A biographical sketch of Deacon Francis Strong is found on page 454 in THE HISTORY OF THE DESCENDANTS OF ELDER JOHN STRONG, OF NORTHAMPTON, MASS., by Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight, available found full text on the database Heritage Quest. (Many public libraries have a subscription to this outstanding genealogical resource.)
Francis Strong was the son of Ozias Strong and Susannah West. He was born in Lee, Massachusetts on October 24, 1770. In 1794, Francis Strong married Susannah Cogswell, the daughter of Nation Cogswell and Sarah Cole. Francis Strong was a farmer in Homer, New York, and moved to Lyme Township, Huron County, Ohio about 1815. Mrs. Susannah Cogwell Strong died on November 13, 1811. Francis Strong married Mary Curtiss, of Homer, New York, in April 1912.
The children of Francis and Susannah Cogswell Strong were:
Hannah Strong, born 1795
Solomon Strong, born 1797
Chloe Strong, born 1799
Asahel Strong, born 1800
Lyman Strong, born 1802
Selina Strong, born 1806
Zadoc Strong, born 1808
The children of Francis and Mary Curtiss Strong were:
Susannah Cogswell Strong, born 1813
Francis Curtiss Strong, born 1814
Mary Ann Strong, born 1817
Francis Strong died at Lyme Township on January 8, 1845. He is buried in Strong's Ridge Cemetery with his first wife Susannah, his second wife Mary, and a child Francis Curtiss/Curtis Strong.
Susannah Cogswell Strong is one the pioneer women discussed in A Memorial to the Pioneer Women of the Western Reserve, edited by Gertrude Van Rensselear Wickham. The portion of this book which discusses the women of Lyme Township has been reprinted online.