As no one else has apparently replied to your post, I shall attempt a reply, although I am not the best authority on this family.If you are descended from Obediah Trimmier of South Carolina (who married Lucy Stribling), and surely you must be, you will find that your line is from Thomas Stribling II, son of Thomas I and Elizabeth (Taliaferro) Stribling, and his wife Nancy Ann Kinchelow.This couple was originally from Prince William County, VA, and moved to South Carolina, first the area of present Union County, then to present Anderson (previously Pendleton) County, where Thomas II and Elizabeth (Kinchelow) Stribling died.
Robert Stribling, presumed son of Thomas I and Elizabeth (Taliaferro) Stribling, appears in records only once, in a tithable list for 1747 in Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, VA, and there is no further record of him, hence, no descendants of his have been established (although there are claimants).It is believed by the most responsible researchers that he died young and single and had no children.
Thomas Stribling II is established as a son of Thomas I and Elizabeth (Taliaferro) Stribling by very strong evidence, although not by direct proof.The connection is not disputed by researchers.The Stribling-Trimmier line has been documented and is an established line.
The standard form of this family name in Virginia and afterward is Stribling.You will see variations in specific records in the eras before English spelling was standardized.There are other families whose name appears to really be Striplin/g, and who do not seem to be related to this Stribling family.The earliest documented ancestor at this time is Thomas Stribling I of Virginia who had land opposite "Taliaferro's Mount" on the Rappahannock River in original Richmond County, VA; he afterward was in Hanover Parish, Stafford County, and then in Dettingen Parish, Prince William County.There was another Stribling family in that same part of Virginia that may or may not be related to this one.DNA tests are being conducted to see if this can be determined one way or the other.
If you will contact me directly, I can put you in touch with better sources for your Stribling-Trimmier line.