Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Francis Swain Bunker

Francis Swain Bunker. 

Birth: Dec. 22, 1838, Rush County, Indiana.
Death: May 4, 1887, Pennville, Jay County, Indiana.

Parents: Thomas Bunker and Rebecca Swain Bunker.

Wife: Elvira Vataw Bunker, ( 1837-1911 ).
Married May 21, 1882.

Children: Alice Laurena Bunker Hunt (1871 - 1951).

Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Pennville, Jay County, Indiana.

Civil War Service.

Francis S.Bunker,Enlisted in Company B.,57th., regiment Indiana Volunteers Infantry,October 12, 1861, for 3 years; was in battles of Lookout Mountain, Mission Ridge, and Stone River, was in view of battle of Perryville,but not engaged.  Discharged December 31,1863.  Reenlisted in same company and regiment as a veteran, February 12,1864, foe 3 years; Still in service,April, 1865.  Family residence on farm of A. Hunt, w. s  Newport and Arba road,one mile n. e. Newport, New Garden Township.

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