John H. Strain married Mary Watts in 1816 in Highland County, Ohio. One of their several children was Henry A. (Allen?) Strain, who married five times in Kosciusko and Whitley Counties, Indiana.  The participant descends from Henry’s second marriage to Julia Newton.

A matter of contention has been the birthplaces of John and Mary. Census documents for years 1850 - 1890 indicate Virginia (or Ohio after statehood) and Maryland. Other researchers insist that John was born in South Carolina.



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