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James F. STROPE
Anna L. __?__
Husband:  James F. STROPE
Birth:  1810/1, NY
Death:  1870-80, presumably in Sand Lake, Rensselaer Co., NY
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Andrew STROPE
Mother:  Mercy FELTON
Marriage:
Wife:  Anna L. __?__
Birth:  1819/20
Death:  aft. 1880 census
Occupation:  homemaker
Children born in Sand Lake, Rensselaer Co., NY:
1.  Julia M./W. STROPE, b. 1838/9
2.  Andrew S./J. STROPE, b. 1840/1
3.  John H. STROPE, b. 1842/3
4.  Daniel A. STROPE, b. 1844/5
5.  Mary / Rebecca A. STROPE, b. Apr 1850
6.  Helen A. STROPE, b. 1852/3;
7.  Ada A. STROPE, b. 1855/6; d. by 1870
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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1-2 of 55; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 NY Rensselaer Co. Sand Lake Roll 333 pp. 210B-211B/417-418 Ln. 21 James F Strope 001 120 - 110 010 010 0200000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 10-14 1825-1830 = John (b. 1827)
1 male 15-19 1820-1825 = Daniel (b. 1823)
2 males 20-29 1810-1820 = Henry (b. 1818/9)
= James F (b. 1810/1)
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Julia  (b. 1838/9)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Daughter A
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Ann (b. 1819/20)
1 female 50-59 1780-1790 = Mercy (b. 1787/8)
2 persons employed in agriculture

5.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #43 of 60):  Town of Sand Lake, Rensselaer Co., NY, Roll M432_586, p. 357A, 1699/1989, enumerated 17 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
James Strope 29 M   Farmer   NY
Ann L    " 30 F       "
Julia W  " 11 F       "
Andrew S "  9 M       "
John H   "  7 M       "
Daniel   "  5 M       "
Mary     " 1/12 M       "
James is 39, not 29.  Julia is definitely Julia "W."  Andrew's middle initial could be "L" or "S," but it's definitely not "J."

6.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #35 of 65):  Sand Lake P.O., Sand Lake, Rensselaer Co., NY, Roll M653_849 (Book 1), p. 1051, PN 35, 258/300, enumerated 22 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
James F Strope 49 M   Farmer 3000 525 New York
Anna L     " 42 F         Virginia
Julia M    " 21 F         New York
Andrew S   " 19 M         "
John H     " 18 M         "
Daniel A   " 11 M         "
Rebecca A  " 10 F         "
Helen A    "  7 F         "
Ada A      "  4 F         "
Mercy      " 72 F         "
Julia is definitely "Julia M."  Andrew's middle initial looks like "S," could be "L," and is definitely not "J."  Mercy is James's widowed mother.  Listed next to James's brother, William Henry STROPE.

7a.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #18 of 67):  DeFreestville P.O., Town of Sandlake, Rensselaer Co., NY, Roll M593_1083, p. 266B, PN 18, enumerated 1 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
147 153 Strope John H 29 M W Carpenter   200 New York
    ______ Martha 29 F W Keeping House     New York
147 154 Strope James 58 M W Carpenter     New York
    ______ Ann L 55 F W Keeping House 2000 500 New York
    ______ Mercy 82 F W Home     New York

7b.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #57-58 of 79):  Pittstown P.O., Town of Brunswick, Rensselaer Co., NY, Roll M593_1082, pp. 533A-533B, PN 57-58, 396/471, enumerated 19 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Van Everen Martin 31 M W Farmer 6000 1500 New York
__________ Mary 25 F W Keeping house     New York
__________ Anna L  5 F W at home     New York
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____ James  2 M W at home     New York
Strope Julia 32 F W domestic servant     New York
Caler Coonrad 25 M W farm laborer     Germany

7c.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #54 of 79):  DeFreestville P.O., Town of Greenbush, Rensselaer Co., NY, Roll M593_1083, p. 147B, PN 52, 349/341, enumerated 1 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Myers John 46 M W Keeping House     New York
_____ Elizabeth 32 F W Home     "
_____ John L 11 M W Home     "
_____ Henry  7 M W Home     "
_____ Charles  1 M W Home     "
Strope Rebecca 20 F W Domestic servant     "
______ Daniel 21 M W Farm Laborer     "
Simmons Samuel 16 M W Farm Laborer     "

8.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 27):  Sand Lake, Rensselaer Co., NY, Roll T9_922, p. 512B, PN 2, SD 5, ED 172, enumerated 1 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 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 13 24 25 26
17 21 Strope Ann L W F 62       / House Keeping VA NY NY
    ______ Julia M W F 41 Dau /       NY NY VA
    ______ Daniel W M 31 Son     / Farm Laborer NY NY VA
    ______ John H W M 38 Son   /   Retired Merchant NY NY VA
    ______ Martha A W F 38 Dau-in-Law   /     NY NY NY
    ______ Willie F W M  4 Adopted GSon /       NY NY NY
Julia's middle initial is definitely "M."

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