I was so very excited to hear from you. My sisters and I had about given up on finding out anything about the Strickland side. I would appreciate anything you are willing to share. I have so many questions I donít know what to ask first. After I got your reply I tried again to look the family up on the censuses. The only one I have found was Abel and Martha on the 1850 census. But now with your help I have more information to work with. This is what I had on the family. The Strickland and Stricklin spellings have changed back and forth depending on what document you are looking at. My grandparents always used Strickland as did their children. But, on their tombstones it says Sticklin. I have obituaries for Rufus, Nannie, Claude, Some pictures of them, I even have a copy of the marriage license for Rufus and Nannie, at least the one we think it is. But the spelling there was Strickling and it said they got married in 1916. From the dates on the census and the year their first child was born they got married in 1912.
I looked up the Palmetto Genealogical Association page. It is a great page and if there is any way I can volunteer from Florida I will be more than happy to do it. I just joined the Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society where most sides of my family were from, Whittle, Corley, Day, Rish, Berry, and Matthews. I am looking forward to getting to South Carolina and visiting some of the cemeteries, churches and areas the family came from. I would like to join the Palmetto Association too. I will be more than happy to send anything I have to add.
I have one Uncle (Otis) still living, He is 83 and if you have any questions I canít answer on our side he may know the answer.
The 1900 census showed T Strickland living next door to his children.
All I had for Thomas and Victoria were their names so anything you can share about them, their siblings etc. I would love to have. I didnít have the names of some of their children.
Children of Thomas and Victoria I have been in the process of getting more dates
Lizzie Strickland born September 14,1874 died November 23, 1944 ,
married William A Johnson born October 23, 1863: died April 9, 1950
They are buried at Jackson Creek Baptist Church cemetery. I have pics of tombstone
Lila Emma Strickland born August 1885, married E Jesse Nipper
Rufus David Strickland Sr ( I always thought they said his name was Rufus Desmond
Strickland but his obit and World War I reg card say David and Davis) born Aug 4,
Died May 7, !957Ö married Nannie Lena Corley born Sep 8, 1892, died Sep
29,1962 Nannie was the daughter of Robert Tucker Corley and Nancy Ann
Berry. Both buried in Elmwood Cemetery
Thomas Eugene Strickland Sr born July 14,1913-died Nov 22,1777
Married on Sept 11, 1939 to Frances Ruth Whittle born Jan
27,1919 died Oct 14, 1969
Worked for the City of Columbia Police Dept 28 years
Thomas was called ďJaboĒ
Both buried at Greenlawn in Columbia
Thomas Eugene Strickland Jr born Feb 19,
1941 died Mar 3,1941 12 days old Olympia Cemetery
Brenda Katherine Strickland born Feb 4,1942
Patricia Ann Strickland born Mar 27,1943
Mary Elleni Strickland born Sep 23, 1945
Claude James Strickland born Nov 10,1949
Don Eugene Strickland born Feb 8, 1951
Duane Nick Strickland born Mar 21, 1952
Claude James Strickland born Dec 31,1916 died May 25,1936
There were three Claudes. One was Rufus brother, one was
His son and one was his grandson.. The brother and son
both died the same month and year. Claude
Worked in the CCC camp. He hurt his leg and went in the
Hospital. He got an infection there and died. Buried
Elmwood Cemetery in Columbia.
Ferolder (?) I think this is Viola Strickland born Aug 1890 married Erebid Coward
Aunt Viola and Uncle Will lived next door to us in Columbia when I was little.
Two of their children are
Liddie Coward about 1907
Luther Coward about 1910
Maggie Strickland Born June 1891 died Aug 25,1955 married Harmon Muns b Oct 15,
1889 died May 2, 1967
They moved to Augusta where they lived the rest of their lives
Lillian Mathis Muns
Thomas Philip Muns
I know there was a son Robert Ray Muns
Claud J Stricklin or Claude J Strickland born May 22, 1892 died May 2, 1936
Married Viola ________. Claude fell from a tower he was working on and
died when he was 44. I have a copy of the newspaper clipping and his obit
as well as a picture of his tombstone. He is buried at Killian Baptist Church
Cemetery. Thomas Stricklin
Bessie Mae Stricklin m. ____Fallaw
Mattie B Strickland born May 5, (?) 1876- died July 19,(?) 1937 I have a copy of her
Tombstone and the month and day is hard to read from the picture.
Married William H Goins Buried at Jackson Creek
Baptist Church Cemetery married about 1903
Mattie B Goins
James E Goins
Charles A Strickland born about 1911 (?)
Hattie Strickland m ____ Nipper According to Claud Stricklin obit she lived
In Alabama in 1936 when he died
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org (that's an L not a one)
I had this in columns. I will send it to you again. Let me know if you want the obits, documents and pictures.
Thank you so much. I'm looking forward to hearing from you. It's nice to meet a cousin.
Thanks so much.
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