In 1635 two brothers, Thomas Pond (Pound) and John Pownd (Pound), emigrated separately from England to the colonies. Thomas settled in New England and is believed to be the progenitor of the Pound family in the northern tier of the states, but of him not much is known. The second brother, John, settled in Virginia and is believed to be responsible for those branches of the Pounds who populated the southern tier of the states. John Pownd's (Pound) son, also named John, married Elizabeth Joy on October 28, 1683 and they had four children. This genealogy is the first known attempt to link together the members of the Pound family who descended from these early colonists in Virginia. Organized with an easy-to-use numbering system, this book catalogs over 5,000 descendants of John and Elizabeth (Joy) Pound. These descendants are from all walks of life, including doctors, merchants, lawyers, candlestick makers, Indians, and Revolutionary War soldiers. There are also family connections to two presidents, a pirate, a plantation owner, and a Texas Ranger. An index has been provided, along with introductory material exploring the origin of the surname.
Walter C. Pounds, Jr.
(1994), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, 696 pp.