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Thomas Strong

Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: Hingham, Massachusetts
Death: October 3, 1689 (51)
Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Elder John Strong, II and Abigail Strong
Husband of Rachel Strong; Mary Strong and Rachel Strong
Father of Selah Strong; Thomas Strong, Jr.; Maria Judd; John Strong; Hewett Strong and 11 others
Brother of Jedediah Strong; Josiah Strong; Return Strong; Elder Ebenezer Strong; Abigail Chauncey and 11 others
Half brother of Jedediah Strong; John Strong, Jr.; Infant Strong and Baby Boy Strong

Occupation: Trooper, of Northampton, Mass, Farmer
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About Thomas Strong

"Thomas - b. about 1637, Hingham, MA; d. Oct. 3, 1689. Mary HEWITT (d. Feb. 20, 1670), daughter of Rev. Ephraim HEWITT (or HUIT); and second Oct. 10, 1671, Northampton, MA Rachel HOLTON (b. about 1650), daughter of William and Mary. Rachel married second May 16, 1698 Nathan BRADLEY. Children of Thomas and Mary: Thomas married Mary STEBBINS; Maria married Samuel JUDD; John; Hewet; and Ashel married Mary HART. Children of Thomas and Rachel: Joseph married Sarah ALLEN (ancestors of Lady Diana SPENCER, Capt. Nathan HALE, and Hon. Jessie ROOT); Benjamin did not marry; Adino married Eunice; Waitstill married first Sarah JONES, and second Mindwell BARTLETT; Rachel married Miles DUDLEY; Selah married Abigail TERRY; Benajah married first Mehitale BURR, and second Sarah SHERMAN; Ephraim married Mary BUCKINGHAM; Elnathan married Patience JENNER; and Ruth married William DUDLEY. "

In 1659 he moved with his father Elder John Strong to Northampton. He had been a trooper back in Windsor under Major Mason. He was married twice and of his children, 15 in number, 9 were still living at his death. He was a farmer.


The descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, who came from old to New England in 1635, and settled in New Haven in 1639, with numerous biographical notes and sketches : also, some account of the descendants of John Tuttle, of Ipswich; and Henry Tuthill, of Hingham, Mass. (1883)

  • NATHAN BRADLEY, b. 1638; came from England, a boy; landed at Saybrook; thence journeyed across the wilderness (then unbroken by settlements) to New Haven. He set in Guilford. He was quite a hunter, and discovered the sources of the Hammonaset river in a pond which is still called "Nathan's Pond", For a bear story in which he played a subordinate part, the principal being borne by the bear, see Farber's Hist. Coll. of Conn., p. 225. He m. (3) May 10 1698, RACHEL HOLTON, dau. of Dea. Wm. of Northampton, Mass., and wid. of THOMAS STRONG; Nathan Noah Bradley, exr. of the will of NATHAN BRADLEY of Guilford, paid legacies in 1711. Dec. 11 and 31, to Mary Tuttle, Patience Eaton, Esther Marshall; wit. to Mary Tuttle, Isaac Griswold and Wm. Rogers; wit. to Patience Eaton, Jonathan Murray and Joshua Tuttle.


His first wife was Mary Hewett Strong, married Dec 5,1660 at Windsor,CT. She was the daughter of Rev. Ephraim Hewett and Isabel ____ Hewett of Windsor.

His second wife was Rachel Holton Strong, married Oct 10,1671 at Northampton,MA.

Children(by first marriage): Thomas Strong Jr, Maria Strong Judd, John Strong, Hewitt Strong, and Asahel Strong.

Children(by second marriage): Joseph Strong, Benjamin Strong, Adino Strong, Waitstill Strong, Rachel Strong Dudley, Selah Strong, Benajah Strong, Ephraim Strong, Elnathan Strong, Ruth Strong Dudley, and Submit Strong.

Thomas Strong was a trooper in 1658, at Windsor, under Major Mason (recorded March 11, 1657-8). He removed to Northampton with his father in 1659. He first wife was Mary Hewett, daughter of Reverend Ephraim Hewett of Windsor, and they had five children. He then married Rachel Holton and they had eleven children.
Thomas was a trooper under Capt. Mason of Windsor; removed with his father to Northampton 1659. He had 16 children and was the ancestor of the Woodbury, CT, Strongs.

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Thomas Strong's Timeline

October 26, 1637
Hingham, Massachusetts
November 16, 1661
Age 24
Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States
August 31, 1663
Age 25
Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
March 9, 1665
Age 27
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA
December 2, 1666
Age 29
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA
November 14, 1668
Age 31
Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
December 2, 1672
Age 35
Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
January 25, 1676
Age 38
Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Colony