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John Russell STROUP
Ada Lenora CLARK
Husband:  John Russell STROUP
Birth:  Aug 1851, Tippah [now Benton] Co., MS
Death:  9 Nov 1914, Saulsbury, Hardeman Co., TN
Father:  Ephraim STROUP
Mother:  Nancy Elizabeth QUEEN
Marriage:  24 Oct 1882, Hardeman Co., TN
Wife:  Ada Lenora CLARK
Birth:  24 Feb 1862, Saulsbury, Hardeman Co., TN
Death:  26 Apr 1947, Hardeman Co., TN
Sister:  Valeria Whitfield CLARK (1860-1946), w/o John Haywood COX (1852-1929)
Father:  John Cornelius CLARK (1806-1870)
Mother:  Smithie M. DURDEN (1827/30-    )
Children:
[Said to have had no children, but to have raised their nephew, Hubert STROUP, after the death of his mother; however, Hubert is living with his father and step-mother in the 1900, 1910, and 1920 censuses, not with our subjects.]
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Sources:

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
John R. STROUP
Spouse: Ada L. CLARK
Marriage: 24 Oct 1882, Hardeman, Tennessee
Source: Marriage Records, 1823-1918. Hardeman County (Tennessee). County Court Clerk

2.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Velerah CLARK (æ 4m) is living in Hardeman Co., TN (p. 200A), with her parents, John CLARK (æ 54, b. GA) & Smithy (æ 30, b. NC), plus siblings; ages of the children indicate John had a prior wife.

3.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  A. CLARK (æ 8) and V. CLARK (æ 10) are living in Hardeman Co., TN (p.234B), with their widowed mother, S.M. CLARK (æ 43, b. NC), plus siblings.

4.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Adah CLARK (æ 18, b. TN; indexed "Ada H. Clark") is living in Hardeman Co., TN (p. 492D), with her widowed mother, Smithy CLARK (æ 58, b. NC; indexed "Smith Y. Clark"), plus siblings.

5.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

6.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 19):  (Saulsbury not incorporated), 10th Civil District, Hardeman Co., TN, Roll T623_1576, p. B, SN 2, SD 10, ED 154, enumerated 15 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 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
45 46 Stroup John R Head W M Aug 1851 48 M un     TN TN NC Farmer 0 Y N Y O F F 15
    ______ Ada Wife W F Feb 1862 48 M un 0 0 MS NC NC Keeping House   Y Y Y        
Plus hired hand not extracted.

7.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9 of 20):  Fourth Civil District, Hardeman Co., TN, Roll T624_1504, p. 132B, SN 5B, SD 10, ED 37, enumerated 5 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  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 17 18 20 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
77 77 Stroup John Head M W 58 M 26     MS NC NC Eng Farmer Emp Y Y   O F F 86
    ______ Ada Wife F W 46 M 26     TN GA NC Eng None   Y Y          
    Clark Smithie Mother F W 81 Wd   8 5 NC GA NC Eng None   Y Y Y        
Smithie CLARK is John's mother-in-law, not his mother.

8.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Ada STROUP (æ 54, b. TN; widow) is boarding with the CRENSHAW family in Hardeman Co., TN (p. 135A).

9.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 4):  E. College St., Saulsbury, Civil District #4, Hardaman Co., TN, Roll 2253, p. 215A, SN 2A, ED 35-10, SD 10, enumerated 22 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 3 4 5 6 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 24 25
* 27 30 Cox Mrs. Veleria W Head N F W 70 Wd N Y TN VA NC Y None
    Stroup Mrs Ada L Sister   F W 68 Wd N Y TN VA NC Y None
*E College St

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

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