Van Gundy Family Tree

Notes for Peter Jr VAN GUNDY

This Peter was said to be a Revolutionary War soldier and frontier ranger.

Residences & events:

1760 Earl Twp, Lancaster Co, PA. His name appeared on the tax assessor's list as Peter Goondy, freeman. (Is that correct for a 14 year old?) Also listed were his mother, Widow Gundy, and brother John.

1763 Same place. He was listed that year as Peter Gander, inmate (inmate means tenant). Christ Gundy and his mother were also listed.

1769 That tax assessor listed him correctly as Peter Gundy, inmate (tenant), cooper.

1770 Peter Gunty, inmate, was taxed for 2 cows that year.

1772 Manheim Twp, York Co, PA, was it this Peter there where the next tax assessor found him?

11/27/1777 Penns Twp, Northumberland Co, PA. He acquired land from a William Lyon.

1778 Penn's Twp. His name was among the list of inhabitants there.

12/8/1778 Buffalo Twp, Northumberland Co, PA. The county deed book records an entry labled as "Peter Van Gundy Deed Poll to John Aurand," an indenture between Peter and John Aurand of Reading PA for 500 pounds (blank) Aurand land situated....

1778-1783 He was among the Rangers of the Frontier in John Forsters' Co with the rank of Private. His name also appeared in the 4th Class of Captian William Laird's Co, 9th Battalion of Lancaster Co Militia in 1782.

1783 Peter was again taxed, having 80 acres and 9 inhabitants in the house.

Several of his family moved to Mercer Co, PA between 1800 and 1821.

1805 Ross Co, OH. He received a land grant as recorded in the Chillicothe land office.

The county history mentioned Peter but was it this man?

"In 1812 Jacob Foy settled on the northwest corner of section 33. His brother Samuel owned land adjoining him. Both sold to Peter VanGundy and went to Wabash, Indiana. VanGundy married a young wife and died soon afterward, leaving his property to his widow."

Another researcher says she sold the property and returned to her relatives.

Some researchers have his death date as 1790 but that has not been verified. LDS records say abt 1820 in Codorus, York Co, PA, also not verified.

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