Anthony Johnson Stratton

11 January 1824–29 November 1887 (Age 63)
Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Anthony Johnson

When Anthony Johnson Stratton was born on 11 January 1824, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Calvin Stratton Sr., was 46 and his mother, Gabrilla Johnson, was 37. He married Martha Jane Layne on 3 April 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 29 November 1887, in Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Anthony Johnson Stratton
Martha Jane Layne
Marriage: 3 April 1845
Emeline Stratton
Martha Jane Stratton
Gabrilla Stratton
Mary Stratton
Rozilpha Effie Stratton
Anthony Wayne Stratton
Lucinda Stratton
Calvin Layne Stratton
William Ellis Stratton
James Marion Stratton
Artemesia Stratton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 April 1845Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1835 · The Hermitage is Built
    Age 11
    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
    Age 22
    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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    Story Highlight

    Historical Sketch: Calvin Layne Stratton

    Calvin Layne Stratton Historical Sketch My Father Anthony Johnson Stratton was born January the 12 1824 at Beadford county Tennessee. My Mother Martha Jane Layne Stratton was born July the 26 1827 at …

    Sources (52)

    • Anthony J Stratton, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Anthony Stratton, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Anthony J. Stratton in entry for Gobrilla Stratton Willis, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

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