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Descendants of Sobriety Bunker

For some time now, I have been maintaining a comprehensive data base on the descendants of Sobriety Bunker, designated by the Bunker Family Association as D15-II in the Dover branch. Originally, a number of Bunker descendants shared information to produce a comprehensive report in 1996, and the report was updated in March 1997. Since that time, a number of anciliary lines have been documented, and numerous cousins have shared and compiled additional information, which I have added to my own family history data base, which is available through the following site: More recently, I received a huge update from Randy Schroder, whose wife Alice Williams Schroder is a Bunker/Williams cousin. Randy’s work documents the descendants of Sarah Jane Williams, who married Alexander Behanna about 1840, and the descendants of Sarah’s sister Hannah Williams, who married Alexander Behanna’s brother Henry B. in about 1837. Tracing the family roots of the these two couples added several weeks of work to documenting the extension of the Sobriety Bunker descendancy lines.

In addition, I have also received extensive additional information on the descendants of Melzar Fremont Winslow (another Sobriety Bunker descendant), who married Mary Octavia Picraux in 1887. Adding that new information, courtesyof Denise Foley, will increase my data base to more than 10,000 individuals and extend what is known about Sobriety Bunker’s descendants greatly. Rather than produce a printed report that could easily run more than 500 pages, including notes, sources, etc., it is my plan at the moment to distribute this information on a CD to members of the Bunker Family Association (after appropriately privatizing certain information on living individuals) and other family members. I am hoping to complete this work by early summer. At the moment, I am planning to make copies of the CD available for about $18, including shipping and handling. If you would be interested in purchasing one, please send an e-mail to me at After deducting the costs of making the CDs and shipping and handling, proceeds of this effort will be channeled back into maintaining the Bunker Family Association’s web site. Further information on this will be forthcoming as soon as I get a little further along.

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  1. Sam Mcvay says

    I don’t know if you are still working on this but I have a published hard copy book on the bunker/Williams family.

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