I have for years been seeking information on my ancestor, Adam Stropes. According to his obituary, he was born April 16, 1793 of German and French parentage in North Carolina, his father died there when he was an infant and his mother remarried a man named Tankersly and then emigrated to Jacksonboro, Campbell County, Tennessee where she died when Adam was 7. There were no other family members to raise him, so he was taken in by a family named Tharp. It appears he might have a brother Charles who took the surname Tankersly, and stayed in Tennessee but Adam did not do either moving to Indiana after serving in the War of 1812. I am trying to find out Adam's mother's name and his father's. There has been much information posted on the internet that Adam's father was Peter Stroup (first wife Catharine Armin who could not have been Adam's mother) however I have been unable to find anyone who can show proof or even a convincing case for this. It's one of those things that just get passed person to person I guess. I have been trying to find something that would help me find Adam's parents. Does anyone have any information that might be of help or suggest somewhere I might research?
I live near Saint Louis Missouri, so have been doing this long distance.
Thank you so much for any assistance or direction anyone might give.
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