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John Pound

Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: Piscataway, Middlesex County, Province of New Jersey
Death: April 14, 1789 (54)
umberland, Allegany, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Pound [of Piscataway] and Audrey Pound
Husband of Rhoda Pound and Sarah Kester
Father of Hezekiah Pound; Eunice Kester; Thomas Pound; Joseph Pound; Sarah Elgan and 2 others
Brother of Johannah Pound; Esther Pound; Mary Pound; Johanna Pound; Isaac Pounds and 3 others

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About John Pound

Marriage: Spouse: Rhoda Cox in 1759 in New Jersey, United States

Marriage: Spouse: Sarah Martin in 1764 in Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA. DAR Ancestor # A091889

THE POUND AND KESTER FAMILIES, John E Hunt, Chicago, Regan Printing House, 1904 page 11- 12:

JOHN POUND AND FAMILY. Source; The Pound and Kester Families: Containing an account of the ancestry of John Pound- Pages 9-12-

The name of Pound is of English Origin, and the names of John and Thomas Pound were common in England, as shown on the records during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

John Pound, a son of [Thomas and Audrey] his wife, was born at Piscataway, Middlesex County, N.J., about 1735. He was married about 1759 to Rhoda Cox, by whom he had one son, and was married again about 1764 to Sarah Martin, by whom he had six children, two sons and four daughters. In 1758 his father died, leaving him the home plantation (subject to a life estate in the mother and legacies to the sisters, as mentioned in the will), and on July 12, 1770, John and his wife, Sarah, conveyed this plantation by a deed to Andrew Smalley, wherein it is recited that the grantor, John Pound, received the land by will from his father, Thomas Pound, who in turn received the land by deed, dated March 24, 1736-37, from the grandfather, John Pound, who came by it as sole son and heir of his mother, Winnifred. wife of the great-grandfather, John Pound, the original Pound and early settler in Piscataway.

It is not known whether John Pound moved from Piscataway immediately after making this conveyance in 1770. Possibly he may have located for a while in the adjoining county of Somerset, as others of the Pound family are known to have been living there about that time, and the records show that his son. Hezekiah, served from that county in the Revolution during the years 1776 and 1777. He later migrated to Maryland, at what date is not known, but probably about the time of the Revolution, as some of his younger children are said to have been born in that State. Nor is it definitely known in what part of Maryland he resided, though subsequent to the Revolution part of his family is known to have been living near Cumberland, as his son, Hezekiah, took a grant of land there as a settler in 1788, and his son. Thomas, and daughter, Eunice, moved from that locality to Kentucky in 1786. The date of his death is unknown, but he probably died prior to 1800—perhaps as early as 1790. His second wife, Sarah, survived him and married a man named Stiglar, and later, about the year 1813, married William"Kester, the common ancestor of the Kester family, found in this volume.

John Pound's seven children, one by his first wife and six by the second, are as follows:

1. Hezekiah Pound, born July 3, 1761, died April 23, 1839, married Esther Morris. For his record see Part II.

2. Eunice Pound, born about 1765, died about 1815, married William Kester. For her record see Part III.

3. Thomas Pound, born July 28, 1767, died February 2,1848, married Sarah Kester. For his record see Part IV.

4. Joseph Pound, born November 23, 1770, died April 2. 1850, married Elizabeth Stark. For his record see Part V.

5. Sarah Pound, born October 4, 1773, died October 14,1849, married John Kester. For her record see Part VI.

6. Rebecca Pound, born about 1776, died about 1820, married James Stark. For her record see Part VII.

7. Elizabeth Pound, born September 8, 1780, died January 15, 1856, married Moses Drake. For her record see Part VIII.



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John Pound's Timeline

Piscataway, Middlesex County, Province of New Jersey
July 3, 1761
Age 26
Middlesex County, NJ, USA
Age 30
Elk Creek, Spencer, Kentucky, USA
July 28, 1767
Age 32
Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey
November 23, 1770
Age 35
Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey
October 4, 1773
Age 38
Piscataway, Middlesex County, Province of New Jersey
Age 41
Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
September 8, 1780
Age 45
Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States