Sunday, February 19, 2012

Daniel Bunce and Mrs. Daniel Bunce (5G Grandparents)

The family later moved to Norfolk in 1761, and then Mrs. Howard lost track of them, although she did find a record of what she believed was the son, Daniel BUNCE, in a book, Revolutionary Soldiers Resident or Dying in Onondaga Co., New York With Supplementary List of Possible Veterans by Rev. W. N. Beauchamp, which stated Daniel BUNCE was age 71 years in 1820, which agreed with the above birthdate for him. Also she had found the name of an "Abiram BUNCE" on an early tax list for Egremont, Berkshire Co., Mass. She thought this may have been a misspelling of the name of Abraham BUNCE of the above family. Mrs. Alice K. Howard compiled a 250-page manuscript entitled Genealogy of the Bunce Family of Connecticut, a copy of which she gave to the Connecticut State Library in Hartford, as well as several other libraries where descendants of Thomas Bunce were known to have lived.
Abraham Bunce born 8 Nov 1747, Canaan, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. There is a record in the book, New York in the Revolution—as Colony and State (1775-1783), of a man named Abraham Bunce serving in the Revolutionary War in the Second Regiment under Col. Philip Van Cortland. A Daniel Bunce is listed as serving in the same regiment.

Additionally, the name of "Abraham Bunts" appears on the 1790 census for Mohawk Town, Montgomery Co., New York, p. 110, with 1 free white of 16 years and over, 2 free white male under 16 and 5 white females. Montgomery County covered nearly half of New York state at that time; however, today there is the Town of Mohawk within Montgomery County. Also on that same census in same county and town were the names of Jacob Bun, John Peter Bun, Jacob Bun Junr., John Bun Junr., all with families. However, this surname "Bun" may have been confused with that of Pieter Quackenboss, who was also known as Peter Bont, since there were no stringent rules with respect to spelling at that early date. On the 1800 census index for New York state, on p. 186A reel 3, there is the record of an Abraham Bunts residing in the Town of Paris (now Trenton), Oneida Co., New York. There is no record for an Abraham Bunts in the 1810 NY census, but in the 1820 census index, there's a record of a man by that name residing in the Town of Wolcott, Seneca Co., but the Abraham Bunce, son of Jacob, would have been 73 years old at that time, but it's possible that he was still the head of a household.
27. Daniel Bunce, born 8 Jul 1749.

Daniel Bunce born 8 Jul 1749, Canaan, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, married twice, but his wives' names are unknown, died 10 Dec 1823, at Pompey, Onondaga Co., New York. Per Nov. 1975 letter from Mrs. Alice K. Howard, Daniel Bunce was a soldier in the Revolutionary War as his name appears in a book, Revolutionary Soldiers of Onondaga County, New York, by Rev. Beauchamp, where it says he was a pioneer, 71 years old in 1820, which would have agreed with the birthdate of Daniel Bunce born in Canaan, Connecticut in 1749. Further, his war pension record S44715 shows he was age 71 in 1820, his wife was 45, oldest child was 12 years old. His dau. Martha H. Bunce was administrator of his estate, recorded 23 May 1825. Their children were (plus others since the 1800 census for Rensselaer Co., NY shows 10 children in the household of Daniel Bunce):

Daniel BUNCE (son of Jacob BUNCE and Martha UNKNOWN) was born 08 Jul 1749 in Canaan Twp, Litchfield County, Connecticut, and died 19 Dec 1823 in Pompey, Onondaga County, New York.

More About Daniel BUNCE:
Census 1: 1820, Pompey, Onongada County, New York.
Census 2: 1800, Greenbush, Onondaga County, New York.
Children of Daniel BUNCE are:
+Jacob BUNCE, b. 16 Dec 1788, Onondaga County, New York, d. 24 Jan 1842, Chatfield Township, Crawford County, Ohio.
James A BUNCE, b., New York.
Phoebe BUNCE, b., New York.
Martha H. BUNCE, b., New York.
Sallie BUNCE, b., New York.
1. Phoebe BUNCE

2. Jarusia BUNCE
3. Sallie BUNCE
4 Martha H. BUNCE, b. Between 1780 and 1790, NY
> 5. Jacob BUNCE, b. 16 Dec 1788, Greenbush, Onondaga Co., NY
6. James Avery Ludlow BUNCE, b. 1797, Greenbush, Rensselaer Co., NY
Daniel's father was Jacob BUNCE, b. 22 May 1715, Wethersfield, CT


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