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Barry Croley Bunch

Barry Croley Bunch

Male 1913 - 1985  (71 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Barry Croley BunchBarry Croley Bunch was born on 26 Nov 1913 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky (son of William E. Bunch and Martha Freeman); died on 22 Jul 1985 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William E. Bunch was born on 3 Sep 1866 in Barbourville, Knox, Kentucky (son of Nelson Bunch and Martha Carter); died on 9 Dec 1913 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky.

    William married Martha Freeman on 20 Feb 1906 in Whitley County, Kentucky. Martha (daughter of John Freeman and Teresa "Tacy" Allen) was born in 1877; died in May 1955 in New Richmond, Clermont, Ohio; was buried in Greenmound Cemetery. New Richmond, Clermont, Ohio. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Martha FreemanMartha Freeman was born in 1877 (daughter of John Freeman and Teresa "Tacy" Allen); died in May 1955 in New Richmond, Clermont, Ohio; was buried in Greenmound Cemetery. New Richmond, Clermont, Ohio.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Apr 1879, Whitley County, Kentucky

    Children:
    1. Nora Bunch was born on 27 Nov 1906 in Kentucky; died on 2 Jan 2002 in Oldsmar, Pinellas, Florida.
    2. Myrtle Bunch was born about 1909 in Kentucky; died in 2002 in Florida.
    3. Robert Bunch was born on 13 May 1909 in Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky; died on 2 Apr 1955 in New Richmond, Clermont, Ohio.
    4. 1. Barry Croley Bunch was born on 26 Nov 1913 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; died on 22 Jul 1985 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Nelson Bunch was born on 18 Aug 1846 in Tennessee; died on 29 Oct 1914 in Barbourville, Knox, Kentucky; was buried in Brittain Cemetery, Barbourville, Knox, Kentucky.

    Nelson married Martha Carter. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Martha Carter
    Children:
    1. 2. William E. Bunch was born on 3 Sep 1866 in Barbourville, Knox, Kentucky; died on 9 Dec 1913 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky.

  3. 6.  John FreemanJohn Freeman was born on 6 Jun 1850 in Kentucky (son of Joel Terrill Freeman and Mary Sego); died on 18 Jan 1931 in Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 18 May 1841
    • Alternate death: 18 Jan 1928

    Notes:

    The birth and death dates of 18 May 1841 and 18 Jan 1931 are on his tombstone at Wofford, but this stone was erected well after his death; it was the opinion of both Joan Van Syckle and Nancy Jonckheere that both of these dates are wrong. Nonetheless, notwithstanding the sources that have him dying in 1928, he was recorded as alive and living with his family in the 1930 census, so we're going with the presumption that the death date on his tombstone is more correct than not.

    (We also have a 1984 letter from Nancy Jonckheere to Jeannette Hayden claiming that John Freeman's actual birth year was 1857, but we think she revised her opinion since then.)

    Libby Freeman Spieth, quoted by "Dolores1630" on ancestry.com, says that sometime soon after 1870, "my gr-grandfather John went to Elk Valley TN. He managed a lumber business for my other gr-grandfather Jasper Newton White (Newt) and that is also how he met my gr-grandmother Teresa Allen. They returned to Whitley." Of interest since both John Freeman and Jasper Newton White are among PNH's direct ancestors as well (great-great grandfathers, in his case).

    Relationships between John Freeman and Jasper Newton White:

    GG-grandfather John Freeman (1850-1931)
    * managed a lumber mill for GG grandfather Jasper Newton White (1848-1909)
    * Jasper Newton White married, as his third wife, Mary Ann Freeman (1855-1928), sister of John Freeman
    * John Freeman's daughter, G-grandmother Mary Jane Freeman (1880-1932) married Jasper Newton White's son by his second wife, G-grandfather Alfred Franklin White (1880-1952)

    It's also notable that John Freeman's brother William Freeman married Rachel Allen, sister of John Freeman's wife Teresa Allen. Libby Freeman Speith says that John Freeman met Teresa because he moved to Elk Valley to work for Jasper Newton White, which is entirely plausible since Teresa was born there, or in Campbell County at any rate. Possibly William Freeman also worked for Jasper Newton White, or just as possibly, he met his wife Rachel Allen through his brother's marriage to her sister Teresa Allen.

    John married Teresa "Tacy" Allen in 1876 in Whitley County, Kentucky. Teresa (daughter of John Allen and Nancy Barnes) was born on 3 Jan 1857 in Campbell County, Tennessee; died on 15 Feb 1934 in Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Teresa "Tacy" AllenTeresa "Tacy" Allen was born on 3 Jan 1857 in Campbell County, Tennessee (daughter of John Allen and Nancy Barnes); died on 15 Feb 1934 in Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1858
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1860, Tennessee
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1862, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Widely said to have been born in Elk Valley, Campbell County, Tennessee. She was almost certainly born in Campbell County, as both the 1850 and 1860 Federal censuses show that as her parents' residence.

    Her tombstone dates, transcribed by Joan Van Syckle, are 3 Jan 1857 and 15 Feb 1934. Her stone gives her name as "Tishia" Freeman. Some descendants report that she was also called "Tisha."

    According to a family group record prepared by Joan Van Syckle, "Teresa's date of birth according to [the] 1900 census is Aug 1863." The same FGR gives Teresa's parents as "Joseph Allen (? 1/1/1838 - 5/24/1910)" and "Patricia Barnes". But Teresa Allen's sister Rachel's death certificate on ancestry.com shows her parents as John Allen and Nancy Barnes, both born in Tennessee.

    Posted by user "Dolores1630" to ancestry.com:

    Teresa was variously known as, Tasia, Tacia, and Tacey on census records. My father, Teresa's grandson, told me in the late 1970s that he remembered his grandmother being called "Tasia" or "Stasia" and wondered if this was a nickname for "Anastasia" which is my oldest daughter's name. From her death records and her tombstone it appears her given name was Teresa.

    My father also remembered that Teresa was known for her herbal remedies and was always growing and preparing herbs. She would always quote from the Old Testament and loved to quote the verses about the revenge and punishment of God. "Hellfire and brimstone" verses he called them. He said he was none too pleased with this as a child as it frightened him a bit.

    Children:
    1. 3. Martha Freeman was born in 1877; died in May 1955 in New Richmond, Clermont, Ohio; was buried in Greenmound Cemetery. New Richmond, Clermont, Ohio.
    2. Mary Jane Freeman was born on 27 Feb 1880 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 22 Oct 1932 in Kayjay, Knox, Kentucky; was buried in Detherage Cemetery, Knox, Kentucky.
    3. Joseph Freeman was born on 2 Mar 1882 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 15 Jun 1967 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in Caddell Cemetery, Rockholds, Whitley, Kentucky.
    4. Luther S. "Luke" Freeman was born on 1 Dec 1884 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 25 Feb 1971 in Bell County, Kentucky.
    5. Benjamin Harrison Freeman was born on 22 May 1887 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; died on 22 Sep 1959 in Kitts, Harlan, Kentucky; was buried on 25 Sep 1959 in Mexico Cemetery, Kitts, Harlan, Kentucky.
    6. Fannie Freeman was born in Dec 1890 in Kentucky.
    7. Edward McKinley Freeman was born on 8 May 1893; died on 10 Jul 1979 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky.
    8. Artie Mae Freeman was born on 5 Dec 1896 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 5 Jun 1970; was buried in Chitwood Cemetery, Winfield, Scott, Tennessee.


Generation: 4

  1. 12.  Joel Terrill Freeman was born in 1813 in Kentucky (son of James Brigham Freeman and Mary Polly Moore); died in 1873 in North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1813, North Carolina

    Notes:

    Correspondence from Libby Freeman Spieth, quoted by "Dolores1630" on ancestry.com:

    I'm quite certain that when he (Joel) wasn't farming, he was a traveling salesman. My dad used to talk about him going with his wagon carrying pots, pans, bolts of fabric, nails, etc. and always something special for the ladies like a potato peeler and candy for the kids. He had a regular route when he didn't have crops to tend. In remote areas his visits were really looked forward to.

    After the 1870 Census, Mary [Mary Tye, his second wife] and Joel just drop out of sight. Uncle Sam was the one who was left to raise them (the children). I think that is when my gr-grandfather John went to Elk Valley TN. He managed a lumber business for my other gr-grandfather Jasper Newton White (Newt) and that is also how he met my gr-grandmother Teresa Allen. They returned to Whitley.

    [...]

    Joel Freeman contested his father's will. He won one hundred acres in Meadow Creek, NC in 1847. In March of 1848 he sold the acreage to Issac Owens for 130.00. Alfred Franklin White contends that Joel and Mary TYE (2nd wife) were killed in a carriage accident traveling between KY and NC. They both suddenly disappeared. The children of JOEL FREEMAN and MARY TYE are not recognized by the rest of the FREEMAN clan.

    Note [from "Dolores1630" on ancestry.com]: There is no record or verification of this accident or deaths of Joel and Mary. It's considered to be family legend until verified. Mary and Joel went to NC one day and for whatever reason, never returned. Oldest son, Samuel, from Joel's first marriage, raised the younger children, including my grandfather, John.

    Deed of Conveyance, 1847:

    Whitley CO., KY (Deed Book #3) 24 August 1848: "This deed of conveyance made this 24th day of August 1858. Witnesseth that at the August term of the interlocutory decree of said curcuit cout appointed a commissioner for and on behalf of the AARON FREEMAN, POLLY STEVENS and NANCY PERKINS and the unknown heirs of JAMES FREEMAN deceased to convey to JOEL FREEMAN by Decreased of quit claim a certain tract or parcel of land in complainents bill mentioned in a suit in chancery pending in said court in which said JOEL FREEMAN is complainant and said heirs of the said JAMES FREEMAN deceased are defendants. Now I, ADDISON WILLIAMS commissioner as aforesaid forand on befalf of the said AARON FREEMAN, POLLY STEVENS,NANCY PERKINS and the unknown heirs of the said JAMES FREEMAN deceased for and in consideration of the (premises) and for and in consideration fo the interlocutory decree aforesaid give grant bargain sell (endow) convey and confirm unto the said JOEL FREEMAN and his heirs or assigns a certain tract or parcel of land situate lyning and being in Whitley County on a branch of Meadow Creek containing one hundred acres and is the same land on which said JAMES FREEMAN resided at the time of his death and left by the said JAMES in the possession of the said JOEL FREEMAN as set forth and descibed in the complainant bill herein. The said JOEL FREEMAN to have and to hold to him and his heirs or assigns forever. And the said ADDISON WILLIAMS commissioner as aforesaid for and behalf of the said ARRON FREEMAN, POLLY STEVENS, and NANCY PERKINS and the unknown heirs of the aforesaid JAMES FREEMAN deceased hereby covenant and agree that he will forever warrant and defend a good and sufficient right and title to said land against the claim or claims of themselves and thie heirs and against the claim or claims of all and every other person, persons claim for claimants whatever claiming by through or under them or either of them but (agrees) no to her person or persons but it is distinctly understood that the said WILLIAMS makes this conveyance as a commissioner of the court only and is not to be responsible in any way for the title. In testimony whereof the said parties of thefirst part by ADDISON WILLIAMS commissioner as aforesaid hereunto subscribe above written. Dated 26 August 1847. Signed: AARON FREEMAN, NANCY PERKINS, POLLY STEVENS, The unknown heirs of JAMES FREEMAN, deceased by A. WILLIAMS, commissioner Whitley Conuty Court. 24 March 1848

    JOEL FREEMAN sold one hundred acres on Meadow Creek to ISAAC OWENS for 130.00.

    Application for post-Civil War Presidential pardon?

    The ancestry.com database Confederate Applications for Presidential Pardons, 1865-1867 contains paperwork related to the application by a Joel T. Freeman of Bear Wallow, North Carolina for a pardon and the restoration of his full citizenship by President Andrew Johnson. In it he explains that before the rebellion he was a postmaster and that this was the only role in which he can be held to have supported the Confederacy. We cannot determine from the papers whether this pardon was granted, or whether this is that same individual as our Joel Terrill Freeman.

    Joel married Mary Sego. Mary (daughter of James Seago and Sarah Ann "Sally" Holt) was born in 1811 in Kentucky; died in Apr 1855 in Whitley County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 13.  Mary Sego was born in 1811 in Kentucky (daughter of James Seago and Sarah Ann "Sally" Holt); died in Apr 1855 in Whitley County, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1811, North Carolina
    • Alternate death: 1855

    Notes:

    Her last name sometimes appears as "Seago."

    Her given name sometimes appears as "Margaret Ann", but in other family records Margaret Ann Sego (1826-1896) is shown as a sister of Mary Sego. A William Shepard (b. c. 1814, d. 1895) is said to have married this Margaret Ann Sego.

    Children:
    1. Charles William Freeman was born on 7 Jan 1845; died on 13 Jan 1917; was buried in Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky.
    2. 6. John Freeman was born on 6 Jun 1850 in Kentucky; died on 18 Jan 1931 in Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky.
    3. Mary Ann Freeman was born in Apr 1854; died on 5 Jan 1928 in Whitley County, Kentucky.

  3. 14.  John Allen was born about 1815 in Tennessee (son of Joseph Allen and Jane (Jenny) Poage); died after 1879.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1817, Tennessee
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1818, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Said to have been born in Elk Valley, Campbell County, Tennessee. The 1880 census shows him and his wife living there.

    John married Nancy Barnes on 13 Jan 1839 in Elk Valley, Campbell, Tennessee. Nancy was born in 1816 in Tennessee; died after 1879. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 15.  Nancy Barnes was born in 1816 in Tennessee; died after 1879.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1818, Tennessee
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1819, Tennessee

    Notes:

    She was alive at the time of the 1880 census.

    Her last name in the record of her marriage to John Allen looks very much like "Barron", and there are records in which it looks like "Brown," but she is consistently "Nancy Barnes" in the death certificates of her children.

    Children:
    1. 7. Teresa "Tacy" Allen was born on 3 Jan 1857 in Campbell County, Tennessee; died on 15 Feb 1934 in Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky.
    2. Rachel Allen was born on 7 Aug 1858 in Tennessee; died on 12 Jul 1942 in Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky.