Luke R STRAWN David A STRAWN Olive Jane TERRY Elizabeth COFFEE Mini tree diagram
Charles A STRAWN

Charles A STRAWN3,1,5,4,2

3rd Sep 18553,1,4,2 - 28th Mar 19141,2

Life History

3rd Sep 1855

Born in Georgia.3,1,4,2

about 1885

Married Olive Jane TERRY in Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia.5,4

24th Aug 1889

Birth of son David A STRAWN in Murray County, Georgia.3,4,1


Recorded in census in McDonald, Murray, Georgia.1

28th Mar 1914

Died in Murray County, Georgia.1,2

after 28th Mar 1914

Buried in Eton Cemetery, Murray County, Georgia.1,2


  • Charles is first reported in the census when he is 6 years old in1860.

    1860 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 5 July, Georgia MilitiaDistrict 1013, PO Hoplers Mills p 37, Hse #254, Fam #252
    Luke R Strawn 34 M Farmer $309 Personal Estate b NC (b abt 1819)
    Eliza Strawn 32 F Housewife b South Carolina cannot read or write (babt 1828)
    Charles Strawn 6 M b Georgia (b abt 1854)

    Charles is age 15 in 1870 and in the household of his mother, who isnow widowed and head of the farm household.   Charles is working thefarm along with his brothers and sisters.

    1870 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 23 July, Georgia MilitiaDistrict 1013, PO Spring Place, page 98, Hse/Fam #56
    Strawn, Elizabeth 42 F W Keeping House $1200 Real Estate $230 PersonalEstate b SC cannot read or write (b abt 1828)
    Strawn, Charles 15 M W Farm Laborer SC (b abt 1855)

    1900 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 9 June, Doolittle,McDonald, Enumeration District 71, Sheet 6B, Hse #101, Fam #104
    Strawn, Charley W M  Head Sep 1855  44  Married 15 yrs (abt 1885) GASC SC Farmer Rents
    Strawn, Olive J  W F  Wife Aug 1869  30  Married 15 yrs (abt 1885) 3children/1 living GA GA GA
    Strawn, Daws  W M  Son Aug 1889  10  GA GA GA At School
    Edmondson, Thomas W M  Boarder May 1865  35  Single GA SC GA FarmLaborer Owns

    The next two households are also Strawns.  I cannot determine therelationships from the ages.  Next door to Charley is a female head ofhousehold, but stated as married rather than widowed or divorced.  Sheis Nancy, age 59, born in Tennessee, with two children, Columbus 25and Pearl 20.  Living next to her is 33-year-old George Strawn and hiswife Nannie, age 28.  They have three children, the oldest of whom isCharley, age 9.  Nancy would not appear to be Charley's mother, if thebirth state information is correct.  She could be an oldersister-in-law of Charley.  George is likely Nancy's son.

    1910 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 17 April, McDonald,Enumeration District 110, Sheet 3A, Eton, Hse/Fam #46
    Strawn Charlie A Head M W 56 Married 25 years GA Unknown NC Owns
    Strawn Ollive Wife F W 40 Married 25 years 2 children/1 living GA GAGA
    Strawn Doss A  Son 20 Single GA GA GA Teamster

    Note that now it is reported that Olive has borne only 2 children,compared to 3 in 1900.  Charley now owns his farm.  According to themonth of birth reported in 1900, Charley's age in April 1910 shouldhave been 54.

    Charles A STRAWN
    Birth SEP 1855 in GA
    Death 28 MAR 1914 in Murray, GA
    Luke R STRAWN Birth 1826 in GA, Death BEF 1870
    Eliza COFFEE Birth JAN 1828 in SC, Death AFT 1900 in Childress, TX
    Marriage 12 Mar 1885 in Murray, GA, to Olive Jane TERRY
    Birth 24 AUG 1869 in Murray, GA
    Death 23 AUG 1917 in Murray, GA
    --  Murray & Whitfield Co,

    Charles A. Strawn
    Birth 1858 [3 September 1855]
    Death Mar. 28, 1914
    Age 56 [58] years, 5 months & 25 days
    Children David A Strawn (1889 - 1972)
    Burial Eton Cemetery, Eton, Murray County, Georgia
    Maintained by Choose Life, Originally Created by C. East Dec 29, 2008
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #32470114,


  • 1. Ancestry Trees
    • Murray & Whitfield Co,
  • 2. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 3. 1910 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 17 April, McDonald, Enumeration District 110, Sheet 3A, Eton, Hse/Fam
  • 4. 1900 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 9 June, Doolittle, McDonald, Enumeration District 71, Sheet 6B, Hse
  • 5. Ancestry Trees
    • Kaye Nicholson,

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