|. John Straight/Strait, 1758 - 1860, s/o John Straight
. author: Michael D. Nestor, email: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
. (cont on page 2)
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. Added by Larry