Samuel Sweezy Pond

9 August 1816–9 June 1904 (Age 87)
Camden, Camden, Oneida, New York, United States

The Life of Samuel Sweezy

When Samuel Sweezy Pond was born on 9 August 1816, in Camden, Camden, Oneida, New York, United States, his father, Billious Pond, was 35 and his mother, Rhoda Orton, was 30. He married Emily Dufer in 1837, in Camden, Camden, Oneida, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Menard, Illinois, United States for about 20 years and Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 9 June 1904, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Menard, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Sweezy Pond
Emily Dufer
Marriage: 1837
Adaline Margaret Pond
Charles H. Pond
Truman Catlin Pond
Henry Kinney Pond
Jasper Newton Pond
Franklin Alfred Pond
Francis Albert Pond

Spouse and Children

Camden, Camden, Oneida, New York, United States


    Adaline Margaret Pond


    Charles H. Pond


    Truman Catlin Pond


    Henry Kinney Pond


    Jasper Newton Pond


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Illinois is the 21st state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 23

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Name Meaning

1 Southern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a pond or lake, from Middle English pond ‘enclosed expanse of water’, in particular a man-made one (an altered form of Pound ).2 Dutch: from pond ‘pound’ (a measure of weight and a coin), probably a metonymic occupational name for a controller of weights and measures or a minter.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel Pond, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samual Pond in household of Swazy Pond, "United States Census, 1900"
  • L L Pond, "United States Census, 1850"

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