<div>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
left Virginia 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)
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
plantation. John was a planter and resided with Rebecca on land across the
Nanticoke River in Dorchester County MD.
Marjory's Father 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
1754 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, his
son-in-law John Cole and Stephen Cole and their uncle, Mark Cole.
James (sr) died by 1775 and was buried on his own plantation in Anson
Marjory (Mager,Major,Marguery) was born in 1740 in Maryland. She married in
1756 Peter VanBebber Jr son of Peter and Ann VanBebber. They lived in the Blackwater-Pigg
variously under Lunenberg, Halifax, Pittsylvania and Bedford Counties of
Virginia until 1770 when they went across the Blue Ridge to the mouth oft
the Greenbrier River, then in Botetourt County. Peter VanBebber, born 1728 died 10 October 1796 and Marjory and Olive, her
youngest daughter, born 1783 lived with her son, Peter VanBebber (III)
until 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.
Marjory 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.
Peter and Marjory had ten children:
Peter VanBebber 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 Oct 1872 in Greenbrier County VA., then went to Warren County Ohio.
James VanBebber 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 Margaret Hutchinson.
Jacob VanBebber b 1775 Greenbrier County VA died 1839 Greenup County KY.
Married Sarah Miller in 1795 in Kanawha County VA.
Joseph VanBebber b 1776 Greenbrier County VA Died September 1796, Point
Pleasant, Mason County VA.
Olive VanBebber 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.</div>