Lieut. Jacob Straw
Lydia Ordway
Levi Straw Sr.
Miriam Jones

William Gray Straw


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1. Elvira Whitney

William Gray Straw

  • Born: 24 Sep 1809, Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire
  • Marriage (1): Elvira Whitney before 1850
  • Died: 18 Feb 1885, Michigan at age 75
  • Buried: Lakeside Cemetery in Port Huron, Michigan

  General Notes:

Sources include Genealogy of Ellen Straw Thompson in 1897 and History of Goffstown,

He may be the Wm G Straw who served in 1836 out of Portsmouth, NH and Concord, NH

Grayling twp Berrien Co., MI -- General Land Office Records - 1807-1907
Purchased land in Berrien CO
In May of 1839 a Wm G. Straw purchased land in Cass County, MI

1850 Pokagon, Cass County, MI
Wm G. Straw age 39 NH
Elvira age 30 NH

He is not named in his father's Will of 30 April 1853.

1860 Prescott, Pierce County, WI
William Stran age 50 [1810] NH; farmer
Alvira age 42 [c1818] NH
Ellen age 7 [1853] NH

1870 census Fort Gratiot, St. Clair, MI
William Straw age 59; born NH; carpenter
Alvira age 50 born NH
Ellen age 17 born MI

1880 -William G. STRAW Age: 69 Estimated birth year: <1811> Birthplace: New Hampshire Occupation: Retired Cabinet Maker Relation: Self Home in 1880: Fort Gratiot, St. Clair, Michigan Marital status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Head of household: William G. STRAW Father's birthplace: NH Mother's birthplace: NH

He died in Michigan.

Find A Grave Memorial #45624973

William married Elvira Whitney, daughter of Elnathan Whitney and Lydia Stickney, before 1850. (Elvira Whitney was born on 28 Jan 1818 in Goffstown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, died on 11 Dec 1891 in Gratiot, St. Clair County, Michigan and was buried in Lakeside Cemetery in Port Huron, Michigan.)

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