John Callahan Strong

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
The tombstone for John C. Strong at the Strongville Cemetery near Whick.
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

© 2022 by Stephen D. Bowling.

About sdbowling

Director of the Breathitt County Public Library and Heritage Center in Jackson, Kentucky.
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