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George W. STROUP
Sophia STROUP
Husband:  George W. STROUP / STRAUP
Birth:  1838/9, Wythe Co., VA
Death:  aft. 1910 census
Occupation:  laborer, farmer
Father:  John STROUP
Mother:  Sarah KETTENRING
Marriage:
Wife:  Sophia STROUP
Birth:  1825/6, VA
Death apparently:  1900-1910, Wythe Co., VA
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Relationships:  p1. ca. 1847, Mr. UNKNOWN; m1. 1850/1, Andrew STROUP (ended in divorce) 
Occupation:  homemaker
Stepfather:  William WILLIAMS
Father:  George STROUP
Mother:  Elizabeth LANTER
Child:
1.  Alice H. STROUP, b. Dec 1869, Black List Dist., Wythe Co., VA
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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  George and his brother, Andrew, are living with their widowed father, John STROUP.  Listed next to them is Sophia STROUPE, whom first Andrew, then George, will later marry.

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6 of 21):  Lyons Store P.O., District No. 7, Hawkins Co., TN, Roll M653_1255, p. , PN 115, 809/756, enumerated 12 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Andrew Strop 31 M   Farm Laborer   30 Virginia
Sophia    " 33 F         "
Elizabeth " 12 F         "
George W  "  8 M         "
William   "  6 M         "
Charles   "  4 M         "
Jane      "  2 F         "
Geo W     " 23 M   Farm Laborer     "
John      " 26 M   Do     "
Nancy     " 28 F         "
Andrew is George's brother, who later divorced Sophia, who then married George.  Elizabeth is Sophia's daughter from her first marriage; the other four children are Sophia's children with Andrew.  John and Nancy are siblings of Andrew and George.

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #63-64 of 88):  Wytheville P.O., Blacklick Twp., Wythe Co., VA, Roll M593_1682, pp. 408A-408B, PN 63-64, 459/455, enumerated 1 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Stroup George 31 M W Day laborer     Virginia  
   "   Sophia 44 F W Keeping house     "  
   "   Elizabeth 17 F W       "  
   "   William 15 M W       "  
   "   Charles 14 M W       "  
   "   James K P 10 M W       "  
   "   Jane  8 F W       "  
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Stroup Alis 7/12 F W       Virginia Dec
All the children older than Alice are Sophia's from her two prior marriages.

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #31 of 62):  Black Lick Dist., Wythe Co., VA, Roll T9_1394, p. 366C, PN 31, SD 5, ED 106, enumerated 17 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 13 22 23 24 25 26
285 303 Stroup George W W M 44     / Farmer     Va Va Va
    ______ Sophia W F 54 Wife   / Keeping House / / Va Va Va
    ______ Alice W F 10 Dau /   At Home / / Va Va Va
    Williams Elizabeth W F 74 M-in-law   / Boarder / / Va Va Va
Listed next to Sophia's son, James K. P. STROUP.

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

7.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 31):  Crockett Depot and Royal Oak Voting Precincts, [Black Lick Dist.,] Wythe Co., VA, Roll T623_1732, p. 26A, SN 1, SD 9, ED 133, enumerated 1 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 26 27 28
1 1 Straup George W Head W M Dec 1838 61 M 22     VA VA VA Farmer 0   Y Y Y O F F 1
    ______ Sophia Wife W F May 1826 74 M 22 8 6 VA VA VA       Y Y Y        
    Catron George W Gson W M Oct 1888 11 S       VA VA VA Farm Laborer 0 2 Y Y Y        
Listed next to married daughter, Alice (STROUP) CATRON.

8.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #12 of 37):  Black Lick Dist., Wythe Co., VA, Roll T624_1652, p. 30B, SN 6B, SD 9, ED 140, enumerated 23 Apr 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 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
100 101 Stroup George W Head M W 71 M1 35     VA VA VA Eng Farmer General Farm Emp     Y Y   O F F 80
    Catron Alice H Wife F W 40 M1 24 7 5 VA VA VA Eng None         Y Y          
    ______ James H S-in-Law M W 62 M2 ?4     VA VA VA Eng Odd Jobs   W N 0 Y N          
    ______ Harison J GSon M W 21 S       VA VA VA Eng Odd Jobs   W N 0 Y Y          
    ______ Dallas G GSon M W 21 S       VA VA VA Eng Odd Jobs   W N 0 Y Y          
    ______ Poage N GSon M W 12 S       VA VA VA Eng None         N N N        
    ______ William T GSon M W 4? S       VA VA VA Eng None             N        
    ______ Stella M GDau F W  2 S       VA VA VA E None                      
    ______ Fred GSon M W ?/12 S       VA VA VA   None                      
Alice is James's wife, not George's.

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