Lawrence Straw

b. abt 1779 d. 31 Aug 1853-Wamer, NH

Judith Clough

b. 1785-Gilmanton, NH d. 20 Sep 1843

Their Family:

01. Simon Clough Straw b. 15 Dec 1803-Alton, NH d. 1 Mar 1887-Barnstead, NH

02. Charles "Chase" Straw
b. 23 Oct 1809-Compton, Quebec, Canada d. abt. 1881

03. Ezra Straw b. 1812-VT d. 1 Aug 1860


In the 1850 census of Alton, NH he is age 73 and living in the HH of his son and d-i-l Simon Straw and Sarah Wilson Dudley.

(Research of R&D Peverley)"...they were at New Durham (Alton), NH in 1803 when their son (Simon Clough Straw) was born, but subsequently removed to Barnston, Stanstead County, Lower Canada or Compton, Compton County, Lower Canada and according to family tradition the homestead was located on the line between Barnston and Compton. They were in the states in 1811, when a son was born in Vermont (Ezra). They may have returned to Barnston as they are not found anywhere in the 1820 census. In the Gilmanton, NH 1830 Census: Lawrence Straw: one male 5 and under 10; one male 50 and under 60 (Lawrence) and one female 40 and under 50 (Judith). The child "5 and under 10" must be a son." Lawrence appears on census 1830 along with Isaiah (possibly his son?) Alt. Birth, 1778, NH.

Judith Clough: IGI files research of ELIZABETH L. NICHOLS

RE: Simon Clough Straw:
Per gen of EST of 1897 and IGI files.per History and Gen of the Barnstead Families by S. Merrill
Per 1850 census the household consists of
Simon C Straw ae 47
Sarah W. ae 47
George W. ae 9
Sarah W. ae 5
Lawrence Straw ae 73
Horace b. 1838 had died in 1840

census 1860 Belknap County NH
Simon C. Straw born c1803
Sarah D. born c1803
George H. c1842
Sarah F. c1846

census 1880 Alton, NH
Simon Straw 77 born NH
Name: Simon STRAW Age: 77 Estimated birth year: <1803> Birthplace: N. H. Occupation: Farmer Relation: Self Home in 1880: Alton, Belknap, New Hampshire
Marital status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Head of household: Simon STRAW Father's birthplace: N. H. Mother's birthplace: N. H.

George E. 27, single (nephew?)
Sally W. 77 born NH
George H. Straw (son) 38 born NH
Marilla J. (daughter in law) 46 born NH
Isaac E. Straw (grandson) 4 born NH

Notes: this page of the census has a number of families with the surname of Dudley and Wilson. Sally's parents are living next door to Simon and Sally

Jim Townsend gives his DOB as 4 June 1802
Alt. Birth: Alt. Birth, 15 Dec 1805.
Alt. Death: Alt. Death, 1887.

RE: Charles "Chase" Straw:

Research of Denise Drew from Quebec District of St. Francis; Vol 2; marriages 1815-1879

1881 Census - Dixville, Stanstead, Quebec

IGI files

kindredkonnections on internet

census 1880 Dixville, Stanstead, Que
Curtis age 33
Clara 23
Ida 5
Edward 3
Herbert 2
Chase 71 widowed

RE: Ezra Straw:

His parents lived at the time of his birth in either Stowe or Waterbury as Judith had an uncle and cousin there.

Census Belknap County NH
Ezra Straw born c1812
Mercy born c1805

He and his wife apparently had no children that lived. Where he and his wife are buried there are as many as six field stone markers, most of which mark small children's graves. (research of S. Phaneuf)

Per Sally Divers research on cemeteries near her: He died age 50 years.

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