1. JACOB BUNCE was born Abt. 1774, and died Bet. 1834 - 1835 in Rutland, Jefferson Co., New York. He is buried in what was once called "Henry Hopkins Cemetery" in Rutland, Jefferson Co., N.Y. because it was across the road from the farm owned by Henry Hopkins. Maple Hill Cem., established 1820, is in this precise location, and could possibly be this same cemetery. No marker has been found for Jacob's grave. He is found to have bought land in 1834 in Jefferson Co. and by the 1835 Jefferson Co. state census his wife, Rachel, is listed as a widow with 2 males listed, 3 females listed, and 2 females married under the age of 45 listed. Rachel would have been 64 at this time. It is believed that he is the Jacob Bunce on the 1800 census for Oneida Co., N.Y. and on the landowners list of 1814 for Oneida. It is also believed that he and his family were in the Lewis/Jefferson Co. area of New York before he bought the land in 1834 but proof of this has not been found as of yet.
He married RACHEL SATTERLEE Abt. 1794. She was born Abt. June 1774 supposedly in Westerly, Rhode Island and died Sept 13, 1860 in Crawford Co., Pa. at age 86 yr 4 mo. Rachel is buried in Miller's Station Cem., Rockdale Township, Crawford Co., Pa. Her tombstone states she was the "wife of Jacob Bunce" and gives her name and age at death.
NOTE: Ezekiel, Henry and Laura are buried next to their mother - Rachel Satterlee Bunce in Miller's Station Cem., Rockdale Twsp., Crawford Co., Pa. Quite a few other members of this BUNCE family are buried in this cemetery also.
A copy of a list of Jacob and Rachel's children made by one of their grandchildren, whom Rachel helped raise after the child's parents died, has been obtained by me and confirms the children listed below. Jacob and Rachel had 17 children as follows:.
Children of JACOB BUNCE and RACHEL SATTERLEE are:
2 i. MARY2 BUNCE married JOHN PEEBLES, JR.
3 ii. WILLIAM BUNCE married SARAH HAMILTON.
4 iii. HENRY BUNCE married SALLY DLEIRS Is this the Sally who has relative named Joseph Fisher?.
5 iv. BETSEY BUNCE married GILES STANFORD,
6 v. JACOB BUNCE married (1) MARY ANN FIELDS (2) SUSAN HAMMOND
7 vi. JOHN BUNCE
8 vii. PLATT BUNCE married (1) MARIETTA (2) HULDA ABIGAIL NICHOLS
9 viii. HORACE BUNCE married PARNEL MARIA GOODENOUGH
10 ix EZRA BUNCE
11 x. JONATHAN BUNCE married HARMONY ANGELINE KINGSLEY
12 xi. PHEBE BUNCE
13 xii. LAURA BUNCE married WILLIAM DAVID KELLY
14 xiii. DANIEL BUNCE
15 xiv. MARGARET BUNCE married (1) GILMAN PALMER (2) JOSIAH HENRY
16 xv. MADISON BUNCE married (1) REBECCA CULBERTSON; (2) CATHERINE
17 xvi. EZEKIEL BUNCE
18 xvii. RUBIA ( OR REUBEN?) BUNCE
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