John, the William Stringfellow who was married to Sarah, is the father of William born circa 1729. Wm I is mentioned in court records of King George, Virginia by 1721. He died about 1746, and records from this event tell us his widows name, Sarah (but not her maiden name), the minor sons names and ages. The son presumed to be the eldest and not a minor is given two of his brothers as apprentices. He is later made a guardian.
Regarding the earliest Stringfellow, one can find mention very early of a Robert, a James in Surry and others. I don't know that any have ever been connected to William of King George. The temptation is there to assume connection, because the name is uncommon. However in 1725, a John Stringfellow made an application in England to go to Va. Obviously this is not Wm father, but I give you this to point out that emigration was an on going thing.
It is easy to have errors if you don't look at the original records yourself. One person makes an error and it is duplicated many times. Many of the original records are printed now, so are easily accessible. I lived in VA for a long time, so viewed the actual records.
Bonnie Stringfellow Janak
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