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 John Adam Roush

John Adam Roush

Birth
Darmstadt, Stadtkreis Darmstädt, Hessen, Germany
Death 19 Oct 1786 (aged 74–75)
New Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia, USA
Burial Mount Jackson, Shenandoah County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 14655408 · View Source
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ORIGINAL GERMAN NAME: JOHANNES ADAM RAUSCH
Born Johannes Adam Rausch in Hessen, Darmstadt, Germany, the son of Johann Nicholas and Anna Catherine Alberts Rausch. He died October 19, 1786 near New Market in Shenandoah Co, VA. His wife was Susannah Sehler.

Johann Adam Rausch sailed from Rotterdam and arrived in Philadelphia, PA on Oct 19, 1736 on the Brigantine John of Perth Amboy where he was qualified, taking the oath of Faith and Fidelity in Pennsylvania on that date at the courthouse. In 1739 he was married to Susannah Schlern/Sehler in Philadelphia. Shortly after, he and Susannah migrated to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Upon arriving in what was then Frederick County, they settled on the banks of Mill Creek where Johann was a farmer, a mill owner and a tanner.
John Adam Roush, his nine sons, and three son-in-laws all did service during the Revolutionary War. Up to modern times no one has found a family that contributed this kind of service. He has been recognized by the Sons of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the American Revolution for his public service to the cause of Freedom in America.

Record Ref: Johan Adam Rausch listed among passengers;
At the Courthouse of Philadia, October 19th, 1736.
Thirty seven Foreigners, from the Palatinate, who, with their Families, making in all one hundred and ten persons, were imported here in the Brigantine John, of Perth Amboy, George Frazer, Master, from Rotterdam, but last from Dover, as by Clearance thence, were this day qualified as usual." From the Minutes of the Provincial Council, printed in Colonial Records, Vol. IV, p. 99f. This is the last entry in the minutes of the Provincial Council regarding immigrants.
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"These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny like hell is not easily conquered yet we have this consolation with us, the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value." --
Tom Paine after the Declaration of Independence
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Link to John Adam Roush's original grave at Old Pine Church Cemetery where his mortal remains still lie:

Johannes Rausch


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1711-John Adam Roush-1786
EMIGRANT FROM DARMSTADT, GERMANY, 1736
EARLY SETTLER OF THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY

1713 -HIS WIFE, SUSANNAH- 1796
PARENTS OF NINE SONS WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTY IN THE CAUSE OF INDEPENDENCE.

1741-PHILIP ROUSH-1820
1742-HENRY ROUSH-1831
1743-JOHN ROUSH-1815
1746-JACOB ROUSH-1830
1749-DANIEL ROUSH-1832
1753-ELEANOR ROUSH WADDELL-1827
MARY MAGDELNE ROUSH ZIRKLE
1758-ELIZABETH ROUSH NEASE-1831
1761-GEORGE ROUSH-1845
1763-JONAS ROUSH-1850
THEIR DESCENDANTS LIVING AND DEAD NUMBER ABOUT 40,000 AMERICAN CITIZENS. RECORDS OF THE FAMILY AVAILABLE IN MOST LIBRARIES.
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ERECTED IN 1936, THE BICENTENNIAL OF HIS EMIGRATION TO AMERICA BY THE ROUSH AND ALLIED FAMILIES OF AMERICA, INC.

Gravesite Details His name is inscribed on these monuments, his mortal remains lie in the Old Pine Church Cemetery where he was originally placed to rest
  • Created by: CarolMHSmith
  • Added: 19 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14655408
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Adam Roush (1711–19 Oct 1786), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14655408, citing Saint Marys Pine Church Cemetery, Mount Jackson, Shenandoah County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by CarolMHSmith (contributor 46607150) .