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From: "David Fletcher" <>
Subject: Fw: Rounds- Md to Indiana
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 1988 09:45:07 -0500
Can you please respond to this---descendents of William Rownd.
Date: Sunday, August 23, 1998 10:43 PM
Subject: Rounds- Md to Indiana
>I've just joined the group, here is my Rounds Line. Does anyone have any
>information on Edward's ancestry or relate to my line?
>Edward was probably born between 1796 and 1800. On April 8, 1817, in
>Co., he married Martha Laws; she was born around 1800 per the 1860 census.
>Edward and Martha were living in Salisbury, Worcester (now Wicomico),
>in 1818, when their daughter Mary was born. They probably moved to Indiana
>1828 (as probable daughter Jane was born in Maryland in 1827). On August 6,
>1828, he purchased in Manchester Township, Dearborn Co., 79 acres in
>26 (the Southwest half of the NE quarter) from Peter Sharp. This would be a
>logical year to move from Maryland to Indiana and have the children's birth
>states and years fit. Edward's estate was settled May 14, 1834, which
>suggest that he probably died around 1833 (prior to his father's death in
>1843, thereby explaining his absence from the will), maybe when his wife
>pregnant with probable daughter Esther. Some of his land was sold in 1835
>Joshua Laws. His land was sold by his heirs as follows: the homestead to
>James Round (probable son, see below) in 1847; 119 and one third acres to
>Gilbert Parsons (son-in-law, see below) in 1848; and 80 acres again to
>Round in 1851. His widow Martha was living with her probable son James in
>1850, and alone in Dearborn Co. in 1860.
>Edward and Martha's children:
>1. Mary Ann was born March 4, 1818 in Salisbury, Maryland, she married
>February 25, 18362, Gilbert Parsons, she died May 28, 1880, in Robinson,
>Kansas (all according to her obituary, which lists her parents as Edward
>Martha Rounds), he died January 11, 1882, had issue- George, Henry.
>2. James, see below.
>3. Probably, Jane W., she was born around 1827 in Maryland, she married
>February 1, 1849, Samuel H. Mc Coy , they are listed in the 1850 Dearborn
>census, next door to probable brother James Rounds, with her probable
>15 year old Esther Ann Rounds living with them, in 1856 they are mentioned
>the mortgage holder for James Rounds in Wapello Co., Iowa, in 1862 he is
>listed as the Superintendent of the Dearborn Co. Asylum - had issue-
>4. Probably Esther Ann, she was born around 1835 in Indiana.
>Edward and Martha's probable son James was born in Maryland on June 4,
>He moved to Manchester Township, Dearborn Co. Indiana with his parents. He
>married there, November 4, 1845, Lola Terrill. The presiding Minister was
>A.J. Cotton mentioned above.
>On March 24, 1847, he purchased Dearborn Co. land from the heirs of Edward
>Round, his probable father. Later that year he purchased 40 acres from
>Day. In 1849 he purchased additional land from his probable brother-in-law
>Gilbert Parsons. In 1851 he purchased an additional 80 acres from the heirs
>Between 1850 and 1856 they along with the Terrill's moved to Wapello Co.,
>where in 1856, he gave what appears to be his wife's Uncle Asahel Terrill,
>power of attorney over his Dearborn Co. lands.
>In 1857 James and family moved to east of Robinson in Claytonville
>Brown Co. Kansas where they were early settlers of the county. He worked
>farm laborer and became a leading citizen.
>In 1857 he was appointed as a Special Commissioner for Brown Co. to
>for the building of a bridge across the Wolf River, on the Marysville and
>Doniphan Road. In 1858 James was elected to the Hiawatha Free State
>Convention, and as the County Supervisor of Claytonville Township, then as
>Chairman of the Board of the Claytonville Supervisors. In 1859 he came in
>second out of five candidates for the Justice of the Peace. In 1860 he was
>elected the Third District County Commissioner. Sometime between 1860 and
>his death in 1863 they must have purchased the 40 acre homestead since her
>will refers to a note that James Round and wife were paying on as of 1895,
>the 40 acre homestead.
>On December 22, 1863, at age 43, he was killed in a hunting accident4. He
>buried in the Robinson Cemetery. At the time he was serving on the County
>Committee. He was a charter member of the Hiawatha Masonic Lodge. According
>1868 guardian documents James Rounds had also owned land in Green and
>Carrollton Counties in Iowa. The estate did not appear to be settled
>After his death Lola remarried on March 18, 18671, Richard Gates Griffin, a
>year-old (she was 39) Civil War veteran and farm laborer from next door.
>had one son Charlie who is the grandfather of Charles Griffin of Inola,
>Oklahoma. They lived in a big six-bedroom house with a large basement,
>kitchen, pantry, living room, and two porches surrounded by orchards. She
>a member of the Methodist Church. Around 1886 she was injured in a buggy
>accident and suffered paralysis for ten years. Lola died in Powhattan on
>21, 1896, at the age of 68 . When she died most of the land was sold,
>her forty acres of land and the homeplace to Richard. He was remarried on
>10, 1897, to a Mollie A. Ramsey , who died in 1903. He later married
>daughter Bessie Siemore. Bessie died in 1908 . He died in 1914. The day he
>died the homeplace burned to the ground. Their land was sold for $5,000 in
>1915. They are both buried in the Powhattan Cemetery.
>James and Lola's children :
>1. Anna was born around 1847 in Indiana, married Samuel Teas, they lived in
>Ballard, Waubunsee Co., Kansas, had issue- James T., Vivian E., Louis L.,
>George d. young, Mennard d. young, Emma d. young.
>2. Chloe W. was born around 1849 in Indiana, she married December 16, 1869,
>William Morehead9, they lived in Hollenberg, Washington Co., Kansas.
>3. Squire W. was born in December 1850 in Indiana, he married April 7,
>Mary "Mollie" C. Marks9, they lived in Hiawatha, Kansas, he was quite
>he died January 14, 1924, had issue- Nora md. Boyd Overfield, Loretta md.
>Albert Dannenberg, Ernest md. Ella, Chessie d. young.
>4. George B. was born around 1852 in Indiana; he lived in La Junta,
>5. Martha "Pat" was born around 1853 in Indiana, she married December 7,
>John Zieber9, they lived in Ballard, Wabaunsee Co., Kansas.
>6. Henry Rimols was born August 12, 1857, he married on April 6, 1879,
>A. Kopp , had issue- Margaret and Alpha, according to legend he left her
>hired girl, he married Ola May Gray on July 14, 1892, in Guthrie, Oklahoma
>Territory, he died in 1916 in Wyoming, had issue- Lola Jane, Chloe Ann md.
>Levi Geise, Alice Marie md. Elvis Simpson (their son James U. Simpson is a
>correspondent), Henrietta Edna d. young, William Gayle d. young, Clara
>md. Galien Rogers.
>7. Mary W., see below.
>8. Edward E. was born around 1862, he married October 18, 1885, Daisy E.
>Gronniger9, he lived in St. Joseph, Missouri.
>9. James was born in February 1864, he married Mary, they lived in
>Kansas, and later Iola, Kansas, had issue- Bessie H., Florence, Ada,
>Lola and Richard's children:
>10. Charles H. was born February 7, 1868, he married July 14, 1888, Sarah
>Amelia "Sadie" Shephard, they lived in Brown Co., she died in 1932, he died
>January 18, 1944, had issue- Ralph Byrd, Charles Elroy (his son Charles
>in Inola, Oklahoma and is a frequent correspondent), Nellie Florence,
>Corrine, Ida Esther.
>11. Herbert, who died young.
>Note- Richard Griffin had siblings, Charles, Herbert and Ruth. A family
>Gates raised them. He was born at Swanton, Franklin Co., Vermont.
>MARY W. ROUNDS
>James and Lola's daughter Mary was born on June 22, 1860, in near Robinson,
>Claytonville Township, Brown Co. Kansas. She was named for her mother. She
>married on November 9, 1880, Luther Van Vliet.
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