Parents - Johannes /Cuntze/ and Anna Elizabeth Catherine /Stoever/
Wife - Magdalena Eve /Summers/
Early information of COUNTS family members is from a lifetime of research and visiting by lawyer and family friend, Judge, Elihu Jasper SUTHERLAND of Clintwood, Russell County, Virginia and from a book published by his wife, Hetty (SWINDALL) SUTHERLAND: SOME DESCENDANTS OF JOHN COUNTS OF GLADE HOLLOW (Southwest Virginia) 1722-1977.
FAMILY: [John] COUNTS of Glade Hollow, Russell County, Virginia bought his first farm in 1765 on Hawksbill Creek northwest of Luray, formerly Frederick County, then became Shenandoah County in 1772 and then Page County, Virginia in 1831. The old COUNTS' home-farm is located three miles northwest of Luray and about one mile south of the mouth of Hawksbill Creek in Page County, Virginia. John COUNTS bought another farm and moved to Glade Hollow, east of Cleveland, Russell County, Virginia about 1789 and was buried on this place. Later to be the Henry F. GRAY place. His son, George COUNTS, lived on the Glade Hollow farm until 1835, then he moved to Washington County, Virginia. John COUNTS left the farm on Hawksbill Creek to his son, Philip COUNTS.