Van Gundy Family Tree


Notes for Adam VAN GUNDY


Residences & events:

1830 Turbut, Northumberland Co, PA. At census time Adam and his wife were both 20-30 years old and had 2 little girls under the age of 5.

1840 Buffalo, Union Co, PA. The census taker found Adam with a household loaded with females. He was 40-50 years old with a family of 1 male aged 5-10, 1 female under 5, 2 at 5-10, 1 was 10-15, 1 at 15-20, and his wife, 30-40. Nine doors down was brother John while on the next page were brothers George and Jacob.

10/16/1850 E Buffalo Twp, Union Co, PA. Listed as Adam Gundy, 47, he was a farmer with real estate worth $7000 at census time. Wife Sarah was 41 and the children were Mary Ann, 21, Eliza, 20, Matilda, 18, Christian, 16, Ellen, 13, Lucinda, 11, Abram, 9, and Margaret, 7. Counted with them were Levi Sterman, 4, B F Owen, 19, student, and J F Bell, 22, also a student.

7/16/1860 Same place. The census that year recorded his name as Gundy, a 57 year old farmer. His wife, Susan, was 51 and they had children: Elizabeth, 27; Christian, 25; Abraham, 19; and Margaret, 17. Also living there were daughter Lucinda Owens, 22, William Owens, 2, servant Levi Sterne, 14, and Wesley Turner, 38. Next door is nephew Ellis Gundy followed by his father John (Adam's brother).

7/13/1870 Still there, PO Lewisburg. In that census, his name was "Aadam Gundy" at age 66, still farming and his property value huge for the day at $20,000/4000. Susan was 55 and 3 adult children were still at home, Elizabeth, 40, Abraham, 30, and Margaret 28. Also living there were 19 year old servant, Ellen Meck, Westly Kramer, 45, school teacher and Terrysmith Sterner, 45, cigar maker.

Union Co Court records list the following:

Grantor: Grantee: Vol-Pg-Yr Location
Young, John, al Gundy, Adam U-438-1871 Union Tp
Young, Sarah, al Gundy, Adam U-438-1871 Union Tp


It seems his property was used for markers in early days. From the Annals of Buffalo Valley, PA, 1775: " After protracting, I found the course to correspond with the site of the road as described by old citizens, viz: Leaving the river at Strohecker's landing, it passed up his (Christian Haines?) lane and by an old house that formerly stood in the southwest corner of Adam Gundy's field...."

And again: (i.e. through the University grounds, to Adam Gundy and William Brown's corner;)

6/14/1880 Still there. That year he was 76, his wife was listed as Sarah, 71. Living with them were children, Abraham, 38, and Elizabeth, 40, nephew WW Cramer, 50, retired school teacher, and hired hand, Charles Baker, 25. Adam was still farming.

He was still alive when the 1885 history of Susquehanna & Juniata Valley was written.
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