William Strawn

5 October 1798–15 November 1877 (Age 79)
Haycock Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William

When William Strawn was born on 5 October 1798, in Haycock Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Enoch Strawn, was 30 and his mother, Rebecca Raudenbush, was 28. He married Lydia Alivia Myers in 1821, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 15 November 1877, in his hometown, at the age of 79, and was buried in Applebachsville, Haycock Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States.

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William Strawn
Lydia Alivia Myers
Marriage: 1821
Levi M. Strawn
Owen Strawn
James Strawn
Levi M. Strawn
Caroline Strawn

Spouse and Children

Pennsylvania, United States




    James Strawn


    Levi M. Strawn


    Caroline Strawn


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World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 14

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 21

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of Strachan or Straughan , reflecting the pronunciation.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • William Strawn, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • William Strawn, "Find A Grave Index"

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