The name for me is "Nancy Stroud Holland" and the question generally relates to the Louisiana Strouds. You seem to know a great deal about them.
Here is my problem: That William Stroud of South Carolina--do you know much about him? My impression is that your chain comes from him. Is this true?
I have a break in my Stroud chain in about 1817 when my great great grandfather, Gaines Stroud was born. His father was a John Stroud, an apparent man of wealth in and around Augusta, Georgia, right on the South Carolina line. That is a long way from Orange County where I find other Strouds.
It has been my hypothesis that William Stroud, who had a lot of children, was quite a "rounder" and shall we say was probably fun to be around. His children were apparently adventurous and all "Went West" from "upper" South Carolina.
I have tracked a branch of Strouds to near Chattanooga, one to part of what is North Atlanta, my branch to Augusta, all in Georgia generally after the revolution.
I think yours too come from the same branch of the English Strouds--just kept going. Do you agree?
Do you have any information regarding the Old William Stroud you mention. My John Stroud (father of Gaines) was born somewhere, died in Wilkes County Georgia about 1822 leaving Gaines, age 3 an orphan the next year when his mother died. Apparently this was first marriage for John Stroud, 2nd for her because her family took all three of her children to Kentucky to raise shortly after her death.
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