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Notes on John Bundrant

John Bundrant was born 22 June 1782 most likely in Henry County, Virginia, and died 30 June 1850 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. He was married to Tabitha Bays (Marriage information given in application of Lucy Gilley Bundrant for widow's pension, War of 1812). He later married  Lucy Gilley 21 April 1816 in Henry County, Virginia. 

Marriage Bonds of Henry County, Virginia show date bond issued as 19 April 1816. Information furnished by Pension Application for War of 1812 showed marriage date of 21 April 1816, married by James Ray, a Minister of the Gospel. John was married earlier to Tabitha Bays, who died 22 April 1813.

1810, 1820 census, Henry County, VA.
1830 census, Warren County, TN
1840 census, Cannon County, TN
1850, 1860 census, Lawrence County, TN
1870 census, Fayette County, TX
Information furnished by Opal Bundrant Horn and Ervil Norton.

John Bundrant Pension Record, War of 1812, No. W.O. 30533 and W.C. 14713 shows service as Private, Capt. Ragsdale's Co., Va. Mil., enlisted Jan. 4, 1814, Discharged Mch. 28, 1814, enlisted at Pittsylvania County, discharged at Norfolk, VA. Drafted in Danville, VA as substitute for Thomas Stacy. Received both land grants and pension.

Wayne County, Tennessee History
John Bundrant (1782-1850) married Lucy Gilley (1797-1882) in Henry County, Virginia on April 21, 1816. Their children are: William Junior b. 1818, Peter, Bettie, Clayborn, Hardin, Nancy, and Daniel. 
William Junior married Lucinda Gillie (1818-1904). William Junior and Lucinda left Virginia. On the way to Texas, they stopped in Wayne County for the birth of a baby. They settled in Wayne County. Their children: John, George, Dallas, Peter, Charles, Hardin, Frank, Louise, and Martha. William fought in the Mexican War. On his way home, he took sick in Pocahontas, Tennessee where he died and was buried. Lucinda died in 1904 and is buried in the cemetery behind Leatherwood Church. Charles Hardin (1855-1943) married Cova Lena McClain (1850-1936). Both are buried in Greenwood Cemetery. Their children: Jesse Hardin b. September 9, 1883, Shield, and Harris (goes on further with Jesse's children). Submitted by Charles Bundrant. 

Henry County, Virginia, Marriage Bonds, 1778-1849 page 7
[p.7] Apr. 19, 1816 Bundurant, John, and Lucy Gilley. 

War of 1812 Service Records
Bundurant John 5 Regiment Virginia Militia. Private 29 602