Josiah DEWEY 1696
Notes For Abigail
! (1) "Notable Kin - Seven Genealogists," by Gary Boyd Roberts, "Nexus," Vol. XII, No. 1 (Nebraska HGS, Feb-Mar 1995) p.26.
Ancestry of Clarence Almon Torrey. Cites: (a) Notebook labeled "Ancestry," carton labeled "Torrey" (#10) in C.A. Torrey's mss. collection, SG TOR 5 (147) at NEHG S.
(2) "The Great Migration Begins - Immigrants to New England 1620-1633," by Robert Charles A nderson (NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 1995) 1:466,689. Cites: (a) "The American Genealogist," 16:41. (b ) E.F. Waterman, "The Waterman Family," ed. Donald Lines Jacobus (New Haven 1939-1954) p.640- 643.
(3) "Genealogies of Connecticut Families From the New England Historical and Genealogical R egister" (Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1983; rpt. Broderbund Software, 1997, CD 179). " The New England Ancestry of H.R.H. The Princess of Wales," by Gary Boyd Roberts. Vol. 3, p.64 1. Cites: (a) "Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines," by Mary Walton Ferris (Milwaukee, 1931-1943) Vo l. 1, p.293-302.
(b) "The Ancestry of Samuel, Freda and John Warner," by Frederick Chester Warner (Boston, 1949, typescript, NEHGS) p.215.
! Birth: (1,2,3) d/o Thomas FORD/Elizabeth CHARDE.
Baptism: (2a,3) 8 Oct 1619, Bridport, Dorsetshire.
Marriage to John STRONG: (1) (2b) By about 1637, his 2nd wife. (3) ca. 1636.
Death: (3) 6 Jul 1688, Northampton, Massachusetts.

Notes For John Strong
! (1) "The Early Parsons Families of the Connecticut River Valley," by Gerald James Parsons , "NEHGS Register," Vol. CXLVIII, No. 591, Jul 1994, p.218-219, and No. 592, Oct 1994, p.360.
(2) "Genealogies of Connecticut Families From the New England Historical and Genealogical R egister" (Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1983; rpt. Broderbund Software, 1997, CD 179). " The New England Ancestry of H.R.H. The Princess of Wales," by Gary Boyd Roberts. Vol. 3, p.64 1,650. Cites: (a) "The Parke Scrapbook," by Ruby parke Anderson (Baltimore, 1965-1966) 1:1, 2 :24-26,30,51; 3:14,15,46. (b) "The Ancestry of Samuel, Freda and John Warner," by Frederick C hester Warner (Boston, 1949, typescript, NEHGS) p.646-649. (c) "Ancestry of Col. John Harring ton Stevens and His wife Frances Helen Miller," by Mary Lovering Holman (Concord, NH, 1948-19 52) 1:348-353. (d) John Lee of Farmington, Hartford Co., Conn., and His Descendants," by Leon ard Lee and Sarah Fiske (Meriden, Connecticut, 1897) p.44-48,53-58,467-470. (e) Benjamin Woodbridge Dw ight, "The History of the Descendants of Elder John Strong of Northampton, Mass." (Albany, New York , 1871; rpt. Baltimore, 1975) p.14-19,228-230,308-310,330,331,414-416,769,770,986,987.
(3) "The Great Migration Begins - Immigrants to New England 1620-1633," by Robert Charles A nderson (NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 1995) 1:465,466,689; 2:1001; 3:1814. Cites: (a) E.F. Waterman, " The Waterman Family," ed. Donald Lines Jacobus (New Haven 1939-1954) p.640-643. (b) Windsor , Connecticut deeds 1:59.
(4) "The Pioneers of Massachusetts," by Charles Henry Pope (Boston, 1900; rpt. Baltimore, G enealogical Pub. Co., 1969) p.439.
(5) NEHGS "Register," Vol. 147, Jul 1993, p.240-254, "Eleanor Cogan, The Wife of Walter Dea ne of Taunton - An Evaluation of the Evidence," by H. Clark Dean. Cites: (a) Devon Record Off ice, L 1474, leases of land in Tatworth (South Chard) Manor from records of the Petre family , ref 123/M. (b) Mary Lovering Holman, "Ancestry of Colonel John Harrington Stevens and his w ife Frances Helen Miller" (n.p., 1948) p.348-349, citing Wells, Bishop's Court, at Exeter; Pr erogative Court of Canterbury Pile 15. (c) Peter Wilson Coldham, "The Complete Book of Emigra nts 1607-1660" (Baltimore, 1987) p.143-144. (d) "Passengers and Ships to Anmerica, 1618-1668, " "National Genealogical Society Quarterly" (1983) 71:173. (e) Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, "Recor ds of the Colony of New Plymouth..., Court Orders I (1633-1640)" (Boston, 1855) p.105. (f) Sa muel Hopkins Emery, "History of Taunton, Massachusetts" (Syracuse, 1893) p.29. (g) Plymouth C o., Massachusetts Deeds, 3:13, in "Mayflower Descendant" (1925) 27:87-88. (h) Bristol Co., Massachusetts deeds, 1:1 52; 3:390.
(6) NEHGS "Register," Vol. 149, Oct 1995, p.414, "The English Ancestry of the Merwin and Ti nker Families of New England - Part Two: John Tinker of Boston and Lancaster, Massachusetts a nd Windsor and New London, Connecticut," by Douglas Richardson. Cites: (a) Henry Stiles, "Th e History of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut" (1863; rpt. Somersworth, NH, 1976) 1:123-124.
(7) "Inscriptions on the Grave Stones in the Grave Yards of Northampton, and of Other Town s in the Valley of the Connecticut, as Springifeld, Amherst, Hadley, Hatfield, Deerfield, etc ...," by Thomas Bridgman (Northampton, Massachusetts, 1850; rpt. Bowie, MD, 1996) p.106.
! Birth: (2) ca. 1610, Chard, Somerset, England. (5b) s/o John STRONG of Chard; gs/o George STRONG of Chard.
Marriage to Marjorie DEAN: (2) Abigail FORD was his 2nd wife. (5) Marriage to Abigail FORD: (2) ca. 1636. (3a) By about 1637, his 2nd wife. (4) Death: (2,4) 14 Apr 1699. (2) Northampton, Massachusetts.
(5b) 1612, 22 Sep: The will of John STRONG, undated, was proved. Mentions his son John an d his father George.
(2,5b) 1627, 26 Nov: George STRONG of Chard, Somerset, wrote his will, proved 16 Feb 1636 . Mentions my grandchild John STRONG.
(5a) 1630, Apr: An indenture between William Lorde PETRE of Writle, Richard Lord WESTON Lor de High Treas. of England, Petre WHETCOMBE of Writle, Essex, Gent. and Andrew PEASE of Mounti cieysinge, Essex, Gent., of the one part, and William COGGAN of Sharde, Somersett, tanner of the other part, Lord WESTON, Petre WHETCOMBE and Andrew PEASE lease to William COGGAN, his Executors and Assignes that cottage and two and one half acres of land situated in Tatworth , Somersett, and now in the tenure of John DEANE, to have and to hold after the present estate of John DEANE and his wife's widowhood, if he fortunate to have any wife at his death, unti l the 11th of October 1643, if John STRONG and Elyonor COGGAN daughter of the said William CO GGAN or either of them do so long live, the lease from 11 Oct 1643 for "fower score and fower yeres from thence... to be compleat and ended yf John STRONG and Elyenor COGGAN or either o f them shall fortune so longe to lyve." William COGGAN his Executors or Assignes shall give grant or otherwise dispose of the premises to any person or persons whatsoever, except it be t o his wife, lawful child or children or to any of the parties herein named without the license of Lord Petre, and if William COGGAN his Executors Administrators or Assigns shall give, grant or dispose of the premises to his wife, child or children or to any of the parties herein named then if said wife, child or children give, grant set let or otherwise do away they premises to any other person or persons without license, then and from thence forth this presen ts shall cease.
(5c,d) 1635, 8 May: John STRONG and family, with others, shipped in the "Hopewell", Mr. Joh n DRIVER master, bound from Weymouth, England to Massachusetts Bay. (2) 1635: Immigrant proba bly 1635. (4) Tanner. A member of the original church-colony that came to Dorchester in the " Mary and John" in 1629/30. (5) The discovery of the passenger list of the sailing of the "Hopewell" in 1635 has conclusively disproven a tradition that John STRONG came to New England on the "Mary and John."
(2) 1635: In Hingham, Massachusetts.
(5e) 1638, 4 Dec: John and Walter DEANE and John STRONG made freemen of Plymouth Colony.
(5f,g) 1638: Taunton (Cohannet) Plantation was bought from Massasoit. The original 46 proprietors included John and Walter DEANE and John STRONG.
(2) 1638: In Taunton, Massachusetts.
(4) Removed to Taunton.
(4) 1638, 4 Dec: Contable.
(4) 1640: Juryman.
(3b) 1640/1, 4 Feb: In the Windsor, Connecticut land inventory, it is recorded that "Thomas THORNTO N all his land formerly recorded in figures is sold to Thomas FORD and John STRONG."
(2) 1645: In Windsor, Connecticut. (4) Removed to Windsor, Connecticut.
(6a) ca. 1647: Thomas THORNTON sold his property in Windsor, Connecticut, including his houselot i n the Palisado, to Thomas FORD and FORD's son-in-law, John STRONG.
(1) c.1650: Of Hartford, Connecticut.
(2) 1660: In Northampton, Massachusetts. (4) ca.1659: Removed to Northampton.
(7) 1660, 19 Feb: John STRONG was granted land in Nonotuck (Northampton, Massachusetts).
(3) 1660, 17 Aug: Ane HOSKINS, widow, wife of John HOSKINS of Windsor, named John STRONG Sr . and son David WILTON overseers of her will.
(4) Was ruling elder of the Northampton church.
(3) 1690, Aug: Aaron COOKE Sr. of Northampton wrote his will. Left to son Noah pasture lan d "next my brother John STRONG's".
(5h) 1690/1, 9 Feb: Walter DEANE acting as attorney for his brother John STRONG of Northamp ton sells certain property, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. Recorded 18 Nov 1693.
(5h) 1691, 15 Oct: Walter DEANE acting as attorney for his brother John STRONG of Northampton sells certain property, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. Recorded 15 Oct 1691.
Because of his strong Puritan sympathies, John Strong set sail for America from England on the ship Mary and John, arriving on May30, 1630 at Nantucket, Massachusetts. After helping to found the city of Dorchester, Massachusetts, he moved to Northampton in 1654, and lived here for forty years. He was a leader of the town and a successful businessman. A tanner by trade, he was also ruling Elder in the church.
Married twice, he lived with Abigail Ford for 58 years, the mother of sixteen of his children. At the time of his death at 94 years old, he had 160 descendants, 18 children, 15 of whom had families, 114 grandchildren, and 33 great grandchildren.

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