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Ancestors of Maryann Weber

Generation No. 10


      576. William Noble, born 1686. He married 577. Ann Unknown.

      577. Ann Unknown, born 1690.
     
Child of William Noble and Ann Unknown is:
  288 i.   William Noble Sr., born 13 July 1718 in Boston, Mass.; died Bet. 1782 - 1790 in Anson County/Montgomery County, North Carolina; married Elizabeth Unknown.


      580. Joseph Fry, born Abt. 1685 in Calvert, Prince George's County, Maryland; died 1760 in Fairfax County, Virginia. He married 581. Elizabeth Lewis.

      581. Elizabeth Lewis
     
Child of Joseph Fry and Elizabeth Lewis is:
  290 i.   Joseph Fry, born Abt. 1720 in Prince George's County, Maryland; died Bet. 1790 - 1800 in Anson County/Montgomery County, North Carolina; married Elizabeth Lewis Abt. 1745 in St. John's County, Maryland.


      608. Johann (Hans) Adam Roder, born 1667 in Possibly Switzerland; died 23 March 1720/21 in Mutterstadt, Germany. He was the son of 1216. Hans Adam Roder and 1217. Anna Maria Unknown. He married 609. Catherine Diebert-Tauber Abt. 1685 in Germany.

      609. Catherine Diebert-Tauber, born 12 November 1670 in Possibly Switzerland; died 19 April 1751 in Emmanus, Pennsylvania.

Notes for Johann (Hans) Adam Roder:
From THE NOBLES AND THE RADERS, by Robert Melville Danford, July 1, 1967:

The data for this section of the family history have been researched and collected over many years and from many sources that are rich in generalities, but quite deficient in specifics. This might be changed for the better by still more study and research.

As a bibliography and to indicate a number of these fine sources, the following should be mentioned: Four books by John W. Wayland titled, "A History of Rockingham County Virginia," "History of Shenandoah County Virginia", The German Element of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia" and "Virginia Valley Records." Two other interesting books should be mentioned, "History of the Valley of Virginia" by Samuel Kercheval, and "Records of Augusta County Virginia" by Lyman Chalkley. A genealogical study and monograph on the Rader family by Charles Finney, a descendent of Adam Rader, furnished by Mrs. W. A. Watt, Thomasville, Georgia, another descendent of Adam Rader, has proved most valuable. Trips were made by the writer to the counties of Augusta, Rockingham and Shenandoah where many records concerning different members of the family were hunted and found in the offices of the County clerks.

At first a researcher is quite confused by the large number of different spellings of the name Rader. Indeed, individuals at different times have used different spellings for their names. There seemed to be a strong tendency to Anglicize both spelling and pronunciation of German names in this locality of Virginia. The following variations in the spelling of the name Rader have been noted: Roder, Roder, Roeder, Roedter, Reder, Rider, Ryder, Reider, Reader, Reaitor, Raider, Raeder, and perhaps a few others. By early in the 1800's our branch of the family seems quite generally to have adopted the name Rader.

The early settlement of Rockingham County, Virginia, part of Augusta County until 1778, was made prior to the French and Indian War (1755-62), and almost exclusively by Germans from Pennsylvania. After Braddock's defeat in 1755, savage raids by the Indians were made with deceasing frequency upon these settlers until about the year 1767 when they ceased entirely.

In the year 1732, Joist Hite with his three sons-in-law and their families, together with a few others, some 16 individuals in all, removed from Pennsylvania, cutting their road from York and crossing what is now the Potomac River, some two miles above the present site of Harpers Ferry to seek new homes in the Shenandoah Valley. It is believed that this small group composed the first white settlers in what became Augusta and Rockingham counties. However, they were very soon followed by others. They went to a beautiful land, fertile, part timbered, part "plains" and settled in what now is the vicinity of Timberville, Virginia. This group, to protect themselves from the Indians, quickly found it necessary to build a "fort" of large rocks, mud and timbers. Its site was in the ravine of a small stream that with its tributaries came to be known as "Fort Run." At the site of the fort was an exceptionally fine spring that remains exceptionally fine to the present day. It is located just one mile south and west of the town of Timberville. The fort was reputedly built in the early 1730"s and remained standing until it was destroyed by a hurricane in the 1950's.

In the 1690's France was overrunning the Palatinate of Germany (near Mannheim) and by 1697 had devastated the area. The homes of over 100,000 Germans had been destroyed. This developed an eagerness to leave Germany and migrate to the American Colonies, and accordingly that year marked the beginning of a very large migration of Germans to America. For the most part and because of the liberal policies of William Penn, these people settled in Pennsylvania, later to become known as the "Pennsylvania Dutch."

It seems likely that our immigrant forebear, Adam Roder, who with his wife and children came probably from the Palatinate, joined this move near its inception, since his name cannot be found amongst the later immigrants when the records became better and more reliable.

All children were born in Germany.

From the internet: The Roeder/Rader name translates from German to English as "clearer of the woods" or "keeper of the land" or "farmer" which of course our earlier ancestors excelled at. The modern translation means "wheel maker." The Roeder/Rader crest depicts a wheel. Our family comes from the Mutterstadt area, although it is believed the family originated in Switzerland.


  Notes for Catherine Diebert-Tauber:
A more scholarly version of this story is in Dr. William A. Rader's book but this shorten version was found on the internet and for the less scholarly among us it is easier to follow:

Catherine sold her property, which is recorded in the current town record and she and her 5 living children left for America. A 10 mile journey from Mutterstadt to Manheim was made by foot and oxen cart with their belongings. Then they traveled down the Rhine to Rotterdam, a 3-8 week trip, depending on the weather. They then took a boat across the English channel, caught a ship from London, and headed to America where they arrived in 1725 (Philadelphia) and settled in Emmanus. Pa.
     
Children of Johann Roder and Catherine Diebert-Tauber are:
  i.   Anna Maria Katherine Rader, born 1700 in Mutterstadt, Germany; died 02 October 1713 in Mutterstadt, Germany.
  ii.   Hans Heinrich Rader, born 1704 in Mutterstadt, Germany; died Abt. 1787 in Heidelberg Twp, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania; married Anna Maria Trummer 04 April 1725 in Mutterstadt, Germany; born 1706 in Swyter, Canton Bern, Switzerland; died in Heidelberg Twp, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.
  304 iii.   Hans Adam Rader, born 02 July 1706 in Germany; died 18 April 1773 in Timberville, Rockingham County, Virginia; married Anna Barbara Bender-Painter August 1724 in Mutterstadt, Germany.
  iv.   Anna Margareth Rader, born 12 July 1713 in Mutterstadt, Germany; died Aft. 1759 in Timberville, Rockingham County, Virginia; married Alexander Bender-Painter Abt. 1740 in Upper Hanover Twp, York County, Pennsylvania; born 12 November 1713 in Palatinate near Mannheim, Germany; died Aft. 1771 in Timberville, Rockingham County, Virginia.
  v.   Hans Michael Rader, born 22 April 1714 in Mutterstadt, Germany; died 24 March 1791 in Upper Hanover Twp, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; married (1) Susan Zimmerman 31 December 1735 in Upper Hanover Twp, York County, Pennsylvania; born in Germany; died 1748 in Upper Hanover Twp, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; married (2) Cartherine Erb 1750; died 03 April 1759 in Upper Hanover Twp, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; married (3) Barbara Catherine Meyer 26 February 1760 in Upper Hanover Twp, York County, Pennsylvania; died Aft. 1791.
  vi.   Louisa Rader, born 18 October 1716 in Mutterstadt, Germany; died Bef. 1724 in Mutterstadt, Germany.
  vii.   Marie Catherine Rader, born 20 March 1719/20 in Mutterstadt, Germany; died 12 March 1786 in Emmanus, Pennsylvania; married (1) John Heinrich Knauss 31 December 1737 in Emmanus, Pennsylvania; born 15 June 1712 in Titelsheim, Witterau, Germany; died 06 June 1761 in Emmanus, Pennsylvania; married (2) Christopher Weiser 29 July 1762 in Emmanus, Pennsylvania; born February 1698/99 in Great Ashbach, Wurttenberg, Germany; died 16 June 1768 in Emmanus, Pennsylvania.


      610. Matthaus Bender-Painter, born 1677 in Mannheim, Palatinate, Germany; died 1744 in New Hanover Township, York County, Pennsylvania. He married 611. Anna (Mary) Catharina 1702 in Ittlingen, Palatinate, Germany.

      611. Anna (Mary) Catharina
     
Children of Matthaus Bender-Painter and Anna Catharina are:
  i.   Johann George Bender-Painter, born 15 July 1703.
  ii.   Johann (John) Bender-Painter, born 31 March 1707.
  305 iii.   Anna Barbara Bender-Painter, born 15 November 1708 in Palatinate near Mannheim, Germany; died Aft. 1773 in Timberville, Rockingham County, Virginia; married Hans Adam Rader August 1724 in Mutterstadt, Germany.
  iv.   Catharina Barbara Bender-Painter, born 27 August 1711.
  v.   Alexander Bender-Painter, born 12 November 1713 in Palatinate near Mannheim, Germany; died Aft. 1771 in Timberville, Rockingham County, Virginia; married Anna Margareth Rader Abt. 1740 in Upper Hanover Twp, York County, Pennsylvania; born 12 July 1713 in Mutterstadt, Germany; died Aft. 1759 in Timberville, Rockingham County, Virginia.
  vi.   Frederick Bender-Painter, born 1715.


      632. John I. Nickell, born Bef. 1720 in County Tyrone Ulster, Irelandq; died 24 August 1774 in Augusta County, Virginia. He married 633. Unknown Lewis Abt. 1738 in Ireland.

      633. Unknown Lewis, born in Ireland; died Aft. 1751 in Augusta County, Virginia.

Notes for John I. Nickell:
"The following was taken from a chart "History of the Nickell Family-Early Legal Records" and "American Genealogy, Nickell Family, Lineage of Joe Nickell of Topeka, Kansas" Also Rowley-Marshall-Ellington-Fugate-Hamilton and Noble Families:
John Nickell 1728-1774
Born in County Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland, near Gortin where (1932) several families of this name are still settled. In 1749 be bought a plantation of 400 acres on Moffett's Branch, Middle River of the Shenandoah, Augusta County, Virginia, a Scotch-Irish settlement and about 10 miles northwest of the present city of Staunton, VA. He married Barbara McCombe, the daughter of Rebekah Young McCombe and the granddaughter of John Young Jr. John and Barbara had seven children. The six sons served the cause of the American Independence in the Revolution and he was a member of the Expedition to Western Pennsylvania against the French and Indians in 1758. He granted his eldest son John the greater part of the Plantation in Augusta and his other children all settled on the Greenbriar River, then the westernmost settlement of the Colonies. He was buried in Augusta County."


Note: Additional genealogies show that John was married first to unknown Lewis by whom he had five children and then to Barbara McCombe to whom he had three children
     
Children of John Nickell and Unknown Lewis are:
  i.   John Nickell, born Abt. 1738.
  316 ii.   Thomas Nickell, born 1740 in Augusta County, Virginia; died 03 April 1807 in Monroe County, Virginia; married Jean King 1760 in Monroe County, Virginia.
  iii.   Elizabeth Nickell, born Abt. 1748.
  iv.   Joseph Nickell, born 10 January 1749/50.
  318 v.   Isaac Nickell, born 21 March 1750/51 in Stauton, Augusta County, Virginia; died 02 October 1839 in Monroe County, Virginia; married Margaret Curry 1775 in Augusta County, Virginia.


      634. William King He married 635. Margaret Unknown.

      635. Margaret Unknown
     
Child of William King and Margaret Unknown is:
  317 i.   Jean King, born Abt. 1740 in Augusta County, Virginia; died 1811 in Monroe County, Virginia; married Thomas Nickell 1760 in Monroe County, Virginia.


      638. Robert Curry, born 10 November 1717 in Antrim, Ireland. He married 639. Elizabeth McCombe.

      639. Elizabeth McCombe, born Abt. 1720.
     
Child of Robert Curry and Elizabeth McCombe is:
  319 i.   Margaret Curry, born 31 March 1752 in Augusta County, Virginia; died Abt. 1839 in Morgan County, Kentucky; married Isaac Nickell 1775 in Augusta County, Virginia.


      648. Richard Towner, born Abt. 1650 in Sussex County, England; died 22 August 1727 in Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut. He was the son of 1296. Thomas Towner and 1297. Mary Page. He married 649. Mary Unknown 1686 in Savannah, Georgia.

      649. Mary Unknown, born Abt. 1655 in England; died Bef. 1716 in Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut.

Notes for Richard Towner:
Found this story on a Family Tree Maker home page:

A tradition related in the towns of Oxford, Haddam and Killingworth, CT., by his descendants, is that he was impressed into the British Navy from the Isle of Man. After some years of service, he was put ashore on the American coast at Savannah, GA, to die from yellow fever which he had contracted. However, he survived and married his nurse, Mary, and from there they went to Charleston, SC, and engaged in the grocery business. In order to escape a threatened bombardment from a Spanish man-of-war, he and others provisioned a small vessel from his store, and sailed north to Branford, CT. He settled in the town of Guilford, CT on or about February 17, 1686. He lived in Guilford, CT some three years and moved to Branford, CT where there is a recorded land sale to him dated May 27, 1689.
     
Children of Richard Towner and Mary Unknown are:
  i.   Richard Towner, born 28 September 1695 in Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut; died 28 February 1753 in Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut; married Elizabeth Tyler 28 September 1720 in Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut; born Abt. 1675 in Connecticut.
  ii.   John Towner, born Abt. 1702 in Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut; died Aft. 1741 in Derby, New Haven County, Connecticut.
  iii.   Joseph Towner, born 1704 in Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut; died Abt. 1725 in Derby, New Haven County, Connecticut.
  iv.   Hannah Towner, born 1680 in Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut; died 1759; married Unknown Hitt; born Abt. 1680.
  v.   Mary Towner, born in Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut; died Bef. 1782; married Samuel Tyler 22 October 1713 in Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut; born Abt. 1680 in Connecticut.
  vi.   Thankful Towner, born 1685 in Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut; died 1758.
  vii.   Benjamin Towner, born 1688 in Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut; died 09 January 1761 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut; married Abia Shaler.
  324 viii.   Samuel Towner, born 1692 in Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut; died 1785 in Goshen, Litchfield County, Connecticut; married (1) Rebecca Barnes 25 January 1715/16 in North Haven County, Connecticut; married (2) Amy Ward 27 June 1728.
  ix.   Sarah Towner, born 1700 in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut; died 31 May 1718 in Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut.


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