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Rev Richard Straw

Rev Richard Straw

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Death 19 Aug 1840 (aged 85)
Burial Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 100496408 · View Source
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According to the "Ancestors and Descendents of Robert Clements Volume I"
Richard Straw, of Merrimack Co., NH "aged 83 on March 8th last (1838) lived with his father Jonathan Straw, in Hopkinton from the time he was 3 yrs old until the 2nd year of the Rev. War and enlisted for 8 months, in May 1775 in Hopkinton, NH and marched directly to Medford, MA near Boston and from there to Bunker Hill, under Capt Baldwin who was killed at Bunker Hill; Col Stark's Regt. After his death John Hale, his Lt. was made Capt of the Co to which I belonged....we were, the first of the 8 months stationed at Medford, (MA) where we stayed until the day before the Battle of Bunker Hill. The day of the battle we marched into Charlestown, and were in the whole of the engagement that day." From Bunker Hill went to Winter Hill...honorably dismissed, signed the Pay Roll but did not take a "written discharge." Richard said he was born in Concord County, NH and moved by his father when very young to Hopkinton, NH - lived there abiout 20 yrs and since that time in Warner where he now resided.
Per Lord's History of Hopkinton he married Jane Danforth July of 1776 and was a signer of the Association Test for Hopkinton.
Per Rev war pension files he was born Concord, NH 1755 and lived in Hopkinton 20 years and then moved to Warner, NH. per Vol 4 of Graves of Rev Patriots Col Richard Straw was burried Parade Cemetery, Warner, NH.

Colonel Richard Straw, who lived in that section of the town called Schoodach, was for many years one of the most prominent citizens of Warner, one of the largest landholders, selectman for several years, colonel in the State militia, prosperous yeoman and farmer, also kept a hotel, and was a "licensed taverner." His large mansion-house and inn still stands and is owned and occupied by John Jones. (edited from the original text written in 1885 by Fred Myron Colby; Also segments were edited and updated from the "Warner, N.H. History 1880-1974.")
Note: John Jones was the husband of Mary Colby Straw, Richard's granddaughter, the daughter of Richard's son James.


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  • Created by: Amy Levesque
  • Added: 10 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100496408
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Richard Straw (8 Mar 1755–19 Aug 1840), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100496408, citing Parade Ground Cemetery, Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Amy Levesque (contributor 47156425) .