Jonathan Bunker and Polly Smith

    Jonathan Bunker was born 14th 5 month 1772[1] to Simeon Bunker and Mary Swain. He was of Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, though the 1850 census lists him as being born in Nova Scotia, Canada.[2] He had one older brother, Owen, and one older sister, Phebe, as well as two younger sisters, Elizabeth and Susan, and one younger brother, Gorham.
    Jonathan was a rope-maker who settled at Farmington, Kennebec (now Franklin), Maine, where he became a convert to the Congregational Church through contact with his neighbors, the Sewalls. Jonathan married Mary “Polly” Smith 2 Apr 1795 in Farmington, Franklin, Maine. Polly was listed in Eliza Starbuck Barney’s record as being born 12 September 1767 and in both her marriage record and in Moran’s Bunker Genealogy as being of Farmington. Jonathan and Polly owned land in Farmington, Industry (Somerset County, now Franklin County), and Bath, Lincoln (now Sagadahoc), Maine.
    In about 1797, the Bunkers moved to Industry and settled on the east side of Bannock Hill there. In 1802, he was one of eight members to found the Congregational Church in Industry. In about 1813, the family moved to Palmyra, Ontario (now Wayne), New York.[3] In 1820, they moved to Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio. Between 1830 and 1840, Jonathan and Polly moved to Harrison, Champaign, Ohio, where Jonathan was listed on the 1840 census as employed in commerce. In 1850, Jonathan was living in a poorhouse in Urbana, Champaign, Ohio and was insane (or perhaps senile).

Jonathan and Polly's children are:

1. William Bunker, born 28 Mar 1796 in Farmington, Kennebec, Maine, baptized 9 Oct 1796 in Farmington, married Nancy Annis[4] 6 Nov 1825 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, died Nov 1848 in Parma, Cuyahoga, Ohio.
2. Gorham Bunker, born 7 May 1797 in Industry, Somerset, Maine, married 1) Jane H. Smith[5] 28 Feb 1822 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio and 2) Caroline Gordon[6] in 6 Feb 1828 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, lived in Harrison, Champaign, Ohio, died 15 Aug 1866 in Silver Lake, Kosciusko, Indiana.
3. Timothy Smith Bunker, born 2 Jan 1799 in Industry, Somerset, Maine, died 2 Nov 1814.
4. Mary (Polly) Bunker, born 22 Jan 1801 in Industry, Somerset, Maine, married James E. Bird[7] about 1817 in New York, lived in Royalton (Cuyahoga County), Logan County, and Washington (Union County), Ohio, probably died between 1860 and 1870 in Union County, Ohio.
5. Love Bunker, born 16 Mar 1802 in Industry, Somerset, Maine, married Asa Norton[8] 7 Oct 1819 in Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio.
6. James Bunker, born 30 Apr 1804 in Industry, Somerset, Maine, married Julia Roe.
7. Lydia Bunker, born 23 Dec 1806 in Industry, Somerset, Maine, married Elias Becket, died Aug 1858.
8. Freeman Bunker, born 19 May 1808 in Industry, Somerset, Maine, married Chloe Norton in Oct 1830, purchased land in Logan County, Ohio 10 Mar 1832, died 2 Dec 1897, buried at Woodvale Cemetery, Middleburg Heights, Logan, Ohio.
9. Eliza Bunker, born 19 Feb 1809 in Industry, Somerset, Maine, married Joel R. Smith[9] 23 Feb 1826 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, lived in Bellfontaine, Logan, Ohio; Indiana; and Iroquois County, Illinois; died in Buckley, Iroquois, Illinois.
10. Sarah (Sally) Bunker, born 19 Feb 1811 in Industry, Somerset, Maine, married Smith Woods 6 Jan 1831 in Logan County, Ohio, died in 1846 in Iowa.

Sources:
1. Moran, Edward C., Jr., Bunker Genealogy, volume 2, Salem, MA:  Higginson Book Company, 1965.
2. Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. I—Births (A-F), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1925, p. 149.
3. Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. III—Marriages (A-G), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1927.
4. Hatch, William Collins, A History of the Town of Industry, Franklin County, Maine, Farmington, ME:  Knowlton, McLeary, and Co., 1893.
5. Censuses:  1810, Industry, Somerset, Maine; 1820 Palmyra, Ontario, New York; 1820, 1830, and 1840 Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio; 1840, Parma, Cuyahoga, Ohio; 1840 Harrison, Champaign, Ohio; 1820 and 1830, Cuyahoga Co., Royalton Twp., Ohio; 1840, 1850, and 1860 Union Co., Washington Twp., Ohio.
6. Wickham, Mrs. Gertrude Van Rensselaer (ed.), Memorial to the Pioneer Women of the Western Reserve, Woman's Department of the Cleveland Centennial Commission, 1896.
7. History of Iroquois County, Illinois, (entry on William Smith).
8. Cuyahoga County Probate Court Marriage Index.
9. Porter, Nancy J., Farmington Marriages, extracted from the Vital Record Books, and Industry Heads of Families List, Franklin County Maine Gen Web, http://www.rootsweb.com/~mefrankl.
10. Berry, Ellen T. and Berry, David A., Early Ohio Settlers: Purchasers of Land in Southwestern Ohio 1800-1840, Baltimore, MD:  Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986, pg. 43.
11. Ohio Marriage Index CD.


Nantucket Births
BUNKER,

Jonathan, husband of Mary Smith, son of Simeon and Mary (Swain), —, [recorded after child born 17th 5 mo. 1786], P. R. 38.[10]

Source:  Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. I—Births (A-F), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1925, p. 149.


Nantucket Marriages
BUNKER,

Jonathan, son of Simeon and Mary (Swain), and Mary Smith, 2d, 4 mo. 1792[11], P. R. 38.

Source:  Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. III—Marriages (A-G), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1927, p. 145.


Farmington Marriages

Groom Place Bride Place Intention Date Marriage Date
Jonathan Bunker Farmington Polly Smith Farmington 1795 Feb 1795 Apr 2
Source:  Porter, Nancy J., Farmington Marriages, extracted from the Vital Record Books, Franklin County Maine Gen Web, http://www.rootsweb.com/~mefrankl/fmarqs.htm.


From “A History of the Town of Industry”

Page 44
Jonathan Bunker, a ropemaker, from Nantucket, Mass., settled on lot No. 5, on the east side of Bannock Hill, where he lived for fifteen years. He then sold to Henry Johnson, who came from Thomaston, Me., and removed to the State of New York.

Page 57
In 1802, David Maxwell, from Wells, Me., settled on lot No. 3, a near neighbor of Nathaniel Willard, Jonathan Bunker, James Thompson and others in that vicinity.

Page 65
The following is the official list of voters for 1803, as prepared by the municipal officers of the town of Industry:
…Jonathan Bunker…

Page 143
A young man by the name of Jonathan Bunker, living near Mr. (Samuel) Sewall, experienced religion under the teachings of Mr. Sewall and Rev. Jotham Sewall, as did also Mr. (John) Trask. They embraced fully the creed of their patrons and united with the Congregational Church at Farmington. About 1797 Mr. Bunker married and moved to Industry. These three persons formed the nucleus of the Congregational Church in this town.

Page 144
On the 21st day of January, 1802, a little more than a year after his first visit, Rev. Jotham Sewall, accompanied by his brother-in-law, Mr. Samuel Sewall, a licentiate, visited Industry and held a meeting for the purpose of organizing a church. A society was formed, consisting, as we learn from Rev. Jotham Sewall’s Memoirs, of eight members, among whom were William Allen, Sr., John Trask and wife, and Jonathan Bunker.

Source:  Hatch, William Collins, A History of the Town of Industry, Franklin County, Maine, Farmington, ME:  Knowlton, McLeary, and Co., 1893. (Italicized words added.)


Industry Heads of Families List[12]

1810
…Jonthan Bunker…

Source:  Porter, Nancy J., Industry Heads of Families List, Franklin County Maine Gen Web, http://www.rootsweb.com/~mefrankl/indheads.htm.


Marriages from the Ohio Marriage Index

Name Spouse Date Place
Bunker, Elisa Smith, Joel 23 Feb 1826 Cuyahoga
Bunker, Gorham Smith, Jane H. 28 Feb 1822 Cuyahoga
Bunker, Gorham Gordon, Caroline 6 Feb 1826 Cuyahoga
Bunker, Sarah Woods, Smith 6 Jan 1831 Logan
Bunker, William Annis, Nancy 6 Nov 1825 Cuyahoga
Source:  Ohio Marriage Index CD.


Deeds in Ontario County, New York
Year Grantee Grantor Lib Page
1817 Bunker, Jonathan Throop, Benjamin 29 311
Source:  Finke, Dr. Hans-J., Index to Deeds in Ontario County, (NY) 1789 – 1845, http://raims.com/deedmenu.html.


Census Records
1810
Industry, Somerset, Maine

Page 565
Bunker, Jonathan:     Males under 10:         2
                                Males 10-16:             3
                                Males 26-45:             1
                                Females under 10:      4
                                Females 10-16:          1
                                Females 26-45:          1

1820
Palmyra, Ontario County, New York[13]

Page 339
Bunker, Jonathan:     Males 16-26:                               1
                                Males 45 and over:                      1
                                Females 10-16:                           2
                                Females 16-26:                           1
                                Females 45 and over:                  1
                                Persons employed in agriculture:  1

1820
Royalton Township, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
(Households were alphabetized in each township in the county, so it is impossible to tell where each one lived in relation to the other.)

Page 56
Bunker, Jonathan:     Males 10-16:                   2
                                Males 16-26:                   2
                                Males 45 and over:          1
                                Females under 10:            1
                                Females 10-16:                2
                                Females 45 and over:       1
                                Persons employed in agriculture: 5
                               All other persons except Indians not taxed: 9

1830
Royalton Township, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Page 130
William Bunker:         Males under 5:                     1
                                 Males 30 & under 40:          1
                                 Females under 5:                  2
                                 Females 20 & under 30:       1

(Entry after William Bunker)
Jonathan Bunker:       Males 50 & under 60:          1
                                 Females 15 & under 20:       1
                                 Females 60 & under 70:       1

Page 131
Goram Bunker:          Males under 5:                     1
                                 Males 30 & under 40:          1
                                 Males 70 & under 80:          1
                                 Females under 5:                  2
                                 Females 20 & under 30:       1

The next entry below Goram Bird was for a James Teachout (indicating the Mr. Teachout was Goram’s next-door neighbor). The next entry is for James Bird (see the chapter on the Bird family).

The next three entries after James Bird are:
James Bunker:           Males under 5:                       1
                                 Males 20 & under 30:            1
                                 Females 20& under 30:          1

Joel R. Smith:            Males under 5:                       1
                                 Males 20 & under 30:            1
                                 Females under 5:                    1
                                 Females 20 & under 30:         1

Asa Norton:              Males 5 & under 10:              1
                                 Males 40 & under 50:            1
                                 Females under 5:                    2
                                 Females 5 & under 10:           1
                                 Females 20 & under 30:         1

1840
Royalton Township, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Page 144
Bunker, James:          Males under 5:                             1
                                 Males 5-10:                                 2
                                 Males 10-15:                               1
                                 Males 30-40:                               1
                                 Females under 5:                          2
                                 Females 5-10:                              2
                                 Females 30-40:                            1
                                 Total:                                           9
                                 Persons employed in agriculture:   2

1840
Parma Township, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Page 144
Bunker, Wm:       Males under 5:                             2
                           Males 5-10:                                 2
                           Males 10-15:                               1
                           Males 40-50:                               1
                           Females 10-15:                            1
                           Females 15-20:                            1
                           Females 30-40:                            1
                           Total:                                           9
                           Persons employed in agriculture:   1

1840
Harrison Township, Champaign County, Ohio

Page 144
Bunker, Gorum:          Males under 5:                                          2
                                  Males 5-10:                                              1
                                  Males 10-15:                                            1
                                  Males 40-50:                                            1
                                  Females under 5:                                       1
                                  Females 10-15:                                         2
                                  Females 30-40:                                         1
                                  Total:                                                        9
                                  Persons employed in manufacture & trade: 1

(2 houses away)
Bunker, Jonathan:       Males 60-70:                                            1
                                  Females 60-70:                                         1
                                  Total:                                                        2
                                  Persons employed in commerce:                1

1850
Urbana Township, Champaign County, Ohio

Page 430a
Household Number  226, Family Number 228
Name Age Sex Occupation Real Estate Value Birthplace Can Read/ Write? Remarks
Morris, Moffet  37 M Poorhouse Farm 4,000 VA
(wife and children of Moffet Morris named here)
Bunker, Jonathan 83 M unknown Nova Scotia
X
insane
(names of 17 other men and women in the same household and listed as either paupers or insane listed here)


N-91    Jonathan 6 (See N-38), b 14th 5 mo 1772 (Barney Papers Microfilm; and see N. V. 1:149); as of Farmington, Maine, m 2 Apr 1795 MARY (POLLY) SMITH of Farmington (MV), b 1776; bought land in Farmington 19 Sept 1794 (Lincoln Deed 33:93) and sold it, deed stating wife Mary releasing dower, but signed “Polly” Bunker 26 Aug 1797 (Lincoln Deed 40:182). Moved to Industry, Maine in 1797 where mentioned as “Jonathan Bunker, a rope-maker from Nantucket, Mass.” (Allen:  Hist. Industry, 2nd Ed—1869—p 16; Hatch: Hist.  Industry—1893 pp 44, 57, 65, 143-4). “Jonathan Bunker of Industry, a settler on lot 5 (100 acres) since 1796” signed petition Submission of Settlers on Plymouth Company land, Kennebec Purchase, 21 Oct 1802 (Mass. Archives, Kennebec Purchase, Vol. 3) and received that lot from Proprietors of Kennebec Purchase 28 May 1804 (Kennebec County “Records and Grants” 2:32). Bought land in Bath, Me. 30 Mch 1805 (Lincoln Deed 56:168) and sold Bath land with wife Mary (signed Polly) 18 Jan 1806 (Lincoln Deeds 58:195 and 60:111). Bought land in Industry 1 Aug 1806 (Kennebec Deed 12:104), and he and wife (Mary in deed, signed Polly) sold Industry land 28 Mch 1807 (Kennebec Deed 12:105) and 29 July 1808 (Kennebec Deed 17:276). Listed 1810 census Industry. With wife Polly signing, sold land in Industry to Henry Johnson 4 May 1813 (Somerset Deed 2:559) and moved to “State of New York” (Hatch Hist. Industry 1896—p 44).
    Listed census 1820 and 1830 Royalton, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Deeded property in Champaign County, Ohio to H. W. Fyffe (2 deeds) 1839, and to J. Woods, Methodist Church, Isaac Spry (2 deeds) and Jacob Volger 1842 (Champaign County Deeds Q:26 and 484, and P:247, and S:71 and 156 and 264 and 437). Children, with birth dates, listed Barney Papers Microfilm 2:180.
N-165      I WILLIAM 7, b 28 Mch 1796 Farmington, Maine.
N-166      II GORHAM 7, b 7 May 1797 Industry, Maine.
                III TIMOTHY SMITH 7, b 2 Jan 1799 Industry, Me.; d 2 Nov 1814.
                IV POLLY 7, b 22 Jan 1801 Industry, Me.; m JAMES BRIDHAM; lived Union
                     County, Ohio.
                V LOVE 7, b 16 Mch 1802 Industry, Me.; m 7 Oct 1819 Royalton, Ohio, ASA
                   NORTON.
N-167     VI JAMES 7, b 30 Apr 1804 Industry, Me.
                VII LYDIA 7, b 23 Dec 1806 Industry, Me.; d Aug 1858; m ELIAS BECKET.
N-168     VIII FREEMAN 7, b 19 May 1808 Industry, Me.
                IX ELIZA 7, b 19 Feb 1809 Industry, Me.; m JOEL R. SMITH; lived Illinois.
                X SALLY 7, b 19 Feb 1811 Industry, Me.; d 1846 Iowa; m SMITH WOODS; lived
                    Iowa.

Source:  Moran, Edward C., Jr., Bunker Genealogy, Volume 2, Salem, MA:  Higginson Book Company, 1965, p. 59.


Records from the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record

Jonathan Bunker (M)
b. 14 May 1772, #5294
Jonathan Bunker was born on 14 May 1772. He was the son of Simeon Bunker and Mary Swain. Jonathan Bunker married Polly Smith in 1792; (M. in 4-1792).
Jonathan Bunker This family went down east.
Children of Jonathan Bunker and Polly Smith:
William Bunker   (28 Mar 1796 - -11-1848)
Gorham Bunker   (07 May 1797 - 15 Aug 1866)
Smith Bunker   (02 Jan 1799 - 02 Nov 1814)
Polly Bunker   (22 Jan 1801)
Love Bunker   (16 Mar 1802)
James Bunker   (30 Mar 1804)
Lydia Bunker   (28 Dec 1806 - -08-1848)
Freeman Bunker   (19 May 1808)
Elisa Bunker   (19 Feb 1809)
Sally Bunker   (19 Feb 1811 - 1846)

Polly Smith (F)
b. 12 Sep 1767, d. 16 Dec 1834, #5295
Polly Smith was born on 12 September 1767. She married Jonathan Bunker, son of Simeon Bunker and Mary Swain, in 1792; (M. in 4-1792). Polly Smith died on 16 December 1834 at age 67. Her married name was Bunker.

William Bunker (M)
b. 28 Mar 1796, d. 11-1848, #10505
William Bunker died -11-1848. He married Nancy Annis; They had 10 children. William Bunker was born on 28 March 1796. He was the son of Jonathan Bunker and Polly Smith. William Bunker These families (William, Gorham, and James Bunker) did not reside at Nantucket. Not of Nantucket.
Children of William Bunker and Nancy Annis:
Mahala Bunker   (24 Jun 1824)
Electa Bunker   (27 Mar 1827)
Smith Bunker   (10 Jan 1829)
Van Rensaeller Bunker   (11 Sep 1831)
Hendrick Bunker   (17 May 1833)
Charles Wilson Bunker   (13 Jun 1835 - 05 Jan 1860)
William Bunker   (11 Sep 1838 - 05 Jan 1860)
Olive Bunker   (19 Dec 1840)
Cristina Bunker   (31 Mar 1842)
Lavinia Bunker   (08 Feb 1844)
Nancy Annis (F)
d. 08 Feb 1865, #10513
Nancy Annis married William Bunker, son of Jonathan Bunker and Polly Smith; They had 10 children. Nancy Annis died on 8 February 1865.
She These families (William, Gorham, and James Bunker) did not reside at Nantucket. Not of Nantucket.
Her married name was Bunker.

Gorham Bunker (M)
b. 07 May 1797, d. 15 Aug 1866, #10506
Gorham Bunker was born on 7 May 1797. He was the son of Jonathan Bunker and Polly Smith. Gorham Bunker married Jane Smith in 1822; (m. 2-1822) His 1st wife. Gorham Bunker married Caroline Gordon in 1828; His 2nd wife. Gorham Bunker died on 15 August 1866 at Silver Lake, Ind., at age 69.
These families (William, Gorham, and James Bunker) did not reside at Nantucket. Not of Nantucket.
Children of Gorham Bunker and Caroline Gordon:
Lucinda Bunker
Jane Bunker   (26 May 1830 - 06 Mar 1844)
Lewis G. Bunker   (24 Jun 1832)
Irene Bunker   (14 Jul 1834 - -05-1858)
Freeman Bunker   (13 Apr 1837)
Martha Bunker   (02 Nov 1843)
Elvira Minerva Bunker   (1849)
Child of Gorham Bunker and Jane Smith:
John G. Bunker   (01 Oct 1823)
Jane Smith (F)
#10515
Jane Smith married Gorham Bunker, son of Jonathan Bunker and Polly Smith, in 1822; (m. 2-1822) His 1st wife.
Her married name was Bunker.
Caroline Gordon (F)
#10936
Caroline Gordon married Gorham Bunker, son of Jonathan Bunker and Polly Smith, in 1828; His 2nd wife.
Her married name was Bunker.

Smith Bunker (M)
b. 02 Jan 1799, d. 02 Nov 1814, #10507
Smith Bunker was born on 2 January 1799. He was the son of Jonathan Bunker and Polly Smith. Smith Bunker died on 2 November 1814 at age 15; Single.

Polly Bunker (F)
b. 22 Jan 1801, #5293
Polly Bunker married James Bird, son of James Bird and Nancy ?. Polly Bunker was born on 22 January 1801. She was the daughter of Jonathan Bunker and Polly Smith.
Polly Bunker They have 5 children and live in Union Co., Ohio. Her married name was Bird.
Children of James Bird and Polly Bunker:
Gorham Bird
William Bird
Olive Bird
Albert Bird
James Bird
James Bird (M)
#5290
James Bird was the son of James Bird and Nancy ?. James Bird married Polly Bunker, daughter of Jonathan Bunker and Polly Smith.

Love Bunker (F)
b. 16 Mar 1802, #10502
Love Bunker married Asa Norton; They had 5 children. Love Bunker was born on 16 March 1802. She was the daughter of Jonathan Bunker and Polly Smith.
Her married name was Norton.
Asa Norton (M)
#10510
Asa Norton married Love Bunker, daughter of Jonathan Bunker and Polly Smith; They had 5 children.

James Bunker (M)
b. 30 Mar 1804, #10508
James Bunker married Julia Roe, daughter of William Roe; They had 5 children and lived in Oberlin, Ohio. James Bunker was born on 30 March 1804. He was the son of Jonathan Bunker and Polly Smith.
James Bunker These families (William, Gorham, and James Bunker) did not reside at Nantucket. Not of Nantucket.
Children of James Bunker and Julia Roe:
William Bunker   (04 Feb 1829)
Franklin Bunker   (08 Nov 1830 - 30 Aug 1847)
Harriett Bunker   (13 Aug 1833)
Judson Bunker   (11 May 1835)
Emily E. Bunker   (01 May 1837)
Nancy J. Bunker   (07 Jul 1839)
Freeman Bunker   (28 Aug 1841)
Julia Roe (F)
#10514
Julia Roe was the daughter of William Roe. Julia Roe married James Bunker, son of Jonathan Bunker and Polly Smith; They had 5 children and lived in Oberlin, Ohio. These families (William, Gorham, and James Bunker) did not reside at Nantucket. Not of Nantucket.

Lydia Bunker (F)
b. 28 Dec 1806, d. 08-1848, #10503
Lydia Bunker died -08-1848. She married Elias Becket. Lydia Bunker was born on 28 December 1806. She was the daughter of Jonathan Bunker and Polly Smith.
Her married name was Becket.
Elias Becket (M)
#10511
Elias Becket married Lydia Bunker, daughter of Jonathan Bunker and Polly Smith.

Freeman Bunker (M)
b. 19 May 1808, #10509
Freeman Bunker was born on 19 May 1808. He was the son of Jonathan Bunker and Polly Smith. Freeman Bunker married Chloe Norton, daughter of Samuel Norton and Mary Norton, in 1830; (m. 10-1830).
Freeman Bunker Of Maine.
Children of Freeman Bunker and Chloe Norton:
Jonathan Bunker   (02 Jan 1833)
Mary Bunker   (08 May 1836)
Lois Bunker   (21 Oct 1839)
Chloe Norton (F)
b. 05 Jan 1798, #10516
Chloe Norton was born on 5 January 1798. She was the daughter of Samuel Norton and Mary Norton. Chloe Norton married Freeman Bunker, son of Jonathan Bunker and Polly Smith, in 1830; (m. 10-1830).
Chloe Norton of Maine. Her married name was Bunker.

Elisa Bunker (F)
b. 19 Feb 1809, #10504
Elisa Bunker married Joel R. Smith. Elisa Bunker was born on 19 February 1809. She was the daughter of Jonathan Bunker and Polly Smith.
Elisa Bunker resided in Illinois. Her married name was Smith.
Joel R. Smith (M)
#10512
Joel R. Smith married Elisa Bunker, daughter of Jonathan Bunker and Polly Smith.
Joel R. Smith resided; They lived in Illinois.

Sally Bunker (F)
b. 19 Feb 1811, d. 1846, #10500
Sally Bunker married Smith Woods. Sally Bunker was born on 19 February 1811. She was the daughter of Jonathan Bunker and Polly Smith. Sally Bunker died in 1846 at Iowa.
Her married name was Woods.
Smith Woods (M)
d. 1846, #10501
Smith Woods married Sally Bunker, daughter of Jonathan Bunker and Polly Smith. Smith Woods died in 1846 at Iowa.

Source:  Database of the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record, Nantucket Historical Association (created from records collected by Eliza Starbuck Barney (1802-1889)).[14]


More About Jonathan and Polly Bunker's Children
(For more information on their daughter, Polly, click here.)

William Bunker
“N-165    WILLIAM 7 (See N-91), b 28 Mch 1796 Farmington, Me., and bp 9 Oct 1796 Farmington, Maine (MV); d Nov 1848 Parma, Ohio; m NANCY ANNIS; prob lived New York State; listed census Royalton, Ohio 1830; widow appointed admrx his estate 29 June 1850. Final account of his estate, filed by widow Nancy as admrx March 1854, resulted in case of Timothy S. Bunker as Gdn of Royal K., Charles W., William, Olive, Christina, and Nancy L. Bunker, minor children of William deceased, vs Nancy Bunker and Stephen V. Bunker regarding sale of real estate, dated April 1854 (Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Probate Court). Widow and last 8 children listed 1856 census Eldora, Hardin County, Iowa, census stating they had been in Iowa 2 years. Not found in 1860 census Hardin County, Iowa. She d 8 Feb 1865. See “Barney Papers” on Nantucket microfilm 2:191.
    I MAHALA 8, b 24 June 1824; m DANIEL CONDON.
    II ELECTA 8, b 27 Feb 1827; m IRA H. OWEN.
    III TIMOTHY SMITH 8, b 20 Jan 1829 Ohio; res (1854) Parma, Ohio, when concerned in
         above court case, and res (1856) Eldora, Iowa.
    IV STEPHEN VAN R. 8, b 1831 Ohio; res (1854) Parma, Ohio, when concerned in above
         court case, and res (1856) Eldora, Iowa.
    V ROYAL KENNETH 8, b @ 1834 Ohio; res (1856) Eldora, Iowa.
    VI CHARLES WILSON 8, b 13 June 1835 Ohio; res (1854) Parma, Ohio and (1856) Eldora,
         Iowa; d 5 Jan 1860 (N. Film 2:141) or 4 Jan 1860 Old Buckingham, near Traer, Tama
         County, Iowa. See:  IOWA JOURNAL OF HISTORY AND POLITICS X:14462;
         ANNALS OF IOWA, 3rd Series 16:141; HISTORY TAMA COUNTY, IOWA, p 1070;
         TAMA NEWS HERALD, Tama, Iowa issue 18 July 1940.
    VII WILLIAM 8, b 1838 Ohio; res (1854) Parma, Ohio and (1856) Eldora, Iowa; D 5 Jan
          1860 or 4 Jan 1860. See references quoted above under brother Charles Wilson 8.
    VIII OLIVE 8, b 19 Dec 1840 Ohio; res (1854) Parma, Ohio and (1856) Eldora, Iowa; unm.
    IX CHRISTINA 8, b 1 Mch 1842 Ohio; res (1854) Parma. Ohio and (1856) Eldora, Iowa;
         m…… DOCTOR.
    X NANCY LaVONA 8, b 1 Feb 1844 in or near Parma Twp., Ohio; d 26 June 1924 Joplin,
        Mo.; m 2 Aug 1869 MOSES WILLIAM CLAY, b 18 Apr 1841 Cohoes Falls, N. Y., d
        1925 Drumright, Creek County, Okla.
Source:  Moran, Edward C., Jr., Bunker Genealogy, Volume 2, Salem, MA:  Higginson Book Company, 1965, p. 80.

    The 1850 census in Lorain county, Ohio, shows a William Bunker, 13, living with William Annis, 29.

Gorham Bunker
“N-166    GORHAM 7 (See N-91), b 7 May 1797 Industry, Maine; d 15 aug 1866 Silver Lake, Ind.; m (1) 28 Feb 1822 Cuyahoga County, Ohio, JANE SMITH; m (2) 1828 CAROLINE GORDON, b @ 1808 Vt. Listed census Royalton, Ohio, 1830. Deeded property in Champaign County, Ohio in 1839 to A. Hayes, and in 1842 to J. L. Ward, J. Wren, and J. Caretaker 2 deeds (Champaign County Deeds Q:604, R:63, S:425, T:547 and U:416). Listed census Harrison Twp., Champaign County, Ohio 1850.
N-259      I JOHN SMITH 8, b 1 Oct 1823.
                II LUCINDA 8, b @ 1829; m 20 May 1849 Miami County, Ohio, DANIEL C.
                   WOOLEY.
                III JANE 8, b 26 May 1830; d 6 Mch 1844.
                IV LOUIS G. 8, b 24 Jan 1832; m (1) NANCY ROBINSON; m (2) MELISSA
                     PRINTZ.
                V IRENE 8, b 14 July 1834 Ohio; d May 1858; m 2 Jan 1853 Hardin County, Ohio,
                   DAVID WEAVER.
N-259A   VI FREEMAN 8, b 14 Apr 1837 Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
                VII MARTHA 8, b 2 Nov 1843; m 29 Oct 1865 Hardin County, Ohio, AMOS
                      WOOLEY of Atwood, Indiana.
                VIII ALVIRA M. 8, b 1849; m WILLIAM HANCY (or NANCY).
                IX MARY A. 8, b 1852.
Source:  Moran, Edward C., Jr., Bunker Genealogy, Volume 2, Salem, MA:  Higginson Book Company, 1965, ps. 80-1.

Love Bunker
    “The first marriage in Royalton was that of Asa NORTON and Lovey BUNKER. Esquire J.B. STEWART performing the ceremony.  The bride belonged to the family after whom Bunker Hill was named.  She must have been a handsome bride for even in old age she was fair to look upon…”
Source:  Wickham, Mrs. Gertrude Van Rensselaer (ed.), Memorial to the Pioneer Women of the Western Reserve, Woman's Department of the Cleveland Centennial Commission, 1896.

James Bunker
“N-167    JAMES 7 (See N-91), b 30 Apr 1804 Industry, Me.; m JULIA ROE, b 29 Oct 1808; listed census Royalton, Ohio 1830.
    I WILLIAM 8, b 1 Feb 1829; res (1909) Gilead, Mich.; m ANN.
    II FRANKLIN 8, b 8 Nov 1830; d 30 Aug 1847.
    III HARRIET 8, b 13 Aug 1833.
    IV JAMES JUDSON 8, b 11 May 1835; d 9 Aug 1858; unm.
    V EMILY E. 8, b 1 May 1837; res (1909) Tipton, Iowa; m HIRAM HAWLEY.
    VI NANCY J. 8, b 7 July1839; resided Oberlin, Ohio; m JAMES BARTLETT.
    VII FREEMAN 8, b 28 Aug 1841.
Source:  Moran, Edward C., Jr., Bunker Genealogy, Volume 2, Salem, MA:  Higginson Book Company, 1965, p. 81.

Freeman Bunker
“N-168    FREEMAN 7 (See N-91), b 19 May 1808; d 2 Dec 1897; m Oct 1830 CHLOE NORTON, b 5 Jan 1798; d 6 Jan 1886; both bur Woodvale Cemetery, Middleburg Twp., Ohio.
    I JONATHAN 8, b 2 Jan 1833; d 22 June 1905 aet 72; m (1) 1860 CLARINDA WING,
      divorce; m (2) 1867 CAROLINE DUBLEE b @ 1842, d 13 Jan 1912 aet 70.
    II MARY 8, b 8 May 1836 Royalton, Ohio; m GEORGE W. MORRILL.
    III LOIS 8, b 21 Oct 1839; m Oct 1858 ORMAN LELAND SMITH; resided Ohio.
Source:  Moran, Edward C., Jr., Bunker Genealogy, Volume 2, Salem, MA:  Higginson Book Company, 1965, p. 81.

    “Lois, daughter of Jonathan (should read Freeman) BUNKER, was a successful schoolteacher and possessed of much literary talent.  Her sister, Mrs. MORRELL, was a fine scholar and music teacher.”
Source:  Wickham, Mrs. Gertrude Van Rensselaer (ed.), Memorial to the Pioneer Women of the Western Reserve, Woman's Department of the Cleveland Centennial Commission, 1896.
 

Purchaser Year Date Residence Range Township Section
Bunker, Freeman 1832 March 10 Logan 14 03 21
Source:  Berry, Ellen T. and Berry, David A., Early Ohio Settlers:  Purchasers of Land in Southwestern Ohio 1800-1840, Baltimore, MD:  Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986, pg. 43.

Eliza Bunker
    “WILLIAM SMITH, one of the early settlers of the county and a well-to-do farmer residing on section 35, Ash Grove Township, has here made his home since 1853, or for a period of thirty-nine consecutive years. His life record is as follows: He was born in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, September 7, 1834, and is a son of Joel R. Smith. The father was born in the Empire State and became one of the pioneers and the first Sheriff of Wabash County, Ind. In 1853, he came to Illinois and cast in his lot with the early settlers of Iroquois County, locating on section 35, Ash Grove Township. This was then a wild and almost unimproved region, the land was in its primitive condition, and the prairies were covered with thick grass as high as a man. Mr. Smith purchased one hundred and sixty acres of land at $2.50 per acre and began the development of a farm. In
1888, he removed to Buckley and afterward went to Olney, Ill., where he died in 1885, at the age of eighty-four years. He was married in Ohio to Eliza Bunker, who died in Buckley, and after her death he wedded Mrs. Kimball. He served as Justice of the Peace and Police Justice for many years and was a prominent and influential citizen. He held membership with the Methodist Church, and was long connected with the Masonic fraternity. In politics, he was a Whig and afterward a Republican.
    In the Smith family were the following children: Mrs., Mary Collins; who now resides in Chicago; William, whose name heads this sketch; Joel R., a resident of Kansas; Almer A., who makes his home in Watseka; Eliza, wife of Dr. Homer, of Buckley; and Daniel, the youngest child, who is living in Decatur.
    Our subject was only two years old when with his parents he removed to Indiana. He acquired a good education in the public schools and is a well-informed man. At the age of nineteen he came with his parents to Iroquois County and aided in the development of a new farm until 1859, when he built a log cabin upon a tract of land, moved into it and began life for himself. His labors were interrupted, however, when, in August, 1862, he donned the blue and became a member of Company E, Seventy-sixth Illinois Infantry… January 3,1859, Mr. Smith was united in marriage with Miss Caran H. Higgenson, a native of Owen County, Ind., born February 26, 1833.”
Source:  History of Iroquois County (Illinois).


Footnotes

[1] See Appendix F for information on Quaker dates. Nantucket Vital Records has an alternate date of 17th 5 mo 1786 but that would have made him ten at the birth of his son William.
[2] His father was noted in Moran’s genealogy as having lived in Nantucket, as well as Nova Scotia (but reportedly only until 1770). He could possibly have been born in Nova Scotia but spent part of his childhood in Nantucket, or vice versa.
[3] Palmyra was situated on the then newly built Erie Canal. This would probably have been a logical place for Jonathan to settle whether he was still working as a ropemaker (the canal boats were towed by ropes attached to donkeys) or had started working in commerce, as he was 1840 (the Canal improved the movement of goods between the East Coast and the frontier).
[4] Listed in the Cuyahoga County Probate Court Marriage Index (see vol. 2, p. 21, page match 55).
[5] Ibid., see vol. 1, p. 187, p.m. 11.
[6] Ibid., see vol. 2, p. 88, p.m. 2.
[7] Shown as James Bridham in Moran’s Bunker Genealogy, p. 59. However, Barney shows him as James Bird.
[8] Listed in Cuyahoga County Probate Court Marriage Index, (see vol. 1, p. 119, p.m. 2).
[9] Ibid., see vol. 2, p. 194, p.m. 66.
[10] Note in Vital Records:  “P. R. 38—private record, from the William C. Folger genealogical records in possession of the Nantucket Historical Association (This compilation has been used because of the valuable clues it affords, but its statements should be received with caution, as it is not free from errors. It should also be understood that in many instances the events recorded did not take place in Nantucket, and in a few cases attention has been called to the question of residence.)”
[11] Note in Vital Records:  “Intention not recorded.”
[12] Note from Nancy Porter:  “Industry was settled by many folks from Martha's Vineyard. And those same folks arrived in Industry or moved to Industry in the late 1780's.  In the 1790 Census anyone living in Industry was enumerated in the Census with the inhabitants of Starks and Mercer—being a plantation West of Carr's Plantation. It wasn't ‘til 1810 that Industry was its own separate entry; and some of those same people were eventually part of the Town of Starks, New Sharon or New Vineyard—they didn't move, the town line just changed.”
[13] The Bunkers may have been in the process of moving from New York to Ohio at this point and thus were double counted on the census, both in Palmyra, NY and Royalton, OH.
[14] From the Nantucket Historical Association: “NHA staff consider the Barney Record to be its most reliable and comprehensive—although not infallible—genealogical resource.”


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