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My Strange Family VA - SC - AL - TX

First Generation
1.Edmund Le STRANGE was born in 1551.

It begins with Edmund Le Strange

Edmund Le Strange -born abt 1551
John STRANGE -born 1595 in England. died 1638.
John STRANGE -born abt 1635 in Bideform, Devonshire, England. died before 1689 in
New Kent Co, VA.
Alexander STRANGE - born 1665 in Bideform, Devonshire, England. He died Sep 1725 in
St Peter's Parish, New Kent Co, VA.
Henry STRANGE -born about 1685 in New Kent Co, VA. He died in 1746 in New Kent Co,
Edmund STRANGE -born Jan 1729 in St Peter's Parish, New Kent Co, VA. died in 1800
in Halifax Co, VA.*
Amos STRANGE -born 1759 in Halifax Co, VA. died Jun 1842 in Spartanburg Co, SC.
buried Camp Meeting Burial Grounds,Spartanburg
Amos Bradford STRANGE -born 1 Nov 1789 or 1809 in Spartanburg Co, SC. died 1875 in
Sand Mountain, Marshall Co.
Marshall McCrumby STRANGE - born Aug 1849 in GA. He died in 1938 in Martling,
Marshall, AL.
John Ervin Luther STRANGE - born 1875 in Marshall Co, died on 11 Jun 1957
Houston Berry STRANGE -born 8 Mar 1910 in Marshall Co, AL. He died in Sep 1966

Amos served in the Colonial Militia in Virginia. Enlisted Sep 1758 as a private in
Lunenburg Co. Virginia Colonial Militia, 1651-1776 Certificates., record #2948.*
Capt. Amos Strange was a strong men physically, and in his personality. A Captain
and Drill Master in the war; a money maker in times of peace; leaving an estate in
Virginia to locate in South Carolina with his Irish wife; leaving the church his
forefathers founded in Virginia, he became the founder of a church there. He made
at least one trip back to Virginia on horseback to secure his estate, but failed,
and after his death, some further unsuccessful efforts were made to secure it. The
Captain was with General Gates in the capture of Saratoga, and was also with him in
his defeat at Camden. He was a Captain of Militia in the war of 1812. His death was
about 1835, at the age of 86 years. The memory of Captain Amos Strange is more
firmly embedded in the minds of his descendents, and referred to with more
reverence than any other of our ancestors. His four children are noticed further
on. (Excerpt from Strange Biographical and Historical Sketches) He also helped
found the old Camp Ground and Meeting House in the Spartanburg District, SC.

January 27- Note on William Berry Strange, the uncle of greatgrandfather Luther
Strange.Captain William Berry STRANGE was born on 24 Mar 1833 in Spartanburg Co,
SC. He died on 6 Aug 1906 in Marshall Co, AL. William was employed as

MILITARY: "William Berry was a Captain in the Civil War. I'll have to dig my
records out, but he was captured in Port Hudson, LA in 1862/63 and sent to prison
at Johnson's Island, OH and then transferred to Point Lookout, MD for the duration
of the war.It is amazing he didn't become a casualty of the disease that killed
more soldiers than the actual combat. My Dad commented that "Pop" (Sam) would say
that his Mama thought she would never see her husband again." (Notes - Linda Roholt
- 1-31-2000) Civil War File, National Archives, Washington D. C. Capt Bains Co of
Marshall Co, AL. Pvt. Roll dated Jan 13, 1862. Part of Co F, 31st AL Infantry.
Camped near Vicksburn, MS. Then became 49th REgt. AL Infantry. Appears as Capt &
1st Lt on Roll of Prisoners of War. Captured at Port Hudson, LA on July 7, 1863,
transported on the steamer "Planet" on Jly 16, 1863, transported to Johnson's
Island, OH and transferred to Point Lookout, MD for exchange on Mar 21, 1865.

Received at Fort Delaware, DE(undated roll). Oath of allegiance subscribed to at
Fort Delaware, DE; Place of residence, Marshall Co, AL; Coomplexion, dark; hair,
dark; eyes, blue; height, 6'2".

'The regiment [49th Alabama] acted with praiseworthy gallantry in this action.'Col.
Robert Trabue, the Battle of Shiloh, April 6 and 7, 1862.[This regiment was
originally mustered into service as the 31st (Hale's) Alabama Infantry, but its
designation was changed in the spring of 1863. It is also called the 52nd Alabama
Regiment!] The 49th Alabama Infantry Regiment was organized at Nashville, in
January 1862 with men from Blount, Colbert, DeKalb, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence,
Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan counties, and attached to the Kentucky
Brigade of Gen'l John C. Breckinridge. It took part in the Battle of Shiloh where
it lost 113 k and w. A few weeks later, the unit was reorganized as the 49th
Regiment on 8 May 1862 and was sent to Vicksburg, with Breckinridge's Brigade, and
was engaged in the defence of the place when it was bombarded in 1862. On 6 Aug.,
the regiment fought at Baton Rouge with a loss of 45 k and w. Joining the army of
Gen'l Earl Van Dorn, the 49th was engaged in the assault on Corinth and suffered
very severely there.

Consolidated with the 27th Infantry and 6th Battalion from October 1862 through
January 1863, the regiment was ordered to Port Hudson to pass the winter. The
regiment was brigaded with the 27th and 35th Alabama, and two Mississippi regiments
under Gen'l Abraham Buford, who was soon succeeded by Gen'l William Beall. The 49th
shared the dangers and hardships of the 42 days siege of Port Hudson, losing 55 men
k and w with the reminder captured, 8 July 1863. Exchanged three months later, the
49th was re-organized at Cahaba and attached to the brigade of Gen'l Thomas M.
Scott of Louisiana, with the 12th Louisiana, and 27th, 35th, 55th, and 57th Alabama
regments. Joining the main army at Dalton, the brigade was assigned to William W.
Loring's Division, Alexander P. Stewart's Corps. Having wintered at Dalton, the
49th participated in the Dalton-Atlanta Campaign, doing much arduous service, but
losing inconsiderably.

Around Atlanta, it was again fully engaged and suffered severely. It moved with
Gen'l John Bell Hood into Tennessee and came out of the battles of Franklin and
Nashville with a long list of casualties and captured men. Transferred to the
Carolinas, the 49th took part in the operations there. Reduced to a skeleton and
consolidated with the 27th, 35th, 55th and 57th Regiments, it was surrendered at
Smithfield, NC, 9 April 1865.