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
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
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
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my
hand and Seale the day and yeare first above written.
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
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.
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
+ 17 i. Thomas3
Pound, born April 07, 1717 in Richmond Co., Virginia; died 1770 in Halifax
18 ii. Elizabeth
Pound, born June 30, 1719 in Richmond Co., Virginia.
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
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
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.
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.,
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
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.
Pound (Thomas2, John1) was born April 07, 1717 in
Richmond Co., Virginia, and died 1770 in Halifax Co., Virginia. He married
Notes for Thomas Pound:
Deed: Thomas Pound and Jean, his Wife, to
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
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
SIGNED SEALED IN PRESENCE OF William
Garland, John Alderson, Thos. Walker
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,
From Deed Index to Halifax Co., Virginia to
Halifax Co. VA to Jean
Pound 9-305 Jun 16, 1774 272 acres Peters
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
John Pounds appears as defendant between 1769
and 1792 and in 1807
Deed Index to Halifax Co., Virginia deeds to
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
Tax List 1: 1781, Halifax Co., VA 4 whites,
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 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
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
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
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
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.,
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
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.
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
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
Signed and Sealed in the presence of Wm Allen
State of North Carolina, County of
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
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1800 Census: 1800, Anson Co., North Carolina
1810 Census: 1810, Anson Co., North Carolina
1820 Census: 1820, Anson Co., North Carolina
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
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.
Pound (Samuel2, John1) was born October 16, 1724
in Richmond Co., Virginia. He married ? Abt. 1745.
Notes for William Pound:
Deed Index to Culpeper Co., Virginia
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
William Pound and wife Frances to John
Wallis G 453 Bill of sale 1-16-1775
from Thos Humphreys&wf U 294 Bill of sale 6-17-1799
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.,
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
1820 Census: 1820, Culpeper Co., Virginia
Tax List: 1781, Culpeper Co., VA