Over the years, I have organized and written several family histories. I do not wish for them to be lost to others. In this era of Covid-19, I am faced with ample time to revise and summarize my information and post them. These Bunyard and Shinabarger histories are in more detail than those found under My Genealogy.

The Shinabarger Family History became too large for further printing and with the development of excellent computer programs dedicated to genealogy, I find it easier and faster to add and update my files using Reunion. With over 21,000 individuals in my files, I could not maintain the information in the histories. The research information available through Ancestry and other online sources continues to amaze. I often think, if my mother had only had these resources when she was doing family research throughout the 1960/1970/1980s, I am sure there would be far more people accounted for in our family histories.

I have posted the chapters which chronicle the family history. Click on the icon to download or read any chapter. (Warning, some are large.)


First Generation American “From Convict to Colonist

James Beal Bunyard  1744 – 1817

Second Generation “Pioneer Settler

Samuel B. Bunyard   1793 – 1875

Third Generation “Civil War Soldier

Loyd M. Bunyard  1832 – 1862

Fourth Generation “Migrant Laborer

William Washington Bunyard  1858 – 1920

Fifth Generation “Iowa Roots

Edward Durwood Bunyard  1882 – 1952

Sixth Generation “Full Circle”

William Carl Bunyard        1913 – 1986

Russell Edward Bunyard   1917 – 1996

Russell Edward Bunyard   1917 – 1996

Richard Ernest Bunyard.   1940 – 2018

P. D. Bunyard                      1959

R. W. Bunyard                     1966


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