Posted By:Terry Sampson
Subject:Re: Need Info on Waters, Stroup and Denton families
Post Date:April 23, 2008 at 08:13:54
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Forum:Madison County, OH Genealogy Forum
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Yours: What year did the DAR read the Crawford Farm Cemetery?

Mine: I have two dates, 1917 and 1924, depending on the source.

(a) The Official roster of the soldiers of the American Revolution buried in the state of Ohio. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio Adjutant General's Dept., 1929-1959. F.J. Heer Printing Co., 1929. Vol. II, page 335: "Was a native of PA. Marr Mary Steel Cd 11-4-1835); soldr d 2-4-1832; bur rear of Maxey Schoolhouse Madison Co. Inscript copied 1924 "_oup, eb 4, 1832 y" By side is stone "In memory of Mary, wf of John Stroup Nov. 4, 1835 ae 68 years." Came to Chillicothe O 1799, moved to Madison co 1805; mentioned in Clarke Co. Hist. Rept. by cpt. Wm. Hendricks chpt; Mrs. Fred Hoch."

(I am curious about the Clarke Co. Historical Report by Mrs. Fred Hoch of the Capt. Wm. Hendricks Chapter. I've never seen a copy and assume that the paragraph above is an abstract from the original report.)

(b) Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.4, p. Serial: 7324; Volume: 14. Hatcher, Patricia Law. Dallas, TX, USA: Pioneer Heritage Press, 1987.
       Name: John Stroup
       Cemetery: Crawford farm
       Location: Paint Twp., Madison Co., OH 17

According to, "The number at the end of the line is the reporting year. For example, "45" indicates the grave was located between April 1, 1944 and April 1, 1945. If possible, check the original publication, which might contain additional information, such as the patriot's birth and death dates and places, the service record of the patriot, and more details on the grave location."

Reviewing "The History of Madison County, Ohio" (Beers, 1883), I note a few references to cemeteries:

Pg. 834: "Protestant Methodist Church - In 1850, a few persons met at the schoolhouse, then located where the cemetery now stands, and, under Rev. Rameth Hussey, were organized into a class consisting of the following persons ...

For many years the early settlers had their family or neighborhood burying-grounds. One of these was on the John Phifer farm, ... but now nothing remains to show that there was ever a grave was made there, the ground being used and cultivated for grain. Another was on the Hume land. Some bodies, however, have been removed from here and deposited in more permanent and well-preserved cemeteries. The ground is, however, still enclosed by a fence, but no more persons are being buried there. The only one which has become a permanent burial-place is the Withrow Cemetery."

As for my interest in plat maps, I was hoping that there might be one early enough to include Joseph and Jane (Denton) Stroup's land. My information suggests that they moved from Madison Co. Ohio to Pike Co. Mo. in the Fall of 1853, about the time that Stokes Township (which is where they were in the 1850 census) was split up to form Paint Township (established in Summer of 1853). I would have to research the deed records for the Stroups in Madison Co. to confirm my belief, but I speculate that John and Mary Stroup's son, David (and wife, Mary [nee Ray]), was the last Stroup landholder of what remained of John and Mary Stroup's original property in Madison Co. But I'm wondering if Joseph and Jane (nee Denton) Stroup were on land (in 1850) that was part of John and Mary's original landholdings.

As it stands, I don't think anyone would dispute the claim that Joseph and Jane (nee Denton) Stroup were son and daughter-in-law of John and Mary Stroup. But I lack primary documentation confirming that relationship (e.g. will/estate/gift deed).