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Husband:  Ward STROPE
Birth:  1821/2, OH
Death:  1880-1900
Occupation:  laborer, farmer
Father:  Henry STROPE
Mother:  Martha __?__
Marriage:  12 Sep 1846, Fayette Co., OH
Wife:  Ethla "Ethly / Ethley" ORAHOOD
Birth:  ca. 20 Sep 1826, OH
Death (æ 65y 6m ed):  24 Mar 1894
Disposition:  buried Plum Cemetery, Washington Twp., Logan Co., OH
Occupation:  homemaker
Parents:  born in OH
Children born in Fayette Co., OH:
1.  Eliza A. STROPE, b. 1847/8
2.  Simeon STROPE, b. Sep 1849
3.  Josephine STROPE, b. 1852/3; m. 23 Dec 1876, Fayette Co., OH, James B. SMITH
4.  Rebecca STROPE, b. 1854/5; m. 24 Apr 1871, Fayette Co., OH, William COMPTON
5.  Lucinda STROPE, b. 1856/7; d. bef. 1870
6.  Margaret STROPE, b. Jul 1860; d. bef. 1870
7.  Carlinda / Linda STROPE, b. 1861/2
8.  Margaret "Maggie" STROPE, b. 1867/8; m. 14 Jun 1882, Fayette Co., OH, Samuel GODWIN
9.  Samantha STROPE, b. 1868/9

Margaret was very young (æ 14/15) to have married in 1882, but there was no other unmarried Margaret/Maggie STROPE in the state in the 1880 census, so she must have been the one.

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1a.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Spouse: Ethla ORAHOOD
Marriage: 12 Sep 1846, Fayette, Ohio
Source: Marriage Records, 1810-1909. Ohio. Probate Court (Fayette County)
James B. SMITH
Spouse: Josephine STROPE
Marriage: 23 Dec 1876, Fayette, Ohio
Source: Marriage Records, 1810-1909. Ohio. Probate Court (Fayette County)
Spouse: Rebecca STROPE
Marriage: 24 Apr 1871, Fayette, Ohio
Source: Marriage Records, 1810-1909. Ohio. Probate Court (Fayette County)
Spouse: Margaret STROPE
Marriage: 13 Jun 1882, Fayette, Ohio
Source: Marriage Records, 1810-1909. Ohio. Probate Court (Fayette County)

1b.  Anon.  1966.  Marriage Index:  Ohio, 1789-1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-400):
Strope, Ward Orahood, Esther 12 Sep 1846 Fayette Co.

2.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #9 of 31):  Wayne Twp., Fayette Co., OH, p. 94B, 473/473, enumerated 5 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Ward Strope 28 M   Laborer   O
Ethly   " 23 F       "
Eliza A "  2 F       "
Simeon  " 8/12 M       "

3.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #17 of 22):  New Holland P.O., Marion Twp., Fayette Co., OH, Roll 959 (Book 1), p. 383A, PN 141, 985/990, enumerated 29 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Ward Strope 38 M   Laborer   100 Ohio
Ethley    " 29 F         Indiana
Eliza A   " 12 F         Ohio
Simeon    " 10 M         "
Josephine "  7 F         "
Rebecca   "  5 F         "
Lucinda   "  3 F         "
Margaret  " 10/12 F         "

4.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #15 of 20):  Pancoastburg P.O., Marion Twp., Fayette Co., OH, Roll 1199 (Book 1), p. 507A, PN 15, 113/116, enumerated 21 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Strope Ward 53 M W Farmer   600 Ohio
______ Ethley 40 F W Keeping House     Ohio
______ Josephine 18 F W Helping Mother     Ohio
______ Rebecca J 16 F W "      "     Ohio
______ Carlinda  9 F W       Ohio
______ Margaret  3 F W       Ohio
______ Samantha  1 F W       Ohio
Radley Nicholas 20 M W       Ohio
Rickey Joseph  9 M W       Ohio
Ward's nephew, Otha STROPE, is living next door with the BRITTON family.

5.  1880 Census (indexed at FamilySearch.org; page image online at Ancestry.com, Image #11-12 of 20):  Marion Twp., Fayette Co., OH, pp. 552C-552D, PN 11-12, SD 5, ED 55, enumerated 16 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen).¤  This enumerator did not use dwelling or family numbers, so you just have to guess where one household ends and the next begins.
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 21 22 23 24 25 26
Strope Ward W M 62 Husband   / Farm Hand   / / O Penn Penn
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   "   Ethel W F 45 Wife   / House Keeper   / / Indiana O O
   "   Linda W F 18 Dau     House Keeper       O    
   "   Maggie W F 12 Dau       /     O    
   "   Samantha W F 11 Dau       /     O    
Wilson J C W M 30 Sevt /   Farm Hand       O O O

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

8.  Messages in the Archives of the OHFAYETT-L mailing list (online at RootsWeb.com):
Logan County OH Cemetery records:
Washington Twp--Plum Cemetery
Strope, Ethla, d 24 Mar 1894, ae 65y 6m 4d

9.  Birthdate calculated using Ben Buckner's Birthdate Calculator.
Name Deathdate Age at Death Result
Ethla STROPE 24 Mar 1894 4d 6m 67y 20 Sep 1826
(Calculated birthdates should always be prefaced with "ca." you can't be certain the person who calculated their age did it correctly.)

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