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Peter STROUP
Elizabeth KELSO
Husband:  Peter STROUP
Birth:  1793/4, Wythe Co., VA
Death apparently:  1870-80, Washington Co., VA
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  John Peter STROUP
Mother:  Maria Magdalena "Molly" WENRICH
Marriage:  17 Oct 1826, Washington Co., VA
Wife:  Elizabeth "Betsy" KELSY / KELSO
Birth:  20 Jan 1792 or 1803/4, VA
Death (æ 95y 1m 13d):  5 Mar 1887, Washington Co., VA
Disposition:  buried Sinking Spring Cemetery, Main St., Abingdon, Washington Co., VA
Occupation:  homemaker

It appears there may have been some age inflation here.

Children born in Washington Co., VA:
1.  Julia STROUP, b. 1825/6
2.  Samuel Patton STROUP, b. 1828/9 
3.  Mary Malinda / Melinda / Matilda STROUP, b. 1830/1
5.  Catharine STROUP, b. 1833/4
6.  Nancy STROUP, b. 1834/5
7.  (Daughter) STROUP, b. 1835-40; d. by 1850
8.  Russell STROUP, b. 1842/3
Other Kin:
.  Elizabeth "Eliza" STROUP, b. 1842/3, VA
.  Theophilus STROUP, b. 1846/7, VA
.  John STROUP, b. 1855/6, VA
.  Mary STROUP, b. 1865/6, VA
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Virginia

Sources (n.b., Washington Co. was formed in 1777 from Fincastle Co.):

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Peter STROUP
Birth: About 1806, Of Washington, Virginia
Marriage: 17 Oct 1826, Washington, Virginia
Spouse: Elizabeth KELSO
Birth: About 1806, Of Washington, Virginia
Source: patron submission

2.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #4 of 8 list was roughly alphabetized; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1820 VA Wythe Co. Evensham Roll M33_139 p. 222B Ln. 14 Peter Straup 300300-00010-0-300 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
3 males 9 or under 1810-1820 = ?
= ?
= ?
3 males 19-25* 1794-1801 = ?
= ?
= Peter (b. 1793/4) 
1 female 26-44 1775-1794 = Molly (b. 1765-70)
3 persons engaged in agriculture
*In the 1820 Census, the third column is age class 16-18 and the fourth column is age class 16-25; therefore, any individual in column three is duplicated in column four.  By subtracting the number in column three from the number in column four, you can create an age class "19-25."
Peter appears to be unmarried and living with his mother, Molly, who appears to be fibbing about her age.  Where is his father?

2.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #127 of 150; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1830 VA Washington Co. Roll 200 p. 289 Ln. 21 Stroup Peter 100 001 - 100 010 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Samuel (b. 1828/9)
1 male 30-39 1790-1800 = Peter (b. 1793/4)
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Julia (b. 1825/6)
1 female 20-29 1800-1810 = Elizabeth (b. 1803/4)

3.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #97 of 115; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 VA Washington Co. Roll 579 pp. 246B-247A Ln. 3 Stroup Peter 010 000 010 - 131 001 no slaves 0001000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = Samuel (b. 1828/9)
1 male 50-59 1780-1790 = Peter (b. 1793/4)
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = ?
3 females 5-9 1830-1835 = Nancy (b. 1834/5)
= Catharine (b. 1833/4)
= Malinda (b. 1830/1)
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = Julia (b. 1825/6) 
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Elizabeth (b. 1803/4)
1 person employed in manufactures and trades

4.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #190 of 298 indexed "Straup"):  District 67, Washington Co., VA, Roll 980 (Book 1), p. 162B, 1377/1377, enumerated 17 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Peter Stroup 56 M   Farmer   Va
Elizabeth 46 F       "
Julia 24 F       "
Saml P 21 M   Laborer   "
Malinda 19 F       "
Catharine 16 F       "
Nancy 15 F       "
Russell  7 M       "

5.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #128-129 of 134):  Abingdon P.O., Western District, Washington Co., VA, Roll 1383 (Book 1), pp. 719-720, PN 355-356, 2605/2543, enumerated 10 Oct 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Peter Stroup 67 M   Farmer   150 Va
Elizabeth  " 56 F   H Keeper     Va
Eliza      " 17 F         Va
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Theophilus " 13 M         Va
Who are Eliza and Theophilus?  They weren't with our subjects in the 1850 census.

6.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #34 of 78):  Abingdon P.O., Abingdon Twp., Washington Co., VA, Roll M593_1681, p. 18B, PN 16, enumerated 25 Sep 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1870:  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 10 16 17 18 19 20
1-8 108 Strop Peter 96 M W no occupation Virginia / / Insane / /
    _____ Betsey 56 F W Keeping house Virginia / /      
    _____ Eliza 25 F W no occupation Virginia   /      
    _____ John 14 M W no occupation Virginia / /      
    _____ Mary  4 F W   Virginia          
Peter is age 76, not 96; and Betsey is age 66, not 56.  Listed three households from Widow Mary STROUP (æ 38, b. VA).

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

8.  Catherine Sanders McConnell.  1968.  On a Windy Hill.  Overmountain Press (excerpt courtesy of Glenn STROUP:
Sinking Spring Cemetery, Main St., Abingdon, Washington Co., VA
"Stroup, Elizabeth w/o Peter Stroup, d. 5 Mar 1887, age 95y 1m 13d"
It appears there has been some age inflation here.

9.  Birthdate calculated using Ben Buckner's Birthdate Calculator.
Name Deathdate Age at Death Result
Stroup, Elizabeth 5 Mar 1887 13d 1m 95y 20 Jan 1792

10.  Messages posted to the Stroup Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

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