Some years ago, I read the biographical sketch of Reuben Stroup in The Biographical and Genealogical History of Cass, Miami, Howard, and Tipton Counties, Indiana (Lewis Pub. Co., 1898), pages 526-528. I then copied the sketch in my own handwriting and typed it into my computerized database. Now, years later, I'm reading what I typed and wonder at what point in the copying/typing process did I fall asleep, because a portion of what I typed doesn't make sense.
Does anyone have easy access to the Biographical and History and would you check it to see if I correctly or incorrectly copied what it says?
According to my version:
"His father, William Stroup, was a native of Pennsylvania and of German descent, and was married in Ohio to Miss Anna Thomas, a native of Maryland. William was a son of John Stroup, a native of Germany, who settled in Pennsylvania. William emigrated to Ohio, when a young man, during the middle of the last century, and served seven years in the Revolutionary war, in which he received a wound, and finally died in Pennsylvania. William Stroup emigrated to Ohio when a young man, married there, and followed agricultural pursuits. In 1849 he sold his farm and came to Tipton county, Indiana, where he entered a tract of land, which is the present homestead of the family, and of this tract he made a good farm, being successful in its management. He died in 1863 at the age of seventy-eight years, well known among the pioneers of his section of the state as an honorable man and useful citizen. Politically he was a Democrat. His wife died in 1868, at the age of seventy years. They had ten children. John, deceased; Joseph, who died in Ohio; Polly, Jane, Rebecca, Anna, Naomi, Lavina, Reuben (our subject), and Jackson, a farmer."
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