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In memory of Lycenia Strong, my Maternal 3rd Great-Grandmother on the DECKER branch.


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Genealogy is my hobby and the information provided here is a work in progress. I have loads of information to add and new finds are continually being discovered. If you have any corrections, additions, or comments to contribute, please use the comment box below. Visit the Latest Updates page to see when this Ancestor Profile page is updated. 

Lycenia Strong

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1850 Oct 22

Greenfield Township, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania


1871 (est.)





1927 Mar 6

Wyoming County, Pennyslvania

Prospect Hill Cemetery, Block 4, Lot 5-1/2

Peckville (Blakely), Lackawanna, PA


Lycenia Strong was born on October 22, 1850, in Greenfield Township, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. When the census was taken in 1850, her family was counted in the census for the town of Asylum, in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Lycenia was one of the five known daughters of Albert Strong (1819-1899) and Mary C. Newell (1812-1896). Her ancestry is well documented.


Lycenia married Oscar Mayo and had five known children: Lydia, Eliza, Lucy, May, and Alvin Mayo. In 1870 and 1880 they lived in Terry, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, according to the census. In 1900 they were living in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. In 1910 they lived in Clinton, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. She died at the age of 76 on March 6, 1927, in Nicholson, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. She is buried in Peckville, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.


Lycenia Strong & Oscar Mayo were the parents of my ancestor,

Records, photos, and memorabilia pertaining to the life of Lycenia Strong:

DNA Notes:

Match with flutterby on Ancestry, descendant of Oscar & Lycenia (Strong) Mayo

Match with flutterby on Ancestry, descendant of Oscar & Lycenia (Strong) Mayo

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