Obediah Paden may justly be called the patriarch of Paden City, West Virginia. He was claimed of all sources of information to be the first settler of Paden City. Obediah was born in 1752 in Lancaster County, Pa. He owned about five or six thousand acres of land, which he willed to his sons, James, Jesse, Joseph, and Samuel. When he came here all the present site of Paden City was woodland infested with savage Indians, wild animals, especially the panther.
It is traditional information that at the time Obediah Paden (or Peden) erected his first log cabin here and that it was the only residence or home of a white man between the settlements of Wheeling, West Virginia and Marietta, Ohio.
Obediah died about 1822 and is buried in Stender Cemetery. It was said many years ago that the stones are impossible to read.
Samuel Peden (1730 - 1810)
Lydia Susan Potter Peden (1728 - 1810)
Esther Dunne Paden (1754 - 1820)*
Samuel Paden (1776 - ____)*
William Paden (1778 - 1806)*
Rebecca Paden Woods (1778 - 1855)*
Isaac Paden (1780 - ____)*
Lydia Peden Ankrom (1783 - 1865)*
Obediah H Paden (1784 - 1817)*
James W. Paden (1790 - 1849)*
Esther Paden Frazure (1797 - ____)*
Jesse Paden (1799 - 1883)*
Joseph Paden (1804 - 1877)*
Obediah Paden (1752 - 1822)
Samuel Peden (1754 - 1827)*
Lydia Peden (1756 - 1845)*
Joseph Peden (1758 - 1850)*
Isaac Paden (1760 - 1809)*
Alexander Peden (1762 - 1825)*
Note: Somebody, or some organization, has, obviously, donated and placed a new marker on Obediah's grave. I just want to say that I appreciate it very much and know that others do as well.
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Dan Knowlton
Record added: Jun 02, 2008
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