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Stringfellow Family
Posted by: Douglas Beahm Date: January 30, 2002 at 06:14:59
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Has anyone investigated whether the James Stringfellow who was transported to Virginia by patent circa 1678 might have been the father of the William Stringfellow who died in 1746?

"Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1666-1695: Volume 2", Nell Marion Nugent, 1977.
Page 194 (Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Patent Book No. 6, p. 670)
WILLIAM MAJOR, 130 acs., Yorke Co., in Yorke Par., 20 Nov. 1678, p. 670. Beg. by a swamp parting this & land of Owen Morris; along Mr. Henry Clarke; to land of John Hill, dec'd., &c. Due as son & heir to Wm. Major; & for trans. of 3 pers: Ja. Stringfellow, Isah. Tull, Mary Tony.

Someone posted to this forum that the maiden name of Sarah, the wife of William Stringfellow (died 1746) was Elkins. Is there a source for this surname or is it based on some sort of familial relationship, which in general are less reliable?

Is anyone aware of a comprehensive book on the Stringfellow family in the United States? I have seen a number of small articles, mostly just simple sketches. I have reviewed most of the personal tax records and census surveys from 1782 to 1860 for the Stringfellow family of Virginia and there were a number of "notable" members of the family. However, the only books that I have seen covering this family are about the exploits of Benjamin Franklin Stringfellow, the Confederate spy, which has very limited genealogical information.

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