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Benjamin F. STROUP
Cynthia Winslow WHITE
Lucretia NANCE
WARNING:  Secondary sources show our subject married first in 1831 to Cynthia Winslow WHITE and second in 1850 to Lucretia NANTZ.  The census records are not consistent with this view, but I don't have enough additional documentation to be confident of what's really going on here.  Caveat emptor!
Husband:  Benjamin STROUP
Birth:  1809/10, Lincoln [now Gaston] Co., NC
Father:  Michael STROUP
Mother:  Jane GOODSON
Marriage-1:  21 Nov 1831, Lincoln Co., NC
Wife-1:  Cynthia / Cyntha Winslow WHITE
Birth:  1808/9, NC
Death:  aft. 1850 census
Marriage-2:
Wife-2:  Lucretia "Lou / Creasy / Creecy" NANTZ / NANCE
Birth:  1838/9, NC
Children with Cynthia Winslow WHITE born in Lincoln [now Gaston] Co., NC:
1.  Archibald STROUP, b. 1833/4
2.  William M. STROUP, b. 1834/5
3.  (Son A) STROUP, b. 1835-40; d. 1835-40
Children with Lucretia NANCE:
4.  Annie Mae STROUP
5.  Della Ann STROUP, b. 1866/7
6.  Emma Angeline STROUP, b. 4 Sep 1868; d. 27 Feb 1937, Dallas Twp., Gaston Co., NC; m. Frank STROUP
7.  Macon Lee STROUP, b. 1871/2 [11 Nov 1869]
8.  Lucretia / Lucrecia Canzata / Canzatta STROUP, b. 1877/8
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, North Carolina

Sources:

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  KY, NC, TN, VA, WV Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Stroup, Benjamin White, Cynthia W. 21 Nov 1831 Lincoln Co.

2.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #17-18 of 84; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 NC Lincoln [now Gaston] Co. Roll 364 pp. 108A-108B Ln. 5 Benjamin Stroup 120 001 - 000 001 no slaves 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = Son A
2 male 5-9 1830-1835 = William (b. 1834/5)
= Archibald (b. 1833/4)
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = Benjamin (b. 1809/10) 
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Cynthia (b. 1808/9)
1 person employed in agriculture
Listed next to Jessey STROUP.

3.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #47 of 145):  Gaston Co., NC, Roll M432_630, p. 414A, 338/339, enumerated 12 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Benjamin Stroup 40 M   Farmer 125  
Cyntha      " 41 F        
Archibald   " 17 M        
William M   " 15 M        

4.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #165-166 of 182):  Vestel's Ford P.O., Gaston Co., NC, Roll M653_898, pp. 83A-83B/165-166, PN 165-166, 1265/1157, enumerated 24 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Christy Hope 72 M   Blk Smith   134 Lincoln
Prudence  " 54 F         "
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Joseph Hope 20 M   Farm laborer      
Elizabeth " 17 F          
Christy   " 14 M          
Benjamin Stroup 50 M   " 300 100  
There's no obvious genealogical connection between our subject and Christian & Prudence (CROSS) HOPE.  Listed next to Bartlett STROUP.

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

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