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William Barnabas GRUBB
Sarah C. STROUP
Cora Etta __?__
Husband:  William Barnabas "Barney" GRUBB
Birth:  Mar 1846 or 1849/50 or 1851/2, VA
Death:  12 Dec 1920
Occupation:  laborer

Parents are said to be:
Father:  Barnabas GRUBB
Mother:  Jemima CRIGGER / Jemimah CREAGER

yet based on the census they appear to be:
Father:  John GRUBB, b. 1829/30, VA
Mother:  Sophia __?__, b. 1827/8, VA

Marriage-1:  1873
Wife-1:  Sarah C./K. STROUP
Birth:  1842/3 or Feb 1844, Wythe Co., VA
Death:  19 Mar 1911, Wythe Co., VA
Occupation:  homemaker
Prior Relationship(s):  Name(s) Unknown
Father:  John STROUP
Mother:  Sarah KETTENRING

When a woman's initial switches between C and K, it's a near certainty the given name is Catharine/Katherine/etc.

Marriage-2:  aft. 1920
Wife-2:  Cora Etta / Etta Cora __?__
Birth:  1874/5, VA
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m1. ca. 1905, Millard F. LEWIS (b. May 1857, VA)
Parents:  born in VA
Stepchildren from Sarah STROUP's prior relationships born in Wythe Co., VA:
1.  Paulina STROUP-GRUBB, b. May 1865 
2.  Eugenia Mariah C. STROUP-GRUBB, b. 24 Jun 1869
3.  Lucy Jane [A.?] STROUP-GRUBB, b. Jan 1870
Biological Children with Sarah STROUP born in VA, presumably in Black Lick Twp., Wythe Co., VA:
4.  Frances "Fanny / Fannie" E. GRUBB, b. 1873/4; m. Mr. BYRD
5.  Martha Missouri GRUBB, b. 1877/8 or 26 Dec 1875; d. 20 Dec 1953
6.  Laura Bell GRUBB, b. Nov 1879
7.  Adam W. GRUBB, b. Jun 1884
Stepchildren from Cora Etta's prior marriage born in VA:
8.  Blanche S. LEWIS,  b. 1905/6
9.  Nannie B. LEWIS, b. Aug 1909
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Virginia

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:
 
 

1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):

2.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  William GRUBB (æ 18, b. VA) is living in Blacklick Twp., Wythe Co., VA (p. 393A), with John GRUBB (æ 40, b. VA) & Sophia (æ 42, b. VA), plus siblings; listed next to Sarah STROUP's brother, George W. STROUP.  Also in Black Lick Twp. (p. 408B), Sarah C. STROUP (æ 27, b. VA) is living with her widowed father, John STROUP, a sister, and Sarah's two apparently illegitimate children:  Paulina (5) and Mariah (2).

3.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #31 of 62):  Black Lick Dist., Wythe Co., VA, Roll T9-1394, p. 366C, PN 31, SD 5, ED 106, 284/302, enumerated 17 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 21 22 23 24 25 26
284 302 Grubb Wm B W M 30     / Laborer   / / VA VA VA
    _____ Sarah C W F 35 Wife   / Keeping House   / / VA VA VA
    _____ Mariah C W F 12 Dau /     / / / VA VA VA
    _____ Lucy A W F  8 Dau /     /     VA VA VA
    _____ Fannie E W F  6 Dau /     /     VA VA VA
    _____ Martha M W F  2 Dau /     /     VA VA VA
    _____ Laura B W F  1 Dau /           VA VA VA
Although only 15 years old, Paulina has married and is living with her husband.

4.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

5a.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 33 indexed "Crubb"):  Zion Pct., Wythe Co., VA, Roll T623_1732, p. 134A, SN 3, SD 9, ED 138, enumerated 6 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 22 23 24 25 27
38 38 Grubb William Head W M Mar 1846 54 M 27     VA VA VA Farmer laberor 0 N N Y O H
    _____ Sarah C Wife W F Feb 1844 56 M 27 8 7 VA VA VA     N N Y    
    _____ Laura Dau W F Nov 1879 20 S       VA VA VA     Y Y Y    
    _____ Adam Son W M Jun 1884 15 S       VA VA VA     Y Y Y    

5b.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Millard F. LEWIS (æ 43, b. May 1857, VA; divorcé indexed "William") is living in Fort Chiswell Dist., Wythe Co., VA (p. 69A).

6a.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #32 of 33):  Zion Dist., Wythe Co., VA, Roll T624_1652, p. 144B, SN 16B, SD 9, ED 145, enumerated 9 May 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 23 24 26 27 28 29
301 301 Grubb Barney W Head M W 56 M1 31     VA VA VA Eng Farm Laborer Working Out W N N N O F F 221
    _____ Sarah K Wife F W 55 M1 31 8 7 VA VA VA Eng None       N N        

6b.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Cora E. LEWIS (æ 35, b. NC) and her husband, Melard F. LEWIS (æ 52, b. VA indexed "Mdard"), is living in Honleys Pct., Wythe Co., VA (pp. 149A-149B), with their two children, Blanch S. (æ 4, b. VA) and Nannie B. (æ 7/12, b. VA).

7.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #21 of 29):  Pulaki Iron Mines, Speedwell Magisterial Dist., Wythe Co., VA, p. 158A, SN 14A, SD 9Va, ED 192, enumerated 21 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤-
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28
* X 295 248 Grubb William B Head R M W un M   N N VA VA VA Y Laborer Iron Mines W
      _____ Etta C Wife   F W 45 M   Y Y VA VA NC Y None    
      Lewis Blanche S StepDau   F W 14 S N Y Y VA VA VA Y None    
      _____ Nannie B StepDau   F W 10 S N Y Y VA VA VA Y None    
*Pulaki Iron Mines

8.  Messages posted to the Grubb Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

9.  Messages posted to the Stroup Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

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