I'm researching the STRADER and STEWART Families of Coles County, Ill., in the 1800s. Three Strader brothers married three Stewart sisters as follows:
1] Rawleigh/Rawley/Rolly/Rolla Strader, b 1809-1810 in Kentucky, d 17 Mar 1865 in Coles Co., Ill., was married 10 Mar 1831 to Sarah H. "Sally" Stewart, b 29 Jul 1811 in Barren Co., Ky., d bef. 1865 in Coles Co.
2] Vincent Strader, b 1812-1813 in Hardin Co., Ky., d 16 Aug. 1866 in Hutton Twnshp, Coles Co., was married 31 Dec. 1831 in Charleston, Coles Co., to Patience H. Stewart, b 24 Dec. 1813 in Barren Co., Ky., d 1879 in Hutton Twnshp, Coles Co.
3] James Strader, b 1823 in Kentucky, was married 15 May 1846 in Coles Co. to Ruth Stewart, b 1829 in Kentucky.
The Stewart sisters were the daughters of William H. Stewart, b 28 May 1785 in Brunswick Co., Va., d 21 Jul 1855 in Coles Co., Ill., married 20 Jul 1809 in Barren Co., Ky., to Dicey/Dicy HAINES/HANES, b 17 Feb. 1790 in North Carolina, d 7 Sept. 1881 in Coles Co., Ill.
There are two conflicting sets of research, however, about who the parents were of the three Strader brothers.
1] In a late 1970s' book, titled "The Strader Family History, 1737-1976," their father is reported to be Vincent Strader Sr. who married Patience Unknown.
2] Many later researchers state the brothers' father was Francis Strader(2), b 1775 in Virginia, d 24 Oct. 1846 in Hutton Twnship, Coles Co., Ill., married 24 May 1795 in Nelson Co., Ky., to Susanna/Susannah EASTER, b abt 1775 in Virginia, d abt 1846 in Coles Co., Ill. Francis Strader(2) was the son of Francis Strader(1), b in Virginia, and Ann Mclain. Francis Strader(1) reportedly was the son of Johann Phillip STREITER, b in Germany, d 1780 in the USA, who was married to Anna Julianna Wittman, b 1717 in Frankfort-on-the-Main, Germany, d in the USA.
I would appreciate any clarification and/or confirmation of their parents and will gladly share all information I have on the descendants of Raleigh Strader's only son, Lemuel Jackson Strader (1848-1929). Lemuel (erroneously named "Samuel" in some genealogies) married Mary Margaret HALLET (1846-1938). Lemuel and Mary (Hallett) Strader were my great-great-grandparents.