Valentine Straw Sr
(1744-Bef 1810)
Sarah Coffin
(Abt 1743-)
Jason Cady
Mary Ward
(Abt 1754-)
Deacon David Straw
Mary Cady

Israel Straw


Family Links

1. Sarah Smith

2. Elizabeth Mansfield

Israel Straw

  • Born: 22 Nov 1798, Waterbury, Washington County, Vermont
  • Marriage (1): Sarah Smith on 4 Jul 1820 in Stowe, Lamoille County, Vermont
  • Partnership (2): Elizabeth Mansfield after 1849
  • Died: 15 Feb 1879, Brodhead, Green County, Wisconsin at age 80
  • Buried: Mt Hope Cemetery in Spring Grove, Green County, Wisconsin

  General Notes:

per History of Waterbury by Lewis; pub, H. C. Whitehill, Waterbury, VT; Israel volunteered on 7 Sept 1814 to go to Plattsburg with the 4th Regt under Col Peck.(Battle of Plattsburg)
research of Dale Straw. Israel and his son Josephus moved to Broadhead, WI c1850 supposedly over a family dispute and then to New Hampton, IA.This couple removed to New Haven, VT

research of R & D. Nelson of IL in 1990 per Everton Pedigree family sheets [] They claim there are additional children: Roeniss? born 2 Oct 1820 and died 10 Mar 18?? in Wyandot, OH; Omelia born 25 Oct 1821 and died 17 Jan 1823 in Wyandot, OH; Henry Bruk Straw born 10 Sept 1830; died 15 July 1832; Dan b. 15 Sept 1832 and died 22 Oct 1832; Lucina b. 14 Aug 1838 and died 10 april 1840 and Almeda born 28 May 1844 and died 24 Feb 1846. [Source" Family Bible" - no specifics given] None of these children were enumerated in any census due to the dates of their births and deaths which precluded them.

Israel STRAW(16) (17)(18) was born on 22 Nov 1798 in Waterbury, Washington, VT.

An Israel Straw appears in the War of 1812 Muster Rollsfor the 4th Regiment (Peck's) Vermont Militia. Per History of Waterbury by Lewis on & Sept 1814 he volunteered to go to Plattsburgh.Rank of induction and of discharge is 'Private'.

1830 Pitt, Crawford County, Ohio
Israel Straw HOH
1 male 1825-1830 [Josephus]
1 male 1825-1830 [Josiah]
1 male 1825-1830
1 male 1790-1800 [Israel[
1 female 1820-1825 [Priscilla]
1 female 1820-1825 [Mary Ann]
1 female 1800-1810 [Sarah]

Mifflin-Samuel M. Stansberry and family located within the present limits of the township in 1832. John Tanner, Daniel Straw, Israel Straw, Abraham -Clark, Wesley Davenport, Jabez Halstead and Martin Dickens were also among the early settlers. Dr. Cover was the first resident physician.

May 1835- He purchased 40 acres in Bucyrus, Wyandot County, OH and again in Dec another 40 acres in the same place.

1840 Mifflin, Crawford County, OH
Israel Straw HOH
1 male under 5 -Jesse
1 male 5-10 - Daniel
2 males 10-15 -Josephus & Josiah
1 male 20-30 -born between 1810-1820 - unknown - possibly bro Lewis b. 1817 who did not marry until 1849
1 male 40-50 - Israel
1 female 5-10 - Elizabeth
2 females 15-20 - Mary Ann & Priscilla
1 female 30-40 - Sarah

1850 Rock Township Rock Co. WI
Israel Straw 1797
Sarah 1800
Josiah 1828
Elizabeth 1831
David 1833
Elvira(Elmira) 1835
Jesse 1835

Israel Straw is in Green Co. WI Census in 1855 4 males and 3 females

1860 Spring Grove Township, Green County, WI
Israel Straw age 62
Sarah age 59
Josiah age 30
Elisa age 27
Jesse age 24
[Also living in Spring Grove are:
D. (Daniel?) age 27; his wife Elizabeth is 20
Malachi, Israel's brother and Malachi's family
Josephus may have moved already to IA.]

census 1870 Spring Grove, Green County, WI
Israel Straw c1797
Josiah c1831 - worth $16,000.00
Charles 1858 (adopted s/o Josiah - his nephew Charles Hooker)
Eliza c1835 (single)

-From Vera Bunger notes
I am seeking information on Elizabeth Mansfield. She was listed in the 1850 federal census in Wyandot Co Richland twp. Her children: Amelia age 11 and Alison George age 1. We believe that the father of her children, Israel Straw, left her between 1850 and 1855. She is said to be the Indian Princess, "Laughing Water" of the Wyandot Tribe. Also believed to be the daughter of Rev Grey Eyes who went on to Wyandotte, KS. I am seeking ANY information anyone might have on what happened to her
I am finding some conficting information on Israel Straw. I am just starting my search on the Straw's. I have seen the note posted on Elizabeth Mansfield 23 Sep 2000. I have no information on her. Family stories have it that one of the Straw grandmothers was Native American. My Greatgrandfather
was Josephus J. Straw. His father was Josephus Straw who married Elizabeth Stansberry. His father believed to be Israel Straw born 22 Nov. 1798 Waterbury, Washington, VT with children Priscilla born 1825, Josephus born 1826, Daniel born 1833, Jesse born 1837. Wife listed as Sarah Smith with all other info. unknown. Could these two Israel's be connected or from different lines. If you have any information on Israel Straw please let me know. With the dates of the births of Israel children that he may be one in the same. posting 4 Sept 2000 by SDTinnel
My father has been tracing our family history for years and this is what we have on Allison, son of Israel and Princess Laughing Water (on the Princess we have yet to find her American name)We have hand written message from Israel's daughter from his first marriage to Sarah Smith whom he had four children with, all born in Upper Sandusky, OH. We do not know if he skipped out on Sarah or if she died or where he went with the princess; only that he left his children with her here in OH.
Allison had a sister Millie, who married a Hagerman and we don't know where she went either but we are sending for death certificates.
Allison did marry Huldah Clark and they are both buried in the Ohio City Cemetery in OH. I live about 10 mins away and have seen them myself. They had 6 children:
Walter b. 15 Aug 1878 and died 23 Oct 1938 and married Mary Ella Ball
George Franklin b. 28 Oct 1972; died 1958; bur Ohio City Cem
Clara Blanche b. 1874' died 1966
Loren Russell b. 24 Dec 1876 and died 28 Nov 1919 (my greatgreatgrandfather)
Infant male that died in childbirth
Lee Shimer (adopted son)
I do not know who George F. married for sure (we have Emma Bowers) with three children:
Clarence McKinley b. 11 Dec 1895; d. 7 Oct 1900; bur Ohio City Cem
Mildred b. 9 Sept 1906 and died 27 Dec 1911
Alvin b. 1908? and died 28 Nov 1967; lived in Holland, OH and bur Lucas Co. OH

posted 29 Sept 2000 on by Joan Plummer:
After numerous weeks of research I have found the following:
Joel and Mary Straw did have a son George b. in 1844(confirmed by the 1850 and 1860 OH census); however he did not marry Huldah Clark. Alison George Straw was born Jan 1, 1849. He is the son of Israel Straw and Elizabeth Mansfield (aka "Laughing Water"). A copy of Alison's death certificate (registration district #1291 Primary registration district #8525 registered #154) list his parents as Israel Straw and Elizabeth Mansfield. In 1850 he appears in the OH census for Wyandot Co.,Richland Twp pg 447 under Elizabeth Mansfield (Israel left OH in 1849 never to marry Elizabeth) as "Alison G. Male age 1. He then appears in "The Wyandot Union, March 20, 1884 Marriage Licenses- 1870 entry 15- January 1870 Allison G. Straw and Huldah Clark" Also appears in the 1870 OH census Wyandot Co Richland Twp 6 June 1870 page 794 as "Straw, Allison; age 21;male;white; laborer, under him Huldah; age 18; female; white." this is consistent with a birth year of 1849. On his death certificate wife is listed as Huldah Straw. On Huldah's death certificate it is listed " husband Allison G. Straw"
Israel fathered 2 children out of wedlock from 1839-1849; one female (Amelia Straw who married a Hagerman) and one male. It is said that Israel left OH in 1849 due to a family dispute, never to return. posting of 12 Oct 2000 by Joan Plummer:
Alison George Straw b. 30 Jan 1849 to Israel Straw and Elizabeth Mansfield. Married Huldah Clark 15 Jan 1870; d. 10 Dec 1919. It is unknown if, when or how Alison was legitimized as he was born of an adulterous affair between Elizabeth (said to be a Wyandot Indian) and Israel prior to Israel removing to Broadhead, WI.

Israel died on 15 Feb 1879 in Brodhead, Green, WI. Buried in Mt Hope Cemetery in Spring Grove, WI.

e-mail of 120908
Jane, I would like to re-introduce myself. I am Joan Tipka Fisher. I used to be Joan Tipka Plummer but divorced and married again. My sister Cathy T. Bernstein and I are once again jumping into genealogy after a decade of a break. Cathy has debunked the story that Allison Straw was son of an Indian through the DNA. There is NO Native American per her DNA results. So we are now once again jumping into the mystery of Elizabeth Mansfield Mother of Allison Straw. This is my new Email. Feel free to contact me anytime time. < >

  Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth: Alt. Birth, 22 Nov 1798.

Israel married Sarah Smith, daughter of Daniel Smith Jr and Polly Straw, on 4 Jul 1820 in Stowe, Lamoille County, Vermont. (Sarah Smith was born on 22 Mar 1801 in Maine, died on 22 Jan 1869 in Brodhead, Green County, Wisconsin and was buried in Mt Hope Cemetery in Spring Grove, Green County, Wisconsin.)

  Marriage Notes:

Israel had a relationship with Elizabeth Mansfield after 1849. (Elizabeth Mansfield was born in 1813 in Ohio.)

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