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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John Anderson Strawn
Martha Robertson
William Strawn
Thomas Paton "Tuck" Strawn
Julia Ann Strawn
Sarah Elizabeth Strawn
Benjamin Strawn
Nancy Jane Strawn
Josephine Eliza Strawn
John Trevillian Strawn
Franklin Edwards

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World Events (8)


Age 0

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

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

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

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