Amos Bradford STRANGE Samuel Lurs STRANGE Mary M PEUGH Francis Jane STRANGE Nancy C STRANGE Martha STRANGE James H STRANGE Mary Ann STRANGE Amos Bradford STRANGE Edwin J B STRANGE Marshall A STRANGE Robert Erwin STRANGE Hester STRANGE Mary Ann HENDERSON Mini tree diagram

William Berry STRANGE1,2

24th Mar 18331,2 - 6th Aug 19061

Life History

24th Mar 1833

Born in Laurens County, South Carolina.1,2

Feb 1872

Birth of son Samuel Lurs STRANGE in Alabama.3,4,5

7th Aug 1894

Death of Mary M PEUGH in Marshall County, Alabama

6th Aug 1906

Died in Marshall County, Alabama.1

Other facts


Married Mary M PEUGH in Marshall County, Alabama.1


  • William B Strange is recorded in the 1850 census, when he is still in his parents' household.

    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]
    Wm B Strange 17 M Farmer SC [born abt 1833]

    He is away from their home in the 1860 census.  Some family genealogies provide details about Wililam.  I reproduce here the information from Raymond W Strange.  No documentation is given for this information about William Berry, other than the census.  Thus I assume that Raymond (and others with details that sound credible) are drawing on Family information.

    William Berry Strange
    Birth 1833-03-24 in Laurens [County], South Carolina
    Death 1906-08-06 in Marshall  [County], Alabama
    Mary Ann Henderson, Birth 1809 in Germany, Death 1883 in Marshall [County], Alabama
    Amos Bradford Strange, Birth 1809-11-01 in Spartanburg [County], South Carolina, Death 1875 in Sand Mountain, Marshall, Alabama
    Marriage 19 Mar 1889 Marshall [County], Alabama to Mary M Peugh
    Birth 1863-08-23 in Marshall, Alabama
    Death 1894-08-07 in Marshall, Alabama
    one son reported:  William A Strange, Birth abt 1890 in Alabama, Death 5 Oct 1959 in Rusk, Texas
    --  Raymond W. Strange,

    I received communication in March 2010 from a descendant of William Berry Strange, who provides information on the lineal descend I repesent here.  I have not included all deatials on every individial, but include this information on William from Elisa Strange Von Rice.

    "I decend through ... Amos Bradford Strange ... then through his son, C.S.A. Captain, William Berry Strange, d: Alabama 1906 then through his son, Samuel Lurs Strange, steamboat pilot on the Tenn. River before moving to Wichita Co, Texas in 1906."
    --  Elisa J Strange-Von Rice, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 16 December 2008

    William Berry Strange, Martling, Al. was a Baptist Minister.

    Wm. Berry, Lt. CSA, captured at Fort Hudson, Louisiana after a 42 day seige. Sent to Maryland to Yankee POW Camp, Point Lookout, Md. (the most notorious) guarded by black troops. His words to my G-father, Samuel Lurs Strange was, everyday he prayed that he would be able to return to his wife and children in Alabama. He said he promised God if he would spare him he would serve him for the rest of his life.

    Released in 1865 he made his way back to Alabama.  He fulfilled his poromise and served the lord for the rest of his life.  I received an 8 x10 picture of him at a reunion with some of the men who had served under him.  Their letter stated he was a much loved and honored man. He died 1906. susposedly buried at Sand Mountain.  I still have not found his grave.  lt is said his brother died there and his name is on the memorial today, Marion Francis Strange.
    --  Elisa J Strange-von Rice, Linked-In Message to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 5 August 2013

    I don't have any child in my sources or notes named Marion Francis among the many children of this family.


  • 1. Ancestry Trees
    • Raymond W Strange,
  • 2. 1850 Federal Census, Chattooga County, Georgia
    • 9 September, Summerville District, page 738 (scan p 267), Hse/Fam #1
  • 3. 1920 Federal Census, Wichita County, Texas
    • 19 January, Justice Precinct 4, District 132, page 8A, Hse #139, Fam #152
  • 4. 1930 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Oklahoma
    • 12 April, Grayson Township, District 8, page 6A, Hse #95, Family #97
  • 5. 1900 Federal Census, Marshall County, Alabama
    • 9 June, Precinct 18 Thompson, District 94, Page 5A, House #76, Family #77

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