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Thomas PONTIUS
Catharine __?__
Husband:  Thomas PONTIUS
Birth:  1802/3, PA
Death:  7 Jul 1887
Occupation:  farmer
Marriage:
Wife:  Catharine __?__
Birth:  1804/5, PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Children born in Washington Twp., Union [now Snyder] Co., PA:
1.  Daniel PONTIUS, b. 1831/2
2.  George PONTIUS, b. 1836/7; m. Susan __?__; 1880 Census, Washington Twp., Snyder Co., PA
3.  Catharine A. PONTIUS, b. 9 Oct 1842


Sources:

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Thomas PONTIUS
Birth: 1803, Snyder, Pennsylvania
Death: 07 Jul 1887
Marriage: <1831> <Snyder, Pennsylvania>
Spouse: Catharine
Source: patron submission

2.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #15 of 20 list was roughly alphabetized; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 PA Union [now Snyder] Co. Roll M704_496 pp. 266A-266B Ln. 6 Pontious Thomas 110 010 - 000 001 0000000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = George (b. 1836/7)
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = Daniel (b. 1831/2)
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 =
0 male 30-39 1800-1810 = Thomas (b. 1802/3) 
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Catharine (b. 1804/5)
0 persons employed
Thomas is tallied in the wrong age class, but there can be no doubt these are our subjects.

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #5 of 29):  Washington Twp., Union Co., PA, Roll M432_831, p. 117A, 32/32, enumerated 25 Nov 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Thomas Pontius 47 M   Farmer   Penna
Catharine Pontius 45 F       "
Daniel Pontius 18 M       "
George Pontius 13 M       "
Catharine Pontius  8 F       "

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