Samuel B. (Samuel Bond) Garrett.

Bond genealogy : a history of the descendants of Joseph Bond, born 1704, in Wiltshire, England; died 175-, in North Carolina, also a brief account of many of the descendants of John Bond, his brother, who also emigrated to America; the two being sons of Benjamin and Ann (Paradise) Bond, of Wiltshire online

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A History
Of the Descendants of


Born 1704, in Wiltshire, England;
Died 1 75-, in North Carolina.

Also a brief account of many of the descendants of
JOHN BOND, his brother, who also emigrated
to America; the two being sons of Ben-
jamin and Ann (Paradise) Bond, of
Wiltshire, England.

Compiled and Copyright 1913 by

Samuel Bon d Garrett .

Muncie, lnd.


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Ancestors of JOSEPH BOND, Page 7.


. JOSEPH BOND, Page 9.

. Third Generation, Page 11.



Fourth Generation, Page 24.


Fifth Generation, Page 47.


Sixth Generation, Page 95.

Seventh Generation, Page 172.

Eighth Generation, Page 226.

JOHN BOND, a Brother to JOSEPH, Page 230.

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Born 1701,

in England.

Benjamin Abraham, Amos, Elizabeth.

Abraham John, Levi, Mary.

T , f Allen, Hannah, Rebecca,

\Mary, John.

I Susan, Sarah, Mary,
Benjamin, Alice, Martha,
Elizabeth, Ruth, Hannah,

[ Rebecca, Mary, Joshua,

Isaac \ Israel, Abraham, Susley,


[Benjamin, Keziah, John,

Edward \ William, Edward, Anna,

[Jesse, Joshua, Joseph.

_ . [Martha, Silas, Elizabeth,

Benjamin < _ ., ',.

[Ruth, Eh.

[Joseph, Mary, Abraham,

Ruth (Walton) j David, Martha, Gabriel,

[Bathsheba, Amos, John.


Born 1704,
in England.

Stephen .

Ann (Cohorn).


[Ruth, Martha, Mary,
Patience, Charity, Stephen,
Keziah, Nathan, Benjami n ,
Rebecca, Isaac, Ann,

[Rachel, Joseph.

Martha, Margaret, Joseph,
Thomas, Sarah, Samuel,
Dorcas, Rachel, Mordecai,
[Elizabeth, Ornon, Ruth.

| Martha, Joseph, Benjamin,
\ Joel, Isaac, Elizabeth,
[William, Jane.


The work of compiling data for a genealogy of a branch of the
BOND family was begun in the year 1884 and has been pursued
at intervals during twenty-five years. It has required no small
amount of patience and perseverance to secure the historical
facts herein narrated. No attempt has been made to present
anything like "write-up" of any individual; on the contrary the
biographies are very brief, this being necessary, otherwise the
volume might become too large to suit our purpose. A number
of abbreviations are used in the work, the list of which should be
learned by the reader. The place of birth is not always given,
but frequently can be ascertained by reference to the parents
and their place of residence.

After the name heading each family, appears, in parenthesis,
the name of his or her ancestors of each generation running back
to the immigrant JOSEPH BOND, or JOHN BOND, as the
case may be. Both being sons of BENJAMIN and ANN (PAR-

A name in parenthesis thus "Anna (HUFF) Bond" denotes
that her maiden name was Huff. Each name is given a number,
in light type where the birth is noted; when this number is car-
ried forward to where the marriage of the person named is re-
corded the number is here placed in black type, so they can be
readily found. The light and black numbers will be found
throughout the work, including the index.

The aim has been to record the facts as a matter of history of
our kindred. That errors will be found is to be expected and
cannot be avoided ; for these we ask the indulgence of the reader.

Now, dear reader, if you are a member of this numerous Bond
family or in any way interested therein, buy a copy of this history
and familiarize yourself with its contents, and receive much
benefit and pleasure therefrom.



abt. about.

b. born.

ch. child or children.

d. died or deceased.

d. s. p. died without issue.

dau. daughter.

m. married.

mo. or m. month.

mtg. meeting. (An abbreviation used by the Friends or Quak-
ers in the records kept by them, in their meetings of

n. f. k. nothing further known.

res. residence or resided.

s. p. sine prole, without issue.

w. wife, widow, or widowed.

yr. year.


The branch of the Bond family in America whose history the
writer has undertaken to briefly narrate is of English origin. The
English stock coming originally from Saxony to England about
the time of William the Conqueror.

A generation ago almost any one of the older members of the
family could readily trace their ancestors to Joseph Bond, who,
they said, came from England and married Martha Rogers, who
also came on the same ship.

At the present time there are very few of the Bonds who can
trace their lineage even this far, and many cannot even name
their great-grandparents with any certainty.

The research that I have made to learn the earlier history of
these people has not been as fruitful as I could wish, yet the labor
has been crowned with a measure of success, and I submit the
results with the hope that there may be, in this and future gen-
erations, a few readers who will derive some satisfaction from its

I quote from "Yvlltshire Notes and Queries," a quarterly
magazine devoted to historical and genealogical matters, in which
abstracts of Friends' records in Wiltshire, England, have been

"Benjamin Bond, son of Edward Bond, of Bewley, Laycock
parish, and Ann Paradise, of Slaughterford, were married 2 mo.
20, 1686, at Slaughterford."

"Edward Bond, of Calne, drugget maker, son of Benjamin
Bond, of Bidston, was married 4 mo. 29, 1720, to Mary Smith,
at Chippenham."

From another copy of the magazine:

"John Bond, son of Benjamin and Ann Bond, of Bidiston, was
born 2 mo. 21, 1701."

"Joseph Bond, son of Benjamin and Ann Bond, of Devizes,
Wilts, born 8 mo. 6, 1704."


From the Chester Monthly Meeting Records, of Chester,
Pennsylvania, 10 mo. 25, 1721:

"John Bond produced a certificate from Lavington Monthly
Meeting in the county of Wilts in Great Britain:

" 'From our Monthly Meeting of the South West Division
(commonly called Lavington Monthly Meeting), in the County
of Wilts, South Britain, to ffriends in Pensilvania:

" 'Dear ffriends & Brethren. These are to eertifie you that
our friend John Bond who has an intention to settle a mong you
has faithfully served his apprentiship within the verge of this
meeting and has behaved himself soberly and religiously and
therefore we tenderly recommend him to you and we also find
nothing but Clearness respecting marriage. With Salutation
of Dear Love we rest your friends and Brethren.

" 'Signed in behalf of said Monthly Meeting this 10th of 1st
mo., 1720.






"Unto ffriends in Pensilvania or Elsewhere in America, unto
whose hand this may come. Greeting:

"Whereas my son John Bond has an Intention to settle
amongst you, These may Certifie that I do give my consent to
it and hope he will adhear to the advice of honest ffriends where
ever his Lott may be Cast, and Being well sattisfied that he is
Clear from any Engagement with woman on the account of mar-
riage I do Allow him to take a wife Amongst you when he shall
see meet without my ffurther approbation; So with the Saluta-
tion of Endeared Love I Remain your well wishing ffriend and
Brother in the unchangeable Truth.


"Bidestone near Chippenham, County Wilts, the 13th of the
first mo., 1720-21."

John Bond received a certificate from Chester Monthly Meet-
ing 9 mo. 26, 1722, to Abington Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia


From minutes of Abington Monthly Meeting:

11 mo. 28, 1722: "John Bond produced a certificate from
Chester Monthly Meeting."

12 mo. 22, 1724: "John Bond and Sarah Cadwalader declared
the second time their intention of marriage."

1st mo. 29, 1725: "The marriage was reported orderly."
8th mo. 21, 1731: "A certificate was granted to John Bond

in order to Visit his friends in Old England."

6 mo. 28, 1732: "John Bond produced a certificate from

Chippenham Mo. Mg. in Wiltshire in Old England, which was

Read & Rec'd."


1. JOSEPH BOND, son of Benjamin and Ann Bond, of

Devizes, Wilts (England), was born 8 mo. 6, 1704. Our knowl-
edge of his early history is very meager indeed. In the preced-
ing chapter it is shown that his father was a Quaker or Friend
and so was his brothers, John and Edward, yet I find no evidence
among the Friends' records of Pennsylvania or North Carolina
that Joseph had a membership in that religious society. The
date of his coming to America has not been learned, although
there is a tradition that he came in 1735. There is no doubt about
his coming that early. He arrived at Philadelphia and was
bound or put under contract to someone to labor for his passage
to this country. After gaining his liberty he and Martha Rogers
were married, though I have not found any proof of this marriage
in any of the records in Philadelphia or among Friends. The
lack of his name being mentioned in any of the Friends' records
makes it very evident that he had lost his membership, if he ever
had one, before coming to America. After his marriage he lived
in Bucks County, Pa., for some years. Joshua Bond, late of Jay
County, Ind., who was a grandson of Joseph, wrote under date
of 12th day of the 1st mo. 1862, a biographical sketch of him-
self. This manuscript gives a ray of light on the present subject.
I here quote from him:

"My granfather Bond name was Joseph and granmothers
name Martha Rogers before she was married. The both came


from ingland in one ship when yong and after working to pay
their passage the married. Granmother was thought to be a
kinswoman of John Rogers the Marter."

Joshua was 81 years old when he wrote the above, which I have
tried to quote verbatim et literatim.

In a manuscript left by Edward Bond Sr., son of Joseph, in
which he is writing about the last sickness and decease of his
sister, Ruth Walton, he mentions his father thus:

"She was the Daughter of Joseph Bond and Martha his wife
who lived in the early part of their time in Bucks County in or
near richland township Pennsylvania who afterward moved to
new garden North Carolina & there deceast, and was Buried at
new garden, Guilford county."

There is evidence that he moved from Bucks County, Penn.,
to North Carolina when his son Edward was between ten and
eleven years old. This would fix the date at 1750 or 1751. This
was at a time when a great many of the Friends or Quakers were
moving from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts and Vir-
ginia and settling in North Carolina. New Garden Meeting
was established in 1751, as was also that of Cane Creek in Ala-
mance County. New Garden Meeting was probably held in
some of their dwellings for a year or two. It was about 1752
that Richard Williams with his wife, Prudence Beals, and two
children settled at New Garden, and it was Williams that gave
the site for the meeting house.

The date of his decease or that of his wife has not been ascer-
tained. Their son John, who was probably the youngest child,
was born in May, 1755, and from the evidence at hand I believe
neither he nor his wife lived long after this date. I visited the
cemetery at New Garden, now Guilford College, in the year 1908,
and endeavored to locate their graves. I was shown the plot of
ground where the earliest graves were located, but found no
marks whereby I could establish which grave contained their
remains. So we here state briefly, or rather restate, that Joseph
Bond was grandson of Edward Bond, of England, and son of
Benjamin Bond and wife, Ann Paradise, of Wiltshire, England.
He was born in England, emigrated to America — Pennsylvania
— about 1735, married Martha Rogers, lived in Bucks County,
Penn., moved to Roan, now Guilford Co., N. G, about 1751,


died before 1760. Buried at New Garden, now Guilford College.
Children :

2. I. Edward Bond, b. Sept. 26, 1740.

3. II. Benjamin Bond, b. 1742.

4. III. Ruth Bond (Walton), b. 1744-45.

5. IV. Stephen Bond, b.

6. V. Ann Bond (afterwards Cohorn or Cochran) ; n. f. k.

7. VI. Samuel Bond, b. Dec. 2, 1753.

8. VII. John Bond, b. May 30, 1755.

The history of each of 'the above children, except that of Ann,
will be found in the succeeding pages.


2. EDWARD BOND (son and probably oldest child of
Joseph and Martha Bond) was born in Bucks Co., Penn., Sept.
26, 1740; moved with his parents to North Carolina 1750 or 1751,
where they settled near New Garden, now Guilford College.
My knowledge of his history has been almost altogether obtained
from the following sources and records, viz : The records of the
Friends kept by their monthly meeting; deed records; from the
writings of his friends, and his own manuscripts. I will quote
from some of these various records so the reader can be in posses-
sion of many facts connected with his history.

Feb. 28, 1758. Minutes of New Garden Monthly Meeting:
"Edward Bond requests to come under the care of Friends, we
therefore appoint Thomas Thornburg and Nathan Dicks to in-
quire into his conversation and else may (be) needful and make
report at our next meeting." From the records of March: "The
Friends appointed at our last meeting to inquire concerning
Edward Bond make report; they find nothing to obstruct, his
request is therefore granted."

January 27th, 1759, he makes request to be joined as a member
of said meeting and April 28, 1759, this request is granted.

In 1763 he desired the concurrence of the meeting to travel in
company with William Hunt and Zachariah Dicks, upon a re-
ligious visit to friends in South Carolina, which the meeting


approved, and the clerk was requested to give him a copy of the
minutes on behalf of the meeting.


"Whereas Edward Bond of New Garden in Roan County,
North Carolina, son of Joseph Bond, dec'd, and Ann Mills,
daughter of John Mills of the same place, having declared their
intention of marriage with each other before several monthly
meetings of the people called Quakers, held at New Garden in
the county aforesaid, and nothing appearing to obstruct, were
left to their liberty to accomplish their marriage according to
good order, the which they did on the 16th day of the 8th mo.
1764, in the 'presents' of many witnesses 12 of whose names are
herein 'writed' to-wit:"







Deep River meeting was established in 1760 and it is probable
that he became a member of that particular meeting. He
bought of Anthony Hoggatt in 1774, 100 acres of land for the
sum of thirty and five pounds current and lawful money. This
land was on the long branch, the east side of the east fork of -
Deep River, Guilford County, N. C.

In 1767 he was appointed overseer of Deep River Meeting.
Deep River Monthly Meeting was set off from New Garden
Aug. 8, 1778. From this date on his name is often used on com-
mittees of Deep River Monthly Meeting of' which he was a mem-
ber from this date until his removal to Indiana Territory in the
year 1810.

In the year 1793 he went on an extended visit among Friends
and kindred and also visiting Friends' meetings in Virginia and
Pennsylvania, traveling on horseback, being gone from home
more than four months. Among his manuscripts is a detailed
account of this trip; a diary of each day's travel or visit. Start-
ing August 15, 1793, he reached home December 24th of the
same year. On the third day of his travel he reached the home
of his cousin Edward Bond in Bedford County, Va. The fol-


lowing day being the first day of the week (Sunday), he attended
Goose Creek Meeting and remained here until second day (Mon-
day). He was accompanied on this trip as far as Yorktown,
Pa., by John Wickersham, who was also on a like visit to friends
in Pennsylvania. He says: "Second day morning we set out
again on our journey. Cousin Edward Bond went with us to
his daughter's, Mary McFarson (McPherson) and Cousin Alin
Bond, John Bond's son Alin, also went and set us in the road."
This Allen Bond was eldest son of John and Margaret (Allen)
Bond. John was the first cousin, being the son of his uncle John.

He mentions passing through Lynchburg; crossing the James
River; crossing the mountains at Rockfish Gap; taking a wrong
road and passing through Stantown (Staunton), and on the 23d
they arrived, at "Margaret Bond's at 'Shanadore' (Shenandoah)
River." He writes: "She being my cousin John Bond's widow
we staid there with her and her children, who were nearly grown
up, til the next day, then we went to her brother Joseph Alin's
— and from there to his son Joseph Alin's, who was married to
cousin Edward's (Bond) oldest daughter Susannah."

"From there we went to cousin Isaac Bond's and staid all night.
Isaac Bond was married to his second wife. He hath two daugh-
ters by his first wife. One of them lives with him and the other
lives near Middle Town in Bucks County in Pennsylvainia, with
Jesse Willson, who's wife is a relation of her's." Sunday, the
25th of August, he mentions about it being the first day of the
week, he went with his relations and other Friends to meeting
called Smith Creek Meeting. He says he "was very much stript
and very poor in this meeting and had a sick afternoon at Jack-
son Alin's, who was married to cousin Edward Bond's daughter

From here they went to Opecon (Opequon) and on through
Winchester, Va., crossed the Potomac and the mountains and on
the 30th arrived at Jonathan Jessop's in Yorktown, Pa. Quot-
ing again from his record:

"Here we met with our friend Ann Jesop, who had been living
with her son Jonathan some months, but was now making ready
to go back to New Garden to her own home."

"I had between 40 & 50 1 (pounds) in money that E. Macy
sent by me to Jonathan, which I carried safe and give to him
and took a receipt."


"31st. John and I parted at this town. He went up towards
Warrington and I went down to my brother Benjamin Bond's
in fauntownship (Fawn township) joining to Maryland 25 miles,
where I found him and his family in midling good health, and
very glad to see me. This is a poor barron and hilly part of the
country. I thought it some like Thomas Creek."

"The next day (1st of 9 mo.) being first day of the week I went
with them to meeting which was small and I thought poor. I
staid at my brother's about ten days and plowed some. I
seemed to have a good deal of satisfaction for the most part since
I left home and felt great contentment such I thought I had
never known before. Yet I was not without exercise particu-
larly about going to meeting for fear something should appear
for me to speak in the meeting which I had almost set a resolu-
tion against complying with while I was from home."

While here at his brother's he first heard of the "plague"
which was then epidemic in Philadelphia. It continued for
many weeks and hindered him and a great many of the Friends
from attending the yearly meeting which was held in that city
the latter part of September. The disease was very fatal and
but few people ventured into the city at that time.

He left his brother's September 10th and during the next thirty
days he visited friends and relatives in the counties of Chester,
Delaware, Montgomery and Bucks. He attended meeting every
First day and often went to mid-week meeting. He frequently
makes mention of the Philadelphia sickness; was near Phila-
delphia but did not enter the city. He tells of a number of peo-
ple who went to the city, some of whom took sick and died there,
others returning to the country died at home. It was reported
that a hundred had died in one day of the disease.

He visited his cousin Benjamin Bond and Benjamin's two
sons, Abraham and Amos, and his daughter, the wife of Adam
Barton. He says Abraham lived in Delaware County near
Chester. He also visited Elizabeth, the widow of his cousin
Abraham Bond, deceased. She had three children, John and
Levi and daughter Mary. Says he did not get to see her or John,
as John was gone to Nova Scotia. Levi and Hannah, his wife,
live in Newtown, Bucks County. Their children, Abraham,
Robert, Thomas, Elizabeth and Jane. He arrived back to his
brother Benjamin's Oct. 10th and from there went with some


friends to the yearly meeting at Baltimore and returned again
to his brother's.

Oct. 23, he left his brother Benjamin Bond's in York County
to visit his sister, who then lived in the western part of the State
in Washington County. There being several settlements of
Friends in Fayette and Washington Counties. He attended
numerous meetings and visited families all over that part of the
State and as far west as Wheeling, Va. It was the 9th of Decem-
ber when he parted with his sister and brother-in-law, Benjamin
and Ruth Walton, and started on his journey homeward. Ben-
jamin Townsend and several other Friends accompanied him on
his homeward journey as far as Frederick County, Va., where
they all attended Hopewell Quarterly Meeting. Here he met
some of his cousins from Smith Creek who kept him company to
his cousin Margaret Bond's. From here he reached home in a
little more than five days, arriving on Christmas eve, Dec. 24,
1793, and found his wife and children well and glad to see him.

In the year 1809 he went on a journey, traveling on horseback
to Indiana Territory, to visit his sons Jesse and William, who
had moved there two years previous. He was accompanied on
this trip by Adam Davis. He left an extensive written account
of this trip in which he describes the daily occurrences. Tells
with whom they stopped each night, the cost if any and other
details. They traveled into Greyson County, Va., crossed New
River and through Abington, Va., which town he "supposes has
two hundred houses;"' into Tennessee over Clynch mountain and
by way of Richmond, Ky., to Cincinnati. There is enough
matter in his account of this trip to fill ten large pages. He left
home July 17, 1809, and was twenty days in reaching the home
of his son Jesse, who lived near Richmond where Earlham Col-
lege now is.

During his stay he attended quarterly meeting at Waynesville,
Ohio. He says the house was so full he did not get in the first
day he was there. He visited many meetings and families and
also viewed the unsettled parts of the country west and north of
his son Jesse's. He returned home by the same route, being
gone from home nine or ten weeks.

The following year he and his son Joseph and their families
moved to Indiana Territory and settled on a farm on the middle
fork of White Water some six miles N. N. E. of Richmond. Here


he cleared the land and made a farm. The ground for Goshen
Meeting house and the graveyard was donated by him for the
purpose for which it is still used. We find among his papers the
following account of his coming to the territory and also of the
coming of some of his children:

"We set out on our journey from No. Carolina to go to White
Water in the Indiana Territory the 18th of the 9th mo. 1810,
and came there on the 27th of the 10th mo. 1810. Our son
Joseph and his wife came with us. Joshua Bond with his family
came to us on the 5th day of the 11th mo. 1811, from 'Greyson'
County Virginia. Edward Bond 'Juner' came the same time to
his brother Jesse and hath since settled on the 'purchase' with
his family. Abram Bunker came to us the 1st of 3rd mo. 1815
with his wife and five children."

"Daniel North & wife from Surry County N. Carolina set on
his journey the 6th of 11th mo. 1819 and got here to White Water,
Wayne County, Indiana, the 29th of 12th mo. 1819."

As previously noted he was married on August 16, 1764, to
Ann Mills, of Guilford County, N. C. She was the daughter of
John and Sarah (Beales) Mills, John Mills being the son of a
John Mills, who emigrated from England to Philadelphia and
afterwards settled on Opequon Creek, near Winchester, Va.

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Online LibrarySamuel B. (Samuel Bond) GarrettBond genealogy : a history of the descendants of Joseph Bond, born 1704, in Wiltshire, England; died 175-, in North Carolina, also a brief account of many of the descendants of John Bond, his brother, who also emigrated to America; the two being sons of Benjamin and Ann (Paradise) Bond, of Wiltshire → online text (page 1 of 20)