Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Bonnel, Bunnell, Broadwell, Brooks, Bygote,Daniels, Price, Searing, Williams, Wilmot, Brewer, George, Herde

As we look at the Bonnell name, notice that changes to the spelling that took place over time. You will see it as Bonnell, Bunnell and Bonnel. Names were spelled phonetically.

Thomas Bonnell
(Boonell), born 1540 Hondschoote, Ypres, Flanders France; died 1607 Norwich England. Married Jacque Marei Bygote (alternate middle name: Niarie). Jacque was born 1540 Hondschoote, Ypres, Flanders, France.

Thomas Bonnell (b 1540) and Jacque had a son named Benjamin Bonnell, born sometime between 1580-1510 in London England. Died after July 1655 in London England. Thomas Bonnell married Rebecca Brooks, born 1595 Cheshire England.

Thomas Bonnell and Rebecca Brooks had a son named William Bunnell, born 1610 in Cheshire England. Died 18 August 1699 New Haven CT. William Bunnell married Annie Wilmot, born 1614 in New Haven CT, died May 1654 New Haven CT.
Some reference note that William Bunnell came to America about 1630.

Nathaniel Bonnel (Sr.) b: BET 1600-1610 in England, d: sometime after 1654; and Ann Wilmot, b: BET 1610-1619 in England. Married Susanna Whitehead, born 1648 or 1650, died 12 February 1778 in Springfield NJ. (Alternate first names for Susanna are Suzanna and Susannah)

The house that Nathaniel built at 1045 East Jersey Street was built before 1682 and may be the oldest house in Elizabeth NJ. It has been renovated and was headquarters for the New Jersey Society of the Sons of the American Revolution at one time.

Nathaniel Bonnel (Sr) and Susanna Whitehead's son's name was Nathaniel Bonnel Jr., born in 1669. Nathaniel Bonnel died 4 September 1736. Nathaniel Bonnel Jr. married Mary Searing. Mary Searing was born about 1682 in Elizabethtown NJ. Mary Searing was the daughter of Thomas Searing, born about 1646 in Southwork England.

Nathaniel Bonnel Jr. and Mary Searing had a son named James Bonnel. James was born in 1710 in New Jersey. James Bonnel married Sarah Broadwell. Sarah Broadwell was born sometime between 1712 and 1716. Sarah Broadwell Bonnel died 274 March 1791. James Bonnel died on 27 September 1788 in Scotch Plains, NJ.

James Bonnel and Sarah Broadwell had a son named Stephen Bunnell (Sr).(I have seen Stephen listed as Stephan in some sources) born 1731 in Union County New Jersey. In 1754 in Essex County NJ, Stephen Bunnell married Mary Daniels, born 1734.

STEPHEN BUNNELL Military Information:
I also found from another source: NY Militia, Captain Samuel Jones' Company, Hasbruck's Regiment. Note spelling difference between Hasebrouck and Hasbruck.

Stephen Bunnell and Mary Daniels had a son named David Bunnell.
David Bunnell was born in 1764 in Scotch Plains New Jersey and died 10 February 1816 in Ohio. David Bunnell was married to Elizabeth Price in 1796 in Mason County Kentucky. Elizabeth Price was born in 1778.

David Bunnell and Elizabeth Price had a son named Barzilla Bunnell, born in 1801 in Mason County KY. He died sometime between 1840 and 1849. Barzilla Bunnell married Nancy Sarah Williams, born 1805 in NJ.

Barzilla Bunnell and Nancy Sarah Williams were the parents of Hannah Maria Bunnell, born January 28, 1828 in Indiana.

Hannah Maria Bunnell married Abraham Brewer, a blacksmith, on 8 June 1843. Abraham Brewer was born 24 October 1823 in Green County, PA. Abraham Brewer died in 1906.

Hannah Maria Bunnell and Abraham Brewer's daughter, Annie Laura Brewer, (Alternate middle name Laurie) was born 24 May 1864. Annie Laura Brewer married Francis Marion George on 3 July 1879. Francis Marion George was born on 26 March 1855 in Ottumwa, IA. Francis Marion George died on 8 June, 1930.

Francis Marion George and Annie Laura Brewer had a daughter, Susie Elmira George. Susie was born on 29 September 1886 in Soldier, KS. NOTE: Susie Elmira George went by the name Susan in adult life, but Susie was her legal name. Susie Elmira George married August Ludwig Herde in 1905.

Susie Elmira George died in 1973 in Billings, Oklahoma. Her husband, August Ludwig Herde, lived to be 98 years old. He died on 16 December, 1974 in Billings Oklahoma. Some genealogists show August's name as Augustin. This is incorrect. August was his real first name. It is a German name and is pronounced "Ow-Goost."


Dan Searing said...

Great blog..was able to go to the Searing references right away. The mentioned Thomas Searing is a sibling of a John Searing, who is in my line..I am looking into the Mary Searing as she is listed as a daughter in two places and your listing does not quite square with info I have...certainly not unusual going this far back....but I would not have known who she was unless I had seen your blog..the Searing name came up in a google alert I have. So we are related, but in a very distant way. Any other Searing info appreciated. And I may link this to, my own blog on the Searing family. Dan Searing

TreeOfGenealogy said...

Hi Dan, I wish I had noted where I located this information on Searing. I'm sorry I don't recall. I think you should hold my information with suspicion for now. But I'm glad if it gives you more avenues to check out!