Bundy, John I. and Philena Atwood
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John Bundy in the 1820 census of Pike Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. Analysis of this census given next shows that he was on Bennett Branch of Sinnemehoning Creek just southwest of modern-day Weedville.
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1820 census continued, to show Ebenezer Hewitt.
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Various county histories tell us John Bundy Sr. arrived in the vicinity of the Kersey Settlement in Pennsylvania around 1818. But the 1820 census combined with other information as analyzed on the next few pages shows that in 1820, John Bundy probably resided as shown here on Sinnamahoning Creek about 4 miles southeast of Kersey and about 4 miles northeast of Penfield, an area that became part of Fox Township in later years. He was very near John Bliss, Seventh-day minister of "Fox Seven Day Baptist Church of Penfield." He was also close to Ebenezer Hewitt, who was married to Sarah, daughter of John Bliss. This collocation explains how we ended up with two pre-1830 marriages between these families (Thomas Bliss and Sally Bundy, and Stephen Bundy and Lucinda Susannah Hewitt).
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Article: John Bliss, John Bundy, Ebenezer Hewitt, 1820 Census, page 1
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Article: John Bliss, John Bundy, Ebenezer Hewitt, 1820 Census, page 2
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Article: John Bliss, John Bundy, Ebenezer Hewitt, 1820 Census, page 3
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Article: John Bliss, John Bundy, Ebenezer Hewitt, 1820 Census, page 4
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On 21 May 1830, according to MacMinn's "Genealogical History of Hickory Kingdom," John Bundy and others took advantage of a new road to move to the area then called Hickory Kingdom, the Bundy Settlement, or the Boone Mountain Settlement, and today called Sabula. This map of the area around modern-day Hickory Road uses references provided by Jennie Smith Dixon in her book "The Hills of Home" to show where the first few settlers built their homes upon arriving in 1830. (Original: Bob Hart)
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John Bundy and his sons John I. Bundy and Stephen Bundy in the 1830 census of Fox Township, Clearfield County. This census is marked "Hickory Kingdom," the old name for Sabula. It matches well to the previous map, except that Thomas Bliss and Sally Bundy (married in 1828) have not yet arrived here (another part of the census shows they are next to Smith Mead and near John Bliss, so they are apparently near Weedville), Freeman Bundy and Joseph Bundy are still apparently residing with their father (the two younger males), and Asa Place has not yet arrived.
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John Bundy in the 1840 census of Huston Township (created in 1839) [note: it is erroneously indexed by ancestry.com as Gibson Township]. The ages of John Bundy and the older female make clear this is the senior John Bundy. This is clearly the same area shown on the map, although some people have moved around. Asa Place has arrived now, as has Thomas Bliss. Joseph Bundy has his own household. (NOTE: historians indicate that at this time, John I. Bundy Jr. had moved back to the area near Kersey, which is why he isn't shown here - he is found in Fox Township).
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The senior John Bundy is not found in the 1850 census of Huston Township. Filena Bundy, however, is found at age 78 in the household of Freeman Bundy. MacMinn wrote that as a widow, she resided with her son Joseph, who is adjacent to Freeman here. No further record of Filena is found; MacMinn, writing in 1913 when the stones were probably still visible, wrote that John and Philena were buried in Conway Cemetery. A 1998 transcription of this cemetery did not list their stones.
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