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Abner Albert STROUP
Lydia BAKER
Husband:  Abner Albert STROUP
Birth:  5 Dec 1819, Lincoln Co., NC
Death:  20 May 1899, Cherryville Twp., Gaston Co., NC
Disposition:  buried Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherryville, Gaston Co., NC
Father:  Daniel STROUP
Mother:  Mary "Polly" GOODSON
Marriage:  2 Jan 1842, Lincoln Co., NC
Wife:  Lydia BAKER
Birth:  6 Jul 1822, Cherryville Twp., Gaston Co., NC
Death:  20 Dec 1902, Cherryville Twp., Gaston Co., NC
Disposition:  buried Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherryville, Gaston Co., NC
Parents:  born in NC
Children:
WARNING:  I cannot entirely reconcile the children from census to census.
born in Lincoln [now Gaston] Co., NC:
  1.  Mahulda STROUP, b. 1842/3; d. 1860
  2.  Christopher Columbus "Christy" STROUP, b. 12 May 1844; d. 8 Nov 1928; m. 28 Dec 1866, Catherine Caroline PASOUR
  3.  Joseph Jason "J.J." STROUP, b. 31 Mar 1846; d. 17 Jan 1928; m. Susan C. FARRIS (1852-1909)

born in Cherryville Twp., Gaston Co., NC:
  4.  John Michael STROUP, b. 1 Mar 1848 
  5.  James STROUP, b. 1849
  6.  Elizabeth "Lyza / Liza / Lizzy / Lizzie" STROUP, b. 10 Dec 1851 
  7.  Noah A. STROUP, b. 14 Dec 1854 
  8.  Mathew L. STROUP, b. 22 Feb 1857; d. 7 Oct 1875, Gaston Co., NC
  9.  Martha STROUP, b. 1857/8

Plus three additional children who died young.

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, North Carolina

Sources (n.b., Gaston Co. was formed from Lincoln Co. in 1846):

1a.  Curtis Bynum.  1929.  Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties, North Carolina.  Self-published (reprinted 1982/91 by Southern Historical Press, Greenville, SC).  In 1779, Tryon Co. was divided into Lincoln and Rutherford Cos., and Tryon Co. ceased to exist.
Groom Bride Surety Date Other
Stroup, Abner Baker, Lidia Jacob F Dailey (Daily) 2 Jan 1842 H Cansler Clk

1b.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  KY, NC, TN, VA, WV Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Stroup, Abner Baker, Lydia 2 Jan 1842 Lincoln Co.

2.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find.

3.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 183 Mathew is mis-indexed "Nathen"):  Craige Ville [Cherryville?] P.O., Gaston Co., NC, Roll 898, p. 1A, PN 1, 3/3, enumerated 11 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Abner Stroup 40 M   Farmer 500 115  
Lydia     " 37 F          
Mahulda   " 17 F          
Christy   " 15 M          
Jason     " 14 M          
John      " 12 M          
Lyza      " 10 M          
Noah      "  6 M          
Mathew    "  3 M          
"Mathew" is definitely enumerated male (but see 1870).  Listed next to Christopher STROUP (æ 30).

4.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #11 of 52):  Cherryville P.O., Cherryville Twp., Gaston Co., NC, Roll 1138 (Book 1), p. 661A, PN 275/11, 77/77, enumerated 11 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Stroup Abner 51 M W Farmer   100 NC
   "   Lida 48 F W Keeping house     "
   "   John B 33 M W Farmer     "
   "   James 21 M W Tinner?     "
   "   Elizabeth 18 F W at home     "
   "   Noah 15 M W Farmer     "
   "   Martha? 12 F W at home     "
John's middle initial should be "M" and his age should be 22, not 33.  "Martha?" is definitely enumerated female (see 1860).  Where did James come from?

5.  1880 Census (indexed at FamilySearch.org; page image online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 48 mis-indexed "Shoup"):  Cherryville Twp., Gaston Co., NC, p. 1A, PN 1, SD 3, ED 85, enumerated 1 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 24 25 26
4 4 Stroup Abner W M 63     / Farmer NC NC NC
    ______ Lydia W F 59 Wife   / House keeping NC NC NC
    ______ Elizabeth W F 28 Dau /     NC NC NC
    ______ Noah W M 22 Son /   Farming NC NC NC

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #26 of 46):  Cherryville Twp., Gaston Co., NC, Roll T623_1196, p. 13B, SN 13, SD 8, ED 74, enumerated 14 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 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
219 220 Stroup Noah A Head W M Dec 1854 45 M 10     NC NC NC Farmer Y Y Y O F F 36
    [Noah's wife and children]
       "   Lydia Mother W F Jul 1822 77 WD   12 5 NC NC NC   N N N        
Listed between Joseph A. STROUP and widowed daughter-in-law, Sarah A. (BEAM) STROUP

8.  Sid Stroupe.  2007/2008.  Abner A. STROUP Family of Cherryville, NC (Public Member Tree online at Ancestry.com).

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

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