I was wondering if you know who James Pontius' father was. I have been researching my Pontious ancestors who settled in Fulton County and wondered if there was a connection.
My ancestor was Sarah Pontious, daughter of George Pontious and Margaret Schaefer, born 10/12/1818 in PA. Sarah had 4 brothers that I know of -- Benjamin George (b. 1815), George G. (b. 1821), Samuel G. (b. about 1822), and David George (b. 1824). She also had a sister named Catherine (b. 1813).
Sarah Pontious married Elias Kesler and they settled and farmed land that was given to Sarah's father as compensation for fighting in the war (he gave 4 quarter sections of land to 4 of his children -- Samuel, George, Sarah and Catharine).
Any of this sound familiar? If so, please contact me. -- Denise