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Hello Janey, this is so exciting to hear from someone. I have quite a bit of information, but packed away. The Blooms were Blum and came from Germany in the early 1750's. Settled in Hunterdon County NJ. Parents were Mary Bunn and Frederick Bloom (born about 1796). Mary's parents were John Peter Bunn and Elizabth Rockefeller (father Captain Henry Rockefeller and Ann Kitchen. John Peter's parents were Jacob Bunn and Mary Elizabeth (unknown). I strongly believe that Fredericks father was Herbert Bunn and Maria Elizabeth Young (Jung, but have been unable to prove it - yet, although one of Herberts apparent known sons is buried very near (steps away) from Frederick and Mary. They were very poor. 'Fred' was a cartenter. His probable grandfather was important figure in the German Reformed, later merged with the Prebyterian Church of Mt. Pleasant, NJ. Fred and Mary had a large family. Have info on all of them, except for one who 'vanished' in OH after serving the Mexican (Spanish) - American War in the 1840's. The fact that Jacob Henry Blooms wife was a Ferguson from KY is very intriguing. From my other Bunn line, I am from "one brothers son (George W. Bunn son of Henry) married his brothers grand daughter (Mahala duaghter of John Peter Bunn)" - George Whitfield Bunn's older brother, Jacob, went to Springfield, IL in the mid 1830's. He married Elizabeth Jane Ferguson, born in KY, but who's family originated in PA - and were Scots/Irish who came about 1750. I did all the research on her line for the family in Springfield. Your's may be related! And I believe that Jacobs brother Herbert married a sister, another relation or friend to your Elizabeth Ferguson. I have a copies of Frederick Blooms probate papers. He died without a will. It was through these papers that I got the lead on where Jacob was at the time. He got a very modest inheritance.