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Adam STROUD

Male - Abt 1804

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  • Gender  Male 
    Census  1790  Hampshire Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    [book] page 70 - taken from State enumerations 1782 - 1785 
    • Adam Stroud, 10 White souls, 1 dwellings and 0 other buildings. On same page with David & Anthony Badgley.
    Died  Abt 1804 
    Notes 
    • Webster County, VA's European Pioneers and Settlers
      Peter and Adam Stroud, German immigrants, were the first European settlers in present-day Webster County. They settled near present day Camden-on-Gauley in 1769. Peter unintentionally built his cabin near a branch of the Shawnee Indians' hunting trail. In 1772 or 1773 (most accounts indicate June 1772) a band of Shawnee Indians came across his cabin while he was away, killed his wife and seven children. The Indians then set the cabin on fire. Adam Stroud saw the smoke from his brother's burning cabin rising across the Gauley River and, with his eldest son, investigated. The trail left by the murderers led in the general direction of Bulltown, home of Captain Bull, a Delaware Indian Chief, and other Indian families, located in present-day Braxton County. Adam Stroud recruited several other settlers to join him in an attack on the Indian settlement, leading to the famous Bulltown Massacre (see Braxton County history). News of Captain Bull's death spread across the western frontier and set off a series of serious incidents between the Indians and the English settlers. As hostilities increased, Adam Stroud moved to Hampshire County. [My Note - The Badgley's were from Hampshire Co., VA] It was another twenty years before anyone else tried to settle in the county.

      The below was written by Adam Badgley in the year of 1887, age 78

      Stroud Family, my grandparents on mother's side. The old folks names were Adam and Eve. They came from Virginia. They raised a family of 8: Adam, Samuel, Peter, Catherine (my Mother), Rebecca, Susan, Polly and Betsy. They owned a tract of land in the bottom of Monroe County North of Fountain Creek. They died there, then the children left there and went to Arkansas and never sold the land. I believe two of the heirs sold their undivided interest. The place has been sold for taxes time and again. His son Adam kept a Post Office somewhere in Arkansas for a long time. Susan and Samuel came back. She married a man by the name of Goacher. They, two, and Sam died in Jersey County, Illinois. She had no children.

      From John Stroud - 5 May 2007

      Comments: I beleive that Adam Stroud and Eva Hand left Il before 1800 for Mo. I found a petition to congress on Il site dated 1800's where some citizins of Il petitioned congress to alow Il to be admitted to the union as a slave state. Adam Stroud signed the pet. In it they stated that some of the slave onwers went to Mo. I found a mention of Adam Strouds land being talked about around the Merimac Settlement in Mo. In 1820' Adam Stroud was in Clark County Arkansas and was County Cornor in 1824. He was replaced after 1824 by some one else because he had died. His son Adam Stroud iii died in Clark County Arkansas in the 1860's.

      My Comment - If Adam Badgley was correct then it was Adam & Eve's son Adam that left Illinois.
    Person ID  I2636  Hayes
    Last Modified  5 Jul 2010 

    Family  Eve HAND,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Catherine STROUD,   b. 1 Aug 1776, Hampshire/Hardy Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1868, St. Clair Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Adam STROUD,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Samuel STROUD
     4. Peter STROUD,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Susan STROUD
     6. Polly STROUD,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Betsy STROUD,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Rebecca STROUD,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  19 Dec 2009 
    Family ID  F393  Group Sheet