Van Gundy Family Tree


Notes for John VAN GUNDY


Facts on this John may be confused with John, son of Peter Van Gundy, Sr. He is listed in both places in various family trees.

Residences and events:

In PA Archives for Dauphin Co, are the following items:

RETURN OF CAPTAIN JOHN ORTHS COMPANY OF THE 2D BATTALION COMMANDED BY COLO JOHN GLONINGER - 1784
John Gundy
Christian Gunty

REPORT OF CAPTAIN PETER ENSMINGER'S COMPANY OF THE 2D. BATTAION, 1786
John Gundy gone to Shamokin (Northumberland Co)
Christian Gundy gone
John Gundy gone

1790 Northumberland Co, PA. Listed in the census as Jno Vangunday, he lived alone. He lived between families named Derr and Zimmerman. In the same area were his father and brother Christian Jr as well as Uncle Joseph.

5/25/1799 Buffalo Twp, Northumberland Co, PA. By deed, John received 400 acres of land from his brother, Joseph Gundy, and the property was patented by the Commonwealth of PA on 5/30/1803. On 7/2/1804, he and his wife, Polly, sold this same tract, probably because they had moved to OH.

10/1803 Chillicothe, Ross Co, OH. His name appeared in the local newspaper among those who still had letters at the Post Office.

1/16/1809 His name was in the newspaper again for having a letter at the Post Office.

1/9/1811 Chillicothe, Ross Co, OH. In the Scioto Gazette was an article where Jesse Spencer, Register of the Land Office, regarding land for sale, mentioned John Van Gundy and George May.

12/14/1815 Springfield Twp, Ross Co, OH, was John's address when another item appeared in the Gazette stating that John Cryder had reported the mare found by John had been appraised by George Weider and Felix O'Neal.

1820 John's location at census time is as yet unknown.

1830 Springfield, Ross Co, OH. There were 3 John Van Gundys in that township at census time. John, Sr was 50-60 years old and had a household consisting of 1 male aged 15-20, 1 at 20-30, 1 female was 10-15, 1 at 15-20, 1 aged 20-30, and probably his wife, also 50-60. They lived between Thomas Orr and John Zuck, 3 doors down was William "Sarch," while son John, Jr was farther down.

1836 - Scott's Prairie, Fountain Co, IN. John and Anna Maria were the originators of the Fountain Co, OH, branch of Van Gundys. They moved with 2 daughters and their families by wagon, striking the new Natl Rd at Richmond, IN. In the party was Jacob Cass, hired to drive a wagon, and David Brown, another hired man. There they entered land in Sec 2,
7, 8, 9, 10, 17, 18, and 26.

John and Anna were charter members of the Centennial Church, first called the Myers Class, probably started by in-laws of daughter, Sarah, who married William Myers.

1840 Cain Twp, Fountain Co, IN. At census time, he and son, Peter, were neighbors while brother, Samuel and his son, David, lived just down the road.

1850 Same place. John and Ann lived with daughter Delilah and William Redenbaugh and family. John was 71 with property = $2500, Anna was 77.

1860 The census taker found him, at age 96, with son, Peter and his wife.

Most relatives give his death date as 10/27/1860 but he was living with son Peter at age 96 in 1870. Census notes said he had been "childish" for 2 years.
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