William Straw
(Abt 1660-Abt 1712)
(Bef 1675-After 1712)
John Jewell
Hannah Prowse
Lawrence Straw
Abigail Jewell
Moses Straw
(1728-After 1800)


Family Links

1. Elizabeth Colby

2. Hannah French

Moses Straw

  • Born: 25 May 1728, Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Colby on 17 Oct 1751 in So Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
  • Marriage (2): Hannah French on 27 Jul 1771 in Kingston, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
  • Died: After 1800

  General Notes:

Moses was the s/o Lawrence and Abia Jewell Straw - sources include IGI files; research of Jim Townsend of CA .

Name:Moses Straw
Marriage Date:17 Oct 1751
Event Type:Marriage
Marriage Place:South Hampton, New Hampshire
Spouse Name:Elizabeth Colby
Spouse Gender:Female
FHL Film Number:1001308

Grafton County,NH pensioners inscribed on the pension list under the
Act of Congress passed on the 18th of March, 1818
Straw, Moses Private 1819 80 Dropped 1820 - Restored 1824

Per NH VR Moses' sons Samuel and John and daughter Dorothy were born in South Hampton and Mary, Elizabeth and Moses were all born in Hopkinton, NH

Per Lord's History of Hopkinton he was a signer of the Association Test for Hopkinton (1776).

In his father's Will of 1756 he is listed but not well rewarded.

Per genealogy of Ellen Straw Thompson of Oct 1897: Moses was "dismissed to Hopkinton in 1760" She also shows his three oldest children ( Samuel, Dorothy and John as being born in South Hampton) and Mary, Elizabeth and Moses born in Sandown, NH. Not sure where she got her information from but VR of NH does not concur. Ellen Straw Thompson also named a second wife for Moses of Hannah (maiden name unknown) with a marriage date of 1777 [1771?]

NEHGS VR of Kingston, NH - Second Church of Christ 27 July 1771 Moses Straw m. Hannah French

census of Hopkinton, NH 1790 shows him there and 62 years of age. Also in the HH are 2 males below 16 yrs of age (Moses Jr and Benjamin) and 4 females (wife Hannah and daus: Dorothy, Mary and Elizabeth.)

His wife Hannah died in April of 1800

  Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth: Alt. Birth, 25 May 1728.

Alt. Death: Alt. Death, After Apr 1800.

Moses married Elizabeth Colby, daughter of Peter Colby and Mary Straw, on 17 Oct 1751 in So Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire. (Elizabeth Colby was born on 3 Jul 1731 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts and died about 1770 in Poss Hillsboro, New Hampshire.)

  Noted events in their marriage were:

Alt. Marriage: Alt. Marriage, 17 Oct 1751, South Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

  Marriage Notes:


Moses next married Hannah French on 27 Jul 1771 in Kingston, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (Hannah French was born in 1730 and died in Apr 1800.)

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