Capt Jonathan Straw
Mary Carr
John Burbank
(Bef 1727-)
(Bef 1735-)
Jacob Straw
Betsey Burbank
Isaiah Straw


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1. Rhoda Merrill

Isaiah Straw

  • Born: 3 Feb 1797, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
  • Marriage (1): Rhoda Merrill on 30 May 1822 in Salem, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
  • Died: 6 Aug 1882, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts at age 85

   Cause of his death was paralysis.

  General Notes:

Probably the Isaiah Straw living in Salem Ward 4 in Essex County, MA in 1830-1840

1830 Salem, Essex, MA
1 male 30-39 1791-1800 Isaiah born 1797
1 male 40-49 1781-1790
1 female 20-29 1801-1810 Rhoda his wife

1840 Salem, Essex county, MA
Isaiah Straw HH
1 male age 40-50 1790-1800 [Isaiah]
1 female age 40-50 [Rhoda]
1 female age 10-15 1825-30 [Martha]

Ellen Straw Thompson in her genalogy of 1897 has the following note: "Isaiah must have lived at Blackwater (Dover, NH)."

He may have married Rhoda Merrill on 6 April 1822. per Rev War Pension files.

Salem, MA Vital Records (Births) to 1850
Published by: The Essex Institute
Salem, MA 1916
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
Isaiah, -----, 1796, GR10
Rhoda, Mar. 6, 1800, GR10

Salem, MA Vital Records (Marriage) to 1850
Published by: The Essex Institute
Salem, MA 1916
Transcribed by Judith Wolff
Isaiah, and Rhoda Merrill of Salem, N. H., int. Apr. 6, 1822.
John, and Zerviah Dow, Dec. 24, 1740.*
Martha A[nn. int.], and Henry Moulton, Oct. 26, 1847.*
Oceanus, and Eliz[abet]h Goodwin, Feb. 5, 1846.*

census 1850 Salem, MA:
Isaiah Straw ae 54
Rhoda ae 49
Mary A. ae 8
IGI files state DOM POM as above.
Isaiah and Rhoda may have had a son named OCEANUS STRAW born 1824 Sandwich, NH who died 21 Sept 1864 of wounds from the Civil War. He married Elizabeth Goodwin in Salem, MA 5 Feb 1846. He appears in the census of 1850 for Sandwich, NH ae 26 with wife Elizabeth ae 28 and son Horace ae1y.

census 1860 Essex County MA
Isaiah Straw c1796
Rhoda c1800

per census 1880 of Salem, MA Isaiah is age 84 and Rhoda is 80; both born NH
Name: Isaiah STRAW Age: 84 Estimated birth year: <1796> Birthplace: New Hampshire Occupation: Retired Tanner Relation: Self Home in 1880: Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Marital status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Head of household: Isaiah STRAW Father's birthplace: NH Mother's birthplace: NH

NEHGS MA VR Salem death reecords
Isaiah Straw died 6 Aug 1882; widowed; ae 68y 6m 2d of paralysis; b. Hopkinton NH; parents Jacob and Betsey Burbank Straw

  Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth: Alt. Birth, 3 Feb 1797.

Isaiah married Rhoda Merrill, daughter of Henry Merrill and Rachel Messer, on 30 May 1822 in Salem, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (Rhoda Merrill was born on 6 Mar 1800 in Salem, Rockingham County, New Hampshire and died on 18 Nov 1881 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.)

  Marriage Notes: - pilot search

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