Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Nathaniel Strayhorn 1765-1840

I've always thought Nathaniel Strayhorn was  related to Maria Jane Strayhorn, and recently my mom's dna test connected with Nathaniel - so I'm pretty certain I'm correct, although I have not found the paper trail yet!   Zentemeyer genealogy lists her as a daughter - with a birthdate of 1814 instead of 1822, which would make her 10 years older than her husband Lewis Aikey...  And in the 1880 census, she does give an age that would make her birth year 1814.  In every census prior, her age would have made her birth year 1822...

Probably Heather's Maternal 4th great grandparents

Nathaniel Strayhorn
Born 1765 In Ireland
Died April 1840 In Union County Pa.
Married
Olympia Joudon
Daughter Of Francis & Mary (Roberts) Joudon
Born 1764
Died 1847

Olympia Jodon FIRST married William Walker. 
Their children:
Mary Walker 1787
John Walker 1789


Children of Olympia & Nathaniel Strayhorn:
Hannah Strayhorn 1793-1874 m. James Steel
Samuel Strayhorn 1794 
Peter Strayhorn 1798 -   m. Margaret Cornelius
Maria Jane Strayhorn M. Lewis Aikey


1764 - Olympius Joudon is Born

The daughter of Francis Jodon & Mary Roberts, Olympia,  was born in 1760 and married William Walker - Wm. Walker, of Warrington Township, Bucks Co., in will dated July 14, 1789, probated Sept. 29, 1789, mentions- wife Olympia and children, John and Mary (both young), and appoints his friend John Weir, of Warrington, and brother-in-law, " Peter Judon," Executors. (Nathaniel Strayhorn was a witness on this will)

Olympia married first William Walker, and after his death, married Nathaniel Strayhorn.

1765 - Nathaniel Strayhorn was born
In Ireland or possibly Scotland. His brother Samuel states in the 1880 census that he was born in Ireland, so I think it likely Nathaniel was born in Ireland as well.

The son of Robert Strayhorn, who also immigrated here
see page 144 of the Whyte book.
1775 April arrived from Ireland 
WHYTE, DONALD. A Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to the U.S.A. Vol. 2, with an appendix and corrections to vol. 1. Baltimore: Magna Carta Book Co., 1986. 200p.

1787 - Olympia Jodon married William Walker
Name: William Walker
Marriage Date: 10 Apr 1787
Marriage Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Spouse's Name: Olymphia Jodon

1787 - Mary Walker is born, son of William & Olympia Jodon Walker
Name: Mary Walker
Baptism Age: 6
Event Type: Baptism
Birth Date: 23 Jul 1787
Baptism Date: 11 Nov 1793
Baptism Place: Hartsville, Pennsylvania, USA
Church: Neshaminy Presbyterian Church of Warwick
Father: William Walker
Mother: Olympias Walker

 See her baptism record under 1793- both John & Mary Walker were baptized when their half sister Hannah was baptized, in 1793.

Birth: Jul. 24, 1787
Death: Dec. 14, 1868
Lewisburg
Union County
Pennsylvania, USA


Wife of Capt. William Housel, mother of Jacob, Jr. Leah and Mary Housel. (mary's maiden name is given on daughters death certificate)

 Lewisburg, Union Co., 7 June, Capt. William HOUSEL, in his 61st year.
Capt. HOUSEL served five years in the Regular Army of the U.S., part of the time as a private and part as orderly sergeant, and as in active service on the Canada frontier during the whole of the last war with Great Britain. He was taken prisoner in Dec. 1813, together with a small detachment of Americans, and marched to Quebec - suffering much hardship on the road and treated with much brutality. He rejoined his regiment in the succeeding month of June - participated in the bloody battles of Chippewa and Bridgewater (or Lundy's Lane) - and was in Ft. Erie when its magazine exploded during an assault from a storming party of he enemy. At Lundy's Lane, his company was the first in the field, and his comrades mowed down by platoons: yet he passed through the war without receiving a serious wound, and returned to die at the home of his youth.
In 1843, he attended the Volunteer Encampment at Danville to meet his old commander, Gen. SCOTT, who recognized, and gave him a most cordial greeting.
Capt. HOUSEL was a devoted husband and father, a kind neighbor, a brave and unflinching soldier, possessed of more than an ordinary share of military spirit and enthusiasm - but modest and reserved in referring to the incidents of his own military experience, which circumstances will account for the meagerness of this sketch. As his body wasted by disease, his thoughts were turned upon the future state, and he hoped to enjoy it through the Savior's merits.
His remains were borne by the Lewisburg Infantry and the Cameron Guards, followed by a large concourse of citizens, to the Lewisburg Cemetery, where he was interred, on a Saturday afternoon last."

~Obit of Capt. William HOUSEL, "Lewisburg Chronicle", 12 June 1850, pg 2.

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Annals of Buffalo Valley
June 7, Captain William Housel died in Lewisburg, aged sixty-one. He served five years in the regular army, was captured in 1813, taken to Quebec, and there was exchanged, and rejoined his regiment. He was in the engagements at Chippewa and Lundy's Lane, and was in Fort Erie when the magazine exploded. He was buried with military honors by the Lewisburg infantry and the Cameron guards. 




1789 - John Walker is born, son of WIlliam & Olympia Jodon Walker
Name John Walker
Baptism Age 4
Event Type Baptism
Birth Date 1 Mar 1789
Baptism Date 11 Nov 1793
Baptism Place Hartsville, Pennsylvania, USA
Church Neshaminy Presbyterian Church of Warminster
Father Wm Walker
Mother Olypias Walker
Household Members
Name Age
John Walker
Olypias Walker

Wm Walker
 See his baptism record under 1793- both John & Mary Walker were baptized when their half sister Hannah was baptized, in 1793.

1789 - William Walker, first wife of Olympia, Died
Nathaniel Strayhorn Witnessed His Will.
Wm. Walker, of Warrington Township, 
Bucks Co., in will dated July 14, 1789, probated Sept. 29, 1789, mentions- 
wife Olympia and children, John and Mary (both young), and appoints 
his friend John Weir, of Warrington, and brother-in-law, " Peter Judon," 
Executors. (Gilbert Cope, of West Chester, Pa., gave this data.)


State Library in Harrisburg, PA Abstract of Bucks County Wills, book 2, page 191 (page 336 of will book)



1789 Militia Notice
Horsham, Montgomery, Pennsylvania - 
1792 Married Olympia Joudon
 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - St. Paul's records
1793 Census
Cheltenham, Montgomery Pennsylvania - Census

1793 - Daughter Hannah Is Born

Name: Hannah Strahorn
Baptism Age: 0
Event Type: Baptism
Birth Date: 8 Mar 1793
Baptism Date: 11 Nov 1793
Baptism Place: Hartsville, Pennsylvania, USA
Church: Neshaminy Presbyterian Church of Warwick
Father: Nathan Strahorn
Mother: Olympias Strahorn

James Steele - Hannah Strayhorn
James Steele was born at Union, Pennsylvania 8 Oct 1794. His parents were David Steele and Margaret Burton. He married Hannah Strayhorn Abt 1813 at Pennsylvania . Hannah Strayhorn was born at Pennsylvania 8 Mar 1793 .

From a 2001 Message board - Looking for info about a Hannah Strayhorn from Jefferson County, PA, (1793-1876). Married James Steele who is reported to have been a surveyor who found her and bought her back from Native Indians. I am her GGG Granddaughter --Bevset@home.com


1793 - Hannah Strayhorn, Mary Walker, John Walker, are all baptized.




1794 - Son Samuel Strayhorn is Born

1798 - Son Peter Strayhorn was born
Name Peter Strahan
Birth Date 23 Nov 1798
Death Date 20 Sep 1845
Cemetery Buffalo Crossroads Presbyterian Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place Union County, Pennsylvania, USA


1799
 East Buffalo, Northumberland, (became Union in 1813) Pennsylvania - Annals of Buffalo Valley

1800 Census

In the 1800 Census Nathaniel  would be approximately 35 years old.  There are two men between the ages of 26 & 44 in this census - and one female (Olympia) over the age of 26, with 3 members of the household being over the age of 25.  I don't know who the other male is, he would be too old to be Nathaniel's son.  John Walker, stepson of Nathaniel, would have been 11

That leaves 6 children in this census.  4 boys, and 2 girls.

Name Nathaniel Strayhorn
Home in 1800 (City, County, State) East Buffalo, Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10 3
Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15 1  John Walker 11
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 2    Nathaniel & ?
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10 1    Hannah
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15 1   Mary Walker 13
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44 1    Olympia
Number of Household Members Under 16 6
Number of Household Members Over 25 3

Number of Household Members 9

I do not see any other Strayhorn Families in Buffalo Twp this year.


1806 
East Buffalo, Northumberland, (became Union in 1813) Pennsylvania - Annals of Buffalo Valley

1807 Acts as attorney to sell land in West Buffalo
 - Jauden Family History


1810 Census

In 1810 there are 10 children, 5 boys and 5 girls,  with Nathaniel & Olympia, and the extra male over the age of 25 is no longer present.

Name Nathl Strayhorn
Home in 1810 (City, County, State) East Buffalo, Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15 4
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25 1 Possibly John Walker 21
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 1  Nathaniel
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10 4
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25 1  Hannah
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44 1  Olympia
Number of Household Members Under 16 8
Number of Household Members Over 25 2
Number of Household Members 12

Mary Walker, age 23, must be married and living elsewhere by now?

1820 Census
In 1820 Nathaniel and Olympia are around 55 years old.  I do not know for certain if their household contains grandchildren in addition to children.

If Maria Jane Strayhorn was born in 1814, instead of 1822, she would be one of the femals under age 10 here.

Name Nathaniel Strayhorn
Home in 1820 (City, County, State) Buffalo, Union, Pennsylvania
Enumeration Date August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25 3
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over 1  Nathaniel
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10 2
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15 1
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25 3
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44 2  Olympia & Hannah
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture 1
Free White Persons - Under 16 3
Free White Persons - Over 25 3
Total Free White Persons 12

Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other 12

1830 census
In 1830 Nathaniel and Olympia are around 65 years old.  Nathaniel is listed as head of household here, and although he is not indexed, a look at the actual census image does show a mark for one male between 60 and 70.  There are 7, not 6, members of this household when looking at the image for this census.

Maria Jane Strayhorn would be about 8 years old in 1830 if she was born in 1822.  If she was born in 1814, she would be 16 and one of the two females listed between ages 15 and 19.

Hathe Straghorn
[Nathaniel Strayhorn] 
[Nath C Strayhorn] 
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Buffalo, Union, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69: 1 Olympia
Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3
Total Free White Persons: 6

Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 6

1840 Census

Name Nathaniel Straghan
Home in 1840 (City, County, State) Buffalo, Union, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - 70 thru 79 1  Nathaniel
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29 2
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39 1
Free White Persons - Females - 70 thru 79 1  Olympia
Persons Employed in Manufacture and Trade 1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49 3
Total Free White Persons 5

Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves 5



Burial
Buffalo Crossroads Presbyterian Cemetery Union County PA










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