Richard "Old Dick" Stratton

Richard "Old Dick" Stratton

Male 1809 - 1874

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  • Name  Richard "Old Dick" Stratton 
    Nickname  Old Dick 
    Born  1809  , , NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1874  Calderwood, Blount, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Calderwood Cemetery, Blount, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1014  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  22 Mar 2014 

    Father  Absalom Strutton,   b. 1774, , Rowan, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1852, , Monroe, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Darcus Shearman,   b. 1775,   d. Bef 1840 
    Married  25 Oct 1806  , Wilkes, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F906  Group Sheet

    Family  Lydia Taylor,   b. 1810, , , NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880, , Monroe, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Jul 1830  , Wilkes, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Andrew Jackson Stratton,   b. Oct 1832, , Blount, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1902, , Graham, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Darcus Jane Strutton,   b. Mar 1839, , Blount, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900, , Lonoke, AR, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Evaline Strutton,   b. Nov 1840, , Blount, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900, , Graham, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Richard R. Stratton,   b. 9 Apr 1842, , Blount, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1915, , Macon, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  10 Jun 2007 
    Family ID  F969  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY: !He was a private of Company D, 26th Regiment Tennessee Infantry, Confederate States Army, enlisted 4 July 1861 at Knoxville, Tennessee, aged 51 years. The company muster roll for 4 November 1861 to 30 June 1862 dated 13 october 1862 shows him "Discharged, wounded at Donelson." Date of discharge not found on record.

      BIOGRAPHY: !Have not been able to locate Richard and Lydia on 1840 or 1850 Federal Census records. They are in Burke Co., NC in 1830. Will have to use other records to locate them between 1830 and 1860:
      1) Evaline Strutton, b 1834, lists her birthplace as TN on the 1880 Census.
      2) Jack, b Oct 1835, lists TN as birthplace on various records
      3) Richard R., b 1842, is listed on the 1860 Census as b. in Blount Co., TN.
      4) Evaline md George Nichols July 1855 Blount Co.
      5) Darcus md Jno. Wright March 1856 Blount Co.
      6) Richard & Lydia are on 1860 Census, Cheoah Twp, Cherokee Co., NC, living next door to Richard's nephew, Robert Strutton, son of John.
      6) Richard R. md Susan Philips 1864 Cherokee (Graham) Co., NC
      7) 1870 Census Richard & Lydia are back in Blount Co, TN
      8) 1874 Richard dies and is buried in Calderwood, Blount Co., TN.
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      «b»U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865
      «i»Name:«/b»Richard Stratton«tab»«tab»
      «b»Birth Date:«/b»abt 1811«tab»«tab»
      «b»Age:«/b»51«tab»«tab»
      «b»Enlistment Date:«/b»1862«tab»«tab»
      «b»Military unit:«/b»Twenty-sixth Infantry (Third East Tennessee Volunteers)«tab»«tab»

      «/i»=================
      «b»U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
      «i»Name:«/b»Richard Stratton«tab»«tab»
      «b»Side:«/b»Confederate«tab»«tab»
      «b»Regiment State/Origin:«/b»Tennesee«tab»«tab»
      «b»Regiment Name:«/b»26 Tennessee Infantry. (3 East Tenn. Vols.)«tab»«tab»
      «b»Regiment Name Expanded:«/b»26th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (3rd East Tennessee Volunteers)«tab»«tab»
      «b»Company:«/b»D«tab»«tab»
      «b»Rank In:«/b»Private«tab»«tab»
      «b»Rank In Expanded:«/b»Private«tab»«tab»
      «b»Rank Out:«/b»Private«tab»«tab»
      «b»Rank Out Expanded:«/b»Private«tab»«tab»
      «b»Film Number:«/b»M231 roll 42«tab»«tab»
    • (Research):Richard Stratton
      Lydia Taylor
      Richard STRATTON was born in 1809 in Burke County, NC to Absalom B. STRUTTON, Sr. (1772-1852) and Darcus SHEARMAN (1775-Bef 1840). Richard died in 1874 in Calderwood, Blount County, TN. I have no information about his final resting place.
      Lydia TAYLOR was born in 1810 in North Carolina and died sometime after the census was taken in 1880. I have no information on the parents of Lydia Taylor other than the note below.
      [SOURCE] - Email from Charles Swainson 06-07-2007
      Name on marriage license was LYDA Taylor not LYDIA but you know how spelling went in those times. My father reported her mothers name was WATERS.
      Richard and Lydia were married on July 7, 1830 in Wilkes County, NC.
      General Notes: [SOURCE] -- Graham County NC Heritage Book
      Article on the Jack Dillard Stratton family states:
      "Dillard Stratton was the great, great grandson of Absolum Stratton, who came from Wilkes Co., NC via Buncombe County and settled in Stratton Shoals, now known as Calderwood, TN, in 1802. He had two sons: John (b. 1799) married Alydia Clark and Richard (b. 1810) married Sue Phillips.
      Richard (called Old Dick) and Sue had two sons and two daughters, one being Jack (b. 1835) who married Eliza Russell. They had five children, one being [James] Robert (b. 1855) who married Kandis Carringer.
      NOTE: Absalom did have sons John and Richard by two different wives. That information will be in the next generation with Absalom.
      NOTE: The information on Richard here is in error. This Richard did not marry Susan Phillips. It was this Richard's son that married Susan Phillips. Richard, son of Absalom married Lydia Taylor.
      1830 - Burke County, NC Federal Census
      Richard Strutton (20-30) is listed with 1 female (20-30) in the household
      1830-1832 - Sometime between 1830 and 1832, Richard moved his family to Blount County, TN.
      Richard's half brother John had moved into this area, Stratton Meadows, and Richard followed. It appears Richard remained in Blount County because all of his children are shown as having been born there. I can not find him on any census between 1830 and 1860.
      1832 Oct \endash Their first child, a son, Andrew Jackson (Jack) Stratton is born in Blount County, TN. Jack died in 1902 in Robbinsville, Graham County, NC.
      1839 Mar \endash A daughter, Darcas Jane Stratton is born in Blount County, TN. Darcas died after 1874.
      Before 1840 \endash Richard's mother, Darcus Shearman died, probably in Burke County, NC. I have no information but she is probably buried there.
      1840 Apr 9 \endash A second son, Richard R. Stratton is born in Blount County, TN. Richard died on 15 Oct 1915 in Macon County, TN.
      1840 - I can not find Richard and Lydia on any census in Tennessee or North Carolina
      1845 \endash A fourth child, a daughter, Evaline Stratton is born in Blount County, TN. Evaline died after 1880.
      1850 - I can not find Richard and Lydia on any census in Tennessee or North Carolina
      1852 Aug 8 \endash Richard's father, Absalom B. Strutton, Sr., (1772-1852) died while visiting his son John in Stratton Meadows, TN. Absalom was buried in Stratton Meadows instead of being returned to Burke County to be laid to rest beside his wife Darcas.
      1860 - Cherokee County, NC, Federal Census, August 2 - Cheoah District, M653_892 Pg 229 5
      51 year old Richard is listed with 49 year old wife Lydia and 19 year old son, Richard.
      1870 - Blount County, TN, Federal Census, June 28 - District 17, M593_1515 Pg 258
      Richard [60] is shown with wife Lydda J. [60]. They are living next door to their daughter Avaline Nichols and three of her children. Next door to Avaline is Richard Jr. with wife Susan and children Richard and Mary.
      1874 \endash Richard STRUTTON dies as the result of a fight in Calderwood, Blount County, TN.
      Medical Notes: Death: ABT 1873 in Calderwood (Blount Co), TN
      Note: Richard (Old Dick) Stratton was killed in a gun-knife fight with Jack Cochran at Calderwood, Tennessee.
      1880 - June 12 - Federal Census of Monroe county, TN, Enumeration District No. 212, Mulberry 17th Civil District
      L. Stratton is listed alone in house # 87 as 65 years old, keeping house, could read and write, and was born in NC with both parents born in NC
      Next door to Lydia in house #86 is E. Nichols, Lydia's daughter and her son R, 13 years old.
      Children of this marriage are:
      1. Andrew Jackson Stratton was born Oct. 1832 in Blount County, TN. He married Elizabeth "Eliza" Russell . [SEE GENERATION FIVE]
      2. Darcus Jane Stratton was born 1836 in TN. She married John Q. Wright on 2 March 1856.
      3. Richard R. Stratton was born 9 April 1842 in TN and died 15 OCT, 1915. He married Susan Phillips 3 June 1864 in Yellow Creek, Cherokee, Graham County, NC.
      4. Evaline Stratton was born 1845. She married George Nichols [1] and M. Dills [2].
      There may have been other children but no census records can be found.

  • Sources 
    1. [S17] Marriage Bonds: North Carolina, 1741-1868, (Index to Marriage Bonds Filed in the NC State Archives. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of Archives & History, 1977), http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4802. (Reliability: 3).

      Bride: Lyda Taylor
      Groom: Richard Strutton
      Bond Date; 07 Jul 1830
      County: Wilkes
      Record #: 02 236
      Bondsman: John Setsor
      Witness: W. Davenport
      Bond #: 000167565