Hartwell Stratton

Brief Life History of Hartwell

When Hartwell Stratton was born on 16 February 1825, in Cumberland, Cumberland, Virginia, United States, his father, Robert Stratton, was 44 and his mother, Polly Mary Adams, was 35. He married Mary Ann Kirby on 31 December 1850, in Jackson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Tywappity Township, Mississippi, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died in Tywappity Township, Mississippi, Missouri, United States, and was buried in Charleston, Mississippi, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hartwell Stratton
Eliza Randal
1827–about 1876
Marriage: 4 April 1865
Aura Lee Stratton
Frank M Stratton
Lindsay Marvin Stratton

Sources (9)

  • Hartwell Stratton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Hartwell Stratton, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Hartwell H. Stratton, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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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