(1746-Bef 1806)
(1770/1775-Bef 1848)
(Abt 1798-1863)
Samuel Clinton STRONG


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Sarah Elizabeth CARTER

Samuel Clinton STRONG 2 3

  • Born: 23 Mar 1829, Smith County, Tennessee 4 5
  • Marriage: Sarah Elizabeth CARTER on 31 Jan 1850 in Lincoln County, Tennessee 1
  • Died: 22 Jun 1864 4

bullet  Research Notes:

Samuel is the only child born before 1830 that I have associated with Sarah, John's second wife who appears to have been his wife at the time of the 1830 census. Since Samuel did not live until 1880, there is no census record, as was the case with Elizabeth, telling us where his mother was born.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census: 1850, Lincoln County, Tennessee. 5

Dwelling 660, Family 660, 2nd Subdivision
Samuel C. Strong, age 21, male, born in Tenn, married within year.
Sarah Strong, age 20, female, born in Tenn, married within year.

2. Census: 1860, Lincoln County, Tennessee. 6

Dwelling 947, Family 919, District 4
S. C. Strong, age 30, male, farming, $200 P/P, born in Tenn.
Sarah Strong, age 29, female, spinning, born in Tenn, cannot read or write.
John Strong, age 9, male, born in Tenn, attended school.
Mourning Strong, age 5, female, born in Tenn, attended school.
Sarah Strong, age 3, female, born in Tenn.

3. Military Service: 1861, Tennessee. 7

From Confederate Military Rosters Online, 8th Tennessee Infantry, Company "H":

Samuel C. Strong and his brother-in-law, Willis A. Carter, are listed as recruits on the roster of Company "H" of the 8th Tennessee Infantry. Captain William Moore was Captain of Company "H". Company "H" was reorganized as Company "K" on 8 May 1862. It was known as "The Mulberry Riflemen."

From Tennesseans in the Civil War, Vol. 1:

"A report from Company "K" dated January 9, 1864, stated that this company was organized April 24, 1861, at Mulberry Station, Lincoln County; was received into state service at Camp Harris, Franklin County; and organized as part of the 8th Tennessee Infantry Regiment at Camp Trousdale; mustered into Confederate service July 31, 1861 at Big Springs, Virginia. It took part in the Cheat Mountain Campaign, fought at Corinth, Mississippi, Munfordville and Perryville, Kentucky, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge. It reported a cumulative total of nine killed, 51 wounded, 12 died of disease, 48 deserted, 28 honorably discharged, nine transferred to other commands, and two furnished substitutes who had deserted."

[It appears Samuel died during the Civil War, but the circumstances of his death are unknown. Note that two of his children were born during the war, one posthumously. Query whether he remained with Company "K" throughout the war.]


Samuel married Sarah Elizabeth CARTER on 31 Jan 1850 in Lincoln County, Tennessee.1 (Sarah Elizabeth CARTER was born on 20 Oct 1830 in Tennessee 4 5 and died on 25 Jun 1905 in Lincoln County, Tennessee 8.)



1 Tennessee Records of Lincoln County, Marriages 1838-1860 (Historical Records Project, 27 May 1838), FHL Film No. 24,743, Item 1, Page 105 of Film, Page 192 of Record.

2 Mabel Abbott Tucker and Helen Crawford Marsh, Middle Tennessee Family History, Vol. I, FHL Call No. 976.8 D2tm v.1. At pages 46-48 is a synopsis of the Carter Bible based on a viewing by at least one of the authors. The Bible, published in 1853, was originally owned and maintained by Sarah Elizabeth Carter Strong, wife of Samuel Clinton Strong. The Bible was passed down to Sarah Ann Strong White, then to Katie White McDonald, then to Kathryn McDonald Gardner of Bethel Park, PA, who was reported to be the Bible's owner at the time of the book's publication. The date of publication appears to be uncertain, per the question mark in the FHLC. This source and the information contained therein was provided by James L. Danley of Vista, CA <>.

3 Will of John Strong, Index to Wills, Sept. 1826 - Dec. 1921, Lincoln County, Tennessee, FHL Film No. 968,737, Index includes actual Will of John Strong.

4 Mabel Abbott Tucker and Helen Crawford Marsh, Middle Tennessee Family History, Vol. I, FHL Call No. 976.8 D2tm v.1.

5 1850 Census, Lincoln County, Tennessee, Page 46 ( Image 92 of 438).

6 1860 Census, Lincoln County, Tennessee, Page 40-41, Roll M653_1261 ( Image 14-15 of 17).

7 "The Tennessee Civil War" Project at,

8 Family Records of Joe Carter. Joe is a descendant of Crawford and Mourning Carter through their son William. His e-mail address is

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