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ISAAC K. BUNN, of Blue Mound Township, who was born in Fayette County, Ohio, Feb. 11, 1832, came to this county with his parents when a lad of seven years, and has since made his home within its boundaries. He moved to Blue Mound Township in the spring of 1884 and located upon his fine farm of 160 acres, where he also has a handsome and substantial residence, good barn and all other necessary out-buildings. His entire property consists of 720 acres, part of which is situated in Martin Township.

The subject of this history is the son of Henry C. and Mary E. (Moser) Bunn, natives of Pennsylvania, and of excellent German ancestry. They lived in Pennsylvania a few years after their marriage, then removed to Ohio, and made their home in Fayette until 1839. Thence they came to Illinois, and locating in Empire Township, this county, there passed the remainder of their days. Their children, eleven in number, included five sons and six daughters, of whom our subject was the eighth.

Isaac Bunn was less, than twenty years old when he started out for himself, and was employed as a farm laborer for one year. He afterward rented land in Empire and Blue Mound Townships for six years, and then purchased forty acres in Martin Township, where he lived with his family until the spring of 1884, when he became a permanent resident of Blue Mound Township, as before stated.

The marriage of Isaac K. Bunn and Miss Ruth A. Waldon took place in Empire Township, Dec. 28, 1851. Mrs. B. is the daughter of Edward Thomas and Charity (Blue) Waldon, natives respectively of Virginia and Ohio: the mother was of Irish descent. After their marriage they settled in Sangamon County, Ill., whence, in 1835, they removed to Empire Township, this county, where the father died in 1847. The mother still survives, and is at present in Martin Township. Of their ten children six lived to mature years.

Mrs. Bunn was born in Sangamon County, Ill., Aug. 11, 1831. Of her union with our subject there were born eleven children, two of whom died in infancy: Minor K. married Miss Emma Davison, and resides in Livingston County, Ill.; Francis M. married Miss Mary C. Homan, and is a resident of Dakota; John L. married Miss Nancy E. Paxton, Jerry I. married Miss Tillie C. Rieke, and Hugh W. married Miss Nellie M. Lane, all live in Martin Township; Eva J., Mary A. and Abraham M. are at home with their parents; Genevra is the wife of Lewis Hetland, and resides in Dakota. Mr. Bunn is Republican in politics, and is a gentleman highly esteemed by the community.

[SOURCE: Portrait and biographical album of McLean County, Ill. : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the governors of Illinois, and of the presidents of the United States. (Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887). Transcribed and annotated by Judy Rosella Edwards.]

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