JOB BOUND SR. - 1804-1899


Tidbits I have picked up along the way about Job Bound, Sr.:

Job Bound Sr. was born on 13 October, 1804 in Summit, Schoharie Co., NY. (I seriously doubt that he was born here and would believe that he was born in Conklin, Broome Co., NY., however at this time, its all the information I have.)


Job Bound, Sr. was married about 1832 in Summit, Schoharie Co., NY., to Sarah Sparks, a daughter of Thomas Sparks and Mary Howe. On her son Job's death certificate it said she was born in PA., however the Sparks family history states that she was born in Summit, Schoharie co., NY.

Job Bound Sr. died 7 June 1899 at the age of 94y7m24d and is buried in the Plainfield Cemetery.


Plainfield Sun, June 16, 1899 (Pine Grove section)

Job Bound, Sr., died very suddenly June 7, 1899, at the home of his son Theodore, at the advanced age of 94 years, 7 months and 24 days. Mr. Bound was born in Broome Co., New York State, Oct. 13, 1804, and married Miss Sarah Sparks, a sister of Rev. R. D. Sparks, of Pine Grove, June 3, 1832.

Seven children were born to them as follows: Thomas, Job, Freeman, Mary, Jerome, Balt and Francelia. Only two of the children survive their father, being Job and Freeman, of Plainfield. Deceased settled in Plainfield in the spring of 1853 and has been a continuous resident of that town ever since. He was a person highly respected and well liked by all and was one of the early pioneers of Plainfield. A most remarkable incident of his life was that in 1840 he voted for William Henry Harrison for President of the United States. Funeral services were held at the West Plainfield school house June 8th and were very largely attended, Rev. C. C. Swartz preaching the sermon.

Contributed by Pam B.


Job Bound Sr. and Sarah Sparks had the following children:

01. Job Bound, Jr.
02. Thomas V. Bound
03. Freeman Theodore "Theo" Bound
04. William Jerome Bound
05. Baltus C. Bound
06. Francelia Bound
07. Theresa Bound
08. May S. Bound


Job Bound, Sr. appeared on the census in 1860 in Plainfield, Waushara Co., WI. He was a farmer and widower at the time of his death. He had not served in the military. Job got 40 acres of land in Portage Co., WI. in 1857, 80 acres in Waushara Co., WI., in 1859. This must be the 80 acres in Waushara Co. as it was obtained from the Register of Deeds in that County.


The Marshfield Times Marshfield, Wisconsin January 15, 1897

Job BOUND of Waushara? is given credit for being the oldest person in that county. He is past his 92 year and voted for Andrew Jackson in the fall of 1828.