Well, perhaps I was wrong... After I dug some more I found that this line is most confusing. Have you ever searched on WWW.dogpile.com
? They have some marvelous online histories. I was reading some of the previous posts and everyone seems confused.
Apparently, Adam and Peter Stroud came from Germany and settled in Webster County, now West Virginia. Peter built his cabin (he and wife and children) on Indian land, the Indians raided and killed them all. Brother Adam lived closeby, saw the smoke and went to check. After discovering this horror and burying the dead, he went to the nearest outpost for help. He and four others tracked the Indians. What happened next is sad, but understandable. They attacked and killed the first Indians they came upon, sadly not the Indians responsible for the massacre. A famous chief called Captain Bull was killed.
Laterr this Adam Stroud moved to the Scotch-Irish settlement in Augusta Virginia and was naturalized. He fought with Dunmore in the Indian wars just prior to the Revolution. This Adam Stroud is listed as a patriot and there is an application for Sons of Amer. Rev. I am not sure when he married Eve Hand, but the family went west to Ill with the Bagley family, also from Virginia. I couldn't figure how the family could be in Arkansas and Ill, but found an oral history from Adam Bagley dated 1887:
"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
The more I look the more confused I seem to be. Adam had Adam b 1790 in Virginia, he had Adam b Ark 1825, he also had Samuel b 1822 Ark, Samuel is my link. Are you crazy yet??