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George William Strother
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Birth: Apr. 24, 1837
Paris
Fauquier County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 10, 1900
Delaplane
Fauquier County
Virginia, USA

George William Strother was the eldest son of John and Julianna Brawner Strother, and great-grandson of Enoch and Mary Catherine Key Strother (via James and Elizabeth, his grandparents). He was a bachelor member of one of Turner Ashby's riding clubs, and he volunteered to join the CSA VA Cavalry riding under Ashby. After the "War" was over, he married Sarah Margaret Keyser of Rileyville, Page/Madison County, VA and moved her back to Fauquier County to live. They raised 7 children, several of whom were named after G.W.'s financial benefactors. He died very much in debt and a chancery suit involving the debt of his estate and how the creditors were to be paid was said to have attracted "great interest" by the True Index, the local newspaper. His nickname, "Buttermilk Bill" was derived from his habit of drinking too much alcoholic beverage and then needing to soothe his stomach with buttermilk. He had a favorite rock on which he sat to do this, and all the neighbors would see him there and know what he was doing. He served as a Justice of the Peace, and also was active in land speculation, in which he was apparently not successful. 
 
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  Sarah Margaret Keyser Strother (1840 - 1909)*
 
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Burial:
Nalley-Strother Families Cemetery
Fauquier County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: nancy
Record added: May 18, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19432760
George William Strother
Added by: Edward L Strother
 
 
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