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Born: 1798-02-08 County Donegal, Ireland

Died: 1880-06-08 Sangamon County, Illinois

Flourished: 1823-1880 Sangamon County, Illinois

In 1810, Strawbridge immigrated to the United States with his father and siblings, including James and William. In 1823, the family settled in Sangamon County, Illinois, where Strawbridge became the first harness-maker in central Illinois. He also engaged in farming. Strawbridge never married. In 1860, he owned over $20,000 worth of real estate.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 693-94; Gravestone, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Sangamon County, IL, 31.