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Col James Madison Strong
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Birth: Dec. 30, 1830
Clarke County
Georgia, USA
Death: Nov. 19, 1878
Sacramento County
California, USA

James Madison Strong was called "Colonel". He was born Dec. 30, 1830 in Clarke County, Georgia and lived in Marshall County, Georgia and in 1837 Carroll County, Miss.. J. M. Strong sailed to around the Horn to California on the SS "John S. Colley", arriving in San Francisco on June 10, 1850. He was a teamster around Sacramento, Healdsberg and Grass Valley. Moving to Mariposa County in 1855 he became a Deputy Sheriff from 1856 to 1857. In 1871 he started one of the first cotton plantations in the Snelling area along the Merced River. He was a Democrat and a delegate to the California Constitutional Convention from Mariposa and Merced Counties. Strong died in Sacramento while a delegate in 1878. His body was sent to Merced for internment.
There are records found showing J. M. Strong is buried in Hopeton.

Unknown male living in Merced River area, burial per Merced County Burial Records 1877-1896 page 2 
Family links: 
  Polly Ann Pool Strong (1839 - 1919)*
  James Gates Strong (1863 - 1933)*
  Fannie A. Strong Darr (1866 - 1933)*
  Mildred M. Strong Kennis (1868 - 1916)*
  Laura Strong Bledsoe (1873 - 1939)*
  Lucy W. Strong (1875 - 1875)*
*Calculated relationship
Hopeton Cemetery
Merced County
California, USA
Maintained by: William Rogers
Originally Created by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Record added: Jan 11, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 123171680
Col James Madison Strong
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