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Bundy, John W. (1816-1890)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 11/2/2017 at 00:14:51

BUNDY, JOHN W.; East Washington Township [now Lincoln Township], P. O. Ackworth; the grandfather of John W. Bundy came from England in the year 1765, and settled in North Carolina, where his son, the father of the subject of this brief sketch, was born the following year; and at the age of sixteen enlisted and served with distinction in the two last years of the Revolutionary War; after our Independence was gained he settled in North Carolina, where John W. Bundy was born Feb. 29, 1816; thirteen years after his father removed to Wayne county, Ind., and to Quincy, Ill., in 1833; comprehending the future prospects of this promising land, young Bundy crossed the Mississippi in 1844, to be identified thereafter with this State, and located in Van Buren county, where he remained until 1852; when he went to Oskaloosa, living there until he came to this county in 1855; Mr. Bundy went into the milling business early in life, which he was followed with success; is now owner and operator of the "Ackworth Mills," which is a fine steam grist and saw-mill combined; in personal appearance Mr. Bundy recalls the memory of the pioneer; plain in dress, straightforward in speech, blunt and honest in manner, yet warmhearted and sympathetic in nature; he is a fair specimen of the better class of men who have made Iowa what it now is - one of the best States in the Union; on the 6th of May, 1838, Miss Sarah Delamater, of Rensselaer county, New York, became his wife; although for many years an invalid she was one of the most amiable of her sex; she died June 19, 1873; she was the mother of eight children, six of whom are living: Cythia is the wife of J. W. Barnes, now sheriff of this county, Emma, wife of E. R. McKee, a prominent citizen of Indianola, Jane, now Mrs. Joseph Thomas, of Missouri, Effa, wife of Wm. P. Lucas, of Indianola, Geo. A. and Martin L.; Mrs. Mary Peck died May 17, 1869, and William E. April 6, 1879; he married for his second wife, Sept. 13, 1874, Miss Sally Maloy, a most estimable lady, who has borne him one daughter: Iva.
Source: History of Warren County, Iowa, containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, & etc., Union Historical Co.; Des Moines, IA, 1879, p.683


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