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James K. Polk STROUP
Linnie J. ROBERTS
Husband:  James K. Polk STROUP / STROUPE
Birth:  1860 or Sep 1857, Wythe Co., VA
Death:  aft. 1930 census
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Andrew STROUP
Mother:  Sophia STROUP

Surely our subject is named for James Knox POLK (1795-1849) of North Carolina, 11th President of the United States (from 1845-1849).

Marriage:  5 Jul 1878, Grayson Co., VA
Wife:  Lennie / Linnie J. ROBERTS
Birth:  Jun 1861, VA
Death:  1944
Occupation:  homemaker
Children born in Wythe Co., VA:
1.  Thomas Haymaker STROUP / STROUPE, b. Apr 1880
2.  John W. STROUP, b. Mar 1882
3.  James Walter STROUP, b. Apr 1884
4.  Charles Edward "Ed" STROUP, b. Aug 1886
5.  Josie Virginia STROUP, b. Jan 1889
6.  Maude J. STROUP, b. Jun 1892
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Virginia

Sources (n.b., Wythe and Grayson Cos. are adjacent):

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
James P STROUP
Husband Age at Marriage: 19
Marriage: 05 Jul 1878, Grayson, Virginia
Spouse: Linnie ROBERTS
Wife Age at Marriage: 18
Source: patron submission

2.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #32 of 62):  Black Lick Dist., Wythe Co., VA, Roll T9_1394, p. 366D, PN 32, SD 5, ED 106, enumerated 18 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 7 8 9 10 13 24 25 26
286 304 Stroup James P W M 20       / Laborer VA VA VA
    ______ Lennie W F 19   Wife   / Keeping House VA VA VA
    ______ Thomas H W M 1/12 Apr Son /     VA VA VA
Listed next to James's mother, Sophia, and his step-father, George.

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

4.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #15 of 21):  Speedwell Twp., Wythe Co., VA, Roll T623_1732, p 156A, SN 8, SD 9, ED 139, enumerated 18 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
129 130 Straup James P Head W M Sep 1857 42 M 22     VA VA VA Broom Maker     Y Y Y O F F 98
    ______ Lennie? Wife W F Jun 1861 38 M 22 8 6 VA VA VA Keeping House     Y Y Y        
    ______ Thomas H Son W M Apr 1880 20 S       VA VA VA Day Laborer 1   Y Y Y        
    ______ John W Son W M Mar 1882 18 S       VA VA VA Day Laborer 2   Y Y Y        
    ______ James W Son W M Apr 1884 16 S       VA VA VA Day Laborer 4   Y Y Y        
    ______ Charles E Son W M Aug 1886 13 S       VA VA VA Day Laborer 1 5 Y Y Y        
    ______ Josie V Dau W F Jan 1889 11 S       VA VA VA     5 Y Y Y        
    ______ Maudie J Dau W F Jun 1892  7 S       VA VA VA                    

5.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #1 of 34 this page is indexed, but missing, at Ancestry.com, at least as of 12/05):  Honley's Pct., Wythe Co., VA, Roll T624_1652 (Part 3), p. 146A, SN 11A, SD 9, ED 146, enumerated 15 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 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
8 8 Stroup James P Head M W 51 M1 31     VA VA VA Eng Farmer general farm W N Y Y   O M F 6
    ______ Lennie J Wife F W 48 M1 31 8 6 VA VA VA Eng None       Y Y          
    ______ Maud J Dau F W 16 S       VA VA VA Eng None       Y Y N        

6.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 6):  Raleigh-Grayson Turnpike, Henley's Pct, Speedwell Magisterial Dist., Wythe Co., VA, Roll T625_1919, p. 145A, SN 1A, SD 9, ED 192, enumerated 2 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 28 29
* Fm 2 2 Stroupe James P Head O F M W 60 M   Y Y VA VA VA Y Farmer General Farm W 2
      _______ Linnie Wife     F W 56 M   Y Y VA VA VA Y None      
      _______ Larence C GSon     M W  9 S Y ? ? VA VA VA   None      
*Raleigh and Grayson Turnpike
Lawrence appears to have gotten himself enumerated twice, once here with his grandparents and once with his father, James Walter STROUP.  Listed next to their married son, Thomas H. STROUPE.

7.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #20 of 31):  Speedwell Magisterial Dist., Wythe Co., VA, Roll 2465, p. 137B, SN 10B, ED 99-9, SD 8, enumerated 21 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
194 195 Strupe James P Head O R Y M W 71 M 24 N Y VA VA VA Y Farmer General Farm O Y N 167
    ______ Linnie Wife       F W 68 M 21 N Y VA VA VA Y None          

8.  Message in the Roberts Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com)

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