Early Ontario Family Names
Stong, Snider, Watson
The Stong family of Vaughan and York Townships, Ontario, have a history that reaches back to the closing days of the 1790s and onward into the opening years of the 1800s in Upper Canada.
Born in United States
Daniel Stong was born in the State of Pennsylvania, as were his father, Sylvester Seward Stong, and mother, Barbara Bolinger, before him. Daniel’s wife, Elizabeth Fisher, was also born in Pennsylvania. In the year 1800, Daniel and Elizabeth, along with Daniel’s parents, immigrated to Upper Canada.
Here Daniel’s family settled on a farm in Vaughan Township. It was in the year 1816 that Daniel built a home for himself and his wife, Elizabeth.
Raising a Family in Upper Canada
Elizabeth and Daniel had a family of eight children, all born in Vaughan Township, Upper Canada. Their children were Mary born 1817 who died in 1854; Catherine born 1818 who died in 1882; Jacob born in 1821; John born 1822 who died in December 1886; Joseph born 1826; Michael born 1828 who died in 1845; Samuel born 1831 who died in 1912 and Daniel born 1834.
As young adults, a number of the children married. Catherine, born 1818, wed George McDonald. Jacob married Sarah Snider in 1842 in the Home District. Joseph married Elizabeth. Daniel married Sarah Ann Kaiser.