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Solomon STROUP
Mary LOWRE
Nancy HASKINS
Husband:  Solomon STROUP
Birth:  1790, Hoyle's Creek, Lincoln [now Gaston] Co., NC
Death:  1868-70 [will signed 1868, then not found in 1870 census]
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Adam STROUP
Mother:  Catharine ALEXANDER
Marriage-1:  Mar 1810
Wife-1:  Mary LOWRE
Marriage-2:  3 May 1816, Lincoln Co., NC
Wife-2:  Nancy HASKINS
Birth:  30 May 1799, Lincoln Co., NC
Death:  3 Mar 1879, Morganton, Burke Co., NC
Occupation:  homemaker
Child with Mary LOWRE or Nancy HASKINS born in Lincoln [now Gaston] Co., NC:
  1.  (Son A) STROUP, b. 1810-20
Children with Nancy HASKINS born in Lincoln [now Gaston] Co., NC:
  2.  Joseph P. STROUP, b. 1817/8
  3.  (Daughter A) STROUP, b. 1820-25
  4.  (Daughter B) STROUP, b. 1820-25
  5.  Elizabeth STROUP, b. 1827/8
  6.  Andrew Jackson STROUP, b. 26 May 1828 or 1829/30
  7.  (Son B) STROUP, b. 1825-30
  8.  Susannah STROUP, b. 1832/3 
  9.  David Chuza "Choosey" STROUP, b. 6 Feb 1836
10.  Nancy STROUP, b. 1838/9
11.  Mira STROUP, b. 1841/2
12?  Mary C. STROUP, b. 1841/2 {1850: æ 2; 1860: æ 18; 1870: æ 25; 1880: æ 35; 1900: æ 54 (b. Aug 1845); 1910: æ 65}

Mary's age varies widely in the censuses.  Only if Mary is the oldest age given was she born early enough to be Nancy's daughter; otherwise, Nancy was too old to be her mother.

Others in household (relationship unknown):
.  Elizabeth STROUP, b. 1833/4, NC
.  Martha STROUP, b. 1834/5, NC
.  Elizabeth STROUP, b. Feb 1860, NC
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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1810 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

3.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #10 of 33; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1820 NC Lincoln Co. "East of the South Fork of the Catawba River" Roll M33_83 p. 362 Ln. 32 Solomon Stroup 200011-00101-0-100 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 9 or under 1810-1820 = Joseph (b. 1817/8)
= Son A
1 male 26-44 1775-1794 = Solomon (b. 1790)
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = father-in-law?
1 female 16-25 1794-1804 = Nancy (b. 1799)
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = mother-in-law?
1 person engaged in agriculture
Solomon's parents are already deceased, so is the older couple his in-laws?  Or is this not our subject, with the head-of-household an older, unknown Solomon?

4.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #159 of 214; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1830 NC Lincoln Co. Roll 122 p. 234 Ln. 4 Solomon Stroup 102 001 - 120 001 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Andrew (b. 1829/30)
2 males 10-14 1815-1820 = Joseph (b. 1817/8)
= Son A
1 male 30-39 1790-1800 = Solomon (b. 1790)
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Elizabeth (b. 1827/8)
2 females 5-9 1820-1825 = Daughter B
= Daughter A
1 female 30-39 1790-1800 = Nancy (b. 1799) 

5.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #65 of 84; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 NC Lincoln Co. Lower Regiment Roll 364 pp. 132A-132B Ln. 14 Soloman Stroup 102 000 100 - 111 100 100 no slaves 0200000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = David (b. 1836)
2 males 10-14 1825-1830 = Son B
= Andrew (b. 1829/30)
1 male 40-49 1790-1800 = Solomon (b. 1790)
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Nancy (b. 1838/9)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Susannah (b. 1832/3)
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = Elizabeth (b. 1827/8) 
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = Daughter A or B
1 female 40-49 1790-1800 = Nancy (b. 1799) 
2 persons employed in agriculture

6.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #28 of 145):  Gaston Co., NC, Roll M432_630, p. 404B, 197/198, enumerated 18 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Soloman Stroup 60 M   Farmer 1210 No Ca
Nancy 50 F       "
Elizabeth 22 F       "
Andrew 20 M       "
Susanah 17 F       "
David 13 M       "
Nancy 11 F       "
Mira  8 F       "
Mary C  2 F       "
If Mary's age is correct, then Nancy is too old to be her mother (nearly all women have had their last child by the age of 43).

7.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #164-165 of 182):  Vestel's Ford P.O., Gaston Co., NC, Roll M653_898, pp. 82B-83A, PN 164-165, 1257/1150, enumerated 24 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1257 1150 Solomon Stroup 72 M   Farmer 1604 1335  
    Nancy      " 60 F          
    Andrew     " 28 M   "   348  
    David      " 22 M   "      
    Mary       " 18 F          
    Elizabeth  " 26 F          
    Martha     " 25 F          
    Elizabeth  " 3/12 F          
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1257 1150 Mary Black 14 F          
    Joseph Stroup 27 M       202 Buncomb
    Rebecca   " 18 F          
This record is hard to figure.  Is Mary's age wrong here or was it wrong in 1850?  Listed six households from Bartlett STROUP.

8.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #34 of 101):  Stanley Creek P.O., Dallas Twp., Gaston Co., NC, Roll M593_1138, p. 722B, PN 34, 214/214, enumerated 22 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Stroup D C 33 M W Farmer 1000 800 NC
   "   Amanda J 30 F W Keeping house     "
   "   Mary 25 F W at Home     "
   "   Wade Hill  8 M W       "
   "   Amose K  6 M W       "
   "   Martha A  3 F W       "
   "   Charllie E  1 M W       "
   "   Nancy 72 F W at Home     "
Nance Roburtus 11 M W Farmer     "

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

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