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Perry STROPE
Jane WELLS
Margaret THORPE
Matilda __?__
Husband:  Perry STROPE / STROUP
Birth:  26 Apr 1818 or 1816/7, Ross Co., OH
Death:  20 Feb 1877, Oreana, Macon Co., IL
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Henry STROPE
Mother:  Martha __?__
Marriage-1:
Wife-1:  Jane WELLS
Birth:  1817/8, VA
Death:  1859/60, Macon Co., IL
Occupation:  homemaker
Marriage-2:  22 Dec 1861, Macon Co., IL
Wife-2:  Margaret THORPE
Marriage-3:  18 Jan 1866, Macon Co., IL
Wife-3:  Matilda __?__
Birth:  1832/3, MO
Other Spouse:  m1. John R. PERSON
Children with Jane WELLS:
born in Ross Co., OH:
  1.  Ann STROPE / STROUP, b. 1833/4
  2.  Elizabeth STROPE / STROUP, b. 1836/7
  3.  William STROPE, b. 1839/40 
  4.  Thomas Benton STROPE / STROUP, b. 1841/2; m. 2 Aug 1863, Macon Co., IL, Catherine SHUTTER
  5.  Sarah J. STROPE, b. 1842/3 or 9 Mar 1844 
  6.  John STROPE, b. 1845/6 or 20 Mar 1847
  7.  Otho STROPE / STROUP, b. 1847/8
  8.  Finis STROPE / STROUP, b. 1848/9 or 1850; d. 1912, Oreana, Macon Co., IL; m. 18 Oct 1877, Macon Co., IL, Mary Jane ZINN
  9.  Catharine / Katherine Martha "Kate" STROPE, b. 1853/4; m. 27 Nov 1870, Macon Co., IL, Isaac DUNLAP

born in Macon Co., IL:
10.  Eliza STROPE, b. 1856/7; m. 31 Aug 1876, Macon Co., IL, Charles E. BERRY
11.  Martha J. STROPE, b. Aug 1859 or 1 Feb 1860; d. bef. 1870

Children with Margaret THORPE:
-
Children with Martha:
-
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Illinois, Kansas, Ohio, Virginia

Sources:

1a.  Anon.  1966.  Marriage Index:  Ohio, 1789-1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-400):  not found.

1b.  Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 17631900:
Querry, Isaiah Strope, Sarah J  8 Dec 1861 Macon Co.
Strope, Perry Thorpe, Margaret 22 Dec 1861 Macon Co.
Strope, Thomas B Shutter, Catherine  2 Aug 1863 Macon Co.
Strope, Perry Person, Matilda 18 Jan 1866 Macon Co.
Dunlap, Isaac Strope, Catherine 27 Nov 1870 Macon Co.
Berry, Charles E Strope, Eliza 31 Aug 1876 Macon Co.
Strope, Finis Zinn, Mary J 18 Oct 1877 Macon Co.

2.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7-8 of 16; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 OH Ross Co. Deerfield Twp. pp. 414A-414B Ln. 21 Perry Strope 100 010 - 110 010 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = William (b. 1839/40)
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = Perry (b. 1816/7)
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Elizabeth (b. 1836/7)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Ann (b. 1833/4)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Jane (b. 1817/8)
1 person employed in agriculture
Listed next to Henry STROPE/STROUP.

3.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #33 of 64):  Concord Twp., Ross Co., OH, p. 169A, 2473/2473, enumerated 23 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Perry Stroup 33 M   Farmer   Ohio
Jane      " 32 F       Va
Ann       " 16 F       Ohio
Elizabeth " 13 F       Ohio
William   " 10 M       Ohio
Benton    "  8 M       Ohio
Sarah J   "  7 F       Ohio
John      "  4 M       Ohio
Otho      "  2 M       Ohio
Phenias   "  1 M       Ohio

4.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #84 of 99):  Decatur P.O., Macon Co., IL, Roll 203 (Book 1), p. 750, PN 184, 1271/1282, enumerated 8 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Perry Strope 46 M   Farmer   650 Pa
Benton   " 18 M         "
Sarah    " 16 F         "
John     " 12 M         "
Otha     " 11 M         "
Fenis    " 10 F         "
Kate     "  6 F         "
Eliza    "  3 F         Ills
Martha   " 10/12 F         "
Perry and his older children were born in Ohio, not Pennsylvania.

5a.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #7 of 28 indexed "Berry Stief"; online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 28 indexed "Perry Stiep"):  Forsyth P.O., Whitmore Twp., Macon Co., IL, Roll 249 (Book 1), p. 630A, PN  7, 47/47, enumerated 21 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen).  This record was very hard to read, partly due to poor handwriting and party due to poor imaging.¤
Strep Perry 52 M W Farmer 1660 600 Ohio
_____ Matilda 37 F W Keeping House     Missouri
_____ Hennrietta 14 F W       Kansas
_____ Fannis 20 M W       Ohio
_____ Elrna? 13 F W       Ohio
Henrietta PERSON-STROPE is Matilda's daughter from her former marriage.  Finis was born in Ohio, but Eliza was born in Illinois.  Is little Martha deceased?

5b.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #15 of 20):  Pancoastburg P.O., Marion Twp., Fayette Co., OH, Roll 1199 (Book 1), p. 507A, PN 15, 112/115, enumerated 21 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Strope Otha 22 M W Day Laborer     Ohio  
Living with the BRITTEN family.  Listed next to Perry's brother, Ward STROPE.

6.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

7.  Broderbund.  World Family Trees.  Volume 13, Pedigree #3097.

8.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

9.  Email from Rebecca A. Dunlap:  Jane's maiden name was WELLS.

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