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John Strader

 

119. John Strader: (Married 1st: Mary Post (Post) (Post)/Pfost (#120) in 1792 in Upshur County, Virginia. (Source of wine colored information: Reger WV Tree on ancestry.com posted by Larwvusa) (Source of pink: Find a Grave for John Strader Jr. , Memorial #61956784); Married 2nd: Elizabeth Cooper in July 1817 (July 24, 1817) in Hardy County, Virginia. ) (Source of green: "Descendants of Hans Wilhelm Strader" by Don Norman)(Source of blue: p. 578 of "The history of Upshur county, West Virginia, from its earliest exploration and settlement to the present time ..." ) (Source of purple: Rootsweb.ancestr.com posting)

 

Born: 1769 (1769) (About 1769)(ca 1769 ) of Christopher Strader (#235) and Elizabeth Bush (#236) in Upshur, Virginia.(Source of dark blue: Find a Grave for Christopher Strader ID 21854414

 

Died: 1844 (1840s?) (About 1844 in Lewis Co., Virginia)(ca 1844 in Lewis County, Virginia)

 

[His siblings, included:]

a) Magdalene (Magdalena) Strader: Married: Jacob Borror Jr. ca 1788 Born: 26 August 1767 in Hampshire, Virginia; Died: 15 Sept 1838 near Columbus, Ohio, she is buried in the Scioto Cemetery located at Borror's Corners, just south of Columbus, Ohio; Miscellaneous: She emigrated from Virginia in 1809 and settled in the south part of Jackson Township in Franklin County on a track of two hundred and fifty acres of land. Both her husband and father served in the Revolutionary War. Children included: Martin, Jacob, Solomon, Isaac, Absalon, Christina and Mioma. Their home was located ca 12 miles from Moorefield, Hardy Co., Va. Magdalena's husband died in 1804; her older sons went to Jackson Twp., Franklin Co., Ohio in 1809, and began improvements on the land given their mother by her parents. Magdalena followed them two years later with the remaining younger sons and the two daughters. (Source of purple: Find a Grave for Michael Strader; Memorial ID 105265568) (Source of grape color: Posted information on the Borror Family website, quoting information from the 1880 History of Franklin & Pickaway Counties, Ohio; The Borror Family) (Source of dark blue: Find a Grave for Christopher Strader ID 21854414) (Source of orange type: "Chapter 3: Christopher Strader Sr. (1745-1825)", p. 18 & 19 of a document written in 1976 by an unknown (to this webmaster) author and posted on ancestry.com byTurner_Rebecca08 on 20 July 2015)

b) Barbara Strader: (Married: Jacob Post ca 1790) Born: 1762 (ca 1771) ; Died: ? in Pickaway County, Ohio Miscellaneous: Her husband is believed to be the son of Valentine POST (PFOST) of Hardy Co., Va., therefore likely double brother-in-law of John Strader. Jacob and Barbara lived for a brief period of time on the 200 acre section of land located on the south side of Little Sand Run (now golf course location) presently Upshur Co., W. Va. given to her by her parents. they sold the property to her brother John in Aug 1811 and they moved to the vicinity of Pickaway Co., Ohio soon afterward. Children: Elizabeth, Catherine, Abraham, Jacob, and Valentine. (Source of purple: Application for U.S. Sons of the American Revolution Membership Application approved Nov 26, 1956, for Richard Dean Myers, a descendant of Christopher Strader, Senior, Barbara Strader, and her son Valentine Post) (Source of dark blue: Find a Grave for Christopher Strader ID 21854414) (Source of small purple type: Chapter 3: Christopher Strader Sr. (1745-1825)", p. 19-20 of a document written in 1976 by an unknown (to this webmaster) author and posted on ancestry.com by Turner_Rebecca08 on 20 July 2015.)

c) Mary Strader: (Married: William Miller in Hardy Co., Virginia on 8 Aug 1799) Born: 22 Sept 1779; Died: 16 December 1825 near Columbus, Ohio, she is buried in Scioto Cem., Borror's Corners, Ohio. William's sandstone marker is weathered, and the inscription is illegible. Miscellaneous: Mary and her husband came to Ohio ca the year 1809 and settled on the section of land given to Mary by her parents. They were the parents of five sons, two of whom were Matthew and William Jr. as mentioned in their father's will. Two others were likely Jesse and Daniel listed in the estate settlement of Christopher STRADER Sr. in 1833. This 250 acre section was located northwest of the present intersection of Hiner Road and Ohio State Rt. 104 in Jackson Twp., Franklin Co., Ohio. Mary was settled on property in Ohio given to her by her father (Christopher) by the year 1811. "As early as 1812, meetings for the purpose of divine worship, were held at the house of Mary and William MILLER, daughter and son-in-law of Christopher and Elizabeth STRADER Sr. Two years later, as more settlers came to the area, an organized congregation was formed and a few years later a log meeting house known as the Scioto Chapel was erected upon the land of Christopher, near the present intersection of Hiner road and Ohio State Rt. 104 and ca 1/4 mile south of Ohio State Rt. 665." .(Source of dark blue: Find a Grave for Christopher Strader ID 21854414). (Source of orange type: "Chapter 3: Christopher Strader Sr. (1745-1825)", p. 15 of a document written in 1976 by an unknown (to this webmaster) author and posted on ancestry.com byTurner_Rebecca08 on 20 July 2015) Source of small purple type: Chapter 3: Christopher Strader Sr. (1745-1825)", p. 20 of a document written in 1976 by an unknown (to this webmaster) author and posted on ancestry.com by Turner_Rebecca08 on 20 July 2015.)

d) Michael Strader: Married: Catherine Durflinger Born: 15 Feb 1785 (ca 1780) in Virginia ; Died: Mar 1862 in McDonough County, Illinois (after 1846 in Nebraska) Miscellaneous: He is buried at Gibson Cemetery in Colchester, McDonough County, Illinois; (Source of purple: Find a Grave for Michael Strader; Memorial ID 105265568) (Source of dark blue: Find a Grave for Christopher Strader ID 21854414)

e) Christopher Strader Jr.:(Married: Mary Orrihud in Ross Ohio 17 April 1817) : Born: 16 July 1783; Died:12 Aug 1857 in Ross County, Ohio. (Source of turquoise: Ohio County Marriages 1774 - 1993, Film 000281649) (Source of dark blue: Find a Grave for Christopher Strader ID 21854414)

f) Catherine Strader: (Married: Joseph Bennet in Ross Co, Ohio on 12 Feb 1808) Born:3 November 1788 in Hampshire County, Virginia (ca 1786 Hardy County, Virginia); Died:11 May 1827 in Orange Township, Shelby Co, Ohio. (Source of small green type: marriage information: Ohio, County Marriages, 1774-1993 Film Number 000281637)(Source of dark blue: Find a Grave for Christopher Strader ID 21854414)

g) Jacob Strader: Married: Elizabeth Shewmaker Born: 5 July1791 ; Died: 17 May 1840 in Pickaway County, Ohio Miscellaneous: He was born as the last of nine children to Elizabeth (Bush) and Christian Strader, Senior. Jacob was born in Hardy, Bedford County, Virginia. [Note: This reference says his father was Christian. On the same site, it states his father was Christopher]. He is buried at Scioto Cemetery in Franklin County, Ohio. (Source of light orange color: Find a Grave for Jacob Strader, Memorial 61954803) Jacob Strader and William Miller (Jacob's sister Mary's husband) were elected as the first deacons of the Christian faith church called Scioto chapel near Franklinton (Columbus) and Pickaway County, Ohio. (Source of orange type: "Chapter 3: Christopher Strader Sr. (1745-1825)", p. 15 of a document written in 1976 by an unknown (to this webmaster) author and posted on ancestry.com byTurner_Rebecca08 on 20 July 2015)

h) Elizabeth Strader: (Married: Lewis Johnston on 29 Nov 1818 in Franklin County, Ohio. Born: ? Died: ? Miscellaneous: She may have died without heir soon after marriage as Christopher (her father) did not mention Elizabeth in his Will. (Source of dark blue: Find a Grave for Christopher Strader ID 21854414)]

 

Miscellaneous:

"per Ruth Coker, 2002:
'The STRADER family came from Holland at an early period in the history of America. They first settled in New Jersey, later moving to the South Branch. John STRADER moved to Upshur County from the South Branch, settling near the mouth of Little Sand Run.' "

John was the oldest of the sons of Christopher Strader. Many of John's siblings went to Ohio between 1800 and 1810, as did his father Christopher. However, John stayed in Virginia. He lived on land his father had obtained in land grants as a result of providing goods to George Washington's troops during the Revolutionary War. In his will (dated 9 March 1825), Christopher gave the land on which John lived along the Buckhannon River to John. [Note: In 1786 when Christopher received the land grant from Governor Patrick Henry, the Buckhannon River land was in Harrison County, Virginia. Today, Buckhannon is the only incorporated city in, and the county seat of Upshur County, West Virginia].

"John established his home upon the 200 acres of land given to him by his parents [Note: this is referred to in the paragraph immediately above], located on the north side of Little Sand run and east of the Buckhannon River in what is now known as Upshur Co., W.Va." (Source of small purple type: Chapter 3: Christopher Strader Sr. (1745-1825)", p. 19 of a document written in 1976 by an unknown (to this webmaster) author and posted on ancestry.com byTurner_Rebecca08 on 20 July 2015)

In 1806, John Strader and Henry Reger (#59) erected the first saw-mill in Upshur County, West Virginia, as documented at this link. Henry Reger was born in 1793 and was only 13 in 1806. John was born in 1769 and would have been 37 in 1806. John and Henry would later become related when John's daughter, Barbara, married Henry in 1824. [Note: It seems odd that a 37- year old man would partner with a 13 year-old boy to build a saw-mill. Could there be another Henry Reger who partnered with John Strader Sr. to build the saw-mill?]

"In the year 1810 John banded with his neighbors, Abram CARPER a[n]d wife, Anthony RHORBOUGH, Henry REGER (#59), George BUSH, Joseph HALL and wife, Catherine HALL, John REGER [Note this was Anthony Reger (#117)'s brother and Henry Reger's uncle] and Nancy BENNETT to form the first Methodist Class. A log building was raised and named the Carper Church, located in the city now known as Buckhannon. The Methodist denomination thrived to the point where about the year 1890 the W. Va. Wesleyn College campus was located in Buckhannon". (Source of small purple type: Chapter 3: Christopher Strader Sr. (1745-1825)", p. 20 of a document written in 1976 by an unknown (to this webmaster) author and posted on ancestry.com byTurner_Rebecca08 on 20 July 2015)

"The first grist mill in what is now Upshur Co., W. Va. was erected by John STRADER in the year 1806. This small tub type water wheelmill stood on Spruce Run. When Buckhannon was first laid out in lots, he purchased Lot No. 26 on 17 June 1815. Evidently he never lived on this lot nor made any improvements as he sold it to Levi PUGH in the year 1836 for fifteen dollars. In 1829, John purchased 500 acres of land located on Grassy Run from Benjamin DILL. Beginning in the year 1824 John and his wife deeded property for their children to establish homes. On 23 Oct 1824 they conveyed 100 acres to Martin and 100 acres to Isaac, both tracts on the east side of Buckhannon, a part of the old original land grant and where the golf course is now - the part Christopher deeded to dau Barbara POST. On 6 April 1830 a deed for a tract was made to dau Elizabeth; 2 Aug 1831, 250 acres to Sarah and 200 acres to Jonas 11 Dec 1841. The last had a stipulation that Jonas was to care for them in their Golden Years. Jonas sold the land to Joseph HOUSER 10 Jan 1851. Probably his reason for selling was he himself probably was in ill health, dieing in 1854 caused by consumption (tuberculosis)." (Source of small purple type: Chapter 3: Christopher Strader Sr. (1745-1825)", p. 20 of a document written in 1976 by an unknown (to this webmaster) author and posted on ancestry.com byTurner_Rebecca08 on 20 July 2015)

"In August 1811 he purchased the 200 acres share of his sister Barbara, located on the south side of Little Sand Run (where the golf course is now, thus he became the owner of the entire Christopher STRADER land grand issued by Patrick HENRY, governor of Virginia." [Note: this is the land that Barbara had received from her parents on the opposite side of Little Sand Run from John's property.] (Source of small purple type: Chapter 3: Christopher Strader Sr. (1745-1825)", p. 19 of a document written in 1976 by an unknown (to this webmaster) author and posted on ancestry.com byTurner_Rebecca08 on 20 July 2015)

John and his 1st wife (Mary Post) probably had at least 9 children, including among them Martin, Sarah, Isaac, Michael, John Strader Jr., Barbara Strader (#60) , Elizabeth, Jacob, and Mary. John had with his second wife, Elizabeth Cooper, had at least four children Valentine, Johas, John, and Susannah. (Source of pink: Find a Grave for John Strader Jr. , Memorial #61956784) (Source of small purple type: Chapter 3: Christopher Strader Sr. (1745-1825)", p. 19 of a document written in 1976 by an unknown (to this webmaster) author and posted on ancestry.com byTurner_Rebecca08 on 20 July 2015)

At the time the 1810 Census for Harrison County, Virginia was conducted, John and Mary had nine children living in the home. John was ~41 and Mary was ~35. The census can be seen at this link.

At the time the 1820 Census for Lewis County, Virginia was conducted, There were 8 children living in the home. John was ~51. Four to the persons in the home were engaged in agriculture. [Note; John was with his second wife: Elizabeth Cooper (born in 1776, aged ~44 years). It is she who is the Free White Woman listed on the Census as 26 to 45.] The census can be seen at this link.

At the time the 1830 Census for Lewis County, Virginia was conducted, there were 2 children living at home. John was ~61 and Elizabeth is ~54. [John's second wife, Elizabeth Cooper is the Free White Female 50 to 60 years of age?] The census can be seen at this link.

"John was a witness on a neighbor's land deed in 1844 and there appears no other record of him after that, therefore we shall assume he d. soon afterward. His widow was listed in the 1850 Federal Census. This places his age at death ca 75 years." (Source of small purple type: Chapter 3: Christopher Strader Sr. (1745-1825)", p. 20 of a document written in 1976 by an unknown (to this webmaster) author and posted on ancestry.com byTurner_Rebecca08 on 20 July 2015)

 

Lifetime Events Summary for John Strader:

Event
Date
John's age
Birth
1769
0
Revolutionary War
1775 - 1783
6 - 14
1st Marriage
1792
23
Birth of Children
1793 - ~1820
24 - ~51

Birth of daughter Barbara (#60)

1804
35
War of 1812
1812 - 1815
43 - 46
Death of 1st wife
1817
48
2nd Marriage
1817
48
Death
1844
75

(Source: This date for the birth of his youngest child is based on the 1830 census which indicates he had a son over 5 years of age and under 10.)

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