Rev. Richard Straw
- Born: 8 Mar 1755, Rumford Twp, Merrimack, New Hampshire
- Marriage: Jane Danforth on 20 Jul 1776 in Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire
- Died: 19 Aug 1840 at age 85
- Buried: Parade Ground Cemetery, Warner, New Hampshire
Genealogy of Ellen Straw Thompson 1897
According to the "Ancestors and Descendents of Robert Clements Volume I"
Richard Straw, of Merrimack Co., NH "aged 83 on March 8th last (1838) lived with his father Jonathan Straw, in Hopkinton from the time he was 3 yrs old until the 2nd year of the Rev. War and enlisted for 8 months, in May 1775 in Hopkinton, NH and marched directly to Medford, MA near Boston and from there to Bunker Hill, under Capt Baldwin who was killed at Bunker Hill; Col Stark's Regt. After his death John Hale, his Lt. was made Capt of the Co to which I belonged....we were , the first of the 8 months stationed at Medford, (MA) where we stayed until the day before the Battle of Bunker Hill. The day of the battle we marched into Charlestown, and were in the whole of the engagement that day." From Bunker Hill went to Winter Hill...honorably dismissed, signed the Pay Roll but did not take a "written discharge." Richard said he was born in Concord County, NH and moved by his father when very young to Hopkinton, NH - lived there abiout 20 yrs and since that time in Warner where he now resided.
Per Lord's History of Hopkinton he married Jane Danforth July of 1776 and was a signer of the Association Test for Hopkinton.
Per Rev war pension files he was born Concord, NH 1755 and lived in Hopkinton 20 years and then moved to Warner, NH. per Vol 4 of Graves of Rev Patriots Col Richard Straw was burried Parade Cemetery, Warner, NH.
Colonel Richard Straw, who lived in that section of the town called Schoodach, was for many years one of the most prominent citizens of Warner, one of the largest landholders, selectman for several years, colonel in the State militia, prosperous yeoman and farmer, also kept a hotel, and was a "licensed taverner." His large mansion-house and inn still stands and is owned and occupied by John Jones. (edited from the original text written in 1885 by Fred Myron Colby; Also segments were edited and updated from the "Warner, N.H. History 1880-1974.")
Nore: John Jones was the husband of Mary Colby Straw, Richard's grranddaughter.
History of NH by Chandler E. Potter; Volume I gives his rank as Lt Col Commandant and says he served out of Warner, NH. He was on the Pensioners List for Rev War at age 85y.
1790 Warner, Hillsborough County, NH
Richard Straw HOH
4 males under 16 b. 1775-1789 [Jonathan; Richard; Jeremiah and James]
2 males over 16 [Richard; Father in law?..his own father was living in Hopkinton]
females 4 [wife Jane and daus Jane and Sarah with possible Mother in law]
census 1820 Warner, NH
Richard Straw b c. 1790
LW & T of Richard Straw
Jonathan Straw [son] 12 1/2 acres of land in Warner - part of homestead where he now lives; 1/2 of my 40 acre lot on Warner on the plain [# 16]; 1/2 of ten acre lot in Boscawen (land bought of Jonathan Burbank and Col Moses Gerrish); also 800 dollars cash by Executor one year after after my decease
Richard Straw [son] 1/2 of my homestead in Warner; 3 1/2 acres of land I bought of Elijah Straw (now deceased) adjoining said homestead; the whole of my Burnt Hill Farm in Warner; one half of my stock; all of my farming tools and household furniture.
Sarah w/o Richard Whittier [dau] 24 acres of "Bagley Land " in Warner; 700 dollars cas to be paid by my Executor one year after my decease; one feather bed and bedding
James Straw [son] 1/2 of my 40 acre lot of land in Warner on the plain (#16); 1/2 of ten acre lot in Boscawen 9land bought from Jonathan burbank and Col Moses Gerrish); 150 dollars cash paid by Executor one year after my decease; one feather bed and bedding
The rest of my estate to be divided share and share alike between my 3 children - Jonathan straw, Sarah Whittier and James Straw
www.fold3.com - DOD 19 Aug 1840
Richard married Jane Danforth, daughter of Moses Danforth and Mary Flood, on 20 Jul 1776 in Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (Jane Danforth was born on 26 Oct 1751, died on 17 Oct 1829 and was buried in Parade Ground Cemetery, Warner, New Hampshire.)
Notes: per Lord's History of Hopkinton...they were married by Rev. Elijah Fletcher