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Waldroup / Waldrop

The Known Facts

Loran Alonzo WALDROUP was born 2 June, 1836 in NC and died 11 Oct 1918 in Holdenville, OK (according to death certificate).
His parents are unknown.  He resided in Freemans Township, Gordon Co, GA in 1860 where he lived with the Dean Wilson CHASE family.  He married 20 Sept, 1860 to Nancy Elizabeth MOORE born 31 May, 1838 who was the daughter of Isaac MOORE and lived just down the road from the CHASE family. 
Children of Loran WALDROUP and Nancy Elizabeth MOORE:
A Sarah Johanna (Josie) born 25 Oct 1861
married J. D. RAY in Fort Worth, TX
died 17 Mar, 1951
buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth, TX
B James Isaac (Jim) born 18 Aug 1867
married  Amanda  (Mandy) Tennessee ROBERTS 23 Dec 1894 in Ellis Co, TX
They resided in Wise Co, TX and later moved to Holdenville, Hughes Co, OK where they stayed until death.
Their children:
Oscar Waldroup b.28 Sep 1895
Winnie Ola Waldroup b. 20 Oct 1896
L. J. Waldroup b. 29 Jan 1898
Elizabeth (Josie) Waldroup b. 4 Mar 1900
Lonas Waldroup b. 26 Jul 1901
Clyde Waldroup b. 15 Feb 1904 (my grandfather)
Claud Waldroup b. 29 July 1906
Edith Waldroup b. 21 Oct 1909
Mary E. Waldroup b. 12 Nov 1914
James Isaac died 25 Feb 1949 and is buried in Holdenville Cemetery in Holdenville, OK along with his wife Amanda.
C Alonzo Dudley (Lon) born Oct1869
married ca 1892 Mary Elizabeth KENDRICK and lived in Navarro Co, TX.  Later moved to Ennis, Ellis Co, TX.  This branch of the family dropped the u in Waldroup and are now known as Waldrop.
Their children:
Willett O. Waldrop born Apr 1893
Hattie Zolla born 10 Jan 1895
Ila Lea born 10 Jan 1895
Minnie Ola born May 1900
Bertha Izora born 1902
Fannie Mae born 1907
Raymond born 1914
Alonzo Dudley Waldrop died 11 Mar 1961.
He is buried in Myrtle Cemetery, Ennis, Ellis Co, TX
D Laura L. Waldroup born ca 1872 in Missouri married 21 Dec 1889 to Richmon A. HUCKABEE in Ellis Co, TX
Their children:
Radie E. (daughter) born ca 1893
Mable P. born ca 1901
Loren born ca 1904
No further information on her.
E Minnie (Daisy) Waldroup born 1874
married a LANGSTON.  I don't know what happened to him but she was living with her brother James Isaac 1900 in Wise Co, TX. 
One child:
Nannie born 1893
Speculation:  She probably remarried but I don't know what became of her.
Loran Alonzo Waldroup and his family were still in Gordon Co, GA in 1870 but sometime before 1872, they moved to Missouri.  They are listed on the 1880 Washington Co, MO census.  Before 1894, this family moved to Texas.  Many of the children married in Waxahachie, Ellis Co, TX. 
They were in Wise Co, TX in 1900.
When the Indian lands were opened up in Oklahoma, they moved to Holdenville, Hughes Co, Ok where they lived until they died.
Loran Alonzo Waldroup served in the Confederate 40th Georgia Infantry along  with several of the  CHASE men.  He was in the battle of Chancellorsville.  He suffered a shoulder wound.  He was captured in Resaca GA and was sent to Rock Island Prison.  He was promoted to Sergeant and served in the 19th GA Volunteers.  He took the oath of allegiance to the U.S. and  was assigned to Frontier Service.
My grandfather Clyde WALDROUP moved back to Texas as a young man and married Willie Lee LOOPER.  They raised their family in Irving, Texas. 
My mother is one of their children. 


Listed on the 1860 Gordon Co, GA census near the Chase family and Loran Alonzo Waldroup are the James OWENS family.   James OWENS is a descendant of Prishy WALDROUP and James OWENS of North Carolina. 
I believe somehow, Loran is related to this line of the Waldroup family.  If anyone has any information to prove or disprove this theory, please, please let me know.
In 1860 Calhoun, Gordon Co, GA is a Cain WALDROOP with wife Johanna.   I believe Loran is related to this family in some way.  His first child was named Johanna and was called Josie.  Maybe Cain is a brother to Loran's father????
**There is an old family story.  Don't know if it is true but this is what has been passed down: 
Loran's ancestors were from England.  His father left on a ship to go back to England to take care of some family business and was never heard of again.  It is possible this is true and Loran's mother remarried.   This could be why I cannot find Loran on an 1850 census anywhere.  Maybe he is listed under her new married name.
I have many documents and census on this family. 
If you are descended from this family,
please contact me so we can exchange data. 
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