George Bunker

Male9 May 1740–5 May 1827

Brief Life History of George

When George Bunker was born on 9 May 1740, in Nantucket, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Bunker, was 42 and his mother, Mary Coffin, was 29. He married Phoebe Barnard on 4 January 1763, in Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. In 1791, his occupation is listed as master of the whaling ship washington, which was one of the first to round cape horn. in Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. He died on 5 May 1827, in Nantucket, Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Nantucket, Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States.

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George Bunker
Phoebe Barnard
Marriage: 4 January 1763
Phebe Bunker
Zebulon Bunker
Mary Bunker
Cromwell Bunker
George Bunker Jr.
Rowenna Bunker
Owen Bunker
Franklin Bunker
Phebe Bunker
John Bunker

Sources (10)

  • George Bunker, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • George Bunker, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Geo. Bunker in entry for Phebe Worth, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"

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  • Marriage
    4 January 1763Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
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    World Events (6)


    Age 36

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 36

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 46

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname, of Norman origin, for a reliable or good-hearted person, from Old French bon ‘good’ + cuer ‘heart’ (from Latin cor).

    German (Bünker): variant of Bönker (see Boenker ).

    History: Bunker Hill in Charlestown, MA, was named as land assigned in 1634 to George Bunker of Charlestown, who had emigrated from Odell in Bedfordshire, England.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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