Pound Immigrant Families:
At least 72 persons named Pound
or Pounds have immigrated to the United States and Canada over the past 400
years from England, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, Italy and France. Many African-American
Pound-Pounds families originated in the American South as descendents of former
I am collecting data on the descendants of all of these
families for inclusion in the project. Ultimately I will publish a CD
collection or a book detailing all of the descendants. You are invited to
submit your data for inclusion in the database. I am willing to share
information on your family that I might have.
Please click on the
links below to see more information about each family.
use the information contained in these family histories with care.
Some of the
connections are speculative or unproven and should not be used, copied or
entered into your databases without attribution or further checking of
original records. Changes discovered in the course of research will
be posted here as they become available. If anyone has corrections
to any of the data on these pages, please communicate them to me by e-mail
so the correct information can be entered into the database.
The Pound family history
project database currently has approximately 28,000 names of descendants
and spouses of the various Pound immigrants. Only a small portion of that
data is included here. I have posted no data for persons born after about
1920 to avoid including information on living persons.
Some of these
files are very large and will take some time to download. Please be
Middlesex Co., NJ
Most Pound families in
the northern United States and Canada descend from John Pound (c1660-1690/1) of
Piscataway, New Jersey. There has been much speculation
as to his origin, however there is no proof. All we know for certain is
that he arrived in New
Jersey from New York in 1682. Any connection to
earlier families of the same name is unproven.
Richmond Co., Virginia
Most Pound and Pounds families
in the southern United States descend from John Pound (c1650-1716/7) of Richmond
Co., Virginia. There has been much speculation on the his origin, however,
nothing is known for certain. We know only that he arrived in Middlesex
Co., Virginia in the 1670's. Any connection to earlier families of the
same name is unproven.
Adonijah Pound was in
New Jersey as early as 1758. It is possible that he descends from John
Pound of Piscataway but there is no proof. Adonijah Pound does appear in a
will with John and Joseph Pound, grandsons of John of Piscataway. It is
possible that is a son of one of John Pound since Joseph was too young to be his
father. He settled in western
Pennsylvania, took the name Pounds and fathered a large family there and in
Orange Co., New
Thomas Pound arrived in New
Jersey in the mid-1700's and fathered several sons before moving to Orange Co.,
New York. His descendants are scattered across southern New York and into
Ohio and the middle western states.
New York City, New
Jesse Pound arrived
in New York City about 1830. One son went to Minnesota. A grandson,
Jesse Pound, settled in Oro, Simcoe Co, Ontario and left many descendants in
Canada and in the American Midwest.
Robert P. Pounds arrived in New
York from England before 1812 and eventually settled in Paterson, Passaic Co.,
New Jersey, where he left a large family.
Kingston, Frontenac Co., Ontario
Germany to Chicago,
Cook Co., Illinois
c 1829-c 1890
Germany to Warren,
Trumbull Co., Ohio
England to Pontiac,
England to Durham
England to Prince
Germany to Plain,
Kosciusko Co., Ind
Ireland to Rossie,
St. Lawrence Co., NY
Germany to Fulton
England to Port
Huron, St. Clair Co., Mich
Other Pound Immigrants From
Other Pound Immigrants From
Other Pound Immigrants from Germany, Austria and
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History Project, please e-mail me at