; he was 47. Buried in Champaign, IL. On 5 Sep 1850 when William C. was 20, he married Mary Jane Redding, in Champaign Co., IL. Born in 1830 in OH. They had the following children:
111 i. John (1851-)
112 ii. Cyrus (1854-)
113 iii. William (1857-)
114 iv. David (1858-)
115 v. James (1860-)
116 vi. Martha (1862-)

35. Martha Jane McCollum. Born in 1835/1840. Martha Jane married John Hoss.

36. Amos G. Stayton. Born in 1833 in Champaign Co., IL.

37. Robert Y. Stayton. Born in 1838 in Champaign, IL. On 18 Apr 1861 when Robert Y. was 23, he married Sarah C. Freeman, in Champaign, IL. Born in 1843 in IL. They had the following children:
117 i. Elizabeth (1868-)
118 ii. George M. (1869-)

38. John H. Stayton. Born in 1840 in Champaign, IL. On 15 Mar 1860 when John H. was 20, he married Elizabeth J. Canady, in Champaign, IL.

39. Elizabeth Stayton. Born in 1842 in Champaign, IL. On 13 Dec 1860 when Elizabeth was 18, she married Thomas J. Swearingen, in Champaign, IL.

40. Hester Ann Stayton. Born in 1844 in Champaign, IL. On 2 Feb 1860 when Hester Ann was 16, she married Henry L. Lester, in Champaign, IL.

41. Emeline Stayton. Born in 1848 in Champaign Co., IL.

42. Cyrus Landers. Born in Champaign, IL.

43. Mary S. Landers. On 26 Oct 1857 Mary S. married F. M. Sherffey, in Vermillion, IL. They had the following children:
119 i. Chambers L.
120 ii. Levin D.
121 iii. D. L.
122 iv. Augustus
123 v. Mary B.

44. Lydia C. Thomas. Born in 1840 in Champaign, IL. On 31 Oct 1858 when Lydia C. was 18, she married William W. Welch, in Champaign Co., IL.

45. David Thomas. Born in 1841 in Champaign, IL.

46. Margaret Thomas. Born in 1844 in Champaign, IL. Margaret married Lewis Pattee. They had the following children:
124 i. Eva
125 ii. George
126 iii. Daniel

47. Hamilton Thomas. Born in 1846 in Champaign, IL.

48. Gleason. Born in 1835/1840 in Dekalb, IL.

49. Thomas. Born in 1823/1830 in Champaign, IL.

50. Cyrus L. Thomas. Born in 1835 in Champaign, IL. On 25 Feb 1858 when Cyrus L. was 23, he married Lydia C. Freeman, in Champaign Co., IL. Born in 1840 in IL. They had the following children:
127 i. John (1862-)
128 ii. William F. (1864-)
129 iii. Stephen (1866-)
130 iv. Cyrus (1868-)
131 v. Henry (1870-)

51. Moses E. Thomas. Born in 1838 in Champaign, IL. Moses E. married Jennie. Born abt 1849 in IN. They had the following children:
132 i. Frank H. (1871-)
133 ii. Carrie E. (1875-)

52. Armilda Thomas. Born in 1840 in Champaign, IL. On 30 Sep 1858 when Armilda was 18, she married Eleazer Montgomery, in Champaign, IL.

53. Eliza Thomas. Born in 1842 in Champaign, IL. On 16 Feb 1860 when Eliza was 18, she married Thomas Breedlove, in Champaign, IL.

54. John Thomas. Born in 1843 in Champaign Co., IL.

55. Francis M. Thomas. Born in 1844 in Champaign Co., IL.

56. William H. Thomas. Born on 12 Apr 1847 in Champaign, IL. William H. died in Champaign, IL on 20 Jan 1849; he was 1.

57. James A. Thomas. Born on 12 Apr 1848 in Champaign, IL. James A. died on 13 Jan 1849 in Champaign, IL.

58. Emily Jane Thomas. Born in 1849 in Champaign Co., IL.

59. Orrison Shreve. Born in 1850 in Champaign, IL. Orrison married Rebecca. Born in 1819 in IL. They had the following children:
134 i. Pramasa (1854-)
135 ii. Firl (1862-)
136 iii. Albert (1864-)
137 iv. Martha (1866-)
138 v. Serena (1868-)

60. Margaret Shreve. Born in 1855 in Champaign, IL.

61. Elizabeth Shreve. Born in 1857 in Champaign, IL.

62. Mary Shreve. Born in 1859 in Champaign, IL.

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