Strong, William L

Strong, William L., a Presbyterian minister, was born at Salisbury, Conn., Oct. 18, 1782. He received a good preparatory education, graduated from Yale College, Conn., in 1813, studied theology privately, was licensed by the New Haven Association, and ordained pastor at Somers, Conn., by the Tolland County Association in 1814. Here he labored earnestly for twenty-five years, then removed to Redding, Fairfield Co., Conn., where he preached for five years then accepted a call from Vienna Presbyterian Church in Ontario County, N.Y., where he was pastor for ten years, when, owing to infirmities, he retired, and removed to Fayetteville, N.Y., where he died, Aug. 31, 1859. A number of his sermons have been published, and a tract, The Sinner Condemned Already. Mr. Strong was an ardent evangelical preacher, thoroughly conversant with the history and polity of the Church. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1861, p. 164. (J.L.S.)

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