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Nathaniel BUNCH, Sr.

Male 1793 - 1859  (65 years)


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  • Name Nathaniel BUNCH 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 23 Apr 1793  Louisa County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Feb 1859  Newton County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Liberty Cemetery, Dinsmore, Newton County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Source: Roberts, Gary Boyd, Ancestors of American Presidents, 2009 Ed., Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009, pp. 206-214.

      (2) www.findagrave.com:

      Nathaniel Bunch
      Birth: Apr. 23, 1793, USA
      Death: Feb. 16, 1859, Arkansas, USA

      Nathaniel BUNCH
      Given Name: Nathaniel
      Surname: BUNCH
      Sex: M
      Birth: 23 Apr 1793 in Louisa Co, VA
      Death: 16 Feb 1859 in Newton Co., Arkansas
      Residence: 1841 Arkansas
      Event: @N57@ Military Service
      Change Date: 12 Feb 2006
      Note: Name Suffix: Sr.

      Father: Charles BUNCH
      Mother: Mary BELLANY

      Marriage 1 Sarah Wade RAY b: 1793
      Children
      John BUNCH b: 1 Dec 1812 in Overton Co, TN
      Mary (Polly) BUNCH b: 1811 in Overton Co, TN
      Anna (Annie) BUNCH b: 27 Mar 1814
      Charles BUNCH b: 29 Oct 1815
      Calvin B. BUNCH b: 4 Mar 1817
      Bradley BUNCH b: 9 Dec 1818 in Overton Co, TN
      Obedience (Biddie) BUNCH
      Nathaniel BUNCH b: 14 Jun 1826 in Overton Co, TN
      Nancy BUNCH b: 24 Jan 1826 in TN
      Larkin C. BUNCH b: 24 Oct 1827

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      Obama Has Family Ties in Arkansas
      Reported by: KARK 4 News
      Monday, Oct 20, 2008 @06:00pm CST

      Politicians try everything to connect with voters.

      Genealogists try to connect politicians with other historical figures or celebrities.

      Somehow researchers have discovered that Barack Obama is distantly related to both President Bush and Vice-President Cheney.

      And after a little investigating, we found out Obama has some deep roots right here in Arkansas, in fact in Madison and Newton County.

      "Right over there I think," says Genealogist Joy Russell with the Arkansas Genealogical Society.

      She's just finished researching bunches and bunches of the Bunches buried in Liberty cemetery.

      "A project our historical society does," she says.

      This Bunch in particular, Nathanael and his wife Sarah, among the pioneers who helped the Ozarks. They moved from Virginia to Arkansas to homestead. He came in the 1840s and didn't live very long. Two generations later their grandchildren moved on to Kansas where the family line took an interesting turn.

      "I was shocked," says Russell.

      Russell discovered Nathanael and Sarah Bunch are the great-great-great-great-great grandparents of Barack Obama.

      And that's not all, the presidential candidate has a bunch more kinfolks still in northwest Arkansas.

      "When I printed it out I had 26 pages of relatives and 70% percent of those are in Madison County," said Russell.

      Guess who holds the deed on Nathanael and Sarah's old homestead? Joe Fancher, and he's a cousin - yea about 4 times removed.

      "I thought it was a joke, but he/she said this is serious," says another cousin, Gary Bunch, who recalled for us the phone call about the newly found Obama connection.

      "It's a small world, but I didn't think it was that small," says Bunch. The prominent Kingston banker knows about connections. "Been friends with Bill since the governor days," he says.

      Bunch and former partners Susan and Jim McDougal loaned the Clinton's the money for the ill-fated Whitewater housing development. "Kenny Starr and I were on a first name basis, really close (laughter)," says Bunch.

      In presidential and congressional elections, northwest Arkansas generally votes Republican. But in this year's primary, crossovers and Republicans went for Hillary Clinton. Some of Obama's other cousins are undecided about November.

      "I'm considering it, I haven't made up my mind yet," says Obama cousin Mary Lou Davis.

      "I got this Clinton inauguration invitation," says Bunch, and he's hoping for another.

      Joy Russell has an invitation for Obama, "If he's elected he would want to come back and visit his fifth great-grandparents I think," she says.

      The Madison County Historical Society also devoted an equal amount of research to John McCain's family history. McCain's early ancestors, they say, settled in Mississippi.

      Family links: Children: John Bunch (1812 - 1892), Anna Bunch Allred (1814 - 1893), Bradley Bunch (1818 - 1894), Larkin C. Bunch (1827 - 1864); Spouse: Sarah Wade Ray Bunch (1793 - 1878).

      Burial: Liberty Cemetery, Dinsmore, Newton County, Arkansas, USA

      Created by: Bobby and Carol Babin Estes
      Record added: Dec 18, 2008
      Find A Grave Memorial# 32267143
    Person ID I23449  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2021 

    Father Charles BUNCH,   b. Abt 1767, Louisa County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1812, Probably Grainger County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Mother Mary BELLAMY,   b. Abt 1769, Louisa County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1797  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Married 9 Jan 1792  Louisa County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10370  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Wade RAY,   b. Abt 1793, Probably VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1874, Newton County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married 15 Nov 1810  Overton County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anna BUNCH,   b. 27 Mar 1814, Overton County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1893, Osage, Carroll County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2021 
    Family ID F10350  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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