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John Strain
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Birth: Apr. 20, 1839
Jackson County
Ohio, USA
Death: May 30, 1914
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA

A great portion of this information was generously donated by cousin Jean Arnold.

Father: Thomas Scott STRAIN b: ABT 1789 Washington Co, PA
Mother: Nancy Jane FARRAR b: 18 APR 1805 Washington Co, PA

Per a Probate Judge in 1852 Jackson County, Ohio:
October 22nd, A.D., 1852
Jackson County, Ohio
At a Probate court held before JACOB WESTFALL, Judge of said court within and for the county of Jackson in the State of Ohio, at the office of said Judge in the town of Jackson on the 22nd day of October in the year of 1852.

In the matter of JOHN and THOMAS STRAIN orphans --
On motion it is ordered that PETER PICKREL be appointed Guardian to JOHN STRAIN age 13 years on the 20th day of April, 1852, and THOMAS STRAIN aged 10 years on the 10th day of January, A.D., 1852, orphan sons of THOMAS STRAIN late of Jackson County, deceased. And it is further
ordered that said Guardian give --(?)-- in the sum of six hundrd dollars with JOHN NELSON as security, conditoned according to law, and thereupon the said PETER PICKREL appeared in open court, and accepted said appointment and gave bonds accordingly.


Per a Probate Judge in 1854 Jackson County, Ohio:
Know all men by these presents, that we, JOHN THOMPSON and WILLIAM J. CALLAHAN of the County of Jackson, and State of Ohio, are held and firmly bound unti the State of Ohio in the penal sum of thirteen hundred dollars, for the payment of which, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our Heirs, Executors and Administrators, sealed with our Seals, and dated this 17th day of March A.D. 1858. Whereas, at the Court of Probate this day held within and for the County of Jackson aforesaid, at the office of the Probate Judge, in the town of Jackson, JOHN THOMPSON was appointed by the said Court, Guardian to JOHN STRAIN aged Eighteen years on the 21st day of April A.D., 1854, infant son of THOMAS S. STRAIN, --(?)-- of said County deceased.
Now the condition of the above obligation is such, that if the above bound JOHN THOMPSON shall discharge with fidelity the trust reposed in him as Guardian of said Minor and shall render an accurate statement of all his transactions, with a just account of the profits arising and accruing from the real and personal estate of his said ward and shall deliver up the same to the said Court when thereto required, then and in that case the above obligation shall be void; Otherwise to be and remain in full force and virtue in law.
Attest: /s/ J. W. LONGBOW(?)
/s/ JOHN THOMPSON (seal)
/s/ Wm. J. CALLAHAN (seal)
Final account of John Thompson as Guardian of JOHN STRAIN. John would have been 21 years old (b.1839):
Receipt dated April 21st, 1860 of JOHN THOMPSON, my Guardian $513.45 in full of all claims or demands against him as each Guardian or otherwise, and I also ratify and approve of the Guardian account and all the vouchers thereto by him this day filed in the Probate Court of Jackson County, Ohio as my Guardian.
/s/ JOHN STRAIN (his mark)

John Strain and Mary Jane Morgan Strain are my maternal great-great-grandparents.
Family links: 
  Mary Jane Morgan Strain (1839 - 1917)
  Nancy Jane Strain Woodmansee (1863 - 1940)*
  John Bradley Strain (1868 - 1961)*
  Peter Morgan Strain (1873 - 1962)*
  Samuel R. Strain (1873 - 1937)*
*Calculated relationship
Chestnut Ridge Cemetery
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: May 24, 2009
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John Strain
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