Straley Family

1. JOHN STRALEY

Children of  John and Unknown Straley

George Christian   b. Sep 21, 1742 Stattgarst, Germany d. Aug 14, 1818
Christina Lantz m 1763 Hackers Creek b. 1745  NJ d. 1820 Jane Lew

1. JOHN STRALEY   2. GEORGE CHRISTIAN STRALEY

George Christian, a son of John Straley, was born in Stattgarst, Germany September 21, 1742 and died in Lewis County VA (WV) August 14, 1818.  He arrived in New York aboard the ship "Speedwell" in company with his parents, and uncle Jacob in 1758.  He married Christina Lantz.  Christina, a daughter of Jacob and Catherine Lantz, was born in NJ March er 23, 1748. Christian served the Colonies in the American Revolution as a private in Isaac Cooper's 8th Co 5th Battalion of the Philadelphia City Militia.

Known Children of George Christian and Christina (Lantz) Straley are:

Mary   b. Aug 15 1764 Hackers Creek d. Jul 18 1852 Hackers Creek
Alexander West m. Jan 24, 1796 b. Aug 11, 1760 Accomack, VA d. Jun 20, 1834 Lewis

 

George Christian   b. 1770 Lewis d.Aug 9 1846 Lewis
Elizabeth Bonnett m. Mar 23, 1796 b. 1772 Frederick Va d.Dec 19 1824
Daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Bonnett
Margaret Roby m. Nov 1 1828 Lewis b. 1808 Upshur d. 1880

 

Christian   b. 1777 d. Dec 1850
Susannah Bonnett m. May 1800 b. 1778 Frederick, VA d. Dec 23, 1858 OH

 

Joseph   b. Nov 2 1779 d. Mar 2, 1854
Mary Shoulder m. Dec 24, 1826 b. d.

 

Elizabeth   b. 1784 Jane Lew d.
William H Mitchell m. Jan 30 1809 Harrison b. 1780 d. 1834

1. JOHN STRALEY   2. GEORGE CHRISTIAN STRALEY
3. GEORGE CHRISTIAN STRALEY

George's Will and Land Dispersal

Known Children of George and Elizabeth (Bonnett) Straley

Joseph S.   b. Dec 20 1796  Lewis d. Jul 31 1849  Fayette OH
Elizabeth B. Hamilton m. Apr 29, 1818 b. Apr 15 1802 d. May 24 1877 Fayette OH

 

John Edmond   b. Nov 27 1797 d. Aft. 1839
Sarah Magnet m. Apr 24 1821 b. Feb 18 1803 d. Aug 2 1839 Fayette  OH

 

Elizabeth   b. 1799 d. 1864
Paul Waggoner m. Jan 10, 1821 b. 1800 Hackers Creek d. 1877   Colfax IN

 

Samuel   b. 1800 Hackers Creek d. 1860
Susannah Creamer m. Mar 31, 1825 b. Nov 17 1802 d. Dec 18 1856
Unknown Redding m. Sep 4 1862    

 

George Washinton   b. Mar 4 1802 d. Aug 19 1891
Ruth Sarah Chapman m.  b. 1801 Frederick VA d. 1870 Roane WV

 

Mary   b. Dec 27 1804  Harrison d. Aug 30 1882  Lewis
Elijah Waggoner m. Mar 16, 1830 b. Jan 10 1804 d. May 31 1889

 

Christine   b. 1805 d. 1850
Samuel Rowe m. 1825 b. May 8 1809 d. May 25 1890
James Robert Wolf m. Aug 20 1841 b. Apr 12 1788 d. Feb 12 1857

 

Stephen   b. Feb 4 1806   d. Jul 8 1885
Mary Alkire m. Mar 13, 1834 b. May 22, 1815 d. Mar 2 1879

 

Nancy Ann   b. 1812 Lewis Co d.
Cornelius King m. Jan 12, 1837 b. 1815 d. Feb 21 1862
 
Nicholas   b. 1813  Hackers Creek d. Aug 19 1891
Sarah McWhorter m. Oct 5, 1836 b. Aug 14 1817  Lewis Co d. Oct 22 1850
Catherine Funkhouse m. Mar 2 1851 Lewis Co. VA    

 

Hannah   b. 1815  Hackers Creek d. Aug 26, 1858
John Edmonds m. Nov 24, 1836 b. 1815 d.

 

Jacob   b. Sep 1816 d. Oct 27 1886
Catherine Ann Freeman m. Jul 15, 1838 b. May 16 1823 d. Mar 1900
    Mt. Zion Cemetery in Freeman's Creek

 

Susannah   b. 1818 VA d.
James Edge m. Jan 4 1844 Fayette Co. OH b. 1823 d.

 

Children of George and Margaret (Roby) Straley

Asa Kemper   b. Sep 10 1829 d. Jan 12 1908
Louise Horner m. Oct 20 1853 Lewis b. d.

 

Penwood   b. Jun 10 1831 d. 1839
  m. b. d.

 

Presley H   b. Apr 4 1833 d. 1839
  m.  b. d.

 

Julia Ann   b. Feb 1835 d. Apr 1856
William Moore m. Apr 21 1859 b. d.

 

Lucretia   b. Dec 13 1837 d. Sep 9 1907
William Presley Hacker m. Jun 16 1853 b. Mar 10 1830 d. Apr 25 1891 Lewis Co

 

David Benton   b. Jul 6 1842 d. Died in Civil War - Sep 19 1864
According to Shoemaker's book, he served in the Union Army from Lewis Co., WV, and wrote letters to his mother, sending her money for her support. He never married, and presumably died in the service.

1. JOHN STRALEY   2. GEORGE CHRISTIAN STRALEY
3. GEORGE CHRISTIAN STRALEY   4. JACOB STRALEY

Known Children of Jacob and Catherine Ann (Freeman) Straley

George Presley   b. 1840 d. Jul 1919
Lucy Mildred Grimsley m. Apr 24, 1862 b. 1842 d. 1892

 

Stephen Albert   b. Feb 21, 1842 d. Mar 4, 1888
Frances Elizabeth Kemper m. Jan 1, 1867 b. Oct 1, 1845 d. 1923

 

William Edgar   b. Feb 1843 d. Sep 12, 1881
Margaret m.  b. d.

 

Lafayette Heber   b. Jan 24, 1846 Jane Lew d. Oct 22, 1921 OH
Martha Mahalia Langford m. Jan 1, 1871 b. Feb 28, 1853 Weston d. Aft 1921

 

Francis Marion   b. Jun 8, 1847 d. Jun 19, 1909 Copen
Arminta Virginia Freeman m. Jul 22, 1864 b. Aug 7, 1850 d. Jan 1915
Daughter of Jarrett Anderson Freeman and Nancy Ann Benear  

 

Mary Susan   b. Dec 24, 1848 d.
  m.  b. d.

 

David Jackson   b. Abt 1850 d. Oct 7, 1856
  m.  b. d.

 

James A. A Teacher b. Oct 14, 1852 d.
  m.  b. d.

 

Jacob Leander Cicero A Teacher b. Mar 12, 1856 d.
  m.  b. d.

 

John Hamilton   b. Oct 4, 1857 d.
  m.  b. d.

 

Rosamond Victoria   b. Sep 16, 1860 d.
  m.  b. d.

 

Catherine   b.  d. Before 1870
  m.  b. d.

 

Peter Alonzo   b. Jun 20, 1866 d.
  m.  b. d.

 

Matilda Ellen   b. Dec19, 1869 d.
  m.  b. d.

1. JOHN STRALEY   2. GEORGE CHRISTIAN STRALEY
3. GEORGE CHRISTIAN STRALEY   4. JACOB STRALEY   5
. FRANCIS M. STRALEY

.Francis and Arminta are listed in the 1870 Census with Nancy, 11months old  Here is a snippet
I can not find a trace again of them until 1910, when Arminta is listed as Head of Household living with her sons James A and Leander, and 2 grandchildren. Please contact me if you would like copies of the full Census pages or, you know anything else. We now have the 1900 Census

Known 6 of 8 Children of Francis Marion and Arminta Virginia (Freeman) Straley

Nancy   b. 1870 d.
  m.  b. d.

 

Catherine   b. May 1871 d. Between 1900 - 1910
William H. Bailey m.  b. Jul 1868 d.

 

Harriet M.   b. Oct 1876 d.
  m.  b. d.

 

James A.   b. Sep 9, 1881 d.
Mary E. James m. Mar 4, 1912 b. Mar 1891 d.192?
Maggie M. James m. After 1920 b. d.
Mary and Maggie were daughters of Jacob F. James and Arnetta Luverna Lynch

 

John H.   b. Apr 1886 d.
  m.  b. d.

 

Leander   b. Sep 1887 d.
Mary Aggie Leah “Adge” Goldsmith m.  b. Oct 3, 1892 d. Mar 7, 1972   Cedarville Cemetery

1. JOHN STRALEY    2. GEORGE CHRISTIAN STRALEY
3. GEORGE CHRISTIAN STRALEY    4. JACOB STRALEY   5. FRANCIS M. STRALEY
6. LEANDER STRALEY

Here is a snippet of their 1920 Census

Known Children of Leander and Mary Aggie Leah (Goldsmith) Straley

William “Buster”   b. Sep 15, 1915 d.
Manoka m. b. d.

 

Jennings Hewitt “Jiggs”   b. Jul 17, 1919 d.
  m. b. d.

 

Norma Constance   b. Sep 1, 1921 d.
Unknown Basham m. b. d.

 

Nina Jo   b. Feb 4, 1924 d.
Unknown Thurston m. b. d.

 

Jean “Boots”   b. Apr 2, 1926 d.
Unknown Angiulli m. b. d.

 

Earl Leander “Punk”   b. Oct 10, 1928 d.
  m. b. d.

 

Franklin Lee “Snap”   b. Jan 20, 1931 d.
  m. b. d.

 

Mary Virginia   b. Jun 4, 1933 d.
Unknown Rafalko m. b. d.

 

Jackie Vernon   b. Jan 7, 1937 d.
  m. b. d.

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Chuck Dobbins