|1st Mrs. John Strong
1st Mrs. John Strong
There is circumstantial evidence that the first wife of John Strong may have been named Elizabeth, to wit: (i) there is an otherwise unidentified Betsy Strong, who joined the Salem Baptist Church in Liberty, now DeKalb County, in 1819; (ii) eldest daughter Martha named her first daughter Elizabeth, as did tentatively identified son Edmund; and (iii) the last child that can be identified as the daughter of John's first wife was named Elizabeth, perhaps because her mother died giving birth to her.
1 1820 Census, Smith County, Tennessee, Ancestry.com Image 51 of 62.
2 1830 Census, Smith County, Tennessee, Page 59 (Ancestry.com Image 61 of 194).
3 1840 Census, Lincoln County, Tennessee, Page 31, Civil District No. 7 (Ancestry.com Image 63 of 209).
4 1880 Census, Lincoln County, Tennessee, Ancestry.com Image 11 of 52 (see father's birthplace as noted for Elizabeth Carter at Dwelling 117, Family 123, and for Katie Hedgebeth at Dwelling 119, Family 125).
5 James Robert Rolff, Strong Family of Virginia and Other Southern States (Published by James Robert Rolff, Oak Forest, Illinois, 1982), FHL Call No. 929.273 St 88r, FHL Microfiche No. 6,100,949, Page 223. Jim's e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
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.