Andrew Rounds

Male Abt 1831 - Aft 1850  (~ 19 years)


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  • Name Andrew Rounds 
    Born Abt 1831  MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft Jun 1850 
    Person ID I28784  Sorensen-Remington Family Tree
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2019 

    Father Joseph Rounds,   b. 4 Mar 1785, Tiverton, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1862, Dartmouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Mary Polly Remington,   b. 18 May 1794, Tiverton, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1866, Dartmouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Family ID F10699  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos

    New Bedford in the 1800s. It was a busy whaling port.

    Whaling was an honorable occupation and very hard work. It also gave many men the opportunity to see the world.

  • Notes 
    • An Andrew Rounds went on a whaling voyage in 1847. In the 1850 census at Dartmouth, MA, Andrew is age 19 and a sailor, living with his parents.

      My current theory is that Andrew is actually Charles A. Rounds; see notes below. The only other possibility is that Charles was an older brother born c1814. If so, he must have left home between 1820 and 1830, when he was age 6-16, as he is not in the 1830 census. But that age does not agree with the information on Charles A. Rounds, age 14 in 1845 in the New Bedford whaling records.

      Charles A. Rounds age 14, greenhand, sailed from New Bedford on the ship Canton on 28 June 1845, due to return in 1847, may be this Andrew who was born 1831, son of Joseph and Mary. Andrew is back in the 1850 census as mentioned above but disappears from all records after that. Occupation is given as sailor.

      Charles Rounds settled in Fiji sometime in the early-to-mid-1850s and married there in 1856, but so far I but can't prove that he is Andrew C. Rounds. DNA shows a match between me and Charles's descendants, and this is the only family I know of that could be the link. It's possible that Charles is another son in the family, but my guess is that Andrew preferred his middle name, or for some reason didn't want to be known by Andrew in Fiji.

      As of this time I am still contemplating Charles -- as to whether he could be Charles A. and/or Andrew -- but if so why did he never use a middle initial in Fiji? Another thought is that he went to live with relatives and that's why he is not in the 1840 census with his siblings. There were several households of their relatives living in both Dartmouth and New Bedford. I did receive his death certificate from Dulcie which lists his children, including a Joseph and Josephine, which is interesting to me as so often family names were used for the children. William, Thomas, and John are also family names, but all of these can be fairly common so inconclusive as proof.

      I found a brief reference to Charles in a book at Google Books online; the title is "Native American Whalemen and the World . . ." by Nancy Shoemaker, p 135. It mentions that Charles Rounds of New Bedford was reimbursed the $155 due him from the people of Kadavu.

  • Sources 
    1. [S012433] Federal Census of 1 June 1850.