Revolutionary War soldier dies in Ohio, aged 101 years
The Reverend John Straight died at the age of 101 years in Gallipolis, Ohio. A Rhode Island native, he had fought as a private for three years in the Massachusetts infantry during the Revolutionary War. He had become a minister and preached for seventy-five years. He also fathered eighteen children. At the time of his death he was one of the oldest veterans of the Revolution and had collected the war pension for almost thirty years. (By John Osborne)
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 20.