William Strawn

about 1846–
Hillsboro, Coffee, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William

When William Strawn was born about 1846, in Hillsboro, Coffee, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Anderson Strawn, was 28 and his mother, Martha Robertson, was 25. He lived in Coffee, Tennessee, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

John Anderson Strawn
1818–1907
Martha Robertson
1821–1861
William Strawn
1846–
Thomas Paton "Tuck" Strawn
1850–1918
Julia Ann Strawn
1858–1934
Sarah Elizabeth Strawn
1851–1905
Benjamin Strawn
1853–1936
Nancy Jane Strawn
1855–1933
Josephine Eliza Strawn
1860–1926
John Trevillian Strawn
1861–1934
Franklin Edwards
1863–

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World Events (8)

1846

Age 0

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846

Age 0

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 32

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (1)

  • William Strawn in household of John Strawn, "United States Census, 1860"

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