James Bunting, Sr.

04:57AM BST - Tuesday, 15 August 2006

Contributed by: Denise M Pino

The following can be found in "A History of Edwards County, Illinois Volume One 1980"

James Bunting Sr. was born in Quainton, Buckinghamshire, England, July 6, 1794.  He married Charlotte King, born November 17, 1795 in Quainton, England and died December 27, 1840, in Edwards County, Illinois. she is buried in the Little Pariaire Cemetery, Edwards County, Illinois. Charlotte's parents were Edward and Susan King.  James and Charolotte left England with their children aboard the ship "Hermitage," arriving in New Orelans, June 7, 1830, (excerpt from The History of Edwards, Lawerence and Wabash Counties, Illinois, 1883.  In 1830 a large party arrvied from Buckinghamshire, England to our settlement.  They came via New Orleans and landed at Shawneetown.  Mr. James Bunting, a prominent man of the party, is now living with his numerous family memebers on or near his place north of Albion, Illinois, which he first chose immediately after arrival).  James also had brothers that came to this country at this time.

To James and Charlotte were born six children all in England:  Emanuael, born 1814, married Anna Powell and Martha Elston: George born 1815, married Elizabeth Willis and Eliza Dolyer; Eliza Marettia, born 1817, married Uriah S. Bailey; Aflred, born 1820, married Elzira Bailey and Elizabeth Saunders; James Jr., born 1822, married Elizabeth Glikerson; Eli, born 1824, married Caroline Ives.

After Charlotte's death, James Bunting Sr. married Sophia Ives, They had four children:  Amos, born 1841, married Emma Summers, Martha Stennett and Lucy Newport; Jason, twin to Amos, married Martha Emmerson, Liilie Warmke and Jessie Snow; Sylvester, born 1842 married Rachel Stafford and Hattie Shaw; Selina, born 1843, married Hugh L. Emmerson.  James died September 17, 1870 and is buried in the Little Prairie Cemetery in Edwards County, Illinois.

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