13. John STRONG, b. 10 May 1681, d. 21 Apr 1699, aged 18.
There is also a Sarah Strong listed in WikiTree as the daughter of Jedidiah and Freedom, birthdate 1674. (I have not found references to Sarah in sources as of now, but the date given is feasible. Oesting-1 19:15, 15 May 2014 (EDT))
Freedom Woodward Strong died May 17, 1681, seven days after the birth of John; she had been married to Jedediah for 19 years. An unconfirmed web source speaks of her dying in an accident, but given the timeframe, childbirth complications would have been a likelier cause. Freedom left Jedediah a widower with many children from teens down to a one-week-old infant.
Marriage to Abigail Stebbins
Half a year following the death of his first wife, on December 19, 1681, Jedediah married Abigail Stebbins, who was born September 6 1660. She was the daughter of John and Abigail (Bartlett) Stebbins. They had one child.
The "Strong Family Website" lists Abigail as the widow of one Robert Bartlett, but considering that her mother's maiden name was Bartlett and the book source lists Mary Hart Lee as a widow but not Abigail Stebbins, this is unlikely.
Abigail died July 15, 1689, having had only seven years with Jedediah. She left her five-year-old daughter Mary behind and Jedediah was a widower again.
Marriage to Mary (Hart) Lee
After the death of his second wife, he married the widow Mary (Hart) Lee January 5, 1691/2.. They had no children together.
Jedediah was married to Mary for nine years, and living in Coventry, CT, when Mary died in a tragic accident.
Mary died October 10, 1710 from an injury received the previous day, when she had fallen from a horse on which she was riding on a pillion behind her husband. The accident happened at the ford at South Hadley, just after they had started out for Coventry to visit their children. The record reads thus at Northampton: "Oct. 9, 1710, Jedediah Strong, and wife set out early in the morning to visit their children, at Coventry; but when they came against the falls (at S. Hadley) among the broad smooth stones, the horse's feet slipped up and he fell flat on the off side and by the fall killed the woman; though she was not quite dead then, but had life in her until the next day - yet never spoke a word."
Jedediah never married again.
Jedediah Strong died 22 May 1733, aged 96. He lived at that time in Coventry, CT and had lived there for 24 years at the time of his death.
↑ Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2010). Northampton - V1, Page(s): 7
↑Transcriber's note: the off (right) side of the horse would be the side that a woman riding pillion would have her back to. If the horse fell to the right and the pillion rider's legs were both on the left side, there would have been no chance of catching the fall with her arms and she would have landed directly on her head.
Cutter, William Richard. Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Volume 1 (Google eBook). Lewis historical publishing Company, 1908. Good Source? Bad Source?
Savage, James: A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England, showing three generations of those who came before May, 1692, on the basis of Farmer's Register. By James Savage. Savage, James, 1784-1873., Farmer, John, 1789-1838. Boston: Little, Brown and company, 1860-62. Genealogical Publ Co, Inc., Baltimore. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library, 2005. Online at University of Michigan Digital Library Text Collections. Note: actual page being referenced is unclear. Source is cited for marriage date.
Steadman, Thomas and Woodward, Norma S: Descendants of Richard, Nathaniel, Robert and Henry Woodward of New England, 1589-1996. Authorized by Norma Slater Woodward, edited and compiled by Thomas R. Steadman. Published by Thomas R. Steadman, 12401 N. 22nd St #H-304, Tampa, FL 33612-4630. Online as follows: Descendants of Richard, Nathaniel, Robert and Henry Woodward of New England
Dimock, Susan W: Births, Marriages, Baptisms and Deaths in Coventry, Connecticut; copied from the records by Susan Whitney Dimock. The Baker and Taylor Company; Location: New York, New York; Date: 1897. Online as follows: Births, Marriages, Baptisms and Deaths in Coventry, Connecticut. Note: actual page being referenced is unclear.
“Vital Records of Northampton, Massachusetts.” Corbin Collection Volume 1: Records of Hampshire County, Massachusetts. CD-ROM. Boston, Mass: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.)
Title: Massachusetts Marriages 1695-1910 Name: Family History Library
Notes on Sources
The sources cited in this profile are from several merges/imports. Some may derive directly from other sources also cited; others may not be specific. However, none have been disproved, and sources have been confirmed where possible. Additional source confirmation/specificity where needed is welcome. Oesting-1 11:41, 16 May 2014 (EDT)
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Jedediah by comparing test results with other
carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Jedediah:
I realize you didn't upload the photos of pages, but they should be properly cited also. I've done the first one for you. (At the photo and in the bio) I'm also inclined to remove the photo of the cover, because I think, it looks like modern cover art, and as such might have a copyright.
Hi Bethany, I have no idea if your waiting to hear from us at profile improvement. So I've taken a look. I moved the <references section (it doesn't need a heading Footnotes) to just below the Sources headline, per current style guidelines. You also had a footnote referring to the New England Hist & Gen Register, which without a volume and page # is useless. So I took a look at American Ancestors to see if I could find what it refered to. Theres an article on Jedediah's father, listing his children and Jedediah's children. I've taken the article and used it as a footnote #6 to support your information.
Ideally, every fact should have a supporting footnote
I agree with Rhian about removing the Ancestry tree references. I would at least double check to make sure they are accurate.
See the Sources guidlines for the formatting of the Sources section, particularly the footnotes. Otherwise it is looking good.
You might like to consider removing the Ancestry family tree sources if the facts are proved by other sources, often a family tree online has no sources so cannot be used as a source, more a finding guide.
Merge requests pending on all remaining wives. The goal is 3 wives. It may take two weeks of waiting for merges to be completed.
Michelle has been working on merge requests for the children. A big thanks to Michelle!!