James Harvey Strain was born in Marion Country, Indiana
Dec 11, 1823 and died Feb. 26, 1901 near Montgomery
City, Missouri. He married Lydia Earsman or Arisman (b. Feb.
7, 1820) on July 14, 1842. Together they
had at least eight children: Mary Meredith
(Blackshaw), Joseph Marion, Sarah Jane (Bown), and Louisa Ellen (Worland),
Nelson Clark, Nancy
Anna, Margaret, and Charles Wilson. Nancy Anna and Margaret do not appear on
the 1860 census and likely died in infancy.
Levi Strain and Joseph Strain of Marion County
may have been his brothers. His wife Lydia died
father may have been James Strain, born Dec. 25, 1784 possibly in North Carolina, and wife Louisa, born probably in South Carolina.
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