The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 720, Indian Creek Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"HENRY STRATTON was born in Wayne County, Ohio, August 6, 1838, and is the eldest of the four children born to WILLIAM and BARBARA (HICKS) Stratton, natives respectively of New Jersey and of Holland. HENRY STRATTON, during his boyhood, received but three months schooling, but has succeeded in acquiring a fair education through his own exertions. August 2, 1861, he enlisted in Company G, Forty-ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served until June 21, 1862, when he was discharged on account of disability. He still entertains a deep regard for the officers of his regiment. In May, 1864, he re-enlisted in Company H, One Hundred and Forty-fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry; served as Third Sergeant in the Army of the Potomac, and was mustered out in August, 1864. For several years afterward, he worked in Wyandot County by the month, and in 1868 moved to Steuben County, Indiana, where he worked as before. In 1878, he came to this township, and here he has made his home. In 1870, he married RIZPAH C. IRELAND, a native of Michigan, who bore him three children (two yet living) and died in 1875. January 28, 1877, he married MARY B., daughter of FREDERICK and MARGARET REAP, and a native of this township. To this marriage there have been born two children. MR. STRATTON is a Republican and is an enterprising farmer."