Looking for Mitchell Stricklen,Wife Arie Elizabeth Ladd O'Dell,son Earl C Stricklen,Wife Jessie May Lawson.

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My grandmother told me that Mitchell left to go to the General Store one morning early and never returned. Earliest census I can find for Earl is in Chattanooga TN.


He could have lived in the ALABAMA, GEORGIA, TENNESSE area.
in Genealogy Help by Timothy Wells G2G Rookie (280 points)
edited by Timothy Wells

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There was Herbert E. Strickland who died 28 Feb 2006 in an out of state hospital. He was a resident of Scioto, Scioto, OH. 75y old and married. Born 7 Dec 1930.

Earl Strickland born 1928, TN. In the 1940 US Census, he was living in the hom of Pearl Ward 50y old in Humbolt, Civil District 3, Gibson, TN. Hugh Ward 22y was Pearl's son. daughter Pauline Strickland was 30, grandson Earl 12y, grandson Neil 10y and sister Josie Austin 65y. All were born in TN.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.6m points)
Thank you But thats not him. Earl was born in 1897.
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Timothy - Don't know if you already have this, but here goes:

I thought if I could find ARIE LADD on a Census before she married, I would be able to find MITCHELL STRICKLAND living in the same area.

I found the LADD FAMILY on the 1880 Naramore, Hall Co., Georgia Census.  ARIE is age 11.  I looked at the 10 pages of this Census and could not find any STRICKLAND's.  I even tried just searching Hall Co., Georgia Census, but didn't find one that I thought would "match".

On the 1900 Gross, Jackson Co., Alabama Census ELIZABETH STRICKLEN and her son, EARL C STRICKLEN, are living with her parents, PLESANT & ADLINE LADD:

Daughter, ELIZABETH STRICKLEN, age 32, widowed, she has had 5 children, with 1 still living, born Jan 1868 in Georgia, parents born in South Carolina.

Grandson, EARL C STRICKLEN, age 2, born Nov 1897 in Alabama, parents born in Georgia.

NOTE:  "STRICKLEN" is how the Census taker spelled her "surname".

By the 1910 Census ARIE has married CHARLES C CLAYTON - they are found on the 1910 Gross Spring, Jackson Co., Alabama Census:

Head of household, CHARLES C CLAYTON, age 69, this is his 2nd marriage, married for 0 years, born in the US, parents born in the US, he is a farmer.

Wife, ARIE E CLAYTON, age 41, this is her 2nd marriage, married for 0 years, she has had 4 children, with 1 still living, born in South Carolina, parents born in SC.

Stepson, EARL C STRICKLAND, age 12, born in Alabama, father born in Georgia, mother born in SC.

Mother in law, MICKIE A LADD, age 69, born in SC, parents born in SC, married 44 years, she has had 9 children, with 9 still  living.

Niece, MAMIE L LADD, age 7, boron in AL, parents born in GA.

NOTE:  It is very difficult to read this Census page - the writing is very "light".

I found EARL & his wife, JESSIE on the 1940 Poplar Springs North, DeKalb Co., Alabama Census, with their children, FREEMAN and BERTHA.

I am sorry that I could not help you solve the mystery of MITCHELL STRICKLAND, but I hope this helps in some way.  Sincerely, Melinda
by Melinda A G2G6 Mach 1 (16.2k points)
Thank You Melinda, I did have most of this information. We dont know if Mitchell was his first or middle name. The closest I have come to is a John Mitchel Strickland buried in Texas. Lived 1856-1943. The problem is that Earl was born in 1897 and cenesus wasnt until 1900, by 1900 Mitchell was already declared dead.And yes it is Striklen. I dont know what I was thinking putting Strikland. That happen when you get old.
Timothy - Guess what!  I'm old too and my brain sure does not work like it used to!  My brain saw STRICKLAND not STRIKLEN in your question!  Let me try again using the correct spelling!  Sorry about that!  Sincerely, Melinda

Timothy - I tried searching again - this time STRIKLEN or anything close - but I had no luck.  I am so sorry - Melinda

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