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John H. Bond (b. December 06, 1807, d. September 23, 1897)John H. Bond (son of Joseph S. Bond and Rachel Harrold) was born December 06, 1807 in Westfield, Surry County,North Carolina178, and died September 23, 1897 in Windsor, Randolph County, Indiana179.He married Emilla (Emily) Hockett on September 17, 1828 in Cherry Grove MM, Randolph Co. IN180, daughter of Hezekiah Hockett and Martha Reynolds.
Notes for John H. Bond:
1850 Randolph Co. IN census
John H. Bond,40, farmer, b. NC
Emily 38, b. NC
Asa 20, b. IN
Eli 18, b. IN
Levi, 16, b. IN
Lydia,14, b. IN
Hiram, 10, b. IN
Darius 8, b. IN
Rhoda 7/12ths, b, IN.
With his son Darius in 1880.
Tucker, History of Randolph County, Indiana, p. 165."John H. Bond, son of Joseph Bond, Anti-Slavery Friends, was born in North Carolina in 1807;came with his parents to Wayne County, Ind. in 1811; married Mary Hockett in 1828; moved to Stony Creek, Randolph County, Ind. in 1831, and resides on the same place still.They have had nine children, and eight are living, all married. His home is at the mouth of Cabin Creek, near the Winchester and Windsor pike.He is a farmer and miller; is a Friend; was a Abolitionist and an Anti-Slavery Friend; and is a Republican.He and his worthy lady are kind and gentle in spirit, meek and lowly in temper, modest in demeanor, and steadfast and consistent Christians.They were very active and prominent in the operations of the Underground Railroad, and in those old times, his house being one of the stations on the branch, passing up Cabin Creek toward Jonesboro and elsewhere.Mr. B. was one of the charter Trustees of the Union Literary Institute, a school established in Greenville settlement, northeast of Spartansburg, Randolph Co. Ind. in 1845, for the education of colored and other indigent youth and continued as a member of the board for more than thirty years.He was an earnest and faith advocate of Anti-slavery truth whensuch advocacy was unpopular and dangerous; but he has lived to behold his views of truth triumph, and those whom for years he used to lodge clandestinely, coming to his house in the night and going in the night, conveyed through the land under cover of darkness, and helped flee in secrecy and peril from point to point as though they had been felons while yet justly chargeable with no crime, but only "guilty of a skin not colored like our own" he has seen to rise to light and freedom, and to equal manhood and citizenship in the "land of the free and the home of the brave".
More information on John Bond in Tucker, p. 197-198.
American Friend Obituary 10/28/1897, p. 1022.John H. Bond was born in Surry County, North Carolina, twelth month, 6th, 1807, and died seventh month, 23rd, 1897, aged 89 years, 9 months, and 17 days.He came with his parents to the territory which is now the county of Wayne, in the state of Indiana, among the Indians, where he made his home until he married Emily Hockett, of Cherry Grove, Randolph County, Indiana ninth month 17, 1828.In 1831 he entered the land upon which they made a home, and where they lived together over 63 years, until the death of his wife in 1892.He was a consistent Christian, thoroughly devoted to the interests of Friends, with whom he had a birthright membership, and zealous in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.He was a faithful, kind, and loving father, and was loved and respected by all who knew him.He was an elder for many years and filled various positions in the church.He left abundant evidence that he was prepared to meet his God in peace, and oftentimes expressed his readiness to depart and be at rest.He leaves 6children.
More About John H. Bond:
Burial: Unknown, Cedar Cemetery, Windsor, Randolph Co. IN.181
More About John H. Bond and Emilla (Emily) Hockett:
Marriage: September 17, 1828, Cherry Grove MM, Randolph Co. IN.183
Children of John H. Bond and Emilla (Emily) Hockett are:
- +Darius Bond, b. August 29, 1841, Randolph County, Indiana183, d. November 20, 1913, Randolph County Indiana184.