Reverend George Strother: (born Culpeper, Virginia 1776, died Trimble County, Kentucky 1864)
Welcome to the William Strother Society, Inc. Web Site
The William Strother Society, Inc. is a family association dedicated to perpetuating the memories of our ancestors and furthering fellowship among the descendants of William Strother (immigrant). Founded in 1986 and incorporated in Virginia in 1992 as a non-profit organization, the Society's members include descendants and their families of William Strother (immigrant), related families and others interested in the Strother family. Today there are almost 300 active members in the Society from throughout the United States and around the world. The Society hopes you enjoy using this website and encourages non-members to join and learn more about and meet with your cousins.
William Strother, the immigrant
William Strother, the immigrant, settled in colonial Virginia in the seventeenth century in what is now King George County near Port Conway. He purchased 500 acres of land on the north side of the Rappahannock River for 25 pounds Sterling on 23 October 1669. William farmed here, raised cattle and employed indentured servants. The old homestead is now known as Millbank. His will was probated in 1702 and names his wife Dorothy and six children: William, James, Jeremiah, Robert, Benjamin and Joseph. These six sons gave us a Strother family of tens of thousands, which includes U.S. presidents, military leaders, judges, legislators and community leaders.
William Strother Memorial Stone at Millbank
Society members meet at a biennial conference held often in Virginia. The next conference will be July 17-19, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. Activities will include tours of historical sites, genealogical workshops, social gatherings and numerous opportunities to share family information. Members will be available to assist those uncertain of their Strother "roots."
Our "Houses of Strother Newsletter" is published quarterly. It includes articles on the history of the Strother family, tips on genealogical research, queries from those seeking family information, and information from our members.
Revised October 2012. Send comments and suggestions to Ed Strother