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CHAPTER VIII

Benjamin6, Patriarch
Southern Illinois Bunn Clan

(8) William8, born January 3, 1854, died June 19, 1945.
(9) Benjamin Franklin8, born January 3, 1854, (twin with William) married Mollie Loney, .........February 10, l88l, died l928.

(5) Elizabeth7:
Born-November 16, 18l2, Wayne County, Ohio, died. August 30, 1860, Ravenna, Missouri. Married-Joseph Bryan, January -5, 1832, Wayne County, Ohio.

Joseph and Elizabeth Bunn-Bryan were the parents of two children:
(1) Benjamin B.8, born January 19, 1833, died a single man August 1860.
(2) Joseph Harvey8, born October l, 1850, died March 15, 1926, married Margaret Elizabeth Scally, November 16, 1874.
The Bryan family moved from Richland County, Illinois, in the autumn of 1855 to Mercer county, Missouri. This county adjoins the Iowa State line. Their home was on a farm near Ravenna. The son Benjamin B. died August 29, 1860, and the mother Elizabeth died the following day. Both are buried in a cemetery located near Ravenna, Missouri. Later the father Joseph and the son Joseph Harvey returned to Illinois.

(6) Rebecca7:
Born in Wayne County, Ohio, April 30, l814, died-March l878, married-John Milligan in Richland County, Illinois, August 2, 1845, died April 7, 1874.

To this union were born five children:
(l) Benjamin8, born July 9, 1846; died August 29, 1846.
(2) William Wallis8, born July 25, 1848, died December 11, l860.
(3) Margaret Almira8, born May 5, 1850, died June 30, 1899, married Fred Brian, May 16, 1867.
(4) MaryElizabeth8, born February 16, 1855, died October 25, 1925, married John Brian, .........January 6, 1876.
(5) John Hyatt8, born January 10, l857, died December 2, 1860.
..........Fred and John were brothers. After the death of Margaret, wife of Benjamin6, he made his .........home with his daughter Rebecca until his death in 1855.

(7 ) ...Solomon 8:
Born-November 22, 1815, died-March, 1889, married-Anna Crum, November 9, 1837, Wayne County, Ohio, died December I8, 1883. Second marriage- Mrs. Sarah M. Malone, February 8, 1885.

One child was born to Solomon and Anna Crum-Bunn:
(1) Harrison Lewis Crum Bunn8, born-November 29, l838, died-January 11, 1879, married Ellen ......Kelly, February 20, 1859.

The writer of this sketch, and his direct lineage, have been close to the Solomon Bunn family descendants over the generations. For instance Harrison8, son of Solomon was a very close cousin and pal of William Benton Bunn,Sr.8. These two cousins roved to hunt deer together. Both were excellent marksmen. They never tired of telling thrilling stories about their hunting trips. After Harrison's death, Joseph Ira Bunn9, a son of Harrison's lived in the home of the writer's father,

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