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CHAPTER VIII

Benjamin6, Patriarch
Southern Illinois Bunn Clan

The four sons who grew to manhood served in the union Army during the Civil War.
Benjamin F. was drowned in an attempt to run the blockade at the battle of Pittsburg Landing.
William served in Company K. l24th Illinois Volunteer Infantry.
Francis Marion served Company C. 136th Illinois Infantry.


(3) ....Seely7:
Born-September 29, 1808, Wayne County, Ohio. Died-September 29, 1844. Married Dencey Hazard, Ashland County, Ohio, on November-l2, 1829-a sister of Betsey Hazard Bunn, wife of Hyatt Bunn, and daughter of Rev. John Hazard and his first wife Roxiana Wood-Hazard, born December 12, 1812, died-May 27, 1882.

Children of Seely and Dencey Burm:
(1) Mary Jane8, born-November 3, 1830, died-May 6, 1905, married-William Davis, October 16, .........1851.
(2) Sarah Jane8, born-July29, I832, died-February, 1899, married-Jesse M. Hillis, March 29, .........1855.
(3) John Hazard8, born-June 19, I834, died-March 2, 1908, married-Mary Sumner, November 8, .........1860.
(4) Russell Bigelo8, born-November 11, 1836, died-May 7, 1873, married-Sarena Richardson
(5) Aaron8, born-September 20, 1837, died-May 7, 1914, married, Matilda Jane Jones.
(6) Margaret Hyatt8, born-April 22, 1839, died- married-Joe Black, May 13, 1858.
(7) Hiram S.8, born-January 19, 1842, died-March 30, 1899, married- Mary Jane Garrett, Salem, .........Illinois, May 1, 1872.
(8) Ira H.8, born-April 11, 1843, died February 4, 1908, married-Mary Beard, October 2, 1866.
(9) Seely Columbus8, born-March 4, 1845, died-September 3, l904, married-Myria Jennie Wick.

(4) Benjamin7: Born-March 19, l8l1, Wayne County, Ohio, died-Oct 16, 1860 -married-Mary .........Finley late in 1833, born-March 26, 18l6 near Hayesville, Ashland County, Ohio.
..........Her ancestors were the first white family of record to settle in what is now Ashland County, .........Ohio, died.

The nine children born to Benjamin and Mary Finley-Bunn were:
(1) Catherine8, born January 12, 1835, died July 27, 1888, married Robert Schrader, September .........20, 1852.
(2) Maria8, born 1836, married Lafe Wilson, January 1, 1857, died
(3) E1i8, born December 16, 1838, died January 6, 1920, married Mary Sager, November 7, .........1861. Eli served in the Union Army during the Civil War.
(4) Hyatt8, born March 14, 1841, died April 16, 1923, married Caroline Hoover, December 25, .........1866.
(5) Jonathan8, born October 24, 1842, died December 9, 1860.
(6) Mary8, born October 7, 1845, died December 9, 1860.
(7) Winfield Scott8, born July 21, 1848, died September 4, 1920, married Flora Hite, February 8, .........1875.

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