A Civil War Soldier: Musician Ambrose J. STRONG (1835 – 1864)

How Related: Half-brother of my 2nd-great-grandfather, Charles Frisbe STRONG

Born: c. 1835 in Cattaraugus Co., New York

Parents: Zeri STRONG (1807 – 1872) and Lydia LANE (d. bef. 1846); step-mother Jemima JACOBS (c. 1817 – aft. 1880)

Siblings: George Washington (c. 1838 – 1863); Paula (c. 1839 – 1842); Maryette (b. c. 1841); and Herman Alonzo STRONG (1843 – 1930). Younger paternal half-siblings: Lydia Jane (b. c. 1847); Charles Frisbe (1852 – 1921) – my ancestor; James Adelbert (c. 1852 – 1918); Frederic k W. (c. 1856 – 1888) and Juliette STRONG (c. 1859 – 1878)

Married: Matilda Jane [–?-] (b. c. 184) about 1858, probably in Tioga Co., New York

Children: Mary STRONG (b. c. 1859)

Source: Civil War Pension Index Card of Ambrose J. Strong. Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900. National Archives and Records Administration. Publication T289. Digital image purchased at Footnote [http://www.footnote.com/]

Enlisted: 18 August 1862 at Caroline, Tompkins Co., New York; musician. Enlisted 23 August 1862 in Co. G, 137th New York Infantry

Side Served: Union

Discharged: died of disease 28 February 1864 in Stevenson, Jackson Co., Alabama

Biography or Information of Interest: Ambrose was one of three sons who served in the Union Army, and tragically, one of two of those who died during the war. I doubt his father ever recovered. In fact, Zeri died at only age 64, six years after the close of the war.

(Ambrose’s brother George Washington STRONG served in the same company, as well as Charles ROCKWELL. Ambrose and George’s younger half-brother Charles FRISBE and Charles ROCKWELL’s sister Ann would someday marry and become my 2nd-great-grandparents. Curiously, a Joseph B. STRONG also joined Co. G and is buried in Upper Fairfield Cemetery. He must be a cousin, and although I have extensive Strong Family Tree information, his name does not appear in my records.)

Died: 28 February 1864 of disease in Stevenson, Jackson Co., Alabama

Buried: unknown


One Response

  1. Miriam:

    Although I have not commented on each of your Civil War Soldier posts, I would like to say what a wonderful job I think you have done with them.

    There is so much useful information contained in each that I’m sure many people are searching for.

    It is a great service.


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