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Mary STROUP
Subject:  Mary "Polly" STROUP
Birth:  1845/6, Gaston Co., NC
Death:  1922, Lincoln Co., NC
Occupation:  homemaker, farmer
Mother:  Elizabeth STROUP
Children:
born in Dallas Twp., Gaston Co., NC:
1.  Elizabeth "Lizzie" STROUP, b. 1861/2 or Nov 1863
2.  Julia Ann STROUP, b. Aug 1863/4 [not 1869]

born in NC:
3.  Ida STROUP, b. Jan 1874
4.  Ella STROUP, b. Jun 1876/7 or 1878
5.  William Ellis STROUP, b. 7 Jun/Jul 1879
6.  Eva STROUP, b. 7 Jun/Jul 1879

born in Ironton Twp., Lincoln Co., NC:
7.  Walter STROUP, b. Sep/Oct 1882

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, North Carolina

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #38 of 101):  Stanley C? P.O., Dallas Twp., Gaston Co., NC, Roll M593_1138, p. 724B, PN 38, 240/240, enumerated 23 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Stroup Elizabeth 60 F W Keeping house     NC
   "   Mary 25 F W At home     "
   "   Elizabeth  8 F W       "
   "   Julia Ann  6 F W       "

3a.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #29 of 37):  Ironton Twp., Lincoln Co., NC, Roll T9_970, p. 293B, PN 30, SD 3, ED 101, enumerated 14 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 11 13 24 25 26
262 263 Stroup Polly W M 35       / Farmer NC NC NC
    ______ Julia W F 16   Dau /   Works on farm NC NC NC
    ______ Ella W F  3   Dau       NC NC NC
    ______ William W M 11/12 June Son       NC NC NC
    ______ Eva W F 11/12 June Dau       NC NC NC
Elizabeth appears to be working out (see next source), but where's Ida?

3b.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 27):  East Dallas Twp., Gaston Co., NC, Roll T9_964, p. 139A, PN 5, SD 3, ED 90, enumerated 3 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 24 25 26
35 35 Dillon Albury W M 32     / Farmer NC SC NC
    ______ Jane W F 32 Wife   / housekeeping " NC "
    ______ Nancy W F  3 Dau       " " "
    ______ Nina W F  1 Dau       " " "
    Stroup Elizabeth W F 18 Servant /   Servant " " "
We can't be absolutely certain this is Mary's daughter, but I'd bet money on it.

4.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

5.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #23 of 41):  Catawba Springs Twp., Lincoln Co., NC, Roll T623_1203 (Book 2), p. 12A, SN 12, SD 197, ED 105, enumerated 11 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 27 28
199 204 Stroup Mary Head W F 1847 53 M   7 7 NC NC NC Farmer 6   N N Y R F 169
    ______ Lizzie Dau W F Nov 1863 36 W? 10 4 4 NC NC NC Farm laborer 4   Y Y Y      
    ______ Julia Dau W F Aug 1869 30 S       NC NC NC Farm laborer     N N Y      
    ______ Ida Dau W F Jan 1874 26 S       NC NC NC Farm laborer 4   Y Y Y      
    ______ Ella Dau W F Jun 1878 21 S       NC NC NC Farm laborer 3   Y Y Y      
    ______ Eva Dau W F Jul 1879 20 S       NC NC NC Farm laborer 6   Y Y Y      
    ______ William Son W M Jul 1879 20 S       NC NC NC Farm laborer 2   Y Y Y      
    ______ Walter Son W M Oct 1882 17 S       NC NC NC Farm laborer   4 Y Y Y      
If Lizzie's a widow with four surviving children, where are they?  And why is she still surnamed STROUP?  Is she unmarried, too?

6.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #25 of 42):  Catawba Springs Twp., Lincoln Co., NC, Roll T624_1117, p. 110A, SN 13A, SD 9, ED 65, enumerated 29 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 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 23 24 25 26 28
232 233 Stroup Polly Head F W 65 Wd 7 5 NC NC NC Eng Own Income N N   R H
    ______ Eva Dau F W 27 S     NC NC NC Eng None Y Y Y    
Listed five households from Polly's married son, William E. STROUP.

7.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Mary's said to be living, but I can't find her.

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

9.  Email from descendant.

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