THE BUNNELL FAMILIES
IN
TIOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK

In January 1797 John and Hannah Bunnell left the relative civilization of Pennsylvania for the wilds of Tioga County. They purchased 100 acres of land that month in Park Settlement, Candor Township, part of the first group of settlers there.

Tioga County’s first settlers arrived in 1785[1]. In 1794, John Watkins and Royal Flint completed the purchase of nearly 400,000 acres of land that included what is now the town of Candor[2]. Three years later, Park Settlement in Candor was first settled[3]. John and Hannah Bunnell were among those first pioneer families. Mary (Bunnell) Bensley and Mansfield Bunnell, members of other branches of the Bunnell family tree, also moved into Tioga County as settlers and they are described in this document.

Many Bunnell family members were born and have lived and died in Tioga County. However Americans seem to have always been a people on the move. First as immigrants, then as pioneers and settlers pushing into unexplored territories. By 1790, with the fifth generation born in The New World reaching adulthood, this Bunnell family line had already moved from England to Massachusetts to Connecticut, thence to New Jersey, into Pennsylvania, and finally, with at least the family described here, into Tioga County, NY. And for many of the family members, the pattern continued into the 19th and 20th centuries, with a few relocating outside of the county and others relocating outside of New York State.

This document is an attempt to bring together within one source, all available information regarding the Bunnell families in Tioga County, New York. This is a living document and will be updated as I gather new information or analyze the information I already have. While I would prefer publishing it all at one time, I’m not sure it would ever see print if I waited until all the information was ready.

Each family member biography is written in such a way as to allow casual reading. Sources, and discussions regarding alternative data interpretation, are contained in the footnotes. Thus, the main body contains this compiler’s interpretation of the various data.

Those with comments or data are welcome to contact me at:
Charlie@BunnellFamily.com.

or

Charlie & Pat Bunnell
13 Windsor Pt
Crossville, TN 38558

 

1. Seasons of Change, An Updated History of Tioga County, New York, Tioga County Legislature, Owego, NY; Page 13.
2. Ibid., Page 16 –17.
3. Historical Gazetteer of Tioga County, New York, 1785-1888, W.B. Gay & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1887 (Reprint by Tioga County Historical Society, Owego, NY, 1985), Page 168.

Updated 6 Sep 2007


INDEX

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John Bunnell  and descendents
Mary (Bunnell) Bensley
Mansfield Bunnell

 

John Bunnell [MS Word]

1 BUNNELL, John b: August 11, 1772 d: January 15, 1840
.. +JAYNE, Hannah b: July 3, 1776 m: Abt. 1795 d: November 7, 1837
.... 2 BUNNELL, Isaac b: May 27, 1797 d: September 4, 1869
........ +BRINK, Rachel b: July 1799 m: Abt. 1815 d: September 5, 1842
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Annie
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Margaret b: 1821
.............. +CLARK, Harmon m: July 4, 1843
................. 4 CLARK, Elizabeth b: Abt. 1837
................. 4 CLARK, Louisa b: Abt. 1855
................. 4 CLARK, Albert M. b: Abt. 1857
.......... 3 BUNNELL, John b: Abt. 1822 d: Bet. 1880 - 1890
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Orville Mortimer b: August 4, 1823 d: March 14, 1896
.............. +PALMER, Nancy m: Abt. 1861
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Hannah Jayne b: November 14, 1829 d: 1915
.............. +FREELAND, Albert N. b: December 24, 1827 m: December 24, 1852 d: April 29, 1910
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Mary b: 1833
.............. +ALLEN, Russell G. m: Abt. 1853
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Elizabeth b: December 31, 1835 d: August 14, 1841
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Temperance b: 1836
.............. +TRACY, James R. m: Bef. 1855
.... *2nd Wife of BUNNELL, Isaac:
........ +JACKSON, Fanny Lodemia b: Abt. 1813 m: Abt. 1844 d: January 5, 1892
.......... 3 BUNNELL, William Luther b: December 11, 1844
.............. +FIELD, Agnes K. m: February 10, 1869
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Isaac Melanchon b: June 15, 1846 d: May 17, 1918
.............. +LEONARD, Sarah Sofronia b: August 19, 1848 m: February 26, 1870 d: January 22, 1923
.......... 3 BUNNELL, James Torry b: October 7, 1848 d: October 15, 1940
.............. +LEONARD, Delphine m: October 7, 1872
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Curence Meranda b: 1851
.... 2 BUNNELL, John James, Jr b: 1799 d: 1885
........ +SAWYER, Sarah J. b: September 15, 1799 d: April 15, 1894
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Calaickey
.......... 3 BUNNELL, William Chelson b: November 4, 1820 d: August 4, 1901
.............. +CAMPBELL, Rhoda Melissa b: September 26, 1826 m: December 24, 1850 d: April 26, 1905
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Unk b: March 21, 1821
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Nathaniel Pomeroy Aspinwall b: March 16, 1826 d: August 27, 1915
.............. +MCKAY, Lois R. b: January 29, 1829 m: August 2, 1848 d: February 2, 1857
.......... *2nd Wife of BUNNELL, Nathaniel Pomeroy Aspinwall:
.............. +LEWIS, Jamima Elizabeth b: July 16, 1844 m: November 8, 1868 d: January 7, 1909
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Isaac S. b: October 8, 1828
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Mary A. b: Abt. 1830
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Sarah P. b: Abt. 1832
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Aaron Miles b: February 19, 1833
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Elizabeth (Libby) b: Abt. 1834
.......... 3 BUNNELL, John James b: June 16, 1837
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Emiline B. b: March 17, 1841
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Abram S. b: June 26, 1844
.... 2 BUNNELL, David b: June 18, 1802 d: August 29, 1856
........ +EVERETT, Mary Mae (Polly) b: November 19, 1806 m: 1823 d: September 15, 1889
.......... 3 BUNNELL, James Smitchell
.............. +WETMORE, Phoebe Mary
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Benjamin
.......... 3 BUNNELL, George
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Mary Jane
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Nancy E.
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Henry
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Sarah Melissa b: April 23, 1845 d: June 14, 1912
.............. +FASSETT, Jay Burton m: September 5, 1868
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Chelson Nelson
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Dallas
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Samuel Ford b: May 14, 1824 d: May 30, 1866
.............. +SACKETT, Ann b: September 21, 1819 m: 1850 d: 1893
.... 2 BUNNELL, Henry Jayne b: December 23, 1803 d: February 5, 1890
........ +LIVERMORE, Eliza A. b: July 19, 1804 m: 1828 d: June 14, 1861
.......... 3 BUNNELL, John Gardner b: Abt. 1832 d: March 25, 1897
.......... 3 BUNNELL, William H. b: Abt. 1834 d: October 28, 1898
.............. +DICKINSON, Nancy b: June 17, 1836 m: February 12, 1860 d: June 19,
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Charles Arnold b: April 22, 1834 d: March 29, 1865
.............. +EVERETT, Nancy Anna b: Abt. 1838 m: October 25, 1855 d: September 5, 1905
.......... 3 BUNNELL, James Harlo b: June 19, 1840 d: August 1840
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Mary Emeline b: June 19, 1840 d: January 15, 1899
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Sarah Eliza b: May 16, 1842 d: February 16, 1891
.............. +HOLLAND, Abram d: 1865
.... 2 BUNNELL, Ann Elizabeth b: June 1, 1806 d: August 11, 1817
.... 2 BUNNELL, Jame (James) b: September 14, 1808 d: May 22, 1809
.... 2 BUNNELL, Geshem (Gershom) b: May 9, 1810
.... 2 BUNNELL, Jessie b: February 17, 1811 d: April 17, 1811
.... 2 BUNNELL, William B. b: June 29, 1814 d: Abt. 1869
........ +UNK, Deborah Ann
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Julia
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Eva
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Ida
.... 2 BUNNELL, Cornelia b: March 22, 1817 d: July 1, 1817
.... 2 BUNNELL, Benajah b: 1821 d: March 8, 1871
*2nd Wife of BUNNELL, John:
+UNKNOWN, Betsey m: 1838 d: Abt. 1849


John Bunnell [Acrobat]

1 BUNNELL, John b: August 11, 1772 d: January 15, 1840
.. +JAYNE, Hannah b: July 3, 1776 m: Abt. 1795 d: November 7, 1837
.... 2 BUNNELL, Isaac b: May 27, 1797 d: September 4, 1869
........ +BRINK, Rachel b: July 1799 m: Abt. 1815 d: September 5, 1842
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Annie
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Margaret b: 1821
.............. +CLARK, Harmon m: July 4, 1843
................. 4 CLARK, Elizabeth b: Abt. 1837
................. 4 CLARK, Louisa b: Abt. 1855
................. 4 CLARK, Albert M. b: Abt. 1857
.......... 3 BUNNELL, John b: Abt. 1822 d: Bet. 1880 - 1890
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Orville Mortimer b: August 4, 1823 d: March 14, 1896
.............. +PALMER, Nancy m: Abt. 1861
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Hannah Jayne b: November 14, 1829 d: 1915
.............. +FREELAND, Albert N. b: December 24, 1827 m: December 24, 1852 d: April 29, 1910
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Mary b: 1833
.............. +ALLEN, Russell G. m: Abt. 1853
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Elizabeth b: December 31, 1835 d: August 14, 1841
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Temperance b: 1836
.............. +TRACY, James R. m: Bef. 1855
.... *2nd Wife of BUNNELL, Isaac:
........ +JACKSON, Fanny Lodemia b: Abt. 1813 m: Abt. 1844 d: January 5, 1892
.......... 3 BUNNELL, William Luther b: December 11, 1844
.............. +FIELD, Agnes K. m: February 10, 1869
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Isaac Melanchon b: June 15, 1846 d: May 17, 1918
.............. +LEONARD, Sarah Sofronia b: August 19, 1848 m: February 26, 1870 d: January 22, 1923
.......... 3 BUNNELL, James Torry b: October 7, 1848 d: October 15, 1940
.............. +LEONARD, Delphine m: October 7, 1872
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Curence Meranda b: 1851
.... 2 BUNNELL, John James, Jr b: 1799 d: 1885
........ +SAWYER, Sarah J. b: September 15, 1799 d: April 15, 1894
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Calaickey
.......... 3 BUNNELL, William Chelson b: November 4, 1820 d: August 4, 1901
.............. +CAMPBELL, Rhoda Melissa b: September 26, 1826 m: December 24, 1850 d: April 26, 1905
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Unk b: March 21, 1821
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Nathaniel Pomeroy Aspinwall b: March 16, 1826 d: August 27, 1915
.............. +MCKAY, Lois R. b: January 29, 1829 m: August 2, 1848 d: February 2, 1857
.......... *2nd Wife of BUNNELL, Nathaniel Pomeroy Aspinwall:
.............. +LEWIS, Jamima Elizabeth b: July 16, 1844 m: November 8, 1868 d: January 7, 1909
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Isaac S. b: October 8, 1828
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Mary A. b: Abt. 1830
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Sarah P. b: Abt. 1832
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Aaron Miles b: February 19, 1833
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Elizabeth (Libby) b: Abt. 1834
.......... 3 BUNNELL, John James b: June 16, 1837
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Emiline B. b: March 17, 1841
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Abram S. b: June 26, 1844
.... 2 BUNNELL, David b: June 18, 1802 d: August 29, 1856
........ +EVERETT, Mary Mae (Polly) b: November 19, 1806 m: 1823 d: September 15, 1889
.......... 3 BUNNELL, James Smitchell
.............. +WETMORE, Phoebe Mary
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Benjamin
.......... 3 BUNNELL, George
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Mary Jane
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Nancy E.
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Henry
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Sarah Melissa b: April 23, 1845 d: June 14, 1912
.............. +FASSETT, Jay Burton m: September 5, 1868
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Chelson Nelson
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Dallas
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Samuel Ford b: May 14, 1824 d: May 30, 1866
.............. +SACKETT, Ann b: September 21, 1819 m: 1850 d: 1893
.... 2 BUNNELL, Henry Jayne b: December 23, 1803 d: February 5, 1890
........ +LIVERMORE, Eliza A. b: July 19, 1804 m: 1828 d: June 14, 1861
.......... 3 BUNNELL, John Gardner b: Abt. 1832 d: March 25, 1897
.......... 3 BUNNELL, William H. b: Abt. 1834 d: October 28, 1898
.............. +DICKINSON, Nancy b: June 17, 1836 m: February 12, 1860 d: June 19,
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Charles Arnold b: April 22, 1834 d: March 29, 1865
.............. +EVERETT, Nancy Anna b: Abt. 1838 m: October 25, 1855 d: September 5, 1905
.......... 3 BUNNELL, James Harlo b: June 19, 1840 d: August 1840
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Mary Emeline b: June 19, 1840 d: January 15, 1899
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Sarah Eliza b: May 16, 1842 d: February 16, 1891
.............. +HOLLAND, Abram d: 1865
.... 2 BUNNELL, Ann Elizabeth b: June 1, 1806 d: August 11, 1817
.... 2 BUNNELL, Jame (James) b: September 14, 1808 d: May 22, 1809
.... 2 BUNNELL, Geshem (Gershom) b: May 9, 1810
.... 2 BUNNELL, Jessie b: February 17, 1811 d: April 17, 1811
.... 2 BUNNELL, William B. b: June 29, 1814 d: Abt. 1869
........ +UNK, Deborah Ann
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Julia
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Eva
.......... 3 BUNNELL, Ida
.... 2 BUNNELL, Cornelia b: March 22, 1817 d: July 1, 1817
.... 2 BUNNELL, Benajah b: 1821 d: March 8, 1871
*2nd Wife of BUNNELL, John:
+UNKNOWN, Betsey m: 1838 d: Abt. 1849

Updated 21 October 2005