Joseph Strong was born 10 March 1770 in South Coventry, Tolland County, Connecticut, United States to Benajah Strong (1740-1809) and Lucy Bishop (1747-1783) and died 24 April 1812 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of Yellow Fever. He married Rebecca Young (1779-1862) 8 September 1796 in First Baptist Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Holcombe site says "Dr. Joseph Strong was graduated in 1788 at Yale College." and gives much more detail of his education and work, including his invention of the axle tourniquet.


Offspring of Joseph Strong and Rebecca Young (1779-1862)  ¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
Lucy Strong (1797-1860)
Joseph Strong Jr. (1799-1857)
Peter Young Strong (1801-)
Ellen Strong (c1803-1863) 1803 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 9 July 1863 New York City, New York, United States John Wood (1785-1848)
William Strong (1804-1805)
William Young Strong (1806-1866)
Rebecca Strong (1808-)
Lavinia Strong (1810-)


Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
¢ Children
  • Ellen was also called Eleanor. She and William have children recorded on the Holcombe site.
¶ Death
  • Holcombe site says he died of yellow fever at Yellow Fever, Philadelphia. The former could well have been true, because the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 was followed by further outbreaks in later years.

Robin Patterson