Big changes have come to Genealogy.com — all content is now read-only, and member subscriptions and the Shop have been discontinued.
 
Learn more


Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Regional: U.S. States: Tennessee: Campbell County

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Stropes/Tankersly/Tharp
Posted by: Denise Gray (ID *****7759) Date: May 13, 2003 at 08:39:58
  of 1174

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.
Denise Gray


Notify Administrator about this message?
Followups:
No followups yet

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

http://genforum.genealogy.com/tn/campbell/messages/613.html
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network