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View Tree for James StrainJames Strain (b. February 25, 1772, d. December 30, 1855)

James Strain was born February 25, 1772 in Indiana, and died December 30, 1855 in Vigo Co. Indiana. He married Catharine MCADAMS.

 Includes NotesNotes for James Strain:
James STRAIN* was born on 25 Feb 1772 in North Carolina.(1)) He died on 30 Dec 1855 in Vigo County, Indiana. He was buried in New Harmony Cemetery, Prairieton Twp., Vigo Co., Indiana.
(2) Although I haven't proven that the Catherine that James Strain married was Catherine McAdams, the evidence supports it. From cemetery records, we know that James married Catherine. There was a James Strain who married Catherine McAdams in Sumner Co., Tennessee in 1795. In 1799, in Sumner Co., TN, a James Strain signed a petition to divide the county. Next to James' signature is that of James Gwin. James and Catherine named their third son James Guin/Gwin Strain. Their first two children were born in Tennesee in 1798 and 1800. By 1807, they were in Parke Co, IN and eventually settled in Vigo Co., IN.

SUMNER COUNTY, TN - 1799 Petition for County Division

"Petitioners of Sumner County, TN dated 30 September 1799 to the House of
Representatives 30 September 1799: ...The Petition of a number of inhabitants of the upper end of Sumner County Eastwardly of Rocky Creek Respectively sheweth that from the great extent of said county we humbly conceive it ought to be divided into two separate and distinct counties we having advertised agreeable to law respecting the division of counties..."

Gwin, James
Strain, James

TN Pension Roll of 1835:

JOHN STRAIN
WASHINGTON COUNTY
PRIVATE
NORTH CAROLINA MILITIA
$40.00 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE
$120.00 AMOUNT RECEIVED
FEBRUARY 12, 1833 PENSION STARTED
AGE 74

Sumner Co., TN Marriages:

Gwin, Betsey - Wilkinson, Benjamin - 24 December 1817 - Bondsman: Cain, Josiah
Gwin, Catharine P. - Moore, Isham L. - 2 August 1826 - Cryer, Hardy M.
Gwin, E. C. - Graham, R. N. - 11 November 1832 - Buntin, Thomas
Gwin, Elizabeth - Latimer, Daniel - 23 September 1806 - Pendergast, John
Gwin, Margaret - Duval, Alexander D. - 9 March 1818 - Blain, George
Gwin, Nancy - Moore, Robert - 3 March 1806 - Trice, John
Gwin, Nancy - Parks, Robert - 18 March 1806 - Parks, Jacob
Gwin, Polly - Patton, Duncan - 29 April 1805 - Watson, Samuel
Gwin, Sally - Murphy, Jeremiah - 14 June 1803 - Watson, Earnest
Gwin, Susan - Foster, John B. - 14 October 1834 - Douglass, J.
Gwin, Zoa - Ellis, Robert C. - 23 August 1842 - Whiteside, James M.

Gwin, James Jr. - Harper, Polly - 26 April 1827 - Bondsmen: Broughton, Abel & Baker, Z.W.
Gwin, John - Beard - Beard, Polly - 22 September 1812 - Bondsman: Beard, Thomas C.
Gwin, Thomas W. - Winham, Mary - 12 October 1826 - Gwin, Samuel
Guinn, Sarah - Legan, John - 13 July 1840 - Everett, Thomas E.

(3) He was married to Catharine McADAMS* on 21 Jan 1795 in Sumner County, Tennesee.

(4) Bondsman - Isaac Towel Children were: John STRAIN, William STRAIN, James Guin STRAIN Jr.*, Samuel STRAIN.

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(1) Virginia Wilhoit and Nelson Eddy - Wabash Valley Genealogical Society. Cemeteries, Vigo County, Indiana, Volume III - Middle Section. Wentz Printing
629 6th Avenue
Terre Haute, Indiana 47807
1982. Pg. 72.

Cemetery Records of Vigo County [Indiana], Including All Born Prior To 1830 That Lived to Maturity. Pg. 248.

(2) Virginia Wilhoit and Nelson Eddy - Wabash Valley Genealogical Society. Cemeteries, Vigo County, Indiana, Volume III - Middle Section. Wentz Printing
629 6th Avenue
Terre Haute, Indiana 47807
1982. Pg. 72.
Cemetery Records of Vigo County [Indiana], Including All Born Prior To 1830 That Lived to Maturity. Pg. 248.

(3) . Virginia Wilhoit and Nelson Eddy - Wabash Valley Genealogical Society. Cemeteries, Vigo County, Indiana, Volume III - Middle Section. Wentz Printing
629 6th Avenue
Terre Haute, Indiana 47807
1982. Pg. 72


(4) Early Sumner County Marriage Records Through 1850 - http://www.tngenweb.org/sumner/marrgrst.htmJames STRAIN* was born on 25 Feb 1772 in North Carolina.(1)) He died on 30 Dec 1855 in Vigo County, Indiana. He was buried in New Harmony Cemetery, Prairieton Twp., Vigo Co., Indiana.


Children of James Strain and Catharine MCADAMS are:
  1. +James Guin, Jr Strain, b. Abt. 1807, Indiana, d. Bet. 1870 - 1880, Vigo County, Indiana.
  2. William Strain, b. July 23, 1800, Tennessee, d. December 13, 1878, Vigo County, Indiana.
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