From: "Randy Willis" email@example.com
Subject: Dr. Greene Wallace Strother
Date: 26 June 2003
Dr. Greene Wallace Strother & Other Willis/Strother Family Connections
by Randy Willis <http://www.randywillis.org> firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Joseph Willis (1758-1854) was the maternal great-grandfather of Dr. Greene Wallace Strother. Greene Strother's (1892-1981) father was John Houston Strother, Sr. (1852-1926). John Houston Strother, Sr. married Carolyn Matilda Willis Strother (1855-1931). She was a daughter of Lemuel Willis (1812) and Eveline/Emeline Perkins. Lemuel Willis was a son of Rev. Joseph Willis.
Greene Strother's sister Nellie V. Strother (1899-1984) wrote me in a letter (1983) about her mother: "about Carolyn Matilda Willis Strother - a granddaughter of Joseph Willis. During the Civil War her grandfather Perkins came for her mother [Patsy] and children to live on the plantation. Following her mother's [Patsy] death the children lived there - each had a black nurse. She [Carolyn Willis] was several years younger than the others: Polk, Olive, Sryldia and Liddy. She was given the choice of where to live and she chose Polk [Willis] and his wife Anna. The estate was settled and she and John [Strother], after marriage, settled on her acreage...she was known as pet, mother, mamma, ma, mom."
Greene Strother's siblings were Rev. John Houston Strother, Jr.
(1873-1950), William (Willie) Strother
(1879-1963), Martha Strother Ford
(1882-1966), Katie Strother Head (1884-1979),
Julius Scott Strother (1889-1966), Harry Winfield Strother (1894-1921), Hattie
Bernice Strother (1897-1948), and Nellie
Vernice Strother (1899-1984). Greene
Strother married Martha Krause. Greene and Martha had four children: Miriam
Jean Strother, Greene Wallace Strother, Jr., Joyce Carolyn Strother and Joseph
Willis Strother. Their first three
children were born in
John Houston Strother, Sr. father was Alexander Asaria
Strother, Sr. (1829-1864). Alexander
Strother, Sr. was
hung and shot in his front yard during
the Civil War,
Alexander Asaria Strother, Sr. and Martha "Patsy" Strother are both buried at Ashworth/Osborne Cemetery. Alexander Asaria Strother, Sr. and Martha "Patsy" Strother's children were: Sarah Strother (1848-1895 - married Chan Johnson), Dr. William Strother, MD (1850-1926), John Strother (1852-1926 - In 1865, he became a coachman for the first carpetbagger governor of Louisiana), Alexander Asaria Strother, Jr. (1854-1941), Martha Strother (1858), Rosanie Strother (1860), Texanna Strother (1870-1937 - married Andrew Johnson), and Mary/Martha Strother (1884 - married Frank Perkins).
Alexander Asaria Strother, Sr.'s brother, Richard Strother, III (1843), had a
daughter named Matilda by Lucinda "
Richard Strother, III, was in the CSA from Nov.
to Dec., 1862 and then deserted
Richard Strother, III joined a group of Jayhawkers (probably the large group based in
He only lived for a short time after their daughter Matilda
was born. She only remembered seeing him
Alexander Strother's father was Richard Strother, Jr.
(1806). Richard Strother, Jr.'s sister,
Rhoda Strother (1814),
married Rev. Joseph Willis' son
William Willis (1804-1881) on the Darbourn on the upper reaches of the
Richard Strother, Jr.'s
father was Richard Strother, Sr. (b. 1782
Richard Strother, Sr.'s father was Francis Strother. Francis Strother was born in
Francis Strother's father was John Strother, born 1743, in Culpeper, Virgina. He died
John Strother's father was Francis Strother, born 1709 in St. Marks Parish,
Francis Strother's father was Jeremiah Strother, born 1655
Jeremiah Strother's father was William Strother (the immigrant), born
1630. He died in 1702 in