My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - ELDER JOHN STRONG

Princess Diana and I are 9th great-granddaughters of Elder John Strong.
Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts
John Strong
Born:  Abt. 1610, Chard, Somerset, England
Died:  April 14, 1699, Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts

His wife, Abigail Ford
Born:  Abt. October 08, 1619, Bridport, Dorset, England
Died:  July 06, 1688, Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts


Carol said...

Well, how fun is that?? OK, I get the flag, but, what is that right beside the flag? Cannot read it, curiosity, don't cha know!

T.K. said...

Thanks for posting our 9th great-grandparents' gravestone photos, Barbara. I've never been there. ...yet!

Barbara Poole said...

T.K. Oh goodie, you too. I just saw that Becky Wiseman is also related! Re: Carol's quest. I told her I couldn't read it.

Heather Rojo said...

OK, I'm not descended of John Strong, but I know he's an ancestor of Lady Di, and I'm related to her through a Cogswell line, so does that make us cousins again?? Maybe in a very convoluted way?? I am related to the Strongs through some Blisses and Bishops.

lindalee said...

You had me with the Princess Diana link ;-)

Barbara Poole said...

Oh yes, the Princess title will do it every time!

John Strong Edwards said...

I am also a desendant of the Elder John Strong, on the Jedediah of Coventry line. I have lots of ancestry data as well. fascinating line for sure.

John Strong Edwards

Barbara Poole said...

John, thank you for your comment. It is nice to know we are related, and I'm glad you found my blog with the photo.