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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


STEPHEN STRAWN a retired farmer residing near Waynesburg, Penn., was born in Franklin Township September 5, 1817.  He is a son of Abner and Juda (Grant) Strawn, where were natives of Pennsylvania and died in Washington County.  Stephen was united in the holy bonds of matrimony July 15, 1841, with Margaret J. Jewell.  Mrs. Strawn was also a native of Franklin Township, born November 3, 1823, and is a daughter of Samuel and Margaret (Mason) Jewell, the former a native of New Jersey and the latter of Ireland.  They are now deceased.  To Mr. and Mrs. Strawn have been born eight children, seven of whom are living—John, Eliza, wife of Jacob Wilson; Samuel, William, Abner, Mason and Morton T.  The deceased is Elizabeth, who was the wife of J. B. Smith.  Mr. Strawn has been a farmer all his life, and is the owner of ninety-seven acres of land where he and family reside.  He has served as school director and inspector of elections in his township.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 15 June 2007

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