Source: A History of Cleveland and Its Environs: The Heart of New Connecticuit, Volume II: Biography
Confidence: Secondary evidence
COL. DANIEL H. POND is one of the interest-
ing men and valuable citizens of Cleveland.
He is one of the few civilians who, during the
peaceful times of the last generation, have
taken pains and interest to equip themselves
with a thorough technical and practical knowl-
edge of military affairs, and his title is by no
means an honorary one, but stands for !J,ctive
service in the regular army, in the Ohio Na-
tional Guard and in the new National army.
Colonel Pond is also prominent in business
affairs, and for many years has been actively
and officially identified with The Economy
Building & Loan Company, besides various
other business and social organizations.
Colonel Pond was 'born at Petroleum Center,
Pennsylvania, March 11, 1870, son of Henry
H. and Mary Maria (Gates) Pond, and is a
descendant of one of the early New England
families, the genealogical record being traced
The first official record of the Pond family
is found in the archives of Windsor, Connecti-
cut, wherein is recorded the fact that one
Samuel Pond was married November 14, 1642.
There is no official record that the Samuel
Pond of the second generation, who was born
on March 4, 1648, was the son of the first
Samuel Pond,but historians and biographers
are of the opinion that the second Samuel Pond
was the son of the first Samuel Pond as above
First Generation-Samuel Pond, married at
Windsor, Connecticut, Novem'ber 14, 1642.
Second Generation-Samuel Pond, born
March 4, 1648, took the Freeman's oath at
Hartford, Connecticut, in 1672, as from Bran-
Third Generation-Samuel Pond, born July
1, 1679, at Branford, Connecticut.
Fourth Generation-Philip Pond, born June
15, 1706, at Branford, Connecticut. The
Fifth Generation-Dan Pond, born :March 4,
1726, at Branford, Connecticut, moved to
Poultny, Rutland County, Vermont, where he
settled on what is known to this day as Ponds
Hill and from this sire and from Ponds Hill
is where the Pond family got a real start, as
fifteen children were born on Ponds Hill.
Sixth Generation-Abel Pond, born October
27, 1753, settled in Lennox, Berkshire County,
Massachusetts. He died in Poultny Flats,
Rutland County, Vermont. A Revolutionary
Seventh Generation-Joel Anders, born
May 9, 1807, at Poultny, Vermont, moved to
Randolph, Crawford County, Pennsylvania,
thence to Townville, Pennsylvania, where he
Eighth Generation-Henry H. Pond, born
June 6, 1844, at Steuben, Crawford County,
Pennsylvania, a practitioner physician at
Meadville, Pennsylvania, where he died Febru-
ary 24, 1877. Married Mary Maria Gates,
September 9, 1867.
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1 We have not been able to ascertain the parentage of Samuel
Pond, nor the date of his arrival in America, nor the date of his
first appearance in Connecticut. It appears that he was married in
Windsor, Conn., Nov. 14th, 1642, to Sarah —* His wife's family
name is not known to the compiler. He died March 14th, 1654.
In the struggles, incident to the first settlement of a new country,
and in the short period in which he lived, he had not accumulated a
large property, (62 acres of land only,) but what he had accumulated,
over and above the support of his family, was left them free
from incumbrance. Here follows the inventory of his estate, as
copied from the "Original Records in the State House, at Hartford,
Ct.," all in uye olden style:'''
Inventory of y" Estate of Sammuell Pond of Windsor, deceased,
made March yc 19th, 1654:
L) £ * >
Imprimis. In houssing and Land adjoining—12 akers 2 \ 30 00 00
In ye Little Meadow 2 " 2 j" 10 00 00
In Plymouth Meadow 3 " 1 2 00 00
In y« Woods 22 " 1 00 00
Bought of Mr. Hanford . . 13 " 5 5 00
" " Branker 10 " 3 10 00
In ye inner Room of ye house 2 Bedsteads
and Bedding 4 10 00
7 yards Linning Cloth 00 14 00
His apparrell 3 14 00
3 old chests, and other small' things in ye inner
room *. 1 10 00
His arms 1 00 00
In Pewter 1 14 00
In Brass 2 00 00
In Iron Potts 1 08 00
In other things in outer Room 2 03 00
60 po of Bacon 1 10 00
Corn in House 3 16 00
Other things in ye chambers 1 2 00
One yoke Steers" 11 10 00
2 young Steers 6 00 00
2 yearlings 2 15 00
One heafer 2 10 00
4 Cows 16 00 00
The tackling for ye oxen 2 07 00
Two swine 1 04 00
Sum Totalis 129 02 00
£. s. p.
In debts due Sam11 Pond 11 00 00
Sam11 Pond indebted 9 14 6
Henry Wolcott, Jr.
Ro. Howard,Benedictus A Alford
Page: 138, 150, 849
Page 61 Name: Samuel Pond Location: Windsor
Died 14 March, 1654-5. Invt. œ129-02-00. Taken 19 March, 1654-5, by Henry Wolcott Jr., John Moore, Robert Howard, Benedictus Alford sen. Legatees: Wife Sarah, son Isaac 8 years of age, Samuel 6, Nathaniel 3 1/4, Sarah 2 1/2 years. This Court order to Dist. to the Mother œ40, the rest of the Estate to be equally divided between the 4 Children.
A DIGEST OF THE EARLY CONNECTICUT PROBATE RECORDS.1650 to 1663.
"First Generation-Samuel Pond, married at
Windsor, Connecticut, Novem'ber 14, 1642."
-p 345, "A History of Cleveland and Its Environs: The Heart of New Connecticuit, Volume II: Biography," The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York, 1918
Samuel (ca 1617 England) "It appears that he was married in Windsor, Conn., Nov 14th,1642, to Sarah______. His wif's family name is not known to the compiler. He died March 11th, 1654 In the struggles, incident to the first settlement of a new country, and in the short period in which he lived he had not accumulated a large property, (62 acres of land only), but what he had accumulated, over and above the support of his family, was left them free of encumbrance. Here follows the inventory of his estate as copied from the "Original Records in the State House at Hartford, Ct.," all in "ye olden style .""....Later records show wife as Sarah Ware. Also different dates than above.
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