Birth16 Oct 1758, Hardwick, Worcester County, Massachusetts361, v. 2, p. 52.
Death7 Jan 1847, Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont361, v. 2, p. 52. Age: 88
MilitaryRevolutionary War, Col. James Convers Regiment
FatherIchabod STRATTON Jr. (1722->1790)
Birth18 Mar 1764, Kent, Connecticut371
Death15 Oct 1836, Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont361, v. 2, p. 52. Age: 72
Marriage25 Sep 1782, Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont361, v. 2, p. 52.,383
Notes for Joel STRATTON

DAR Patriot Index:372, v. 1, p. 655. Stratton Joel b 10-16-1757 d 1-7-1847 m. Rhoda Beeman Pvt. MA.

Biographical Sketch (1908):361, v. 2, p. 52. "Joel Stratton was a soldier in the Revolution at the age of 19, in Capt. Tim Page's Co., Col. James Convers's Regt. The company arrived at Bennington, Vt., Aug. 17, 1777, the day after the battle. (His descendants still have a bell which came into his possession that day. It was taken from one of the cows which were being driven over the country by Burgoyne's army to furnish milk for the officers' table. He brought it into the village and it was used to assist in the noise-making in the celebration of the victory.) Joel, when the company was discharged, after several months of good service, remained in Vermont. Sept. 25, 1782, he married Rhoda Beeman, who was born in Kent, Conn., and was a daughter of Joseph Beeman. He brought his bride on horseback to the log house he had previously built for her. In this log house, more than 130 years ago, they began housekeeping, with 'one pewter spoon, and one pewter basin, as the sole contents of their china closet.' It was not long before they had a larger house well furnished for that time and place, and here they lived to a good old age. This farm is still in possession of his descendants, and they are among the thrifty, prosperous, well-to-do people of that section. Mrs. Stratton died Oct. 15, 1836, and Mr. Stratton eleven years later, Jan. 7, 1847."

Biographical Sketch (1953):383 "Joel Stratton, son of Ichabod Stratton, Jr. and (Widdow) Hannah Goodnow Stratton was born in Hardwick, Mass., Oct. 16, 1757/8. He married in Bennington, Vermont, Sept. 25, 1782, Rhoda Beeman born in Kent, Conn., March 18, 1764. Joel died Jan. 7, 1847 in Bennington, Vermont, Rhoda died Oct. 15, 1836 also in Bennington.

Children of Joel and Rhoda Stratton: Daniel, born July 6, 1783, died young, Nov. 17, 1802; Joseph born March 14, 1800; Elhanan, born Sept. 8, 1798, married Eunice Wellman; Freeman born Nov. 12, 1802, married Thankful Harrington, daughter of Abraham and Electra Galusha Harrington, married March 25, 1821; Joel, born July 9, 1786; Sheldon, born Sept. 3, 1789 married Hannah Ayres; Rhoda born Sept. 27, 1791, married a Hawkins; Susan born March 3, 1794 married three times, Carroll, Dimond, Buck.

Children of Freeman and Thankful Stratton: Ruth born Feb. 11, 1822 in Bennington, died Nov. 24, 1823; Rufus born Feb. 4, 1824 in Bennington, died March 4, 1891; Rhoda born Jan. 24, 1828 in Bennington, died March 30, 1877; Susan born Dec. 9, 1829 in Bennington, died Nov. 12, 1888; Ruth and Ruby born Dec. 9, 1833 in Bennington; Philena born March 8, 1836 in Bennington, died June 21, 1891; Lois born Oct. 31, 1840 in Bennington; Edwin born Sept. 9, 1846 in Bennington; Elmer born Oct. 20, 1851 in Bennington. Rufus married a Galusha; Rhoda married Lafayette Lyons; Susan married Barber Chase; Ruth, Heman Rockwood; Ruby, Solomon Howard; Philena three times, first Burt, second Barrett, third Bottum; Lois married Jared Howard; Edwin, Adelaide Bugbee; Elmer, Laura Ayres. Freeman Stratton died Nov. 12, 1885 in Bennington, Vermont. Thankful Stratton died March 14, 1894 in Bennington."
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