This is a P.S. to my last message:
Regarding John and Mary Stroup - Based on their children's biographical details, we find John and Mary in Pennsylvania until after their son's birth (i.e. David) in 1795. They move to Kentucky by 1797 or 1798, I speculate, because that's where son Joseph is consistently reported as being born.
Two biographical sketches exist for Jesse Stroup, son of David and Mary (nee Ray) Stroup:
(a)"The History of Madison County, Ohio" (Chicago:W.H. Beers & Co. 1883, Pages 1157-1158.)
"JESSE STROUP, farmer, P.O. South Charleston, was born in this county in 1828.His grandfather, John Stroup, was a native of Pennsylvania, and located in Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1798.David Stroup, the father of our subject, was born in Pennsylvania June 18, 1795, and was three years old when his parents came West.In 1805, he moved to Madison County with his parents, and located on a farm.He died April 30, 1876, on the farm in Paint Township, that he had occupied for over half a century.He married Mary Ray, a daughter of Andrew and Mary Ray, old settlers of the county.She was bornSeptember 6, 1804, and died June 30, 1881.They were the parents of nine children, of whom four survive, viz:Jesse; Alfred, born August 11, 1833, married Charity Thompson, and has two sons and two daughters; Rebecca, married Seth McCollum, and has four children living--one dead; and William L., married Helen King, who died four years after marriage, and in February 1880, he married Ida Lemon, with whom he lives in Elk Falls, Kan.The deceasedchildren are:Jacob, born November 24, 1822, and died January 31, 1876, married Phebe Dixon; Nancy, born June 4, 1824, married John Linson, and died January, 1881; David, born June 15, 1826, married Mary Carns, and died July 19, 1867; Mary G., born February 27, 1830, married Thomas Gain, and died December 16, 1870; and Martha, born February 27, 1835, and died August 21, 1839.In 1866, our subject married Lavinia Woosley, daughter of Benjamin and Keturah (Hunt)Woosley, and by her has had four children, viz:Keturah Woosley, born May 4, 1867; Mary Ellen, August 4, 1868; Rebecca Hunt, August 4, 1870; Emma L., born February 8, 1874; and Jessie B., born March 20, 1879.Mr. and Mrs. Stroup are members of the Methodist Church.He held the office of School Director for several terms.He has been successful in life, and now owns 668 acres of land in Madison and Clark Counties."
(b) "20th Century History of Springfield, and Clark County, Ohio and Representative Citizens" edited and compiled by Hon. William M. Rockel, Springfield, Ohio.Published by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Illinois (1908), pp. 554 & 555
"JESSE STROUP, a venerable and honored citizen of Madison Township, residing on a tract of fine farming land located just beyond the limits of the city of South Charleston, was born March 1, 1828 on a farm in Madison County, Ohio, and is a son of David and Mary (Ray) Stroup.
John Stroup, grandfather of Jesse, was one of the early settlers of Pennsylvania.He served throught the entire Revolutionary War and was a valiant and daring soldier.At one time he was taken prisoner and wounded while resisting an officer, who endeavored to place him in the dungeon, but after a desperate struggle was finally released because of his pluck and valor.Later he became a farmer.He was married in Madison County, Ohio, his wife having been a native of Chillicothe, and they reared a family of five sons, and two daughters.
David Stroup, the father was born in Pennsylvania, but was reared near Chillicothe, Ohio.He moved to Madison County and located in what was called "The Barrens."He always followed farming and acquired a large amount of land, having at one time 500 acres.David Stroup died April 30, 1876, and was survived by his widow until June 28, 1881.He married Mary Ray, a native of Clark County, and they reared a family of nine children, five boys, and four girls, all being now deceased except Jesse and a sister, Mrs. Rebecca McCollum, a resident of South Charleston.
Jesse Stroup spent his early life in Madison County, and attended the district schools.Upon starting out in life he first could earn but fifty cents per day, but by much hard work, combined with good management of his business affairs, has become possessed of large landed interests, having during his life time acquired over 1,300 acres and has given to each of his six children a tract of 150 acres, as well as $500 in cash.Although an octogenarian, being now in his eighty-first year, Mr. Stroup is still actively engaged in managing his business affairs, and is one of the influential and most highly respected citizens of the township.In politics he is a Republican, and his religious connection is with the Methodist Church.
Mr. Stroup was united in marriage with Lavinia Woosley, who was born in 1842, in Clark County, Ohio.Her parents were Benjamin and Keturah (Hunt) Woosley.Benjamin Woosley was a man of ample fortune, owning over 1,000 acres of land at one time.Mr. and Mrs. Stroup had the following children:Keturah, Mary Ellen, Rebecca, Emma L., Jesse and Lulu, the latter of whom resides with her parents.Keturah married Lewis Hunter, of Madison County and they have five living children:Carl Edgar, Jessie, Clarence, Louise and Harold.Mary Ellen married George Clemans, of Madison Township, and they have seven children:Foster, Florence, Esther, Gladys, Hazel, Grace, and Geneva.Rebecca married R. M. Bennett of Madison Township, and they have one child, Rodger.Emma L. married James G. Lewis, of Madison Township, and they have one child, Margaret Lavina.Jesse Married Grace Herrick and they live in Madison Township.Their children are:Harry, Alice, Helen, Florence and an infant son.
According to Diana Gale Mattheison, a John Stroup appears on Ohio Tax lists as follows:
1806 Tax List Stroup, John OH Ross Co. p. 40
1807 Tax List Stroup, John OH Ross Co. p. 37
1808 Tax List Stroup, John OH Ross Co. 1st District
1809 Tax List Stroup, John OH Ross Co. Union Twp. p. 56
1810 Tax List Stroup, John OH Madison Co. p. 10
I assume, correctly or incorrectly, that all five records refer to the same John Stroup.
According to the Official Roster of Soldiers in the American Revolution, John Stroup
"Was a native of PA. Marr Mary Steel Cd 11-4-1835); soldr d 2-4-1832; bur rear of Maxey Schoolhouse Madison Co o. Inscript copied 1924 "_oup, eb 4, 1832 y" By side is stone "In memory of Mary, wf of John Stroup Nov. 4, 1835 ae 68 years." Came to Chillicothe O 1799, moved to Madison co 1805; mentioned in Clarke Co. Hist. Rept. by cpt. Wm. Hendricks chpt; Mrs. Fred Hoch."
So, I go with the "came to Chillicothe O 1799" but put his move to Madison Co. OH in 1810.Ross Co. is where his son Jacob was born and where his son William md. Ann Thomas in Dec 1809.
GLO records at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ provide us with two separate land patens, one for 100 acres and one for 400 acres.Until I'm told otherwise or figure out differently, I am assuming that they were adjoining landholdings.
And that's about all that I can guess or say about John and Mary Stroup at this time.
Thanks so much for the Denton info.Is it known if Joseph Stroup's wife, Jane, was one of Sarah (nee Hudson/Hutson) and Jonathan Denton's children?If so, that would explain the brickwall that I encountered trying to figure out who her parents were.