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Hans Adam RADER (1706-1773) and Anna Bender PAINTER (1708-1773)
s/o Johann Adam RADER (1669-1721) and Anna Katharina Deibert TAUBER (1670-1751)
d/o Johannes Matthaus BENDER (1677-1744) and Anna Catherina VOLTZ (1684-1764)
p/o Adam RADER (1727-1783)

Children:
1. Mathias (1726-1789) m. Jessie Bender
2. John Henry (1727-1779) m. Elizabeth Bradley
3. Adam (1727-1783) m. Margaret Maria Zimmerman, 1761
4. Catherine (1732-1773)
5. Rachael (1732-1773)
6. Johann Casper (1732-1811) m. Regina Rachael Gerhardt, 1763
7. John Hans (1733-1773)
8. Samuel (1740-1772)
9. Elizabeth (1742-1837)
10. George N (1743-1815) m. (1) unk; (2) Catherine Jones; (3) Margaret ___
11. Anthony (1745-1826) m. (1) Dorothea Alexander, 1772; (2) Catherine Anna Airy, 1778; (3) Elizabeth Skein, 1820
12. Barbara (1750-1835)


2 Jul 1706 Hans Adam RADER born at Mutterstadt, Ludwigshafen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany [
The Descendants Of John Adam And Catherine Taubert Rader; 1987; by William A. Rader And June L. Rader] [FHL#193064 (doc)]

15 Nov 1708 Anna Bender PAINTER born at Illingen, Enzkreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (FHL#1189113 confirms date, location and parents names)

30 Nov 1708 Anna Bender PAINTER baptism (Taufe) at Holzgerlingen, Württemberg (doc, p.24-25)

1721 Father Johann Adam RADER died at Mutterstadt, Germany

1724 Hans Adam RADER and Anna Bender PAINTER immigrated to Philadelphia, PA [Anna Bender PAINTER’s parents and family may have immigrated at same time; Adam Rader’s mother Anna Katharina Deibert TAUBER immigrated at same time] [BURGERT, ANNETTE KUNSELMAN. Palatine Origins of Some Pennsylvania Pioneers. Myerstown, PA: AKB Publications, 2000. P.284: Hans Adam Roder and Child Hans Adam; Child Maria Katharina; Child Hans Michael; Child Louisa] [BURGERT, ANNETTE KUNSELMAN. Eighteenth Century Emigrants from German-Speaking Lands to North America. Publications of the Pennsylvania German Society, 16/19. Birdsboro, PA: The Pennsylvania German Society. Vol. 1: The Northern Kraichgau. 1983. P.52: Matthaus Bender and Wife Catharina; Daughter Anna Barbara; Daughter Catharina Barbara; Son Alexander; Son; Son Johann Georg]

Aug 1723 Hans Adam RADER and Anna Bender PAINTER married at Montgomery, Montgomery, PA [WeRelate.com says Aug 1723 in Germany] They settled in Falkner Swamp, Hanover twp, Pennsylvania He was a deacon at the Reformed Church. Hans Adam and his sister Anna married Alexander Bender and his sister Anna. Both couples moved to Virginia. They went to Timberville Virginia about 1745 with Alexander Painter and Margaret Painter. He owned 1500 acres and operated a lead mine on the property. [one source says marriage might have been as early at 1717]

1726 son Mathias RADER born at Philadelphia, PA; died 13 Mar 1789 at Timberville, Rockingham, Virginia; married Jessie Bender-Painter; served in Augusta Co. Militia in 1778 [1789 owned 180 acres in Rockingham Co ("Virginia Valley Records," Wayland). 1792 moved from Rockingham Co to Montgomery Co, KY (Finney).

1727 son John Henry RADER born at Bethlehem, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; died 1779 at Burke, NC; married Elizabeth Bradley at Bethlehem, Lehigh, Pennsylvania

Aug 1727 son Adam RADER born at Bethlehem, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; died 18 Apr 1773 at Rockingham, Virginia (WeRelate.com says 1783); married Margaret Maria Zimmerman abt 1761 at Bethlehem, Lehigh, Pennsylvania [WeRelate.com says marriage was in Northampton, PA] [Rev War service: SAR#93854]

1732 dau Catherine RADER born at Bethlehem, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; died 1773 at Shenandoah, VA

1732 dau Rachael RADER born at Bethlehem, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; died 1773 at Timberville, Rockingham, Virginia

25 Jan 1732 son Johan Casper RADER born at Bethlehem, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; died 6 Jun 1811 at Wytheville, Wythe, Virginia; married Regina Rachel Gerhardt 21 May 1763 at Bethlehem, Lehigh, Pennsylvania

1733 son John Hans RADER born at Bethlehem, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; died 1773 at Augusta, VA; believed to have been killed by Indians

25 Sep 1740 Hans Adam RADER carried in the Philadelphia County Court records as having been naturalized

1740-44 Hans Adam RADER deacon of the Reformed Church in Montgomery County

1740 son Samuel RADER born at Philadelphia, PA; died 1772

1742 dau Elizabeth RADER born at Bethlehem, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; died 1837 at Monongalia, West Virginia; married Jacob Hite (one source says she died in 1765 and that is why she is not mentioned in father’s will)

1743 son George N RADER born at Bethlehem, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; died 24 Oct 1815 at Greenbrier, West Virginia; married (1) Catherine Jones; (2) Margaret ___. A private in Rev War, he preached daily and was given a copy of "Whitfield's Sermons" by George Washington.

1744 Anna Bender PAINTER’s father Johann Matthias Bender died at New Hanover Twp, York, PA

1745 son Anthony RADER born at Augusta, VA; died 18 Feb 1826 at Lewisburg, Greenbrier, West Virginia [For some time during the Revolution Anthony was a Captain in the Virginia Militia. About the time that Rockingham County was formed from Augusta County (1778) he was made a Justice by Patrick Henry, Governor of Virginia. He was frequently referred to as "Anthony Rader, Gent."] Married (1) Dorothea Alexander 23 Jun 1772; (2) Catherine Anna Airy 29 Mar 1778. A Captain he fought at Williamsburg and Hot Water creek, Virginia

1746 In Augusta County, Virginia name Hans Adam RADER appears in the Parish Vestry Book [indicating he and family moved from PA to VA betw 1744-46]

18 Apr 1747 Thomas Lewis surveyed for Adam Rader, 100 acres of land lying on Fort Run in Augusta County. (This locality was a part of Rockingham County after 1778). The land surveyed lay on the 'northwest side of the land which Adam then lived." [The Adam Rader Plantation House Near Timberville, Virginia "This house is unique since it has a half-basement, two floors of living space and a large attic, encompassing the entire area above the second floor. The site of the house was well chosen, facing Fort Run and watered by a large spring. The house is about two miles west of Timberville. Fort Run was built about 1730 to protect the early settlers from the Indians. The house was built of huge logs, chinked with limestone and mortar, built into a bank of dirt, so that when on approached the house is appeared to be a three-storied structure. It was well proportioned, and extremely well built with a large limestone chimney on each end of the house, each was skillfully laid and capped. The basement is only half excavated, having only one room. The V-foundation of the south fireplace is here very evident. his basement room has only one door that is located in front of the house, and on the ground level, with two windows, one on each side of the door and each with hand-hewn wooden "bars." It is thought there was a spring in the basement at one time. This would have been very clever as it could have been used as a "cooler" for food stored in the basement. The first floor was divided into three rooms. The south side had two rooms, with half of the v-shaped fireplace opening into each room. The north side had a large room, with the fireplace and enclosed stairs taking most of the wall. The walls were plastered and had chair rails. The fireplace mantels were hand-craved, put together with wooden pegs and were painted. There were several "built-in" shelves in the walls, one ideally located for a clock. The only wall not plastered was the north fireplace wall. It was beautifully panelled and presented an extreme contrast to the rest of the house. There was a large door opening onto the front porch that extended across the front of the house with an overhanging roof. There was also a rear door that led out on a porch at ground level, which was also covered. The rear door opened out to a large fireplace chimney that was probably the kitchen at one time. The second floor was divided into two large sections. Across the front of the house was one large room believed to have been a meeting room for church activities since there was no Reformed churches in the area at the time, this house was built. The back side of the second floor was divided into three rooms, with a hall between the large room and the bedrooms. There were no fireplaces on the second floor. Once on top of the hill to the southwest of the house a person has a beautiful view of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east and the Allegheny Mountains to the west, an overview of the house and the plantation property. Looking south, there is a panorama of a large part of the Shenandoah Valley, framed by the mountains on each side. Here there is evidence of a small cemetery. This is believed to be the Rader family cemetery. There are broken headstones strewn on the ground; however, no names are in evidence. From
The Descendants of Adam and Anna Maria Roder Johann Adam and Katharina (Tauber) Roder by Dr. William A. Rader and June L. (Hudnut) Rader] [The Adam Rader House circa 1744. This part of Adam's land was first leased than purchased in 1757 from Cornelius Robinson located on Fort Run. The deed mentions existing houses, barns, orchards, gardens and woodlands; so it is not known if this particular house was already on the property. Charles Robinson had the original 1744 patent. The site chosen, facing onto Fort Run and watered by a large spring and is located west of the town of Timberville. When the picture was taken in 1968, the house was in a serious state of deterioration; but at the time remained staunchly anchored to the land. Since that time, a storm blew it down leaving only parts of the foundation. The family cemetery is on the hill overlooking the house. There are no longer any signs of it. Cemetery location: 38°38'57.84"N / 78°47'46.75"W.]

26 Jul 1748 Two Moravian Missionaries, Joseph SPANGENBERG and Matthew REUTZ from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania kept a diary of their journeys, were in the vicinity of today's Timberville. Their wanderings and preaching have been reported in the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography Volume II 1903-04, Vol II, p.239. In substance the incident is related as follows: "As it was evening and they missed the road, they happened to strike an Elk Trail which took them between two mountains. Here they passed the night hungry and thirsty encamped at their fire. They were frequently visited by the elk which are numerous in these mountains. On the following morning, July 26 (1748) they came to a salt lick which is frequented by the elk and where they are usually shot by the hunters. A kind spirit lead them the right way till they came in the evening to a German plantation. Here Adam Roeder lives, whose mother, 86 years old, lives in Pennsylvania and belongs to the Macungle (now Emmanus) congregation."

23 Dec 1748 John Johnston's will--Wife, Hannah. Executors, wife and John Dobins. Teste: Adam Reder, Mathias Reeder, Wm. James. Proved, 17th May 1749, by all witnesses. Both executors granted administration. [
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 by Lyman Chalkley, p.128]

1749 Hans Adam RADER Appraiser in Augusta County, Virginia

16 Aug 1749 John Johnston's appraisement by John Miller, Adam Rider, Thomas Moore. [
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 by Lyman Chalkley, p.170]

1750 dau Barbara RADER born at TN; died 1835 at Washington, TN; married Dorothea Alexander 1772 in VA

19 Apr 1751 Adam RADER’s mother Anna Katharina Deibert TAUBER died at Emmanus, PA

22 Aug 1751 Henry Carson's appraisement by John Dobikin, Adam Reader, Alex. Painter. [
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 by Lyman Chalkley, p.409]

21 Nov 1751 Thomas West and Christian (tiana) to Adam Rider, 1751, 186 acres on Willing's Creek of North River of Shenandoah. Delivered: George Rider, 26th April 1755. [
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 by Lyman Chalkley, p.492]

26 Dec 1751 Andrew and Thomas Lewis surveyed for Mathias Rader 90 acres of land lying and joining to the west, the land of Adam Rader. On the same day those two men surveyed for Adam Rader 63 acres of land "including a large spring" near the land he lives on. (The 200 year old home of Adam and Anna Barbara Rader sits in a ravine in a pasture and is four tenths of a mile from the exceptionally fine spring heretofore stated as marking the site of the old Fort on Fort Run. With the amount of land that Adam owned, it seems hardly likely that he did not own that on which this magnificent spring was located).

25 Dec 1752 Peter Cotner's will. Yeoman. Eldest son, George; 2d son, Peter. Daughter, Mary, infant, under 18. Wife, Mary. Four children. (George is to pay his youngest brother £__ of coming of age). Teste: Michael Waren, Samuel Holdman, Thos. Moore. Executors, wife, Mary, and Adam Rider. Proved, 21st March 1753, by all witnesses; Danl. holdman and executors qualify, with surety Jacob Bare. (Note: this is probably Peter Koiner (Coiner)) [
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 by Lyman Chalkley, p.476]

12 Dec 1753 On December 12, 1753 Thomas Lewis surveyed for Adam Rader 190 acres of land on North River Shenandoah.

1755 Thos. Moore and David Robson processioned as follows, viz: For Adam Reader, present Arnold Custard, Alex. Painter; for Adam Burd; for Nicholas Cane, present his son, Daniel Cane; for John Miller; for Wm. Pickins; for Jno. Porting; for Wm. Caslberry; for Wm. Hopkins, present Thos. Shanklin; for Francis Green; for Thomas Gordon; for James Beggs, present Uriah Humble; for Jacob Bare; for Jacob Trumbo, present Amrode Lamb; for Rees Thomas, present Jno. Thomas; for John Bare; for Thomas Moore, present Francis Hieghl; for David Robson. [Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 by Lyman Chalkley, Vol.2, p.150] ["Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods]

29 Mar 1755 Thomas Lewis surveyed for Adam Rader 80 acres of land on the North River Shenandoah. In 1755 Adam Rader is recorded in the Parish Vestry Book as present.

10 Feb 1757 Jno. Bumgardner, Jr., heir to Jno. Bumgardner, deceased, to Robert Ellet (Elliot), £15, 250 acres on a branch of Cub Run. Teste: Uriah Humble, Adam Reder. Delivered: Robert Elliot. November 1758. [
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 by Lyman Chalkley, p.383]

10 Mar 1757 Cornelius Robinson, of Anson County and Province North Carolina, to Adam Reider (Rider), £60, 400 acres on North River Shannando on both sides Fort Run. Teste: Michael Warren. [Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 by Lyman Chalkley, p.416] This tract included what came to be known as "Rader's Lead Mines."

10 Mar 1757 Same to same (Cornelius Robinson, of Anson County and Province North Carolina, to Adam Reider (Rider)). Whereas Cornelius empowered to make deed for this land by will of his father, Charles Robinson, which will is recorded in Anson County Court in North Carolina, as appears by the copy certified by the Clerk, Jno. Frohock, £60, 400 acres on a branch of North River of Shanando called Fort Run. [
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 by Lyman Chalkley, p.418]

1757 Adam Rader and Barbara (signed in German, Adam Rader, Bora ( ) Rädjiou) to Matbias Rader (Rider), £50, 100 acres, part of 400 acres on North River of Shanando, patented to Cornelius Robinson, 15th March, 1744, and conveyed by him to Adam. [
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 by Lyman Chalkley, p.442] (doc: Augusta County, Virginia Deed Book 7, 1755-1758; bottom of page 443; also p.7-442: Signed in German: Adam Rader, Bora/Barbara Radjiou to Mathias Rader/Rider. Part of 400 acres patented to Cornelius Robinson 15 Mar 1744 and conveyed by him to Adam Rader]

1757 Same (Adam Rader and Barbara (signed in German, Adam Rader, Bora ( ) Rädjiou)) to Alex. Painter (Bender), £50, 250 acres, part of 480 acres above, a corner made for the division of Mathias Rader's part. Delivered: George Skiliron, 13th March 1761. [Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 by Lyman Chalkley, p.445]

1760 The names of Adam and Mathias Rader appear in the Parish Vestry Book.

2 Aug 1761 Adam Reder and Barbary ( ) to Alexander Painter [Anna Bender PAINTER’s younger brother], £5, adjoining land said Paitner lives on. Raider's old patent, 20 acres. Teste: Burr Harrison, Robert Peyton, Andrew ( ) Trumboer. [
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 by Lyman Chalkley, p.437]

5 Aug 1761 Same (Adam Raider and Barbary) to Teter Couts, £10, on Walnut Creek, branch of North River of Shanando, James Gill's old patent, being same 186 acres taken up by said James. Teste: John Thomas, Robert Williams, Frederick ( ) Benter. Delivered: Teter Couts, February 1779. [
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 by Lyman Chalkley, p.446]

10 Aug 1761 Adam Raider and Barbary to Matthios Raider, £20, 100 acres adjoining land Matthios lives on; cor. Alex. Painter. Teste: Burr Harrison, Robert Peyton, Andrew ( ) Trumboer. [
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 by Lyman Chalkley, p.439] It bordered Painter's land and also that on which Mathias was then living.

10 Aug 1761 Same (Adam Raider and Barbary) to George Rader, £20, adjoining land Adam lives on, 200 acres. [
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 by Lyman Chalkley, p.442] It bordered land on which Adam lived.

10 Aug 1761 Jacob Bear (Bare, Bair) and Barbary ( ) to John Bare, £20. on Fort Run; cor. Raider's land, 130 acres. Teste: Burr Harrison, Adam Rcder, Mathias Reder. Dieivered: Jas. Craig, February 1763. [
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 by Lyman Chalkley, p.411]

21 ___ 1764 Cathrine Painter's estate [Anna Bender PAINTER’s mother] appraised by Adam Rider, Mathias Beder. (Note: the "Mathias Beder" (probably Bender) listed in this record is most likely related to Adam Rader's wife, Anna Bender). [
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 by Lyman Chalkley, p.358] [15 May 1764: Alexander Painter's bond (with Henry Long) as administrator Catherine Painter [Anna Bender PAINTER’s mother]. [Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 by Lyman Chalkley, p.337]

1765 Alexander Painter [Anna Bender PAINTER’s younger brother] and Adam Rader donated land in 1765 for the building of "Raders Lutheran Church" in Rockingham County, Virginia. A monument was erected in commemeration of the donation on 5 Feb 1964. Adam Rader and his brother-in-law Alexander Painter with their wives, deeded some three acres of their adjoining land on Fort Run for the building of a "Meeting House" to be used by two congregations which were (1) the German Lutherans who had come into the Shenandoah Valley from Pennsylvania, and (2) the Presbyterian Calvinists who were Scotch-Irish and had immigrated for the most part through the Southern Colonies. The original deed is carefully preserved by the Church. It is written in English, but the signatures are in German. The following are extracts from this deed:"Witnesseth, that the said Adam Reider and Alexander Painter for diverse good causes and considerations them unto moving, but more especially for the glory of God and the spreading of His precious gospel, having given, granted----certain small quantity of land lying and being in said County of Augusta for the building of a church house or proper place to worship God in, to Peter Schol in behalf of the Presbyterian Church and to Michael Neice in behalf of the church called the Lutheran Church, and the use of both congregations and bounded as followeth, viz: Beginning back of said Meeting House where it now stands"---(here metes and bounds) "containing by estimate 3 acres more or less--to the Trustees, ---Elders, --and their successors forever---as long as the sun shines and the water runs, ---to promote peace and love." It appears from this deed that a meeting house was standing on the property when the deed was drawn. It is known that the Lutheran Congregation had existed for some time previously, perhaps from as early as 1750.Five churches have stood on this plot of ground. The first three were built of logs, the third one built in 1806.The fourth one was built about 1878 when the Presbyterian Congregation withdrew and built a church of their own in the near-by town of Timberville. The fourth church was a frame building and it was destroyed by fire on August 13, 1942.The present (1965) church is an attractive building of brick in Gothic design, and was dedicated on September 24, 1944. The marker stands on the spot that had been occupied by the first three Rader churches. On it is craved words taken from the original deed as follows: "Adam Reider and Alexander Painter for the glory of God and the spreading of His precious gospel have given a small quantity of land for the building of a church house to worship God forever as long as the sun shines and the water runs to promote peace and love." Adam Reider Alexander Painter Ann Reider Margaret Painter] [Augusta Co., VA Deed Book 0000, p. 188]

20 May 1765 Adam Reider and Anna, and Alexander Painter (Peinter) [Anna Bender PAINTER’s younger brother] and Margret [Adam RADER’s older sister], to Peter Schol and Michael Neice, divers good causes and considerations thereunto moving, but more especially for the Glory of God and the Preaching his Precious Gospel, lease, small quantity of land for the building of a church house or proper place to meet to worship God in, to Peter Scholl in behalf of the Presbyterian Church and to Michael Neice in behalf of the church called the Lutherine Church, back of said meeting house where it now stands, three acres. Delivered: 16th February 1785. [Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 by Lyman Chalkley, p.227] Adam Rader leased to Jacob Hite a tract known as "Rader's hundred acres tract," lying northwest of where Adam lived. The tract included 'Rader's Lead Mines" and the lease was for ten years at an annual rent of 200 Pounds. The lease could be extended if the mines proved profitable. (In September 1965, the writer visited these mines now said to be worked only for zinc, not lead. They lie one and four tenth miles northwest of where Adam's home still stands. It is said that the mines were worked for lead during the Revolution and again during the Civil War.)

6 Dec 1766 Adam Rider to Jacob Hite, gent., of Frederick, covenant and yearly rent. Lease of tract known as Rider's hundred acres tract, northwest of tract whereon Adam now lives, 100 acres, for ten years, at yearly rental of £200; said mine or mines which are now opened or any other that may be hereafter opened, lease may be extended if the mines prove profitable. [
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 by Lyman Chalkley, p.237]

1768 Henry Maze petitioned for a road to run as far as Adam Rader's place.

17 Apr 1768 The diary of Rev. Charles Lange, pastor at Frederick, Maryland who visited the congregation 17 APR 1768 (see
Fathers of the Reformed Church, Vol 11, p 154) When the War for Independence began Adam was too old to fight but his sons and grandsons joined the fight

May 1768 George Reader and Margaret ( ) to Jacob Kiblinger, £, a certain tract of land in Frederick which said Kiblinger formerly lived on that he purchased of Peter Cotten's heirs, 200 acres at a place called Sinking Spring; corner land Adam Reader lives on. Delivered: Daniel Rose, June 1779. [
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 by Lyman Chalkley, p.2]

10 Apr 1769 Isaac Brackfield's. estate appraised, by Adam Reider, John Thomas, Rudie Mauk. [
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 by Lyman Chalkley, p.209]

11 Apr 1769 (vid p. 150, supra.). The moveable effects of Isaac Brackfield. deceased, sold at public auction as follows, viz: Drs. William Barefield, John Bear, Anthony Rader, Michael Lamb, Jacob Holman, Mathias Rader, Jacob Miller, Conrad Humble, Michael Kintner, Thomas Pickens, James Johnson, Christopher Brackfield, George Kintner, Saml. Nicholas, Rese Thomas, Martin Craider, Adam Rader, Sr., George Trumbo, James Cain, James Beggs, Michael Hannegam, Jacob Brackfield. [
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 by Lyman Chalkley, p.334] [Augusta VA Book WB4-334]

14 May 1771 Alexander Painter [Anna Bender PAINTER’s younger brother] and Margaret ( ) to Christly Painter, £100. parts of several tracts patented to said Alexander, on waters of North River of Shannndoah. Thomas Moore's survey, crossing Fort Run, corner land purchased by Alexander from Adnm Raider, containing 279 acres. Delivered: Christly Painter. November Court, 1773. [
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 by Lyman Chalkley, p.213] The land lay on Fort Run and it had been purchased from Adam Rader. On the same day the same individuals deeded several tracts of land aggregating 341 acres to John Painter. This land cornered on the land of Mathias Rader.

23 Jan 1773 William Stalp's (Stolp?) will--Executors, wife Elizabeth, son John; blacksmith tools to be sold; to son, John; to daughter. Margaret; daughter, Mary; to son, Hennery, both old and new plantations. "And 1 further order for my loving wife one-half of the plantation to Adam Orban joining to the County line." "Margaret and Mary to have as much as the two oldest daughters had when they married." To residuary legatees. wife and children John Stalp, Catherine, Elizabeth, Margaret, Mary, Henry. Teste: Adam Reader (and two German names) Proved, 18th May, 1773. by Mathias Lair and Catherine Lair (Leher?). Executors qualify (Catharine her mark) with John Gratton, Mathias Lear. [
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 by Lyman Chalkley, p.79]

17 Apr 1773 Hans Adam RADER died at Timberville, Rockingham, Virginia [North River, Shenandoah] (one source says 18 Apr) [FindAGrave #
118718313]

18 Apr 1773 A copy and translation of the will of Adam Reader, deceased, April 18th, 1773--To wife and true helpmate; to son, Mathias Reader; to son, George Reader; to son, Anthony Reader; to son, Adam Reader; to 3 daughters. Deed to be made for land sold to Nicholas Carn. Abram Bird and testator's son Adam shall pay £20 that they received from Jacob Hite in the name of my daughter Elizabeth, which is to be shared between her 3 children. Teste: Jacob Cepliner, Anthony Reader, Jacob Mire (Mover). 18th May, 1773--Translation proved by Jacob Moyer and will proved by Jacob Moyer and Jacob Kiplenger. Adam Reader qualified with Jacob Trumbo, Jacob Bear, Abraham Bird. [
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 by Lyman Chalkley, p.82] [Adam, in his Will, written in German, listed our sons and one daughter in the following order, thereby probably indicating the order of age of the sons: (1) Mathias, (2) George, (3) Anthony, (4) Adam, (5) Elizabeth. Rachel also was mentioned elsewhere as a daughter, leaving one son and one daughter whose names have not been determined: The Nobles And The Raders by Robert Melville Danford (1967)] "Context of this and other items seems to show that the Will was drawn a short time prior to this date and that his death actually occurred on the 18th of April. The first few lines of this Will are as follows: This is my last Will that I Adam Rader in this world had to do, the first I recommend my soul to God that created me and through his beloved Son which redeemed me and my body to the earth from whence I was taken, further so shall my beloved wife and true help mate have the plantation as I have had it, also she is to have"...etc. (He made in this Will most careful provision for the adequate care of his wife Anna Barbera. The inventory of his personal property disclosed that he owned two slaves, one a man named Peter and the other a girl named Sarah. They were to go to whichever one of his sons they might choose. Seven horses and five cattle were also on the inventory list.)

18 Apr 1773 Adam Reader's estate appraised by John Thomas (2 Germans). [
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 by Lyman Chalkley, p.119]

18 May 1773 Anna Bender PAINTER died at Timberville, Rockingham, Virginia [FindAGrave #
118720616]

1 Sep 1773 The will of John Bender literally translated--To dear father and mother; to wife, Catharine; to sister, Margaret; to three sisters. Teste: John Bear, Adam Rader, Conrad Holle Proved, 16th November 1773. This will of John Bender, alias Painter, 131 proved by Jacob Mayer to be a true translation, and by Bear and Holle. Administration granted Catharine Painter, who qualifies (mark) with John Bear, Nicholas Keern, Christian Painter. [
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 by Lyman Chalkley, p.153]

1774 Dunmore County, VA Rent Rolls list Adam Reeder