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Biographical Sketch of David W. Bunch

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now David W. Bunch, of Kentucky, settled in Montgomery Co., Mo., in 1826. He married Elizabeth Wright, by whom he had fourteen children Thompson H., John J., William F., Lucretia, Patsey A., Sterling L., Lewis W., Nancy D., Amanda J., Hamilton V., Eliza M., David W., Cordelia, and...

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Biography of Hon. Simeon W. Bunch

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now HON. SIMEON W. BUNCH. The fortunate possessor of 205 acres of as good and as there is in the beautiful township of Sparta, our subject is one of the progressive farmers and representative citizens of Christian County, Missouri, where he has long made his home. He came originally from Simpson County, Kentucky, born in 1832. His parents, William and Malinda (Roark) Bunch, were probably natives of Tennessee, where they were reared and married. About 1831 the parents moved to Simpson County, Kentucky, and there the father died about 1833, when in the prime of life. He was a farmer by occupation and a soldier during the Black Hawk War. He was a son of Calloway and Nancy Bunch, who died in Warren County, Kentucky., when our subject was but a boy. The latter belonged to the old Virginia family of Bunches. After the death of her husband the mother of our subject married Joseph Cook, of Kentucky, and in 1837 removed with him to Taney County, Missouri, where Mr. Cook died a few years later. Afterward Mrs. Cook made her home with her children and died at the home of her son in Miller County, Missouri, about 1883. She was a Free-Will Baptist in her religious views. When she and her husband first settled in Taney...

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Biography of John A. Bunch

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now JOHN A. BUNCH. This gentleman is the receiver of public moneys in the Government Land Office at Harrison, Arkansas, and is a native of this State, born in Newton County, September 15, 1860, a son of Capt. Larkin and Eliza (Maxwell) Bunch, the former of whom was born in Overton County, Tennessee, a son of Nathaniel Bunch, who came to Arkansas in 1840, and made a home for himself and family in the northwest corner of Newton County, being one of the first to settle in that region. He also was a native of Tennessee, and was a soldier in the War of 1812 under Jackson, and after his death his wife received a pension for the services he rendered the Government. He was a farmer and died in 1858. Larkin Bunch was a young man when he came to Arkansas with his parents, the journey thither being made by wagon. He followed in his father’s footsteps, and became a farmer and stockman, and when the Civil War came up he left home and joined the command of Gen. Price, with whom he took part in the Missouri raid. He assisted in organizing one of the first companies in Newton County, of which he was elected captain, and died while serving the Southern cause, at Pilot...

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Slave Narrative of Julia Bunch

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Interviewer: Leila Harris Person Interviewed: Julia Bunch Location: Georgia Age: 85 Seated in a comfortable chair in the living room of her home, Julia Bunch, Negress of 85 years, presented a picture of the old South that will soon pass away forever. The little 3-room house, approachable only on foot, was situated on top of a hill. Around the clean-swept yard, petunias, verbena, and other flowers were supplemented by a large patch of old-fashioned ribbon grass. A little black and white kitten was frisking about and a big red hen lazily scratched under a big shade tree in search of food for her brood. Julia’s daughter, who was washing “white people’s clothes” around the side of the house, invited us into the living room where her mother was seated. The floors of the front porch and the living room were scrubbed spotlessly clean. There was a rug on the floor, while a piano across one corner, a chifforobe with mirrored doors, a bureau, and several comfortable chairs completed the room’s furnishings. A motley assortment of pictures adorning the walls included: The Virgin Mother, The Sacred Bleeding Heart, several large family photographs, two pictures of the Dionne Quintuplets, and one of President Roosevelt. Julia was not very talkative, but had a shy, irresistible chuckle, and it was...

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Henry R. Bunch

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Private, Medical, 81st Div., 316th Reg., F. A.; of Iredell County; son of J. W. and Mattie Bunch. Entered service October 12, 1917, at Statesville, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Mills. Sailed for France Aug. 5, 1918. Stationed near Chaumont. Returned to USA June 9, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 20,...

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