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Rachel RUSH
Husband:  Samuel STROPE / STROUP
Birth:  1790-1800, PA
Death:  1840, Medina Co., OH
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Thomas STROUP / STROPE, Sr.
Mother:  Ann? __?__
Migration:  1835, to Spencer Twp., Medina Co., OH
Wife:  Rachel RUSH
Birth:  1800-1810 (but closer to 1800, if not before 1800), PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Peter RUSH (1752-1819)
Mother:  Susannah FORDYCE

Susannah must have been very much younger than Peter to be the mother of Rachel.  Either that or Rachel is fibbing about her age.

born in Richhill Twp., Greene Co., PA:
1.  Silas STROPE / STROUP, b. Nov 1820
2.  Jackson A. STROUP, b. 9 Mar 1822
3.  Lucinda / Lucy Ann STROUP, b. 1820-25 or 1826/7
4.  Parker N. STROUP, b. 1828/9
5.  George W. STROUP, b. 1822-30 or Sep 1829
6.  Oliver M. STROUP, b. 1830/1

born in Spencer Twp., Medina Co., OH:
7.  Martin STROUP, b. 1836-38
8.  (Rev.) Philip B. STROUP, b. 1839/40
9.  Eliza STROUP, b. 1840/1

The children, as listed, do not jibe well with the early censuses.

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1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 14; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1830 PA Greene Co. Richhill Twp. Roll M19_162 p. 396 Ln. 2 Samuel Stroup 220 002 - 020 010
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 4 or under 1825-1830 = Parker (b. 1828/9)
= George (b. 182?)
2 males 5-9 1820-1825 = Jackson (b. 1822)
= Silas (b. 1820)
2 males 30-39 1790-1800 = Samuel
= ?
2 females 5-9 1820-1825 = Lucinda
= ?
1 female 20-29 1800-1810 = Rachel
Rachel is surely fibbing about her age.  in the Listed next to Charles ALLUM, who is next to John ALLUM.

3.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #1-2 of 8 mis-indexed "Steoup"; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 OH Medina Co. Spencer Twp. p. 15 | pp. 175B-176A Ln. 3 Saml Stroup 223 101 - 011 001 0500000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 4 or under 1835-1840 = Philip (b. 1839/40)
= Martin (b. 1836-38)
2 males 5-9 1830-1835 = ?
= Oliver (b. 1830/1)
3 males 10-14 1825-1830 = Parker (b. 1828/9)
= George (b. 182?)
= ?
1 male 15-19 1820-1825 = Silas or Jackson
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = Samuel 
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = ?
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = Lucinda
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Rachel
5 persons employed in agriculture
Rachel continues to fib about her age, but now Samuel is in the wrong age class, too.

4a.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #30 of 33):  Spencer Twp., Medina Co., OH, p. 437B, 1819/1825, enumerated 16 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Jackson Stroup 27 M   Blacksmith 800 Penn
_______ Delilah 23 F       O
_______ Oliver 19 M   Blacksmith   Penn
_______ Rachel 40 F       Do
James M Jeffries 32 M   Farmer   NY
Either Rachel is fibbing about her age or Samuel had an earlier wife because, at 40, she would be too young to be Jackson's mother, much less Silas's.  Listed two households from son, Silas STROPE (æ 29).  Considering how scattered Rachel's children are, it appears Samuel did not leave her well off; otherwise, she would surely have kept her children with her. 

4b.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #17 of 27):  Homer Twp., Medina Co., OH, p. 162A, 136/136, enumerated 27 Jul 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
John Miller 50 M   Farmer 1875 Penn
Polly 50 F       Do
Henry Berry 12 M       NY
Eliza Strope  9 F       O

5.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Rachel not found, at least not as Rachel STROUP.

6.  Anon.  1881.  History of Medina County and Ohio.  Baskin & Battey, Historical Publ., Chicago, IL (online at GenealogyLibrary.com).  On p. 824:
Chatham Township...

JACKSON STROUP, farmer and blacksmith; P.O. Chatham Center; born March 9, 1822, in Rich Hill Township, Greene Co., Penn., son of Samuel and Rachel (Rush) StroupSamuel was son of Thomas, of German descent, to whom were born John, George, Millie and Lavina.  The father of Rachel was Peter Rush, a native of Pennsylvania.  Jackson was a lad of 13 when his parents came West.  His father located first in Spencer, purchasing land, for which he paid $5 per acre.  He did not remain long on this place, but moved about considerably before he died, renting land in different localities.  His death occurred in the year 1840.  His family consisted of nine children, all of whom lived to maturity.  They were Lucinda, Eliza, Jackson, Silas, George, Parker, Oliver, Martin, and Philip.  After the death of his father, Jackson took charge of the family, and kept them together, and maintained them until they were enabled to care for themselves...

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

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