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From: Gina Reasoner <>
Subject: WILLIAM DUNBAR - SUMMIT COUNTY
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 13:27:55 -0400


1882 HISTORY OF LA GRANGE COUNTY INDIANA
F.A. Battey & Co., 1882

WILLIAM DUNBAR is a native of Summit County, Ohio, born in 1829, May 7. In
Milford Township, on the 7th of September, 1838, Mary Perkins was born. She
was the daughter of Jacob and Sarah A. (Phipps) Perkins, natives of
Pennsylvania and Ohio, and of German and English descent. She was married
to Mr. Dunbar, April 12, 1857. He is the son of David and Mary
(Rhodenbaugh) Dunbar, both natives of Pennsylvania, and of Irish and
English descent. David Dunbar, at the time of his death, was living at the
home of his son William; the former first came to this county in the spring
of 1853, and the subject came in the fall of the same year, remaining near
Wolcottville until in March, 1862, when he located on the farm of 200
acres, entered by John B. Clark; he now owns 280 acres, and is worth
probably $15,500. His dwelling-house was erected at a cost of about $3,000.
From the clear, running spring on Mr. Dunbar's farm, the township received
ts name, and 'twas here the first town-meeting was held. Mr. and Mrs.
Dunbar are parents of two children, Jacob and William A.

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