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Transcribed biography of James Bundy

JAMES BUNDY was born in Fayette County, Ind., May 5, 1926, and is a son of James and Maria (Koffman) Bundy; his parents were born and married in Northumberland County, Penn. , and came to Fayette County, Ind., about the year 1820, among the first settlers. In 1832, they took up eight acres in Elkhart County, hewing a place in the wood for a cabin of logs, using greased paper for window panes. They came to Porter County in 1841, settling on what is now the "Wilson farm"; his father died in 1858, his mother in 1855. James Bundy lived at home until of age, receiving a common school education; he is a farmer, and has worked at carpentering, but never learned the trade. On December 7, 1851, he was married to Adaline Philips, daughter of John and Esther (Bachelor) Philips, born June 27, 1831. Mr. and Mrs. Bundy have had seven children, five of whom are living - John K., William, George W., (the last two are carpenters, and have built some fine buildings in this county), Frank and Mary. Mr. Bundy has a snug farm of forty acres, on which he now resides. In politics, he, together with his sons, is a Republican.
 


Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
Page(s) in Source: 331-332

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook

 

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