William Harrison Strutton

William Harrison Strutton

Male 1831 - 1912

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  • Name  William Harrison Strutton 
    Born  31 Jan 1831  , Burke, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  13 Jul 1912  Leaksville, Rockingham, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  Strutton Family Cemetery, Rockingham, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I51  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  11 May 2014 

    Father  Joseph Strutton,   b. 1809, , Burke, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1878, , Jackson, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Christiana,   b. Abt 1810, , Rowan, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1886, , , AL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1830  , Burke, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F13  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Frances Rhodes,   b. 4 Feb 1841, Mayo, Rockingham, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1886, Leaksville, Rockingham, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 Jun 1865  Mayo, Rockingham, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Tennessee Strutton,   b. 1866, Mayo, Rockingham, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. David Strutton,   b. 1869, Mayo, Rockingham, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elizabeth C. Strutton,   b. 12 Jun 1872, , Rockingham, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  29 Jul 2008 
    Family ID  F924  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mary Ann Kelly,   b. 8 May 1860, , Rockingham, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1933, Leaksville, Rockingham, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Nov 1886  , Rockingham, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Benton Strutton,   b. 31 May 1888, Leaksville, Rockingham, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1956, Leaksville, Rockingham, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary Ellen Strutton,   b. 17 Aug 1889, Leaksville, Rockingham, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1971, Kannapolis, Rowan, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Lillie B. Strutton,   b. Jan 1892, Leaksville, Rockingham, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1917, Leaksville, Rockingham, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. James Richard Strutton,   b. 23 Jan 1897, Leaksville, Rockingham, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1956, Fayetteville, Cumberland, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Daniel Judson Strutton,   b. 20 Jul 1899, Leaksville, Rockingham, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1967, Spray, Rockingham, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Martha Annie Strutton,   b. 19 May 1901, Leaksville, Rockingham, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1931, Henderson, Vance, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Lena May Strutton,   b. 8 May 1904, Leaksville, Rockingham, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1987, Abilene, Taylor, TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  22 Dec 2006 
    Family ID  F43  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Birth date & location from applications for Military pension dated 6 June 1901 and 11 Jan 1910.. William enlisted as a private 10 Oct 1861, South Division, Co. D - 12th Kentucky Volunteers at Clinton Co., KY. He was discharged 31 Dec 1863 at Strawberry Plains, TN, then re-enlisted in the same company 1 Jan 1864 and was discharged at Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC, 11 July 1865. He declared he was a farmer before and after his military service.

      After the war he settled in Leaksville, Rockingham Co., NC. 22 Mar 1873 William and Frances Strutton of Patrick Co., VA sold 5 acres of land inherited from Eppie Rhodes to John Craddock (Frances' brother-in-law) for $60.00.

      William reports on his marriage certificate with Mary Ann Kelly in 1886 (3rd. Marriage) that his parents are Joseph and Christina Strutton. That marriage certificate also states that Joseph is deceased and Christina is living in Alabama in 1886. The marriage certificate states that this is William's third marriage, I have no information on who his first wife may have been.

      In 1910, he was applying for a pension of $20 a month, since he was 82 yrs old. (pensions were 62 yrs old, $12; 70 yrs, $15.75; over 75 yrs, $20). There is some conflict on William's date of birth -- on his pension applications dated 6 June 1901 and 11 Jan 1910 it is stated to be 1827; his tombstone in the Strutton Family Cemetery, Leaksville, Rockingham Co., NC, shows 1829. The date of his death is taken from his tombstone.

      Note added 16 Sep 2001: 1830 Federal Census Burke Co., 1st Reg., p. 166 for Joseph Strutton lists no children; husband and wife only. Effective date of census 1 Jun 1830. Seems to indicate that William was not born until 1831, contrary to information on his pension application. If his birth month is January, he could not have been born before Jan 1831 if census information is accurate.

      Note added 9 Oct 2006: 1900 Federal Census Rockingham, NC gives birth date as Jan 1827, age 73; wife Mary A - married 15 years.

      William was 5'5" tall, wt 123 lbs., blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Strutton Family Cemetery, Rockingham Co., NC, Burl Strutton - Colorado Springs, CO, (Photocopy of inventory).

    2. [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: Frances Evans
      Groom: Wm. H. Strutton
      Bond Date: 04 Jun 1865
      County: Rockingham
      Record #: 01 250
      Bondsman: John Shootman
      Witness: A. P. Smith, Deputy Clerk
      Bond #: 000121918
      Marriage Date: 04 Jun 1865
      Performed by: B.H. Law
      Comment: Widow