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From: "John F. Wise" <>
Subject: [STRICKLAND-L] Jefferson Reuben Strickland (c1771-1859)
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 1998 23:41:32 -0400
>John, Did you not tell me that you had a list of Reuben's children from a
Bible? When you get time, could you send them?
Thanks, Faye <
Below is the latest I have on JEFFERSON REUBEN STRICKLAND (c1771-1859),
last of Bainbridge, Decatur Co., GA.
This is the Bainbridge Georgia "REUBEN" STRICKLAND and family that many in
the past, including Judge Folks Huxford's source(s), horribly mixed up with
the NC REUBEN STRICKLAND (1794-1877) and family of Wake/Nash Cos., NC.
These are two entirely different people and two entirely different
families. JEFFERSON REUBEN STRICKLAND (c1771-1859) came to Georgia from SC
in the early 1800s, and the other REUBEN STRICKLAND (1794-1877) never left
the State of NC, i.e., born, lived and died in NC.
I'm also sending this out on the the STRICKLAND Mailing List, so if you get
another copy of this Email please disregard. I just don't known who is and
who is not on that Mailing List.
Hopes this helps. Regards to all.
J. F. WISE's NOTES ON JEFFERSON REUBEN STRICKLAND (c1771-1859)
Born c1771, in old Bladen or New Hanover Co., English NC Colony. Although
unproven, circumstantial evidence indicates that this person is a son of
JOHN STRICKLAND Jr. RS-NC (c1749-1838) and his wife APPA, of old/original
Bladen and New Hanover Co. area of NC; Cheraws District, Darlington Co. and
the Orangeburgh and Barnwell Districts of SC; and Burke, Screven, and
Tattnall Cos., GA.
Married (1st) c1794-95, to HARRIET WILSON (c1782-c1824), in NC. Parents of
wife are unknown.
Married (2nd) 11 Dec 1828, to CLARA (CLOEY) FAIN (1795-1872), in Tattnall
Co. GA. Wife was the daughter of Judge THOMAS FAIN RS-NC (1760-1832), of
Orange Co., NC, and of Burke, Screven, Tattnall, Telfair, and Decatur Cos.,
Died 9 May 1859, in Bainbridge, Decatur Co., GA. Burial place unknown.
SPECIAL NOTE: This compiler [JOHN F. WISE] cautions all readers/researchers
that there are Georgia family members and researchers who have erroneous
mixed up family information on this JEFFERSON REUBEN STRICKLAND
(c1771-1859) with another NC REUBEN STRICKLAND (1794-1877), the latter
being from Wake and Nash Cos., NC. Whether there is a close family
relationship between these two REUBENs is unknown at this writing.
Known to family and friends by his middle name "REUBEN."
Circumstantial evidence indicates that this "REUBEN" STRICKLAND is an older
brother of DAVID JONATHAN STRICKLAND (1785-1873), of Barnwell Dist., SC;
and Burke, Screven, Tattnall, Bulloch, Bryan, and Ware/Pierce (now
Brantley) Cos., GA. It may be significant to note that THOMPSON/COLLINS
family descendants of his brother DAVID JONATHAN STRICKLAND (1785-1873)
migrated from Bulloch and Pierce Cos., GA., to Lafayette Co., FL, to
Eldorendo, just north of Bainbridge, Decatur Co., GA.
Lived in Orangeburgh and Barnwell Districts, SC; and in Tattnall, Bulloch,
Liberty, Lowndes, and (Bainbridge) Decatur Cos., GA.
Served in the Tattnall Co. Militia during the War of 1812. Commanding
Officer and unit unknown at this time.
Was among the earliest members of his family to enter Georgia, and is found
surveying land (1802-1803) in the Turkey Creek and Beard's Creek areas of
Tattnall Co., GA. Was living on Beard's Creek, Tattnall Co., GA.
About 1825, and after his first wife HARRIETT WILSON STRICKLAND
(c1782-c1824) died in Tattnall Co., GA., [JEFFERSON] REUBEN and his oldest
son JOHN went down to Southern Georgia Indian Lands to obtain acreage and
home sites in the newly opened lands that straddled the Georgia and Florida
State lines. They obtained land in the then newly established Lowndes Co.,
GA., at a location just west of what is now Quitman in present day Brooks
Co., GA. In 1828, REUBEN returned to Tattnall County, married his 2nd
wife, and moved with his new wife to his Lowndes Co., GA. home site. After
his older sons joined them, [JEFFERSON] REUBEN obtained more acreage in
southwestern Georgia, plus a large home site, and moved with his
father-in-law Judge THOMAS FAIN (1760-1832), to a homesite near and north
of Bainbridge in Decatur Co., GA.
One member of the FAIN family said that at one time old Judge Fain lived in
the REUBEN STRICKLAND household, but this has not been proven or confirmed
by any other family member or by U.S. Census records. It is also said that
old Judge Fain and Reuben had a number of home sites and owned large tracts
of cotton acreage along the Flint River, where they were able to easily
ship their cotton over waterways to market in Pensacola, Florida.
There exists definite STRICKLAND-MARTIN-FAIN family connection as follows:
CLOEY FAIN (1795-1872), wife of this JEFFERSON RUEBEN STRICKLAND, is a
sister of MARY FAIN who married JOHN MARTIN of Bryan Co., GA. JOHN MARTIN
(son of JAMES MARTIN, of Bulloch Co., GA.) is a brother of TREACY MARTIN
(1789-1856) - - and TREACY married DAVID JONATHAN STRICKLAND (1780-1873),
in Barnwell District, SC. This means that if DAVID JONATHAN STRICKLAND
(1785-1873) is NOT a brother of this JEFFERSON REUBEN STRICKLAND, there is
at least an "in-law" connection (through their wives) between the DAVID
JONATHAN STRICKLAND and JEFFERSON REUBEN STRICKLAND families.
SPECIAL NOTE: There is supposed to be a book recently published on the
FAIN Family, but this compiler has been unable to find or obtain a copy.
REFERENCE: Decatur Co., GA., Marriage Book AA, pp.6,33, i.e., as recorded
by Mrs. MARGARET I. LEMMONS, 4790 Callahan, Beaumont, TEXAS.
REFERENCE: Bible Records possessed by Mr. WILLIAM COLLINS, of Batavia, IL.
REFERENCE: War of 1812 Military Pension Index.
REFERENCE: U.S. Census of 1850, Decatur Co., GA.
REFERENCE: LDS Family Group Record, LDS Sealing Date 8 Feb 66-LG, on
[JEFFERSON] REUBEN STRICKLAND (c1771-1859) and (1st wife) HARRIET WILSON
(b.c1782) family, submitted in 1965 by Mrs. LOVELL K. LOVETT, 3819
Cambridge Ave., El Paso, TEXAS. This LDS record was submitted for family
member CARL ATHEL LOVETT, who is identified as a 2nd GG-Step Grandson
descendant of [JEFFERSON] REUBEN STRICKLAND. A copy of this record was
also furnished to the author by Mrs. NANETTE M. LONG, 807 State St.,
Yorkville, IL 60580. It should be noted THAT THERE IS NO MENTION OF A
WILSON STRICKLAND (b.1795, in Wake Co., NC) in this Family Group Record.
REFERENCE: LDS Family Group Record, LDS Sealing Date 14 Oct 1954-AZ, on the
REUBEN STRICKLAND (c1771-1859) and (2nd wife) CLARA (CLOEY) FAIN
(1795-1872) family .. as submitted in 1936 by CARL A. LOVETT, 705 No.
Estrelle, El Paso, TEXAS. This LDS record was submitted for heir JOSHUA
PERRY LOVETT, who is identified as a grandson descendent of this family. A
copy of this record was furnished to the author by Mrs. NANETTE M. LONG,
807 State St., Yorkville, IL. 60580.
REFERENCE: [JEFFERSON] REUBEN STRICKLAND FAMILY BIBLE EXTRACTS furnished by
Mrs. Long with the above mentioned Family Group Records. First bible
contains c1812 entries (i.e., from 2 pages) that list REUBEN STRICKLAND's
a. NEILL, FLORAH, SUSANNA, SAVAGE, DAVID, LEUCREASY, and MARY. Also
in this c1828 bible was a loose page that records the birth of a BULINDA
STRICKLAND (b. Nov 18, 1820) [parents not identified], the birth of a
grandson JOHN CONNER (b. April 7, 1828), son of WILLIS CONNER and his
DAUGHTER SUSANNA; and a second SUSANNA STRICKLAND (b. July 2, 1822)[parents
not identified]. There is no WILSON STRICKLAND entered in this first
b. Next to the last page of this first family bible were hard to
decipher names that were determined to be slaves, i.e., SALOMONY, DAVID,
and HOWARD. Another item found in about the middle of the bible was an old
envelope addressed to MR. J. B. STRICKLAND, RT.#1, BOX 142, QUINCY, FLA.
The return address on the envelope was: 167 Adams, N.Y., Postmarked Adams,
N.Y., August 24,1912, and received in Quincy, Fla., August 27, 1912.
c. Entries from a second family Bible [i.e., son JOHN's (b.c1790)
bible and newer, i.e., later date, than the first bible] lists the JOHN
STRICKLAND (b.c1790) and ELIZABETH JETER (b.c1790) family [married 1 Jan
1814, in Tattnall Co., GA], and the birth of two other children (could be
their niece and nephew), i.e., a JANE WORSHAM (b. Dec 1841) and a JOSIAH
HOUCK (b.18 Oct 1843).
(1) Pages 3 and 4 of the second family bible are almost identical
to the first two pages of the first bible outlined above, i.e., lists
JEFFERSON REUBEN STRICKLAND's descendants: NEILL, FLORIA, SUSANNAH, SAVAGE,
DAVID, LUCSERY, MARY, REUBIN, LUCRETIA, MATTHEW, THOMAS J., and GREENBERRY
(grandson). NOTE: There is NO WILSON STRICKLAND entered in this second
(2) Also listed on page 4 of the second bible is a MARY A.
STRICKLAND (born 24 Sep 1866), daughter of grandson GREENBERRY (b.1837) and
EMILY J. [WORSHAM], and an AMANDA J. STRICKLAND (b.15 Oct 1862) [i.e.,
probably another daughter of GREENBERRY and EMILY].
d. Mrs. LONG obtained copies of these bible extracts from Genealogist
Mrs. GLORIA ROYLANCE ZERR, of Salt Lake City, Utah.
REFERENCE: LDS Family Group Record, LDS Sealing Date of 5 Jan 1962-AZ, on
the THOMAS JEFFERSON STRICKLAND (b.1835) and AMERICA GANDY family ... as
submitted by Great-grand Nephew MR. CARL ATHEL LOVETT, 3819 Cambridge, El
Paso, Texas. A copy of this family group record was furnished to the author
by Mrs. NANETTE M. LONG, 807 State St., Yorkville, IL., 60580.
REFERENCE: "Pioneers of Wiregrass GA," by Judge Folks Huxford and the
Huxford Genealogical Society, Inc., of Homerville, Clinch Co., GA.:
Vol 6, p.85
Vol 7, p. 548; and
Vol 8, pp. 279-280.
The information on the "FAIN" family was provided to Judge Folks Huxford by
Mrs. AURORA C. SHAW, a descendent and family Genealogist from Jacksonville,
ALSO NOTE THAT REUBEN's GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER STELLA STRICKLAND EDWARDS (of
Decatur, Macon Co., Illinois) DOCUMENTED THE [JEFFERSON] REUBEN STRICKLAND
FAMILY AND DESCENDENTS IN JANUARY 1939, AND DISTRIBUTED COPIES OF THIS
DOCUMENT TO THE LDS IN SALT LAKE CITY, AND TO MANY GENEALOGICAL LIBRARIES
AND STATE ARCHIVES THROUGHOUT THE U.S. NOT ALL FAMILY MEMBERS ARE LISTED,
BUT THE THOMAS JEFFERSON STRICKLAND AND THOMAS BERRYHILL STRICKLAND
CHILDREN [BORN IN CONROE, MONTGOMERY CO., TEXAS AND MANGUM, GREER
CO.,OKLAHOMA FAMILIES] ARE SHOWN. [Compiler found this document 27 Dec
1991, in the Alabama State Archives "STRICKLAND" microfiche file.]
REFERENCE: Compuserve Mail Message, 11 Jun 1996, from Mrs. CAROLYN JARRARD
(nee: BARBER), of Bloomingdale, Chatham Co., GA.
RELATIONSHIP: If this person is a son of JOHN STRICKLAND Jr. RS-NC
(1749-1838), then JEFFERSON REUBEN STRICKLAND (c1771-1859) is a
GGGG-granduncle of the compiler JOHN FRANCIS WISE (b.1936-NY). Bloodline
would be through his brother DAVID JONATHAN STRICKLAND (1780-1873). Common
ancestors would be his parents.
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