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between 1843 and 1845
Blooming Grove, NY
Onodaga County, NY
Frances Cruger Strong (December 22, 1822)
Schuyler S. Strong was born in 1797 in Blooming Grove, New York. In 1819 he graduated from Union College and then went on to study law with General Daniel Cruger (his later father-in-law) in Bath, New York. In December, 1822, he formed a partnership with the Honorable William Woods, and in 1824 became associated with the Honorable Edward Howell in the practice of law. In 1823 he was commissioned Quarter Master of the 96th Regiment, New York. Strong also became noted during his career in New York for his leading part in the trial of Robert Douglas for murder at Bath in 1825. December 22, 1822 he married Frances Minerva Cruger, daughter of his former legal mentor, and the couple had twelve children. By 1840 the couple had relocated to Springfield, IL where Strong continued to pursue his legal career. While living in Springfield, IL Schuyler S. Strong was a colleague of Abraham Lincoln's.
Studied law with his Father-in-Law
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