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Matthew Wallace STROUP, Jr.
Ms. __?__
Margaret E. SUMMIT
Husband:  Matthew Wallace STROUP, Jr.
Birth:  25 May 1852, Gaston Co., NC
Death:  7 May 1938
Disposition:  buried Mt. Zion Cemetery, Cherryville, Gaston Co., NC
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Matthew Wallace STROUP
Mother:  Barbara BLACK
Marriage-1/2:
Wife-1/2:  Ms. __?__
Secondary sources give Matthew two prior wives:  Hesty WARLICK and Ellen DELLINGER.
Marriage-3 said to be:  9 Sep 1880, Gaston Co., NC
Based on the 1900 census, they were married 1884/5.
Wife-3:  Margaret E. "Maggie" SUMMIT
Birth:  Jun 1849, NC
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Kin (illegitimate son?):  John SUMMIT, b. 1866/7, NC
Father:  Daniel F. SUMMIT (c1826-1864)
Mother:  Sarah May "Sallie" KNIPE, b. 1828/30, NC
Children with Wife-1/2 born in Cherryville Twp., Gaston Co., NC:
1.  Sarah STROUP, b. 1871/2
2.  Ephraim D. STROUP, b. Apr 1873
3.  Milton STROUP, b. 1875/6
Children with Maggie SUMMIT:
none
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, North Carolina

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2a.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 51 indexed "Marthew Stonge"):  Cherryville P.O., Cherryville Twp., Gaston Co., NC, Roll M593_1138, p. 656B, PN 266/2, 11/11, enumerated 10 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Shiers Joseph 35 M W Farmer     NC
  "    Sarah 32 F W Keeping house     "
Stroup Mathew 18 M W Farmer     "

2b.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Margaret SUMMIT (æ 25, b. NC) is living in Cherryville Twp., Gaston Co., NC (p. 657A), with her widowed mother, Sallie SUMMIT (æ 42, b. NC), plus siblings.  No "grandson" John is present.

3a.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #45 of 48 indexed "Shoup"):  Cherryville Twp., Gaston Co., NC, Roll T9_964, p. 23A, PN 45, SD 3, ED 85, enumerated 24 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 11 13 22 23 24 25 26
411 439 Stroup Matthew W M 28     / Farmer / / NC NC NC
    ______ Sarah W F  8 Dau /         NC NC NC
    ______ Ephraim W M  6 Son /         NC NC NC
    ______ Milton W M  4 Son /         NC NC NC

3b.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Margaret SUMMIT (æ 34, b. NC) is living in Cherryville Twp., Gaston Co., NC (p. 23A), with her widowed mother, Sarah SUMMIT (æ 50, b. NC), plus siblings and a child, John SUMMIT (æ 13, b. NC), labeled as a "grandson" of Sarah's.  If he is Margaret's son, as many show, than he appears to be illegitimate.

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

5.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6 of 31):  Cherryville Twp., Gaston Co., NC, Roll T623_1196, p. 26B, SN 3, SD 8, ED 75, 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 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
50 50 Stroup Mathew Head W M May 1852 48 M 15     NC NC NC Farmer 0 N N Y O F F 43
    ______ Maggie Wife W F Jun 1849 50 M 15 1 1 NC NC NC Keeping House   N N Y        
    ______ Ephraim Son W M Apr 1873 27 S       NC NC NC Farm Laborer 0 Y Y Y        
    Click Henry  Lodger W M Apr 1865 35 S       NC NC NC Day Laborer 0 Y Y Y        
Listed next to Mathew's brother, Ephraim STROUP.

6.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 37):  Waco Road, Cherryville Twp., Gaston Co., NC, Roll T624_1112 (Book 1), p. 31A, SD 7, ED 53, 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 26 27 28 29
7 8 Straup Mathew Head M W 58 M2 26     NC NC NC Eng Farmer Farming Emp N N N O F F 6
    ______ Margaret E Wife F W 65 M1 26 1 1 NC NC NC Eng None       Y N        
Listed next to brother, Ephraim D. STROUP; and, in the other direction, next to son, Ephraim D. STROUP, Jr., who is next to Alfred STROUP. 

7.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find.

8.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find.

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

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