Randolf Strickland m Mary Ellen Gooch in 1851 in Kent County, and they are the parents of the early day "Free Love" feminist, Martha Strickland Clark --
from 'Pioneer collections', Volume 5, By the Pioneer Society of the State of Michigan, [The Society, 1884] ppg 334-337:
"Randolph Strickland was born in Dansville, Steuben county, New York, February 4, 1823. His ancestors were from England, coming to this country in the sixteenth century. John Strickland, his grandfather, was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. His father came from Massachusetts to Dansville, New York, in 1816, and was among the first to make his home in what was then termed "the west."
"At twenty-one he set out for Michigan, in the hope of being able to make for himself a pleasant home and an honorable position in society. When he reached his destination he had less than one dollar left; but he had an excellent constitution, great will-power, a strong determination to succeed, and was ready and willing to perform any kind of hard labor. In December, 1844, he commenced teaching school in Ingham county, Michigan ...
"In the spring of 1850 he returned to Michigan, and commenced the practice of [law] at DeWitt. In the fall of 1851 he was married in Kent county, to Mary Ellen Gooch. In 1852 he was elected Prosecuting Attorney for Clinton county."
This is not sufficient information for me to identfy "John" Strickland, the grandfather mentioned above, and since it seems likely that John would be a distant cousin or uncle, I would be interested in any information regarding any of this Strickland ancestry.
I do not believe that this John is the brother of English immigrant Daniel of Steuben County and the Streeter & Wheeler genealogy.
"Martha Helen Strickland Clark (25 Mar. 1853 - 17 June 1935), first woman lawyer to argue before the Michigan Supreme Court, writer and lecturer on women's rights, and legal educator, was born in DeWitt, Michigan, the first of four daughters of Randolph Strickland and Mary Ellen Gooch. Randolph Strickland, a self-taught and liberal-minded lawyer, held prominent positions as a prosecuting attorney, a state Senator, and a Representative in the United States Congress. Mary Strickland, a pillar of central Michigan society, was an avid supporter of women's rights. Martha Strickland grew up (by some accounts, "pampered and indulged") in one of the earliest "mansions" in the town of St. Johns, Michigan."