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    John R. Stratton, farmer; P. O. Casstown; Born in Miami County, Ohio on the farm upon which he now resides, Nov. 27, 1831; is a son of Orange and Isabella (Long) Stratton, he being born in Pennsylvania and she in Virginia. The grandparents, on the father's side, were born in Connecticut; on the mother's side, in Ireland, coming to this country with their parents when about 10 years of age; the grandparents , on the father's side, came to Ohio and located in Hamilton County in about 1820, where they lived and died; on the mother's side, they came and located in Miami Co. in about 1830. Orange and Isabella, the parents, located first in Hamilton Co., where they lived about ten years, going thence to Miami Co. and locating on the farm now owned by John. They had nine children, five of whom are living, viz., John R., James H., DeWitt Clinton, Huldah M. (now Mrs. John E. Walker), and Martha H. Mr. Stratton, our subject, remained with his parents till 17 years of age, when he went to Cincinnati into Roberts & Moffatt's dry-goods, where he clerked for four years; he then went to New Orleans, clerking in a wholesale grocery two years; removing to St. Louis, he clerked two years; then to Davenport, Iowa where he clerked six years; thence going twenty miles into the country. he rented a farm, where he remained two years. In August, 1862, he enlisted in the 20th Iowa V.I. and served through the War of the Rebellion; was in the Battle of Vicksburg, when that place was taken; also taking part in the battle of Ft. Morgan and other engagements. At the close of the war, he received an honorable discharge and returned home; he then located upon the home place with his parents. He was united in marriage Dec. 3, 1866, with Jennie A. Walker, daughter of John and Margaret Walker, who were natives of Pennsylvania, coming to this county about 1850; they were the parents of six children, of whom three are now living, viz., Josiah, John and Jennie A. Mr. Stratton and wife, by this union, have had four children, viz., Othniel (who died in infancy), Eugene Clifford, Curtis W., and Susan Viola; they remained with their parents till their death, the father dying Oct. 1, 1875, and the mother April 4, 1879; since which time John has farmed the place. He has 80 acres of good land, comfortable buildings, constituting a pleasant farmer's residence. Politically, Mr. Stratton is a Republican; religiously, he is a Presbyterian.

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