Edmond STRANGE William Bradford STRANGE Mary E STRANGE Marshal STRANGE Rebecah STRANGE Rachel STRANGE Little Berry STRANGE Amos Bradford STRANGE Elizabeth Ann STRANGE Permela STRANGE Frances BAILEY Parnum STRANGE Beverly Henry STRANGE Spencer STRANGE William Henry STRANGE Martha ELLIS Mini tree diagram

Amos Alexander STRANGE2,1,3,4,5,6

also known as Amos STRANGE7,1

17591,3,4,5,6 - 1st Jun 18428

Life History

1759

Born in Halifax County, Virginia.1,3,4,5,6

15th Jul 1789

Married Frances BAILEY in Laurens County, South Carolina.10,10,1

8th Dec 1791

Birth of son William Bradford STRANGE in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.1,5,9,10,11

14th Feb 1795

Birth of daughter Mary E STRANGE in Spartanburg, Laurens, South Carolina.10,12

2nd Oct 1799

Birth of son Marshal STRANGE in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.1,10

26th Aug 1801

Birth of daughter Rebecah STRANGE in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.10,1

21st Dec 1803

Birth of daughter Rachel STRANGE in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.10,1

2nd Jul 1807

Birth of son Little Berry STRANGE in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.5,10,1

1st Nov 1809

Birth of son Amos Bradford STRANGE in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.13,1,14,15,10,16

1810

Death of daughter Mary E STRANGE in South Carolina.12

1810

Death of son Marshal STRANGE in South Carolina

27th Aug 1812

Birth of daughter Elizabeth Ann STRANGE in Greenville District, South Carolina.1

after 1814

Resident in Moved family to Chattooga County, Georgia.1,2

26th Dec 1814

Birth of daughter Permela STRANGE in South Carolina.1,10

1820

Death of daughter Permela STRANGE in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.17

6th Jan 1842

Died in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.8

(less likely)

1st Jun 1842

Died in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.1,7

(most likely)

Jun 1842

Buried in Camp Meeting Burial Grounds, Spartanburg, South Carolina.1

Notes

  • Amos Strange
    •Birth: 1759 in Halifax Co, VA or Kent Co., VA
    •Death: 1 JUN 1842 in Spartanburg Co., SC
    •Burial: Camp Meeting Burial Grounds, Spartanburg Co., SC
    Father: Edmund Strange b: 9 JAN 1728/29 in St. Peter's Parish, NewKent Co., VA
    Mother: Mary
    Marriage 15 JUL 1789 in Laurens Co., SC Frances Bailey b: OCT 1774 in96th District, SC
    --  Charles Dill,http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=cwdill&id=I10096

    Some genealogies report that the Frances Bailey's father was a Germanimmigrant.  See:  Charles Dill,http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=cwdill&id=I10096:
    "David William Bailey of Spartanburg, SC he was a German immigrant."

    However, this is certainly an error, Bailey is a French-Norman nameassociated with a lineage in Ireland.  Another descendant researcherlater confirmed my own declaration of the Baileys as coming fromIreland.
    --  See also Ronna Chatham,http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:821656&id=I38895323 Charles Dill,http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=cwdill&id=I10096

    Paul Strange provides some family information on Amos Strange andsays:
    "This information was taken from the papers of Alexander TaylorStrange who in the Mid 1800s rode from home to home to collect theinformation. I do have a copy of the papers."
    --  Paul H Strange,http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.northcarolina.counties.halifax/257.1/mb.ashx

    But Taylor Strange does not refer to the origin of the Baileys in his1991 book on the Strange lineage.

    Amos Alexander Strange seems to be the first person of theShropshire-Norfolk (Devon) LeStrange-Strange line to migrate toGeorgia.  Though some descendants stayed, he moved back east later andsettled in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where he died in June 1842.

    By then parallel lines of his family were well-established inTennessee, primarily Jefferson and Cocke Counties.  William Strange'sdaughter Julia Ann Clementine married Dock Patrick Gregory, and theymoved west about 1894-5, first to Collin County, Texas, then toStephens County, Oklahoma, and finally to Garvin County, Oklahoma.

    There was a later migration of Stranges from South Carolina (or NorthCarolina) that appears to be part of this same lineage.  I have notyet been able to make the definite connection.

    Throughout the 1800s, various members of this same Strange lineage,either from Devon County or from the earlier line in Norfolk County,continued to migrate to various parts of North America, as well as afew to Australia.  Some migrated directly to Texas, Colorado or otherwestern areas.  It appears that the greater part of those in Texas andcontiguous states settled there from the great population center inTennessee in various waves of movement of Tennesseans to the west.

    Their location is reported in the Ancestry.com index records as theLaurens District of South Carolina.  But my understanding is that from1791-1799, the area of Spartanburg was in what was designated as thePickens District.  The actual census page does not have anydesignation other than Spartanburg.  The organization of Countieswithin Districts and then separate Counties shifts a lot in SouthCarolina, and I find different history sources reporting themdifferent ways.  Note the spelling of Amos' names in 1800.

    1800 Federal Census, Laurens District, South Carolina, page 33
    Amous Strainge  2 males under 10, 1 male 26-44, 1 female 26-44
    2 members of household under 16, 2 over 25

    Two doors down from Amos is a David Bailey, reported in the age rangeof 45 and over.  This appears to be the father of Amos' wife FrancesBailey.  Between them is John Bailey, who I would think is David's sonand Frances' brother.

    1800 Federal Census, Laurens District, South Carolina, page 33
    David Bailey  1 male over 45, 1 female over 45

    1800 Federal Census, Laurens District, South Carolina, page 33
    John Bailey  1 male under 10, 1 male 16-25, 1 female 16-25

    In 1810 and 1820, we find a census entry for Amos Strange inSpartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

    1810 Federal Census, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, page 285
    Amos Strange  2 males under 10, 1 male 16-25, 1 male 45+, 1 female26-44

    1820 Federal Census, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, SpartanburgTownship, page 248
    Amos Strange  1 males 10-16, 1 male 45+, 1 female under 10, 1 female45+

    In 1840, Amos Alexander Strange is located in Laurens District, SouthCarolina.

    1840 Federal Census, Laurens District, South Carolina, page 285
    Amos Strange  1 male 70-80, 1 female 50-60

    Amos should be about 81 years old in 1840.  Frances should be about66.  This report is young for both, but I do not find anyone else thatwould fit closer to this report.

    Two of his sons, William Bradford and Little Berry are living nearby,as well as a David Strange and his young family.

    1840 Federal Census, Laurens District, South Carolina, page 285
    Bradford Strange  1 male under 5 years, 2 male 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1male 30-40
    1 female under 5 years, 1 female 20-30 [same age range as in 1830]

    1840 Federal Census, Laurens District, South Carolina, page 285
    Berry Strange  2 male under 5 years, 2 male 5-10, 2 male 10-15, 1 male30-40
    1 female under 5 years, 1 female 30-40

    1840 Federal Census, Laurens District, South Carolina, page 285
    David Strange  1 male under 5 years, 1 male 15-20, 1 female 15-20

    Amos died on 1 June 1842.  This date is recorded in his militarypension records.  Amos received a twice-yearly US government pensionfor his service in the Revolutionary War, from September 1801 untilhis death.  After almost a year, his widow Frances Bailey Strangebegan receiving the same pension.

    U.S. Pensioners, 1818-1872
    South Carolina, Amos Strange, Amt 13.63.5  Commencement Sep 1801 Died1 June 1842
    --  Ancestry,http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=1116&iid=T718_8-0370&fn=Amos&ln=Strange&st=r&ssrc=pt_t1493480_p-1702003127_g32768&pid=32480&ftm=1

    Amos' wife Frances was approved to being drawaing his pension fromMarch 1843.  She continued to receive the same pension, through hermove to Georgia in 1846, and payments were transferred to Georgiauntil her death on 3 February 1853

    Bailey is a Norman name, deriving from the Norman-French word baillis,meaning "official."  It is related to the word bailiff.  In 1991Alexander Taylor Strange published a book about the Strange lineage.He does not include details about the Baileys, even where they cameform.  But the Bailey/Bayley lineage is associated with Ireland.  Andfamily tradition in the Strange line reports that Frances' fatherDavid had immigrated from Ireland.

    Alexander Taylor Strange does give a basic statement about AmosStrange and his marriage to Frances Bayley.

    ================================
    Amos [Strange], son of Edmond, a Revolutionary veteran, captain of acompany and known to have been in several engagements, and to haveenlisted three times. He was contemporanious [sic] with Col. GideonAlloway Strange. [Ch 2 / p 26]

    As has been stated, Amos Strange was the son of Edmond Strange, andprobably a half brother of William Henry Strange. He was born andraised in Virginia, and from that state entered the war of theRevolution, rising to the position of commanding a company having beenCaptain of Militia prior to the war. After the close of the war, helocated in South Carolina, where others of the name, and most probablyrelatives were then living. Here he met and married Miss FrancisBayley, and to this union there were four children born .... [Ch 3 / p27].
    --  Strange: Biographical and Historical Sketches of the Stranges ofAmerica and Across the Sea By Alexander Taylor Strange (Salem, Mass:Higginson Book Co, 1911)
    Electronic Book accessed 24 March 2010 athttp://books.google.com/books?pg=PA26&lpg=PR3&dq=Alexander+Taylor+Strange&sig=r9riG8R0DgZtTQMZJ88y_my7N38&ei=PiuqS7a-OY2PtgeljPi-BQ&ct=result&id=ohtWAAAAMAAJ&ots=6krWuiiQlN#v=onepage&q=&f=false
    ================================

    "Amos and Francis [sic] were married July 15, 1789 in SpartanburgSouth Carolina."
    --  Ancestry Forum,http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.northcarolina.counties.halifax/257.1/mb.ashx

    U.S. Pensioners, 1818-1872
    South Carolina, Frances Strange
    widow of Amos, Captain Amt 13.63.5
    Commencement 14 Mar 1843
    Transferred to Georgia Mar 1847
    --  Ancestry,http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=1116&iid=T718_18-0151&fn=Amos&ln=Strange&st=r&ssrc=pt_t1493480_p-1702003127_g32768&pid=108182&ftm=1

    Frances received a government military pension in South Carolina untilhe moved to Georgia in 1846.  The Georgia record reports the transfernoted in the above South Carolina record.

    U.S. Pensioners, 1818-1872
    Georgia, Frances Strange  widow of Amos, Captain Amt 13.63.5  FromSouth Carolina for 4 Set 1846, records through March 1848
    --  Ancestry,http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=1116&iid=T718_19-0067&fn=Amos&ln=Strange&st=r&ssrc=&pid=110969&ftm=1

    Some sources report that Frances died May 1950, but she is recorded inthe 1850 census in September.  In the 1950 census, widowed FrancesBailey Strange is living with her son Amos Bradford Strange andfamily.

    1850 Federal Census, Chattooga County, Georgia, 9 September,Summerville District, page 738 (scan p 267), Hse/Fam #1
    A B Strange 41 M Farmer SC [born abt 1809]
    Mary Strange 40 F SC [born abt 1810]
    Francis Strange 78 F SC [born abt 1772]

    Her death is reported in the Military Pension records.  The tallysheet of pensions reports that she continued to receive the pensionAmos had originally received, first in South Caroilna, then after shemoved to Georgia in 1846, until she died in February 1853

    U.S. Pensioners, 1818-1872
    Georgia, Frances Strange  widow of Amos, Captain Amt twice-yearly13.63.5  Records from March 1848 through September 1852 -- Died 3 Feb1853
    --  Ancestry,http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=1116&iid=T718_18-0164&fn=Amos&ln=Strange&st=r&ssrc=pt_t1493480_p-1702003127_g32768&pid=108343&ftm=1

Sources

  • 1. Ancestry Trees
    • Charles Dill,
  • 2. Strange Family Discussion List, Genealogy.com
    • http://genforum.genealogy.com/georgia/messages/1768.html
  • 3. 1800 Federal Census, Laurens District, South Carolina
    • page 33
  • 4. 1820 Federal Census, Spartanburg County, South Carolina
    • Spartanburg Township, page 248
  • 5. 1840 Federal Census, Laurens District, South Carolina
    • page 285
  • 6. 1810 Federal Census, Spartanburg County, South Carolina
    • page 388
  • 7. U.S. Pensioners, 1818-1872
    • Ancestry,
  • 8. One World Tree (sm)
  • 9. Humrich Family Tree
    • http://trees.ancestry.co.uk/pt/person.aspx?tid=27467&pid=-2143578415
  • 10. Ancestry.Com Discussion Boards
  • 11. John Drake Strange III
  • 12. Ancestry Trees
    • Williamson-Texas,
  • 13. Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
    • SAR Membership 81830
  • 14. 1850 Federal Census, Chattooga County, Georgia
    • 9 September, Summerville District, page 738 (scan p 267), Hse/Fam #1
  • 15. 1870 Federal Census, Marshall County, Alabama
    • 29 June, Subdivision 45, Guntersville, page 34, Hse/Fam #245
  • 16. 1860 Federal Census, Marshall County, Alabama
    • 13 July, Eastern Division, PO Guntersville, page 89, Hse/Fam #598
  • 17. One World Tree (sm)
    • http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=41283951

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