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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Family Time Line

George Bunker
1740–1827
Phoebe Barnard
1744–1836
Marriage: 4 January 1763
Phebe Bunker
1764–
Zebulon Bunker
1765–1780
Mary Bunker
1769–1803
Cromwell Bunker
1766–1793
George Bunker Jr.
1768–1830
Rowenna Bunker
1770–1853
Owen Bunker
1775–1864
Franklin Bunker
1777–1800
Phebe Bunker
1780–1855
John Bunker
1784–1854

Spouse and Children

    Male1740–1827Male

    Phoebe Barnard

    Female1744–1836Female

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

(10)

    Phebe Bunker

    Female1764–Female

    Zebulon Bunker

    Male1765–1780Male

    Cromwell Bunker

    Male1766–1793Male

    George Bunker Jr.

    Male1768–1830Male

    Mary Bunker

    Female1769–1803Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Bunker

    Male1697–1760Male

    Female1710–1785Female

siblings

(7)

    Chistopher Bunker

    Male1727–1808Male

    Abigail Bunker

    Female1730–Female

    John Bunker

    Male1737–1778Male

    Male1740–1827Male

    Mary Bunker

    Female1745–1819Female

+2 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

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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