Strong family genealogical materials and photographs
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Strong family genealogical materials and photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Strong, Katherine Hartridge, 1876-1963.
Creator: Strong, Paschal Nielson, 1875-1943.
Creator: Strong, Paschal Nielson, 1901-1988.
Title: Strong family genealogical materials and photographs
Dates: 1800-1983
Extent: 0.65 cubic feet (1 box, 1 folder, 1 oversize folder)
Identification: MS 1685

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1900, Paschal Nielson Strong (1875-1943) married Katherine Hartridge and they had two sons, Paschal N. and Walter H. Strong. Katherine Hartridge Strong (1876-1963) was born in Savannah, Georgia, on April 29, 1876. Katherine had two sisters, Elizabeth and Emelyn ("Lynn"), and two brothers, Clifford Wayne (1866-1937) and Julian. Their father, Col. Alfred Lamar Hartridge, was married to Julia Smythe Wayne. Katherine began teaching in 1895 at Savannah High School. Later, she served as the principal of the 38th Street School, the Henry Street School, and the Charles Ellis School.

Paschal N. Strong, Jr. (1901-1988) was born in Savannah, Georgia, on September 24. in November, 1918, he entered West Point. His military service included tours of duty in World War II and the Korean War. Paschal was also an author of several boys' books, including West Points Wins, Typhoon Gold, and West Point Over the Top. In 1953, he was promoted to brigadier general; he retired on June 30, 1954. He married Mary Heaphy in April of 1923. Paschal died on January 4, 1988, leaving behind his second wife, Mabell Colquitt Theriault Strong.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of genealogical charts and written documents concerning the Hartridge and Strong families, including correspondence, and photographs. The genealogical charts contain information presumably gathered by Emelyn Hartridge. The charts trace the genealogy of the Cowell, Duckworth, Battersby, and Dunn families. The Hartridge biographical sketches contain information on Clifford Wayne, Alfred Lamar, Emelyn Hartridge, James Moore Wayne, Richard Wayne, William McCowell, Thomas Smythe, the Hall family, and Peter Morel. The genealogy of the Strong family includes material about Charles Hall Strong and a forty-four page document of Strong genealogy. The correspondence of Paschal N. Strong, Jr. contains biographical notes, and the written documents of Paschal N. Strong, Jr. provide a sample of his writings. The writings of Katherine Hartridge are historical pieces about Georgia. The general correspondence folder contains letters concerning Ann Strong and the Hartridge family. The collection also contains three photographs. The first is an undated photograph of Emelyn Hartridge. The second is of Paschal N. Strong, Jr., Katherine Hartridge, and Charles E. Campbell, dated July 1943. The third is an undated portrait of an unidentified woman

The folder of photographs is noted as "VM" (visual materials) in the collection inventory.

Index Terms

Campbell, Charles E.
Genealogies (histories)
Hartridge family.
Hartridge, Lynn, (Emelyn Hartridge)
Letters (correspondence)
Strong family.
Strong, Katherine Hartridge, 1876-1963.
Strong, Paschal Nielson, 1875-1943.
Strong, Paschal Nielson, 1901-1988.
Wayne family.

General Notes

Oversize letter has been encapsulated.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Strong family genealogical materials and photographs, MS 1685, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Patricia H. Fenwick, 1995.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List




11Applications to patriotic organization
2Correspondence of Paschal Strong
3Genealogy of the Hartridge family
4Genealogy of the Strong family
5General correspondence
6Hartridge genealogical charts; Katherine Hartridge writings
7-8Hartridge biographical sketches
9Written documents of Paschal Strong
Oversize folder: Encapsulated letter to Anna Strong, Brookhaven, New York, from her son, Jos. Strong, November 19, 1800
1Photographs (3 items.)