Biography of Jesse Stroup
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





JESSE STROUP, farmer, P. 0. South Charleston, was born in this county in 1828. His grandfather. John Stroup, was a native of Pennsylvania, and located in Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1793. David Stroup, the father of our subject, was born in Pennslyvania June 18, 1795, and was three years old when his parents came West. In 1805, he moved to Madison County with his parents, and located on a farm. He died April 30, 1876. on the farm in Paint Township, that he had occupied for over half a century. He married Mary Ray, a daughter of Andrew and Mary Ray, old settlers of the county. She was born September 6, 1804, and died June 30, 1881. They were the parents of nine children, of whom four survive. viz.: Jesse; Alfred, born August 11, 1833, married Charity Thompson, and has two sons and two daughters; Rebecca, married Seth McCollum, and has four children living - one dead; and William L., married Helen King, who died four years after marriage, and in February, 1880, he married Ida Lemon, with whom he lives in Elk Falls, Kan. The deceased children are: Jacob, born November 24,1822, and died January 31, 1876, married Phebe Dixon; Nancy, born June 4, 1824, married John Linson. and died January, 1881; David, born June 15, 1826, married Mary Carns, and died July 19, 1867; Mary G., born February 27, 1830, married Thomas Gain, and died December 16, 1870; and Martha, born February 27, 1835, and died August 21, 1839. In 1866, our subject married Lavina Woosley, daughter of Benjamin and Ketnrah (Hunt) Woosley, and by her has had four children, viz.: Keturah Woosley, born May 4, 1867; Mary Ellen, August 4, 1868: Rebecca Hunt, August 4, 1870; Emma L., born February 8, 1874; and Jessie B., born March 20, 1879. Mr. and Mrs. Stroup are members of the Methodist Church. He held the office of School Director for several terms. He has been successful in life, and now owns 668 acres of land in Madison and Clark Counties.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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