James H Stratton

Brief Life History of James H

When James H Stratton was born on 11 September 1833, in Miami, Ohio, United States, his father, Orange Stratton, was 32 and his mother, Isabella Long, was 29. He married Laura Catherine Rapp on 21 June 1859, in Miami, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Center Township, Grant, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Marion, Center Township, Grant, Indiana, United States for about 10 years.

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James H Stratton
Laura Catherine Rapp
Marriage: 21 June 1859
Luella Alice Stratton
Edith Vernon Stratton
Charles Orange Stratton
Harry Everett Stratton
Pearl Hartley Stratton
Edna Irene Stratton
Orville Guy Stratton
Lora Glee Stratton

Sources (17)

  • James Stratton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James H. Thattan, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • James H Stratton in entry for Wm F Boerig and Glee Kinerk, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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Historical Boundaries: 1834: Miami, Indiana, United States

1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.


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Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of several places called Stratton or Stretton, almost all named with Old English strǣt ‘paved road, Roman road’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’. Stratton in Cornwall, which may also be a partial source of the surname, probably has as its first element Cornish stras ‘valley’.

English: variant of Sturton, a habitational name from Sturton le Steeple (Nottinghamshire), Great Sturton (Lincolnshire), Sturton by Stow (Lincolnshire), or possibly Sturton (Northumberland), all of which placenames share the same etymology and early spellings as 1 above.

Scottish: habitational name from Straiton (Ayrshire), Straiton in Liberton (Midlothian), or South Straiton in Logie (Fife), all named with Old English strǣt ‘street, Roman road’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

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

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