|VAN POOLE / VANPOOL / POOLE / POOL|
|1412||Jacob Van Poole, Sr. + Amy Cozine 1726 MD > Jacob Van Poole, Jr., + Elizabeth > David VanPool, b. 1792 Rowan Co, NC +1 Peggy Berger||13||23||14||10||11||14||12||12||14||12||13||27||17||9||10||11||12||25||15||19||29||15||15||17||18||11||11||19||22||15||14||17||17||37||38||12||12||R1b1b2a1a1|
|1969||Jacob Van Poole, Sr. + Amy Cozine 1726 MD > Jacob Van Poole, Jr., + Elizabeth > David VanPool, b. 1792 Rowan Co, NC +2 Margaret Leslie||13||23||14||10||11||15||12||12||13||12||13||27||17||9||10||11||12||25||15||19||29||15||15||17||18||11||11||19||22||15||14||17||17||37||38||12||12||R1b1b2a1a1|
|46693||Jacob Van Poole, Sr. + Amy Cozine 1726 MD > Jacob Van Poole, Jr., + Elizabeth > Jacob Poole., III, b. 1773 Rowan County, NC + Catherine Diehl > Jacob Poole, IV, b. ca. 1807 +2 Elizabeth Waller||13||23||14||10||11||14||12||12||13||12||13||27||17||9||10||11||12||25||15||19||29||15||15||17||18||11||11||19||22||16||14||17||17||37||38||12||12||R1b1b2a1a1|
|46695||Jacob Van Poole, Sr. + Amy Cozine 1726 MD > Jacob Van Poole, Jr., + Elizabeth > Jacob Poole, III, b. 1773 Rowan County, NC + Catherine Diehl > Jacob Poole, IV, b. ca. 1807 +2 Elizabeth Waller||13||23||14||10||11||14||12||12||13||12||13||27||17||9||10||11||12||25||15||19||29||15||15||17||18||11||11||19||22||16||14||17||17||37||38||12||12||R1b1b2a1a1|
|Ind. Part.||Jacob Pool, IV, b. 1818 Rowan County, NC, + Martha Campbell 1839 Rowan County, NC||13||23||14||10||11||14||12||12||13||12||13||27||17||9||10||11||12||25||15||19||29||15||15||17||18||11||11||19||22||16||14||17||17||37||38||12||12||R1b1b2a1a1|
|Proposed Modal Haplogroup||13||23||14||10||11||14||12||12||13||12||13||27||17||9||10||11||12||25||15||19||29||15||15||17||18||11||11||19||22||16||14||17||17||37||38||12||12||R1b1b2a1a1|
The DYS Numbers in red have shown a faster mutation rate than the average, and therefore these markers are very helpful at splitting lineages into subsets, or branches, within a family tree. DYS 19 is also known as DYS 394. A Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) test, which is used to confirm the haplogroup, has been performed on the haplogroups written in bold, red print in the right hand column. It is necessary to do an SNP (commonly called “snip”) test for only one individual within a family group in order to determine the haplogroup for everyone in the group.
THE VAN POOLE FAMILY
The Van Poole family, whom many believe immigrated from Holland, is not a large one. The earliest known man of this surname in the United States was Jacob Van Poole who married Amy Cozine on 23 October 1726. Their marriage was recorded in Anglican Church records in St. Mary Anne's Parish, Cecil County, Maryland. He has been designated as Jacob Van Poole, Sr., because he had a son by the same name, whom we call Jacob Van Poole, Jr. The surname has been spelled several ways, including Van Poole, Vanpool, VanPool, Poole, and Pool. In order to distinguish the successive generations of men named "Jacob" in this family, I have used Roman numerals after the surnames, although the men did not themselves use these designations.
The births of three sons to Jacob Van Poole, Sr., and Amy Cozine were recorded in Anglican Church records in St. Mary Anne's Parish, Cecil County, MD: Jacob Vanpool (Jr.) was born 11 September 1729; John Vanpool was born 17 January 1731; and Peter Vanpool was born 3 July 1734. All men in this study who descend from Jacob Van Poole, Sr., fall into Group I, and I will enumerate the generations so that these descendents can be more easily followed:
Generation 1: Jacob Van Poole, Sr., died by 1739, because Cecil County, MD deed records beginning 17 April 1740, show that Amy Cozine had next married Richard Lewis, Jr. The two younger sons of Jacob and Amy (John and Peter) have not been followed, but Cecil County records show that Jacob Van Poole, Jr., did survive, and interacted to a significant degree with the family of one David Hampton.
By the early 1750's the Hampton family had moved to Rowan County, NC. David Hampton's will in Rowan County, dated 1757, made a significant bequest to Jacob Van Poole, Jr. He gave Jacob "200 acres on the plantation I now live on to include his improvement." From this, we know that Jacob had already built improvements on land owned by David Hampton.
David Hampton's will mentioned only certain of his children by name, and requested that his "moveable estate be equally divided amongst the rest of my children." In view of the large bequest David Hampton made to Jacob Van Poole, Jr., many Van Poole researchers believe that Jacob's wife, Elizabeth, although not mentioned specifically by name in the will of David Hampton, was surely the daughter of David Hampton and his wife Hannah. Jacob and Elizabeth Van Poole, Jr., named their firstborn son "David" Van Poole, and their firstborn daughter "Hannah," perhaps as namesakes for David and Hannah Hampton.
Generation 2: Jacob Van Poole, Jr., b. ca. 1729, has been recognized as a Revolutionary War Patriot due to the supplies he provided to the Revolutionary Army. Records of payment for these provisions for the years 1781, 1801, and 1802 are given in "Revolutionary Army Accounts," Volume XI, page 59, folio 3.
Jacob Jr. died in 1795 in Rowan County, NC, and his will named his wife, Elizabeth, four sons, one daughter (Leadia/Lydia) and unnamed daughters. The sons were David, b. ca. 1753, who received 50 pounds, John, b. ca. 1754, who received 10 acres; Henry, b. ca. 1768, who had already received his full share; and Jacob b. ca.1773, who received the bulk of the estate and he was to pay "each of his sisters" five pounds. (I will designate this latter Jacob as Jacob Poole, III).
Generation 4: David VanPool, born 1792, son of the above John Poole / VanPool and wife, Ann, is the most recent common ancestor of Participant # 1412 and Participant # 1969. David moved with his first wife, Margaret "Peggy" Berger, to Carroll County, TN, where Peggy died in childbirth in 1825. He married Margaret Leslie in 1826, and after a stay in Hickman County, KY, relocated to Cole County, MO by 1838. There were four transmission events between David VanPool and each of his great, great grandsons, and six transmission events between the earliest known ancestor, Jacob Van Poole, Sr., and these two participants.
Generation 4: Jacob Poole, IV, born ca. 1807, son of Jacob Poole, III, and Catherine Diehl, was the ancestor of Participant # 46693 and Participant # 46695. Jacob IV first married Sarah Waller, and after her death he married Elizabeth Waller. Jacob IV and family moved from Rowan County, NC, between 1850 and 1860, relocating in Pulaski County, IL. He died in 1861, and after his death, Elizabeth moved with her children to Independence County, AR. Many of the descendents of Jacob Poole, IV, are currently using the surname of Pool. Participants 46693 and 46695 are nephew and uncle, respectively, and are seven and six transmission events from the earliest known ancestor, Jacob Van Poole, Sr.Independent Participant tested outside the Van Poole study and an automatic notice of his match was received. Independent Participant traces his lineage from yet another man named Jacob Pool of Rowan County, NC. For purposes of discussion, this Jacob, born ca. 1818 in Rowan County, NC, has been designated as Jacob Pool, V. He married Martha Campbell on 30 November 1839 in Rowan County. They were the parents eight surviving children: Henry b. 1841, Harriett Elisabeth b. 1846, Abraham Alexander b. 1848, Edward b. 1852, Mary L. b. 1854, John W. b. 1856, Thomas L. b. 1860, and Milas J. M. Pool b. 1865. This family can be located on Rowan County, NC, census records for 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880. Some of their children relocated to Arkansas. This participant carries the Poole surname. Based on Y-chromosome results and geographic location, Jacob Pool, V, undoubtedly descends from Jacob Van Poole, Jr., and his wife Elizabeth. Jacob and Elizabeth left four sons: David 1753, John 1754, Henry 1768, and Jacob, III, 1773. Using the comprehensive research of James R. Poole, the following sons of these four men will be examined as potential fathers of Jacob Pool, V. David 1753 left three sons: Jacob 1781, David 1786, and Joseph 1791. There is no further information about Jacob 1781; David 1896 died before his father and left orphans Ann, David and Joseph Pool; and Joseph 1799 left a will that did not mention a son named Jacob. It appears that only Jacob 1781 in this group is a potential father of Jacob, V. John 1754 left three sons: Jacob 1799, John 1785, and David 1792. Jacob has not been researched; John married Elizabeth and there is no further information; and David married Margaret “Peggy” Berger and has been well researched, with no son named Jacob. Jacob 1799 and John 1785 of this lineage are potential fathers of Jacob Pool, V. Henry 1768 left sons Timothy Brown Pool, MD, 1800, and Henry Johnson Pool 1806 who Mildred Campbell. Henry Pool patented land in 1802 in Christian County, KY and died there in 1824. Neither of his two sons could be the father of Jacob Pool, V. Jacob, III, 1773 left three sons, Jacob 1808, David 1810, and John 1815, all of whom all of whom are too young to be the father Jacob Pool, V. Therefore, it is assumed that Jacob Poole, IV, born 1818, was probably the son of David’s son, Jacob, born 1781, or one of John’s sons, Jacob born 1799, or John, born 1785.
At this time it appears that the Modal Haplogroup for Group 1 of the Van Poole family is the same as that of Participants 46693 and 46695.
Participant N6368 joined the Van Poole from the National Genographic Study. A pedigree for his earliest known ancestor has not been provided and he has no matches in the entire FamilyTreeDNA database. It is clear that the participant in Group 2 is not related to those in Groups 1 or 3.
Participant 130754 carries the Poole surname. A pedigree for his lineage has not been received, and he is not related to those in Groups 1 or 2.
Van Poole history has been concisely recorded by the late James R. Poole. His book, "Our Pool-Poole-Van Poole Heritage (Pool, Poole, Vanpool, Vanpoole, Van Pool and Van Poole)," was published in 1978 by Polyanthos Press, New Orleans. I am indebted to many cousins who have shared family records. These include Vivian Cochran Garner, Helen VanPool Schneider, Modena Bradley, Andrew J. Kamp, Maruice D. Van Pool, Lilly Walker, the late Emma VanPool Hunter, Dona Harris, the late Arlene Hunter Hess, Allen Hunter Hess, the late Virginia VanPool Stubinger, Margaret Cochran McKenzie, Roger Vanpool, Anita Vanpool Duda, Bonnie Morris Conrad, Doug Smith, Elichia A. Vinso, Roberta Abrams, Tom Abrams, Lynette Traywick, Gordon Walk, Ginny Atwell, John Robertson, Tom Shawcross, Ron Cofiell, H. Ridgley Simpers, Danny Jackson, Betty Williamson, Marcia Allen, and my brother, John Vanpool.
A Y-chromosome study has been started for the surname Van Poole, and surnames with similar spellings, including Poole and Pool. This project can be joined by contacting Van Poole DNA Study.
Last Updated on 4/3/2013
By Wallace W. Souder