Mary Strong

25 November 1752–15 August 1841 (Age 88)
Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Strong was born on 25 November 1752, in Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Deacon Jonathan Strong Jr., was 27 and her mother, Mary Northam, was 27. She married Abel Sawyer on 14 February 1780, in New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 15 August 1841, in Orford, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Orford, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States.

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Abel Sawyer
Mary Strong
Marriage: 14 February 1780
Abel Sawyer
Candice Sawyer
Benning Sawyer
Mary Sawyer
Jonathan S Sawyer

Spouse and Children

14 February 1780
New Hampshire, United States


    Abel Sawyer


    Candice Sawyer




    Jonathan S Sawyer


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (6)


Age 24

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 24

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 48

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English strong, strang ‘strong’, generally a nickname for a strong man but perhaps sometimes applied ironically to a weakling.2 French: translation of Trahand, a metonymic occupational name for a silkworker who drew out the thread from the cocoons ( see Trahan ).3 Translation of Ashkenazic Jewish Stark .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary in entry for Abel Sawyer, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • Mary in entry for Mary, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Mary in entry for Candice, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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