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Name: Suzie Nuckols <email@example.com> Date: 2008-02-27 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
A few years ago, Quintin Publications made up a CD of The Burnett Genealogy by Edgar A. Burnett for me. They currently have the CD's for sale for about 11.00. Also The Burnap, Burnett Genealogy by Henry Wyckoff is on line through Ancestry.com. You probably already know all of this but just in case I thought I'd pass it on!
Name: Linde Carter <LKYLNDE@hotmail.com> Date: 2008-02-22 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Hello, my husband is a descendant of Joseph/Mary Loomis (8Xg-grandparent). Just trying to connect w/ his line.
Name: Robyn Clawson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2008-02-15 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Thank you for a great website to peruse.
I am looking at the Simmons/Semans clan along th eastern shore of MD/DE and noticed your Greenwood Semans.
Kent County's Orphans, Minors & Heirs 1778-1812 (MD) lists both 9 June 1807 & 21 July 1810 the account of Rebecca Semans as the guardian of Hannah, Araminta, Sarah and Greenwood Semans, minors, passed by the Court. Then 11 June 1811 the account of William Wood & wife are listed as guardians to Hannah, Araminta, Sarah & Greenwood Seman/Simon.
Where did you find his father's name as David Semans?
Thanks for any insight.
Name: Kathryn Mereness <Mmer2000@aol.com> Date: 2008-01-02 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
I would like to make a correction to your page. James H. Bunce,d.1901 Louisville, Jefferson, KY was not the Mayor of Louisville. Joseph H. Bunce, brother of James was the Mayor. James H. Bunce was also a steamboat Captain. Both James and Joseph were in Henderson, Henderson, KY before going to Louisville. I am a Mullin and George descendant and have researched carefully to prove that James and Joseph were brothers and had many connections with the Mullin and George families of Henderson and Louisville, KY. Thank you.
Name: Jay Scourick <email@example.com> Date: 2007-12-26 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
My great grest grandfather was Jackson Bolender, son of Reuben Bolender. I have much info on our family. Please contact me at your convenience.
Name: Linda Wells <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-11-30 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Just want to thank you for all your hard work. I am researching the Wells line. George Wells married Rachel Lane. Both of Yates county N.Y. Your site was very helpful to me. Thanks again
Name: Jeff Lanphear <JEFFL6@hotmail,com> Date: 2007-11-27 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
I am a descendant of Deliverance and Mercy Nash. My GGG Granfather was Stephen Powers Lanphear who was married to their daughter Sarah Sawyer. I would love to hear from anyone interested Regards Jeff Lanphear
Name: Scott <email@example.com> Date: 2007-10-20 Comments:
In the index of kings county 1779, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bbunce77/1779KingsDistTax.html
You have it listed there as:
Abraham Handryse (?) junr.
This is Abraham Hendryx Jr. It is misspelled like this often, but we know this to be a Hendryx.
Name: Marie <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-09-27 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
I am interested in Josephine Mullin that you have posted as married to Joseph H. Bunce. My gg- grandfather was Joshua Mullin ,of Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky. He was married to Sarah Reese George. The George's came to Louisville around 1837 from Philadelphia, PA. Richard George worked about the docks and Joshua Mullin appears as a mate in the 1859 Louisville City Directory but my grandmother believed Joshua was a boat captain and was severly hurt in a boating accident that caused his death in 1869. My grandmother grew up with Joshua's wife, Sarah Reese George Mullin, in her home, so had the chance to talk of family with her grandmother. I would like to find the place of birth for Joshua and his parents. Thank you. Marie <email@example.com>
Name: ruby <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-09-08 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
I am looking for mahaffey family info the father may have been named Moses or William.The sons were William and Waldo they served in the Navy and the Army there may have been a sister named Virginia. Some are buried in West Virginia and Pennsylvania and perhaps Baltimore.Some may have lived in Penn or W Virgina Would appreciate any info Thx
Name: Bouwe Postmus <email@example.com> Date: 2007-08-13 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
I am writing to you from the Netherlands, where I am presently preparing an article about the author/playwright/publisher/literary impresario Oliver Bell Bunce (1828-1890. I am a professor of English in the University of Amsterdam.
I have found out that Oliver Bunce's father was George Washington Bunce,who was baptized on 16 January 1800 in the Episcopal Church on Broadway and Seventy-First street New York and must have died before 1840. On 15 March 1826 he married Eliza Maria Bell (c. 1802-23-02-1895). The service was conducted by the Rev. Dr. James Milnor, rector of St. George's Church. George Washington Bunce was a son of Nathaniel Bunce (1780-1849)and Cynthia Fish.
Nathaniel Bunce had a vault built in the New York City Marble Cemetery. Other relatives buried in the same vault were his wife, Cynthia Fish and his daughter-in-law Eliza Maria Bell.
I have other information which you might like to have.
Name: Mary-Jane Hooker <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-08-10 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Hi all - Hunting in the COLE line...which has used the middle name Osborn(e) many times from the a marriage of Er Cooley (yes a real fist name from the bible, all later generations seem to use the name COLE so it may be hadnwiritng interpretation) Extract form the Marriages Vol 3 1807 - City Of Springfield Mass.USA: The intention of marriage between Mr Er Cooley and Miss Abigail Osburn (sic). both of Springfield are here entered January 7th 1809. Notification posted next day. 1809 Jany Er Cooley & Abigail Osborn (sic) .The above mentioned persons were lawfully married at the time profixed totheir names, By me Bezaled Howard - Edward Pynchon Town Clerk Recorded from the original April 24 1815 By me - Edward Pynchon Town Clerk .... All I know abour Er is that he may have been a gunsmith his son Er Osborn Cole emigrted to Australia for the gold rush... any help appreciated.
Name: molly <email@example.com> Date: 2007-07-03 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
I am looking for any info on Walter Franklin Farley and his wife Phoebe Ellen Griffin, (Junction, KS). I am the great-grand daughter of the union of one of her son's Elmer E. Farley and his wife Lela Pond. Phoebe Griffin was married the first time a Samson (or Simson), then Mr Farley, later to a Mr. Butcher. What book and/or books would be the best for information on The history of Kansas?
Name: Sheri <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-05-20 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Nice website. Thought you might like the a copy of the will of Gilbert Baker whose daughter Eliza married to William S. Ellis, son of Amos Ellis.
Yates County Will Books Book F: Par 9 (1862-1863)
Gilbert Baker, died in Milo January 1, 1862
I Gilbert Baker of the town of Milo in the county of Yates and the State of New York of the age of seventy years and being of sound mind and meory in view of the uncertainty of human life do make publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner folowing that is to say:
First I give and bequeath to my wife Margaret Baker all the household funiture of which I shall die possessed Except so much as will be (something missing here)...
To Margaret Baker, Jonathan G. Baker, Gilbert D. Baker, Lucinda Baker respectively residing in the town of Miles, County of yates and Stae of new York. Lucinda Miller wife of John Miller residing in Barrington in said County, Elisa ann Ellis, wife of William S?. Ellis residing in Barrinton aforesaid. Samantha Crane, wife of Thomas F. Crane residing in Dandee? in said County, Darius W. Baker residing in Torry in said County John Baker residing at -ummers-field PA and Edward B. Lanning (or Sanning) residing in Milo aforesaid being the widow heris at law and next of kin to Gilbert Bakerof Milo in the county of Yates deceased:
Whereas Darius W. Baker one of the Executors named in a certain instrument purorting to be the last Will and Testamen - - of the said Gilbert Baker deceased has appoied to the Surrogate of the County of Yates, for the proof of the said instrument which said instrument bears date on the 14th day of October 1859 and relate to real and personal estate: Now therefore, you and each of you are herby notified and cited to be and appear (if you think fit) in the Surrogate's Court to be held by and befoer teh said Surrogate at his office in Penn Yan, in and for the county of Yates on the 29th day of January at ten o' clock in the forenoon of that day to attend the proof and probate of siad instrument purpoting to be such last will and testament.
In Testimony Whereof, The Surrogate has hereunto subscribed his name and affixed his offical seal at Penn Yan, aforesaid, this 8th day of January one thousand eight hundred and sixty two.
William S. Brigg (or Rigg)
I Gilbert D. Baker named in the within citation do hereby admit due ersonal service hereof January 8th, 1862
State of New York
yates County - - - Gilbert D. Baker of the town of Milo in said County being duly sworn doth - - - day that the serrvice to - - - citation whom theis widow named John - Baker by the Miller Edward Sanning Eliza Ellis Samantha Crane Lulcinda Baker and Margaret Baker by exhibiting the same to each of siad persons and at the same time delivering to each a copy of will and that such service was made on said - - Cynthina Miller, and Edward Sanning?, - -- 16th - - aforesaid; on the said Eliza Ellis - - - 18th -- aforesaid - - a said Samantha Lucinda & Margaret -- - 20th day of December aforesaid.
29th January 1862
William S. - - -
Don't know what this notation is
Lewsi -. -?-
John C. Baker 11
Cynthia Miller 18
- - Fanning or Lanning or Sanning 18
Eliza Ellis 18
Samantha Crane 20
- - -
Margaret Baker 2?
Name: Barb Madsen <email@example.com> Date: 2007-04-11 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
I am searching the Burnap line. We are looking at John Burnap 1655 in Reading to his father Robert. His daughter Elizabeth married Joseph Smith of Cambridge Massachusetts in 1715. We are sources the Smith line that ties with this Burnap. Any help?
Name: Linda Hammargren <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-02-05 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
I am a great great great(I think!) grandaughter of the David Morse who came to Penn Yan from Wales with Captain John Lynham Beddoe. Thanks for all the information I've found on your site. I've been trying to connect my Illinois Morse and Kutchler families to their roots in New York.
Name: Amy Bencomo <email@example.com> Date: 2007-01-31 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Thank you for posting your information. Samuel DeHaven would be my great (7) grandfather.... I guess that makes us cousins! I started this search based on family lore & as a 2nd grade class project for my son & it have been amazing to find SO much information.
I can help with later generations if you are looking for information.
Name: Heather <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-01-05 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Hoping for information on Lakemont Academy in NY, as my grandfather was president there in the 1940's/50's. Please contact me if you have any information, or know how to get any. Also, interestingly, in looking at your site, my grandmother (the above mentioned's wife) was born in Topeka (Mary Leeper), and I thought there might be a link somewhere. I'm also looking for information on her, which you might have; having done all the research for Kansas that you have done.
Name: Kenneth H. Mason <email@example.com> Date: 2006-12-14 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Just checking to see what informaton you have on Smith M. Cole b. 1790. He is my Great Great Great Grandfather.
Name: Sue Soltess <Ssoltess@sbcglobal.net> Date: 2006-11-22 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
I am looking for the will of Michael Loomis of Egremont, husband of Mary Karner. Could anyone point me to where I might find it? Thank you.
Name: aaron o sullivan <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2006-10-23 URL for your home page http://www.fromireland.net Comments:
heres a link to an irish geniological website
for anyone trying to trace irish ansestry
Name: Darla Moe <email@example.com> Date: 2006-09-18 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Hello! You have an entry here for my ancestor Chester Spencer (1810-1883), son of Abner Spencer and Hannah Macomber Spencer. Don't know if you want Spencer info. (Let me know.) Chester Spencer married Susannah Vickery, and her ancestry took me back to my first documented Mayflower line. Best Regards-Darla Bedford Moe
Name: Patrick Dignan <DIGPPA@AOL.COM> Date: 2006-09-03 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Hello. My grandfather, Tilden John Stone, had a
sister by the name of Flora E. Stone. She
married a Bunce (do not know his first or middle
name). They had a child named Neal Edward Bunce
who was born 18 August 1900 in Illinois and died
May 1980 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa. If anyone
has information regarding Flora, her husband,
and/or their son Neal please contact me at
DIGPPA@aol.com. Thank you.
Name: Beverly Hart DuVal <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2006-08-12 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
When I found your page on the Pierce family, I noted that you did not have the name of the spouse of Jane Pierce, daughter, of Abner and Betsy DEWEY PIERCE. Jane married my great-great-grandfather, Dr. Joseph Sackett HART in Dundee, Yates Co., NY, on 29 May 1853. According to Dr. Hart's obituary from an unidentified newspaper, "in 1849, he went to Virginia and bought a tract of 600 acres of land, near Chantilly, in Fairfax county." I found the couple in the 1860 census in Fairfax Co. and also in the 1870 census. By the 1880 census they were living in Washington, DC. Their grandson, Raymond Sagar HART (my grandfather) wrote a book entitled "Descendants of John and Sarah Dungan Hart of the Fifth Generation in America of the Hart Family of Warminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania," self-published in 1969, in which on p. 66, the marriage is referenced. They had four children, of whom only two lived beyond their first year: Lillian Pierce Hart (17 Apr 1855 - 13 Feb 1923) and William Lanning Hart (28 Jan 1859 - 10 Jan 1923). Jane died on 5 Sep 1888 and Joseph on 30 Dec 1892. They are buried in Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, DC. I appreciate all the work you've done to assemble your website and am pleased to be able to link my family to it.
Name: Dana Muret <email@example.com> Date: 2006-08-11 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
I am researching my Wilkinson history. I am related to Louis Wilkinson of LaPorte Indiana who moved west from New York. His father, Stephen Wilkinson is the brother of Jemima Wilkinson:the Universal Friend, originally from Rhode Island. I have found wonderful information in the book "Memoirs of the Wilkinson Family in America". I am interested in finding out more about Stephen- I believe he was a Revolutionary War soldier.
Thanks for a great site!
Name: Donald Bodeau <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2006-08-04 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
We have a complete copy of the original print edition of the Mahaffey Descendents book from 1914. One of the youngest Mahaffey's listed was my wife's grandmother. We would gladly help scan any pages that are missing from your site. We would also appreciate trading for any information you direct us to that would help us trace back beyond the descendents listed in the book.
Hope very much to hear from you,
Don and Kim Bodeau
Eau Claire Wisconsin
Name: Steven Bird <email@example.com> Date: 2006-07-15 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
I am a descendant of Thomas Bird of Hartford, CT, who died there shortly before 10 August 1662. The inventory of his estate was taken by Thomas Bunce of Hartford, your ancestor, with the assistance of John Cole. Please e-mail me; I would like to compare notes on the Bunce and Cole families. I have also located a marriage record for a Robert Cull (perhaps Cole?) and a Mary Bird in Northamptonshire, which may be relevant.
Thanks in advance,
Name: Braxton Lewis <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2006-06-06 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
I'm just curious as to why you have The American's Creed, written by my Great-Grandfather on your site?
Name: Mary Lou <email@example.com> Date: 2006-05-27 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
After years of research I have finally found first wife of Uriah P. Townsend (my 2nd-great grandfather), son of Uriah Townsend and Dolly Fox. She was Almira Beal, d of John Beal and Lydia Smith. Died in NY prior to death of her father and I have his will, showing that her portion went to children that I have documented and mentions Uriah P by name. I also have just found proof that Uriah was alive as late as 1881 but was deceased prior to 1900 census. I can't find him on the 1880 census, but could be unreadable name.
Name: Eric Reid <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2006-05-19 Comments:
Just a note. As far as I know, the middle generation here did not exist. If you look at the birth dates, it's clear that the second Robert Hungerford did not have Eleanor when he was 5 years old. The second Robert Hungerford was the brother of Eleanor (?), not the father, meaning all the ancestors of his wife are not related to our line. Can anyone confirm or correct this?
Eleanor Alice Hungerford b.ca. 1436, in Swanborne, England. She m. John White (14).
Robert Hungerford Lord b. 1431; d. 18 May 1464 (??) in Newcastle; buried in Salisbury, Cathedral, England. He m. Eleanor nes de Moleyns (18), ca. 1441. Children:
Robert Hungerford Lord b. 1405; d. 18 May 1459 (??). Burial in Salisbury, Cathedral, England. He m. Margaret Botreaux (20).
Name: J.R. Maxwell <email@example.com> Date: 2006-05-13 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Came across this Bunce/Bunts/Bonts in Kansas line recently. They appear to have originated in Canada. I don't (at least in U.S.) find a connection to the Bunts line I am researching; thought this info. might clear up a mystery for someone.
1860 Emmaline Dice age 10 b.PA, found in her parents home, John & Julia Dice;Union twp, Fulton Co., IN M653/260 pg.515
Have not found Frank/Jacob Franklin/Jacob in the 1860 census to date.
Jacob Franklin Bunts m. Emma Dice 1866, Will Co., IL.
1870 3wd Amboy, Lee Co., IL M593/246 pg.218
Bunce, Frank 25 RR conductor Canada both parents foreign born
Emma 20 b.IN
Clarence 1 IL Father foreign born
1880 Monmouth, Shawnee Co., KS T9/0397 pg.247B
Emma Bonts dau married 29 PA miliner PA PA
Clarence Bonts grandson single 11 IL wks on farm
Found in the home of Emma's parents John & Julia Dice.
1900 2wd Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS T623/500 pg.251
Gregory, Emma dau 7/1849 50 widowed 2 born/1 living PA PA PA
Found in her mother's home; Julia Dice.
1900 34wd Chicago, Cook Co., IL T623/289 pg.131
Bunts, Clarence 10/1868 31 married 5 IL IL PA harpist
Linda wife 12/1869 30 married 5 1 born/1 living IN KY IL
James H. son 5/1897 3 IL IL IN
1910 3wd Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS T624/457 pg.3
Gregory, Emma 60 widow 2 born/1 living PA PA PA
Bunts, James H. 12 single IL IL IN
1912 Topeka City Directory
pg.255 Gregory, Emma (widow of Julian S.), r 1135
(1/6) 1920 Dona Ana,Los Crucas, New Mexico T625/1075 pg.170
Bunts, James R head 22 IL IL IN civil engineer/state highway
Ida wife 22 IL IL IL
Dolore dau ?/12 KS IL IL
Gregory, Emma mother 70 PA PA PA
C. Warner & J. McClenahan report that James Howard Bunts m. Ida Sopia Dubinsky; and Emma Dolores Bunts m. William Dubart Marleau; family recall.
See CA death index:
James Howard Bunts b.5/8/1897 IL d.1/3/1980 San Diego, CA. Mother's maiden name Thomas
Ila Bunts b.3/1/1897 IL d.3/1/1972 San Diego, CA.
Dolores E. Marleau b.4/5/1919 d.6/25/2005 San Diego, CA See the SSDI at rootsweb.com
Name: George Payne <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2006-04-18 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
A nice site, which reflects your hard work. I'm interested in the Marin line, through George Marin's daughter Margaret (Sussex County NJ) who married George Gates (Sr.) and moved west to Ohio.
Name: Rosemary Rowlands <email@example.com> Date: 2006-04-06 URL for your home page http://edweb.fdu.edu/faculty/rowlandsr/Rowlandsfamily/index.html Comments:
Happy Easter in advance. I just passed your URL on to a cousin of ours in England. He's the one who sent me the family shield. His name is Terry Bunce.
Thank you so much for putting up William Tyler Page's "The American's Creed." In this "global" culture, my colleagues and I are always looking for documents that define "American." This one does a lovely and fertile job.
Name: Eleanore Gauvin <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2006-03-16 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Searching for Boucher in Millbury, MA Just on my way to your site.
Name: J Lawson <email@example.com> Date: 2006-03-12 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
My ggg grandfather Elias Duren was a miner in Eldorado County, Ca in the 1850 census. He was from Weakley Co., Tn. This is my brick wall. I can not find him after 1850. His wife (Lucy and son Jonathan) went to Ark and then to Missouri. I have enjoyed this site. Keep up the good work.
Name: J.R. Maxwell <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2006-03-07 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Thank you for posting the list of marriages. This helped me clarify that it was indeed a Harriet Bunce that married George Kenward. D. Willaford & I had suspected it was as Harriet Bunce was living with them in 1860 Ravenna, Portage Co., OH. These ladies may have been the daughters of Richard Bunce/Bunts & Catherine J. LKU (NY>bfr 7/1838 Ellsworth,OH>bfr 6/1860 Portage Co.,OH). This Richard b.~1808 NY is probably the son of Conrad Bunts & Elizabeth Williams, who settled in Ellsworth (then Trumbull & now Mahoning Cos.).
Name: Gloria Bunce <email@example.com> Date: 2006-02-13 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Lisa Great web site!! our Bunces are New Yorkers--Starting with Lodewick-Jacob, Valentine,Edson, Ward & my husband Richard. Great work. Gloria
Name: Deb <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2006-01-21 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Great site! You've done a lot of work. I may have some additional information for you on the Cole line. Contact me if you wish to compare notes. Thank you and...keep up the good work!
Name: Rebecca Westerfield <Hon111144@aol.com> Date: 2005-12-31 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Have information on Tomlinson, May, Milholland dates etc
Name: Bill Bunce <email@example.com> Date: 2005-11-14 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Bonnie, You have a very interesting site. You're obviously very interested in your heritage. With as few Bunce's as there are, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if somehow we are related.
I'm researching the Bunce lineage that has lived in the Chester, PA area since ca. 1860. I have tracked back to my gggrandparents Patrick and Margaret (Manion or Manning) Bunce, both of whom emigrated from Ireland. I believe Patrick, along with brothers James and Thomas (and possible other brothers or cousins Martin and/or Michael originally lived in Brooklyn, New York in 1850. Based on research to date, my best guess is that Patrick's county of origin was County Kerry.
Name: Cris <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2005-11-07 URL for your home page http://1--q.com/ Comments:
Very good site! I like it! I just wanted to pass on a note to let you know what a great job you have done with this site..Thanks!
Name: Renee Henderson <email@example.com> Date: 2005-11-03 URL for your home page http://www.30acondosandhomes.com Comments:
Your web site is very good. I like how you have your information displayed.
Name: thomas green/bunce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2005-10-26 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
i found this site good
Name: Gary Popp <email@example.com> Date: 2005-10-25 Comments:
My Great Grandmother was Elizabeth Wilkinson Ott. She Married Jacob Elmer Ott. Jacob was Supervisor Of Mines here on the Potomac River. He met Elizabeth on a business trip to Missouri. There is little known about her family. I can't seem to find any record of her birth. Parents or anything. Jacob is from Penn. They are both buried there. Attached are death records and a link
of the Ott side. Your help would be appreceated. Thanks.
Name: Barbara Payne Freimuth <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2005-05-15 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Jerusha Bunce, daughter of Aaron Bunce and Elizabeth Gross of Lebanon CT, was my 4x gr-grandmother. She married Erastus E. Payne of Lebanon/Windham, CT.
I am very curious about Simon Gross, Jerusha's maternal grandfather. I have seen him also listed as Captain Simeon Gross. I'd like to know if Simon/Simeon fought in the American Revolution. I've requested records for a Simon Gross from the DAR, but I'm not sure if he's the same fellow.
Any help appreciated!
Barbara Payne Freimuth
St. Louis, MO
Name: Dean Wolbach <email@example.com> Date: 2005-05-07 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Your site is definitely a work of love. Thank you for your research and putting it "free" out here for all to see.
Name: Linda Wagner <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2005-01-31 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Your work is fantastic! I am a descendent of Hiram Plynn Carner of Pennsylvania who may be from the Karner family you discuss (Lodowick, Andrew). I'm sure I will be using some of the resources you used in my search. If you have any suggestions for me, please let me know. Again, I am so impressed with your research and presentation.
Name: Trish Gilliland <email@example.com> Date: 2005-01-30 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
I picked up a lot of information and am very hopeful about making a connection that will cut down my serch time for missing kinfolks.
Thanks a lot for puting up a very nice site.
Name: Jackie Watson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2004-12-01 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Hi, Great site! We are cousins. Our line goes down from Elizabeth Loomis m. Joel Crippen to Bonnie Adams living. Have posted our line on rootsweb.
Name: William McMasters <williammcmasters @msn.com> Date: 2004-11-12 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
descendant of Joseph Loomis and Mary White
Name: Marcia Laird Kohl <email@example.com> Date: 2004-10-20 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
My brick wall is: the parents of my great grandfather, Wesley Bunce. He declared in census records that he was b. OH, 1838-1842. In no record I have found to date was he living with parents - or even one parent. He was a CW vet, I have his file. No clues. I have his marriages, children, everything I need - except his parents and possible siblings. To my knowledge, no siblings, either, listed formally or any other way. I'm inspired, tho, and determined, so I search and wait, maybe they'll find me!
Name: Kevin Mahaffy <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2004-10-17 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
I enjoyed your site and the information that you have on the Mahaffys. I am currently working on a family tree project and can only go back so far. I get to William Mahaffy from Armagh Ireland, but have no dates on him or his wife Mary Ann. Your site goes back really far and I would like to make the connection (if there is one) to William.
I also enjoyed the family crest. It isn't one of those fake ones that you can buy. It also appears that John Mahaffy says that correct spelling for that crest is Mahaffy, so that really got me energized and excited.
Name: Anne Brooks Willis <email@example.com> Date: 2004-10-10 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Joseph Burnap married Tabitha Eaton, daughter of John Eaton(son of William Eaton and Martha Jenkins) and Elizabeth Kendall(daughter of Thomas Kendall and Elizabeth ___).
My descent is from this Joseph's son, Isaac Burnap and his wife, Susanna Emerson. Their daughter Rebecca married David Nichols and they moved to Gardner, MA.
I am also descended from John Walton who married Joseph's daughter, Martha, by his second wife, Mary (Swain)Williams, widow of John Williams of Newbury. Mary's parents were Benjamin Swain and Margaret Pierpont. John Walton and Mary Swain were the parents of Bridget Walton who married Thaddeus Taylor.
Benjamin Swain was the son of Major Jerimiah Swain and Mary Smith. The Jerimiah Swain who married Sarah Burnap, sister of Isaac and of Martha, was a cousin of Mary Swain.
Name: leslie allen <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2004-08-24 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Rory (Rora) Bunce and Elizabeth Olcutt. Their daughter Sarah Bunce who married Silas Nash Jr.
Name: Anne Tyler Magierski <email@example.com> Date: 2004-08-20 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
While searching for more information about my grandfather, William Tyler Page, who wrote The American's Creed, I found your site via a search engine. At the next meeting of our genealogy club, the program will be "Show and Tell". I plan to take a copy of the Creed, handwritten for my Mother and tell them a bit about the history of it. Too bad they don't recite it in schools any more. thanks for including it on your website.
Name: Katie Marie Reynolds <Katie_Jacob4@hotmail.com> Date: 2004-08-12 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
My Grannie was Lola Mae Reasoner and i wanted to say your web is AWESOME
Name: Michele Bunce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2004-07-12 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
This is a great site .... a lot of hard work, I'm sure!
Name: Phyllis Sommer <PanseyFace13@aol.com> Date: 2004-05-25 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Hi Bonnie,Another Bunce cousin out here.Thanks for all the wonderful info on the internet.You've done so much research & it's just a blessing to us who can't get out to libraries & etc.anymore.You are truly an internet ANGEL.Phyllis W.(who goes back to Thomas Bunce)
Name: Rick Paddock <email@example.com> Date: 2004-04-16 Comments:
One of the best family history pages I have viewed. Exactly the way I am doing my family history... mixing history with pedigrees. Wish I knew how you did it....remarkable!
Name: Luther Davenport <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2004-03-23 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
I decend from the McAfee's that lived in Scotland , moved to Ireland , and later America . My line is the family of brothers that explored and settled the Salt River area of central Kentucky. Can you offer any help connecting my line to the early , early Mcfie's in Scotland
Name: Kevin Mahaffy <email@example.com> Date: 2004-01-29 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
I am a Mahaffy from the Michigan area. If anyone out there has information about the Mahaffys around there, please share. I believe (and am still doing soem research on it), that Hugh Mahaffy, of Armgah(sp?), Ireland is related. From what I understand, we came into Canada and then down to Michigan. Hugh had brothers, James and John.
Name: Mark Aldred Bunce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2004-01-27 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Hi, Liked the site a lot. Don't know if there is a family connection but who knows :-)
Mark Bunce, Ibthorpe, Andover, Hampshire, UK (originally from Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK.
Name: Earl DeHaven <email@example.com> Date: 2004-01-21 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Great work Bonnie; I wish I had your skill.
Name: Brenda (Bunce) Enzie <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2003-12-12 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Hi Bonnie....And ALL Bunce Families..
I think your site is very informative and interesting. It's clear that a lot of research went into its making. Good Job!
Brenda (Bunce) Enzie
Name: Leland K. Meitzler <Leland@HeritageCreations.com> Date: 2003-12-03 URL for your home page http://heritagecreations.com Comments:
I just ran across your site while searching for information on the 1873 Yates County History. You don't happen to have produced an index to the volumes while you were at it, do you? The GEDCOM project must have taken you a long while! Congratulations on a job well done.
Name: Carroll Ward <email@example.com> Date: 2003-11-18 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Bonnie, I have been to your site many times now and always enjoy it. You have worked so hard and you are really appreciated by many Bunce researchers!
Carroll (nee Bunce)
Name: Phyllis H. Van Zandt <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2003-10-11 Comments:
I'm a LaFever descendent - will forward your web page to a cousin. You have done an amazing amount of work.
Name: Maxine Fuller Bluhm <email@example.com> Date: 2003-10-10 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
I was surprised to find your site on Rootsweb, and how happy I am. I am researching the Andrews, Briggs, Corey, and Tanner lines. I found so much information in the "History and Directory of Yates County, New York" by S. C. Stafford a great help. Thanks! You have a great site.
Name: terry bunce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2003-09-26 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Researching the Bunce family name in England.
Name: Debra Summers <email@example.com> Date: 2003-09-01 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Name: Robert N. Going <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2003-07-11 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Thanks so much for preserving the old FIDOnet threads! I have a good number of the messages printed out in a box in the attic somewhere. Great to know they didn't die!
Name: Allen John Mallory <email@example.com> Date: 2003-05-24 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Bonnie, I hadn't seen your web site before. You have done a lot of work. Thank you for the detail on De Haven's and the Yates county detail.
Name: Susan Harnwell <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2003-05-18 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
I would like to contact you about the Miller and Spangler families of Yates Co., NY. Please let me know your name and e-mail address, as my system cannot mail out of your website. Thanks very much for all your work. I look forward to hearing from you.
Name: Rosemary Rowlands <email@example.com> Date: 2003-04-25 URL for your home page http://portfolio.fdu.edu/wsc/rowlands/Rowlands/Rowlandsfamilypage.ht Comments:
It's been a long time. I love your seasonal approach to the graphics here and wish you a lovely Spring. The help you provided when I was beginning my family research and webpage was immeasurable. My pages are coming along (and you are mentioned accompanied by a link to your page in my Bunce section). As usual, and I'm sure you know this too well, I have more material than I can ever get organized and online. I take small bites as I have time, and the project is shaping up - no small thanks to you!
Many thanks for the help, Happy Spring, and Compliments on the pretty graphics!
Rosemary Rowlands (of the Rowlands/Bunce/Suffern/delaMontaigne/Treanor line)
Name: Barbara Warne <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2003-04-11 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
I have been researching the family of John Russell Mehaffey,older brother of James Mehaffey who I believe is Estella May Bunce's Grandfather. I have lived in a century+ brick farmhouse for 30 years and I am trying to find out if the Mehaffeys were the original occupants and builders of my home in Cambridge Ohio. They owned the land from 1836-1868. Finding the tax records and deeds is my current challenge to establish when the house was actually
built. Your site has been very helpful in sorting out the Mehaffey family. My hope is to eventually find early pictures of the home and it's original owners.
Name: Karen Johnston <email@example.com> Date: 2003-03-21 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Your site is wonderful. Really easy to get around in. I am looking for John and Elizabeth(anderson)Clark in Ind.1822-on, Thier 8 children, grandchildren, etc.Some surbames: Clark, Stipe, Bassett, Stewart, Rerick, Bunce,Yeagar,Wilkinson. Maybe found in Mo. Mostly in Iowa. Now I am trying to find Isaac and Samantha Rerick's children and spouse's. Right now working on Ida (Rerick) Bunce(unknown name for spouse) thank you Karen in Id.
Name: Terry Bunce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2003-02-09 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
its been a long time since I wrote to you last. Doing well on the English side of the Bunce Family.
Anyone reading this with a connection to Bunce in Luton, England area, or North London, I would be interested. Best wishes to all you Bunces
Does anyone want information on the bunce family crest?
Name: John K Cole <email@example.com> Date: 2003-01-23 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Nice site,not my Cole's either.
Name: Susan Bladykas <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2003-01-21 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Very nice site - I have found it very informative.
I am researching the family of my g-g grandfather Allen Bunce b.1825 NY. His daughter Mary Ann married Henry Clay Velsor.
Name: S Hoard <email@example.com> Date: 2003-01-06 URL for your home page http://sjhoard.tripod.com/hoardfamilygenealogysite/ Comments:
Thanks so much for all of your hard work!
Looking forward to the completion of the History of Yates Co., NY for the surname of HOARD.
Name: Tricia Neal Teiber <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2002-12-11 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
I have enjoyed your website tonight. I was looking at the Graham's from Yates Co., New York that moved to Ohio then to Tazewell Co., Illinois then married a McGinnis that moved to Kansas.
I was raised in Topeka Kansas and took some courses at Washburn, my Mother, sister, brother-in-law and others graduated from Washburn. My Mother did alot of work there so I spent many hours there as a child and took summer school classes there in college.
My Kansas family is made up of Coffman, Vincent, Padgett, Neal, McGinnis and so many more!
Are you related to any of these?
Name: daniel van guilder <email@example.com> Date: 2002-12-10 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
i am descended from the Guilder hollow vanguilders...it was interesting to browse your info....i have been out to stockbridge,egremont, great barrington, and also the granville,n.y. area as well as the stockbridge(mohican)
reservation in Bowler, wi.....take care,
& MERRY CHRISTmas!
Name: Tama Lea Bush <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2002-12-07 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
i saw several possible connections between your family and mine. on my momsside, Chapman/Baldwin; on my fathers side Bush/Redman. As well as Harris, Taylor, Davis Bigger/s families.
Name: Anne Spencer Yankura <email@example.com> Date: 2002-12-05 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Hi Bunces!! My line (CT) goes through thusly: Thomas,Thomas, Jr., Joseph, Gideon, Charles,(he of the 2 wives and 16 children), Walter, Antoinette (she married my grandfather, A.J. Spencer , they had Walter Bunce Spencer, my father)
Thanks for the site, Bonnie. Great job.
Name: Anne Spencer Yankura <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2002-12-05 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Hi Bunces!! My line (CT) goes through thusly: Thomas,Thomas, Jr., Joseph, Gideon, Charles,(he of the 2 wives and 16 children), Walter, Antoinette (she married my grandfather, A.J. Spencer , they had Walter Bunce Spencer, my father)
Name: Janet <email@example.com> Date: 2002-12-04 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Your site was very informative. I have Cress/Kress/Gress's in my lineage too. My ancestor is Johann Carl (Charles) Kress who came to America July 1752 with his brothers. They settled in the Scranton area after a bit. I don't have the information on your ancestor to connect us, but I know it's there in the book somewhere. I love the decor on the site.
Name: Janet Lowe <JanetLowe40@msn.com> Date: 2002-11-11 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
I am also decended through the Barnet Cole line, by his son, James Barnet Cole. I was wondering if anyone in the family has joined the DAR. I have been thinking about it, but I have no idea how to do the genealogy required to prove eligibility.
I was excited when I saw you information about Barnet. I sent it to my sister, who is better than I at this sort of thing. She was impressed too. I printed a copy for her records.
Just wanted to ask the DAR question and say thanks for the great information on your site.
Name: Harold Wesley <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2002-11-03 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
We are very interested in the Mahaffy genealogy as my wife Ann is a direct descendent of Samuel Mahaffay who settled in Illinois about 1830. Samuel probably came from the Dromore or Drumleene area with a brother and a sister and were first known in the central NY area. Also he may have come with his parents.
Ann and I just returned from a month in Ireland where we spent a week in the above area, then 2 weeks in Belfast and Dublen.
We would be very interested in documentation of the early Mahaffys in Ireland and their arrival in the America's.
Name: sharon davison sauerbier <email@example.com> Date: 2002-09-28 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
I just love your site. You have done a very nice job.
Name: James Barnet Cole <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2002-09-09 URL for your home page http://www.geocities.com/halbhufnerde Comments:
Hola, I am descendant of Robert Cole(s), husband of Mary Hawkhurst (Hawxhurst) and son of Nathaniel Coles from England.
I am very impressed with this website, it contain histories I am looking for concern my ancestors.
I am descendant of James Barnet Cole, son of Barnard Barnett Cole who is son of Barnet Cole and Susanna Walkup.
James B. Cole
Name: Esther Griffin <Eltiemblo> Date: 2002-08-26 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Preparing a list of descendants of Irish immigrants, John and (Mary) Ellen Mooney Powers of Reading area and Yates Co. Includes Powers who married John Cullen, George Vickery, James McDonald, William H. Bannon, Michael P. Griffin, Isaac Newton Green, Charles Bradley. and their children & descendants. Will share!
Name: Priscilla F. Weir <email@example.com> Date: 2002-08-24 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Hi Bonnie...I've been working (and finally finished) Spence
family in Yates county. Your addition of the Cleveland
info will be a big help for many. Good job. Thanks.
Name: lois decoteau <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2002-08-11 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
am looking for any info on cordelia loomis born 1832, married
royal lowell 1848 in kalamazoo, michigan. royal was born in victor, ny 1919?
moved to iowa. they had 6 children one of which was my grndfather thomas harrison lowell.
cant find her anywhere as yet. need help. Lois
Name: Patti Ellis <email@example.com> Date: 2002-07-19 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
I have enjoyed your website very much, it was referred to my by another Mehaffey relative.
My maternal ggrandmother is Fanny Belle Mehaffey, daughter of Samuel B. and Amelia Tuttle. If you would like the information I have on her, her family, picture, etc. I will be happy to send it to you.
Name: Robert Allen Bunce I <toobeeoarknot@TDS.NET> Date: 2002-06-10 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Extremely interesting history; I'm looking for lineage linking Howard, Russell, Lois & Opal Bunce, Father John Alvin Bunce of Michigan, Brothers Frederick & Marion, & Other siblings.
John's parents, Mary Campbell & George (not yet confirmed) Bunce. WILL SEARCH ON! Thank you for sharing your History.
Name: joe Patterson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2002-06-01 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
can you contact me please bonnie.... lost your email addy....
Name: Lovaine Bunce <email@example.com> Date: 2002-05-17 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
I came across your site quite by chance. I am married to Malcolm Bunce and have two children Helen and Peter. We live about one mile away from Eton College in Berkshire, England. There are quite a few Bunces in this area - nice to read about American "cousins".
Regards to you all.
Name: Sylvia Hill <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2002-04-14 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
I am looking for a Mary Ethel Miller and I found one here married to a Arthur P. Rodgers.
Would you by any chance know how I could find more information on Mary to see if she is the one I am looking for?
Name: Jennifer Bunce <email@example.com> Date: 2002-03-08 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
I am doing research to find documentation for my DAR registration. Do you know of any Bunce family decendants fought in the American Revolution? If so, I would appreciate any information you can share with me.
Name: Leonard Joseph Cole, III <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2002-03-01 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Started researching the family history in 1973 at Natonal Archives in Washington DC, but was stymied by large gaps in the Census' records (due to fires). So, except for casualy discussions among siblings and an uncle, it got shoved on the (way) back burner until the past 18 months. I'm the oldest child in my immediate family of 6 children and the oldest grandchild of my paternal grandparents (13 grandchildren altogether). My siblings noticed that I had recollections of things that no one except our father's sibling would know, and was urged to try to collect what information I could before everyone from the generation prior to ours is deseased.
My family are descendants of Leonard John and Mary Strife Cole of Carthage, NY (Adirondaks near Watertown and Ft. Drum. Family tree seems to end there. Both Leonard and Mary would have had to been born no later than 1890, as my paternal grandfather, Leonard Joseph (Pop), was born in 1908. (From here to present we've got it down pat, since it really is a no-brainer.)
Leonard Joseph had two brothers, John (NYC) and Jeremiah (MD), and a much older half sister, Elizabeth, whose mother's name is unknown.
Supposedly my family's name is Americanized Dutch (or German), from Koehl, or so I've been told.
I'm very surprised at the number of different lines of Coles there are, especially those from Ireland and England.
Name: Terry Bunce <email@example.com> Date: 2002-02-23 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
We finally meet on-line. I wrote to you many years ago through the GRD but have only started to use the Internet for my research this year. My Bunces are all in the Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire counties of England. Best of hunting. Genealogically yours, T
Name: Regina Lemoine <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2002-02-22 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
I've read your website with interest. I have some information about Bunces in WI. I hope this makes some sense and is of some help.
1. Aaron Bunce, Jr, son of Aaron Bunce and Jerusha Scott married Elizabeth Gross 27 Nov 1786 in Lebanon, CT. Their children were probably:
Micah, died 1804
Jerusha born 12 Sep 1791 in CT, died 23 Mar 1863 in Berlin, Green Lake WI. She is buried in Bush Cemetery, Berlin, Green Lake, WI. (s: Tombstone inscription from Bush Cemetery, Berlin, Green Lake, WI.) She married Erastus E. Payne born 17 Nov 1791 in CT (s: Door Village Cemetery, LaPorte County, IN inscription) possibly the son of John and Abigal Paine. He died 15 Jan 1850 in LaPorte County, IN (s: Door Village Cemetery, LaPorte County, In inscription) and is buried in Door Village Cemetery, LaPorte, IN.
John Bunce born 1799 in CT (s: 1850 Berlin, Marquette County, WI census) and died 2 May 1851 in Berlin, Green Lake, WI. He is buried in Bush Cemetery, Berlin, Green Lake WI. (s: Bush Cemetery inscription, Berlin, Green Lake, WI) He married Betsy and they had John P. 1837, Hanna 1841, Cordelia 1843, Susan 1844, Lucinda 1846 and Henry 1848. (s: 1850 Berlin, Marquette County, WI census)
Asa Bunce born 26 May 1803 in Windham, Windham, CT, died 2 July 1884 in Berlin Green Lake, WI. He married Elizabeth Kinrade 22 July 1861 in Berlin, Green Lake, WI. Their children were Nettie Jun 1862 and E Grant Mar 1865. (s: Portrait and Biographical Album of Green Lake, Marquette and Waushara Counties, page 713.)
With the exception of Asa, all of the children were listed under Bunce, Aaron, Jr, shown as baptized 1760, in the Connecticut Church Records, Columbia, Lebanon Crank, 1722-1917, page 2 found in the Connecticut State Library. All of the children were baptized in Jan 1802. The record also shows Betty, wife of Aaron admitted to the Church in Nov 1801. Aaron Bunce Jr., died 1 Oct 1831 in Genesee County, NY and is buried in Old Town Cemetery, Darien Center, Genesee, NY. This information is found in Tombstone Inscriptions from the Abandoned Cemeteries and Farm Burials of Genesee County by LaVerne C. Cooley, pages 53 and 54. Published at Batavia, NY 1952.
2. Jerusha Bunce married Erastus E. Paine. Their children were:
Eliza A., born 21 Oct 1814 in CT and died 5 Jun 1890 in New Durham, LaPorte, IN. She is buried in Door Village Cemetery, LaPorte, IN. She married John W. Cole 12 Apr 1834 in LaPorte County, IN. Death information from LaPorte County, IN Health Department indicating date and place of death, that she was the daughter of Erastus Payne and _____ Bunce and that she was born in CT.
Alonzo Dewey Payne born about 1816 in Darien Genesee, NY and died 25 Aug 1895 in Berlin, Green Lake, WI. He is buried in Bush Cemetery, Berlin, Green Lake, WI. He married (1) 24 Sep 1839 to Mary Jane McClintock in LaPorte County, IN and (2) 21 Mar 1867 to Achsah Stevens in Berlin, Green Lake, WI.
Erastus Henry Payne born between Jun and Jul 1818 in Genesee County, NY and died 1898. He is buried in Union Cemetery, Flandreau, Moody, SD. He married Mary Ann Rhodes 24 Oct 1843 in LaPorte, LaPorte, IN.
James Watson Payne born 14 July 1823 in Genesee County, NY and died 6 Oct 1892 in New Durham Twp, LaPorte, IN. He was buried 8 Oct 1892 in Door Village Cemetery, LaPorte, IN. He married 14 May 1848 to Nancy M. Closser in LaPorte County, IN. The History of LaPorte County, IN, page 800 indicates he was the son of Erastus and Jerusha Payne of CT. (Possibly names after Jerusha?s brother.)
Ansyl F. Payne born 12 Aug 1825 in Warim, Genesee, NY and died 30 Jan 1901 in Alliance, Box Butte, NE. He was buried 2 Feb 1901 in Greenwood Cemetery, Alliance, Box Butte, NE. He married 1 Apr 1846 Julia Ann Palmer in LaPorte, County, IN.
Cordelia Payne born 29 born 29 Dec 1827 in Genesee County, NY and died 8 Dec 1903. She is buried in Bush Cemetery, Berlin, Green Lake, WI. She married Francis Lorenzo Smith 30 Dec 1846 in LaPorte County, IN.
Lorinda Payne born 21 Feb 1830 in Genesee County, NY and died 26 July 1900 in Berlin, Green Lake, WI. She is buried in Bush Cemetery, Berlin, Green Lake, WI. She married Horace Douglas Smith 25 Mar 1849 in LaPorte County, IN. (Cordelia and Lorinda married brothers)
Augusta J. Payne born 2 May 1832 in Genesee County, NY and died 18 May 1922 in Waukau, Green Lake, WI. She was buried 21 May 1922 in Bush Cemetery, Berlin, Green, WI. She married Benjamin S. Gardner 10 Nov 1853 in Green Lake County, WI.
The probate record of Erastus E. Payne (s: Estate file, Case #414, LaPorte County, IN Circuit Court records) shows money was given to James W. Payne, Eliza Cole and Asa Bunce among others. Asa Bunce bought land in Rock County, WI from the US Government 1840. In 1848 he bought land in Green Lake County. His residence was listed as LaPorte County, IN at the time. Erastus and Jerusha Payne moved from CT to NY between 1814 and 1816. They then moved to LaPorte County, IN in 1833 (s: History of LaPorte County, IN, page 800.)
The 1850 WI census shows John Bunce with wife and family and an Elizabeth Bunce, age 84 living in the same household. Asa Bunce was listed on the same page as a single man.
By 1850 John Bunce and Family, Elizabeth Bunce and Asa Bunce were all in Berlin, Marquette County, WI. Jerusha Bunce Payne moved to Berlin, WI shortly after the death of her husband in Jan 1850. Jerusha Payne, Elizabeth Bunce wife of Aaron and John Bunce are all buried in Bush Cemetery, Berlin, Green Lake, WI.
Although I don't have first sources that link all these people, I believe that the second sources, taken together, support this Wisconsin branch of the Bunce family as descendants of Thomas Bunce.
I find it interesting that there is a Dr. Henry Payne Bunce. Erastus E. Payne's son, Erastus Henry Payne, was usually referred to as Henry Payne or E.H Payne.
Please feel free to get in touch with me if any of this needs clarification.
Name: Brian Bunce <email@example.com> Date: 2002-02-12 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Hi, I'm from Sioux City, Iowa. I'm 21 and was just checking out some of the history in our name. My grandmother as a collection of history back to Alexander the Great under the name Bunce. I think you have a nice site.
Name: Earl DeHaven <edehaven @kscable.com> Date: 2002-02-05 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
Hi Bonnie - Nice work.
Name: William Bunce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2002-01-27 URL for your home page http:// Comments:
I am seeking information on Rene Jacob Bunce of Darlington Md. His father is David Malcom Bunce (also need info. on him). They are both buried in a cemetery in Darlington on High School Rd. (I think that is the name). I dont know the name of the cemetery.