Dear Nancy, I am part of the Strawder Family in Louisiana. My grandfather named Clarence Strawder. It's very interesting to find so many in search of the family name.From what I was told by my grandfather, his dad had thirty-two sisters and brothers but only knew three. So it has always fascinated us to find someone with the surname Strawder. The spelling varies in itself. I have relatives with the surname spelled "Stroughter", "Straughter", and Strawder. My granfather said his father changed the spelling to Strawder.
Please contact me before I could actually do a genealogy my grandfather died. Only my Aunt remembers some of the family members he spoke of.