I have not been to Union Parish, La. to check the records at the courthouse yet. But, I did go to the genealogy library near where I live and get copies of the marriage licenses that were recorded in books as well as a listing of most of the Strozier's buried in nearby cemetaries. The Hite's are mentioned several times in the documents I have.
I also wrote to NARA and got a copy of Charles Strozier's War of 1812 service record. According to NARA no one ever applied for a pension on his service record. But, due to the land records I have obtained from the Georgia Archives, as well as the 1850 census, I do believe he was the father of Samuel Gathright Strozier.I have been searching for marriage records for Charles in the hopes that his wife may have been a Gathright before they married. So far, no luck there. Also, I have not been able to find Samuel G. on the 1860 census.
An interesting item to me was that his third ? wife, was Mrs. Mary Anthony. Samuel G. is buried between his third wife and his second wife. My gr grandmother who married John Thomas Strozier, a son of Samuel G., married a woman named Adella Anthony. I have wondered if she could possibly have been Mary Anthony Strozier's daughter by her first marriage, therefore, a step sister to John Thomas. Very possible. Other than that, I have not found anything on the Anthony's.
Also, I have gotten a list of all the members of the Mars Hill Church which is where Samuel G. and his second and third wife attended church. So did most of his children including some of the Hite's.
My aunt, who is 85, sent me a certified copy of the Bible records in the Bible of John Thomas Strozier. It was copyrighted in 1881. She has the Bible. It gives a lot of information on the Strozier's including Samuel G., but absolutely nothing on who his parents were. It does not mention any of John T's siblings in it. But, he did have a daughter he named Effie, and the name Ruth has continued down our line to the present generation. It has been kind of a family name. So do the names Samuel and David.
John T., and two of his sons were Methodist Preachers. That too, seems to be a family tradition. I live very near the cemetary where all of the Strozier family from John T. to present are buried. One thing you might find of interest, is that the tombstone of John T. is not turned with the writing facing the foot of the grave. You have to walk around to the back of the grave to see who is buried there. According to the family he said he did not want people walking on his grave, so he had the name on it turned backwards, so people had to walk behind his grave to read who was buried there.
I have never found where any of this line fought in the Civil War, though I have found many Strozier's that did. Most of them came from Georgia.
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