The William Strother Society, Inc.
The William Strother Society, Inc.

Welcome to the William Strother Society Web Site

The William Strother Society is a family association dedicated to perpetuating the memories of our ancestors and furthering fellowship among the descendants of William Strother, the immigrant.  Founded in 1986 as the Society of Descendants of William Strother, it was incorporated in Virginia in 1992 as The William Strother Society, Inc.  The first 'Strother Family Reunion' was spearheaded by Lloyd Oliver, an avid genealogist and Strother descendant from San Antonio, Texas, who identified 700 Strother descendants across the country and invited them to meet and share kinship in September 1986 in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  He was assisted by Marjorie Strother, from King George, Virginia, and George A. Fenwick, Sr, from Chester, New Jersey.  About 200 people showed up and from this reunion the William Strother Society was born.  These three forward-thinking 'cousins' are now considered the founders of the organization.    
 
                                             
                         Lloyd Oliver & Marjorie Strother       Marjorie Strother            George Fenwick, Sr
 
The Society's members include descendants of William Strother and their families, related families, and others interested in the Strother family, throughout the United States and Europe. In addition, we partner with the Library of Congress, State and local libraries, historical societies and genealogical societies, including the DAR and SAR.  Some of the more notable members of this amazing family are shown below.  
 
We appreciate your interest and invite you to enjoy the features of this web site.
 
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What's New....


2018 Conference (July 11-14) - Fredericksburg, VA - the 98 people registered had a wonderful time, including a tour of the Fredericksburg Civil War Battlefield, Ferry Farm and Millbank Plantation -- all with beautiful weather! Details and photos under Events.
 
New Members Since August 1:
Glenn Adamz - Soddy Daisy, TN
Susanne & Timothy Barry - Houston, TX
Lorinda Jeter - Stafford, VA
Edward & Linda Miles - Watauga, TX
Jannel & Christopher Munk - Lawrence, KS
Jennifer Schwenker - Austin, TX
Karyl Silvey - Hannibal, MO
Arthur & Martha Strother IV - Houston, TX
Jack & Virginia Walsh - Columbia, MD
Recent Obituaries:
Mary Louise Greenlaw
Derek Ian Strother
Jim Glenn Strother, Jr
Robert Griffin Strother

Our Family Database

The Strother Family Database
 details our family lineage comprising more than 77,500 individuals, including photographs, cemetery records, and more.  It is accessible via this Web site and available to Society members only as a tool for those searching for their ancestry. Access to this database is found in the Genealogy section.

Biennial Conference

We hold a business meeting and "family reunion" every two years.  This is a time to meet new cousins and renew acquaintances from all over the country -- the emphasis is on having fun. Our 17th Biennial Conference was recently held in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Check out the details on the Events page.

Newsletter

Our "Houses of Strother Newsletter" is published quarterly.  It includes articles on the history of the Strother family, current activities, tips on genealogical research, queries from those seeking family information, and information and stories from our members.  Access to the newsletters is found in the Members Section.
 
 

SOME STROTHER DESCENDANTS
Joseph Sale Strother
(1836-1903) Born in Alabama and moved to Texas. Member of Hood's Texas Brigade during Civil War and the Texas State Legislature.
Jeb Hensarling
(1957- ) Member of the US House of Representatives from Texas' 5th District since 2003 -- serves on the Financial Services Committee.
Zachary Taylor
(1784-1850) Army general - served in the War of 1812 and the Mexican-American War. 12th President of the United States.
David Hunter Strother
(1816-1888) Talented artist and draftsman from Civil War era. Worked for Harper's Monthly magazine using pen name "Porte Crayon".