3. Joseph2 Stong (Joseph S1)(5059) was born in Lower Oxford, Chester Co, PA July 4, 1834. Joseph died February 16, 1906 in Fairview, OK, at 71 years of age. buried in Cheyenne Valley Cemetery in Oklahoma

He married Emily Elmira Godown in VanBuren Co, Iowa, December 9, 1861. Elmira (Almira) was born Franklin Co, Ohio November 29, 1845. Elmira (Almira)(5060) was the daughter of Mark Oscar Godown and Mahala Hurlburt. Elmira (Almira) died April 12, 1915 in Cheyene Valley, OK, at 69 years of age. The Ancestral File has her death place as Kanas and in 1910 she is living with her son Pit in Kansas. buried in Cheyenne Valley Cemetery in Oklahoma In the 1870 census Lick Creek Twp, VanBuren Co, Iowa page 303, Joseph (age 34), is recorded with Emily (age 24), George (age 7), Mary (age 6), Emma (age 4), Mahala (age 2), William (age 1).

In the 1880 census Louisburg Twp, Montgomery Co, Kansas page 290, Joseph (age 45), is recorded with Emily (age 35), George (age 18), Mary (age 16), Emma (age 14), Clorah (age 12), William (age 11), Susan (age 8), Pit (age 6), Mella (age 4), and Joseph (age 3m). Joseph is recorded as being a farmer.

In the 1900 census Louisburg Township, Montgomery County, Kansas page 241, Joseph (age 65) is living with his wife Emily A (age 54) and son Joseph (age 20). They have been married for 38 years and have noted as having only 1 son.

Emily (age 64) is recorded living with her son Pit in the 1910 census. She has had 11 children with 9 living at the time of the census.

Joseph Stong and Emily Elmira Godown had the following children:

child + 15 i. George3 Stong was born November 3, 1863.

child 16 ii. Mary Stong was born Iowa 1864.

child 17 iii. Emma Bell Stong was born Iowa January 1865. She married Amos Henry Edwards in Elk City, Montgomery Co, KS, January 19, 1888. Amos was born in Indiana August 1864. (See Amos Henry Edwards for the continuation of this line.)

child 18 iv. Chloe Mahala Stong was born Iowa June 1867. Chloe died 1954 at 87 years of age. She married James Sanders Nance in Elk City, Montgomery Co, KS, March 21, 1886. James was born in Missouri December 1866. James was the son of James S Nance and Jane A unknown. James died 1901 at 34 years of age. (See James Sanders Nance for the continuation of this line.) In the 1910 census Independence Ward 5, Montgomery, Kansas page 203, Chloe (age 42) is recorded with Dewey (age 11), Mary Graves (age 16), Oliver Graves (age 21), and Sanders (age 3m). She is a widow and has had 7 children with 5 living at the time of the census.

child + 19 v. William Leroy Stong was born March 8, 1869.

child 20 vi. Susan J Stong was born Iowa March 1871. Susan died about 1950. She married James W Fry in Elk City, Montgomery Co, KS, October 29, 1888. James was born in Medina Co, Ohio March 1868. (Additional notes for James W Fry(5061)) i0 In the 1900 census Fifth Street, Center Township, Wilson County, Kansas page 19, a James Fry (age 32) is recorded with his wife Susan (age 29), Anna (age 10), Emma (age 5), Dewey (age 2), and Archie (age 2m). They have been married for 13 years and have had 8 children with 4 living at the time of the census.

child + 21 vii. Pittman Stong was born September 29, 1873.

child 22 viii. Amellia Cynthia Stong was born in Louisburg Twp, Montgomery Co, KS 1876. She married Aaron Newton Edwards in Independence, Montgomery Co, KS, September 15, 1892. Aaron was born in Kansas about 1875.

child + 23 ix. Joseph Stong was born February 1880.

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