Bundy, Stephen and Lucinda (Hewitt)
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Stephen Bundy and Lucinda (Hewitt) Bundy, parents of William M. Bundy, and grandparents of Francis Foster Bundy. It appears Ruth Bundy was practically a twin of Lucinda's. Caption scanned from writing on back of picture. Click twice for full resolution. (Original: Janet Lucius)
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On 31 August 1848, Asa Young and Stephen Bundy bought two tracts of land adjacent to one another. Both the 1866 Pomeroy map and the 1878 Caldwell atlas (see this page) shows where this land was; it is marked as "S. Bundy" or "A. S." on both maps, one meaning Stephen Bundy and the other being his son Atwood S. Bundy, with the two properties being switched between 1866 and 1878. This purchase seems remembered in Jennie Dixon's book (The Hills of Home) by a statement that Stephen Bundy left "his improvements" near the old Conway place and moved to Penfield in 1850. Asa was either already or very-soon-to-be married to Stephen's daughter Susan -- the 1850 census shows Stephen's son William M. working on the farm of Asa and Susan Young (they had no children yet), which was adjacent to the farm of Stephen Bundy. Later census records show the Young and Bundy families adjacent, and that Asa and Susan named a daughter Lucinda.
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Asa Young and Stephen Bundy deeds, cont.
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Asa Young and Stephen Bundy deeds, cont.
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Jennie Smith Dixon's book, The Hills of Home, describes the settlement of Hickory Kingdom, where the John I. Bundy family settled around 1830. This topographic map shows the location of Hickory School and two runs (Hoyt and Heath) named after early settlers of Hickory Kingdom, and Hickory Road is marked on this map according to modern maps. Following Hickory Road north and around to the east, comparison with the next two maps shows that the land owned by Stephen Bundy was on the right edge of this map where Hickory Road makes an S-shape just before a Y-intersection. The cemetery shown in the S-shape on this map is the Old Bundy Cemetery where Stephen and Lucinda are buried.
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The Pomeroy map of Clearfield County made in 1866 shows, in the lower left corner, a tract labeled S. Conway, which is "the old Conway place" where Stephen and Lucinda first settled before moving "to Penfield" in 1850 according to Dixon. 1850 is a decent match to the deed of 1848, which shows Stephen purchasing the land he is shown holding on this map just left of and below center, fairly close to Penfield. A.S. Bundy is probably his son Stephen Atwood Bundy. Hickory School is mapped as "S. H. no. 1," probably School House No. 1, and is doubtless where the Bundy children went to school (see how close it is to the old Conway place). In Penfield can be seen L. Burdell, doubtless Lew Burdell who married Elizabeth Hevener and moved to Wabasha County, Minnesota around 1870. Also near Penfield is J.[ohn] B. Hewitt, Lucinda (Hewitt) Bundy's brother.
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Huston Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania from Caldwell's 1878 Atlas. Click twice to see the map in legible form. In the center, just southwest of the Penfield, can be seen the adjacent properties of S.[tephen] Bundy and his son [Stephen] A.[twood] Bundy. In comparison with the 1866 map, Stephen an d his son, who went by Atwood, appear to have switched properties. The area where Stephen Bundy and his wife Lucinda first settled is to the west, marked S. Conway just south of the head of Bliss Run, as described by Dixon. Also near S. Bundy is W.D Woodward, certainly the William D. Woodward who sold Thomas Jefferson Bundy his land in Wabasha County, Minnesota on a deed executed in Clearfield County but filed in Wabasha County.
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Will of Stephen Bundy "of Huston Township," Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. Since his will mentions someone who is "of Penfield," but he calls himself "of Huston township," we can conclude he was still living on his farm outside of Penfield when he wrote his will. Written 25 February 1880, proved 2 December 1880 by [his brother-in-law] J.[ohn] B. Hewitt, [his son-in-law] Sylvester Hunt and [his son] Charles Bundy (witnesses) and executors J.[ohn] B. Hewitt and Isaiah Macy. Names beloved wife Lucinda and sons William M., T.[homas] Jefferson, S.[tephen] Atwood, and Charles E.[benezer]. Names daughter Susan E. Hunt. Mentions his property near Bennett Branch. (Original: Clearfield County Will Book B:574-575; this copy from ancestry.com)
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On 3 July 1885, Lucinda Bundy, widow of the Stephen Bundy now deceased, sold the land she had gained by his will to John Kitchen.
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Lucinda Bundy Deed, cont.
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Stephen Bundy's headstone from Old Bundy Cemetery in Huston Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. Cemetery is marked on the 1878 map just west of the S. Bundy farm inside the loop of road. Inscription: Stephen Bundy, died April 28, 1880 Aged 75 y. 7 mo. & 24 days. (Original: Edson B. Waite, downloaded from findagrave.com)
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Lucinda (Hewitt) Bundy's headstone from Old Bundy Cemetery in Huston Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. Inscription: Lucinda his wife, died 11 Nov 1893 aged 86 years, 7(?) months, 25 days. (Original: Edson B. Waite, Jr., downloaded from findagrave.com)
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