Capt Jonathan Straw
- Born: 28 Jan 1725, South Hampton, NH Or Salisbury, MA
- Marriage (1): Mary Carr on 26 May 1748 in South Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
- Died: 24 Jan 1791, Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire at age 65
Marriage Date:26 May 1748
Marriage Place:South Hampton, New Hampshire
Spouse Name:Mary Carr
FHL Film Number:1001308
Jonathan and his wife Mary moved from South Hampton to Rumford, NH prior to 1750 as their second child was born in Rumford (Concord, NH) in the summer of 1750. At some point they moved to Hopkinton, NH. (According to Hillsborough Co. Deeds 54:17 on 3 September 1762 Jonathan along with two other men of New Hopkinton conveyed to Hezekiah Foster, land in New Hopkinton. This deed was witnessed in 1801 by two men in Vt. Of the three who originally signed the deed the two other men acknowledged their signatures but someone else swore to the signature of Jonathan..he died 1791.
per Lord's History of Hopkinton he was a land owner on the Bow claim when on Dec 13, 1763 the legislature of NH joined them to New Hopkinton. 2-15-1765 he was a member of the committee to call the first mtg in Hopkinton. and served on committees to build church and school.July 18, 1774 was chosen as delegate to the Convention called at Exeter on July 21 to succeed the assembly dispersed by Gov. Wentworth (to choose delegates to send to Philadelphia to the provincail congres )by now he was a Captain. He also was a signer of the Association Test for Hopkinton....August and September 1778 in campaign in RI commanded by Capt Joshua Bayley. Per DAR records he died Jan 25, 1791.
Rev War Service record:
Served under Capt Joshua Bayley, Kelley's Regt, Gen Whipple's Brigade; Roll: 6 Aug 1778 Hopkinton NH;Entry: 9 Aug 1778 - 27 Aug 1778 [total of 21 days 130 miles pd 12 - 3- 4 in Exeter 18 Nov 1778
Capt Jonathan Straw of Hopkinton to Cambridge 1775
census 1790 Hopkinton, NH
Jonathan Straw HOH
1 male over 16 [Jonathan]
2 females [Mary and ?]
Military: he served in the war early, commanded a company of NH militia 1775.
LW&T of Jonathan Straw probate - 25 Nov 1789; probated 11 Feb 1791
Probate of Jonathan Straw's Will at Amherst - presented for probate by Jacob and James Straw - executors -leaves everything to Mary his wife
children mentioned: Jonathan Straw Jr; Richard Straw; Jacob Straw; James Straw; Sarah Hoyt; Elizabeth Colby; Mary Chase
Mary died in Hopkinton and is buried there in the Hopkinton Cemetery. Her head stone is inscribed: "Mary Straw, relict of Capt. Jonathan Straw w o died August 24, 1825, aged 95 years 3 days. She was a member of the Church of Christ 76 years and her descendents were 324.(This information courtesy of genealogy of Ellen Straw Thompson and on file at NH Antiquarian Society in Hopkinton, NH)
Per DAR Records Jonathan commanded a Co of NH militia in 1775 and served in the early wars.
Per Ellen Straw Thompson genealogy they were married at So. Hampton and the date and dismissed to Rumford, NH [early name for Concord, NH]. she gives the names of their children with dates of birth and burial information of Mary his wife.
Sources include: IGI files; gen of EST 1897; Rev War Pension files; History of Hopkinton (Lord); research of Peg Fazzino on IGI files
Jonathan married Mary Carr, daughter of Richard Carr and Sarah Bailey, on 26 May 1748 in South Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (Mary Carr was born on 6 Jul 1730 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, died on 24 Aug 1825 in Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire and was buried in Old Hopkinton Cemetery Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA.)