William Straw
(Abt 1660-Abt 1712)
(Bef 1675-After 1712)
Israel Dimond Jr
Abigail Prowse
Samuel Straw
Elizabeth Dimond
(1697-After 1773)
Ezekiel Straw


Family Links

1. Martha Gould

2. Elizabeth (Beth) Hoyt

Ezekiel Straw

  • Born: 15 Jan 1731, Salisbury , MA Or So. Hampton, NH
  • Marriage (1): Martha Gould on 18 May 1758 in South Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
  • Marriage (2): Elizabeth (Beth) Hoyt after 1761
  • Died: 2 Jun 1812, Salisbury, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire at age 81

  General Notes:

Name:Ezehiel Straw
Marriage Date:18 May 1758
Event Type:Marriage
Marriage Place:South Hampton, New Hampshire
Spouse Name:Martha Gould
Spouse Gender:Female
FHL Film Number:1001308

Ekekiel was most likely born in Salisbury, MA the home of his parents. He moved to Hopkinton sometime after his first marriage in 1758 which took place in South Hampton, NH. His second wife Betty Colby was a widow and was living there at the time of their marriage. She was the widow of Samson Colby. He was born in 1723 and lived first in Concord and then in Hopkinton. (This information provided by the Pluma Straw Family Bible)
Ezekiel's first wife, Martha Gould was the great grandmother of Ezekiel Albert Straw who became governor of New Hampshire (1872-1874) (this information per Biographical Review Vol XXI Containing Sketches of Leading Citizens of Merimack and Sullivan Counties, NH; Biographical Review Pub Co. Boston 1897)
The genealogy of Ellen StrawThompson also refers to the first wife of Ezekiel as Martha Gould.
Per Lord's History of Hopkinton: Ezekiel enlisted to serve at New York from Hopkinton Sept 17 1776 and served til December of that same year. He was also a signer of the Association Test for Hopkinton.
Per Lord's History of Hopkinton he served in the RI campaign under Capt J. Bayley..Aug-Sept 1778.
Names and dates per Ellen Straw Thompson genealogy as well as date of death for Ezekiel.

Ezekiel's name appears among the names of men belonging to Weare's regiment, mustered for service in 1759, who receipted to Capt Samuel Leavitt, muster- master and paymaster to the forces raised at Hampton Falls for the CANADA Expedition, under date 28 Apr 1759.

Other sources of info include NHVR which gives the name of Betty's husband.
Ezekiel was said to be in the 80th year of his life when his sister Hannah died in 1809.
DAR records give his DOD.

1790 Hopkinton, NH
Ezekiel Straw HOH
3 males over 16
0 males under 16
6 females

1800 Salisbury, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
1 male 26-44 born 1756-1774 [Ezekiel born 1763]
1 male 45 or older b. 1755 or earlier [Ezekiel's father Ezekiel b. 1731]
1 male 0-9 born 1791-1800 [James 1794]
1 male 0-9 born 1791-1800 [Stephen 1796]
1 male 0-9 born 1791-1800 [Samuel 1798]
1 male 10-15 born 1785-1790 [unknown]
1 female 26-44 born 1756-1774 [Elizabeth 1762]
1 female 0-9 born 1791-1800 [Rachel 1790]
1 female 0-9 born 1791-1800 [Betsey 1792]
1 female 10-15 born 1785-1790 [Sarah 1782]
1 female 10-15 born 1785-1790 [Mary 1784]

He may have been living in Salisbury, New Hampshire with his son in 1800 and he may have died there.

1810 Salisbury, Hillsborough County, NH
Ezekiel Straw HOH

Straw, son of Samuel & Elizabeth (Dimond) Straw, b. 15 Jan 1730/31 Salisbury MA, d. 15 Jan 1730 at Salisbury MA; m1) 18 May 1758 to Martha Gould (South Hampton NH Church records), dau of Joseph & Abigail (Hoyt) Gould. She b. 28 May 1728. He married 2) 1782 Betty Brown of Pembroke NH [a second source calls her Betty Hoyt, dau of Abner & Betty (Hoyt) Hoyt who supposedly m1) Samson Colby of Rumford, int. 19 Sep 1742, she m. Ezekiel Straw 2nd.]. He along with other residents of Hopkinton NH signed a declaration of fidelity (Life and Times in Hopkinton NH, by Charles Lord page 59). On the 7 March 1774 he was Lieutenant of the 13th Company of Hopkinton Militia (Collections of NH Historical Society, page 196). In the U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls 1775-1783 he is shown as "Ezekiel Straw, Private, NH" and he served in August and September 1778 in Rhode Island in a company commanded by Captain Joshua Bailey, serving 25 days
Children of Ezekiel & Martha (Gould) Straw:
1. +Ezekiel Straw, b. 20 Feb 1763 in Hopkinton NH
2. Abigail Straw, b. 1759, d. 1779; m. Ebenezer Rider
3. Martha Straw, b. 1728, d. 1822; m. Amos Hall
Children of Ezekiel & Betty (?) Straw:
4. Martha Straw, b. 23 Nov 1764 Hopkinton NH, d. abt 1822; m. Amos Hall
5. Severance E. Straw, b. 17 Feb 1767 in Hopkinton NH

  Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth: Alt. Birth, 15 Jan 1731.

Ezekiel married Martha Gould, daughter of Joseph Gould Jr. and Abigail Hoyt, on 18 May 1758 in South Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (Martha Gould was born on 28 May 1728 in South Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.)

Ezekiel next married Elizabeth (Beth) Hoyt, daughter of Abner Hoyt and Mary Blaisdell, after 1761. (Elizabeth (Beth) Hoyt was born circa 1724 and died on 14 Feb 1818 in Salisbury, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.)

  Noted events in their marriage were:

Alt. Marriage: Alt. Marriage, After 1863.

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