I would be very interested to know more about the African American families who are named Strawder. STRAWDER is a very uncommon name in both races.
I am a cousin of Chris Huss but the number of African American Strawders really fascinates me.
Where, when and from whom did this name become part of your race?
Often the slaves of a family took that family's surname. And also as often there is a blood-line shared by both families.
We are able to trace our family back only to late 1700's and at that point the spelling of the surname begins to vary. I have been able to find ancestors only in GA.
The line from which both Chris and I descend was only in GA. This family never owned slaves.
In Brooks Co. GA (right on the border to FL) there is a Strawder I have not been able to identify, Leon Strawder who married Mary Alderman.
There is also a large African American population named Strawder spelled sometimes as Strawther and Straughter.
In NC and SC there is a family named Strother, which so far as I can determine, was not connected to our line. This family was fairly well-to-do and had many slaves.
I would love to hear from any African American with the surname STRAWDER, especially if he/she has traced their family history to before the Civil War.
Nancy Strawder Bruce
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