Biography of David M. Strope
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Strope, David M., was born in the town of Sand Lake, January 31, 1834. He was educated in the district schools. He was a butcher for eighteen years, and is now a farmer and gardener. In 1857 he married. Elizabeth A. Norton of Tomhannock. They have two children: Myron David and Caroline E. She, on March 29, 1883, married Richard Jones, then of Melrose but now of Schaghticoke Hill. They have had three children: Elizabeth, Carrie, and Robert, who died in infancy. Mr. Strope's father, David T., was born in the town of Sand Lake in the year 1804. He was educated in the schools of that day, and was a carpenter and farmer. He married twice, first, to Catherine Goewy; they had fourteen children: Sarah„ Rebecca, David M., Caroline, Mary, Louise, William, Frederick, John, Emeline, Alfred, Ezra, Hattie, and Mahala. Mrs. David T. Strope died about the year 1865. For his second wife he married Mrs. Caroline Whittuck, born Fonda. They had four children: Martin I., Jesse, Cynthia, and Almira. Mrs. Strope is living at this date. The ancestors on both sides were in the Revolutionary war. The ancestry of this family is Dutch on both sides.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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