James Brown Straw Sr.
- Born: 11 Mar 1794, Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire
- Marriage (1): Mehitable Fisk on 14 Mar 1819 in Wilmot, Merrimack County, New Hampshire
- Died: 14 Aug 1830, Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts at age 36
- Buried: School Street Cemetery in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Cause of his death was Typhus.
Sources: Gen of Ellen Straw Thompson of 1897 (his grandaughter); IGI files.DAR files
He lived in Warner, NH 1823-24 per tax lists and he and his brother Stephen moved to Lowell, MA where James worked in the cotton mills of the Appleton Co. as surveyor and overseer.
1830 Lowell, Middlesex, MA
James B. Straw head of household
1 male 1816-1820 - Gov Straw b. 1819 [son]
1 male 1791-1800 - James b. 1794 the head of household
1 female 1826-1830 - Abigai b. 1827l [dau]
1 female 1821 - 1825 - Miranda b. 1824 dau]
2 females born 1811-1815 - [unknown but not children]
1 female 1791 - 1800 - Mehitable born 1800 [wife]
NEHGS James B. Straw s/o James B. Straw died age 16 mos of bronchitis on 21 April 1830; James B the father died of Typhus fever at age 37yrs
per History of Manchester, NH by Clarke; pub 1875: the following family members appear:
Name: page number:
STRAW, ABIGAIL 434
STRAW, ALBERT 437
STRAW, CHARLOTTE SMITH WEBSTER 437
STRAW, CHARLOTTE WEBSTER 437
STRAW, DANIEL F 258
STRAW, E A 308 309 320 397 400
STRAW, E A 90 91 160 240 274 303 305
STRAW, ELLEN 437
STRAW, EZEKIAL A 66 89 105 199 258 266 275
STRAW, EZEKIEL ALBERT 1819 434 SALISBURY,NH
STRAW, HERMAN F 276 437
STRAW, J J 186 188
STRAW, JAMES B 124 461 434
STRAW, JONATHAN J 151 187
STRAW, MEHITABLE FISK 434
James Brown Straw, son of Ezekiel & Elizabeth (Brown) Straw, b. 11 March 1783 [born1794 per birth and death records] in Hopkinton NH, d. 14 Aug 1830 in Lowell MA; he m. 14 March 1819 to Mehitable Fisk. He was a surveyor and overseer of a cotton mill. The family moved to Lowell MA where their children attended public school, and where James entered into the service of the Appleton Manufacturing Company.
Children of James B. & Mehitable (Fisk) Straw:
1. +Ezekiel Straw, b. 19 Dec 1819 Salisbury NH [Who later became Gov of New Hampshire
2. Miranda Straw, b. Oct 1825 NH: m. Benjamin F. Manning; in 1850 living in Manchester NH, his mother Susan, and sisters Susan and Mary living with them. In 1900 she was living a widow in Manchester NH. The census indicates she never had children.
3. Abigail Straw, res. Manchester NH
4. James B. Straw, res. Manchester NH
records of Lowell, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849, Volume 4 - deaths; Pub: the Essex Institute 1930
James B [., s. James B. GR3], bronchitis, Apr. 21, 1830, a. 16 m.
J[ames. GR3] B., typhus fever, Aug. 14, 1830, a. 37 y. [a. 36 y. GR3]
Mary, d. Stephen S., Mar. 14, 1837, a. 2 y. 4 m. GR3
Nancy, domestic, b. Warren, NH, d. Elijah and Mary, consumption, Mar. 17, 1847, a. 34 y. 1 m. 6 d.
Stephen S., May 13, 1839, a. 43 y. GR3
GR3 is the School Street Cemetery. The cemetery office is located at the Edson Cemetery, 1375 Gorham St., Lowell MA. School Street Cemetery is now a closed cemetery. Permission must be given to enter. Call ahead:
School Street Lowell Middlesex County Massachusetts USA Postal Code: 01851 Phone: 978-970-3323
James married Mehitable Fisk, daughter of Deacon Ebenezer Fiske and Abigail Woodbury, on 14 Mar 1819 in Wilmot, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (Mehitable Fisk was born on 18 Apr 1800 in Mt Vernon, New Hampshire, died on 22 May 1873 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire and was buried in Pine Street Cemetery, Manchester, New Hampshire.). The cause of her death was neuralgia of heart.
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