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Mary Dabbs Strange
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Birth: Jun. 14, 1777
Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 31, 1838
Franklin County
Georgia, USA

Mary Martha Dabbs as daughter of Nathaniel Dabbs of Union County South Carolina 98770800
and Elizabeth Haney.

Strange family came from Virginia then
late 1770s family moved to Union Co SC
early 1780s by 1785-1799 they were in Union Co SC
Then lived in Franklin Co Ga, settling on waters of Upper Nails Creek establishing a permanent home.
Seth located his home with Mary some 3 miles down stream on the Nails Creek where the Old Federal Rd crosses the creek. This old residence is still in existence today and over 150 years old.

Mary and Seth married about 1796 SC, had one son born
then moving onto Georgia.
Mary was already married to Seth when her father Nathaniel
died 1800. In his will he gave her a negro boy name Abram and negro girl name Grace to her and heirs forever. She is listed as Mary Strange in his will dated April 1 1800 Franklin County Georgia. Her mother was still living as well as brother's, Samuel James, John, Josiah, William, Nathaniel Jr, Richard, Jesse Robert and sister Nancy.

Children Seth Strange & Mary Dobbs fr Seth M Strange Sr bible by George Garnett Strange Toccoa GA
G G mentions the couple had 8 children and raised them in the home he built 3 mi down stream near Nails Creek. This old home still stands today per description of a cousin and descendant below with comments when visiting it in 2004 taking pictures.
G G also mentions that with no public schools then Seth and Mary were in a good position financially to afford private schoolings and tutors which they did for all their kids.
It's mentioned the Strange Cemetery by the old home stead is where the family is buried as well as some of their slaves. The cemetery is located about 300 yards southeast of their home on a knoll overlooking the creek G G says.
The cousin found this to be true.

Seth and Martha 8 children included Elizabeth mrd Eli Ramsey my family maternal line.

~~~A Mysterious Legend of a Signet ring~~~
Legend handed down through the Strange family states Queen Mary of England gave Mary Strange, a cousin of the Queen, a beautiful signet ring which was to be worn by her and then to be handed down to the first MARY in each succeeding generation of the family in memory of the Queen. From what is understood this branch of the Strange family inherited the right to possess this beautiful signet ring. However, mysterious, No one seems to know what became of it!

1850 Seth Strange Age 78 Est Birth abt 1772 VA Male widowed [Mary died 1838]Home Dist 32 Franklin Ga Family 1191
Household Members: Name Age
Seth Strange 78
William Ash 19 1831 GA grandson this is Wm Marion III
son of William Marion Ash Jr/Martha Patricia Strange
[born William Marion Ash III 4 Aug 1829 Carnesville, Franklin Ga-18 Apr 1901 Ebenezer Church Franklin Ga]

1860 Census Location All Franklin Georgia Line 20
Seth Strange Male Widowed Est Birth ABT 1776 VA Age 84
Month of Death: Jan Cause of Death Old Age

1William Strange Oct 27 1797 SC-Jan 18 1874
+Mary Polly White June 2 1803-May 17 1829
2John Strange Jan 1 1802 SC-Nov 22 1833
+Annie Johnson 1823/4 kids-Clayborn, Polly, Mary, Nordy
Annie +2 Robert Patterson 1835 after John died.
3Seth M Strange Jr 1804 Ga-1881
+SARAH Hollingsworth b ABT 1811
4Thirza Strange is believed a dau b SC/1850/as widow with/5 kids-Melvira, Emeline, Eliza, Adelia, Lewis O.
No more info/further investigation.
5Elizabeth Strange 1806 GA-d 1880
+Eli Ramsey [my line]<<
6Martha Patsy Strange 1807 GA-1882 #31170399
+William Ash/8 kids
7Jesse Strange July 7 1808 GA-Jan 5 1837
+Mary Wiley/2 daus/she remrd David H Neal after Jesse died/4 kids.
8James Harrison Strange Dec 6 1813 GA-1866
+Susan Elizabeth Jones/2 daus-Henrietta, Mary

Re: pictures of Seth's home by cousin who took pics 2004
"I went to Georgia this weekend and took my aunt to the house to take some photo's.I also talked to the lady that was suppose to have the old deed but she said she was going to school and would call me when she could get the things together that she had on the Strange family and she said she was kin to them in a way, she told me that her brother lived in Seth's house and he was the last that lived in the house. I ask her to call the woman that bought the house and ask her if she would call me that I would love to see the inside of it and take some photo's if she didn't mind. The lady I talked to said that in the attic that the house was put together with pegs and there was slaves named carved in the wood. I also ask about the graves and she said the 'dirt was all that was moved them to Nails Creek Church.' 'No actually bodies were dig up' just some headstones put up there in the Nails Cem. I only saw 7 when I went there and none were of John and Martha or their children. She said 'the graves behind the house were in the woods on a knoll over looking a creek as Gar mentions and you couldn't get to them' so I didn't get to see them. I did go to the church and take photo's of where the Strange headstones would be and 'they had put loose dirt in the cemetery but there were no bodies of John and Martha and children per say as they would not be dug up nor moved.' Must been so as there are none there."

Some call Mary also Martha not sure but descendant of Dabbs also agrees. Her gravestone picture cousin took says
'In memory of Mary' wife of Seth Strange
died July 31 1838 at 61 years of age,she was buried in the family cemetery next to husband Seth Strange. 
Family links: 
  Nathaniel Dabbs (____ - 1800)
  Seth Marion Strange (1772 - 1851)
  William Strange (1797 - 1874)*
  Seth Marion Strange (1804 - 1881)*
  Elizabeth Strange Ramsey Smith (1806 - 1881)*
  Jesse Strange (1808 - 1837)*
  James Harrison Strange (1813 - 1866)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: From "Seth Strange and Descendants by George Garnett Strange", buried in Strange Cemetery located in woods behind residence of Ralph Pruitt, on old Duncan Plantation near Nails Creek Baptist Church near Cornelius GA.
Strange Family Cemetery
Franklin County
Georgia, USA
Plot: near Cornelius NOT Ashland
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Nena Smothers
Record added: May 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69361171
Mary <i>Dabbs</i> Strange
Added by: Nena Smothers
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- Lanie
 Added: Aug. 31, 2016
She is buried at Strange Family Cemetery Ashland (Franklin County) Franklin County Georgia See Find A Grave Memorial# 74294182 She was my 5th Great Grandmother and I have been to the house and cemetery.
- Kathleen Boucher
 Added: Aug. 18, 2013
She is buried at Strange Family Cemetery Ashland (Franklin County) Franklin County Georgia See Find A Grave Memorial# 74294182 She was my 5th Great Grandmother and I have been to the house and cemetery.
- Kathleen Boucher
 Added: May. 15, 2012

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