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Below is a family biography included in History of Warren County, Iowa published by Union Historical Company in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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BUNDY, J. W.; 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 has 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 warm hearted 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.

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This family biography is one of 548 biographies included in The History of Warren County, Iowa published in 1879.  For the complete description, click here: Warren County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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