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John Pound (c1650-c1716/7) England to Richmond Co., Virginia

Descendants of John Pound

 

 Generation No. 1

 

        1.  John1 Pound was born Abt. 1650 in England?, and died Bef. February 05, 1716/17 in Richmond Co., Virginia.  He married Elizabeth Joy October 28, 1683 in Middlesex Co., Virginia. 

       

Children of John Pound and Elizabeth Joy are:

+      2                 i.       Margaret2 Pound, born Bef. August 05, 1683 in Middlesex Co., Virginia.

+      3                ii.       John Pound, born Abt. 1685 in Virginia; died November 07, 1718 in Richmond Co., Virginia.

+      4               iii.       Thomas Pound, born Abt. 1687 in Virginia; died Bef. March 04, 1718/19 in Richmond Co., Virginia.

+      5               iv.       Samuel Pound, born Abt. 1690 in Virginia.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

        2.  Margaret2 Pound (John1) was born Bef. August 05, 1683 in Middlesex Co., Virginia.  She married Robert Smith

       

Children of Margaret Pound and Robert Smith are:

        6                 i.       Anne3 Smith.

        7                ii.       Margaret Smith.

        8               iii.       Elizabeth Smith.

        9               iv.       William Smith.

        10              v.       Thomas Smith.

        11             vi.       John Smith.


Richmond County Museum & Visitors Center
House in Warsaw, Richmond Co., VA

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Westmoreland County, VA

        

          3.  John2 Pound (John1) was born Abt. 1685 in Virginia, and died November 07, 1718 in Richmond Co., Virginia.  He married Deborah Lewis, daughter of Thomas Lewis.  She was born 1691 in Virginia, and died 1726 in Richmond Co., Virginia.

 

Notes for Deborah Lewis:

Will of Thomas Lewis, Sr., North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia: 

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN this twentieth day of May in the yeare of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and nine I thomas Lewis of the parish of North Farnham in the County of Richmond being sick and weak in body but in perfect sense & memory praised be God for the same do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in manner and forme following -that is to say first principally I recommend my soule 'to God who gave it and my body to the Earth from whence it was taken hoping through the merritts of our blessed Savior Christ Jesus that they will partake in the glorious Resurrection att the Last Day

ITEM I will that all my Just Debts and funerale charges be first paid & discharged.

ITEM I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Lewis June all my Land and plantation houses and other the appurtenances  whatsoever, thereunto belonging to him the said Thomas Lewis Jun. and the heirs of his body Lawfully to be begotten for ever and in Case my said son Thomas Lewis June should Happen to die without such issue then I give my said Land and plantation with the appurtenancies unto my Daughter Deborah Pound and the heirs of her body Lawfully to be begotten for ever.

ITEM I give unto my said son Thomas Lewis Junr all my wearing apparrell and my best hatt my black horse Smoaker my trouping saddle pistolls holster. and sword and other the furniture thereunto belonging to him and his heirs forever, I also give unto my said son Thomas Lewis and his heirs the feather bed & furniture on which I now lye, I give unto my Daughter Deborah Pound and her heirs one

other feather bed, with all the furniture thereunto belonging.

ITEM My Will is that all the rest of my Estate household goods hogs and cattle be Equally Divided between my said son Thomas Lewis Jun. and my Daughter Deborah Pound, and that my working horses remaine and be upon my said plantation for the use thereof and it is my will and desire that my Son in Law John Pound Jun. and my Daughter Deborah his wife have their Residence and being upon my said plantation with my said son Thomas Lewis Junr till he shall attaine to the age of twenty one yeares, and that my Estate not bequeathed by this will be not divided untill he shall attaine to the age foresd

ITEM I do Constitute and appoint my said son Thomas Lewis Junr and my Daughter Deborah Pound Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and it is also my will and desire that if my said Son in Law John Pound Junr do not abide upon my said plantation and be aiding and assisting unto my said son Thomas Lewis Jun. in the looking after the same and the flocks of hoggs and cattle thereupon that then and in such Case my will is that my Estate be divided imediately after my decease, It is also my desire and will that my said son Thomas Lewis June and my son in law John Pound Junr be att equall Cost and Charges, in keeping and that they also receive an Equale part and proportion oŁ the proffits by keeping the ferry.  And I do hereby Revoke and make voyd all other wills by me heretofore made and do publish and declare this to be my Last will and testament

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and Seale the day and yeare first above written.

Tho. Lewis

Signed Sealed published and declared by within testator as his Last will and testament in the presence of (mark of Tobias Purcell, Thos Dickenson)

Att a Court held for Richmond County June 1st 1709 This will was proved by the oaths of Tobias Pursell and Thomas Dickenson Witnesses thereto & was admitted to Record. Test M: 0Beckwith Cl Cur, Examined M: Beckwith Cl Cur.

       

Children of John Pound and Deborah Lewis are:

        12               i.       Elizabeth3 Pound, born October 12, 1709 in Richmond Co., Virginia.

        13              ii.       Lewis Pound, born June 04, 1712 in Richmond Co., Virginia.

        14             iii.       John Pound, born August 02, 1713 in Richmond Co., Virginia

        16              v.       Deborah Pound, born February 09, 1716/17 in Richmond Co., Virginia.

 

 

        4.  Thomas2 Pound (John1) was born Abt. 1687 in Virginia, and died Bef. March 04, 1718/19 in Richmond Co., Virginia.  He married Margaret Bradley

       

Children of Thomas Pound and Margaret Bradley are:

+      17               i.       Thomas3 Pound, born April 07, 1717 in Richmond Co., Virginia; died 1770 in Halifax Co., Virginia.

        18              ii.       Elizabeth Pound, born June 30, 1719 in Richmond Co., Virginia.

 

 

        5.  Samuel2 Pound (John1) was born Abt. 1690 in Virginia.  He married Sarah Evans, daughter of Peter Evans and Elizabeth Taylor. 

 

Notes for Samuel Pound:

     He was of Orange Co., Virginia in 1735 and still living there in 1750.

       

Children of Samuel Pound and Sarah Evans are:

        19               i.       Samuel3 Pound, born November 04 or 09, 1715 in Richmond Co., Virginia; died January 05, 1729/30 in Richmond Co., Virginia.

+      15             iv.       John Pound, born November 04 or 09, 1715 in Richmond Co., Virginia.

        20              ii.       Peter Pound, born March 25, 1722 in Richmond Co., Virginia; died October 23, 1722 in Richmond Co., Virginia.

+      21             iii.       William Pound, born October 16, 1724 in Richmond Co., Virginia.

+      22             iv.       Samuel Pound, born September 02, 1730 in Richmond Co., Virginia.

        23              v.       Katherine Pound, born Abt. 1732 in Virginia.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

        15.  John3 Pound (Samuel2, John1) was born November 04, 1715 in Richmond Co., Virginia.  He married ?

 

Notes for John Pound:

     In 1752, 1753 and 1755 he was living in Orange Co., Virginia.

       

Children of John Pound and ? are:

        24               i.       Reuben4 Pound, born Abt. 1740 in Virginia; died 1797 in Greene Co., Georgia.  The name of his wife is not known.

        25              ii.       John Pound, born Abt. 1743 in Virginia; died Abt. 1816 in Hancock Co., Georgia.  He married Mary Walker; born Abt. 1764 in Virginia; died December 03, 1819 in Hancock Co., Georgia.

 

Notes for John Pound:

From the records of Cleburne G. Pound, received in the 1970's

Hancock County, Georgia Deeds, Book A B, p. 192

State of Georgia)

Hancock County )

Know all men by these Presents that I John Pounds of Hancock Co. have bargained and sold & delivered unto Johnathan Thomas of the county aforesaid eighty barrels of good sound Indian corn and two bay mares and one colt one of the said mares about ten or eleven years old and about four feet seven

inches high with three white feet & a blase in her face and is branded on the near Jow, shoul- - and buttock the other mare about twelve or thirteen years old & about four fee six inches high, with a star in her face - which Property I the said John Pound do warrant & defend against all other claims whatsoever, unto the said Johnathan Thomas his heirs, executors, administrators & assigns forever. In witness whereunto I have set my hand and seal this twelfth day of December 1795 in the presence of us:

Joel Pound       John Pound

John (or Jehu) X ;Castleberry, his mark

Registered the 21st Dee 1795,Richd Bonner., J, P.

Memorandum - The foregoing Bill of Sale was acknowledged before the attesting

Magistrate this 31st of October 1796 and at the request of both

parties is entered of Record with the other Witnesses

Attest Mar. Martin Clk

 

More About John Pound:

1790 Census: 1790, Edgefield Co., South Carolina 1 4 4 0 2

 

        26             iii.       Samuel Pound, born Abt. 1745 in Virginia.  He married Sarah Walker.

 

Notes for Samuel Pound:

From George Bounty Land Warrant Files:

 

#1398:  Pounds, Samuel

State of Georgia, Wilks County

 

This is to certify that Samuel Pounds was a Refugee from this State which in possession of the British Arms.  And that he did his duty faithfully under my Command is therefore entitled to a bounty of 250 acres of land. Given under hand this 20th April 1784.  By his order, H. Linman, Elijah Clark, Col.

 

To the President and the Rest of the Members of the Honourable Council now sitting it Augusta, the petition of Samuel Pounds Humbly prayeth that your Honourable Board would grant him two hundred and fifty seven and one half Acres of Land in Washing County, And your petitioner will pray.  22nd April 1784 Signed, Samuel Pounds.

 

 

        17.  Thomas3 Pound (Thomas2, John1) was born April 07, 1717 in Richmond Co., Virginia, and died 1770 in Halifax Co., Virginia.  He married Jane ?

 

Notes for Thomas Pound:

Deed: Thomas Pound and Jean, his Wife, to Benjamen Smith

 

THIS INDENTURE made the 20th day of November 1754 in the twenty eighth year of the reign of our sovereign Lord King George the second by the grace of God of Great Brittain France & Ireland King Defender of the faith &c, Between Thomas Pound and Jean his wife of the County of Richmond & Parish of Lunenburgh of the one part and Benjamen Smith of the County and parish aforesd of the other part.

WITNESSETH that the said Thomas Pound and Jean his wife for and in consideration of the sum of Forty five pounds Curr id money of Virginia to him in hand paid by him the s . Benjamin Smith at and before the Ensealing and Delivery of these presents the receipt whereof the sd. Thomas Pound and Jean his wife doth own themselves & therewith fully satisfyed contented & paid & therefrom and every part and parcell thereof doth fully and absolutely acquit Exonerate and Discharge the sd. Benjamin Smith & his heirs forever. Have given granted bargained & sold And by these presents give, grant, bargain and sell Enseals and forever confirm unto the sd id Benjamen Smith and his heirs forever, All that piece or parcel of Land Containing one hundred and fourteen acres situate lying and being in the aforesaid County of Richmond and binding on the branches of Totuskey Creek Bounded as followeth Beginning at the mouth of a small branch thence up the said branch N, 23 1/2 degrees 18.8 p, N. 40. W 26 pols, N 26 1/2 degrees E. 25 po. to the head thereof N. 6 1/2 degrees W 17 1/2 pole to a hiccory N. 36° W. 40 pole to a corner red oak to William Barnes and John Landman's land thence S. 86 1/2 degrees W. 80 po. S. 8 . W. 16 po. S,78 1.2 W. 18 po. to a hiccory & West 10 pole to a red oak corner to Robt. Smith thence along the said Smith's line S, 2°. E. 128 po. to a dead red oak in Wm. Horthorn's line along the said line S, 89 degrees E, 128 pole to a corner or white oak N 17 degrees E, 35 po. to the beginning. The reversion & reversions, remainder & remainders rents Issues & profits all the Estate right title, property Claim and Demand whatsoever together with all houses Outhouses & all timber & timber trees woods underwoods Ways, water courses all orchards fences and gardens thereon Touching the Premises also & every part & parcell thereof to the same belonging or in any way appurtaining TO HAVE & TO HOLD the before granted premises & every part & parcel thereof and all priviledges and appurtenances to the same belonging hereby granted Bargained or mentioned or intended to be hereby bargained and sold to him the said BENJAMEN SMITH and his heirs forever to the only proper sole use and behoof of him the said BENJAMEN SMITH his heirs & assigns forever more to be holden of the chief lord or lords of the fee or fees by the rent and services due and accustomed to be paid, And the sd. THOMAS POUND and JEAN his wife for themselves their heirs &c, do Covenant promise grant and agree to and with the said Benja. Smith his heirs &c, the said Lands & Tenements is free & clear from all Incumberances whatever and doth further warrant & forever defend the same from the Claim or Claims of all manner of persons whatsoever to the end the s . BENJAMEN SMITH and his heirs shall and may from time to time & at all times have, hold, occupy and possess the same forever, Doth further Covenant and grant that any time within Thirty years next Ensuing to do suffer & Execute such further act & acts thing & things device and devices, conveyance & Conveyances as the sd. BENJAMEN SMITH his heirs or their Concil learned in the law shall advise or devise for the those making & conveying the sd. lands & tenements to the sd. BENJAMEN and his heirs for ever, And at any Court held for Richmond County within Six months Ensuing do Acknowledge these presents so that the same be recorded in Court.

IN WITNESS the parties to these presents hath Interchangably set their hands and fixed their Seals the day and year above written

SIGNED SEALED & DELIVERED in the presence of William Garland, John Alderson, Thomas Walker.        Thomas Pound, Jean X Pound (her mark)

MEMORANDUM that quiet and peaceable possession was Delivered by the within THOMAS POUND and JEAN his wife on the 20th. day of November 1754 by Turff & Twigg on the within mentioned land in the name of the whole lands and Tenements unto the within mentioned BENJAMEN SMITH in presence of us.

William Garland, John Alderson, Thos. Walker

AT A COURT HELD for Richmond County the 3rd. day of February 1755 This Indenture of Feoffment from THOMAS POUND & JEAN his wife of the one part To BENJAMEN SMITH of the other part, with the memorandum of the livery of Seizen. . . . . thereon Indorsed, was proved by the Oaths of William Garland, John Alderson and Thomas Walker witnesses thereto and admitted to record.

Test: T. Tarpley

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS that I THOMAS POUND of the County of Richmond planter am held & firmly bound unto BENJAMEN SMITH of the said County in two hundred pounds Curr . money to be paid unto the -ad. BENJAMEN SMITH or his certain attorney Exors Admrs. or assigns To which payment well and truly to be made I bind myself my heirs Exors & Admrs. firmly by these presents

SEALED with my Seale & Dated the 28th. day of November in the 28 . year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the grace of God now King of Great Brittain Anno Dom. 1754.

WHEREAS the above named        BENJAMEN SMITH hath purchased of the above bound THOMAS POUND one hundred & fourteen acres of land with the appurts lyin & being in the parish of Lunenburgh in the County of Richmond Wsth. said premises is sold & Conveyed by the sd. THOMAS POUND to the said BENJA. SMITH by a certain deed Bearing date with the deed.  And the above named BENJAMIN SMITH being apprehensive that the validity and Efficacy of the said Conveyance may at some future time be Contested by thew wife of the said Thomas, Now the Condition of the above Obligation is such that as JEAN POUND the wife of the sd. THOMAS is obliged to remove so that she cannot be privily Examined before the Court according to Law, I bind myself my heirs Exors in the sum above mentioned payable to the sd. BENJAMEN SMITH his heirs if my wife JEAN should ever insist or recover the one third of the above premises, Otherwise to be void & of no Effect.

SIGNED SEALED IN PRESENCE OF William Garland, John Alderson, Thos. Walker

Thomas Pound

At a Court Held for Richmond County the 3r . day of February 1755, THIS BOND from THOMAS POUND to BENJAMIN SMITH was proved by the oaths of William Garland, John Alderson & Thomas Walker Witnesses there to And admitted to record.  Test: T. Tarpley

 

From Lunenburg Co., VA deeds:

April 2, 1757:  John and Ann Cole conveyed land to Thomas Pound 

 

Notes for Jane ?:

"Early Wills of Mecklenburg Co., VA" compiled by Katherine B. Elliott, South Hill, VA, 1963, page 34-5:

Will Book 2, Page 53, David Christopher, Will dated Jan 27, 1779, Recorded June 14, 1784, Witnesses: Jane Pound, Mildred Comer.

 

From Deed Index to Halifax Co., Virginia to 1800:

 

Halifax Co. VA      to Jean Pound                       9-305  Jun 16, 1774        272 acres Peters Creek

Jean Pound          to Richard Finch                 13-462  July 10, 1786       100 acres N. Ban River

Jane Pound          to John Hughes                  15-253   Jan 23, 1792       100 acres

Jean Pound          to Wm & Solomon Pound   18-457   Oct 27, 1800        200 acres Bannister Creek

 

       

Children of Thomas Pound and Jane ? are:

        27               i.       John4 Pound, born Abt. 1738 in Virginia.  He married Drucilla Lacey Abt. 1757.

 

Notes for John Pound:

From Court Records of Halifax Co., Virginia:

 

John Pounds appears as plaintiff between 1768 and 1788

John Pounds appears as defendant between 1769 and 1792 and in 1807

 

Deed Index to Halifax Co., Virginia deeds to 1800:

 

Callis Colquitt                    to John Pound                   9-383      Feb 16, 1775    Tract in Antrim Parish

John Pound                        to Joseph Davis              12-226     Jul 18, 1782      180 acres Dan River

John Hudson                     to John Pound                   12-361    Sep 18, 1783     100 acres S Ban River

John Crumpton                  to John Pound                   13-436    Jun 15, 1786      Personal

George Evans                   to John Pound                   14-297    Jul 28, 1788      3 A Humphrys Mill Cr.

George Evans Jr.              to John Pound                   14-397    Jul 28, 1788      3 acres Ban River

John and Drucilla Pound   to Jeremiah Willingham   15-341    Apr 24, 1792      135 acres Mill Creek

 

Deeds of Lunenburg Co., Virginia:

March 11, 1779  13-199   John Pound of Halifax County to John Godsey of Chesterfield County, Virginia.

 

More About John Pound:

Tax List: 1782, Halifax Co., VA 4 whites, no blacks

Tax List 1: 1781, Halifax Co., VA 4 whites, no blacks

 

        28              ii.       Sarah Pound, born Abt. 1740 in Virginia.

        29             iii.       William Pounds, born Abt. 1749 in Mecklenburg Co., Virginia; died 1814 in Chatham Co., North Carolina.  He married Elizabeth Tune 1774 in Mecklenburg Co., Virginia; born April 19, 1756 in Mecklenburg Co., Virginia; died September 1846 in Chatham Co., North Carolina.

 

Notes for William Pounds:

From a History of the Pounds Family in the possession of Don and Carolyn Daiss of Ogallala, Nebraska. This document was written in 1942 by Alexander Alexander Taylor Cooper, a descendant of William Pounds.

     William Pound, corporal in the First Virginia St. Regiment was discharged at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 23, 1779 after three years' service. On his way home he was authorized to draw sixteen days' rations. He drew two days' rations at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, four days' at York, Pennsylvania and three days' at Frederick Town, (Frederick, Maryland).

     William Pound drew two hundred acres of land in Kentucky as a Revolutionary soldier (Warrant No. 1934-200 acres, Virginia State Line, 3 years. October 30 1783, page 247. Sons of the Revolution, Ken. Soc. 1913, Virginia land Office) In location book, warrant No. 1937 under another name is a mistake which the research worker (A.V.D.F.) states proves that the location of the 200 acres was in Kentucky. A son of William Pound was Samuel Pound born June 26, 1778 in North Carolina and whole second wife was Sarah A. Williams, our ancestor, daughter of Joseph T. Williams who served as a Revolutionary War soldier with the 8th Virginia Regiment from Aug. 3, 1777 to 1782. Joseph T. Williams was born in Pittsylvania County or Halifax County,Virginia but migrated to Jackson county, Illinois where he died in 1832.

 

Halifax Co., Virginia Deed Index to 1800:

 

Halifax Co., Virginia           to William Pound            9-305    Jun 16, 1774        217 acres Peters Creek

Jean Pound                        to William Pound          18-457    Oct 27, 1800        200 acres Ban River

William Pound                   to Elijah Thomas           20-505    Jul 22, 1805        110 acres Stewarts Cr.

 

Meckelnburg Co, VA tax list of Wm Davis, 1782:  William Pound, 4 whites, no blacks.

 

"Early Wills of Mecklenburg Co., VA" compiled by Katherine B. Elliott, South Hill, VA, 1963, page 34-5:

Will Book 3, Page 338, William Duncan, Will dated Aug 4, 1795, Recorded, April 11, 1796, Witnesses: Thomas Cardwell, William Pound, Matthew Caviness.

 

From the Revolutionary Pension record for William Pounds (with notes from Cleburne Pound):

 

     Mecklenburg County, Virginia, was created in 1764-5 from Lunenburg and Halifax County Virginia, was created in 1752 from Lunenburg. There was a WILLIAM POUND who served in the American Revolution from Mecklenburg County, Virginia, as shown by the following records. After the war he moved to Chatham County, North Carolina, rearing a large family and dying there.

     GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION - NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS SERVICE

Order For Photocopies Concerning Veteran (See Reverse for Explanation)

Receipt No. 53420. Dates 8/23/63. Searchers C. H. B.

File Designation: POUND, WILLIAM       21 17467

     3940, NORTH CAROLINA, Elizabeth Pound, Widow of WILLIAM POUND, who died in the year 1814

of Chatham Co. In the State of N. C. who was a Corporal in the Company commanded by Captain (Nothing)       of the (nothing) commanded by (nothing) in the Virginia Line for 2 years.

     "Increased From $40: pr. an"  Inscribed on the Roll of Fayetteville at the rate of 88 Dollars no Cents per annum, to commense on the 4th day of March, 1831.  Certificate of Pension issued the 9 day of Aprl

1844 and sent to H. H. Sylvester present.  Arrears to the 4th of Semiannual allowance ending

     (Revolutionary Claim,) (Act July 4, 1836,) (Section the 3), Recorded by F. S. Swann, Clerk, Book C. Vol. 1Page 184.  Declaration In order to obtain the benefit of the third section of the Act of Congress of the

4th. July 1836

 

State of North Carolina)

Chatham County       ) S S

 

     On this the 19th day of April 1843 personally appears before the undersigned one of the acting Justices of the Peace in and for the County aforesaid, Elisabeth Pound a resident of the aforesaid County of Chatham aged eighty seven (87) years who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following Declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the provisions made by the act of Congress passed 4th. July 1836.  This declarant states upon her said oath that she is the widow of William Pound, Decd, who during the war of the revolution served the United States two years & upwards as a private soldier in the Virginia State Line, to the best of her recollection & belief & that at the expiration of his service was discharged & returned home. But what has become of said discharge this Declarant has now no means of ascertaining - Her husband the aforesaid soldier William Pound died in the year 1814 - when all his papers fell into the hands of those who settled his estate, & cannot now get any information of them.

     The said Elizabeth Pound Declarant as aforesaid further states upon her said oath that from old age &

impaired memory is unable to give a more detailed account of her Decd husband's Revolutionary services than she has done before.

     And the said Elizabeth further states upon her said oath that she was married to the aforesaid William Pound in Mecklenburg County, Va., by the Revd Mr. Campbell in the year of seventeen hundred & seventy four (1774), That her maiden name was Tune, That all of her Decd husbands revolutionary services were after their marriage.

     That they resided in Mecklenburg County during the revolution & until the year of 1803 when they moved & settled in Chatham County, North Carolina where she at present resides.

     That she was married as above stated to the said William Pound in the year of one thousand seven hundred & seventy four (1774) and that her husband the afore said William Pound died in the year of one thousand eight hundred & fourteen (1814) & that she has remained a widow ever since that period as will more fully appear by reference to the proof hereunto annexed.

     She further declares that from old age & infirmity of body is unable to attend Court to make this Declaration She further declares that she has a family record but it is now lost.

     That she does not now know if there is any person living in Mecklenburg in VA or elsewhere that witnessed her marriage as it is nearly sixty nine years ago since she & the said William Pound were married. & further saith not.

Sworn to & subscribed on the day & year above written before me.      

Nathan S. Williams, J. P.    Elisabeth X Pound, Her Mark

 

     I Nathan S. Williams Justice of the Peace as aforesaid do hereby certify that I am well acquainted with the Declarant Elizabeth Pound, who with her husband William Pound & family settled in this County (Chatham) about forty years ago - that they moved to this County from Mecklenburg County, Va.

     It was then said & since said, & so understood that the aforesaid William Pound was a private soldier in the Virginia Line & served the United States there in two years & upwards.

     I further certify that the said Elizabeth Pound is a woman of good standing & entitled to full credit & that her husband the aforesaid William Pound died in the year 1814 eighteen hundred & fourteen & that the said Elizabeth has remained a widow ever since that period.

     I also certify that from old age & infirmity of body the Declarant cannot attend Court to make this declaration In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this the 19th day of April in the year of 1843.

Nathan S. Williams, J. P.

 

State of North Carolina, Chatham County

     I Nathan A. Stedman, Clerk of the Court of Pleas, Quarter Session for the County aforesaid certify

that Nathan S. Williams whose name appears above is an acting Justice of the Peace for said County

& that the foregoing signatures purporting to be his are genuine.

     In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal of office at Pittsborough this 3rd

day of May A, D. 1843.  N, A. Stedman Clerk of C. C. Court.

 

Additional and Supplemental evidence in the Case of Elizabeth Pound for a Pension 4 July, 1836

State of North Carolina Chatham County

     On this the 12 day of May 1843 came personally before me Nathan S, Williams one of the Justices of the Court of Pleas & quarter Sessions for the aforesaid County, Elizabeth Pound, a resident of Chatham aforesaid, aged eighty seven years - who being first duly sworn according to Law maketh on oath the following additional and supplemental proof in her application for a Pension.

 

    The Declarant the said Elizabeth Pound maketh oath that she was born in the County of Mecklenburg,

Virginia, in the year of Seventeen hundred and Fifty-six (1756).

     That she was living in said County of Mecklenburg when she and William Pound were married viz.

in the year of 1774. That she was married to said Wm. Pound before the commencement of the Revolutionary War.

     That her husband served the United States in said War in the Virginia State Line between two and three years - that they resided in Mecklenburg aforesaid till the year of 1803, when they moved to this (Chatham) County, & settled - That her husband died in 1814 - That they had a "family record' - but that it has been many years lost - Jane Pound their oldest child was born in the year of One Thousand Seven hundred and Seventy Six.

     That her husband had discharges from the army, but does not have any recollection of seeing them it since his death. And further saith not.

Sworn and Subscribed the day & date first above written before me, Nathan S. Williams, J. Peace

Her Mark, Elizabeth X Pound

I certify that Elizabeth Pound is a woman of good standing & entitled to ample credit, Nathan S. Williams J. Peace

State of North Carolina, Chatham County,I Nathan A. Stedman, Clerk of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, for the County aforesaid certify that Nathan S. Williams is a magistrate as above and that the

foregoing signatures purporting to be his are genuine.

     In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal of office at Pittsborough this 15 day of May A. D. 1843.  N. A. Stedman Clerk of C. C. Court.

 

 

More About William Pounds:

1800 Census: 1800, Granville Co., North Carolina 31001  31001

1810 Census: 1810, Chatham Co., North Carolina 02201  02101

Tax List: 1781, Mecklenburg Co., VA 4 whites 

 

        30             iv.       Samuel Pound, born Abt. 1755 in Virginia; died April 01, 1830 in Anson Co., North Carolina.  He married (1) ? Abt. 1775.  He married (2) Sarah Rorie January 16, 1795 in Anson Co., North Carolina; died September 21, 1847 in Anson Co., North Carolina.

 

Notes for Samuel Pound:

From the Federal Revolutionary Pension Record of Samuel Pounds:

State of North Carolina)

Anson County       )       January Term 1851

     Then appeared Samuel Pounds aged fifty years, a son of Samuel Pounds and Sarah Pounds Decead and after being duly sworn in open court, doth on his oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed the 17th. day of July 1838, or act 2nd of February 1848 in behalf of himself and his sister Elizabeth Pounds, the two surviving children of the aforesaid Samuel & Sarah Pounds Decead (viz) My father was reputed and believed to have been a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and had the soars on him received in Battles as I have often heard him say.       He was born in Halifax County, North Carolina, and when the war came on my Father turned

out a volunteer and joined the American Army under General Green was at the Battle at Guilford Court House, and served six months as a private in North Carolina. Was at the Battle at the Cowpens, and Briar Creek. I think it was there the Americans were defeated, and in retreating my Father with many others got their horses over some water course on a large log. Some fell in the water and lilac to have got drowned. He was then a Dragoon.  In the Battle at Ninety-Six he said the soldiers underwent great hardships eating nothing for three or four days but parched corn. He has said much about the skirmishes with Indians and Tories in the State of Georgia, particularly in the battle at the siege of Augusta.       I think it was there my Father got wounded in the shoulder, and that their sufferings were great.  I believe it was at that siege, they did not sleep for three days and nights without their Horses bridles over their arms. The Americans killed so many Indians it took the rails of a fence more than a mile long to burn them up.       I have also heard him speak of a fort made of raw hides they could move about, and of the Americans trying to undermine the Town and blew up the British with powder.  My Father was taken a prisoner in some Battle in the State of Georgia and the British wanted him to promise them never to serve anymore against them, but he either ran away from them, or was exchanged, and continued in the Army in the State of Georgia and South Carolina, to near or quite the end of the war. He must have belonged to the lighthorse under Genl. Green or Genl. Lincoln in most of those battles.  I have heard him speak of other officers but do not recollect their names.  1 believe he served one year and six months in the States of Georgia and South Carolina in actual service called out by authority of the United States.  I have heard him say he had rather fight on a horse than any ether way and that when a battle was coming on he felt a little bad but after the fighting commenced he did net mind it afterwards.  I was the fourth child my Mother had according to the record kept by my Father of his children's ages but the Bible kept for that purpose has been either destroyed lost or mislaid so that it cannot be found. I have kept my own age as it was recorded and was born the 15th day of October A. D. 1800. My Father died the 1st day of April 1830 and my Mother the 21 day of September 1847 leaving two children myself and Elizabeth Pounds.

Sworn to and Subscribed

Samuel Pounds

I am personally acquainted with Mr. Samuel Pounds and have been for many years. I believe him to be a man of veracity and would believe any statement he might make.  Sworn to and Subscribed -Wm. White

 

State of North Carolina, Anson County

     I do hereby certify that I was personally acquainted Samuel Pounds and his wife Sarah from my earliest recollection until their death. I think Mr. Pounds died about the first of April 1830 and his wife about the 21st of September 1847. I was born and raised within about five miles of where they both lived and died.

In the life time of Mr. Samuel Pounds I have heard him speak of his Revolutionary services.  I heard him speak of being at the siege of Augusta (I think).       The date and officers names I do not recollect, but heard him say that during the siege, for three days and nights when he slept he and others slept with heir Horses bridles on their arms. He also said about that time the Americans had a kind of fort or battery which they could move at pleasure, and that it protected them from the balls of small arms shot at them by the British.  I also heard Mr. Pounds say that about that about that time the Americans tried to arrange a plan by undermining to blow up the enemy. Mr. Pounds said that a large number of Indians had collected there or near there to join the British and Tories, and that the Americans stuck rice and cedar boughs in their hats and caps and the Indians thinking them Tories came out joyfully to meet and join them and when they came within a suitable distance, the Americans suddenly fired on the Indians and killed a great number, so many that it took the rails of a fence more than a mile long to burn them up.       I have heard Mr. Pounds speak of being in other Battles and think he said he was in the battle at Brier Creek.  I am inclined to the belief that he said that he was in a fight at Ninety Six.  I believe he was a dragoon and from his statements I believe he served at least twelve months in South Carolina and Georgia and was called out by authority of the United States.  I also think he previously served six months in North Carolina in behalf of the United States as a private. There is no doubt that Samuel Pounds and his wife Sarah were lawfully married and they lived together as man and wife to the day of his deaths They were quite respectable old people and I should have no hesitation in believing any statement either of them made.  If their oldest children were living one or two of them would be at least fifty five years of age. They have two children that survive them Samuel and Elizabeth. The above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Sworn to and subscribed this 13th. day of Janry 1851, Wm White

Approved of Accordingly, M. W. Maske Chmn.

State of North Carolina, Anson County       )

     I Norfleet D Beggan Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sesions for the County of Anson certify that Miles W. Maske is the Chairman of our said Court - duly commissioned and qualified and that due faith and credit should be given to h is official acts as such and that the signiture purporting to be his is genuine.

     In Testimony Whereof I have hereunto affixed my Seal and Subscribed my name at Wadesboro this 13th day of January in the year 1851, N. D. Boggan, Clerk

 

State of North Carolina Anson County       )

Know all men by these presents that we Samuel Pounds & William White are held and firmly bound unto Richard Dobs Spaight Esquire Governor and his successors in office in the full sum of five hundred pounds current money for the true payment whereof we do bind ourselves our heirs Executors and administrators jointly and severally Sealed with our Seals dated this 15th January 1795. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above Cosigner Samuel Pounds hath prayed for a License to Marry Sarah Roney, Now if there shall be no legal Cause to obstruct said Marriage then this obligation to be void or otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of Wm Johnson       Samuel Pounds (his mark) (SEAL) William White (his mark) (SEAL)

State of North Carolina Anson County

I Norfleet D. Boggan Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the County of Anson do hereby certify that the above is a true and correct copy of the Marriage License bond of Samuel Pounds to Sarah Roney as is now remaining on file in my office. I further certify that I believe the said Samuel Pounds is the identical Samuel Pounds whose children Elisabeth and Samuel Pounds claim a pension for the services of their father and that he served as has been stated heretofore by his said children and other witnesses.

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto affixed my Seal of Office and Subscribed my name at Wadesborough this 3rd day of November in the year 1851. (SEAL)       N. D. Boggan       Clerk

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY -- Revolutionary Pension Claims

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That I, Samuel M. Pounds & Elizabeth Pounds. Children of Samuel Pounds, a Soldier of the War of the Revolution, hereby constitute and appoint James E, Stewart of Washington, D. C. my true and lawful Agent and Attorney, to prosecute the Claim of (Samuel Pounds) for any amount of Revolutionary Pension, or Increase of Pension, that may be due; and I hereby authorize my said Agent to examine all the papers and documents in relation to said claim, on file in the Departments at Washington City, or elsewhere; to file additional evidence or arguments; and to receive the Certificate which may be issued for said Claim, which Certificate we wish made payable to Samuel M, Pounds & Elizabeth Pounds to appoint one or more substitutes under him for the purposes herein expressed; and to do all things that I might or could do were us personall present.  Hereby ratifying and confirming all that our said Attorney and Agent shall lawfully do in the premises, WITNESS my hand and Seal this 12th day September, A. D,, 1854. Samuel M. Pounds, Elizabeth Pounds

Signed and Sealed in the presence of Wm Allen

State of North Carolina, County of Anson       )

On this 12th day of September A. D. 1854 before me, the subscriber, a Justice of the Peace in and for the County aforesaid, personally appeared Samuel M. Pounds and Elizabeth Pounds and acknowledged the foregoing Power of Attorney to be their act and deed, for the purposes therein mentioned.

In testimony whereof, I hereunto set my hand, the day and year aforesaid.  Wm Allen, J. Peace.

 

BE IT KNOWN, That on this 12th day of September, A. D. eighteen hundred and fifty four, before the undersigned, a Justice in and for the County and State aforesaid, personally appeared Samuel & Elizabeth Pounds a resident of .. in said County, and made oath according to law that they are the children of Samuel Pounds and Sarah Pounds, deceasd, and is directly interested in said case, who was a Revolutionary Pensioner, at the rate of .. Dollars per annum; that he has been informed that the said Pension ought to be increased; that he is directly interested as a claimant in said Pension, and makes this affidavit to be filed with such additional evidence or arguments as my Agent may use in prosecuting said claim of Samuel Pounds.

Sworn to and subscribed, the day and year aforesaid, before me.  J. Peace.

I, Wm. Allen, Justice of the Peace, in and for said County, do hereby certify that Samuel Pounds, who executed the foregoing paper is a respectable resident of this County, and is, I believe, directly interested in said claim as therein set forth. Wm. Allen, J. Peace.

I, Norfleet D, Boggan, Clerk of the Count Court in the County and State aforesaid, do hereby certify that William Allen, before whom the foregoing papers were executed, was, at the date of the same, a Justice of the Peace in and for said County, duly authorized by law to administer oaths; and the name thereunte subscribed, is his signature.  In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and

affixed my official - Seal, this fourteenth day of September A. D. 1854. Norfleet D. Boggan, Clerk.

 

More About Samuel Pound:

1790 Census: 1790, Anson Co., North Carolina 1 0 0 0 0

1800 Census: 1800, Anson Co., North Carolina  31001  11101

1810 Census: 1810, Anson Co., North Carolina  31001 11001

1820 Census: 1820, Anson Co., North Carolina  020101  00101

 

        31              v.       Thomas Pound, born Abt. 1755 in Virginia; died February 20, 1822 in Rockingham Co., North Carolina.  He married Ann ?.

 

More About Thomas Pound:

1790 Census: 1790, Salisbury, Rockingham Co., North Carolina 2 2 6 0 0

1800 Census: 1800, Rockingham Co., North Carolina  00201  31201

1810 Census: 1810, Rockingham Co., North Carolina  01001  00101

1820 Census: 1820, Rockingham Co., North Carolina  000001  00001

 

        32             vi.       Solomon Pound, born Abt. 1760 in Virginia; died 1805 in Charlotte Co., Virginia.  He married Frances Bryant February 28, 1791 in Halifax Co., Virginia.

 

Notes for Solomon Pound:

Halifax Co., Virginia deeds:

Bk 18 Page 457:  Jean Pound to Solomon and William Pound, all of Halifax Co., Virginia, 200 Acres on the Bannister Creek.  Dated October 27, 1800

 

From Halifax Co., Virginia Court Orders April 1813:

 

Thomas Merrit and Jincy his wife, late Jincy Pounds, and George A. Irem vs Kitty Pound and Thomas Pound, infants, heirs of Solomon Pounds, deceased.

 

 

        21.  William3 Pound (Samuel2, John1) was born October 16, 1724 in Richmond Co., Virginia.  He married ? Abt. 1745.  NOTE:

 

Notes for William Pound:

Deed Index to Culpeper Co., Virginia 1749-1865

 

William Pound of Culpeper        to Lenox-Scott                 D555    Bill of sale          3-19-1764

William Pound                      to Hugh Lenox                 D 555   Bill of sale          3-19-1764

William Pound of Culpeper        to Hugh Lenox                 D 649   Mortgage        5-20-1765

William Pound                      to William Scott               D 649   Mortgage        5-20-1765

William Pound                      from John Spottswood     E 302   Bill of Sale         5-19-1767

       

Children of William Pound and ? are:

        33               i.       William4 Pound, born Abt. 1750 in Virginia; died December 1823 in Culpeper Co., Virginia.  He married Frances Underwood.

 

Notes for William Pound:

From Culpeper Co., Virginia Deed Index 1749-1865:

 

William Pound and wife Frances   to John Wallis                     G 453   Bill of sale    1-16-1775

William Pound                              from Thos Humphreys&wf   U 294       Bill of sale    6-17-1799

William Pound                              from William Lovell             V 215       Bill of sale    9-13-1800

William Pound and wife Frances   to William Lovell                 V 218   Bill of sale    9-13-1800

William Pound and wife Frances   to William Lovell                 Y 59    Mortgage      10-25-1802

William Pound and wife Frances   to Charles Urquhart             Y 59     Mortgage     10-25-1802

William Pound and wife Frances   to James Landrum            BB 90     Bill of sale     3-22-1806

 

From Estate Records of Culpeper Co., Virginia:

 

Will of William Pound of Culpeper Co., Virginia, dated December 15, 1823, File #I 154.  Names wife Frances Pound and son Reuben Pound.

 

More About William Pound:

1810 Census: 1810, Culpeper Co., Virginia  11001  00001

1820 Census: 1820, Culpeper Co., Virginia  001101   00001

Tax List: 1781, Culpeper Co., VA

 

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