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David Hunter Strother

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia, United States
Death: March 08, 1888 (71)
Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Strother and Elizabeth Pendleton Stotler
Husband of Anne Doyne Strother and Mary Elliot Strother
Father of Emily Strother; David Hunter Strother and John Strother
Brother of Emily Randolph; Intant Strother, I; Infant Strother, II; Infant Strother, III; Infant Strother, IV and 2 others
Half brother of Elijah Stotler; Benjamin Strother; Elisha Stotler; Joseph Stotler; Nathan N. Stotler and 5 others

Occupation: internationally famous writer-artist
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About David Hunter Strother

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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Artist, Author. Born Martinsburg, Virginia. (now West Virginia), he was a nationally known artist and author before the Civil War, working under the nom de plume "Porte Crayon". He began his Civil War service as an Assistant Adjutant General on the Staff of Maj. General Nathaniel Banks. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, he then served as a Topographical Engineer (where his skills as an artist were utilized) on the staff of Maj. General John Pope. When General Pope was reassigned to the West following the disaster at Second Bull Run, David Strother became an Aide-de-Camp on the staff of Army of the Potomac commander [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=2765

Maj. General George B. McClellan] before receiving a commission as Colonel and commander of the 3rd West Virginia Volunteer Infantry. His subsequent career as a staff officer, serving as an Assistant Inspector General to Brig. General Benjamin F. Kelley, as an Acting Aide-de-Camp to Maj. General Franz Sigel, and finally as the Chief of Staff of Maj. General David Hunter, who was his cousin. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on August 23, 1865 for "faithful and meritorious services during the war". From 1879 to 1885 he held the post of United States Consul General in Mexico City, Mexico. He was the subject of the 1960 biography by Cecil Eby, Jr., titled "Porte Crayon, The Life of David Hunter Strother". (bio by: [fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=477" target="_blank Steve Dunn)]

Birth: Sep. 26, 1816 Martinsburg Berkeley County West Virginia, USA

Death:

Mar. 8, 1888

Charles Town Jefferson County West Virginia, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Artist, Author. Born Martinsburg, Virginia. (now West Virginia), he was a nationally known artist and author before the Civil War, working under the nom de plume "Porte Crayon". He began his Civil War service as an Assistant Adjutant General on the Staff of Maj. General Nathaniel Banks. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, he then served as a Topographical Engineer (where his skills as an artist were utilized) on the staff of Maj. General John Pope. When General Pope was reassigned to the West following the disaster at Second Bull Run, David Strother became an Aide-de-Camp on the staff of Army of the Potomac commander Maj. General George B. McClellan before receiving a commission as Colonel and commander of the 3rd West Virginia Volunteer Infantry. His subsequent career as a staff officer, serving as an Assistant Inspector General to Brig. General Benjamin F. Kelley, as an Acting Aide-de-Camp to Maj. General Franz Sigel, and finally as the Chief of Staff of Maj. General David Hunter, who was his cousin. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on August 23, 1865 for "faithful and meritorious services during the war". From 1879 to 1885 he held the post of United States Consul General in Mexico City, Mexico. He was the subject of the 1960 biography by Cecil Eby, Jr., titled "Porte Crayon, The Life of David Hunter Strother". (bio by: Steve Dunn)


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Parents:
 John Strother (1782 - 1862)
 Elizabeth Pendleton Hunter Strother (1796 - 1861)

Spouses:
 Anne Doyne Wolff Strother (1830 - 1859)*
 Mary J. Elliott Hunter Strother (1832 - 1914)*
Children:
 David Hunter Strother (1866 - 1871)*
 John Strother (1868 - 1923)*
Siblings:
 Sons Strother*
 David Hunter Strother (1816 - 1888)
 Emily Strother Randolph (1820 - 1904)*
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Burial:

Green Hill Cemetery Martinsburg Berkeley County West Virginia, USA

Plot: Lot 136 GPS (lat/lon): 39.45312, -77.95544

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David Hunter Strother's Timeline

1816
September 26, 1816
Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia, United States
1850
March 21, 1850
Age 33
Morgan Co, VA
1867
1867
Age 50
West Virginia, United States
1868
March 13, 1868
Age 51
West Virginia, United States
1888
March 8, 1888
Age 71
Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, United States
1888
Age 71
Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia, United States