Biography - H Strain

H. S. STRAIN, physician, Nokomis, born in Highland County, Ohio, June 13, 1837, son of Andrew Miller and Rebecca A. (PATTON) STRAIN; he, a farmer, born near Abingdon, S. C., March 23, 1800, died July 3, 1859; she, born near Lexington, Bourbon Co., Ky., March 29, 1808, died July 31, 1872; their family consisted of seven sons and three daughters. Dr. STRAIN received a rudimentary education in the common schools of Highland County, Ohio, but afterward attended and graduated at the Worcester University, Cleveland, Ohio. In September, 1861, he enlisted in Company C, Eighty-first Regiment Ohio Infantry, and was detailed as Assistant Surgeon of the regiment, filling that position until 1862. On September 13, 1866, near Greenfield, Highland Co., Ohio, the Doctor was married to Miss Mary A. WALKER, by the Rev. McKnight WILLIAMSON; she was born March 22, 1840, near Hillsboro, Highland Co., Ohio, and is a daughter of John H. and Margaret B. (ELLIOTT) WALKER, he born in Rockbridge County, Va., in January, 1809, is still living in Hillsboro, Ohio. The Doctor has five children living - Maggie H., born February 23, 1869; Annie Kate, born June 22, 1872; John W., Born March 13, 1875; Stanley M., born March 24, 1877; and Andrew N. ("Scottie"), born July 22, 1867, died June 26, 1872. In 1865, the Doctor was appointed Surgeon of the One Hundred and Ninety-fifth Regiment of Ohio Infantry, and served until the end of the war. Dr. and Mrs. STRAIN are Presbyterians; in politics, he is a Republican, and known in his district as an able physician. Samuel STRAIN, the Doctor's grandfather, was an Irishman; came to America before the Revolutionary war; was a soldier for seven years, and fought under Gen. GREEN; in one battle, another soldier and himself were the only two who escaped; he had been married four times, raised twenty- two children, and died at the age of eighty-five.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 322-323.

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