Yours:I have Joseph Stroup who married Jane Denton as the son of John and Mary Steel Stroup,
Mine:That's my line.In 1850 census, Joseph and Jane were listed in Stokes Township, Dwelling 63, Family 63, near Cephas Pancake, Hiram Ploughman, Elijah Peterson, Abraham Phifer, Amos(?) Huskins, and Peter Slaughter.Joseph and Jane's daughter, Martha, married Benjamin Franklin Waters 12 Aug 1852 in Madison Co.Joseph and Jane's daughter, Elizabeth Jane, married John Hunt 26 Apr 1853 in Pike Co. Mo.Based on that, I figure Joseph and Jane moved the family to Pike Co. Mo. in the Fall of 1853.Their daughter, Clara, who married Simeon Kilgore, was apparently widowed by 1860 and living with her parents in Pike Co. in 1860.
Also in the 1850 census, Joseph and Sarah Ann (nee Hanson) Stroup and children:Milton and Caroline V. are listed in Stokes Township, Dwelling 69, Family 69.This Joseph is the one you located at the intersection of Harrold Rd. and ST RT 41.(I found the 1875 plat maps at http://madisonoh.ancestralsites.com/maps.php#nullhttp://madisonoh.ancestralsites.com/maps.php#null."J. Stroup" is there.)
This second Joseph, Sarah Hanson's husband, was son of William and Ann (nee Thomas) Stroup and grandson of John Sr. and Mary Stroup.Letter exchanges with Stroup cousins back in the early 1990's informed me that William and Ann Stroup moved to Indiana ca. 1849.
WARNING -- As a general rule, I try enter source document information into my database with great care.But as you read the following item, you'll notice some questionable statements being made.I'd like to think that what you read is exactly what you'll find in the original source, but a portion of it is so strange that I can't help but wonder if I was half-asleep when I copied the information.Unfortunately, I can't find the photocopied pages that I had in hand when I typed the information; so, until I find those pages again I can't evade culpability for the puzzling statements.
Source:Biographical and Genealogical History of Cass, Miami, Howard and Tipton Counties, Indiana (The Lewis Publishing Company, 1898:Chicago, Vol. 1, pages 526-528]
Reuben Stroup.--Among the farmers and honorable pioneers prominently identified with the general development of Tipton county is Reuben Stroup, who was born in Madison county, Ohio, June 23, 1832, and reared to honest toil as a farmer which vocation he has followed through life.
His father, William Stroup, was a native of Pennsylvania and of German descent, and was married in Ohio to Miss Anna Thomas, a native of Maryland.William was a son of John Stroup, a native of Germany, who settled in Pennsylvania.William emigrated to Ohio, when a young man, during the middle of the last century, and served seven years in the Revolutionary war, in which he received a wound, and finally died in Pennsylvania.William Stroup emigrated to Ohio when a young man, married there, and followed agricultural pursuits.In 1849 he sold his farm and came to Tipton county, Indiana, where he entered a tract of land, which is the present homestead of the family, and of this tract he made a good farm, being successful in its management.He died in 1863 at the age of seventy-eight years, well known among the pioneers of his section of the state as an honorable man and useful citizen.Politically he was a Democrat.His wife died in 1868, at the age of seventy years.They had ten children.John, deceased; Joseph, who died in Ohio; Polly, Jane, Rebecca, Anna, Naomi, Lavina, Reuben (our subject), and Jackson, a farmer.
Reuben came with his parents to Tipton country in 1849, and aided in the development and cultivation of the farm, and, having resided here ever since, he has seen the country grow from a wilderness to its present high state of improvement.What was only a wild forest when he came here is cleared and improved, furnished with beautiful and comfortable dwellings, school-houses and churches, and even towns and villages near by, with railroads, etc., and sustaining thousands of civilized people.These observations awaken many memories of the times when all this section of the state was covered with heavy timber, crossed with many ponds, sloughs "slashes," and when the few settlers lived together in harmony and sympathy, although in great poverty, and had confidence in each other and enjoyed one another's company far more than at the present day.They were ready to help one another in raising cabins, rolling logs, etc., and the social gatherings were simple, inexpensive and satisfactory.
Mr. Reuben Stroup was married September 15, 1861, and remained at his parental home until 1862, when, answering his country's call, he enlisted in the war, leaving his wife with her parents.Joining Company C, which was attached to the One Hundred and First Regiment of Indiana Volunteer Infantry and assigned to the Army of the Tennessee, he saw much hard service; was one of that great host that marched under Sherman from Atlanta to the sea, during which for ninety days he was engaged more or less in fighting.Some of the most noted battles were those of Milton, Kentucky, Chickamauga, Jonesboro, Missionary Ridge, etc.; and he was also in many dangerous skirmishes, but he was never wounded or taken prisoner; was always on duty, never asking for a furlough.After the expirationof his term of service, three years, he was honorably discharged at Indianapolis in June, 1865.
Returning from the war he settled on the farm still occupied by him, and he continued to follow agricultural pursuits and stock-raising.After the death of his parents he bought the interest of the other heirs, builta commodious dwelling, large barn and outbuildings, ditched and tiled the farm and placed it in a good state of cultivation.
He was married, in Tipton county, Indiana, to Miss Maria Campbell, of an old and honored pioneer family, being the daughter of William and Nancy Campbell, from Kentucky.She was born in Brown county, Indiana. Mr. Campbell came to Tipton county in 1844, entering land and improving it.In 1855 he built the first frame house in the neighborhood, which is yet standing but not occupied as a residence.He was a successful farmer, although he was obliged to undergo many privations and hardships.He left the scenes of this life in 1882, at the age of seventy-seven years; and his wife departed this life in 1883 at the age of sixty-five. Both were exemplary members of the Christian church.The children were:Maria, the wife of our subject, born May 16, 1836; Joseph, a farmer; Sarah, now Mrs. Mazingo; James, a farmer; Mary, Ervin, Mahala J., David, Matilda, Dama and John.
Mr. and Mrs. Stroup have no children.They have been efficient in benevolent work, rearing two orphans and partly bringing up two others, and they did a good part by all of them.Mrs. Stroup is a member of the Christian church.In politics Mr. Stroup is a Democrat, but has never aspired to office.
Tipton County, Indiana Will Records1847-1913, Books A, 2 & 3, by Ruth M. Slevin, Reprinted 1984 by Permission of the Allen Co. Public Library, By Selby Pub. & Printing 3405 Zarman Rd.Kokomo, IN 46902
Reuben Stroup(Book 2, pp 308-311)
Dated 18 May 1907
Wife--Mariah Stroup; Heirs--Joseph R. Graham, Mary A. Williams, James M. Campbell, Mary McIntire, wife of William McIntire
Request--$2,000.00 to his executor to purchase a burial lot in Normanda Cemetery.
Executor--James M. Campbell
Witness--Charles R. Tyner, Jesse R. Coleman
[Terry's comments:The questionable statement is this ...
"William emigrated to Ohio, when a young man, during the middle of the last century, and served seven years in the Revolutionary war, in which he received a wound, and finally died in Pennsylvania."
William died in Tipton Co. Indiana and is buried in Normanda Cemetery.Photos of his and Anna's headstones are posted at www.findagrave.com.If you subtract William's age at death (given on the headstone) from his date of death, you get a birthdate close to 7 May 1785.His birthstate, in the 1850 census, was unknown; but if you follow one or two of his kids into the 1880 census, you'll find that they give their father's birthstate as "Pennsylvania."
Obviously, if William was born in Pennsylvania in 1785, he would have emigrated (with his family) to Ohio as a young man, but he sure didn't emigrate during "the middle of the last century" nor could he have served seven years in the Revolutionary War; nor did he die in Pennsylvania.
His father, John Stroup Sr., however, could have served in the Revolutionary War and there are at least two other sources that claim that John did serve.But again, John Sr. certainly didn't emigrate to Ohio in the mid-1700's nor did he die in Pennsylvania.
So, here's the story as I have put the puzzle pieces together:
John and Mary had no less than, and maybe more than, five sons and two daughters:
(1) William, b. 1785 in Pennsylvania, md. Ann Thomas 31 Dec 1809 in Ross Co., Ohio, d. 1863 in Prairie Twp, Tipton Co., Indiana.Ten children:John, deceased; Joseph, who died in Ohio; Polly, Jane, Rebecca, Anna, Naomi, Lavina, Reuben (our subject), and Jackson, a farmer.[Son Joseph is the one who married Sarah Ann Hanson and lived just north of South Solon, Stokes Twp., Madison Co., OH.)
(2) John, b. Apr 1788 in Pennsylvania, md. Isabel Withrow (See Beers' "History of Madison Co. Ohio" pages 828-830), five children, of whom I have only been able to identify three:Rebecca, md. Joseph Foos and moved to California; Isabel, md. Haskell McLoughlin; and John W. Stroup.
(3) David, b. 18 Jun 1795 in Pennsylvania, md. Mary Ray 13 Feb 1822 in Madison Co. OH, d. 19 Jul 1867 in Paint Twp., Madison Co., OH.Nine children:Jacob md. Phoebe Dixon; Nancy md. John Linson; David Jr. md. Mary Carnes; Jesse md. Lavinia Woolsey; Mary G. md. Thomas J/I Gains; Alfred md. Charity Thompson; Martha b. 1835, died 1839; Rebecca md. Seth McCollum; William L. md. Helen King.
(4) Joseph, b. ca. 1797 in Kentucky, md. Jane Denton 13 Dec 1827 in Madison Co., OH, died 1 Feb 1870 in Cuivre Twp., Pike Co., MO.Nine children:Clara md. Simeon Kilgore; Elizabeth Jane md. John Hunt; Martha md. Benjamin Franklin Waters; Mary md. unknown; Sarah Deborah, never married; Margaret md. Peter A. Jackson 13 Jun 1858 in Pike Co. Mo.; James Denton Stroup md. Sarah Renner 10 Sep 1879 in Pike Co. Mo.; Joseph W./M., never married, d. before Feb 1870; Simeon Marshall md. Texana Bell ca. 1884 in Grayson Co. TX.
(5) Terry's theory:Mary md. Hiram Brock 14 Jan 1819 in Madison Co., OH.No other info known.Although I have never seen this Mary included as one of John and Mary's daughters by anyone else, I do include her because there is no other Stroup family in Madison Co. OH that I know of which Mary could have come out of.I have arbitrarily and tentatively given Mary a birthdate of 1800.
(6) Jacob, b. 30 Jul 1802 probably in Ross Co., OH (calculated based on death date given on gravestone), md. Naomi Debbington, d. 7 Oct 1876 in Scircleville (sic), Clinton Co., Indiana.Two biographical sketches exist for Jacob Jr., son of Jacob and Naomi:
(a)A Portrait and Biographical Record of Boone and Clinton Counties, Ind Containing Biographical Sketches of Many Prominent and Representative Citizens, Together with Biographies and Portraits of all the Presidents of the United States, and Biographies of the Governors of Indiana. Published 1895 by A.W. Bowen & Co. in Chicago.Pages 872-873
JACOB STROUP a prominent farmer of Johnson township, Clinton county, Ind., was born in Madison county, Ohio, January 9, 1839. John Stroup, his grandfather, was born in Germany, came to America before the Revolution, and was at that time a single man. He served eight years in the patriot army, and at Charleston, S. C., during the siege, while dipping loose powder to load a cannon, the magazine expoded and blew him a distrance of one hundred yards. He was badly mangIed, but finally recovered. He was an early settler of Ross county, Ohio, and a farmer. Jacob Stroup, father of our subject, was born in Ross county, Ohio, was married there and thence moved to Madison county, Ohio, remained there a number of years, and then came to Indiana and settled in Clinton county, in 1848, on the farm where his son John now resides, and which comprised 240 acres. He and wife were members of the first Methodist church organized in the neighborbood, of which he was a charter member and class leader. In politics he was a democrat, and held the office of township trustee. He married Naomi DEBINGTON, daughter of Patrick and Catherine DEBINGTON, who were of Scotch-Irish descent, and to this union were born the following children: Sarah A., Reuben, Levina, Mary, Lemuel H., Naomi, Jacob, Catherine, John, Nancy and Elizabeth, all of whom lived to marry and have families.
Jacob Stroup, the subject proper of this sketch, received as good an education as the schools of his neighborhood afforded, and this he has supplemented with self-culture and a wide range of historical reading. He has a model farm of 320 acres, with modern residence and substantial outbuilding, and here makes a specialty of thoroughbred sheep. Mr. Stroup enlisted, February 14, 1864, in company C, Fifty-eighth Indiana volunteer infantry, and was assigned to the army of the Cumberland. He was in the campaigns of Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia; was in the battle of Kingston, N. C., in the famous march to the sea, and on detached service in repairing railways in North and South Carolina, skirmishing every day; he was also in the battles of Bentonville, Smithville and Raleigh. At one time, when sent out with 125 men to forage, the little party was surrounded by a superior force and nearly captured, and here a bullet passed through a small tree behind which he was standing and filled his eyes with bits of bark. He received an honorable discharge July 25, 1865, and now draws a pension of eight dollars monthly. He is senior vice-command of Joe Hooker post, NO. 97, G. A. R., and is universally esteemed. Mr. Stroup married Miss Elizabeth BURGET, daughter of William and Lydia (KEEFER) BURGET, and the union was made happy by the birth of one child, Margaret. Mrs. Stroup died July, 1863, a member of the Methodist church; seven years later Mr. Stroup married Margaret DEFORD, of French descent, and daughter of Edgar and Julia (RANSIPHER) DEFORD, and to this union have been born the following children: Oliver, Alta, Ora, Bertha, Orpha B., James C., John, Zonie and Chloe. Mr. Stroup is a republican, and he and family are highly respected in the neighborhood and throughout the township."
(b)History of Clinton County, Indiana. With Historical Sketches of Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of Many of the Old Families by Hon. Joseph Claybaugh. Published 1913 by A. W. Bowen & Company – Indianapolis, Indiana.Pages 929-930.
One of the owners of extensive farming interests in Clinton county is the gentleman whose name initiates this sketch. His valuable property has been acquired through persistent effort and directness of purpose and the prosperity which is the inevitable result of such methods is today his. In his daily life he manifests a kind regard for his fellows and a tendency to aid in any undertaking which will benefit the community of which he is an honored members. Mr. Stroup is a pioneer of the best type, and as such his life record will go down on these pages in order that future generations may be familiar with the records of their forefathers.
Jacob Stroup was born January 9, 1839, in Madison county, Ohio, and was the son of Jacob and Naoma (DEBINGTON) STROUP. The worthy father lived a very useful life. He was a Republican in politics and had the honor of holding a friendship with Abraham Lincoln.
Jacob Stroup had the advantage of a common school education in his youth in the schools of his native county. Tipton county, Indiana, was the scene of his next location and he lived there for a period of five years. Then he removed to Johnson township, Clinton county, and lived prosperously and happily in this place until March, 1913, when he retired and with his family moved to Kempton, Indiana, in preparation to spend the rest of his days in peace and quiet.
In the Civil War Mr. Stroup bore a part, although he did not enlist until February, 1865. The end of the war at that time was very near, but the country did not see it; hostilities appeared to be reaching a crisis instead of the surrender of Lee at Appomattox, and fresh enlistments were being sent to the front from all the Union states. Mr. Stroup was a member of one of these. He recruited in Company C. Fifty-eighth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, under Captain Milburn. Mr. Stroup participated in several skirmishes during his service, many of them in and around Bentonville, North Carolina. He was mustered out on July 25, 1865, but not discharged until August 5 of that year. According to his comrades, Mr. Stroup ever proved a valiant and faithful soldier.
On September 19, 1869, Mr. Stroup was married to Margaret J. EFORD, who was born in Clinton county, the daughter of Edward and Julia (RANCIPHER) EFORD, natives of Ohio. Her father was a farmer and later in life was a merchant and stock shipper. Twelve children were born to our subject and wife, namely: Margaret, Oliver, Mrs. Oltie BOULDEN, Mrs. Ora LONG, Mrs. Bertha GOODNIGHT, Mrs. Orphie BELL Eaton, James B., John B., and married Rachel WHITE; Zona, born June 10, 1887; Mrs. Chloe Orr, A. J., and Garnett.
All of his life Mr. Stroup has followed farming. He owns three hundred and sixty acres here in Clinton county, all of which is tillable with the exception of about twenty-five acres. The land is well tiled and fenced. Once Mr. Stroup raised Short Horn cattle, and Poland China and Chester White hogs, he now devotes his time to the Duroc brand of swine. Mr. Stroup owns a fine home in the little town of Kempton, where he is now living.
Naturally, Mr. Stroup is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic and he takes an active part in the running of the same. Politically, he is a Progressive."
(7) Sarah Stroup.No other information known.In fact, I don't even have the source that I relied on for including Sarah as one of John and Mary Stroup's children.
(8) Nancy, b. 1807 in Ross Co., OH; md. Cyrus Timmons 13 March 1826 in Madison Co., OH; d. 1891 in London, Madison Co., OH.Seven children:Calvin, John, Amanda, Rebecca, Nancy, Isabel, and Cyrus.