STRAWBRIDGE2 , son of REV. THOMAS (1). [By the usual mode of drawing inferences, this son of Rev. Thomas should have been Thomas but our informant was not able to say, although the son’s name is given as Thomas, Jr.]
4* i. THOMAS, JR.3, b. Mch. 13,1755; m. JANE MITCHELL.
5* ii. DAU., m. REV. ROBERT SCOTT.
6 iii. MARGERY, d. 1820; unm.
7 iv. J E NN I E, d.; unm.
THOMAS STRAWBRIDGE, JR.3, grandson* of REV. THOMAS (1), was b. Mch. 13, 1755 (in the Parish of Carndonagh, undoubtedly) Co. Donegal, Ire.; d. Sept. 24, 1834, in Sangamon co., Ill. He m. JANE MITCHELL, who was b. in Ballykelly, Co. Derry, Ire. Her mother’s maiden name was Strawbridge,
a second cousin to her father.
[This account which was taken from Powers’ “Early Settlers of Sangamon Co., Ill.,” published 1876, says: “The Strawbridge, family was of English origin.”] Mrs. Jane (Mitchell) Strawbridge d. in Co. Donegal in 1809; and in 1810 Mr. Strawbridge, with his children, came to America, landing in Baltimore, May, 1810. They went to Northumberland co., Pa. + In the fall of 1811 they moved to that part of Champaign co. which is now Clark co., 0., thence to Sangamon co., Ill., arriving Oct., 1823, in what is now Fancy Creek township, near Cantrall.
ALL BORN IN COUNTY DONEGAL, IRELAND.
8 i. MARGERY4, m. HUGH JACK, a sea captain in Baltimore; d. there.
9 ii. JOHN, drowned in Ohio when about 27 yrs. of age; unm.
*”The father of Thomas, Jr., was probably Jack or Thomas; at any rate, he succeeded well, and for Thomas built, at Rockmount (the Rev. Thomas Strawbridge Manse), about 1795, a fine home, leaving the old manse to his, (Thomas’) mother and sisters” (Mrs. Scott, Margery and Jennie Strawbridge). — Letter of Rev. Robert Morrison.
+ There was at this time quite a colony of Strawbridges in what was formerly Northumberland co., Pa. Is it not possible, or rather probable, that Thomas Strawbridge went to Northumberland co., Pa., because he had relatives there? This is but a straw, to be sure, but Stich slight indications often lead to important results.
Since the above was written the fact has been established that Thomas Strawbridge was related to the Northumberland co. family.