Catherine Strother: Birth: ABT 1704.
Elizabeth Strother: Birth: ABT 1706.
Note: [ralphroberts.ged] [roberts.GED] [6958.ged] Jeremiah Strother was a freeholder in Westmoreland Co. as early as 1703, as appears by a purchase from J. W. Smith; and subsequently a planter in King George Co. when that county was formed from Westmoreland, where he resided until probably as late as I736, when he moved to Orange Co.(now Culpeper). Here he died in 1741. His will dated June 7, 1740, was prob. March 26, I74I, and recorded in Children: (1) James Strother m. Margaret French (2)WiIIiam, m. Mildred Taliaferro (3Francis (4)Catharine (5)Elizabeth (6)Lawrence, m. Elizabeth------- (7)Jeremiah, m. Catharine Kennerly (8)Christopher, m. Ann -------- (9)Robert Strother, m. Elizabeth Berry Ref: Historical Southern Families, by Boddie and Owen, William Strother in VA, 1898, pp. 6-7. 1740 DEED: Orange Co, VA, DB 5-149, 7 Apr, Jeremiah Strother wit. 1741 WILL: Orange Co, VA, WB I-141. Written 7 Jun 1740, Jeremiah Strother lists wife Elener; sons as James, William, Jeremiah, Francis, Lawrence, and Christopher; daus Catherine and Elizabeth; mother's rights to Christopher; exers: sons James and William. Devised all property to wife Elener (sic) for life or widowhood, and after her marriage or death to son Christopher, special legacies to sons James, William, Francis, Jeremiah, and Lawrence, and daus. Catharine and EIizabeth; exers: sons James and William; wits: John Catlett, Francis Slaughter, Wm. Lightfoot. He is said to have died at the age of 86 but it is nowhere shown whether this age is taken from deposition, Bible or Wills. It is very probable that Eleanor may have been a second wife if he died at that age.
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