Piscataway, NJ (?-c1691)
John Pound arrived in Piscataway in about 1682 from New
York. His origin prior to that is unknown. My database
includes over 11,000 of his descendants scattered all over Canada and the
United States. This includes many families of Quaker origin such as
Willson, Shotwell, Vail and Lundy. The highest concentration of
family members will be found in New York, Kentucky and Indiana.
Correspondence from any members of this family is welcome.
Richmond Co., Virginia (c1650-1718)
John Pound arrived in Virginia in the 1670s and left
numerous descendants, named both Pound and Pounds, in all Southern states
and California. The early generations of his family, particularly
the third, fourth and fifth, have been very difficult to sort out.
Here, I am presenting a new proposal for ordering these descendants.
Northumberland Co., Virginia (c1630-1675)T
arrived in Virginia in the late 1640's. For nearly a century it has been
believed that he was a son of George Harding of London and his wife Mary Orley. In addition, his family has been overloaded with imaginary
descendants and connections which are pure fiction. Recent research
has shown that Thomas is not related to the London Hardings and has
refined his family tree to show only connections supported by the records.
Simon Sacre, who arrived in Virginia about 1675, is one of
the more obscure early settlers because he lived in New Kent and Hanover
counties, whose records have been burned. I am compiling a history
of his descendants, who go by the names Sacre, Sacra, Sacrey, Sacray and
other variants. This will be the definitive reconstruction of a
family about which almost nothing has heretofore been published.
of Illinois (1815-1892)
Jacob Glabe and his wife Katherine Stein emigrated from
Niederaula, Hesse to Tazewell Co., Illinois in 1848. They left over
400 descendants scattered in Illinois, California and other states.
I have identified several hundred of their ancestors in Hesse, Germany
going back to the early 1600's. All data about these ancestors is
from parish register books read either in Germany or on microfilm.
FREDERICK GOLLER of
Frederick Goller emigrated from Hollstein, Baden to
Philadelphia in 1852 and there met and married Fredericka Schelling, who
had recently arrived from Neckarbischofsheim, Baden. They settled in
Peoria, Illinois. Although they have approximately 100 descendants,
none are named Goller. Their ancestors, dating back in a few case to
the 1500's, are located in North Baden, South Baden, Wurttemburg and
HORNBUCKLE of Virginia (1653-1707)
Henry Hornbuckle arrived in Virginia about 1675 and left
numerous descendants scattered across the Southern and Midwestern
states. After 30 years research, Hornbuckles in America,
a 1,000-page compendium of his descendants, was published in August
2000 at the first major reunion of the family in years in Huntsville,