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|Johann Jacob STRAUB, a.k.a., Jacob STROUP I
|NOTICE: paper descendants of our subject are participating in the STRAUB Y-chromosome DNA Surname Project. They have a tight genetic match to the Haplogroup I1-L592 descendants of Johann Pieter STRAUB, the 1733 immigrant to Philadelphia. This DNA match resurrects and supports the assertion that our subject is the Jacob STRAUB who is son of Johann Pieter STRAUB (i.e., that he's the minor child, Jacob, who accompanied his parents on the crossing).|
|WARNING: Secondary sources disagree as to the wives of our subject. Some say Catharine was Catharine MASTERS; some say she was Catharine BIRKHOVER; and some say she is simply Maria Catharina FRENCH (i.e., that Jacob had two wives, not three). Another says he had a wife, Betsy, who was the mother of Peter and Elizabeth. I have not done the research necessary to determine which is correct. It is certain he had at least two wives, if for no other reason than that no one woman could bear children over a span of 32 years (i.e., from 1746 to 1778), and the 13-year break in child births between ca. 1750 and 1763 would appear to signal the change from one wife to the next. However, the roughly seven-year break between the births of Margaret and Peter is not wide enough to positively indicate a change in wife, but if there were two earlier wives, that would be the logical place for the change. In general, the early generations of this family are not well documented, and much of what I have comes from secondary sources, so caveat emptor.|
|Husband: Johann Jacob STRAUB, a.k.a., Jacob STROUP
Birth: 7 Jan 1722, Grossgartach, Heilbronn, Wuerttemberg
Will signed: 27 Mar 1800, Lincoln [now Gaston] Co., NC
Death: 1804/5, Lincoln [now Gaston] Co., NC
Will proved: Jan 1805
Migration (with parents): 1733, Rotterdam to Plymouth to Philadelphia on the brigantine Pennsylvania Merchant
Military Service: Revolutionary War (at the Battle of Camden, SC)
Y-DNA Haplogroup: I1 (L592+), AngloSaxon-5 Cluster
Father: (Johann) Pieter STRAUB I
Mother: Anna Maria Barbara HOFFMAN
|Wife-1: Maria FRENSCH
Birth: ca. 1725
|Marriage-2: ca. 1754|
|Wife-2: Catharine / Catherine __?__ [MASTERS? BIRKHOVER?]
Birth: ca. 1730
|Marriage-3: ca. 1762
Migration: ca. 1769, moved to NC
|Wife-3: Nancy HAMBRIGHT
Birth: 1727/8 or 1740/41
Death (æ 96): 8 Jan 1824 or 13 Apr 1837, Hoyle's Creek, Lincoln Co., NC
Other Spouse: m1. Mr. RHYNE
Father: Frederick HAMBRIGHT
I do not know the source of Nancy's alleged death dates or her alleged age at death.
|Children with Maria FRENSCH:|
| 1. Adam
STROUP, b. 1746, near Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD
2. Margaret STROUP, b. ca. 1748
|Children with Catherine:|
|They are alleged to have had these children, but there is no son, Peter,
mentioned in Jacob's will.
. Peter STROUP / STROPES, b. ca. 1755; d. 1835
. Elizabeth STROUP, b. ca. 1750s
|Children with Nancy HAMBRIGHT:|
| 3. Mary
STROUP, b. ca. 1763
4. Phillip STROUP, b. 16 Aug 1764
5. Veronica/Vronica/Fronica "Fanny" STROUP, b. 1765; m. Mr. CLONIGER; m. John Joseph ECKERT
6. Elizabeth "Betsy" STROUP, b. ca. 1767
7. Barbara STROUP, b. 1768
8. Hannah STROUP, b. ca. 1770
9. George STROUP, b. ca. 1772
10. John H. STROUP, b. ca. 1775
11. Michael STROUP, b. 1776/7
12. Daniel STROUP, b. 26 Feb 1778
Said to have had 22 children. What is the source of this statement, and who are the other children?
|Keywords for search engines: genealogy; FRG, DEU, Deutschland; USA, US, United States, Maryland, North Carolina|
1. Marriage Records:
2. 1790 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #8 of 11; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
3. 1800 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #33 of 72 — list was roughly alphabetized; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
4. 1810 Census.
5. 1820 Census.
6. 1830 Census.
7a. "Will of Jacob Stroup," posted by Shirley Morton at the STRAUB Surname Message Board (online at RootsWeb.com). Summary (by DGM):
7b. "Will of Jacob Stroup" from the Notes of a file online at WorldConnect (submitted by David Stroope, Jr.). Original will in the North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC. Will was written by Joseph Abernathy and signed by Jacob Stroup in clear, English script.
8. Brent Holcomb. 1977. Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, Tryon County Wills & Estates. Southern Historical Press, Greenville, SC. Number in the first column is the page nubmer in Holcomb; number in the second column is the page number in the deed book.
9. Edith Warren Huggins. 1957. "Huggins and Allied Families of North Carolina." Pages 15-21 in John Bennett Bodie. Historical Southern Families. Vol. X. Pacific Coast Publishers, Redwood City, CA (republ. 1966 by Clearfield, Blto., MD; repub. 1993/5 by Genealogy Publ. Co., Blto., MD; republ. 1998 as Broderbund CD-191). On p. 19:
10. Lorena Shell Eaker. c1994. German-speaking People West of the Catawba River in North Carolina, 1750-1800: and Some Émigés' Participation in the Early Settlement of Southeast Missouri. Genealogy Pub. Service, Franklin, NC (book orders to L.S. Eaker, POB 2125, Church Hill, TN 37642). [not seen]
11. Laban M. Hoffman. 1915. Our Kin. Gaston Co., NC, Hist. Soc. (repub. 1980, Gateway Press, Blto.). Book said to trace ancestry of German pioneers on the South Fork of the Catawba River in Lincoln and Gaston Cos., NC. [not seen]
12. Broderbund. World Family Trees. Vol. 21, Pedigree No. 2783. Notes that family history says he had 22 children by three wives.
13. Emails from [name withheld] (17 Sep 2001; some personal and other information edited out):
14. Descendants of Matthias Stroope (online at members.cox.net/wmson/strouppvt.htm).
15. Messages posted to the Stroup Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).
16. Messages posted to the STROUP Surname Board (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).
17. Messages posted to the STROUP-L, STRAUB-L, and STRAUB-DNA Mailing Lists (online at RootsWeb.com).
18. LDS. Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service (online): Ancestral File.
19. WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).
|Other Sources (which may or may not apply to our subject):
17. V.L. Skinner, Jr. 1991. Abstracts of the Inventories of the Prerogative Court, Libers 12-14, 1726-1729. Brokeville, MD (Broderbund CD-206):
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