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 it. These Bunyard and Shinabarger histories are in more detail than those found under My Genealogy.
The Shinabarger Family History book became too large for 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/generations which chronicle the family history. Click on the title to download or read any chapter.
BUNYARD FAMILY HISTORIES
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
William Carl Bunyard 1913 – 1986
Russell Edward Bunyard 1917 – 1996
SHINABARGER FAMILY HISTORIES