37. Adam CONRAD/COONROD- was born on April 20, 1797 in Pendleton County, Virginia [now West Virginia] and died on August 20, 1876 in Marion County, Ohio, at age 79.
Adam married Mitilda MORRAL - [MRIN:283]. Mitilda was born on January 9, 1809 and died on November 2, 1841 in Marion County, Ohio, at age 32.
39. Elizabeth CONRAD/COONROD- was born on June 29, 1799 in Coonrod Ferry, Greenbrier, Virginia and died on March 5, 1875 in De Witt County, Illinois, at age 75.
Elizabeth married Daniel SWIGART Junior - [MRIN:282] in Circleview, Picakaway County, Ohio. Daniel was born on June 11, 1792 in Mercerburg, Pennsylvania and died on February 24, 1869 in De Witt County, Illinois, at age 76.
42. John CONRAD/COONROD Junior- was born on September 12, 1794 in Pendleton County, Virginia [now West Virginia].
General Notes: The following census records were found on John Jr.
1820 Pickaway County Ohio page 170 Walnut Township
1830 Pickaway County Ohio page 53 Walnut Township
John married Sarah TUTTLE - [MRIN:285].
46. Mary Ann CONRAD/COONROD- was born on September 4, 1796 in Pendleton County, Virginia [now West Virginia], died on April 24, 1853 in Scott County, Illinois, at age 56, and was buried in 1853 in McCaleb Cemetery, Bluffs, Scott County, Illinois.
General Notes: Mills Family History: "Mary Coonrod, was married to David Van Gundy, and they settled at the foot of the Mills Hill on an eighty without previously entering it. This was in 1826. Mr. Van Gundy, though only a "squatter" erected a mill on Killmornock's run and other improvements and had accumulated quite an extensive trade, when along came a man from unknown parts with a title to said eighty, which meant that all improvements were included. It was soon noised about the neighborhood what a predicament Mr. Van Gundy was in , and the following evening a large gathering of the neighbors quietly assembled and loaded up the mills on ox carts, together with all other movable improvements, and by day light the next morning, Mr. Van Gundy lived on his future homestead one half mile east of where Bluff now stands and "the mill was grinding away."
Van Grundy Family History: "Abt 1821 Madison Co, Illinois he [David] arrived at the "American Bottom" near St Louis where he met Ohio neighbors, the Coonrods, who arrived in 1818. Shortly after, he married their daughter [Mary Ann]". 21,22
Mary married David VAN GUNDY - [MRIN:219] on June 29, 1822 in Morgan County, Illinois. David was born on October 9, 1790 in Ross County, Ohio, died on September 1, 1861 in Scott County, Illinois, at age 70, and was buried in 1861 in McCaleb Cemetery, Bluffs, Scott County, Illinois.
General Notes: 1824 Morgan County, Illinois Voters List Mauvaisterre Precinct listed David Van Grundy
1830 Census Morgan County, Illinois:
David 30/40, 3 males under 5, wife 30/40, 2 females 5-10 page 112
Living with David was Jonas Coonrod, orphaned brother-in-law [from VanGrundy Family History. Note this is not correct Jonas was living with his uncle Adam]
Down the road lived Adam Coonrod (brother-in-law)
1840 Census Winchester Township Scott County, Illinois:
David page 140
1850 Census Scott County:
David 59 (PA), wife Mary 53 (VA)
Children: George 23, Daniel 22, John 20, Adam 19, Martha 18
Also listed in the household: Henry 17 and Sarah 20 Coonrod children of Daniel Adam Coonrood, brother to Mary Ann. George VanGrundy 8, nephew (son of brother Daniel)
1860 Census Scott County
David 69 (PA), wife Mary 63 (VA)
Bureau of Land Management, Certificate 12155, 6/25/1841
Ohio River Survey 9N 20W 3,239.58 acres
Bureau of Land Management, Certificate 16566, 6/10/1850
Ohio River Survey 9N 20W 3,239.59 acres
VanGundy Family History: "David was the originator of the central Illinois branch of Van Gundys. His occupation was miller but he was also listed as a farmer in the census records. Residences and events in his life:
1791 Somerset County, Pennsylvania
1801-1805 Ross County, Ohio. Both of his parents' families, Van Gundys and Wisslers, moved from Pennsylvania to Ohio.
1812 S Bloomfield, Pickaway County, Ohio. His father bought the grist mill there on the Scioto River, near the bridge.
1820 David was not listed in the Ohio census so he was either still at home, on his way to New Orleans, or had already arrived and was counted there. His father, living in Harrison Township, Pickaway County, Ohio, at that time, had in his household, Ann Denny, a family friend and roundabout relative who apparently never married, and the neighbors were Coonrods.
Abt 1820-1821 David and friend, next door neighbor, David Denny, took a flat-boat load of pork from below Chillicothe, Ohio, to New Orleans, Louisiana, and never went back. He migrated back up the Mississippi to Madison Co, Illinois. David Denny became the captain of a river packet and later died in New Orleans of yellow fever.
Abt 1821 Madison Co, Illinois he arrived at the "American Bottom" near St Louis where he met Ohio neighbors, the Coonrods, who arrived in 1818. Shortly after, he married their daughter.
11/14/1823 Scott Co, Illinois, where David bought some land and moved his young family. The Bluffs, Illinois, Centennial book recorded his arrival: "Another early settler was David VanGundy who built a home and a mill. The mill was propelled by water furnished by the stream which comes down from Neeleyville-one branch of Wolf Run Creek. Across this stream, quite a distance above the mill, a dam was constructed which collected the water and preserved a supply to furnish the power for the mill."
Another entry tells the story a little differently: "Among these (early settlers) was David VanGundy, father of 'Squire' Adam VanGundy and progenitor of the VanGundy family. He entered 80 acres on Sept.10, 1831, and on this site he built a home and a mill, which was a useful thing in those days". 22,23
Research Notes: David Sr VAN GUNDY (Peter Sr2, Male1) was born in Mada Creek, Earl Twp, Lancaster Co, PA May 6, 1755. David died May 2, 1827 in Harrison Twp, Pickaway Co, OH, at 71 years of age. His body was interred in Bethel Chapel Cem, Springfield, Ross Co, OH.
He married Anna Wissler about 1779. Anna was born in PA, possibly Lancaster Co. about 1759. Anna died after 1832 in Pickaway Co, OH.
801-1805 Ross Co, OH. Practically the whole family of Van Gundys and Wisslers moved from PA to OH. It was possible they were part of the 25 families that took advantage of the free land offered there. In 1796 "Zane's Trace"/National Highway/Rte 40 (whichever you prefer to call it) was completed from Wheeling, WV, to Tarleton and Chillicothe, OH, and settlers were given 100 acres if they would settle in the new territory. 8/21/1805 Clearcreek Twp, Fairfield Co, OH. In the land auditors records is an entry for Miller & Vangundy for $96.90, recorded 11/8/1805. 8/11/1809 Messrs. Miller & Van Gundy bought land at Chilicothe, OH. 1810 Ross Co, OH. David was named in the tax list but no township was recorded. In the census, his residence was Harrison Twp, near South Bloomfield. However, the "First Families of Ohio, Official Roster" said daughter, Anna, arrived in the county in 1811. 9/6/1810 David and Jacob Van Gundy signed their names in Dutch as witnesses to a deed transfer from brother, Christian, to the Isaac Gunner (Conner) children. David's property was adjacent to Christian's and bounderies were often described in deeds by their relationship to David's property, such as, the white oak tree in line with David's line, etc. Abt 1812 Pickaway Co, OH. He bought Simon Headley's grist mill on the Scioto river, near the site of the South Bloomfield bridge. The mill had been built in 1803. 1/25/1814 David Van gundee owed the estate of Andrew Fultz $18.52. 1816 Pickaway Co, OH. David was listed on the tax rolls. 1817 He bought land on the Scioto River from Peter Parcel 22R2. 1816/17/18 Green Twp, Ross Co, OH, where David was taxed for his property there. Also taxed in the same township were Christian, Jacob, Peter, and Samuel. 1820 Harrison Twp, Pickaway Co, OH. In the census, he was living at the same place on the river for which he had paid $62. He had 1 male 10-16, 3 males 16-26, 1 male over 45 (himself), 1 female 16-26, and 1 female over 45 (wife). Ann Denny, a family friend and roundabout relative, who apparently never married, was living with him next door to Margaret Denny. The neighbors were Coonrods, future in-law relatives of son, David.
Noted events in his life were:
• He appeared on the census in 1830 in Morgan County, Illinois. 24 David 30/40, wife 30/40,
3 males under 5, [George 1827, Daniel 1828 & John 1830]
2 females 5-10 [Nancy 1822 & Mary 1825]
Adam Coonrod found on same page
• He appeared on the census in 1850 in Scott County, Illinois.
David 59 (PA), wife Mary 53 (VA)
George 23, Daniel 22, John 20, Adam 19, Martha 18
Also listed in the household: Henry 17, Sarah 20 Coonrod children of Daniel Adam Coonrood, brother to Mary Ann and George VanGrundy 8, nephew (son of brother Daniel)
• He appeared on the census in 1860 in Scott County, Illinois. David 69 (PA), wife Mary 63 (VA)
Children from this marriage were:
54 F i. Nancy Ann VAN GUNDY- was born on June 29, 1822 in Morgan County, Illinois.
+ 55 F ii. Mary Jane VAN GUNDY- was born on January 31, 1825 in Morgan County, Illinois, died on May 5, 1910 in Logan County, Illinois, at age 85, and was buried in 1910 in Bethel Cemetery, Logan Country, Illinois.
56 M iii. George W, VAN GUNDY- was born about 1827 in Morgan County, Illinois.
57 M iv. Daniel VAN GUNDY- was born about 1828 in Morgan County, Illinois.
58 M v. John VAN GUNDY- was born about 1830 in Scott County, Illinois.
59 M vi. Adan VAN GUNDY- was born on March 5, 1831 in Scott County, Illinois.
60 F vii. Martha VAN GUNDY- was born about 1832 in Scott County, Illinois.
61 M viii. George VAN GUNDY- was born about 1842 in Scott County,
47. Adam CONRAD/COONROD- was born about 1798 in Pendleton County, Virginia [now West Virginia] and died after 1833 in Morgan County, Illinois. Another name for Adam was Daniel Adam.
General Notes: 1824 Voter List Mauvaisterre Precinct, Morgan County, Illinois
Adam and father George and brother William
According to Mills Family History Adam dies after 1833 and I know that his widow remarries in 1838.
1850 Scott County Census
Henry 17 and Sarah 20 living with David and Mary Ann [Coonrod] VanGundy
Note: She is Adam's sister. Daughter Margaret married in 1847.
Mills Family History: "Adam appears to have married a Miss Bourbon and settled on what we call the Washington Sear farm. He was something of a show-maker and horse doctor, rather of a mechanical turn, very rotund in build, it being said he was almost as tall lying down as standing up. Unfortunately, he was kicked by a horse and instantly killed in early manhood, leaving a widow and four children, Harriet dying, Margaret, Sarah Ann (Boone) and Henry Harrison. These fatherless children were scattered out among friendly neighbors, it would appear mostly in the County of Pike, joining on the west [Note: The were found in the VanGrundy family see above] 25,26
Noted events in his life were:
• He appeared on the census in 1830 in Morgan County, Illinois. 24 Adam 30/40 wife 20/30
1 male 10/15
2 females under 5 [Margaret 1828 and Sarah 1830]
Note: Son listed at 10/15 cannot be Henry he was born in 1833. This could be Jonas he would be about this age in 1830.
Adam married Margaret BURBANKS - [MRIN:209].
Children from this marriage were:
+ 62 F i. Margaret CONRAD/COONROD- was born about 1828 in Morgan County, Illinois.
63 F ii. Harriet CONRAD/COONROD- was born about 1830 in Morgan County, Illinois.
+ 64 F iii. Sarah Ann CONRAD/COONROD- was born about 1830 in Morgan County, Illinois.
+ 65 M iv. Henry Harrison CONRAD/COONROD- was born about 1833 in Morgan County, Illinois.
48. Sarah CONRAD/COONROD- was born about 1801 in Pendleton County, Virginia [now West Virginia] and died in 1883 in Scott County, Illinois, about age 82. Another name for Sarah was Sally.
Sarah married James MILLS Junior - [MRIN:208] in 1825 in Morgan County, Illinois.17 James was born about 1800 in Genessee County, New York.
General Notes: From Mill's Family History: "James Mills Jr. and oldest child (?) drove through from the East with his father in 1822 in a ox cart, encountering all of the hardships common to that period, landing in Morgan County, where they appeared to have tarried around Diamond Grove for a time, somewhat south of where Jacksonville now stands. Then passing up all of that beautiful country to the west, down to where Exeter now stands, no better lying out of doors, early in the spring of 1823, eventually settling on the back bone of Apple Pie Ridge.
This was then a deep, dense thicket of timber, woven together with vines and underbrush. But wood was needed for buildings, for fuel and for fencing - even for the construction of crude machinery, and there was the old spring not so far distant, one of the most necessary conveniences of a home.
In 1825, he was united in marriage with Sarah "Sally" Coonrod and to this union were born six children, within the next eleven years, namely, James, George, Sarah, Julia, Eliza, and Henry, the latter dying in early youth, while Eliza died after reaching the age of 18. Incidentally, she was said to have been a most beautiful girl, full of wit and merriment - everybody's good friend". 15
49. Elizabeth CONRAD/COONROD- was born about 1803 in Pendleton County, Virginia [now West Virginia].
Elizabeth married James BUCHANAN - [MRIN:218].
50. Woollery CONRAD/COONROD- was born on February 15, 1805 in Harrison Town Ship, Pickaway County, Ohio and died on August 31, 1888 in Cato Lincoln Township, Crawford County, Kansas, at age 83.
General Notes: 1830 Census Morgan County, Illinois
Woolery 20/30 wife 20/30 1 son under 5 and 2 daughters under 5
Note the census shows another male 50/60, his father George dies in 1826 at this time I do not know who this is.
1840 Woolery is not listed on the Illinois census. By 1850 he is in Bourbon County, Kansas.
Mills Family History:
Woolery, third son of the original family, saw service in the old Black Hawk War, 1832. He had a son named John and a grandson named John, whose son Nathan is a mail carrier in Jacksonville.
LDS File (AFN:7491-V2):
List Woolery married to Jane Prewitt October 6, 1825 I cannot locate this marriage records, or any listing for Woolery. This record also shows he was born February 14, 1805 Pickaway County, Ohio and died August 31, 1888 Cato Lincoln Township, Crawford County, Kansas
According to another researcher had the following children Adam, Martha, Mary, John, Elisha, Francis, Jeff, Emma, Bill and George. 2,20
Woollery married Jane PREWITT - [MRIN:213] on October 6, 1825 in Morgan County, Illinois. Jane was born on May 16, 1809 in Illinois.
51. Jonas CONRAD/COONROD- was born about 1810 in Harrison Town Ship, Pickaway County, Ohio and died before 1850 in Scott County, Illinois.
General Notes: Census 1830 Mauvaisterre Township, Morgan County, Illinois
Jonas may be living with his uncle Adam his census records shows he had a boy 10/15 the correct age for Jonas and to old be one of Adams children.
Adam 30/40 wife 20/30 1 son 10/15 2 daughters under 5 [Margaret 1828 and Sarha 1830] Note: Son listed at 10/15 cannot be Henry he was born in 1833. This could be Jonas he would be about this age in 1830.
From the VanGrundy Family History: "David VanGrundy, at census time  his household consisted of 1 male 30-40, 3 males under 5, 1 female 30-40, and 2 females 5-10. Living with David was Jonas Coonrod, orphaned brother-in-law. Living next door was the Scobey family, future in-laws of son, John, and a few doors down was brother-in-law, Adam Coonrod" [Adam dies in 1833]. Note Jonas may have stayed with the family but was counted in Adam's household on the census.
I know that Jonas was married in 1835 assuming he was 20 at the time of his marriage would place his birth year around 1815. His father dies in 1826 and using 1815 as birth year he would have been 11 when his father died and to old to be one of the males listed in the VanGrundy home. David VanGrundy did have 3 sons born before 1830 and 2 daughters born by 1825.
Jonas married first to Syble Edson on December 30, 1835 in Morgan County, Illinois. I have a copy of their marriage record. I found them on the 1840 census and they had one daughter under 5. The were living next door to his brother in law David Van Grundy.
Syble died before April of 1844, and Jonas marries for the second time to a Louisa Lowe on April 25, 1844 in Scott County, Illinois. I have a copy of their marriage record. Note: Scott County is formed in 1839 out of Morgan County
I know Jonas dies before the 1850 census, so far I have not been able to find any death records and no mention of his death was found among the various Mills and Van Grundy files. I found Louisa Coonrod, 31 on the 1850 census, page 44, living with Alexs Beall 50 and his wife Sarah in Scott County.
At this point I need to clear up some confusion about Jonas marring a Miss. Ditson. According to the Mills Family History "Jonas married a half sister of Beda (Lowe) Mills, a Miss Ditson. He died soon after and she remarried a Palmer and had five daughters"
This in part is correct. After Jonas dies she married a Fredick Palmer on March 21, 1851 and on the 1860 census they are listed with five (5) daughters.
I have confirmed through a Mills researcher that Louisa and Beda were 1/2 sisters. How he came by the last name Ditson I do not know. He also did not know that Jonas was married before and had two children, his research was done in 1829.
Jonas and Syble had two children, unknown daughter assumed died before 1850 and a son John Henry born June 8, 1841. John is my 1st great grandfather and in his civil war notes he stated he was left an at age 9 years. On the 1850 Census, Scott County, Illinois I found John Coonrod 10 living with John 28 and Mary 24 [VanGundy] Smallwood Mary is his 1st cousin and daughter to his Aunt Mary Ann [Conrad] VanGrundy. 22,28
Noted events in his life were:
• He appeared on the Winchester Township census in 1840 in Scott County, Illinois. 29 Jonas 20/30, wife 20/30
1 daughter under 5
||1830 / 1840 Overlay showing location of Conrad Family
Shows division of Morgan into Scott
I have not been able to locate land records for Jonas, brothers or
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Jonas married Sybil EDSON - [MRIN:133] on December 30, 1835 in Morgan County, Illinois.18 Sybil was born about 1810 in Vermont and died before 1844 in Scott County, Illinois.
General Notes: At this time I do not know who Syble's paretns were. Using her birthpace of Vermont I looking at the 1810 census ther are over 30 Edson listed.
There is one Edson on the 1830 Clark County census, Daniel no wife and no duaghters. If this is the same Daniel found 1850 he was born in NY all children IL eldest 17
A Shelton Eidson is found on the Ohio census 1830 He is 20/30 has several children including no girls. Also listed is Henry 50/60 two males listed and one female 15/20 the correct age for Sybil. Note her son carries the middle name of Henry. A Henry is found on the Ohio census records for 1820 and 1840
The 1840 Morgan County census lists a S. J. 30/40, page 442 and Shelton Edson 40/50 page 398
1850 no Edsons living in Morgan or Scott County and can not find a Shelton on any census records
Children from this marriage were:
66 F i. Emily Almeda CONRAD/COONROD- was born in 1836-1839 in Scott County, Illinois and died before 1850 in Scott County, Illinois.
+ 67 M ii. John Henry CONRAD Senior- was born on June 8, 1841 in Scott County, Illinois, died on March 26, 1915 in Burt County, Nebraska, at age 73, and was buried in 1915 in Craig Cemetery.
Jonas married Louisa LOWE - [MRIN:214] on April 25, 1844 in Scott County, Illinois 19.,20 Louisa was born about 1820 in Illinois.
General Notes: 1850 Census Scott County, Illinois
Louisa Coonrod 31 (IL) living with Alex Beall and his family. Next door John 10 (IL), her step son, living with John Smallwood 26 (NJ) wife Mary 24 (IL) she is the daughter of David and Mary Ann (Coonrod) VanGrundy, Mary Ann is Jonas sister.
Mills Family History:
Jonas, fourth son of the original family, married a half sister of Beda (Low) Mills, a Miss Ditson. He died soon after. The wife later married a Palmer and they were the parents of five daughters of whom Mrs. Swettart of Chapin was one.
NOTE: I found another record in the LDS file that list her as Sally Ditson. I can not find any record that shows a Sally Ditson. The marriage record to Jonas list her as Louisa Lowe, marriage record to Fred Palmer she is listed as Louisa Coonrod and on the 1880 census she is Louisa. I have not found a marriage record for a Ditson to a Lowe.
The above record may be true, and the fact she had five (5) girls is correct according to the 1860 census. The one thing other researchers never had correct is that Jonas had been married before and had 2 children, according to the 1840 census. When he died his 2nd wife, Louisa Lowe [Ditson] did not raise her step children, the only surviving child was my 2nd great grand father and he was raised by his 1st cousin. 20,30
52. Dollie CONRAD/COONROD- was born about 1810 in Harrison Town Ship, Pickaway County, Ohio.
Dollie married Orlando KELLOGG - [MRIN:216].