Robert Rountree est 1730

Sally’s four-great Grandparents:

Robert Rountree est 1730-ca 1793 | his parents
& unknown | her parents
Of Nansemond County, Virginia

This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!

Who were the parents of Abner Rountree (ca 1770-1816)?
I have been looking at this puzzle for some years.
I propose that his father is Robert Rountree est 1730 – ca 1793 of Nansemond Co, VA.
He in turn was a son of a Robert Rountree ca 1699 – ca 1774 Nansemond Co, VA. His father was Robert Rountree ca 1666 London, England – est 1740 Nansemond Co, VA son of Francis Rountree (Rowantree) born London, England 1649- died 1723 in Virginia.
Francis, who some say are our Ancestor, embarked for Virginia from the north of Ireland with five of his six sons the year of a smallpox epidemic. (The youngest son Charles came down with small pox just as the ship was about to leave and he and his mother stayed behind in Ireland. The father and the other brothers all embarked for America as they had “already paid their passage.” We are also told that some died from “ship fever on the voyage” from another source.)

We also find that Robert and Francis Roundtree had patented 490 acres of land in Nansemond in 1686.

But then Moses Rountree of North Carolina the son of Moses, son of Francis son of Francis could be Abner’s father. I think the predominance of evidence points to Robert because of the name Solomon? Although Solomon could have come from Nancy’s family.

Children of Robert Rountree:
1. Abner Rountree ca 1770 – 1816
married 5 May 1793 Sarah Spivey
a. Nancy Rountree born c 1795
married bef 1816 Robert Rountree
married 27 Feb 1799 Nancy Riddick (Simons)
b. Simeon Rountree born ca 1800 – Mar 1850
married 23 Oct 1823 Elizabeth Parker – ca 1800 – Mar 1850
c. Solomon Rountree born 1802 – 30 Nov 1870
married 15 Mar 1827 Amelia Hudgins 1811 – 12 Mar 1882
married 8 March 1809 Catherine Piland
2. Solomon Rountree
3. Robert Rountree ca 1755 –
? a. Robert Rountree Jr 1770/1780 –
married before 1816 Nancy Rountree ca 1795 –
? b. Jason Rountree d Dec 1840 Gates Co NC
married 16 Nov. 1821 Mary Parker

Gates Co Tax List 1791 Capt Jethro Sumner’s Co.
Solomon Rountree 1 white poll

Gates Co Ct of Pleas & Quarter Sessions 1794 -1799 by Fouts

Aug 1794 In a suit Solomon Rountree against Joseph John Sumner.
Jury impanelled & Sworn, to wit James Jones, James Bethey, John Lewis, James Brady, Benjamin Barnes. Willis Brown, James Curle, Henry Smith, Patrick Hegerty, Demsey Williams, John Vann, Robt Parker junior. They say the Deft is guilty & assess the Plaintiff’s damage, 12 6 p costs

Nansemond Co VA Index year page

Roundtree, vs. Henry Booth 1795 387

Roundtree, vs. Elisha Brothers 1795 380

Roundtree, Deed to Carey (a Free Negro) of Porter rec 1800 741

Roundtree, vs. John & Abraham Cohoon 1796 431

Roundtree, vs. Henry Copeland 1794 320

1795 359

Roundtree, vs. Wills & John Cowper assignees of Archibald Richardson 1793 227

Roundtree, vs. Jason Lassiter assignee of Sarah Lassiter 1792 171

Roundtree, vs. John Lawrence Surv. Partner of Sparling & Lawrence 1792 162

1793 245

Roundtree vs. Wm Medcalf 1800 732

Roundtree ex. of vs. Watson Stott & Co for Donaldson (Suffolk) 1798 597

Roundtree vs. Watson Stott & Co for Donalson (Suffolk) 1799 667

Roundtree vs. A Wilkinson & Co 1800 715

Roundtree vs. M Wilkinson (Suffolk) 1799 663

1800 724

Roundtree, vs. James Wills & Anne his wife 1791 105

Roundtree & vs. Miles Ellis 1792 181

Roundtree, Harrison (Nd) vs. Wilkinson 1797 525

1798 631

1799 663

Roundtree, James Henry Booth rec accts. Of Estate of, 1791 108

Roundtree, Law (Nd) vs. Midcalf, & vs. Guin 1800 717

Roundtree, Law (Nd) vs. Miltear, vs. Midcalf, vs. Guin, vs. Duke, & vs. Lassiter 1799 659

Roundtree, Law. Exor of Will. Roundtree (Nd) rec dead will 1798 636

Roundtree, Rob appraisal of estate of, copy to Solo Rountree 1793 258

Roundtree, Robt. vs. swearing witnesses & other county expenses 1796 469

Roundtree, Robert vs. Lawrence, & order to maintain E Smith’s child 1793 247

Roundtree, Robert order to maintain child of Judy Raby 1796 459

Roundtree, Solo. Copy of estate appraisal of Rob. Rountree 1793 258

Roundtree, Solomon vs. Brothers 1794 324

Roundtree, Will. (Nd) Law. Rountree exor. of, rec dead will 1798 636

Rountree, vs. James Wills & Anne his wife 1790 61

Gates Co Ct Proceedings p96 Feb 1798 (189) Ordered that the real Estate which was given by Thomas Trotman to his daughter Mary Rountree who intermarried with John Rountree and afterwards intermarried with William Freeman be equally divided between her Heirs & that the real Estate of John Rountree dead be divided equally between his Heirs. Joseph Riddick, Simon Stallings, James Walton, Seth Rountree & John Hoffler be appointed to make a division agreeable to Law, etc.

By order of the Court Law Baker cc

Marriage Bonds Gates Co

Rountree, John & Polly Trotman 23 Oct 1788

DAR Patriots

Jesse Rountree, b 6-27-1765; d 4-12-1831; m Winnie Jenkins; Pvt NC

Thomas Rountree, b 1723 d 1795; m Lydia; PS NC

Wm Rountree, 2-1710; d 1791; m Rachel CS NC

Rountree Wills Gates Co

Abner 1816 WB-2/133 AR

Charles 1816 WB-2/114 AR

Jason 1840 WB-3/26 AR

John A 1900 WB-4/523 AR

Nancy 1892 WB-4/329 AR

Seth 1808 WB-2/14

Seth H 1866 WB-3/342 AR

Solomon 1871 WB-4/21 AR

Thomas 1781 WB-1/16 AR

Thomas 1832 WB-2/308 AR

Chowan Co Wills

Alfred 1865 WB-D/28 AR

Charles 1760 WB-A/100 AR

Rountree Gates Co Census 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830

Heads of Household

Abner 1800 25, 1810 28

Charles 31

James 61

Jason 121

Jno 124

John 1790 6, 1800 25, 1810 39, 1820 58,

Josiah 1800 24

Mary 10

Miles 10, 25, 34,

Noah 61, 74, 100, 113, 141

Quintin 134, 140

Selia 33

Seth 11, 24

Seth W 79. 102, 128, 147,

Simmons 76, 100, 15, 142,

Sol 116, 142, 151,

Thomas 61

1747 31 Aug Prossession of land in Nansemond. James Spivey and Robert Rountree are the prossessioners #23.

1747/8 2 Feb Bounds between John Lacitor Sen and Robert Roundtree
John Lacitor Sen and John Roundtree
John Roundtree and Robert Roundtree John Roundtree present
John Waterridge and John Roundtree
John Waterridge and Robert Roundtree John Waterridge and John Roundtree present
Abraham Laciter son of Rob’t and Robert Roundtree Abraham Laciter present

1748 July Ct Chowan Co Will: Thomas Rountree, wife Elizabeth; dated Dec 1, 1746, proved July Ct 1748. Sons– Charles & Thomas; Grandsons– William Wallace & Thomas Rountree; Son-in-law Elias Stallings; Executors: Charles & Thomas Rountree, sons. Witnesses: Thos. Walton, John Freeman; Clerk of the Ct. Will Means.

1751 Aug Ct Frances Rountree (Rountry) to Isaac Hill 10£ Va. for 320 acres 1/2 of patent granted to Moses Rountree for 640 acres on Branch of Joyes (Goyes) Hall and Bacon Hill. Wit Joseph Wimberly, Elizabeth Coward.

1752 Feb Ct: Jethro Roundtree to Michael Collins 35 £ for 400 acres SS Guys Hall Swamp. Wit John Springe, Demsey Collins.

1755 Oct Ct: March 7, 1755. Jesse Rountree to Henry Valentine, Planter. 5£ for 160 acres adj Moses Hill. wit: Moses Hill, Francis Rountree, James Reid.

1755 October Ct Perquimans Co NC Will: Dated July 21 1755, Moses Rountree; wife Sary; son Moses; Daughters: Sarah Hol____, Hanah, Ledy, Ann; Executor– Nicholas Stallings; Witnesses: Joshua White, Abram Hill; Clerk of Ct. — Miles Harvey.

1755 Nov 20th Prossession of land in Nansemond. John Rowntree and William Rowntree are the prossessioners #24.

1756 10 Jan Chowan Co Lands Processed the Bounds: Between Joal Spivey & Moses Rountree; Between Guy Hill & Moses Rountree; Between Edward Trotman & Moses Rountree

1759 Jan Ct Perquimans Co NC Will: Dated 12 Sept 1758; Hannah Rountree; Sisters: Sarah Hollowell, Lidy, & Ann; Brother: Moses; and Mother: Sarah Lelly; Executor: Nicholas Stallings; Witnesses: Joe Hollowell, Elias Stallings, Abner Hollowell; Clerk of Ct: Miles Harvey.

1760 Chowan Co Wills: Charles Rountree, wife Judith; Thomas, the plantation; Charles; Christian; Rachel (mother of Cader Hunter). Witnesses: James Sumner, Tho. Rountree, Amos Hobbs.
correction  of abstract noted. see comment below concerning Rachel and Cader Hunter.

1760 10 March Nansemond Bounds Processed by George Spivey and John Wartridge from the pocowson up the Dessart to the Cyprus Swamp Up the Ciprus to the Barbecue and to Newbie Road and down to Couplands branch : Widow Harrel and William Roundtree; Wm Roundtree and Abraham Lassater; Robt Lassater and Robt Roundtree; Robt Roundtree and John Roundtree; Rountree and John Wartridge; Abraham Lassater and John Roundtree

1763 25 Oct Nansemond Bounds # 24 Processed by William Roundtree and Danl Lassiter

1768 14 March Nansemond Bounds # 24 Processed by Robert Roundtree and John Wateridge William Rountree’s land & he present John Rountree’s land & he present Robert Rountree’s land & he present

1771 Nansemond Parish Vestry paid Elizabeth Rountree 4£

1772 Nansemond Bounds # 24 Processed by William Rowntree and Daniel Lassiter William Rowntree’s lands John Rountrees lands Robt Rountrees Lands

1776 Nansemond Bounds # 24 Processed by Zaccheus Lassetor and Moses Booth William Roundtree and Thos Newby Aramas Duke and Newby Roundtree William Roundtree and David Gwin William Roundtree and John Harrell John Roundtree and Daniel Lassetor John Roundtree and widow Roundtree Abram Lassetor Senr and widow Roundtree, Robt Roundtree present William Roundtree and Jacob Price

1779 30 Dec Nansemond Bounds # 24 Processed by William Roundtree and Thos Duke

1784 April 14 Nansemond Bounds # 24 Processed by William Roundtree and Thos Duke

1784 Nansemond Co Capt Sumner’s, Holland’s & Darden’s Companies – list of Elisha Darden William Rountree (8 white souls, 2 dwellings, 2 other buildings) List of John Cole: John Rountree (10 white souls, 1 dwelling, 1 other building)

1783 (did not find them)

Gates Co 1784-1787 wm 21-60yr <21

Rountree, Charles 1 3 4 8 7

Rountree, Seth — — 2 2 3

VA Census 1790 Nansemond Co List John Cole

John Rountree 74 10 souls 1 building 1

William Rountree 73 8 souls 2 buildings 20

Gates Co NC 1790 males >16 <16 females slaves

Rountree, John 1 1 2 — 9 son of Charles

Rountree, Miles 1 — — — 4 son of Charles

Rountree, Mary — 1 2 — 7 widow of Charles

Rountree, Seth 1 1 3 — 12


Gates Co NC 1800 page#

Rountree, Abner 277 *

Rountree, John 277

Rountree, Josiah 276

Rountree, Miles 277

Rountree, Seth 276

Gates Co Nc 1810 page #

Rountree, Abner 112 *

Rountree, Charles 106

Rountree, John 114

Rountree, Miles 108

Rountree, Selia 107

Perq Rountree, E. Elizabeth 224

Gates Co NC 1820

Rountree, James 157

Rountree, John 155

Rountree, Noah 157

Rountree, Thomas 157

Perq Rountree, Moses 155

?Grandchildren of Robert Rountree & wife:

Child of Abner Rountree and Sarah Spivey:
1. Nancy Rountree born c 1795
married bef 1816 Robert Rountree
Children of Abner Rountree and Ann Riddick:
1. Simeon Rountree born ca 1800 – Mar 1850
married 23 Oct 1823 Elizabeth Parker – ca 1800 – Mar 1850
2 Solomon Rountree born 1802 – 30 Nov 1870
married 15 Mar 1827 Amelia Hudgins 1811 – 12 Mar 1882

3 thoughts on “Robert Rountree est 1730”

  1. My name is jerre Lynn rountree. My father was Billie joe Rountree, born n Whitney, Texas. Died 1968. His father was William Humphrey Rountree, and mother was anna. His father was James Humphrey Rountree.

  2. First, thanks for maintaining this site. It has helped so many of us!

    Your entry on this page that I quote below seems to be out of sync with other info on your site:

    “1760 Chowan Co Wills: Charles Rountree, wife Judith; Thomas, the plantation; Charles; Christian; Rachel (wife of Cader Hunter). Witnesses: James Sumner, Tho. Rountree, Amos Hobbs.”

    The note that “Rachel is the wife of Cader Hunter” – did you mean to say “mother”? (Or are you quoting a published abstract?) In any event, your descendant list for Charles Rountree and Judith Walton of Chowan Co. appears to have it correct, with Rachel married to Hardy Hunter, and they have a son Cader Hunter.

    The handwritten text of the will refers to daughter Rachel, and grandson Cader Hunter.

    I’m sure you know all of this already – I only mention it in case people arrive at this page first before checking the other one.

    Again, THANK YOU!

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