REYNOLDS, STRANAHAN & JACKSON FAMILIES OF CHESTERFIELD, ESSEX CO., NY.
I am researching the family of James H Stranahan, born c 1781, son of William & Elizabeth
Stranahan of Canaan, Columbia County, NY.James H. Stranahan purchased farms in Chesterfield, Essex Co., NYin 1805 & 1806 near Auger Lake & beside the farm of Samuel & Betsy [Finch]
Jackson.Elisa Stranahan, daughter of James is believed to have married Enoch W Reynolds and I am seeking additional information about these Reynolds, Stranahan & Jackson families of Chesterfield, NY.
An Essex Co. deed dated 1833 was signed by J H Stranahan and his wife, Abigail. Abigail may have
been the daughter of Samuel & Betsy Jackson although her last name has not been proven. She
was probably born in Canaan, Col. Co. c 1785. Abigail Stranahan's date of death and burial
place is unknown. James H Stranahan died on February 6, 1849 and is buried in the Evergreen
Cemetery, Keeseville, NY. In his will, Gulielina is named as his wife. No other information is
known about Gulielina who was born c 1801.
A Jackson family history recorded that Abigail Jackson married a Stranahan & had a son, William
& a daughter, Elisa. William Stranahan was born 9 March, 1802; he lived in Chesterfield
throughout his life, married Elisa, last name unknown, and died on 17 April, 1861. He is buried
with his wife in the Evergreen Cemetery, Keeseville, in the Stranahan family plot which includes
the graves of James H Stranahan, and Martin Finch & his wife, and others.
William Stranahan, in his will, left property to Eliza J Reynolds, wife of Enock W Reynolds and
members of their family, David Reynolds, born 1829; William Stranahan Reynolds; and Caroline
Finch, born 1839, wife of Martin Finch. It is assumed that Eliza J Reynolds is William's sister
although their relationship is not stated in William's will.Based on the ages of the known children of the Reynolds family, it is assumed that Enoch W. Reynolds & Elisa Stranahan were married c 1824.
Enoch Reynolds was born 1802, died May 7, 1879, age 77 years.His wife, Eliza was born 1805, died September 4, 1864.Also buried in the Evergreen Cemetery, Keeseville, Essex Co., NY are:
Abigail Reynolds, wife of Josiah Fletcher, born 1 October, 1825; died 28 July 1899.
Josiah B Fletcher, died 27 July, 1886, age 72.
Eliza Reynolds, died 14 May, 1855, age 20 years and 20 days.
Mahala Reynolds born 28 January, 1844, died 25 January, 1901.
Any additional information about this family to confirm, correct or add to what is stated above
would be very much appreciated. Thank You. David Rogers, 37 Dunkirk Street, Charlottetown,
P. E. I., Canada, C1A 3Z7.