Samuel Strait

Male22 December 1786–13 August 1876

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Strait was born on 22 December 1786, in Bennington, Vermont, United States, his father, Samuel Strait, was 45 and his mother, Jerusha Burton, was 28. He married Rachel Purdy on 22 December 1805, in Manchester, Bennington, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He died on 13 August 1876, at the age of 89.

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Samuel Strait
Rachel Purdy
Marriage: 22 December 1805
Sybel Strait
Mary Strait
Esther Strait
Samuel Saterlee Strait
Lydia Caroline Strait

Sources (9)

  • Samuel Strait, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel Strait, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • Death Certificate Jerusha Strait Dillon

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 December 1805Manchester, Bennington, Vermont, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

    Age 1

    The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

    1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

    Age 5

    On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.


    Age 26

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning

    English (Essex):

    nickname from Middle English streight ‘straight, upright’, presumably applied in either a literal or figurative sense.

    nickname from Middle English streit ‘strict, severe’ (Old French estreit).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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