Posted By:Gene Rice
Post Date:January 20, 2004 at 09:19:46
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Forum:Nash County, NC Genealogy Forum
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My ggggGrandmother was Ann Eliza Bunting (1820-1902), who married Calvin W. Ward (1822-1908) in Nash County in 1847. We believe Ann Eliza was the daughter of James Bunting (1803 - ~1869) and Melaney Ricks (1794- ~1859).

From the census records, it appears James and Melaney had at least two other children, Frances A. (b.~1842) and Jacky Ann (b.~1848). It's also possible that James had an older brother or uncle named Willie (~1788- ~1859), also of Nash County, since it seems Willie's, Elizabeth (~1798 - ~1869), widow is living with James in the 1860 census. Another census record has one of Willie's sons married to a Jacky A., but this Jacky A. appears too young to have been James' daughter.

Any light anyone could throw on this, either as to the accuracy of what we have so far, or on James' connection to other Buntings (and his parents), would be most appreciated.