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Gilbert Strayhorn (1715 - 1803)

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Gilbert Strayhorn aka Streaughn, Strian
Born in Pennsylvania, British Colonial Americamap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Orange, North Carolina, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in New Hope, Orange, North Carolina, USAmap
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Gilbert came to North Carolina and settled in the Hawfields in 1740 when he was about 25 years old. He was a tailor by trade and after having lived in the settlement a short time, he returned to Pennsylvania and was united in marriage with Miss Margaret Roan. He immediately returned to the Hawfields and settled about one mile south of Mebaneville. He lived at this place two years, during which time his eldest son, John, was born, and then removed into the bounds of New Hope.

The Strayhorn family moved to the New Hope area circa 1755 after Gilbert purchased 600 acres from John Wood. Gilbert was a co-founder of New Hope (Presbyterian) Church in 1756. He developed a farmstead.


It was about this time that he changed his name from "Strean" or "Streaughn" to "Strayhorn" and when asked the reason for the change he replied "I have simply put a 'horn' to it to make it sound." Gilbert's three nephews (his brother David's sons), Alexander, John and James came to N. C. from Pennsylvania looking for him. They found him in the neighborhood of New Hope and that he had changed his name. They were now going by the name "Strain" and were unwilling to change to "Strayhorn". [This was an account of Gilbert (Strain) Strayhorn's early history of his movement to North Carolina as told by the Reverend David Irvin Craig in his book A HISTORICAL SKETCH OF NEW HOPE CHURCH, ORANGE COUNTY, N.C.]

Gilbert's name change is evident when you read some of the following extractions from the ABSTRACTS of the MINUTES of the COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSIONS of ORANGE COUNTY in the PROVINCE OF NORTH CAROLINA, September 1752 through August 1766 that were compiled by Ruth Herndon Shields in December of 1965. The following are some examples of how Gilbert's name was listed:

Court of March 1757, 54-108: "Gilbert STREAM appointed overseer of road from the Court house to the road leading to the Hawfields." [page 33]

Court of March 1760, 38-213: Gilbert STREAN app. Overseer of Cape Fare Road in room of William Craig. [page 59]

Court of February began 17th, 1761, 46-230: Stephen Terry app. Overseer of Road in room of Gilbert STREAN. And 46-46-230: Marks recorded by James Armstrong, Gilbert STREAN, Thomas Linley, Thomas Linley, Sr. William Thompson, & Enos Elmore. [page 64]

IT WILL BE NOTED THAT FROM THIS POINT ON, GILBERT'S NAME REFLECTS "THE CHANGE."

Court of August 1761, 59-255: ..."following persons to attend next Superior Court at Halifax 1st day of September next - as Jurymen - to wit - Mark Morgan, John Alston, & Robert Little, as Grand Jury. John Armstrong, John Stroud, Sr., & Gilbert STRAYHORN, as Petit Jury. [page 72]

Court of May 1763, 27: James McGoing [McGowan?] granted license to keep Tavern. His Securities: Gilbert STRAYHORN & James Hunter. [page 79]

And then from the ABSTRACT of the MINUTES of the INFERIOR COURT OF PLEAS & QUARTER SESSIONS of ORANGE COUNT, N.C., 1777-1788 that were abstracted and edited by Alma Cheek Redden in 1966:

4th Tuesday in May 1777, 1-1 1/2: The court...ordered the following persons be appointed Overseers of the Roads in this County, to wit...Abraham Allen from Gilbert STRAYHORN'S to New Hope...Gilbert STRAYHORN from Hillsborough to the Fork near his house...Wm. Rhodes from the Fork near STRAYHORN'S to the Cross Road. [page 1]

Court of February 1778, 15-29 1/2: Grand Jury, to wit...Gilbert STRAYHORN...

Gilbert's Will was dated 15 January 1783, proved February Court 1903: Sons: David, John, William, James "Grandsons Gilbert and John, sons of David"...house wherein I now dwell with 170 acres". They are both under 21 years. Son-in-law James Hart Grandchildren: Sarah and John Hart daughter and son of James Hart William Ansley 20 pounds, no relationship stated. [NOTE: We know this to be a son-in-law] Son-in-law John Strain Witnesses: John Allison, John Ward, Thomas Scarlett.

[His will taken from the ABSTRACT OF WILLS RECORDED IN ORANGE COUNTY, NC, 1800-1850 by Ruth Herndon Shields, 1958]

Another source for Gilbert's name change is in the following footnote taken from the book, THE GENTLE JOHNSTONS AND THEIR KIN, by Henry Poelinitz Johnston, page 119.

[5] Jane Strain was the granddaughter of David Strain and David Strain was the brother of Gilbert Strain (Strayhorn). Gilbert was the first of the family to change the spelling of the name from "Strain" to "Strayhorn".

Researched and submitted by Strain Hilton Armstrong, the 3rd great-nephew of Gilbert (Strain) Strayhorn

Contents

Name

Name: Gilbert /Strayhorn/
Source: #S2756
Data:
Text: Birth date: 1715Birth place: Dauphin, PA, USA
Note: #N1180
Source: #S2802
Page: Year: 1800; Census Place: Hillsborough, Orange, North Carolina; Roll: 34; Page: 536; Image: 176.
Data:
Text: Residence date: 1800Residence place: Hillsborough, Orange, North Carolina
Note: #N1182
Source: #S2737
Page: Year: 1790; Census Place: , Orange, North Carolina; Roll: M637_7; Page: 93; Image: .
Data:
Text: Residence date: 1790Residence place: Orange, North Carolina
Note: #N1183
Source: #S2757
Page: Birth year: 1715; Birth city: Dauphin County; Birth state: PA.
Data:
Text: Birth date: 1715Birth place: Dauphin County, PADeath date: 6 February 1803Death place: Orange County, NCMarriage date: Marriage place: PA
Note: #N1181
Source: #S2730
Page: Ancestry Family Trees
Data:
Text: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=1034466&pid=-2008403951
Note: #N1185


Birth

Birth:
Date: 1715
Place: Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA
Source: #S2756
Data:
Text: Birth date: 1715Birth place: Dauphin, PA, USA
Note: #N1180
Source: #S2757
Page: Birth year: 1715; Birth city: Dauphin County; Birth state: PA.
Data:
Text: Birth date: 1715Birth place: Dauphin County, PADeath date: 6 February 1803Death place: Orange County, NCMarriage date: Marriage place: PA
Note: #N1181


Death

Death:
Date: 06 FEB 1803
Place: Orange, North Carolina, USA
Source: #S2757
Page: Birth year: 1715; Birth city: Dauphin County; Birth state: PA.
Data:
Text: Birth date: 1715Birth place: Dauphin County, PADeath date: 6 February 1803Death place: Orange County, NCMarriage date: Marriage place: PA
Note: #N1181


Residence

Residence:
Date: 1800
Place: Hillsborough, Orange, North Carolina, USA
Source: #S2801
Page: Year: 1800; Census Place: Hillsborough, Orange, North Carolina; Roll: 34; Page: 536; Image: 176.
Data:
Text: Residence date: 1800Residence place: Hillsborough, Orange, North Carolina
Note: #N1184
Residence:
Date: 1800
Place: Hillsborough, Orange, North Carolina, USA
Source: #S2802
Page: Year: 1800; Census Place: Hillsborough, Orange, North Carolina; Roll: 34; Page: 536; Image: 176.
Data:
Text: Residence date: 1800Residence place: Hillsborough, Orange, North Carolina
Note: #N1182
Residence:
Date: 1790
Place: Orange, North Carolina, USA
Source: #S2737
Page: Year: 1790; Census Place: , Orange, North Carolina; Roll: M637_7; Page: 93; Image: .
Data:
Text: Residence date: 1790Residence place: Orange, North Carolina
Note: #N1183
Residence:
Date: 1790
Place: Orange, North Carolina, USA
Source: #S2737
Page: Year: 1790; Census Place: , Orange, North Carolina; Roll: M637_7; Page: 93; Image: .
Data:
Text: Residence date: 1790Residence place: Orange, North Carolina
Note: #N1183

Marriage

Husband: Gilbert Strayhorn
Wife: Margaret Roan
Child: Gilbert Strayhorn
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: John Strayhorn
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Sarah Strayhorn
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: James Strayhorn
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Nancy Strayhorn
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: David Strayhorn
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Miriam Strayhorn
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Marriage:
Date: 1735
Place: Orange, North Carolina, USA
Source: #S2757
Page: Birth year: 1715; Birth city: Dauphin County; Birth state: PA.
Data:
Text: Birth date: 1715Birth place: Dauphin County, PADeath date: 6 February 1803Death place: Orange County, NCMarriage date: Marriage place: PA
Note: #N1181



Sources


Source S2730
Title: Public Member Trees
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.Original data: Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.;
Repository: #R1


Source S2737
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: 1790 United States Federal Census
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000.Original data - Indexed from: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States in the Year 1790. Washington, D.C.: Government;
Repository: #R1
Source S2756
Author: Edmund West, comp.
Title: Family Data Collection - Births
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.;
Repository: #R1
Source S2757
Author: Edmund West, comp.
Title: Family Data Collection - Individual Records
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000.;
Repository: #R1
Source S2801
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: 1800 United States Federal Census
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Second Census of the United States, 1800. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1800. M32, 52;
Repository: #R1
Source S2802
Author: Ancestry.com
Title: 1800 United States Federal Census
Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Second Census of the United States, 1800. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1800. M32, 52;
Repository: #R1



Notes

Note N1180http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepoolb&h=4353039&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
Note N1181http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepool&h=4798893&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
Note N1182http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=1800usfedcenancestry&h=361135&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
Note N1183http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=1790usfedcen&h=187253&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
Note N1184http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=1800usfedcenancestry&h=361135&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
Note N1185


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