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In memory of Elder John Strong, my Maternal 10th Great-Grandfather on the DECKER branch.


  • The history of the descendants of Elder John Strong, of Northampton, Mass., by B. W. Dwight, 1871. [Vol 2 pt 1]
  • A history and genealogy of Isaac and Sarah Burgess, p. 81-84, by Eugene J. Nielson, 1961. [Link]
  • NEHGR Vol 5 p 361 [Link]
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Elder John Strong

Immigrant Ancestor

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1630 or 1635

Dorchester (now part of Boston), Suffolk, Massachusetts



1699 Apr 14

Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts

Bridge Street Cemetery

Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts



Elder John Strong was born in 1605, possibly in Chard, Somerset, England. According to NEHGR Vol 5 p 361 he was born in Taunton, Somersetshire, England, and came to New England in the ship "Mary and John" arriving in 1630. He married first to a woman who is said to have been Margery Deane (1606-1635) of South Chard. She died on the passage to New England or soon after arrival. John married second to Abigail Ford in 1630 in Dorchester (now part of Boston), Massachusetts. From there they moved to Windsor and to Northampton in 1659. Abigail died in 1688 and he died on April 14, 1699, in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, at the age of 94.


Elder John Strong & Abigail Ford were the parents of my ancestor,

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