Van Gundy Family Tree

Notes for John Daniel ZUMWALT

John was said to be the 9th child of Andrew and Ann.

Residences & events:

VA. He served with brothers, Jacob, Adam and Christopher under Capt John McCoy in the VA Militia during the Revolutionary War.

10/10/1774 Point Pleasant. He received an arm wound during that battle.

Apparently when the rest of the clan moved to KY, he stayed behind.

From A History of Pioneer Families of Missouri:

John Zumwalt, a brother of Adam, settled on Darst's Bottom, in St. Charles co. in 1806. The names of his children were George, John, Barbara, Mary, Elizabeth, Adam, Andrew, Jacob, Henry and William. Andrew Zumwalt was a devoted Methodist, but his three daughters joined the Baptist church, and their mother said she was glad of it. But the old gentleman was very angry, and said he hoped, now that his family was divided among the churches, that some of them would find the right one and get to heaven, and be contented when they got there, and not want to go somewhere else.

1806 St Charles District of the Louisiana District of the Indiana Territory, later St Charles, MO. He was the last of the 6 brothers to migrate there but his route was direct from VA.

Darst Bottom, MO. He received a land grant of 640 acres, probably for his service in the Revolution.

8/15/1808 Howard Co, MO. He and son-in-law, Alexander Murdock, bought Nathan Boone's interest in Boone Salt Lick. (John's son Henry was married to Nathan's daughter.) The bill of sale was issued in Femme Osage and Daniel Boone, Nathan's father, signed as witness. The Boone Salt Lick was the beginning of the famous California Overland, Santa Fe and Oregon Trails.

Some say he died 2/27/1821.

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