Re: James Stringfellow in Surry Co. Va.
Good to hear from you. Some of James and Roberts children went to KY and SC. William and Mary (from land sale record) do not appear again after 1760/70.However a William appears in Franklin/Bute counties of NC during that time. I think this is the same William, son of William of King George, VA. I have no direct record (land record from NC which states William of King George, etc.) to prove this, but there is circumstantial evidence for it. For instance, Enoch (the only one we know of at this time) Stringfellow married Amy Rush in these counties during this time period. This Enoch must be son of William I, of whom we know because of his apprentice records after his fathers death.He and Amy lated moved to GA. Family names consistent with the VA Stringfellows appear around them in NC, etc. This NC William moved to Richmond NC along with some of the same families, then to Barnwell SC. The Chester county Stringfellows are not this Williams children, but rather James or Roberts (I don't have the Stringfellow records with me at this time). The Lancaster Richard is, however. I have seen records arising from the other brother Henry's death which sorts out the different nephews...many with the same names.I have much info on this, and have thought that these Stringfellows could be from the Surry county ones. Especially since we don't find anything about them after about 1800. Certainly they could have just died out. There may be county records existing somewhere, and perhaps someday someone will find them. I am not ready to make the leap in belief to say they are connected. However, I do say that I believe the King George group and the NC are probably the same family. The George Stringfellow in early VA records is surely connected to William I family, but how we cannot say. I have thought that he is a brother, but too old to apprenticed at his fathers death. We would not know the younger William was related if we did not have the brothers apprentice records. I had hoped that a VA Stringfellow would do the Ancestry DNA test so that we could really find out. I had my male cousin take it for that reason...so far none have done it.
Have a good day,Bonnie