Michael STROUPE has made a scan of the original marriage bond of Jacob STROUP & Betsy DILLINGER. He was prompted to check the bond and make the scan because in his book of "Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties, North Carolina" (1929), Curtis Bynum had stated Jacob signed his bond in German script as "Jacob Straub," even though the clerk spelled his surname, "Stroup," in the bond. And now having seen the scan, I agree, Jacob definitely spelled his name, "Straub," in clear German script. To view the scan and my transcription of it, please see Jacob's page (Source 1d):
And if the Lincoln Co., NC, STROUPs were originally STRAUBs, it supports the DNA evidence that Jacob STRAUB I (this Jacob's paternal grandfather) was the son of Johann Pieter STRAUB I, the 1733 immigrant to Philadelphia, not the grandson of Michael STROOP, the 1687 immigrant to Maryland.
By the way, this is an excellent example of just how STRAUB became converted to STROUP, not by the individuals, themselves, but by English-speaking county clerks and census enumerators.
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