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 Little Home Histories, Part 09 -- Anna Stanton Bundy.

by McDonald, Beulah Patten.

See previous entry: Little Home Histories, Part 08 -- The Bundy Ancestors.

Anna Stanton Bundy, daughter of Joseph and Mary Stanton, was born at the old Stanton home a few miles north of Barnesville, Ohio, on Stillwater Creek eight month, eighth, 1837. On the thirtieth day of the third month 1859 she was married to Nathan Bundy, son of Ezekiel and Mary Bundy.

Anna Stanton Bundy was educated at the Friends school (Olney) near Stillwater Meeting house and at Mt. Pleasant Boarding School, Ohio. It is said by those who knew her in her girlhood days that she was of an unusually gay and happy temperament, enjoying to the fullest the innocent pleasures of life. Anna Stanton Bundy and Nathan Bundy lived for a short time on Sandy Ridge in whet was probably the first house built by Henry Doudna, for his home. At the death of her Mother, they moved back to the old home. Here the following children were born to them: Joseph S. (1-19-1860); Caleb L. (12-12 1862); Mary M. (7-7-1864); and some years later, while living in Barnesville, Ohio, Clara Elma (11-7-1871). Clara died when she was but eighteen months old.

In 1865, Nathan Bundy and his cousin, Chalkley Dawson, put down a coal shaft which they operated for a few years. About 1870, Nathan purchased a men's tailoring store, and not long after his health began to fail. He decided to go to Oregon in the fall of 1873, thinking the climate might be of benefit to one with lung trouble. It turned out to be only a temporary relief.

While he was in Oregon, Anna and her family lived with her brother Eli Stanton, who did so much for them at that time. Many happy hours were spent there. Nathan returned home in the spring, but his health continued to fail and he passed quietly away in the late summer of 1874, at the age of thirty seven.

Once again Anna had her children to take care of and they went to live with her sister Elizabeth Stanton Bailey. They lived with them all that winter and in the spring purchased a little home near them and close to Tacoma Station. The children went to district school #2, and each in turn taught there for a short time. They attended Barnesville school and Lebanon, Ohio, Normal school.

Anna Stanton Bundy's friends were numerous and her relatives were very dear to her. "To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence" was especially true to her. She had a great gift of humor.

Not being a good sleeper, she complained of lying awake many hours in the night and would get sleepy early in the evening. One evening after trying in vain to keep awake, she suddenly arose from her chair and said "I'll go to bed, I know I can keep awake there." She was a great lover of flowers and spent many happy hours in the flower garden.

Possibly her greatest sorrow was the passing away of her only grandson, Clifford B. Colpitts, on ninth month fifth, 1911, at the age of 21. After his death, she began to decline. She had heart trouble, and although she had been in poor health for two years, she did not become worse until within two weeks of her death which occurred tenth month fifth, 1917 at the age of eighty.

Source: Taken from the Stanton Book. Written by: Beulah Patten McDonald, Alden, Pa.

See next entry: Little Home Histories, Part 10 -- The Chalkley Bundy Home.

For the table of contents and first entry in this series, please see: Little Home Histories, Part 01 -- Table of Contents and Introduction.

This entry is adapted from Little Home Histories in Our Early Homes, Belmont County, Ohio, which was published in 1942. Its publication was coordinated by Robert D. and Beulah Patten McDonald. This entry has been reedited for inclusion in the Pierian Press Fulltext eBooks database, and is included on the Stratton House Inn Website by special permission. This entry is licensed for use ONLY on this Website. It may be used for educational purposes and personal pleasure under fair-use provisions via this Website. Please note that the Stratton House Inn iteration of this entry does NOT include the subject headings assigned each chapter for use in the Fulltext eBooks database.

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