Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I455607
  • Name: William STRONG
  • RELA: 6th cousin 5x removed of Spouse
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 6 MAY 1808 in Somers, Tolland Co., CT
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania BET 4 MAR 1847 AND 3 MAR 1851
  • Death: 19 AUG 1895 in Lake Minnewassa, NY
  • Note:
    STRONG, William, (cousin of Theron Rudd Strong), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Somers, Conn., May 6, 1808; attended Munson Academy, Massachusetts, and was graduated from Yale College in 1828; taught school in New Haven, Conn.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1832 and commenced practice in Reading, Pa.; elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1851); chairman, Committee on Elections (Thirty-first Congress); did not seek renomination in 1850; associate justice of the supreme court of Pennsylvania 1857-1868; practiced law in Philadelphia, Pa.; appointed as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1870 and served until December 1880, when he retired; resumed the practice of law; died at Lake Minnewassa, N.Y., August 19, 1895; interment in Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, Pa.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: William Lightbourne STRONG b: 18 OCT 1782
    Mother: Harriet DEMING b: 6 NOV 1789 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT

    Marriage 1 Priscilla Lee MALLORY b: 5 OCT 1816
    • Married: 28 NOV 1836
    1. Has No Children Emily Elizabeth STRONG b: 5 FEB 1838
    2. Has No Children Amelia Mallory STRONG b: 31 JUL 1840
    3. Has No Children William Deming STRONG b: 25 DEC 1841

    Marriage 2 Rachel Henderson DAVIES
    • Married: 22 NOV 1849
    1. Has No Children Mary Wilson STRONG b: 16 NOV 1850
    2. Has No Children Julia Darling STRONG b: 21 FEB 1853
    3. Has No Children Edward Davies STRONG b: 16 APR 1855
    4. Has No Children William Newton STRONG b: 27 APR 1859
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