Genealogy of the Woodcock Valley

Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

Jim Strong

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81 years old
Jefferson, Ga
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Retired Air Force/Civilian HR Manager.  Great grandad (Pvt James Strong) was a member of Co C, 53rd Inf. Regmt PA Volunteers (1861 - 1864) from McConnellstown.  Married, 3 sons, eldest son Jim passed away last Nov 08 of a heart attack at age 47 while serving in the Air Force as a lst Sgt E-8 at Yokota AB, Japan.  Have 8 grand kids.  Enjoy digital photography, computers, and fishing.  

Iam still trying to find info regarding my great granddad's father Andrew Strong who was married to Sarah Robb.  Whose family is from the McConnellstown area.  Any one having info please let me know and thanks in advance!!

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Reply r ainsworth
11:12 AM on July 9, 2013 
What I have for my Strong family is Andrew b. abt 1826, he had two children William b. 1849 and Elanor b. 1847. They came from Huntingdon Co, lived in Hollidaysburg in the 1850's next to a David Strong, which I think may be a brother of Andrew. Then they completely disappeared by 1860. My gggrandfather William Howard Strong (1849) then reappears in Altoona. He has boys named Howard William b.1876, James 1873, Charles, Frank, Blair.
Of them Howard William is my ggrandfather. Howard then has a son named Charles E. Strong b. 1905.
.......being that my Andrew was from Huntingdon and the same names run in this family as yours I am just trying to find some connection.
Reply r ainsworth
8:42 PM on July 7, 2013 
I am very interested in your Strong line as I believe there must be a connection to my Strongs. I have Andrew b. abt 1826 and he had at least one son named William Howard Strong. So the names are all in the family of mine, Andrew, Howard, William........and on down the line is also a Charles E. Strong. You can email me at [email protected] and we can compare family info. I would love to put more to the Strong family
Reply Karen
2:04 PM on May 23, 2011 
Hi Jim, Sorry it took so long to get back to you. I have some info for you and hope it gives you some leads. Daniel Golden Strong b.1872 who married Irma Householder b.1875, (daughter of John & Samantha Householder of McConnellstown) lived in Penn Run, Cherryhill township, Indiana County, PA from the 1920 census on. An article says he moved back to his former home section in 1915. In 1900 they lived in Pitcairn. I found from articles in the Indiana Evening Gazette that his father was Daniel C. Strong 1840-1911 of Co F PA 55th and his mother was Sara Brown. Daniel C.(the elder Dan) had a brother Jacob who moved to Mineral Point, Ohio in 1867. I haven't found other siblings or an Andrew but if he is related to this Strong family you might try looking in the Strongstown, Indiana Co area. I did find a George Strong 1825-1904 who's will was in the Indiana Progress Mar 30, 1904 pg 1 and says that his assets should go to his wife and then to his son A.W. Strong. George is buried at Pine Land Cemetery, Strongstown, Indiana Co., PA. Nearby at the Union Cemetery in Strongstown is James Strong 1765-5Mar1837. I haven't found enough yet to say Daniel, George or James are related.
The siblings that I found for Irma's husband Daniel from his father's obituary in 1911 are John, Harvey, Jacob G., all of Cherryhill twp; Mrs. William Faith of Greensburg, Archie of Vandergriff, Thomas of Tahoma, & Mrs Loughry Shank of Penn Run. I also found a Herbert called ?Bert?
I hope these send you in the right direction instead of a wild goose chase. Enjoy the hunt!
I'd love to connect with John.
Let me know if I can be of any help my email is [email protected]
Karen Rhodes