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Descendants of Daniel Stringer

13. JOSIAH4 STRINGER (JOHN3, JOHN2, DANIEL1) was born 1761 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, and died February 1837 in Lawrence County, Mississippi. He married (1) SELAH DAVIS, daughter of EMORY DAVIS and RACHEL. She was born Abt. 1771. He married (2) LUCRETIA STRINGER.

Notes for J
      There is some confusion as to when Selah died, and when/where Josiah married Lucretia; one or more of the children credited to Lucretia may well have been Selah's.
      (Source: A Roster of Soldiers of the Revolutionary War North Carolina, pg 83:) Josiah Stringer, Pvt, Blount's Company, 6 Nov 1777, 3 years. Corporal, Nov '78, Sergeant, Jun '79; discharged 1 Feb 1780.
      Same book, pg 182: settled accounts owed soldiers from Continental Line: Josiah Stringer, Sergeant.
      Same book, pg 256: Military land warrants granted officers and soldiers: #1161
      Josiah Stringer Pvt, 274 acres for 36 months service, Aug 13 1784. Also deeded 274 acres for James Griffin, Pvt.
      Same book, pg 611: Clarks State Records, Roll of Lt. Col. Harney's company, 2nd NC Bn, commanded by Col. John Patton, Sep 9 1778. Roster, Josiah Stringer.
      1790 census, Edgecombe County, NC, lists Josiah Stringer and wife, 4 sons under 16, and 2 daughters under 16. 1790 01-04-03-00-00
      Edgecombe County Deed Book 4-139: Josiah Stringer of Edgecombe Co. & Sealie (X) Stringer to Edmond Harrell of same, April 9, 1783, for 55 pds specie a tract of 200 acres on north side of Town Creek. Wit: Gd. Killebrew, Emanuel (X)Laller.
      In Edgecombe County, NC, Josiah bought and sold property along Town Creek and Ruffin's Branch from 1782 until 1799, when he sold what appears to have been the last of his property in NC, and about that time he and others of his family removed to GA. Josiah is listed as married, living in Burke County, GA in 1805. Also in Burke County that year: Alexander, Celia (widow with children), Charles, James, John (single), Simon and Smith (both listed as unmarried).
      The book "Laurens County, GA Legal Records 1807-1832" by Allen Thomas, lists considerable activity by Josiah Stringer from 1806 to 1815. Josiah is listed as resident of Wilkinson County initially, buying property; then Laurens County later, selling. Other Stringers mentioned: Jacob, Simon, John, Charles, and Noah Stringer, who is mentioned as "Justice of Inferior Court".
      Josiah appears on the 1818 tax records for Lawrence County, MS, with 320 acres on White Sand Creek, with others of his family.
      The 1820 census for Lawrence County shows Josiah with 1 male under 10 (Josiah Franklin); 1 male 10-18 (William); 1 male 18-26 (Levi). Females: 1 under 10, (Deborah), 3 10-16 (Alba, Nancy, Sarah). This census also indicates the presence of 2 female slaves, age 14-25.
      Lawrence County, MS Deed Book C., p. 257-258: Feb. 28, 1837. Josiah Stringer and Lucretia Stringer, his wife, sells land for $2000, to Irvin Scarborough. Wit: Pleasant Harris, Wm R. Askew, M.B. Cannon. (Lucretia signed "x")
      On pg 367 of the book " Cemetery Records of Lawrence County, Mississippi 1810-1988" (compiled by Lawrence County Historical society), the grave site of Josiah is shown as Hepzibah Baptist Church Cemetery, between Arm and Oakvale, MS, near Sand Creek. The DAR marker reads:
"Stringer, Josiah, North Carolina Lt. Col. Harney's Co Revolutionary War, 1760-1837"
      Lawrence County, MS Josiah Stringer Return for 1823 for guardian of Soloman and Eliza Hargrove.
      To cash D. James Gibson for Board 18.62 1/2
      of Soloman Hargrove.
      Cash to Eli Warner for the schooling of S. Hargrove 12.00
      For the subscription of the Mutiny House 13.37 1/2
      Cash for two pr. shoes Soloman Hargrove 4.75
      Cash for Arthur Wood for sending us his bill 5.87 1/2
for Eliza Hargrove                  
                                    59.62 1/2

      1822 Cash for groce(ries)                  50.00
      1823 Cash groce                        110.00
      1824                              65.00
                                    - 59.62 1/2
      Balance due estate                        95.37 1/2

      In 1822, Josiah Stringer was appointed guardian of the children of Howel (Howell) Hargrove, deceased.
I believe that Josiah and Lucretia had guardianship of Soloman and Eliza Hargrove, who I believe to be brother and sister; I think that Josiah's daughter Sarah later married this Soloman Hargrove.
      The 1830 census indicates that Josiah had 3 slaves-1male, 2 females.

More About J
Burial: Hepzibah Baptist Church Cemetary

Notes for L

      The 1860 census for Lawrence County, MS, shows Lucretia in Monticello Township, in the household of A.J. (Andrew Jackson) Burkett; he was the brother of two of Lucretia's daughters-in-law--Mary, who married Levi, and Sarah Ann, who married Josiah Franklin.
      Since it has not yet been established as to when and where Lucretia and Josiah were married, Levi was either her son or her stepson.
      Other researchers have indicated that Lucretia was the natural mother of Solomon and Eliza Hargrove, for whom Josiah was appointed guardian in 1822. Solomon and Eliza were the children of Howel (Howell) Hargrove; if Lucretia was his widow, she certainly could not have been the natural mother of Sarah Stringer, who married Solomon Hargrove.
      The first two or three children listed for Lucretia may well have been the children of Selah Davis, Josiah's first wife.

Marriage Notes for J
It is not known for certain when and where Lucretia and Josiah were married. Best guess would be about 1798-99 in Edgecombe County, NC; could have been in GA. Recent data indicates a belief that Lucretia married Josiah after the birth of Sarah, and that Lucretia was the widow of a Hargrove, and the natural mother of Solomon, who married Sarah. Lucretia could not be the natural mother of both Sarah and Solomon, if those two were married.
Children of J
  i.   JOHN5 STRINGER II, b. WFT Est. 1749-1771, Edgecombe County, North Carolina; d. WFT Est. 1788-1890, Conecuh County, Alabama.
John Stringer listed 1819 tax rolls for Conecuh County Alabama, as paying one       white poll tax, and having one slave; property tax was 12 1/2
John Stringer is listed in 1820 census of Conecuh County, Alabama

33. ii.   DANIEL STRINGER II, b. 1787, Edgecombe County, North Carolina; d. 1855, Thomasville, Georgia.
34. iii.   EMORY STRINGER, b. 1789, Edgecombe County, North Carolina; d. 1840, Conecuh Co., Alabama.
35. iv.   NOAH5 STRINGER, b. Abt. 1799.
36. v.   LEVI STRINGER, b. Abt. 1801, Georgia.
37. vi.   WILLIAM STRINGER, b. Abt. 1802, Georgia.
38. vii.   SARAH STRINGER, b. Abt. 1809.
39. viii.   NANCY STRINGER.
  ix.   ALBA STRINGER, b. 1814; m. PLEASANT A. HARRIS, June 25, 1833, Lawrence County, Mississippi.
  Notes for ALBA STRINGER:
Marriage Index for Lawrence County, MS lists Alba as "Abby"

The Book, "Records of Lawrence County, Mississippi Vol III Deed Book B 1826-1835 Deed Book C 1835-1840"
pg90      Page 156 & 157 May 24, 1837 - Pleasant Harris mortgages to James M. Turner, both of Monticello, Miss., the north part of Lot #36 in Monticello and a negro boy named Robert about sixteen years of age, as security to James M. Turner who had become "bound in a bond as security for the said Pleasant Harris of $1,053.00 to the Executors of the estate of Josiah Stringer deceased to be paid on the 29th of April 1838". Sign. Pleasant Harris; wit J. Caldwell

  x.   DEBORAH STRINGER, b. 1816; m. L.H. LIPSCOMB.
40. xi.   JOSIAH FRANKLIN STRINGER, b. March 05, 1818, Lawrence County, Mississippi; d. August 08, 1897, Marion County, Mississippi.

14. NANCY4 STRINGER (JOHN3, JOHN2, DANIEL1)1 was born WFT Est. 1764-17881, and died WFT Est. 1813-18761. She married ALLEN SCARBOROUGH1 WFT Est. 1786-18131, son of MAJOR SCARBOROUGH and ? LAWRENCE. He was born January 01, 1768 in Pulaski Co., GA1, and died 1819 in Lawrence County, MS1.

Notes for N
      If this is the Nancy Scarborough listed on the 1840 census of Lawrence County, MS, there may be some discrepancy with her age. That census says that Nancy was between 50 and 60 years of age, placing her birthdate between 1780 and 1790; she was probably older--John, Jr. died around 1771.
Children of N
  i.   IRWIN5 SCARBOROUGH1, b. Abt. 18051; d. WFT Est. 1806-18951.
  ii.   ARCADIA SCARBOROUGH1, b. Abt. 18051; d. WFT Est. 1806-18991.
  iii.   JAMES SCARBOROUGH1, b. Abt. 18051; d. WFT Est. 1806-18951.
  iv.   ALLEN SCARBOROUGH, JR.1, b. Abt. 18101; d. WFT Est. 1811-19001.
41. v.   NOAH ADOLPHUS SCARBOROUGH, b. Abt. 1808, Georgia; d. 1890, Morrow, St. Landry Parish, LA.

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