Van Gundy Family Tree

Notes for Benjamin VAN GUNDY

Besides the children listed below, Benjamin and Mary had 3 who died in infancy.

Residences & events:

Bef 1814 OH where he married Mary.

Bef 1815 Tuscawaras Co, OH where son William and succeeding children were born.

From the History of Tuscawaras Co:

"Among the earliest land holding pioneers of Franklin, were William Bacher and Isaac Deardorff, both of whom were residents of the county before 1809.....

Other pioneers were Abraham Brenninger, John Casebeer, Henry Duncan, Abraham Forney, Walter Griffith, Benjamin Gundy, Christian Guagy, Michael Kohr, Philip Knappenberger, Jonas Kline, Jr., David Porter, Thomas Lappington, Jehiel Savidge and George Wallick."

"Benjamin Gundy was the. owner and occupant of the southwest quarter of Section 20, prior to 1820. Originally from Pennsylvania he had lived in Harrison County for awhile, and after a residence for a time in Franklin Township, he returned to Harrison County. Again changing his place of abode, he sojourned in Wood County for a brief season, then returned to this county and died here."

5/13/1820 Among the advertisements of this date are the following: Benjamin Gundy forewarns all persons not to purchase several notes of his, for which he claims to have received no value."

Again from the county history"

"In the southwestern part of the township, in the northwestern part of Section 1, stands an old frame Methodist meeting-house, known as the Holmes Church. The membership of the society that worships here is small, but its existence dates back more than forty years. Among the early members were Adam Riggle, Benjamin Gundy, Sherrod Ricketts, John Salsbury and Mr. Conwell." Warren Twp

"The church edifice in Strasburg is the property of the United Brethren society. It is a frame building 34 x 44 feet, and was built about 1853, at an expense of $1,200. Prior to this, the society had held services in a union church, built in 1833, one-half mile north of the village. The United Brethren, Methodists and Lutherans contributed to its erection. The earliest meetings of the United Brethren society were conducted at private houses. The earliest membership included Abraham Forney, John Forney, George Sees. Christian Gnagy, Benjamin Gundy and John Shisler. Abraham Forney. Mathias Burchfield and Christian Gnagy were early local preachers. Among the earliest ministers were Revs. Joseph Gundy, George Pfrimer, George Drum and Jacob Winters. Rev. B. F. Booth is the present minister. The congregation exceeds 100 members."

1840 Flat Rock, Monroe Twp, Harrison Co, OH. Listed as Benjamin Gundy in the census, his family was recorded with 1 male aged 15-20, 2 at 20-30, himself at 40-50, 2 females 10-15, 1 at 20-30, and probably his wife at 40-50. Next door was John Gundy.

10/3/1850 Union Twp, Tuscawaras Co, OH. At census time he was a 59 year old farmer with $4000 worth of real estate. Living with him was third wife, Barbara, and 6 Arnold step-children.

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