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Adam Rader

Birthplace: Rockingham Co., VA, United States
Death: August 21, 1832 (76-85)
Gallia Co., OH, United States
Place of Burial: Gallia co., OH, United States
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Husband of Clara Ruddell

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About Adam Rader

1776 - Adam Rader married, 2 Apr 1776, in Rockingham Co., Va. to Clara, daughter of Cornelius Ruddell. It was the 6th wedding in the Linville Creek Baptist Church.

Wayland, John W., Virginia Valley Records

Adam and Clara sold 57 acres of land on Fort Run in Rockingham Co., VA on September 15, 1801.

Adam and Clarenda moved to Mason County, Virginia after leaving Rockingham. He is listed in the 1810 census there. He purchased land in Gallia Co., OH and then sold it to Adam Jr. and John Rader, and also sold some land to a George Rader.

The location of the Centenary Cemetery is located just outside of Gallipolis, which is just across the bridge from Mason County, WV. It is located in Section 15 of Green Township on the north side of State Route 141 in the Village of Centenary. There is an elementary school and the cemetery is on the hill overlooking it. Very easy to find.

Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia extracted from the original court records of Augusta County 1745-1800

Circuit Court Records, Section "I."


page 199

Berry and Riddle's heirs vs. Clendennin's heirs and Huston--O. S. 26

2; N. S. 92--Bill, 1815. Complainants are, viz: George Berry and Michael Gabbert, Stephen. John and Andrew Riddle, Clara, wife of Adam Rader; Deborah, wife of Thomas Rutledge; Catherine, wife of James Craig, children and heirs of Cornelius Riddle, deceased, of Augusta.

In 1779, Gotlieb Gabbert, father of Michael, owned Adam Stroud's settlement and preemption of 1,400 acres on Gauley River, then in Greenbrier, now Kenawha, and in that year agreed with Cornelius to give him half the 1,400 acres if Cornelius perfected the title. Cornelius came to an agreement to divide with George Clendennin, who was then a member of the Virginia General Assembly. Clendennin had 3,000 acres surveyed, including Gabbert's 1,400, on 6th June, 1785. Gotlieb Gabbert died 18--, testate, devising his lands to his nephews, John and Michael Gabbert. Cornelius Riddle, son of Stephen plaintiff, deceased, deposes 15th June, 1818. Certificate by the Commissioners for Augusta, Botetourt and Greenbrier, dated 8th June, 1782, that the heir of Peter Stroud is entitled to 400 acres by right of settlement prior to 1st January, 1778, on a branch of Gauley River adjoining Adam Stroud; also preemption of 1,000 acres adjoining. Commissioners are Wm. McKee, Robert Davis, Thos. Adams. Similar certificates to Adam Stroud, same amount. Assignment dated 23d May, 1771, by Adam Stroud to John Tackett of an improvement between Elk and Gauley Rivers, assigned by Tackett to Gabbard.

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Adam Rader's Timeline

Rockingham Co., VA, United States
August 21, 1832
Age 81
Gallia Co., OH, United States
Gallia co., OH, United States