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William B. STROUP
Sarah __?__
Husband:  William B. STROUP
Birth:  1813/4, PA
Occupation:  merchant
Father:  Mr. STROUP
Mother:  Derias __?__
Marriage:
Wife:  Sarah __?__
Birth:  1815/6, PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Children:
born in PA, possibly in Minersville, Schuylkill Co., PA:
1.  Dorothea M. STROUP, b. 1839/40
2.  Elizabeth STROUP, b. 1845/6

born in Minersville, Schuylkill Co., PA:
3.  Joseph STROUP, b. 1850/1

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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, at least not as head-of-household in Schuylkill Co., PA.

3.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #53-54 of 71):  Borough of Minersville, Schuylkill Co., PA, Roll M432_826, pp. 273A-273B, 394/394, enumerated 15 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
William Stroup 36 M   Merchant   Penna
Sarah 34 F       "
R M 10 F       "
Elizabeth  4 F       "
Derias 78 F       "
Julia S 44 F       "
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John Witzman 23 M   Merchant   "
Francis Sipe 19 M   "   "
William R Reese 21 M   "   "
Derias would appear to be the mother of William and Julia, though she is only just young enough to be William's mother.

4.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #24 of 102):  Minersville P.O., Borough of Minersville (East Ward), Schuylkill Co., PA, Roll M653_1178, p. 260, 2603/2504, enumerated 25 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Wm B Stroup 47 M   Sexton Meth 700   Penn'a
Sarah     " 49 F         "
Elizabeth " 14 F         "
Joseph    "  9 M         "
Where's Dorothea?  I can't find her anywhere.  Is she married?  Was her marriage to William DOUTY her second marriage?

5.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #30 of 168):  Shamokin P.O., Shamokin Borough, Northumberland Co., PA, Roll M593_1384, p. 106B, PN 30, enumerated 13 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
200 201 Douty John B 59 M W Coal Operator 60000 1000 Penna
200 201 _____ Lavina 54 F W Keeping House     Penna
200 201 Hamilton Lavina 23 F W       Penna
200 201 Stroupe Sarah 60 F W Keeping House  2000  150 Penna
200 201 _______ Joseph 20 M W Clerk in Drug Store     Penna
Listed next to Sarah's married daughter, Dorotha (STROUP) DOUTY.

6.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #47 of 50):  Shamokin Borough (First Ward), Northumberland Co., PA, Roll T9_1163, p. 102C, PN 47, SD 3, ED 145, enumerated 17 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 10 11 13 21 24 25 26
294 376 Douty William H W M 43     /   Coal Operator   PA PA PA
    _____ Doretha M W F 40 Wife   /   Keepinging (sic)   PA PA PA
    _____ Phebe F W F 18 Dau /     At School / PA PA PA
    _____ Lavenia F W F 15 Dau /     At School / PA PA PA
    _____ John B W M 12 Son /     At School / PA PA PA
    _____ Sallie C W F  9 Dau /       / PA PA PA
    Stroup Sarah W F 62 Mother in law     / At home   PA PA PA
    Huren Jennie W F 16 Servant /     Servant   MI Eng Eng
    Dodge Francis L W F 45 Boarder       Governess   PA VT VT
295 377 Douty Lavinia W F 63       / Keeping House   PA PA PA

7.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

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