U.S. States: Texas: Mason County
I looked up Strother in 1870 and 1860 census. There was no listing. Nor was there one for Hardin.
We have limited access to a few other counties in Texas so if you find another county they may have lived in, you might try me again. E-mail me at my address and that will be the quickest way unless you reply to this message. (Then I'll get Genforum's automatic response that tells me someone answered one of my messages).
Glad to be of limited help.