Alanson Strong

5 April 1811–11 February 1897 (Age 85)
Owasco, Owasco, Cayuga, New York, United States

The Life of Alanson

When Alanson Strong was born on 5 April 1811, in Owasco, Owasco, Cayuga, New York, United States, his father, Timothy Strong, was 38 and his mother, Wealthy Badger, was 31. He married Eliza Johnson on 14 October 1830. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in New York, United States in 1870. He died on 11 February 1897, in Franklin, Otsego, New York, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Franklin, Otsego, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alanson Strong
Eliza Johnson
Marriage: 14 October 1830
Ira Alanson Strong
Asa Griswold Strong
Mary Elizabeth Strong
Eben Bliss Strong
Martha Eells Strong
John Alfred Strong

Spouse and Children

14 October 1830


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World Events (8)


Age 9

On January 28, 1820, the New Jersey Legislature incorporated the City of Jersey from parts of the Bergen Township. The city would be reincorporated two more times (January 23, 1829 and February 22, 1838) before receiving its official name. Jersey City became part of the new Hudson County in February of 1840.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 16

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 24

A strike involving more than 2,000 workers from 20 textile mills in Paterson, New Jersey. Many of those involved were children, Irish, or both. The primary goal of the strike was to reduce the daily working hours from 13.5 to 11. Employers refused to negotiate, but the strike ended with a declaration that the workdays would now be 12 hours during the week and 9 hours on Saturdays. Paterson employers also blacklisted many of the strike leaders and their families.

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)

  • Alansen Strong, "New York State Census, 1892"
  • Alauson Strong, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Alansan Strong, "United States Census, 1870"

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