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Re: Scroggins & Strange from northern VA
In Response To: Re: Scroggins & Strange from northern VA ()
So far I have not come across the surnames Johns or Lancaster in the information I've compiled. However, there's a good chance that African-American families with Strange surname, whose roots are in northern Virginia, are related to families I'm researching that probably descend from Reuben Strange who was freed in 1817 in Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia. Two of his sons, Reuben and Richard, most likely are ancestors of several related families that migrated from Frederick and Clarke counties in Virginia to Pennsylvania cities including Chambersburg, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Another probable relative, also named Reuben Strange, migrated from Virginia to Ohio around 1840. The Virginia-born AME minister Jacklin Strange also may be related to this family, as well as several Civil War soldiers and sailors born in Virginia or Ohio.