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William Henry PONTIUS
Paulina A. STROUP
Husband:  William Henry PONTIUS
Birth:  1843/4, NY
Occupation:  farmer
Marriage:  2 Sep 1867, Macomb Co., MI
Wife:  Paulina / Pauline A. STROUP
Birth:  16 Jun 1843, Macomb, Macomb Twp., Macomb Co., MI
Death:  9 Aug 1886, Macomb Co., MI
Disposition:  buried in Macomb Center Cemetery, 24 Mile Road, Macomb Twp., Macomb Co., MI
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Jacob STROUP
Mother:  Jane Elizabeth PERKINS
(Adopted?) Child:
1.  Delancey A. PONTIUS, b. 1873/4, NY


Sources:

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
William H. PRENTINS
Spouse: Paulina STROUP
Marriage: 02 Sep 1867, Macomb, Michigan
Husband Age at Marriage: 22
Wife Age at Marriage: 22
Source: Marriage Records, 1819-1927. Macomb County (Michigan). County Clerk

2.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #16 of 46):  Macomb P.O., Macomb Twp., Macomb Co., IL, Roll 688 (Book 1), p. 8B, PN 16, 128/131, enumerated 30 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Pontius Henry 26 M W Farmer 1200 445 New York
_______ Paulina 26 F W Keeping House     Michigan
Listed next to Paulina's parents, Jacob & Jane STROUP

3.  1880 Census (indexed at FamilySearch.org; page image online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 27):  Mt. Clemens, [Clinton Twp.,] Macomb Co., MI, p. 379A, PN 13, SD 3, ED 203, enumerated 4 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 24 25 26
132 140 Pontius William H W M 35     / Pump Maker   NY NY NY
    _______ Pauline W F 36 Wife   / Keeping House   MI NY NY
    _______ Delancey A W M  6 Son /     / NY NY MI
Given his distinctly Irish name, the fact that he was born in New York, and that fact that William & Paulina had no earlier children, I wonder if Delancy wasn't adopted?

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

5.  Message posted to the Stroup Surname Board (online at Ancestry.com), by Jennifer Loyd, who kindly shared tombstones readings from "an old cemetery on 24 Mile Road in Macomb Twp., [Macomb Co.] MI," among which was:
Paulina Stroup, wife of William H. Ponthis (?) Born June 16, 1843 Died Aug 9, 1886

6.  Photograph of tombstone at the Macomb Center Cemetery, Macomb Co., MI (online at findagrave.com; submitted by Jack Vander-Schrier):
PAULINA STROUP
Wife of
Wm. H. PONTIUS
BORN
June 16, 1843
DIED
Aug. 9 1886

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