George Bunker

9 May 1740–5 May 1827 (Age 87)
Nantucket, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life 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, at the age of 52, 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

Spouse and Children


    Phoebe Barnard


4 January 1763
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


    Phebe Bunker


    Zebulon Bunker


    Cromwell Bunker


    George Bunker Jr.


    Mary Bunker


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Bunker





    Chistopher Bunker


    Abigail Bunker


    John Bunker



    Mary Bunker


+2 More Children

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

1 English: nickname, of Norman origin, for a reliable or good-hearted person, from Old French bon ‘good’ + cuer ‘heart’ (Latin cor).2 German: variant of Boenker .

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

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Sources (3)

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

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