m. ABT 1775
Facts and Events
John Strain was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of John Strain in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
Information on John Strain
1776 - Abt 1833
Father James STRAIN, Sr., b. Abt 1755, d. 1789, Augusta Co., Virginia (~ 34 years) Mother Nancy Agnes McLINTOCK, d. Yes, date unknown
Family Nancy HENDERSON, d. Yes, date unknown Married 22 Nov 1803 Augusta Co., Virginia  Children
?Andrew Keith was made his guardian on 18 December 1792. He was the orphan of James Strain by that date. Chalkley, 1.271; 2.385; also see Augusta Co. D. Bk. 22, page 214.
He was apparently in Tennessee with his family before his brother Allen, judging by the births of his children. He and his brother James married sisters.
Land records. the first sells land from Nancy's family, the second from John's family (the portions inherited from their father James at his death). Allen Strain also sold his 1/8 portion to Isaac Yearout at the same month. They all had apparently moved to Tennessee by Dec. 1807, according to the second note. These also tell something of family relations.
D. Bk. 32, p. 412, Augusta Co., July 23, 1804: John Strain & wife Nancy to James McComb 26 a. being 1/9 part of a tract where William Henderson father of said Nancy lived in his life time. [signed] John Strain, Nancy Strain.
D. bk. 34, p. 158, dated 28 Sep 1807. James & Patsy (Henderson) Strain, John & Nancy (Henderson) Strain, John & Sarah Henderson and JamesÂ & Susannah (Henderson) McComb, all from Augusta and heirs of William Henderson, all deed land (100 acres on Christians Creek) to David Henderson.
D. bk. 34, p. 256, dated 16 Oct 1807. David Connelly to John Strain, his 1/8 part of 70 acres of James Strain's, deceased land through his wife Polly Connelly, deceased.Â Recorded 28 Dec 1807.
D. bk. 34, p. 257, Dec. 18, 1807: Richard Trotter & Agnes, Robert Strain, James Strain, & Agnes Strain all of the state of Tenn. by John Strain their attorney & John Strain & Nancy of Augusta to Isaac Yearout their parts of the estate of James Strain deceased, subject to dower of Agnes Strain their mother, who has since inter married with Richard Trotter, together with Roberst Strain, Jane Strain & Agnes Strain children & heirs of James Strain - also another 1/8 part they purchased from their sister Polly Connelly's husband David Connelly. Polly is deceased, Arthur Connelly & James Strain Connelley infant children of Polly Connelly.
Note that there is also a John Strain who married Eleanor McGavin; see Chalkley 1.415. He apparently immigrated to the US in 1794, appearing in Augusta Co. in 1799.