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David STROUP
Esther Ann MELLICK
Husband:  David STROUP/STRAUB
Birth:  18 Jul 1809, of Hemlock Twp., Columbia Co., PA
Death:  18 Aug 1884

Secondary sources give his death year as 1844, but this has to be a typo for 1884.

Marriage:  28 Jan 1840
Wife:  Esther Ann MELLICK
Birth:  6 Jun 1817, of Mount Pleasant Twp., Columbia Co., PA
Father:  John MELICK (1788-1847)
Mother:  Sarah CONNER  (1791-1843)
Adopted Child? :
1.  Ann/Anna "Annie" STROUP, b. 1864/5

Annie is probably Hester [Ann] MOSTETTER.


Sources (n.b., settlement in the town of Bloomsburg began as early as 1802, but it was was not officially incorporated until 1870, from Bloom Twp., which then became extinct):

1a.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
David STROUP
Birth: 18 Jul 1809, Bloomsburg, Columbia, Pennsylvania
Spouse: Esther Ann MELICK
Source: LDS Film #451114

1b.  WPA.  nd.  Columbia [including Montour] County, Pennsylvania, Marriage Records Extracted from the Columbia Democrat Newspaper.  Works Progress Administration, Project No. 5175 (online at the Columbia County PAGenWeb site):
1840...
28 Jan
David Stroup (Hemlock) Ester Eckman (Mt Pleasant)
Are these our subjects?  Did Esther have a previous spouse?  Or is this just a bad rendering of MELICK?  Newspapers are notoriously inaccurate.

2.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1840 (Broderbund CD-316):  can't find, but as newlyweds, they are likely living with his parents or hers.

3.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #1 of 75 indexed "Stromp"):  Bloom Twp. [now Bloomsburg], Columbia Co., PA, p. 283B, 9/11, enumerated 19 Aug 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
David Stroup 40 m None 1800 Penna
Esther A Stroup 23 f     "
Esther should be 33, not 23.

4.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #13 of 67 indexed "Strouss"):  Bloomsburg P.O., Bloom Twp. [now Bloomsburg], Columbia Co., PA, p. 519, PN 13, 83/83, enumerated 14 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
David Stroup 51 M   Grocer 3700 4300 Pennsylvania
Esther A Stroup 43 F      300   Do

5.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #4 of 50):  Bloomsburg P.O., Town of Bloomsburg (East Ward), Columbia Co., PA, Roll 1326 (Book 1), p. 29B, PN 4, 27/27, enumerated 20 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Stroup David 60 M W Dry G. & Grocer 10,300 15,200 Pa
______ Hester A. 52 F W Keeping House     Pa
Mostetter Hester  5 F W       Pa

6.  1880 United States Census and National Index (LDS Family History Resource File: CD-ROM Library):¤
Census Place: Bloomsburg, Columbia, Pennsylvania
Source: FHL Film 1255118; NARA Film T9-1118; Pg 78A
  Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fa Mo
David STROUP Self M M W 71 PA Merchant PA PA
Ester STROUP Wife F M W 62 PA Keeping House PA PA
Annie STROUP Dau F S W 15 PA At Home PA PA
Annie cannot be their biological child.  Is she the adopted Hester [Ann] MOSTETTER?

7.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

8.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Pedigree Resource File (index to CDs online at FamilySearch.org).

9.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).

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

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