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Mary __?__
Husband:  Isaac STROPES
Birth:  24 Dec 1801 or 1802/3, PA
Death:  aft. 1880
Occupation:  teamster, laborer
Father:  John STROPES, Sr.
Mother:  Eleanor FOX
Marriage-1:  18 Sep 1825, Jackson Co., OH
Wife-1:  Nancy NELSON
Birth:  1805
Death:  1838
Marriage-2:  ca. 1839
Wife-2:  Mary "Polly" __?__
Birth:  ca. 1810-15 {1850: 28, VA; 1860: 49, VA; 1870: 56, VA; 1880: 72, VA}
Death:  aft. 1880

It's hard to know which of Mary's ages is correct, but the ones making her older are probably nearer the truth.

Children with Nancy NELSON born in Franklin Twp., Jackson Co., OH:
  1.  Lorenzo Dow STROPES, b. 1824/5
  2.  Joseph STROPES, b. 1825-30
  3.  Hannah STROPES, b. 16 May 1827 
  4.  Elizabeth "Betsy" STROPES, b. 1835/6
  5.  Rebecca STROPES, b. 1838

If Nancy's death-year is correct (it appears to be from a tombstone), then Rebecca is most likely her daughter, not Mary's.

Children with Mary born in OH, probably in Scioto Co., OH:
  6.  Harriet STROPES, b. 1840
  7.  Martha E. STROPES, b. 1841; m. 21 Oct 1860, Scioto Co., OH, James H. PATTEN
  8.  Mary STROPES, b. 1842
  9.  Thomas STROPES, b. 1844
10.  Daniel STROPES, b. 1846
11.  James STROPES, b. Nov 1849
12.  Melissa STROPES, b. ca. 1850
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1a.  Anon.  1966.  Marriage Index:  Ohio, 1789-1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-400):
Straupes, Isaac Nelson, Nancy 18 Sep 1825 Jackson Co.
Could not find a second marriage for Isaac on this CD.

1b.  Ruth Bowers & Anita Short.  1989.  "Jackson County, Ohio Marriages 1816-1825."  Pages 655-658 in Vol. I of Gateway to the West.  Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD (Broderbund CD-175):
STROUPES, Isaac to Nancy Nelson  9-18-1825

2.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #7 of 10; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1830 OH Jackson Co. Franklin Twp. p. 130A Ln. 13 Isaac Stropes 200 010 - 100 010
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 4 or under 1825-1830 = Joseph
= Lorenzo
1 male 20-29 1800-1810 = Isaac (b. 1802/3) 
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Hannah (b. 1826/7)
1 female 20-29 1800-1810 = Nancy (b. 1805)
Listed eight lines below John STROPES, who is the right age to be Isaac's father, and two lines above Henry STROPES, who is the right age to be Isaac's brother.

3.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find.

4a.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #46 of 56):  Green Twp., Scioto Co., OH, p. 151B, 311/311, enumerated 5 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Isaac Stropes 47 M   Labourer   Penn
Polly 28 F       Va
Betsey 12 F       Va
Rebecca 11 F       Ohio
Harriet 10 F       Do
Martha  9 F       Do
Mary  8 F       Do
Thomas  6 M       Do
Daniel  4 M       Do
James 6/12 M       Do
Polly's age is definitely written 28 and Betsey's definitely 12, which both have to be incorrect.  Also, Betsey was born in Ohio, not Virginia.  Some secondary sources have mis-read son "James" as "Isaac" not surprisingly because this enumerator's handwriting is abominable (oddly so because he was obviously skilled with a pen, but simply chose to be inscrutable).

4b.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #6 of 32):  Franklin Twp., Jackson Co., OH, p. 297A, 939/941, enumerated 11 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Hannah Gray 23 F       O  
Nancy J  " 6/12 F       O  
Lorenzo D Strops 25 M       O Idiotic

5a.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #8 of 49):  Wheelersburg P.O., Wheelersburg, Porter Twp., Scioto Co., OH, p. 348B, PN 8, 53/53, enumerated 3 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Isaac Stropes 57 M   Teamster   50 Penn
Polly     " 49 F         Va
Elizabeth " 24 F   Domestic     O
Harriet   " 20 F   "     "
Martha    " 19 F   "     "
Mary      " 17 F   "     "
Daniel    " 13 M         "
Melissa   " 11 F         "
James     " 10 M         "
Where was Melissa in 1850?  Is she really 11 years old or is she younger than James?

5b.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #22-23 of 38):  Jackson P.O., Franklin Twp., Jackson Co., OH, Roll 992 (Book 1), pp. 153B-154A, PN 94-95, 658/648, enumerated 10 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Henry Stropes 56 M   Farmer 3400 300 Pennsylvania  
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[Henry's wife and children]
Lorenzo D Stropes 36 M         Ohio Dumb
Henry is Isaac's brother.

6.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com; Image #1 of 10):  Wheelersburg P.O., Wheelersburg, Porter Twp., Scioto Co., OH, Roll 1265 (Book 1), p. 488A, PN 1, 8/8, enumerated 1 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Stropes Isaac 67 M W Laborer Com. 250   Penn
        Mary 56 F W Keeper of House     Va
        Daniel 22 M W Laborer Com.     Ohio
        James 20 M W Laborer Com.     Ohio

7.  LDS.  Family Search: Census Records: 1880 United States (online at FamilySearch.org):¤
Census Place: Wheelersburg, Scioto, Ohio
Source: FHL Film #1255064; NARA Film #T9-1094; Pg 178D
  Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fa Mo
Isaac STROPES Self M M W 80 PA Home PA PA
Mary STROPES Wife F M W 72 VA Keep House VA PA

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

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

10.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).

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