Biography of George Strong





Strong, George, p. o. Lehigh, N. Y., a native of Darien, Genesee county, N. Y., was born October 2, 1835, a son of Eben P. Strong, who was born in Warren, Conn., January 28, 1794. He was a soldier in the war of 1812 and was sent with a detachmeat of soldiers from his native town to Sackets Harbor. He was discharged in 1813 and came to Pembroke (now Darien), and obtained a land contract from the Holland Land office. On January 16, 1822, he married Margaret Johns, who was born in Lancashire, England, January 11, 1799. He died on the farm where he first settled March 28, 1843. Mrs. Strong died October 7, 1888. George Strong was one of five children. He was educated in the public schools, and has devoted his entire life to agriculture and the raising and marketing of small fruits. In November, 1851, he married Emma A., daughter of George and Betsey (Kennedy) Wells; they have three children: George W., born in April, 1861; Orlo E., born in November, 1865, and Perry V., born September, 1868. Mr. Strong is a member of the North Alexander Grange and Advent church.



Source:
Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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