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James Henderson STROUP
Margaret GODSEY
Martha Olive MORAN
Margaret DAVIS
Husband:  James Henderson "Jim" STROUP
Birth:  6 Mar 1860, Ashland, Tippah [now Benton] Co., MS
Death:  13 Sep 1839, possibly in Fayette Co., TN
Disposition:  buried Grand Junction Cemetery, Hardeman Co., TN
Father:  Ephraim STROUP
Mother:  Nancy Elizabeth QUEEN
Marriage-1:
Wife-1:  Margaret "Maggie" Wilkerson GODSEY / GOSSEY
Marriage-2:  23 Dec 1886, MS
Wife-2:  Martha Olive "Mattie" MORAN
Birth:  8 Nov 1865, Tippah [now Benton?], Co., MS
Death:  10 Sep 1898, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN
Disposition:  buried Grand Junction Cemetery, Hardeman Co., TN
Father:  George Washington MORAN (1839-1921) Willis J.7, Henry6, Willis John5, Willis John4, Gabriel3, Thomas2, James1
Mother:  Angelina "Lina" McDANIEL (1844-1919)
Marriage-3:  14 Sep 1899
Wife-3:  Margaret "Maggie" DAVIS
Birth:  6 May 1872 or 1873, Hardeman Co., TN
Death:  6 May 1932, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN
Disposition:  buried Grand Junction Cemetery, Hardeman Co., TN
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  William D. DAVIS (b. 1844/5, TN)
Mother:  Mary CAIN (b. 1847/8, AL; d. 1902)
Children with Maggie GODSEY:
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Children with Martha Olive MORAN:
born in Benton Co., MS:
1.  Lawrence E. STROUP, b. 30 Jan 1887 or 1888
2.  Ethel O. STROUP, b. 17 Sep 1889

born in TN, presumably in Fayette Co., TN:
3.  Elmore / Elmo M. STROUP, b. 5 Oct 1891 or 1893
4.  Ruth B. STROUP, b. 29 Oct 1894 or 1895
5.  M. H. STROUP, b. 4 Nov 1897

Children with Margaret DAVIS born in Fayette Co., TN:
6.  Velma STROUP, b. 11 Apr 1901
7.  Ann / Anna / Annie Mae / Maie STROUP, b. 24 Apr 1902; d. 8 Jan 1903; bur. Grand Junction Cem.
8.  Russell W. STROUP, b. 23 Dec 1903
9.  Mary Louise STROUP, b. 3 May 1905
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Sources (n.b., Benton Co. was formed in 1870 from Tippah and Marshall Cos.; Hardeman Co. was formed in 1823 from Hardin Co.):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  J. H. STROUP (æ 20, b. MS/NC/NC) is living in Benton Co., MS, with his parents (q.v.).  Maggie DAVIS (æ 7, b. TN/TN/AL), is living in Hardeman Co., TN (p. 398D), with her parents, W. D. DAVIS (æ 35, b. TN/NC/NC) & Mary (æ 32, b. AL/AL/SC), plus siblings.

3.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

4.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #11 of 31):  Thirteenth District, Fayette Co., TN, Roll T623_1569, p. 260A, SN 6, 259, ED 22, enumerated 6 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
97 101 Straup James H Head W M Mch 1860 40 M 13     MS NC NC Farmer 0   Y Y Y O M F 59
    ______ Maggie Wife W F May 1873 27 M 13 0 0 TN TN TN Keeping House     Y Y Y        
    ______ Laurance E Son W M Jan 1887 12 S       MS MS MS at school   8 Y Y Y        
    ______ Ethel O Dau W F Sep 1889 10 S       MS MS MS at school   8 Y Y Y        
    ______ Elmo Son W M Oct 1891  8 S       TN MS MS                    
    ______ Ruth May Dau W F Oct 1894  5 S       TN MS MS                    
    ______ M H Son W M Oct 1897  2 S       TN MS MS                    
They cannot have been married 13 years if Maggie has had no children (see 1910).

5.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #21 of 22):  District 13, Fayette Co., TN, Roll T624_1498, p. 80B, SN 14B, SD 10, ED 22, enumerated 12 May 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
246 266 Straup James H Head M W 51 M2 9     MS NC NC Eng Farmer General Farm Emp   Y Y   O M F 238
    ______ Maggie Wife F W 36 M1 9 4 3 TN TN TN Eng None         Y Y          
    ______ Laurance E Son M W 22 S       MS MS MS Eng Mail Carrier Rural Route W N 0 Y Y          
    ______ Elmore Son M W 15 S       TN MS MS Eng Farm Laborer Home Farm W N 0 Y Y Y        
    ______ Ruth Dau F W 13 S       TN MS MS Eng None         Y Y Y        
    ______ M H Son M W 11 S       TN MS MS Eng Farm Laborer Home Farm W N 0 Y Y Y        
    ______ Velma Dau F W  9 S       TN MS TN   None             Y        
    ______ Russell Son M W  6 S       TN MS TN   None             N        
    ______ Mary L Dau F W  5 S       TN MS TN   None             N        

6.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6-7 of 28):  LaGrange and Grand Junction Road North, 13th Civil District, Fayette Co., TN, Roll T625_1738 (Book 1), pp. 223B-224A, SN 3B-4A, SD 10, ED 21, enumerated 14 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  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 16 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 29
* Fm 74 78 Stroup James Head O F M W 59 M   Y Y MS NC TN Y Farmer General 24
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*       Stroup Maggie Wife     F W 48 M   Y Y TN TN AL Y None    
      ______ Velma Dau     F W 18 S Y Y Y TN MS TN Y None    
      ______ Russel Son     M W 16 S Y Y Y TN MS TN Y None    
      ______ Mary E Dau     F W 16 S Y Y Y TN MS TN Y None    
*LaGrange and Grand Junction Road North

7.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #18 of 19):  Civil District 13, Fayette Co., TN, Roll 2246, p. 267B, SN 9B, ED 24-25, SD 10, enumerated 11 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1930:  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 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30 32
173 173 Stroup James H Head O R Y M W 70 M 40 N Y MS NC NC Y Farmer Cotton Farm O Y N 174
    ______ Margaret Wife       F W 58 M 18 N Y TN TN TN Y None          
Listed next to son, Russell STROUP, who is next to son, Elmore STROUP.

8.  Hardeman County, TN, Cemeteries:  [Index to] Grand Junction Cemetery (online at the Hardeman County TNGenWeb site; contributed by Charlotte Holloway and Rose D. Greene; these readings have obviously been edited and interpreted by the compilers, so consider this a secondary source in need of verification):
Stroupe, James H. 6 Mar 1860 - 13 Sep 1939 h/o Mattie O. Moran Stroupe
Stroupe, Mattie O. Moran 8 Nov 1865 - 10 Sep 1898 w/o James H. Stroupe
Stroupe, Margaret Davis 6 May 1872 - 6 May 1932 w/o James H. Stroupe
Stroupe, Annie Maie 24 Apr 1902 - 8 Jan 1903 d/o J.H. & Maggie M. Stroupe

9.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Pedigree Resource File (index to CDs, online at FamilySearch.org).

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

11.  Email from Reiley Kidd.

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