Sergeant, Company K, 14th Kentucky Cavalry, United States Army
Research by Stephen D. Bowling
Born- November 22, 1833, at Strongville, Breathitt County, Kentucky
Son of- Edward and Elizabeth (Spencer) Strong (Brother of Captain William Strong)
1850 Breathitt County, Kentucky Census District 1, house #358-358 William Strong 52 Jemima Strong 43 Thomas Strong 20 John Strong 17 Jane Strong 14 Isabel Strong 12 Malissa Strong 7 Wiley Strong 6 months
Married- about 1852 to Elizabeth Cornett (1861 – 1922) in Breathitt County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Hiram J. and Nancy B. (Smith) Cornett.
1860 Breathitt County, Kentucky Federal Census District 1, house #475-475 John C. Strong 29 Elizabeth Strong 24 Susan Strong 8 Alfred Strong 6 Sylvania Strong 5 Alexander Strong 3 Robert Strong 1
Military Service Company K of the 14th Kentucky Cavalry, United States Army Enlisted- December 3, 1862, in Breathitt County, Kentucky Mustered in- February 14, 1863, at Irvine, Estill County, Kentucky Mustered Out- March 24, 1864, at Camp Nelson, Kentucky Highest Rank- Sergeant
Died- killed from ambush returning home on June 3, 1864, near Canoe, Breathitt County, Kentucky
An application for a military tombstone in 1879 gave his date of death as May 1865.
Buried- Strong Cemetery, Strongville (near Whick), Breathitt County, Kentucky
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