Justice William Strong

Brief Life History of William

When Justice William Strong was born on 6 May 1808, in Somers, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, his father, Rev. William Lightbourn Strong, was 25 and his mother, Harriet Deming, was 18. He married Priscilla Lee Mallery on 28 November 1836, in Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Washington, District of Columbia, United States in 1880. In 1870, his occupation is listed as u.s. supreme court justice in United States. He died on 18 August 1895, in Lake Minnewaska, Gardiner, Ulster, New York, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Justice William Strong
Rachel Henderson Davies
Marriage: 22 November 1849
Mary Willson Strong
Julia Darling Strong
Edward Davis Strong
William Newton Strong

Sources (18)

  • William Stronglogs, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Strong, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • William Strong, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1814 · British Burn the Capital

During the War of 1812, on August 24, 1814, the British troops invade Washington D.C., they set fire to the Capitol, the President's Mansion, and other landmarks. The most famous story that comes from this event is that Abigail Adams saved the portrait of George Washington from the flames in the President's House.

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English strong(e), strang(e) ‘strong, powerful’ (Old English strang).

Americanized form of French Trahan .

Americanized form (translation into English) of Jewish Stark .

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

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William Strong (May 6, 1808 – August 19, 1895) was an American lawyer, jurist, and politician who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1870 to 1880. Strong pre …

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