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John STROUP
Ms. __?__
Sarah KETTENRING
Husband:  John STROUPE / STROUP
Birth:  1794/5, Wythe Co., VA
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  John Peter STROUP
Mother:  Maria Magdalena "Molly" WENRICH
Marriage-1:  ca. 1817/8 (the average age at first marriage for a man is 23)
Wife-1:  Ms. __?__
Birth:  ca. 1798/9 (the average age at first marriage for a woman is 19)
Death:  by 1825

WARNING:  I have no proof that John married twice, but he was 30 when he married Sarah and there is a child in the household born before John & Sarah were married, both of which circumstances suggest that John would have had a prior marriage.

Marriage-2:  28 Apr 1825, Wythe Co., VA
Wife-2:  Sarah "Sally" KETTENRING / CATERING / CATRON
Birth:  1804, Wythe Co., VA
Death:  25 Aug 1847, Wythe Co., VA
Father:  Michael KETTENRING
Mother:  Margaret WENRICH
Child with Wife-1:
  1.  (Son) STROUP, b. 1815-20
Children with Sarah KETTENRING born in Wythe Co., VA:
  2.  Peter STROUP, b. 1826/7; idiotic
  3.  Andrew "Andy" STROUP, b. 1828 
  4.  Joel STROUP, b. 1830/1
  5.  Nancy STROUP, b. 1832/3
  6.  Frances A. STROUP, b. 1835/6 or Oct 1834
  7.  George W. STROUP, b. 1838/9
  8.  Mary "Polly" STROUP, b. 1840/1; idiotic
  9.  Sarah C. STROUP, b. 1842/3 or 1844
10.  Margaret STROUP, b. 1845/6
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Virginia 

Sources:

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  KY, NC, TN, VA, WV Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Stroup, John Catering, Sally 28 Apr 1825 Wythe Co., VA

2.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #85 of 110; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1830 VA Wythe Co. Roll 200 p. 354 Ln. 1 John Stroup 201 001 - 000 010 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 4 or under 1825-1830 = Andrew (b. 1828/9)
= Peter (b. 1826/7)
1 male 10-14 1815-1820 = Son?
1 male 30-39 1790-1800 = John (b. 1794/5)
1 female 20-29 1800-1810 = Sarah (b. 1804)

3.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #21-22 of 84; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 VA Wythe Co. Roll 579 pp. 86B-87A Ln. 17 John Stroup 102 100 100 - 020 001 no slaves 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = George (b. 1838/9)
2 males 10-14 1825-1830 = Joel (b. 1830/1)
= Andrew (b. 1828/9) 
1 male 15-19 1820-1825 = Peter (b. 1826/7)
1 male 40-49 1790-1800 = John (b. 1794/5)
2 females 5-9 1830-1835 = Frances (b. 1835/6)
= Nancy (b. 1832/3)
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Sarah (b. 1804)
1 person employed in agriculture

4.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #134 of 235):  Sixty Eighth District, Wythe Co., VA, Roll M432_982, p. 290B, 923/923, enumerated 20 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
John Stroupe 55 M   Farmer 300 Va  
Peter    " 23 M   none   " Idiotic
Andy     " 21 M       "  
Joel     " 19 M   Labourer   "  
Nancy    " 17 F       "  
Frances  " 14 F       "  
George   " 11 M       "  
Polly    "  9 F       "  
Sarah    "  7 F       "  
Margaret "  4 F       "  
Listed next to John's niece, Sophia STROUP, who later marries John's son, Andrew, then later still John's son, George.

5a.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #87-88 of 223):  Sixty Eighth District, Wythe Co., VA, Roll M653_1385, pp. 82-83, PN 114-115, 864/761, enumerated 30 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
John Stroup 64 M   Farmer 200 100 Virginia  
Polly   " 18 F         do Idiotic
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Sarah Stroup 17 F   None     Virginia  
Listed next to John's son, Joel STROUP, who is listed next to John's nephew, Solomon STROUP.

5b.  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. 63B, 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         "
John is our subject's nephew, and Nancy is John's wife.

6.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #64 of 88):  Wytheville P.O., Blacklick [Black Lick] Twp., Wythe Co., VA, Roll M593_1682, p. 408B, PN 64, 461/457, enumerated 1 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Stroup John 75 M W Farmer 500 100 Virginia
   "   Polly E 29 F W Keeping house     "
   "   Sarah C 27 F W       "
   "   Paulina  5 F W       "
   "   Maria  2 F W       "
Paulina and Maria are Sarah's illegitimate children.  After 1870, Sarah married William GRUBB, and Maria is living with them.  Listed next to son, Andrew STROUP, who is next to son, George STROUP

7.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  John not found.

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

9.  Messages in the Stroup Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com). 

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