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Benjamin Franklin STRAIN
Martha Ellen JACKSON
Husband:  Benjamin Franklin STRAIN
Birth:  22 Jan 1823, York Co., SC
Death:  11 Aug 1877, Forrest Station, Fulton Co., GA
Father:  James STRAIN
Mother:  Catharine STROUP
Marriage:  27 Oct 1844, Cherokee Co., GA
Residence in 1850:  East Armuchy, Walker Co., GA
Residence in 1860:  Winston Co., MS
Residence in 1870:  Bartow Co., GA
Wife:  Martha Ellen JACKSON
Birth:  12 Mar 1827, Columbia Co., GA
Death:  1900, Coweta Co., GA
Disposition:  buried Elmore Cemetery, Coweta Co., GA
Father:  Seaborn R. JACKSON (1799- )
Mother:  Anna __?__
born in GA, presumably in Armuchee, Walker Co., GA
1.  James H. STRAIN, b. 1845/6
2.  John C. Kosouth STRAIN, b. 1850/1; d. 1899
3.  Amogene / Imogene F. STRAIN, b. 1852/3
4.  Almon Gage STRAIN, b. 1854/5; d. 1931
5.  Louise Ellen STRAIN, b. 1856/7

born in GA, presumably in Bartow Co., GA:
6.  K. Annie STRAIN, b. Apr 1870

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1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Benjaman F. STRAIN
Spouse: Martha EGAISON
Marriage: 27 Oct 1844, Cherokee, Georgia
Source: Marriages, 1841-1910. Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Cherokee County)
Benjamin Franklin STRAIN
Spouse: Martha Ellen JACKSON
Marriage: 27 Oct 1844, Cherokee, Georgia
Source: patron submission
I generally don't like to favor a secondary source over a primary one, but Martha's surname does appear to have been misread from the county record.

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #3 of 20):  East Armuchy [Armuchee], Walker Co., GA, Roll M432_85, p. 364A, 298/298, enumerated 22 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Benj F Strain 26 M   Iron moulder 300 SC
Martha E  " 22 F       Geo
James H   "  4 M       "
Listed two households from Andrew J. STROUP, half-brother of Benjamin's mother, Catharine (STROUP) STRAIN.

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #68 of 132):  Louisville P.O., Winston Co., MS, Roll M653_594, p. 671, 486/486, enumerated 22 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
B F Strain 37 M   Universalist Minister 1500 500 SC
M E    " 33 F         Geo
Jas    " 14 M         "
Jno    "  9 M         "
A F    "  7 F         "
A G    "  5 M         "
L E    "  3 F         "

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 97):  Pine Log P.O., Subdivision No. 144, Bartow Co., GA, Roll M593_135, p. 500A, 2/2, enumerated 9 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Strain Benj F 47 M W Merchant   1000 SC  
______ Martha E 42 F W Keeping house     Ga  
______ J C K 19 M W       Ga  
______ A F 17 F W       Ga  
______ A G 15 M W       Ga  
______ L E 12 F W       Ga  
______ K A 1/12 F W       Ga Apr

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #

8.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

9.  Messages posted to the STRAIN Surname Board (online at Ancestry.com).

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