The History of Fayette County, Indiana - l885
BIOGRAPHY -- B.F. DUNGAN
B.F. DUNGAN, farmer, Waterloo Township, was born December 24, l836, in the township in which he now resides, and the district schools afforded him the only means for an education. He was married May 28, l865, to ELIZABETH, daughter of RICHARD and SUSANNA STRONG, who has borne him two children: MARY M. and WILLIAM A. He owns eighty acres of land, which are finely improved. MR. DUNGAN has served three terms as Trustee of the township, and Assessor six years. Politically he is a Democrat. BENJAMIN DUNGAN, grandfather of our subject, was a native of Virginia. He was married to MARGARET MITCHELL, and in l8l4 removed with his family to Waterloo Township, where he entered l60 acres of land in Section 10. Although not a professor of religion, he adhered to the Presbyterian belief. He was the father of ten children, five of whom are living: JAMES, JOHN W., JOSEPH A., ISAAC J., and ELIZABETH. The deceased are: ELIAS, REBECCA, HETTIE, BENJAMIN W. and CHARLES. After a residence here of many years, he and his wife removed to Delaware County, Ind., where they died. ISAAC, brother of BENJAMIN, came to the township some years after, receiving from his brother ten acres of land as an inducement to settle here. WILLIAM M., son of BENJAMIN and father of our subject, was born September 8, l8l4. He was married March 2, l836, in Fayette County, to RACHEL, daughter of ENOCH and MARGARET CHAMBERS, and born in Waterloo Township, August 11, l8l5. He lived in the township till his death, which occurred February 11, l838; he left one child -- B.F... ENOCH CHAMBERS, father of MRS. RACHEL DUNGAN, was born in Maryland, June 28, l778, a son of REV. JAMES and NANCY (TRACY) CHAMBERS. He was reared in his native State, after which he removed to North Carolina, where he was married to MARGARET BROWN. Subsequently they settled in Kentucky, from which State they removed to Wayne County, Ind., and in l8l2 settled permanently in Waterloo Township, Section 33, where he died. He held several of the township offices and was an efficient business man. He was not a member of any denomination, yet was religiously inclined, and gave freely toward the support of the church. He served a short time in the war of l8l2-14. His wife was a member of the Baptist Church and a consistent Christian. Nine children were born to them, four of whom are now living: MARTHA, RACHEL, LYDIA and REBECCA. The deceased are LINNIE, JAMES, JESSE, NANCY, and WILLIAM F... MR. CHAMBERS died June 8, l850; his widow, who was born January l7, l779, died May 3, l856.
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January 18, 2004
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