Hi, I am a Strother descendant trying to chase down a relative. I am particularly wondering about the family of Daniel French Strother, son of French “The Fearless” of VA and Lucy Coleman. I am interested in his son Daniel’s marriage to Frances (Fannie) Thompson and the children, particularly Daniel’s son George French Strother, named for Daniel’s brother Hon. George French Strother, bursar of St. Louis from 1820-1840. Can anyone help me?????
I believe there may be a daughter (Perhaps Louisa Frances) who is my third great grandmother. We have letters from her to her own granddaughter mentioning that she was suddenly removed from her family when she was young. I believe Daniel was her father and that her brother, George French murdered a fellow attorney in St. Louis in 1826. A huge scandal in St. Louis. In the newspapers etc. He broke out of jail and went to Mexico where family visited him often. He threw a lavish wedding in Matamoros for my gg grandmother. Soooo I’m trying to see if Louisa fits here (do not know her birthdate but would have been after 1815). Also trying to discern if this is the right Geo. French Strother (who was the murderer) born about 1815. Thanks so much.
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