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Walter Balfour STROUP
Margaret Isabelle PEEPLES
Martha P. COUNCIL
Husband:  Walter Balfour STROUP
Birth:  20 Oct 1835, GA
Death:  27 Aug 1902, Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR
Disposition:  buried Oak Cemetery, Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR
Occupation:  physician, druggist
Military Service:  Civil War: 1st Lt., Asher's Co., Murray's (Georgia) Cavalry
Father:  Alexander STROUP
Mother:  Irena FEUELL / Irene FEWELL

Some secondary sources give Walter the middle name, "Bedford," but a family bible gives him the middle name, "Balfour."   His parents seemed to be naming their sons for famous persons, and there was a noted religious writer of the time named, Rev. Walter BALFOUR, so our subject might have been named for him.

Marriage-1:  4 Nov 1858, Blount Co., AL
Wife-1:  Margaret Isabella / Isabell / Belle PEOPLES / PEEPLES
Birth:  20 Jan 1836 or 1842, Cherokee or Haversham Co., GA
Death:  Jun 1869, probably in Lonoke, Lonoke Co., AR 
Disposition:  buried Brownsville Cemetery, Lonoke, Lonoke Co., AR
Father:  William F. PEEPLES / PEOPLES, b. 1808/9, NC; d. 1850-60
Mother:  Margaret "Peggy" ALLRED, b. 16 Nov 1812, SC; d. 1870, Murray Co., GA
Marriage-2:  16 Jan 1872, Franklin Co., AR
Wife-2:  Martha Patton "Mattie" COUNCIL / COUNSELL
Birth:  Dec 1847, AR
Death:  1931
Disposition:  buried Oak Cemetery, Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  John Moore COUNCIL / COUNSELL, b. 1 Oct 1817, TN; d. 9 Jan 1882, Franklin Co., AR
Mother:  Lima Peru "Pearl / Perle" ANDERSON, b. 7 Dec 1815, TN; d. 20 Aug 1880, Franklin Co., AR
Children with Margaret J. PEEPLES:
  1.  Newton Henry / Henry Newton STROUP, b. 15 Aug 1859, AL
  2.  Synora / Nora STROUP, b. 30 Mar 1861, Morgan Co., AL
  3.  Lee STROUP, b. Nov 1863, Brownsville, Lonoke Co., AR; d. 8 Jan 1864, Brownsville
  4.  Margaret "Maggie" STROUP, b. 20 Mar 1867, Brownsville, Lonoke Co., AR; d. ca. 1867, Brownsville
  5.  (Child) STROUP, b. 1869, Lonoke, Lonoke Co., AR; d. 1869, Lonoke

Newton is said to have been born in Selma, Dallas Co., AL, but I've found to evidence to place his birth there.
Synora is said to have been born in Morgan Co., AL, and that location is certainly consistent with the family's residence in the 1860 census.

Said by some to have had these children, but they are the children of Joseph & Margaret E. (JOHNSTON) STROUP:
.  Eliza A. STROUP, b. 1861, GA
.  John Edward STROUP, b. 1863, GA
Children with Martha P. COUNCIL:
born in AR, presumably in Webb City, Middle Twp., Franklin Co., AR:
  6.  Mabel A. STROUP, b. Nov 1872
  7.  Stella STROUP, b. Mar 1874
  8.  Walter Council STROUP, b. Nov 1877
  9.  Gertrude STROUP, b. Jan 1880

born in AR, presumably in either Webb City, Middle Twp., Franklin Co., AR, or Fort Smith, Upper Twp., Sebastian Co., AR:
10.  Fred STROUP, b. Mar 1883
11.  Addie STROUP, b. Mar 1885
12.  Joseph "Joe" W. STROUP, b. 7 Jun 1891; d. 13 Aug 1951; bur. Oak Cem.
13.  (Child) STROUP, b. 18??; died young

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

Sources:

1a.  Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969 (online at Ancestry.com):
Walter Stroup Margaret Peoples 4 Nov 1858 Blount Co.

1b.  Arkansas Marriages, 1779-1992 (online at Ancestry.com):
Dr. Walter B. Stroup Mattie P. Council 16 Jan 1872 Franklin Co.

1c.  Marriage Records:  Selected U.S./International Marriage Records, 1340-1980 (Broderbund CD-403).  Marriages from Yates Publishing (P.O. Box 67, Stevensville, MT, 59870).
These marriages are based on patron submissions to Yates, mostly in the form of family group sheets, so all marriages are in need of further documentation.  The family group sheets may be purchased from Yates, but if experience is any indication, the sheet is unlikely to cite any documentation.
Groom Marriage Bride
Name Birthyear Birthplace Year Place Name Birthyear Birthplace
Walter Bedford Stroup 1836 GA 1884 AR Mattie Belle Peeples    
Walter Bedford Stroup 1836 GA 1854 AL Margaret ??? 1832 GA

2a.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Walter B. STROUP
Spouse: Margaret J. PUPLES
Marriage: 04 Nov 1858, Blount, Alabama
Source: Blount County, Alabama, Marriage Records. Blount County (Alabama). Judge of Probate
Walter Balfour STROUP
Birth: 20 Oct 1836, Habersham, Georgia; Death: 27 Aug 1902
Marriage: 04 Nov 1858, Murray, Georgia
Spouse: Margaret PEEPLES
Birth: 20 Jan 1842, Spring Place, Murray, Georgia; Death: 1869
Father: William PEEPLES; Mother: Margaret ALLRED
Source: patron submission

2b.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).
Walter Balfour STRAOUP
Born: Abt. 1838; Place: <Ball Ground, Cherokee, Ga>
Married: 4 Nov 1858; Place: Spring Place, Murray, Ga
Wife: Margaret Isabella "Belle" PEEPLES
Born: 20 Jan 1842; Place: Ball Ground, Cherokee, Ga; Died 1869, Lonoke, Lonoke, Ar
Father: William PEEPLES; Mother: Margaret "Peggy" ALLRED

3.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Alexander STROUP (æ 20-30) and family are living in Cass [now Gordon] Co., GA (q.v.).  William F. PEOPLES (æ 30-40) and family are living in Murray Co., GA (p. 255B).

4.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Walter STROUP (æ 14, b. GA) is living in Gordon Co., GA, with his parents (q.v.).  Margaret PEOPLES (æ 8, b. GA) is living in Murray Co., GA (p. 265B), with her parents, William PEOPLES (æ 41, b. NC) & Margaret (æ 31, b. SC she's fibbing about her age), plus siblings.  Martha COUNSELL (æ 4, b. AR) is living in Middle Twp., Franklin Co., AR (p. 133A), with her parents, John COUNSELL (æ 31, b. TN) & Lima (æ 30, b. TN), plus siblings.

5a.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #36 of 72):  Valhermoso P.O., Eastern Division, Morgan Co., AL, Roll M653_19, p. 468, PN 36, 266/261, enumerated 30 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Walter B Stroup 23 M   Physician   320 Geo
Margaret J  " 18 F         "
Nuton H     " 10/12 M         Ala
Margaret's middle initial is clearly "J" (it has a long descender).

5b.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Martha COUNCIL (æ 12, b. AR) is living in Middle Twp., Franklin Co., AR (p. 350), with her parents, John Council (æ 41, b. TN) & L.C. (æ 40, b. TN), plus siblings.

6a.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6 of 10):  Little Rock P.O., Clear Lake Twp., Pulaski Co., AR, Roll M593_62, p. 141B, PN 6, 49/49, enumerated 19 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Strupe Walter B 34 M W Physician     Georgia
Strupe Monroe 23 M W Farmer     Georgia
Monroe is Walter's brother.  They are boarders in a very prosperous household, none of whose other residents appear related to them.

6b.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6 of 33):  Little Rock P.O., Prairie Twp., Pulaski Co., AR, Roll M593_62, p. 390B, PN 6, 39/39, enumerated 16 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Springfield Geo W 25 M W Farmer   200 Georgia  
___________ Mary 23 F W Keeping house     "  
___________ Wm E 7/12 M W       Arkansas Dec
Strupe Synora  9 F W At School     Georgia  
Mary (STROUP) SPRINGFIELD is Walter's sister-in-law.  Synora/Nora is said to be our subject's daughter, but if so, she was almost certainly born in Alabama.

6c.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find Henry Newton.  Martha COUNCIL (æ 21, b. AR) is living in Middle Twp., Franklin Co., AR (p. 24A), with her parents, John COUNCIL (æ 51, b. TN) & Lina (æ 51, b. TN), plus siblings.

7.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 4 indexed "Shoup"):  Webb City, Middle Twp., Franklin Co., AR, Roll T9_44, p. 778C, PN 1, SD 2, ED 62, enumerated 4 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 3 4 5 6 8 10 13 14 21 24 25 26
1 Stroup Walter B W M 42   / Drugist & Phys 12   GA PA NC
  ______ Mattie P W F 31 Wife / House Keeper     AR TN MS
  ______ Henry N W M 18 Son   Going to School   / AL GA GA
  ______ Mabel A W F  7 Dau   Going to School   / AR GA AR
  ______ Stella W F  5 Dau   "    "    "   / AR GA AR
  ______ Walter B W M  3 Son         AR GA AR
  ______ Gertrude W F 4/12 Dau         AR GA AR

8.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

9.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  23 of 29):  1010 North Eleventh Street, Fort Smith (Ward 3), Upper Twp., Sebastian Co., AR, Roll T623_77 (Book 1), p. 321A, SN 12, SD 4, ED 127, enumerated 8 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 21 22 23 24 25 27
* 1010 231 243 Stroup Walter B Head W M Oct 1835 64 M 28/41     GA GA GA Physician 0   Y Y Y R H
      ______ Martha Wife W F Dec 1847 52 M 28 8 7 AR TN TN Keeping House     Y Y Y    
      ______ Mable Dau W F Nov 1872 27 S       AR GA AR       Y Y Y    
      ______ Stella Dau W F Mar 1874 26 S       AR GA AR       Y Y Y    
      ______ Fred Son W M Mar 1883 17 S       AR GA AR       Y Y Y    
      ______ Addie Dau W F Mar 1885 15 S       AR GA AR At School 0 9 Y Y Y    
      ______ Joe W Son W M Jun 1891  8 S       AR GA AR                
*North Eleventh Street

10a.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Martha not found.

10b.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #20 of 33):  805 Garrison Ave., Fort Smith City (Ward 2), Upper Twp., Sebastian Co., AR, Roll T624_65 (Book 2), p. 80B, SN 10B, SD 4, Ed 153, enumerated 29 Jul 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 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 28
* 805 156 164 Coffield Wright Head M W 19 S AR MS AR Eng asst undertaker undertaking Co W N 0 Y Y H
      Stroup Joseph   M W 20 S AR GA AR Eng asst undertaker undertaking Co W N 0 Y Y  
*Garrison Ave

11.  1920

12.  1930

13.  Find-a-Grave (online at findagrave.com):
Name: Dr. Walter B. Stroup Martha Patton Counsell Stroup Joseph W. Stroup
Birth: 1835, Georgia, USA 1847 Jun. 7, 1891
Death: Aug. 26, 1902
Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR
1931 Aug. 13, 1951
Parents:   John Moore Counsell
Lima Pearl Anderson
Walter B. Stroup
Martha Patton Counsell Stroup
Cemetery: Oak Cemetery Oak Cemetery Oak Cemetery
Location: Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR
Contributor: "Debb" "Rock Talker" "Rock Talker" 
Transcription
of Stone:
1 LT.
WALTER B. STROUP
ASHER'S CO.
MURRAY'S
GA. CAV.
C.S.A.
MARTHA P. STROUP
WIFE OF
DR. W. B. STROUP
1847 - 1931
JOSEPH W.
STROUP
ARKANSAS
PVT
11 RECEIVING BN
WORLD WAR I
JUNE 7 1891
AUGUST 13 1951

14a.  Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System.  National Park Service (online at www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ and at Ancestry.com as U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865):
Name: Walter B. Stroup Walter B. Stroup
Side: Confederate Confederate
 Regiment State/Origin: Georgia Georgia
Regiment Name: 1 Geo. Inf. (State Guards) Capt. Asher's Co., Murray Cav., Georgia
Regiment Name Expanded: 1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (State Guards) Asher's Company, Georgia Cavalry (Murray Cavalry)
Company: A  
Rank In: First Lieutenant First Lieutenant
Rank In Expanded: First Lieutenant First Lieutenant
Rank Out: First Lieutenant First Lieutenant
Rank Out Expanded: First Lieutenant First Lieutenant
Film Number: M266 roll 58 M266 roll 58

14b.  Compiled Civil War Military Service Records, 1861-1865.  NARA, Washington, DC (online at Ancestry.com):
Name: Walter B Stroup Walter B Stroup
Enlistment Date: 1863  
Military Unit:  Capt Alexander's Co, Cavalry AND Capt Allen's Co, Cavalry AND Capt Arnold's Co, Cavalry AND Capt Asher's Co (Murray Cavalry) AND Capt Boddie's Co (Troup [County] Independent Cavalry AND Capt Bond's Co, Cavalry (State Guards) AND Camden County Militia (Mounted) AND Capt Corbin's Co, Cavalry AND Dorough's Battalion, Cavalry 1st Infantry (State Guards) AND 1st (Fannin's) Reserves

15.  Email from David DENMAN, including excerpts of his mother's family records that include an item labeled, "Grandma Stroup's Bible," abstracted below by DGM:
Irena FEWELL born January 8th, 1815
Children:  Walter Balfour, Henry Clay, Lindley Pinkney, Alice Octava, James Monroe, Mary Josephine, Zachary Taylor, Catherine Elizabeth, Ada Isabella, Sarah Jane, Henrietta Balera.
Walter Balfour STROUP born Oct. 20, 1839; died 27 Aug 1902, Fort Smith, AR.  He married twice, first to Margaret Isabella / Belle PEOPLES.  Margaret was born Jan 20, 1836 in Haversham Co., GA; she was buried at Brownsville Cemeter, Lonoke, AR. 
Walter & Margaret had these children:  Henry Burns (1859-1942); Col. Henry STROUPE, Arkansas National Guard; Signora/Nora (1861- ); Lee (1863-64); Margaret (1867-infancy).
Walter married second a Ms. COUNCIL.

16.  Edmund West, comp. 2000.  Family Data Collection.  MyFamily.com, Inc., Provo, UT (online at Ancestry.com; n.b., West is a secondary source and clearly not very reliable:
Name Date of Birth Place of Birth Date of
Death
Place of Death Name of Father Name of Mother Date of
Marriage
Place of Marriage Name of Spouse
Walter Bedford Stroup 15 Aug 1836 Bartow Cass CO, GA 1911 Fort Smith, AR Alexander Stroup Irene Fewell 1854 Morgan CO, AL  
Amanda Stroup 1855 GA     Walter Bedford Stroup        
Newton Stroup 1856 Bartow Cass CO, GA     Walter Bedford Stroup Margaret      
Mary Jane Stroup 1857 Morgan CO, AL     Walter Bedford Stroup        
James B Stroup 1858 Morgan CO, AL     Walter Bedford Stroup        
Henry Stroup 1859 GA     Walter Bedford Stroup        
Nora Stroup 1861 AL     Walter Bedford Stroup Margaret      
Eliza A Stroup 1861 Morgan CO, AL     Walter Bedford Stroup Margaret      
John Edward Stroup 1863 Morgan CO, AL 1938 Chatooga CO, GA Walter Bedford Stroup   1885 Bartow CO, GA Nancy Savannah
Kembrele/Kimbrell
Walter didn't marry Margaret until 1858, and their only child in 1860 was Newton Henry.  If the four earlier children really were Walter's, he must have had a prior marriage.
Eliza and John Edward are the children of Joseph & Margaret E. (JOHNSTON) STROUP, not Walter B. & Margaret (PEEPLES) STROUP, and they were born in Cherokee Co., GA, not Morgan Co., AL.

17.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com)

18.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).  There is a substantial pedigree of Lima ANDERSON in a file there.

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