Family Files April 2019 - Person Sheet
Family Files April 2019 - Person Sheet
Deathca 14 Aug 1817, Ashe Co., North Carolina
MemoWill dated 14 Aug 1817
MilitaryEnsign In Revolutionary War312
FatherJames BUNYARD , M (ca1717-ca1800)
MotherJane BURCHFIELD , F (1712-1762)
Misc. Notes
1763 Sept 14 - Trial at Old Bailey - Acquited
1764 Feb 22 - Trial Old Bailey - Transportation

“breaking and entering the dwelling house of Harbin Elderton” which was in parish of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate in the ward of Bishopsgate Without in the city of London. Joseph Price was indicted with him and found not guilty.

“He called John Smith, who deposed, he had brought him up from six or seven months old till he was fit to go apprentice; that he was then an apprentice to Francis Stedman, in Clerkenwell; and that he never heard any ill of him in his life.”

Transported from England on ship Tryal March 1764313.
Lancaster County, VA was place of entry for servitude

1778 Court appointed James a Constable.
1787 Wilkes Co. NC State Census. One white male 21-60, 4 white males under 21 and above 60, 3 white females all ages. (who is third girl in house)

1790 Jas. Bunyard, Es. of Wilkes Co., Morgan District, 16th Company.
1790 James and John Vannay were delegates for the North Fork Church of the Yadkin Association.
1794 James and Isaac Weaver of Buffalo Church, North Fork of New River.
1797 Grant 1401 of 200 acres of the North Fork of New River.
1797 Elected House of Commons Wilkes Co. NC, Rep. in State Legislature.

1790 Census Ashe Co. NC. 5 males under 16, one free white male over 16, 3 free females, no slaves. Wilkes Co NC Roll M637-7 page 168

1800 Ashe Co. NC - 1 male under 9 Samuel, 2 males 10-16 Larkin & John, 2 males 16-26 James & Ephraim, 2 males 45+ James, 1 female under 9 Jane, 1 female 10-16 Nancy, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 26-45 Hannah.

1810 Ashe Co. NC.2 males 16-26 Samuel & Larkin, 1 male 45+ James, 1 female 10-16 Jane, 1 female 16-26 Nancy, 1 female 26-45. Roll 39 page 75

1812 War of 1812 Service Records 1812-1815 - cited on Ancestry but not seen original listing

1815 Tax List Ashe Co.
Bunyard, Jas. B. 646 Acres $291 Value 1 Poll North Fork 6 tracts

14 Aug 1817 - Will dated 14 August 1817 and recorded in Ashe County, NC. Mentions Hannah, Nancy & Betsy both unmarried as yet, boys Samuel and Larkin.
Ash, NC Probate of Wills, Vol A-E, 1801-1941

1820 Federal Census for Richmond, GA. SILAS Bunyard listed. Age 26 - 45 free white, engaged in Commerce. A female slave 26-45 also listed in household. No free white listed. This could be James Beal’s slave Amony as she is not listed with Hannah in 1820.

According to a sworn statement by Private William S. Lyon on 12th day of March 1834 in Lawrence Co. Kentucky, he served in the American Revolution between 29th March 1781 to 29th July 1781 and again “After Gen Greene had passed into South Carolina the Governor of the state ordered a company in each place in the state, orders being received, he engaged for nine months in the service of the state on the 5th Sept 1781 in Wilkes County, at the CH (court house) under Col. William Nash, Capt. Larkin Cleveland, Lieutenant Martin Gamble, Ensighn James Bunyard, a frenchman by birth. The true object of Company was to subdue the tories and to march where ever they were, he states that he scouted in Surry, Iredell, and Mecklenburg county….” James Bunyard was not a Frenchman, but he did serve in the Revolutionary War and saw battle. Private Lyon engaged “under Colonel Branham the former Colonel this was in Wilkesboro North Carolina in July 1782. This Company was militia in the State establishment and he served under his same Lieutenant and Ensighn (Bunyard?) again he marched to Mecklenburg….” Lyon’s “best impression is it was between the 15th and 20th of July 1782, and he well remembers that he was disbanded on the 4th of July 1783, for there was a barcue and the company was at that by invitation, in the evening the Commander discharged the men.”

Lyon’s statement describes his service, battles with the Tories, and marches into other counties of NC. By naming James Bunyard, it should mean that his descendants would qualify for D.A.R.
Birthca 1756
Deathca 1832
Marriage16 Mar 1774315
ChildrenWilliam , M (1775-1825)
 Ephraim M. , M (1778-1860)
 James Beal , M (1781-ca1871)
 John Silas , M (1784-1855)
 Nancy Ann , F (1787-1826)
 Larkin , M (1789-<1830)
 Samuel B. , M (1792-1871)
 Jane “Betsy” , F (1796-)
Last Modified 21 Nov 2018Created 10 Apr 2019 using Reunion for Macintosh
Last updated by Patricia Bunyard on 10 Apr 2019.


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