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Strong Family Cemetery
Also known as: Brotherton Farm Cemetery
A family cemetery located on what was once the homestead of Benajah Strong's youngest son, Simeon P. Strong, and where Simeon's daughter, Mrs. J. W. Pratt, lived in later years. Located in Lansingville, in back of the old Brotherton House at 424 Lansingville Road. Cemetery is on private property.
Directions: Traveling north on Lansingville Road, second house on the left after passing the intersection with Dublin Road.
Town of Lansing, Tompkins County, NY.
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|STRONG||Benajah||died May 22, 1836, age 96 yrs 3 mos||American Revolution. DAR Patriot Index has Benajah STRONG, b. Feb. 22, 1740,
d. May 22, 1836, m. 1st Jane COCHRANE, 2nd Abigail POWERS, Lt, CT. He was the son
of Adino STRONG and Deborah PRIME.
Original Settler. Capt. Benajah STRONG enlisted in the French war and was a captain of a volunteer company of soldiers in the Revolutionary war. He was present at the burning of Danbury, CT. He removed about 1782 to Athens, Greene Co., NY, where he bought the confiscated farm of a tory officer, and the rights and privileges of the ferry between Athens and Hudson. He removed afterwards to the Great Bend in the Susquehanna, near Binghamton, NY and after three years residence there to Ithaca, NY; removing after two years to Lansing (then Milton) where for a dollar per acre he bought 2,000 acres of land. He married in 1818 for his second wife, Mrs. Abigail (NEWLAND) POWERS, widow of Elder Lemuel POWERS, a Baptist clergyman at Stillwater, NY. She was the mother of the first wife of President Millard FILLMORE and was born February 22, 1758. She died February 21, 1850 in Irving, Chautauqua County, NY.
|STRONG||In memory of Jane STRONG,
1st wife of Benajah STRONG
|died July 11, 1815, in the 74th year of her age.||From the Strong Genealogy: Jane COCHRANE was the daughter of Samuel COCHRANE of Woodbury, Connecticut. She was born in 1742 and married Benajah Strong on February 3, 1761. Benajah and Jane (COCHRANE) STRONG had eleven known children:
1. Truman, b. 1762, a Revolutionary solider under his father, d. in the service of disease (no military records have been found).
|STRONG||Jane, dau. of Benajah & Jane STRONG||died Sept. 17, 1787||One source has that Jane is buried in the Strong Family Cemetery. Headstone not found.|
|STRONG||Ruth, dau. of Simeon P. & Phoebe STRONG||died July 24, 1804, in the 2nd year of her age.|
|STRONG||Elizabeth, dau. of Simeon P. & Phoebe STRONG||died March 15 1806, in the 5th year of her age.|
|STRONG||Hinman D., son of Benajah & Abigail STRONG||died July 9, 1839, age 45 yrs. 2 mos. 27 dys.|
|LOBDELL||Mark||died March 25, 1876, age 4 mos.||Child of Hiram & Mary L. LOBDELL. Another source has given name as Mary and date of death as March 6, 1878. In the 1850 census for Lansing, Hiram LOBDELL, 4 yrs. old, b. Tompkins Co. is in the household with parents, Ebenezer (b. abt. 1802 in Orange Co.) and Phebe (b. abt. 1808 in Cayuga Co.). In the 1870 census for Lansing, Hiram, age 23, is living with Ebenezer, mother not listed. Other members of the household are Lewis (Hiram's brother), age 20, Mary L., age 26, Fredonicia, age 4, Smith, age 2, and William, age 7/12. In the 1880 census for Lansing, Hiram remains in the household with Ebenezer. Hiram reported his marital status as widowed; his daughter, Fredricka, age 14 is also in the household.|
|LOBDELL||Jennie M.||died November 21 1876, age 5-7-11.||Child of Hiram & Mary L. LOBDELL|
|LOBDELL||Nellie L.||died September 15, 1877, age 7 mos. 16 dys.||Child of Hiram & Mary L. LOBDELL. Another source has given name as Ella.|
|STRONG||Charlotte A., wife of Marvin STRONG||died April 4, 1850, age 27-2-27.||IGI Record has Charlotte GREGORY. Marvin Strong was a son of Simeon Prime STRONG and Phoebe GOODWIN|
|PRATT||Caroline STRONG, wife of Rev. John W. PRATT||born May 15, 1817, died February 28, 1895||Dau. of Simeon P. STRONG and Phebe GOODWIN. Rev. John Wesley PRATT is believed to be buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, Cortland Co., NY. Nothing further has been found on him.|
|STRONG||Phoebe, wife of Col. Simeon STRONG||died April 20 1854, age 74-7-11.||Phoebe GOODWIN. One source has dau. of William GOODWIN of Northampton Co., PA and Ruth GIBBS.|
|STRONG||Col. Simeon P.||died October 14, 1841, in the 68th year of age.||Simeon Prime STRONG. Unsure what Col. represents as no military records
for Simeon STRONG have been found at this time.
No headstone has been found, however you can view the footstone.
|BROWN||Elizabeth, wife of Ebenezer BROWN||died February 28, 1836, age 50 yrs.||Daughter of William GOODWIN of Lansing. One source has that she was b. in Delaware Water Gap, PA. William GOODWIN's will, dated June 17, 1825, proven January 23, 1826, mentions sons, William and Richard, and daughters, Sally MORGAN, Phebe STRONG and Betsey w/o Ebenezer BROWN.|
|FOX||Jane, dau. of Rev. Dana & Jane FOX||died February 16, 1842, age 17 yrs 24 dys.||Reverend Dana Fox was the son of Moses FOX and Caroline MACK. He married 1st Jane STRONG, dau. of Simeon Prime STRONG and Phoebe GOODWIN. They removed to Kansas where Jane died, and he married 2nd Harriet EGAN, widow of Edward STRONG, son of Simeon Prime STRONG and Phoebe GOODWIN.|
|FOX||Caroline, dau. of Rev. Dana & Jane FOX||died July 26, 1847, age 10-3-2.|
|EGAN||Phebe Ann, wife of Chas. C. EGAN, & d/o Col. Simeon STRONG||died March 9, 1838, age 26 yrs and 7 mos.||American Vital Records from the Baptist Register, 1824-1829 has that Charles C. EGAN, Esq., of Utica, married Phebe, d/o Col. Simeon P. STRONG, of and at Lansing, November 17, 1829. There is a Charles C. EGAN in the 1830 census for Lansing. In the household is 1 male 10-15 yrs., 1 male 20-30 yrs., and 1 female 20-30 yrs. Not found in 1840 census.|
Contributed and Transcribed by Kent Davis
Salt Lake City, Utah Family history center film #0017136 items 4 & 5
Notes added by Cheryl Hall (April 2006; updated November 2009).
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