From "The Centennial History of Belmont County" published abt 1901. DILLWYN C. BUNDY, secretary…

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From "The Centennial History of Belmont County" published abt 1901. DILLWYN C. BUNDY, secretary and treasurer of the Belmont Insurance Association, of Barnesville , Ohio, is one of Belmont County's representative, substantial and prominent citizens. He bears a name which is honored through the county for its estimable character and is notable as belonging to the pioneer days. Dillwyn C. Bundy was born in Belmont County, March 29, 1861, a son of Hon. William and Asenath (Doudna) Bundy, the former of whom is one of the distinguished citizens of this county, now retired from the activities of public life. He was one of a family of 12 children born to William and Sarah (Overman) Bundy, eleven of whom still survive. The father of Hon. William Bundy was born in North Carolina, in 1780 and in 1806 came to Belmont County. Ohio, settling on a farm near Barnesville. In 1815 he located his permanent home in Warren township, on section 4, and remained there until his death, which occurred in June, 1828. His wife was also a North Carolinian by birth. Both parents of Hon. William Bundy were consistent and leading members of the Society of Friends. They named their children as follows : Mary, Ezekiel, Eli, Charity, John, Nathan, Sarah, William, Dempsey, Chalkley, and Elizabeth, ten of these being deceased. Hon. William Bundy was born in Warren township, Belmont County, in 1819, and grew to manhood accustomed to agricultural pursuits. His education was acquired in the country schools. In 1843 he married Prudence Wood, and one child, Allen, was born to this union. Mrs. Bundy died about 18 months after marriage. Three years later, Mr. Bundy married Asenath Doudna, daughter of Joel Doudna, a native of North Carolina. Nine children were born to this union, as follows : Prudence, deceased; T. Clarkson; Joel P., deceased; Almeda, deceased; Evaline, deceased; Charles, deceased; Dillwyn, Rebecca H., and an infant which passed away in babyhood. Mrs. Bundy was a most estimable and dearly beloved Christian woman, and for 42 years was her husband's companion, her death occurring on September 20, 1889. Mr. Bundy followed a farming life, occupying an estate of 365 acres, but, like Cincinnatus of old, he was called from his plow to assume the duties of a statesman, his fellowcitizens electing him as a Representative to the General Assembly, in 1875. Although the district was Democratic, and Mr. Bundy was a Republican in politics, the personal esteem in which he was held resulted in his election. His deep interest in the growth and development of Belmont County has been constant, and although now advanced in years and out of the rapid tide, he notes all local improvements with pleasure and is generous in his assistance of worthy enterprises. Dillwyn C. Bundy was reared in Warren township, attended the common schools and there laid the foundation of an education which he later completed at the Friends' Boarding School at Barnesville, Ohio. At manhood he located on his present fine farm of 108 acres and is acknowledged to he one of the leading agriculturists of the county. Upon the organization of the Belmont Insurance Association of Barnesville, in 1897, he became its secretary and treasurer. This company represents over $2,000,000 of property, and is conducted exclusively as an association for the insurance of farm property. The amount of insurance now in force is $1,150,000, and the list of policy holders in Belmont County reaches almost 900. The marriage of Mr. Bundy was to Elizabeth Steer, daughter of James and Mary (Green) Steer, prominent farming people of Belmont County, and a family of five children was born to this union, namely : Charles E., Amie, Walter A., deceased ; Mary E., and Margaret A. This family and connections represent many members of the Society of Friends in Belmont County, and is especially known for its public spirit and integrity of life and character. Mr. Bundy is active in his adherence to the Republican party, and is widely known and universally respected.

Given names Surname Sosa Birth Place Death Age Place Last change
Dillwyn C. Bundy
between 29 and March 30, 1861
1,993 OH (probably Belmont Co)
6 April 30, 1942
80 1,913 Never
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