James S Stranahan was born in 1699 in Ulster County, in the north of Ireland. He came to America in 1725 at the age of twenty six. He purchased land in Scituate, Rhode Island on October 18th and November 29th of 1745. He became a prosperous and intelligent farmer. In 1748, James signed a list with local citizens who had chosen to dissent from the teachings of the regular church which would classify him as a Separatist. He settled in Plainfield, Connecticut where he raised his family. James and his wife, had seven children; Alice (1824), Isabel (1830), Jane (1833), James (1735), John (1736), William (1839) ,Nancy (1842), James S Stranahan died on January 8, 1792 in Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut at the age of 93 years.
James S Stranahan is the patriarch of the Stranahan family in America. It is reported that James and his sons are buried in the Cemetery at the Killingly, Connecticut Church. I found a photo of his stone on Ancestry but I can not find the cemetery as of yet.
Rest in peace, James
Addie Jane Hayner, my great Grand Aunt married into the Stranahan family in 1882.