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Joseph Strutton (abt. 1809 - aft. 1878)

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Joseph Strutton
Born about in Wilkes, North Carolina, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1830 in Burke County, North Carolinamap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Jackson, North Carolina, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 9 Jan 2020 | Created 11 May 2014
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Joseph Strutton was born about 1809 in Wilkes County, North Carolina. He passed away after 1878 in Jackson County, North Carolina. Joseph married Christiana Unknown about 1830 in Burke County, North Carolina.

In 1810 Joseph was included on the census in the household of his father, Joel Strutton, in Wilkes County, North Carolina:[1]

  • Joel Strattan
    • Males under 10 - 1 [Joseph, b c 1809]
    • Males 16-25 - 1 [Joel]
    • Females under 10 - 1 [Unknown daughter, b c 1807]
    • Females 16-25 - 1 [Unknown wife]

Joseph has not been located on the 1820 census.

Joseph married Christiana in Burke County, North Carolina about 1830. He continued to live in Burke County where his first seven children were born, until about 1845/1846 when he moved to Macon County. His last five children were born in Macon County (or Jackson Co., formed from Haywood and Macon counties in 1851).

Jackson County, NC, history has Joseph as one of the original petitioners for the creation of Jackson Co. from Haywood and Macon Counties. The petition was filed with the North Carolina General Assembly on December 10, 1850. In 1851 he was appointed the keeper of weights and measures for Jackson Co. On 22 Mar 1853 Joseph was elected standard keeper for Jackson Co., NC; a position he held until his death.[2]

Joseph enlisted in the CSA Co. G, 29th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry in December 1861; he was discharged in 1862 for being over age.[3] The family was divided during the Civil War. Joseph enlisted for the Confederacy and his sons served in the Union Army -- William H. from Kentucky and Elisha from Missouri.


Census: 1830 Federal
Date: 1 Jun 1830
Place: Burke County, North Carolina[4]
Joseph and Christiana in Burke County shortly after their marriage. As yet they have no children. They are listed only three residences away from Richard Strutton/Stratton (son of Absalom Strutton and Darcus Shearman) and his wife Lydia Taylor.
1835: Joseph is listed on the Burke County, North Carolina Tax List, Bradford's Company, with no land and 1 white poll. "On 13 August 1835, we find Joseph Stratton voting at Widow Tucker's (Burke) for the Representative of the 12th District of NC, in the 24th Congress. The 12th district included the counties of Buncombe, Burke, Haywood, Macon, Rutherford, and Yancy."[5]
Census: 1840 Federal
Date: 1 Jun 1840
Place: North Catawba River, Burke County, North Carolina[6]
The census says James Strutton, but it is known the family was in Burke County until about 1845. All the ages of the spouses and children fit with the known children of Joseph and Christiana. There are no other Struttons on the census who could be Joseph and family.
Census: 1850 Federal
Date: 1 Jun 1850
Place: Savannah Township, Macon County, North Carolina[7]
Joseph and Christiana with children Louisa, Caroline, Mary, Elisha, David, Martha, Elizabeth, and John.
Details from 1850 Macon Co., NC Agricultural Schedule, page 107 (abstract): Farm: 25 improved, 25 unimproved acres. Farm value $100. Farm implements $10. Livestock $100 - 1 horse, 1 milch cow, 1 other cattle, 2 sheep, 13 swine. Produce: 16 bu. rye, 3000 bu. Indian corn, 50 bu. oats, 100 lbs. tobacco, 50 bu. Irish potatoes, 20 bu. sweet potatoes, 60 lbs. butter. Home manufacture, $50. Animals slaughtered, $25.[8]
Census: 1860 Federal
Date: 1 Jun 1860
Place: Jackson County, North Carolina[9]
Joseph and Christiana are now living in Jackson County with children David C., Martha, Elizabeth, Catherine, Rhoda, and J. Catherine and Rhoda are 9-year old twins. J. was male, 4 years old. He has not been identified and does not appear on the 1870 census.
Census: 1870 Federal
Date: 1 Jun 1870
Place: Webster Township, Jackson County, North Carolina[10]
The only child still at home with Joseph and Christiana is daughter Rhoda.
On 22 March 1853 Joseph was elected as Standard Keeper for Weights and Measures for Jackson County, North Carolina. He still held that post in 1878. The population in 1878 was 5,972: 5,698 white and 274 colored. The county seat was Webster.[11]

Following Joseph's death, his land was divided among his wife and children. Over the next several years his daughter Mary (Strutton) Thompkins purchased the land from her mother and siblings.


  1. 1810 census
  2. email from William M. Helms
  3. Roster of North Carolina troops in the war between the states, p 491; Vol. II 29th Regiment, Co. G: Stratton, Joseph, e. December, '61; Jackson co.; dg. in '62
  4. Source: #S93 Burke Co., NC; Roll M19_118, 1st Reg., p. 166. Strutton, Joseph Male 20-30 1 Female 30-40 1
  5. source: letter to Charles Swainson from Betty Dodd Pittman, Resident Genealogist, Burke County e-mail; dated 17 Nov 2008
  6. Source: #S112 North Catawba River, Burke, North Carolina; Roll: 355; Page: 315; Image: 641; Family History Library Film: 0018092. James Strutton Males under 5 1 [Elisha] Males 5-9 1 [Wm H] Males 20-29 1 [Joseph] Females under 5 2 [Mary, Caroline] Females 5-9 1 [Louisa] Females 20-29 1 [Christina]
  7. Source: #S91 Macon Co., NC; Roll 636, Savannah Twp., p. 363. HH #650 Joseph Strutten 48 M Farmer RR $125 b Burke Co., NC Christiana 44 F b Rowan Co., NC Louisa 18 F b Burke Co., NC Caroline 16 F b Burke Co., NC Mary 14 F b Burke Co., NC Elisha 12 M b Burke Co., NC David 10 M b Burke Co., NC Martha 7 F b Burke Co., NC Elizabeth 5 F b Macon Co., NC John 3 M b Macon Co., NC
  8. Schultheis Family Group Sheets as of 12 Jul 2001. Note this link is no longer live and I could not find a replacement link.
  9. Source: #S80 Jackson Co., NC; Roll M653_903; p 647; Twp Not Stated. Household # 631 Strutton, Jos 51 M W Farmer RE $240 PP $400 b. NC C. 50 F W b. NC D.C. 18 M W b. NC M. 16 F W b. NC E. 14 F W b. NC C. 9 F W b. NC R. 9 F W b. NC J. 4 M W b. NC
  10. Source: #S92 Jackson Co., NC; Roll M593_1144; p. 303; Webster Twp. Household #46 Strutton, Joseph 61 M W Farmer RE $150 PP $100 b. NC Christana 61 F W b. NC Rhoda 20 F W b. NC
  11. Rev. L. Branson, The North Carolina business Directory 1877-1878, p 130; digital images, Ancestry. com Operations, Inc.
  • "United States Census, 1810," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 9 January 2020), Joel Strattan, Wilkesborough, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 883, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 43; FHL microfilm 337,916.
  • "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 22 August 2017), Joseph Strutton, Burke, North Carolina, United States; citing 166, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 118; FHL microfilm 18,084.
  • "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 December 2017), Jos Strutton in entry for A J Dills, 1860.
  • "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Joseph Stratton, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 8, family 49, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,643.
  • "North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865," database, FamilySearch ( : 7 December 2014), Joseph Stratton, 1861; from "Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of North Carolina," database, ( : n.d.); citing military unit Twenty-ninth Infantry, NARA microfilm publication M270 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1960), roll 354.
  • Source: S93 Abbreviation: Federal Census 1830 Title: Federal Census 1830 Publication: Effective date 1 Jun 1830 Repository: #R11
  • Source: S112 Abbreviation: Federal Census 1840 Title: Federal Census 1840 Publication: Effective date 1 Jun 1840 Repository: #R11
  • Source: S91 Federal Census 1850 United States Bureau of the Census Publication: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records. Effective date 1 Jun 1850. Repository: #R11
  • Source: S80 1860 United States Federal Census U.S. Bureau of the Census Publication: U. S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Repository #R11
  • Source: S92 Federal Census 1870 Publication: Effective date 1 Jun 1870 Repository: #R11
  • Source: S92 Federal Census 1870 Publication: Effective date 1 Jun 1870 Repository: #R11
  • Repository: R11 Name: Ancestry. com Operations, Inc. City: Provo State: UT URL:

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