Himes Saga – #1 – Dan And His Son John

Next saga: the Daniel Himes family! Although this family was not original land owners, they were still Montgomery Countians early on with most remaining here, others spreading elsewhere. Daniel Himes was born in Roanoke County, Virginia (near Bonsack’s Station) 24 May 1795 possibly the son of Abraham and Elizabeth Himes. Dan married there 30 Oct…

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The Dunbar Saga: The Final Four

George Oliver Washington Dunbar and his brother, Jesse Peterson Dunbar were the last of the children of Lewis M. Dunbar to pass away, Jesse born in Sugar Creek Township, MoCo June 2, 1853 dying 22 April 1950 in Colfax at almost 97 years old, one of the oldest of all the Dunbars. George was born…

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DUNBAR SAGA – Dear Taylor

The last of Lewis M. and Polly (Powers) Dunbar’s children to reach adulthood was Taylor born January 16th in 1849; of course, in Franklin Township in Montgomery County. He was educated in the area schools, and married Nancy Elizabeth Parrish four days before his 17th birthday. The Terre Haute Express August 9th, 1883 (see photo…

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Dunbar Saga #13 – Mary Dunbar Blacker

Although you’ve seen that most of the Dunbar family lived (and still most do) to very ripe old ages, Mary Dunbar and her brother whom you will read about next week do not fit that bill. Mary was born 22 April 1845 and passed away close to 37 ½ on 2 Oct 1882. She is…

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Dunbar Saga #12 – Brother And Sister, Daniel & Eliza”Bet”H

Daniel Dunbar was the 12th child, 9th son born to Lewis and Polly Powers Dunbar on 27 January 1842 near Colfax; however, he must have passed away as he does not show up on the 1850 census or thereafter (Dana, an excellent Dunbar researcher has the same birth date for Daniel and passed 5 June…

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Marion – Dunbar Saga #11

Marion Dunbar, 11th child, 8th son of Lewis and Polly (Powers) Dunbar was born April 17, 1840 and died at age 53 years 3 months and one day old, having been married four times and fathering nine children. Born near Colfax, he died in a tragic accident. A lover (and dealer) of race horses, Marion…

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SIMON DUNBAR – #10 – ahhhh, true love!

On October 4, 1838, Sugar Creek Township, Montgomery County, Indiana, Lewis Dunbar and Mary “Polly” Powers were again blessed with an offspring, their 7th son and 10th child. At the age of 20, he and Clinton-County born, Rebecca Blacker made the trip to Vermilion County, Illinois where three days after Christmas they wed. That marriage…

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#9 – Lewis “M” Dunbar

Lewis M. Dunbar, the ninth child of Lewis and Mary Ann “Polly” Powers Dunbar was born in Sugar Creek Township, residing in the area all his life. He fascinates me, well, his middle initial does anyway. I tried and tried to find his father’s middle name as he went by his first name and middle…

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DUNBAR SAGA #8 – Sister And Brother

Today, you will be reading about the 7th and 8th child of Lewis and Mary “Polly” Powers Dunbar. You ask why? Because they both lived to adulthood but both died fairly young, thus not as much to say about them as someone who lived into their 90s as many of the Dunbars did! Catherine was…

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#7 – Dunbar Saga – Robert

As with most of us, Robert Dunbar had many wonderful happenings in his life, but many bad, as well. He was born Nov 12 in 1831, the first of Lewis and Mary “Polly” Powers Dunbar’s children to be born in Indiana, the second child born in Sugar Creek Township and for many years held the…

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