Tong blog

Bits of history from our familes

William Tong

William H Tong (1781 – 1830)

William H Tong was my 3rd great grandfather. He was born on 12 Sep 1781 in Piscataway Creek, Prince George’s Co, Maryland as the fourth child of a total of thirteen to William Tong(ue) and Ellen Ford. After his mother died in 1793, his father married Elizabeth Thomas and had thirteen more children. Not much […]

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Nancy (Tong) Lanius (1813 – 1884)

Nancy was born on 2 Aug 1814 as the first of 11 children to Theodore Ford Tong and Drusilla Robinson. Theodore was one of the 26 children of William Tong. Nancy was born in Madison Co, Missouri. She married Rev Jacob Lanius and together they had 8 children. Nancy died on 19 May 1884 in […]

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William Tong(ue) (1756 – 1848)

William Tong(ue) was not the first Tong in America, but he can be credited with propagating the Tong name. Depending on the records you find, William had between 26 to 28 children with two different wives (Ellen Ford and Elizabeth Thomas). In his autobiography, William says 26, 13 from each wife. With his first wife, […]

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