.            John Straight/Strait, 1758 - 1860, s/o John Straight
.                                                                                                       (INDEX)
.                                                                 author: Michael D. Nestor, email: mdn3557@yahoo.com

213   John Straight/Strait,4                                                                                                         21   (John,3,John,2,Henry,1)
.             b 31 Aug 1758 W Greenwich, Kent Co, RI; d 7 Jan 1860 Gallia Co, Ohio, bur McCall Cem, Gallia Co.
.                See
picture of his tombstone below.  He was reputed to have lived to age 104 yrs, 3 mos, acc to "History of Gallia County",
.                1882.  Also reputed to have preached a sermon on his 100th birthday.
.             m(1) 9 Aug 1776 W Greenwich to Rebecca Bartholick, d/o Elizabeth ____.
.             m(2) prior 1789 to Elizabeth Downing.
.             m(3) 25 Dec 1813 Washington Co, Ohio to Sarah Blake Phelps (Sally), b 7 May 1787 "Ft Hamar" (Marietta, Washington Co,
.                     Ohio), d 15 May 1878 Clay Twp, Gallia Co, bur McCall Cem, d/o
David Blake (#3) and Martha Daggett.  Sally is reputed
.                     by the DAR to be the first white child born in Ohio, however the 1850 and 1860 census' give her place of birth as Rhode
.                     Island and the 1870 census gives it as New Hampshire.  Her son David Blake Strait's 1880 census record gives it as R.I.  Her
.                     son Henry Clay Strait's 1880 and 1900 census records give it as Conn and Mass.  In summary, no record lists her place of
.                     birth as Ohio.  Sarah was the widow of John Phelps.  See
picture of Sarah's tombstone below.

.             John Strait was a private from Rhode Island in the Rev War.  His pension papers are filed under "Straight, John, Pvt, Topham's
.             Reg't, RI State Troops (Rev War)".  After the War he became a minister and moved to New York, living in Florida, Montgomery
.             Co in 1800.  He also supposedly lived in Allegany Co, NY at one point.  He was in Washington Co, Ohio by 1813, then to Butler
.             Co, Ohio, and was in Gallia Co, Ohio by 1820.

.             1800 Montgomery Co, NY census, Florida, p 509, John Strait, 11120-10110.
.             1810 census, John not located.  (most of 1810 Ohio census no longer exists)
.          ? 1820 Gallia Co, Ohio census, Ohio Twp, p 51, John "Strail", 110001-31010.
.             1830 Gallia Co census, Harrison Twp, p 124, John Straight, 4100100001-1012001.
.             1840 Gallia Co census, Clay Twp, p 8, John Straight, age 82.
.                      Same, Harrison Twp, p 68, John Straight, 00210000001-00010001.
.             1850 Gallia Co census, Harrison Twp, p 101, #2695/2706, John Strait,92 RI, farmer, Sarah,65 RI.
.             1860 Gallia Co probate record for John Strait names his heirs as wife Sally, children David B., Francis T., John P., Henry C.,
.                      Katherine Gillis, Nancy, Mary, Betsy, Waity, Unis, Esther, Sinthy, Lester, Clerinda, John, and Matthew of NY and RI.
.             1860 Gallia Co census, Harrison Twp, p 396, #576/573, Sarah Strait,74 Rhode.
.             1870 Gallia Co census, Walnut Twp, p 546, Sally Strait,84 Newhampshire, infirm, living with David B. Strait.

.             issue: (1st 3 were ch of Rebecca, although which 3 isn't clear.  A list of John's children were provided in 1938 by his great-grand-
.                       dau, Laura A. Straight, who included William, Nathaniel, Matthew, Nancy, Mary, Betsey, Waity, Enis, Esther, Sinthy,
.                       Dexter, Clerinda, Henry Clay, Francis, John, Catherine, and Lydocia.  His probate record omitted William, Nathaniel, and
.                       Lydocia, and listed Lester instead of Dexter.

1.   William Straight, b RI.  Said to have "gone west".  Poss same as the following but no proof.
William H. Straight/Strait (#X2), b ca 1781-82 RI, m Mary ____.  This family lived in Granger Twp, Medina Co, Ohio.

2.   Nancy Straight, m 31 Dec 1797 Providence, RI to Joseph Ingraham.

3.   Cynthia (Sinthy) Straight, b 13 Mar 1791, d 3 Apr 1864 Tompkins Co, NY, m 4 Oct 1810 to Cyrus Porter, b 12 Apr
.                   1788, d 1870.  15 children.

4.   Nathaniel Straight.  Listed as John's son by his ggd, but apparently not the following Nathaniel:
Nathaniel Straight (#X4), b 30 Jul 1795 Pa, m Louisa Barnes.
.                   He lived in Perry Co, Ohio, and was listed as possible s/o John Strait in Lazell's Straight family history.
.                   However he was apparently the s/o
Jacob Strait, b ca 1774 Morris Co, NJ, who also d in Perry Co.
.                   Details on his family from
www.rootsweb.com by John Pickens, email: jpic@bestnetpc.com

2131      5.   Matthew Straight, b 1795 in Rensselaer Co or Montgomery Co or Symra, Chenango Co, NY, m(1) Elizabeth Card, m(2)
.                   Matilda Herrick.  (One reference said Matthew was a s/o John Strait, s/o Henry Strait and Olive Rerrill.  This is apparently
Henry Straight (#133), who was living in Litchfield Co, Conn when Matthew was born, so this must be incorrect.)
.                   Moved to Allegany Co, NY.

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.  Pictures below from www.findagrave.com
.                      Added by Larry