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Jay County Indiana Biographies


GEORGE STRALY was one of the early settlers of Wayne Township, where he became well known and highly  respected for his many good qualities. He was born in York County, Pennsylvania, December 12, 1815, and there he  was reared. When a young man he removed to Trumbull County, Ohio, where he was married to Miss Lydia  Truesdell, who was a native of  Trumbull County, and to this union were born six children - Sophia, Stephen, Susan,  Sutphen, Sidney and Samuel. The remained in Trumbull County until 1854, when in April of that year they came  with their family to Jay County, Indiana, and located in Wayne Township, where Mrs. Straly died the same year.  Mr. Straly was united in marriage a second time to Miss Martha Pronty, who died about the year 1860, leaving two  children, named Rebecca and Jane. For his third wife Mr. Straly married Miss Deborah Votaw, and this union was blessed with three children - James, William and Grant. Mr. Straly died March 2, 1887, his death causing universal  regret throughout the community where he had made his home for so many years. Source-Biographical and Historical Record of Jay County Indiana. Reprinted Jay County Section out of the original combined 1887 History of Jay and Blackford Counties, Lewis Publishing Co, page 506

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