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George Madison STROOPS
Mary Jane MOSLEY
Please Note:  Our subject's wife, Mary Jane (MOSLEY) STROOPS, is not the Mary Jane (JACKSON) MOSLEY who died in 1918 in Polk Co., AR, nor is she the Mary MOSELY who married William JAMISON and William T. STROOPE.
Husband:  George Madison STROOPE / STROOPS
Birth:  1817/8, LA
Occupation:  farmer

Ancestry:  I haven't identified George's parents, but there can be little doubt that he is related to the other STROOPEs who moved from Virginia to Louisiana to Clark Co., AR, all of whom appear to be descendants of Wilhelm STRUB (b. 1699/1700, Kurpfalz (Electoral Palatinate, Germany), 1737 immigrant to Philadelphia who settled in Frederick Co., VA.

Marriage:  19 Aug 1837, Clark Co., AR
Wife:  Mary Jane MOSLEY
Birth:  15 Apr 1822, KY
Death:  8 Aug 1919
Disposition:  buried Buena Vista Cemetery, Shelby Co., TX
Children born in Shelby Co., TX:
1.  Harriet Anne STROOPE, b. 5 Feb 1840; d. 1921, Shelby Co., TX
2.  Leanna / Leannah F. STROOPE, b. 1841/4
3.  Alfred Jacob STROOPE, b. 19 Jun 1845
4.  Mary C. STROOPE, b. 1848/9
5.  Susan Victoria STROOPE, b. Apr 1851
6.  Ann STROOPE, b. 1853/4
7.  Helena STROOPE, b. 1860/1
Others:
.  James STROOPE, b. 1830/1, AR
.  Edward PRESTON, b. 1872/3, AR grandson
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas

Sources:

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  c1990.  Arkansas Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Precision Indexing Publ., Bountiful, UT (online at Ancestry.com):
Stroope, George Mosley, Mary J. 19 Aug 1837 Clark

2.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Harriet Anne STROOPE
Birth: 05 Feb 1840, Tarrapin Neck, Shelby, Texas
Death: 1921, Shelby, Texas
Father: George Madison STROOPE; Mother: Mary Jane MOSLEY
Source: patron submission
Leanna F. STROOPE
Birth: 1842, Shelby, Texas
Father: George Madison STROOPE; Mother: Mary Jane MOSLEY
Source: patron submission
Alfred Jacob STROOPE
Birth: 19 Jun 1844, Shelby, Texas
Death: 03 Mar 1937, Gurdon, Clark, Arkansas
Burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Clark, Arkansas
Father: George Madison STROOPE; Mother: Mary Jane MOSLEY
Source: patron submission
Mary C. STROOPE
Birth: 1849, Shelby, Texas
Father: George Madison STROOPE; Mother: Mary Jane MOSLEY
Source: patron submission
Susan Victoria STROOPE
Birth: Apr 1851, Shelby, Texas
Father: George Madison STROOPE; Mother: Mary Jane MOSLEY
Source: patron submission

3.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found in Arkansas, but there was no census in Texas.

4.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #31 of 79):  Shelby Co., TX, Roll M432_915, p. 16A, 212/212, enumerated 25 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Geo M Stroops 32 M   Farm   Lous
Mary J     " 28 F       Keny
Harriett A " 10 F       Texas
Leannah    "  6 F       "
Alford J   "  4 M       "
Mary C     "  1 F       "
Jas        " 19 M       Akr

5.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, and I really looked, including a page-by-page search of Shelby Co., TX.

6.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #24 of 27):  Shelbyville P.O., Precinct No. 2, Shelby Co., TX, Roll M593_1604, p. 157B, PN 24, 177/177, enumerated 20 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Stroops Mary J 48 F W Keeps House   100 Ky
   "    Hariet A 30 F W       Texas
   "    Leannea F 28 F W       "
   "    Susan V 19 F W       "
   "    Ann 14 F W       "
   "    Hellena  9 F W       "

7.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 22):  Beat No. 7 (Justice Pct. No. 7), Panola Co., TX, Roll T9_1322 (Book 1), p. 291B, PN 2, SD 1, ED 66, enumerated 12 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 11 13 22 23 24 25 26
14 14 Stroops Mary W M 59     / Keeping house /   KY VA GA
    _______ Leanda F W F 37 Dau /   without occupation / / TX AR KY
    _______ Susan W F 26 Dau /   without occupation / / " " "
    Preston Edward W M  7 GSon     At home     " TX TX

8.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

9.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find, but I didn't look very hard.

10.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find, but I didn't look very hard.

11.  Ray Jackson & Leonard Irish, compilers.  2000. Buena Vista Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas (online at the Shelby County TXGenWeb site):
Mary Jane Mosely Stroope 04-15-1822 08-08-1919 Wife of George Madison Stroope

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