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Samuel Stroud

  also spelled Strode, Strowd  
 

The Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia borders Maryland and Virginia. The first European settlers started arriving about 1730.

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The Society of Friends (Quakers) began in England in the 1650s, when they broke away from the Puritans. Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn, as a safe place for Friends to live and practice their faith.

Samuel Stroud

His wife was named Ann. She had been married before and had a son George Redmond (1713).

Samuel Stroud
Martha Stroud (1730, married Andrew Pitts),
Phoebe Stroud (1733, married Isaac Beeson),
Mary Stroud (1735, married Jonas Potts),
Ann Stroud (1738)
Susannah Stroud (1740)

On September 6, 174 Morgan Bryan sold Samuel Strode 100 acres on Opequon Creek.

In 1760, Jonas Potts, blacksmith, and Mary his wife, sold 100 acres, part of the foregoing, to Samuel Stroud, Jonas signs as "Jonas Potts, Smith."

Samuel's will was filed on May 13, 1765

 

 

Opequon Creek is tributary of the Potomac River. It joins the Potomac northeast of Martinsburg and its source is at the foot of Great North Mountain. It is part of the boundary between Frederick and Clarke counties in Virginia and between Berkeley and Jefferson counties in West Virginia.

 

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M-302
Samuel Stroud of Loudon Co .
225 A. on Opeckon [Opequon] in Frederick Co.
Surv. Mr. Thomas Rutherford
Adj. John Willson,
Edmons Cullin,
Stroud,
James Blair
14 Sept. 1764
 
 
 
 
Stroud, Samuel
Loudon Co Virginia
Will filed May 13, 1765
wife Ann
Her son George Redmond,
s Samuel Stroud,
d Martha Stroud,
d Ann Stroud,
d Sausannah Stroud,
d Phebe Beeson,
d Mary Potts,
son in law Jonas Potts,
Exec James Stroud,
Exec Samuel Potts.
 
     
     
 

 

 
     
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