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Genealogy of Professor Cornelia Strong (1877–1955)

This page presents information about the ancestry of Professor Cornelia Strong, for whom Strong College was named. It is in the standard genealogical format called an “Ahnentafel” or “ancestor table”: Prof. Strong is #1, her father and mother are #2 and #3, her grandparents are #4–7, and so on. The father of person N is always 2N, and the mother of person N is always 2N+1. Information for the third through fifth generations has been taken from www.familysearch.com and has not been confirmed. More information about Prof. Strong’s life and career is available on the Cornelia Strong page.

Special thanks are due to Sarah Cox, CSC ’03, for gathering the original information on Cornelia Strong’s father, Hugh Strong, that made it possible to begin this genealogy.

First Generation

1. Cornelia STRONG, born 1877, South Carolina; died 1955, Greensboro, North Carolina (Wesley Long Hospital); buried Walhalla, South Carolina. Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy at the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro).

Second Generation

2. Rev. HUGH STRONG, born 7 Nov 1833 (or 1834), Chester Co., South Carolina; died 29 Mar 1885, Walhalla, South Carolina; married Cornelia Harris Gregg 6 Jun 1867, Sumter Co., South Carolina. Presbyterian minister; graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A. 1860, M.A. 1864).

3. Cornelia HARRIS GREGG.

Third Generation

4. JAMES STRONG, born about 1789; buried Chester Co., South Carolina (Hopewell Cemetery).

5. JANE BLAIN, born 1793; buried Chester Co., South Carolina (Hopewell Cemetery).

Fourth Generation

10. JAMES BLAIN, born about 1759, Antrim, Ireland; died 1 Nov 1832; buried Chester Co., South Carolina (Hopewell Cemetery).

11. MARGARET McQUISTON, born about 1762, Antrim, Ireland; died 26 Nov 1834; buried Chester Co., South Carolina (Hopewell Cemetery).

Fifth Generation

22. JAMES McQUISTON, born about 1732, Antrim, Ireland; died about 1799; buried Chester Co., South Carolina.


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