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Re: Strader of Upshur Co., WV
Posted by: Kathleen Fitzgerald (ID *****9134) Date: February 09, 2005 at 07:02:40
In Reply to: Strader of Upshur Co., WV by Tonja Brooks Carter of 546

Hi there,
I have a number of Upshur County Straders & Arbogasts in my genealogy files, these are all for families from up around the Canaan & Goshen communities in the Banks District of Upshur Co. WV where my husband was born. However I don't seem to have any records for your grandparents yet.
However, I photograph and keep a transcription list of all the headstones in the Canaan Cem. and I find that I do have a photo of a grey granite headstone, which reads:
Gay R. 1903 -1962 and Zenna M. 1911 - 1985
Could this be your grandparents?
My husband's great grandmother is Rebecca (Strader) Friend, b: 1856, who is also buried in the Canaan Cem. so they are probably kin.
Rebecca has a number of brothers; Salathiel, George, David and one I list only as "S.". My records on them are a bit spotty though at this point.
Brother Salathiel had a large family too but as the eldest in the family, his sons would have been old enough to be a father rather then a brother to your Zenna.
Brother David has a daughter listed as "Zella M. Strader" but I have an un-confirmed birth date of b: APR 1898 for her, so this could be wrong.
I don't have anything on Rebecca's other two Strader brothers and the only extra thing I have on Salathiel's sons (other then their names/birthdates) is that son Houston Guy Strader & Teshie Luvenia Sines (both born in the 1870s) were married Jul.03.1897 at her father David Sines'home in Goshen, Upshur Co. WV, by Rev. Stillman Young.
(this David Sines is my husband's 2xgreat-father).
If you have found out any more on your grandparents and I can be of help...just let me know.
Bye for now,

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