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George H. STROOPE
Sarah RAY
Rachael LUSK
Martha COKER
Mary (__?__) BARTLETT
Mahala EATON
Did our subject really have five wives?!  Or did some other George STROOPE marry the later wives?
Husband:  George H. STROOPE / STROOP
Birth:  1760-65, VA
Death:  15 Jan 1840, Clark Co., AR
Father:  Jacob STROOPE I
Mother:  Anna Maria TROUTMAN
Marriage-1:  31 Mar 1789, Nelson Co., KY
Wife-1:  Sarah RAY
Birth:  by 1765
Death:  bef. 1812
Father:  John? RAY / RAYE
Mother:  Jane __?__

Some secondary sources show Sarah as John P's mother, but it would have been biologically impossible for her to have birthed a child in 1827/8 when she would have been in her mid-50s, even if she hadn't died before 1812!

Marriage-2:  27 Feb 1812, Ouachita Pr., LA
Wife-2:  Rachael LUSK
Birth:  1790-1800
Marriage-3:  1830
Wife-3:  Martha COKER
Marriage-4:  5 Mar 1834, Clark Co., AR
Wife-4:  Mary __?__
Other Spouse:  m1. Mr. BARTLETT
Marriage-5:  25 Dec 1835, Clark Co., AR
Wife-5:  Mahala EATON
Children with Sarah RAY:
1.  Nancy STROOPE, b. 1789/90
2.  Charles STROOPE, ca. 1790
3.  Jacob STROOPE III, b. 12 Apr 1792, Nelson Co., KY 
4.  Henry STROOPE, b. 1809/10, LA {40, LA}
Child with Rachael LUSK:
5.  John P. STROOPE, b. 1827/8, Clark Co., Ark. Terr. {22, AR} not the John Percy STROOPE who married Julia Ann ASHBROOK
Data in braces are {age, birthplace} from the 1850 Census.
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Virginia

Sources (n.b., Kentucky was formed from Virginia in 1792; Arkansas Territory was formed in 1819 from Missouri Territory; Arkansas became a state in 1836):

1a.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Kentucky Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Stroop, George Ray, Sarah 31 Mar 1789 Nelson Co.

1b.  Jordan R. Dodd, et al.  19xx.  Early American Marriages: Louisiana to 1850.  Precision Indexing Publ., Bountiful, UT (online at Ancestry.com):
Stroop, George W. Lusk, Rachael 27 Feb 1812 Ouachita Parish

1c.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  c1990.  Arkansas Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Precision Indexing Publ., Bountiful, UT (online at Ancestry.com):
Stroope, George Bartlett, Mary [Mrs] 05 Mar 1834 Clark
Stroope, George Eaton, Mahal 25 Dec 1835 Clark

1c.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
George STROOP
Marriage: 31 Mar 1787, Madison, Kentucky
Spouse: Sarah RAY
Source: patron submission
George STROOPE
Birth: 1765, Monongahela, Pennsylvania; Death: 15 Jan 1840, Clark, Arkansas
Marriage: 27 Feb 1812, Natches District, Louisiana
Spouse: Rachael
Birth: About 1770; Death: About 1825
Source: patron submission
George STROOPE
Birth: 1765, Monongahela, Pennsylvania; Death: 15 Jan 1840, Clark, Arkansas
Marriage: About 1828, Clarke, Arkansas
Spouse: Martha COKER
Source: patron submission
George STROOPE
Spouse: Mrs. Mary BARTLETTA
Marriage: 05 Mar 1834, Clark, Arkansas
Source: patron submission
George STROOPE
Marriage: 25 Dec 1835, Clark, Arkansas
Spouse: Mahala EATON
Source: patron submission
George STROOPE
Marriage: 25 Dec 1836, Clark, Arkansas
Spouse: Mahal EATON
Source: patron submission
George STROOPE
Spouse: Mary Jane MOSLEY
Marriage: 19 Aug 1837, Clark, Arkansas
Source: patron submission

2.  1790 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, but the entire Virginia (and, thus, Kentucky) census was destroyed.

3.  Anon.  1991.  The 1795 Census of Kentucky [as constructed from tax lists].  T.L.C. Genealogy, Miami Beach, FL (said to include every extant tax list from every county existing in the state of Kentucky in 1795):  not found, not unless he is the Henry STROOPS in Jefferson County.

4.  1800 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, but the entire Kentucky census was destroyed; there was no 1800 Louisiana census.

5a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1810 (Broderbund CD-313).  Please see my WARNING regarding use of this database (the numerical data have the genders switched and no slave or "other person" data are given).
1810 Stroop, George LA Ouachita Par. p. 344 00101-1112100

5b.  1810 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #6 of 9; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1810 LA Ouachita Par. Roll M252_10 p. 245/344 Ln. 10 George Stroop 11121-00101-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1800-1810 = Henry (b. 1809/10) 
1 male 10-15 1794-1800 =
1 male 16-25 1784-1794 = Jacob (b. 1792)
2 males 26-44 1765-1784 =
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1765 = George
1 female 16-25 1784-1794 = Nancy?
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1765 = Sarah

6.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, which means he was presumably in Arkansas Territory because there was no census in 1820 in Arkansas Territory while there was one in Louisiana.

7.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #1-2 of 6; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1830 Arkansas Territory Clark Co. Caddo Twp. Roll M19_5 p. 195B-196A Ln. 26 George Stroups 220 200 001 - 132 002 000 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 4 or under 1825-1830 = John Percy (b. 1827)
=
2 males 5-9 1820-1825 =
=
2 males 15-19 1810-1815 =
=
1 male 60-69 1760-1770 = George (b. 1760-65)
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 =
3 females 5-9 1820-1825 =
=
=
2 females 10-14 1815-1820 =
=
2 females 30-39 1790-1800 =
= Wife-2?
Listed 13 lines from William STROUP.

8.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

9.  Ronald V. Jackson.  1999.  Arkansas Census, 1819-70.  Accelerated Indexing Systems (online at Ancestry.com):
1828 Tax List AR Clark Co. Caddo Twp. George STROUPS
1830 Tax List AR Clark Co. Caddo Twp. George STROUPS
1832 Tax List AR Clark Co. Caddo Twp. George STROUPS

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

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