The first documented Bounds in America was Marjory's great grandfather,
John Bounds (who probably left
London aboard the good ship HOPEWELL
bound for the Barbadoes in 1634 a age 20) who with his wife Mary Hiam
for Maryland c1672. John & Mary were members of the Church of
England and indeed he was a vestryman and was one of
those selected to lay
out the boundaries of the Stepney Parish (from whose records much of this
information is extracted)
John & Mary had four children:
Ann Bounds Windsor b in VA before1670
William Bounds b in VA before 1672
Bounds (Jr) b c 1672 MD
James Bounds b 1675 in MD
Marjory's Grandfather was John Bounds Jr
who married a Rebecca. He was
born c 1672 in Somerset County MD along the Nanticoke River at his parents
John was a planter and resided with Rebecca on land across the
Nanticoke River in Dorchester County MD.
John(Jr) and Rebecca had four children born in Dorchester County:
James Bounds b c1696
John Bounds b c1701
George Bounds b c 1708
was James Bounds b c1696 d c1775. James married Ann Dicks
(Dykes??) by 1721 and after disposing of the Maryland lands
they left the
Eastern shore of Maryland and moved west to the Shendoah Valley of
Virginia. By 1744 he was in Frederick
County VA where he was closely
associated with his brother, George Bounds and his wife Mary Claywell. In
James Bounds was Constable of Bedford County VA., where his daughter
Jane married John Cole. c1761 he was in Anson County
North Carolina where
he swapped land with his sons James Jr, Jesse, and John Bownds (I think
this is the earliest one
that spelled his/her name as Bownds), his
son-in-law John Cole and Stephen Cole and their uncle, Mark Cole.
died by 1775 and was buried on his own plantation in Anson
Ann's six children:
John Bounds b 1730-1740
James Bounds (jr) b 1720
Jesse Bounds b 1730-1735
Marjory Bounds (Mager
,Major, Marguery) b 1740
Jane Bounds b 10 Oct 1738
Nellie Bounds (Elener Bownds)
Marjory (Mager,Major,Marguery) was born in 1740
in Maryland. She married in
1756 Peter VanBebber Jr son of Peter and Ann VanBebber (this spelling from
my source) of
Batimore, Cecil County, Maryland. They lived in the Blackwater-Pigg River area variously under Lunenberg, Halifax, Pittsylvania
and Bedford Counties of Virginia until 1770 when they went across the Blue Ridge to the mouth of the Greenbrier River, then
in Botetourt County
Peter and his brothers Isaac VanBebber and John VanBebber and some of their
were in the Battle of Pleasant Point, "a battle of the Revolution".
Peter VanBebber, born 1728
died 10 October 1796 and Marjory and Olive, her
youngest daughter, born 1783 lived with her son, Peter VanBebber (III)
after Olive's marriage to Nathan Boone in 1799. Marjory is said to
have lived with one of her sons in Kentucky about 1817,
but she spent her
last years at the home of Olive Boone and Nathan Boone as did Daniel Boone
and his wife. The widowed
Hannah Allison Cole took her children, Nellie
(Elener) Bownds' grandchildren, there for shelter during Indian troubles.
was in good health in 1834 in St Charles County Missouri and is
said to have died at Nathan Boone's in Greene County Missouri
in 1844 at
the age of 104.
I suspect that Marjory's actual name was spelled as Majer or perhaps
several girl relatives named after her. For example: her
niece, John VanBebber's daughters' name was Majer VanBebber and
Andrew Donnelley Jr. Her son Matthias named a daughter Majer and she
married a Noah Davis. Major/Majer is
a rare name for women but is also
found in other family groups in early Dorchester and Somerset County
and Marjory had ten children:
b. 5 Aug 1757, Halifax County VA.
died 8 Oct 1838 in Ripley County Indiana,
married, Sarah Yoakum, 22 July 1875.
John Jesse VanBebber
b. 8 Aug 1759, Halifax Co Va,
Died 10 Apr 1852, Mason County West Virginia.
Married Rachel Greenlee 09 July 1799 in Mason County W VA.
Sophronia VanBebber (Verona)
b. 1764 Halifax County VA
died 27 Mar 1824 in Gallia County Ohio.
Maried George Dixon 20, October 1872 in Greenbrier County VA., then went to Warren County
b. 8 May 1766 Halifax Co VA.
died Calloway Co Missouri.
Married: Jean Irvine 13 Apr 1796 in Kanawha County VA.
Ellinor VanBebber married Peter VanBebber (her 1st Cousin) on 29 Jun 1781
in Greenbrier County
VA . Later went to Caliborune County TN.
Matthias VanBebber (Tice)
b. 24 Nov 1774 Greenbrier County VA,
Died 09 Mar 1829 in Nicholas County VA.
He married, first, Margaret Robinson Gardner 15 Apr 1797 in Kanawha County VA.
Second, he married
b. 1775 Greenbrier County VA
died 1839 Greenup County KY. Married Sarah Miller in 1795 in Kanawha County
b. 1776 Greenbrier County VA
Died September 1796, Point Pleasant, Mason County VA
b. 13 Jan 1783 Kanawha County VA.
died 12 Nov 1858 in Ash Grove, Green County, Missouri.
Married 26 Sept 1799 Major Nathan Boone who was born 02 Mar 1781, Fayette
County KY, son
of Daniel Boone. Nathan Boone was commissioned in the war of 1812.
Nathan & Olive had 14 children:
James, Delinda, Jemima, Susan, Nancy,
Olive, Benjamin Howard, John Coburn,
Levica, Melcina, Mary, Sarah, Mahala, & Mela.