Van Rensselaer STRONG

Male 1830 - 1904


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  • Born  15 Jun 1830  Perryville,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Census  15 Jul 1850  Lenox,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census  07 Jul 1860  Plainfield,Will County,Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census  17 Aug 1870  Marshall,Taylor County,Iowa,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census  15 Jun 1880  Grove,Taylor County,Iowa,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census  1885  Grove,Taylor County,Iowa,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census  1895  Marshall,Taylor County,Iowa,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census  13 Jun 1900  Marshall,Taylor County,Iowa,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Died  13 Jun 1904  Sharpsburg,Taylor County,Iowa,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  Lexington Cemetery, Clayton,Taylor County,Iowa,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Notes 
    • STRONG, VAN R., farmer and stock-raiser, section thirty-four, post-office Conway, is one of the pioneer settlers of Grove township. Was born inMadison county, New York, in 1830. At the age of eighteen he went to Wisconsin, and after remaining there fiveyears, he removed to Illinois. InSeptember, 1861, he enlisted in the Forty-sixth regiment Illinois veteran-volunteers, and served through the entire struggle for the perpetuity ofthe Union. Subject participated in the battles of Shiloh, Donelson, Bolivar, Tennessee and Vicksburg, where he was taken prisoner, but exchangedafter four months' confinement. He then joined his regiment at Vicksburg and took part in all subsequent marches, skirmishes, etc. He veteranizedin 1863 and was discharged in February, 1866, at Camp Butler, Illinois. He then returned to his native State and was married soon after to MissMartha Hodge. From this union there are four children living: George L., Lucinda, Lydia and Phebe. Mr. S. came to Taylor county in 1869, andsettled where he now lives. Previous to his coming there were but three families in Grove township. He was appointed township trustee in 1861, andhas since held many offices of responsibility, always with the strictest integrity. He now has a good farm of eighty acres, and enjoys the quiet ofa comfortable home.
      [History of Taylor County, Iowa 1881 by Lyman Evans, pp 704-705, ( http://iagenweb.org/taylor/ )]

      Civil War Service Record:
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      Our-Ancestors.ged Output Enlisted as a Corporal on December 21, 1861 at Plainfield, IL.
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      Our-Ancestors.ged Output Enlisted in Company I, 46th Infantry Regiment Illinois on December 1, 1861.
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      Our-Ancestors.ged Output Absent without leave December 1862 at Bolivar, TN. Disobeyed order to report for duty. Returned to unit, no penalty.
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      Our-Ancestors.ged Output Re-enlisted December 7, 1863 as a Private.
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      Our-Ancestors.ged Output Captured May 20, 1863 at the siege of Vicksburg, MS. Paroled May 25, 1863.
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      Our-Ancestors.ged Output Mustered out Company I, 46th Infantry Regiment Illinois on January 20, 1866 in Baton Rouge, LA
      [National Archives, Washington, DC]

      The International Genealogical Index ( http://www.familysearch.org/ ) has their marriage listed as February 10, 1867 in Perryville, Madison, NY.
    Person ID  I2576  Our Ancestors
    Last Modified  3 Sep 2016 

    Father  Lewis STRONG,   b. 1799, ,,Massachusetts,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jul 1869 
    Mother  Lydia BUGBEE,   b. 1807,   d. 20 Jul 1874 
    Family ID  F4280  Group Sheet

    Family  Martha HODGE,   b. 24 Sep 1838, Perryville,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1906, Sharpsburg,Taylor County,Iowa,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Feb 1866  Perryville,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 10
    Children 
     1. Nelson David STRONG,   b. 16 Apr 1867, Harmony,McHenry County,Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Nov 1868, Harmony,McHenry County,Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. George Lewis STRONG,   b. 28 Jul 1868, ,McHenry County,Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Feb 1942, Greeley,Weld County,Colorado,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Baby STRONG,   b. 08 Nov 1869, Grove,Taylor County,Iowa,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Nov 1869, Grove,Taylor County,Iowa,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Oatis Grant STRONG,   b. 08 Jan 1871, Grove,Taylor County,Iowa,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1875, Grove,Taylor County,Iowa,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Curtis Lemont STRONG,   b. 03 Sep 1872, Grove,Taylor County,Iowa,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1875, Grove,Taylor County,Iowa,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Lucinda Ann STRONG,   b. 28 Sep 1874, Grove,Taylor County,Iowa,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1899, Grove,Taylor County,Iowa,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Lydia Afaline STRONG,   b. 18 Mar 1876, near Sharpsburg,Taylor County,Iowa,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1964, Lenox,Taylor County,Iowa,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Phebe Jane STRONG,   b. 01 Oct 1878, Grove,Taylor County,Iowa,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1943, Grove,Taylor County,Iowa,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  3 Sep 2016 
    Family ID  F1225  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jun 1830 - Perryville,Madison County,New York,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 15 Jul 1850 - Lenox,Madison County,New York,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 07 Jul 1860 - Plainfield,Will County,Illinois,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Feb 1866 - Perryville,Madison County,New York,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Jun 1904 - Sharpsburg,Taylor County,Iowa,USA Link to Google Earth
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    Van & Martha STRONG

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    STRONG, Van R.
    STRONG, Van R.
    June 15, 1830 - June 13, 1904

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] E-mail Message, (Lisa Showers, (dshow@positech.net)), To Stephen Griffiths (Westerville, OH), July 3, 2003, Subject: Genealogy.

    2. [S12] 1850 U.S. census, population schedule, (Digital images. 1850 U.S. census, population schedule, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, Provo, UT, 2005, (www.ancestry.com)), Lenox, Madison, NY, p. 167 (stamped), dwelling 82, family 82, Lewis Strong. Image 10/179..

    3. [S15] 1860 U.S. census, population schedule, (Digital images. 1860 U.S. census, population schedule, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, Provo, UT, 2004, (www.ancestry.com)), Plainfield, Will, IL, p. 135 (penned), dwelling 1084, family 1009, Eliza Murry. Image 10/44..

    4. [S17] 1870 U.S. census, population schedule, (Digital images. 1870 U.S. census, population schedule, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, Provo, UT, 2003, (www.ancestry.com)), Marshall, Taylor, IA, p. 7 (penned), 59 (stamped), dwelling 50 family 50, Van R Strong. Image 7/8..

    5. [S18] 1880 U.S. census, population schedule, (Digital images. 1880 U.S. census, population schedule, Ancestry.com Operations Inc Provo, UT, 2005, (www.ancestry.com)), Grove, Taylor, IA, ED 213, p. 41 (penned), D (stamped), dwelling 107 family 119, Van R Strong. Image 12/16..

    6. [S99] 1836-1925 Iowa State Census Collection, (On-Line Database, Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, Provo, UT, 2007, (www.ancestry.com)), Grove, Taylor, Iowa, ED --, p. --, dwelling --, family --, Van R Strong. No Image..

    7. [S101] 1895 Iowa State census, population schedule, (On-line Database, 1895 Iowa State census, population schedule, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, Provo, UT, 2003, (www.ancestry.com)), Marshall, Taylor, Iowa, ED --, p. --, dwelling --, family --, Van R Strong. No Image.

    8. [S19] 1900 U.S. census, population schedule, (Digital images. 1900 U.S. census, population schedule, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, Provo, UT, 2004, (www.ancestry.com)), Marshall, Taylor, IA, ED 124, p. 6, (penned), B (stamped), dwelling 128 family 128, Van R Strong. Image 11/24..

    9. [S47] Lexington Cemetery, (On-line Database, Lexington Cemetery, Bedford, Taylor, IA, (http://iagenweb.org/taylor/)), Cemetery Transcription.

    10. [S6] Parren Family 0914, (Leonard Parren, compiler, (lparren@stny.rr.com), Parren Family 0914 ahnentafel, RootsWeb's World Connect Project, (www.rootswb.com)), Ahnentafel submitted September 14, 2002.


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