m. Simsbury CT
d. Mar 11, 1831
b. Sep 8, 1774
d. Feb 15, 1815
b. Dec 14, 1777
d. Sep 16, 1832
Captain John Roundy Jr. served in the Revolution as private, Capt. Elihu
Humphrey's Company of Col. Jed Humphrey's Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers, from
Jul 6, 1775 to Dec 10, 1775, discharged on Dec 10, 1775 when the regiment was
discontinued. He also served as Sgt. in Capt. Jonas Holton's Co. of Col. Ebenezer
Woods' Regiment of Vermont Militia during "Alarm" of Oct 17, 1780, an Indian raid
from Canada into Vermont. The title of Captain derived from later service in
the town militia.
John and his father and brothers were some of the first settlers of Rockingham VT.
Settlement had been essayed in 1753 by three men from Northfield MA, including
Simeon Knight, who married Sarah Harwood, who became John's Stepmother.
Fear of Indians delayed settlement until 1760/61. The first census of Rockingham
was in 1771 and it counted 225 townspeople, including 50 heads of families and 66
white adult males. Eight years later, John bought land there.|
After his service, John Jr. came with his father and brothers from Simsbury CT to
Rockingham VT. His first home was in the northern part of Rockingham near the
Williams River. The original deed, dated May 28, 1779, delivered the land to
"John Roundye Jun'r Simsbury in the county of Hartford". He was selectman
with his father in 1787 and 1788.
Son Ralph died as a result of War of 1812.
Post Card of Bellows Falls VT
which is a village located in the town of Rockingham.
John is buried in the graveyard of the beautiful First Church of Rockingham. A
DAR marker stands on his grave, which is next to the grave of his stepmother,
Sarah Harwood Knight. Photo of
His widow, Ruth, married Samuel Emery.
Collins, George K., Genealogy of the Roundy Family, 1915. Typewritten ms. at the Local History Department, Public Library, Syracuse NY.
Graves, John Card, "Notes on the Graves Family", unpubl. mss. in the Grosvenor Collection, Buffalo Public Library, Buffalo NY.
Hall, Benjamin H., History of Eastern Vermont, Appleton, New York, 1858, p. 745.
Hayes, Lyman S., History of the Town of Rockingham, Vermont, ... 1753-1907, with Family Genealogies, Bellows Falls, VT, 1907, pp. 160,234.
Roundy, Everett Ellsworth Sr., comp., The Roundy Family in America from the Sixteen-Hundreds, Norwood MA, printed and publ. by the author at Dedham MA, c.1942; at the Library of the Vermont Hist. Soc., Montpelier VT.
Tombstone, Rockingham Meeting House graveyard, Rockingham VT.
White, Virgil D., Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files, Waynesboro TN, National Historical Publishing Co., 1991.