Henry Hepburn Strawbridge had a brother James who was a colonel in the Confederate Army. James was born August 11, 1821, in Philadelphia. He married Marie C. Hepburn in 1849 in New Orleans. James was a colonel of the 1st Louisiana Regulars, and temporarily colonel of the 18th Alabama Infantry, during the Civil War. He was also a lieutenant, Washington artillery of New Orleans, during the Mexican War.