Strain lived around
the 1820's in Clonooney Townland, Drummully Parish, Fermanagh/Monaghan. His
wife may have been named Elizabeth.
His origins are uncertain, probably from somewhere else in Northern Ireland
or perhaps Monaghan. They were Protestant farmers. Another family member was
Anne who was born around 1767 and died in 1843 at age 76.
son Henry was married to a Jane (Beavis or Campbell) and they had two
childrenóRobert, born in 1829, and Francis in 1833. Henry's brother, William,
lived with them and also had several children.
Henry, Jane and family emigrated to the USA
and arrived in Baltimore
on the ship Edwin on Aug. 20. They lived in New York City for awhile and had a daughter
Ann there in 1837.† By 1839 the family
had moved north to Otonabee Township near Peterborough,
Ontario. They had a daughter
Eliza in 1843. Henry died in 1845 and Jane in 1856.
Sample # 152025 was contributed by
Robert Strainís great-great-great-grandson, currently living in Canada.
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