John had 11 children by his first wife and possibly 4 more by the second.
Residences & events:
Northumberland Co, PA where he was born.
1830 Springfield Twp, Ross Co, OH. At census time John's family consisted of 1 male aged 5-10, 1 at 20-30, 1 was 50-60, 1 female at 15-20, and 1 at 40-50. Who were the older folks? Mary's parents? In the same township were 2 other John Van Gundys, Jr and Sr.
1840 Dublin Twp, Mercer Co, OH. At census time there were living in John's household: 3 males age 5-10, 1 at 10-15, John was 30-40, 2 females age 5-10, 1 at 10-15, and 1 also 30-40. Next door neighbors on either side were Kiggins (Riggins?). In the same township was George Pixler.
Bef 1849 Carroll Co, IN when he arrived there is unknown but it was before children started getting married there.
7/25/1860 Millersburg Twp, PO Pocohontas, Bond Co, IL where he was listed as John V Gundy, 58, farm laborer with only $25 in personal property. Living with him were Caroline, 28, William, 16, John, 3, and Mary, 2.
Son Nelson told the 1880 census taker that his parents were both born in OH.