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Jared Strong was born June 14, 1801, in Northampton. Mass. He is the son of Nathan and Amy (Lee) Strong, both of English descent and natives of Massachusetts. His father was a soldier of the Revolution. In 1846 he located on the farm where he now lives. May 2, 1827, he was married to Jane McConnell, of Seneca Co., N. Y. Seven children are living, born as follows: Jared, March 15, 1828; Melissa, Jan. 15, 1835; Nathan S., June 22, 1842; Amy G., April 22, 1844; Rachel C., July 17, 1846; Sarah E., March 19, 1849; and Truman Tunis, March 19, 1849. In politics he is a Republican. Nathan lives on the northern half of the homestead. He was married March 26, 1864, to Eliza Moses, and they have two children, Truman G., born Oct. 26, 1865; and Martha J.. May 30, 1867. His wife died July 25, 1869, and Oct. 6, 1870, he was married to Ida Parker, of Caledonia. She died J une 14, 1875, and he was married a third time, Aug. 27, 1879, to Emma, daughter of Benjamin and Diana Gale. Truman is located on the south half of the homestead, and cares for his parents. He was married Dec. 24, 1869, to Eliza, daughter of Major and Eliza Miller, natives of New Jersey.

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