Van Gundy Family Tree

Notes for George COONROD

One history spoke of George, although not all the facts are entirely accurate:

"Grandfather Coonrod was a native of Germany and upon his emigration to American, located in Virginia, but later removed to Ohio and finally came to Scott County, locating in township 15, range 13, north of the bluffs. There he carried on farming until his death."


1770 So Branch, Augusta, VA, where he was born.

1790 He was included with his father and brothers on the list of Tithables by males over 16.

1801 KY

6/12/1806 Harrison Twp, Pickaway Co, OH, where he entered 157.68 acres of Congressional lands. He moved his family north, his father and brothers would soon follow.

1806-1810 Clermont Co, OH. He was taxed on 2 different properties in 1806.

George served in the War of 1812.

Pickaway Co, OH. He must have been gone by 1816 as he was not listed in the tax list that year.

1818 Madison Co, IL. He was certified as Illinois Prairie Pioneer by IL State Gen Soc, (meaning he arrived in IL before statehood in 1818), migrating via waterways.

1818 Madison Co, IL. His family was counted in the state's first census with 1 male over 21 and 10 other whites.

1820 Six Mile Prairie, Madison Co, IL. At census time, his family consisted of 2 males over 21 years of age and 9 females. Another listing had : 1 male under 10, 1 at 10-16, 1 aged 16-18, 2 males 18-26, and 1 over 45 (George) as well as 1 female under 10, 1 at 10-16, 3 aged 16-26 and 1 over 45 (Paralee).

Six Mile Prairie was described as "beginning at the SW corner of Madison Co on the Mississippi River; thence east along the county line to Cahokia Creek, and up the same to the south of Long Lake, up Long Lake to the road leading from Samuel Gillhams to Dejailai's ferry, thence direct to the Mississippi River, including the Big Island, thence south along the bank of the river, including all islands to the place of beginning. It became known as Venice in 1872." It is now the Granite City area.

1820 Morgan Co, IL. George bought land in twp 15, rg 13, north of Bluffs.

1824 He and sons, Adam and William were on the Voter List Mauvaistere Pct.

No Coonrods/Conrads were listed in any census after 1850, having moved on with several settling in MO and points beyond. Adam may have settled near Kansas City.

Son, Adam, was administrator of his estate.

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