|Birth: ||Nov. 17, 1811|
Elijah Strickland, a farmer and the son of David Jonathan Strickland and Treacy Martin Strickland, was born November 17, 1811 in Chatham County, Georgia. He had nine siblings. Through both his parents he had Lumbee Indian heritage. He also had English and Scots ancestry. In 1827 he and his brother Richard Strickland fled Tattnall County, Georgia with their brother Wilson Strickland when Wilson became a wanted man in Georgia and Alabama for "Mortal Dueling." Elijah married Delilah Futch (Fuchs) Strickland on August 18, 1832 in Statesboro, Bulloch County at the old Onesimus Futch Plantation. They were the parents of eleven children: Leander Strickland, Mary Ann "Pollie" Strickland Glisson, David Strickland, Henry Elijah Solomon Strickland, Sarah Ann Strickland Davis, Elizabeth Anne Strickland Richardson, Salety Anne Strickland Hobbs, John Elijah Strickland, Martha Anne Elizabeth Strickland White, Emaline Strickland Sims, and Eliza Anne Strickland Sims. In 1856 Elijah and his brother Peter Strickland took over his retired parent's Bryan County, Georgia plantation homesite and lands (believed to be in the Roding area). Elijah and his wife were "pioneers of Bryan County." In 1860 Elijah and his family were found living in Putnam County, Florida. At the outbreak of the Civil War, in 1862, Elijah and his family returned to Bryan County where he, at 51 years of age, and his son John Elijah Strickland, who died during the war, enlisted in the Confederate Army, first in the Bryan County Hardwick Mounted Rifles and then transferred to Company K of the 7th Georgia Calvary. Another son, David Strickland, also served in the Hardwick Mounted Rifles. Elijah Strickland died at about age 68 in 1879 in Bryan County and is buried in an unmarked grave near his wife in the Wise Cemetery (Old Backwater Cemetery) in Bryan County.
Like his parents, Elijah's Native American line goes back to the Coree Indians who lived on the Atlantic coast along the Virginia/North Carolina border. By the late 17th century, the Coree population had declined due to disease and war. During the Tuscarora War, some of the surviving Coree fled south seeking refuge among the Cheraw Indians. Later some surviving Cheraws, remnants of other Indian groups, whites, and African Americans became the basis of the contemporary Lumbee Indians. I hope one of Elijah's descendents will add his photo to this site.
Thanks to Elijah's descendent John Wise for so much of this information. Any errors, however, are mine alone. Please go to the "edit" link on this site with any corrections or additions.
David Jonathan Strickland (1780 - 1873)
Treacy Martin Strickland (1789 - 1856)
Delilah Futch Strickland (1813 - 1890)*
Mary Ann Strickland Glisson (1833 - 1905)*
David Strickland (1834 - 1901)*
SaletyAnn "Lety Ann" Strickland Hobbs (1840 - 1903)*
John Elijah Strickland (1842 - 1864)*
Created by: Sharlotte Donnelly
Record added: Jan 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32747559