|Birth: ||Oct. 16, 1757|
|Death: ||Jan. 7, 1847|
Father: Ichabod Stratton Jr b. 11 Jan 1721/22 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts d. after 1790 in Rutland, Rutland, Vermont
Mother: Hannah Goodman b. 13 Oct 1718 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts d. 15 Aug 1757 in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont.
He was a Revolutionary soldier at age 19, and went to Vermont. His regiment arrived in Bennington, Vermont on 17 Aug 1777, the day after the battle. He remained in Vermont after being discharged from the service. He built his own log cabin, and began his home life with his wife there, "with one pewter spoon, and one pewter basin" in their china closet. They got a larger home, well furnished, not long after. His farm passed on to his descendants.
1908 Biographical Sketch:
Joel Stratton was a soldier in the Revolution at the age of 19, in Capt. Tim Page's Co., Col. James Convers's Regt. The company arrived at Bennington, Vt., Aug. 17, 1777, the day after the battle. (His descendants still have a bell which came into his possession that day. It was taken from one of the cows which were being driven over the country by Burgoyne's army to furnish milk for the officers' table. He brought it into the village and it was used to assist in the noise-making in the celebration of the victory.) Joel, when the company was discharged, after several months of good service, remained in Vermont. Sept. 25, 1782, he married Rhoda Beeman, who was born in Kent, Conn., and was a daughter of Joseph Beeman. He brought his bride on horseback to the log house he had previously built for her. In this log house, more than 130 years ago, they began housekeeping, with "one pewter spoon, and one pewter basin, as the sole contents of their china closet." It was not long before they had a larger house well furnished for that time and place, and here they lived to a good old age. This farm is still in possession of his descendants, and they are among the thrifty, prosperous, well-to-do people of that section. Mrs. Stratton died Oct. 15, 1836, and Mr. Stratton eleven years later, Jan. 7, 1847.
He married Rhoda Beeman 25 Sep 1782 in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont.
Rhoda Beeman Stratton (1764 - 1836)
Daniel Stratton (1783 - 1802)*
Joel Stratton (1786 - 1864)*
Sheldon Stratton (1789 - 1869)*
Rhoda R. Stratton Harrington (1791 - 1885)*
Susan Stratton Buck (1794 - 1880)*
Elhanan W. Stratton (1798 - 1863)*
Joseph Beeman Stratton (1800 - 1887)*
Freeman Stratton (1802 - 1885)*
In memory of
Jan. 7, 1847;
Aged 90 years.
Rest worthy sire thy race is won.
Thy toil is o'er thy work is done.
Thy God propitious sits above.
To bless thee with a Savior's love.
White Chapel Cemetery
Maintained by: Richard Rhode
Originally Created by: Dann
Record added: Nov 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44335371
Joel, Rest in Peace, and Thank You for your Service to Our Country and paving the way to our freedom for all the rest of us. My 5th Great Grandfather.|
Donna, Wayne, Tonee, Terrence
Added: Aug. 7, 2013
In memory of Joel Stratton and in gratitude for his service in the Revolutionary War.|
Added: May. 11, 2013
May GOD Bless you Joel Stratton and our Harvey/Harvie families as you so have blessed these UNITED STATES of North America and Europe! Thank you for your being and service!|
Jonathan Robert De Mallie
Added: May. 6, 2013
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