I just became a member of ancestry.com last year and I just read your message. My last name is Stripling and I grew up in Houston County, Georgia (Elko/Perry). My family, the Striplings were brought to Georgia in the early 1800s as slaves. They worked on the Kezar and Kersey plantations in Elko and Henderson, Ga. We attended the New Mt Olive Baptist Church. The church is located on Elko Rd., in Elko, Ga. (Perry). If you get a chance, vist this church, Haynesville Baptist Church and the churches in Elko, Ga. There are Striplings buried (100s) buried at these churches.