Contributed by: Laverne Bunting Hayes
This is an 1846 wedding picture and it was found in 1996 by Solomon's granddaughter, 150 years old when found.
It was in a dresser drawer and evidently had been there all this time as the original tin type was in perfect condition. His physical traits can be seen in the family today, especially black hair and forehead.
Solomon Bunting 1822-1889, son of William Hix Bunting ca 1775?-June 1827, and Abigail_______ b. ca 1775-after 1860, married Louisa Smith 1827-1909, d/o Michael Smith b. 1800 Chatham Co., NC and Mary Ann Richaradson 1814-after 1880, all buried in Asheboro City Cemetery, Randolph Co. NC. Solomon served in Co. I 22nd NC Rgt, Infantry, CSA in 1862, wounded. Served in Davis Home Guards for the duration of the war. Solomon and Louisa had ten children, six became adults, married and had children.
Their descendants will gather for their 22nd Bunting Family Reunion in April 1006.
The Bunting Society