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Solomon Leander STROUP
Nancy Caroline SENTER
Husband:  Solomon Leander STROUP / STROUPE
Birth:  2 May 1823, Lincolin [now Gaston] Co., NC
Death (typhoid epidemic):  12 Aug 1854, Gaston Co., NC
Disposition:  buried Bart Stroup Farm Cemetery, High Shoals Rd., Gaston Co., NC
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Philip STROUP
Mother:  Catherine MASTERS
Marriage:  4 Aug 1846, Lincoln Co., NC
Wife:  Nancy Caroline SENTER
Birth:  1824/5, NC
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  William Ephraim SENTER / CENTER
Mother:  Catherine CLONINGER
Children born in Gaston Co., NC:
1.  Frances Catherine "Fannie" STROUP, b. 1845/6 or 9 Mar 1848
2.  Jason STROUP, b. 1848/9
3.  Anderson STROUP, b. 3 or 12 Feb 1852
4.  Solomon Leander STROUP, Jr., b. 1853/4
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, North Carolina

Sources (n.b., Gaston Co., NC, was formed in 1846 from the southern half of Lincoln Co.):

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Solomon L STROUP
Birth: 02 May 1823, Lincoln, North Carolina; Death: 12 Aug 1854, Lincoln, North Carolina
Marriage: 1845, Lincoln, North Carolina
Spouse: Carolyn L. SENTER
Birth: About 1823, Lincoln, North Carolina
Source: patron submission
Jason STROUP; Birth: 1846, Lincoln, North Carolina
Father: Solomon L STROUP; Mother: Carolyn L. SENTER
Source: patron submission
Anderson STROUPE; Birth: 12 Feb 1852, Gaston, North Carolina; Death: 22 Jun 1926
Father: Solomon STROUPE; Mother Caroline SENTER
Source: patron submission

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #83 of 145):  Gaston Co., NC, Roll M432_630, p. 432A, 612/612, enumerated 20 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Soloman Strup 27 M   Farmer 150  
Caroline   " 25 F        
Francis D  "  4 F        
Jasen  1 M        
Listed next to Solomon's widowed mother, Catherine (MASTERS) STROUP.

3a.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Solomon is deceased.  Can't find Caroline, Frances, Anderson, or Leander.

3b.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #165 of 182):  Vessels Ford P.O., Gaston Co., NC, Roll M653_898, p. 83A, PN 165, 1264/1156, enumerated 24 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤()
Bartlett Stroup 32 M   Farmer 600 555 Lincoln
Susan       " 28 F         "
Jasper      "  6 M         "
Lanira      "  4 F         "
Maggie      "  2 F         "
Edward      " 9/12 M         "
Jason       " 12 M         "
Son, Jason, appears to be living with Bartlett & Susannah (STROUP) STROUP.  (Bartlett is Jason's second cousin.)

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #46 of 57):  Dallas P.O., River Bend Twp., Gaston Co., NC, Roll 1138, p. 779B, PN 46, 302/302, enumerated 26 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Stroup Caroline 44 F W Keeping house 200 200 NC
   "   Fannie 20 F W at Home     "
   "   Anderson 19 M W Farmer     "
   "   Leander 16 M W Farmer     "
Listed next to widow, Elizabeth STROUP, who is next to widow Fanny CENTER (æ 45, b. NC), who is next to Ben STROUP, who is next to widow Nancy STROUP.

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #19 of 27):  East Dallas Twp., Gaston Co., NC, Roll T9_964, p. 147A, PN 21, SD 3, ED 90, 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 10 11 13 22 23 24 25 26
177 182 Stroup Leander W M 26     /   Farmer     NC NC NC
    ______ Mary J W F 21   Wife /   Housekeeping / / " " "
    ______ Sarah L W F 6/12 Dec Dau           " " "
    ______ Nancy C W F 54   Mother   /     / " " "
Listed next to Leander's brother, Anderson STROUP.

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

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