Bunting Family Papers, 1739-1957

(1 oversized box; 1 linear ft.)

RG5/220


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Abstract
The Bunting family was a Pennsylvania Quaker family, closely associated with Darby, Pa., and Darby Monthly Meeting. The Bunting family had many branches descending from the ten children of Josiah and Sarah (Hunt) Bunting; Josiah Bunting (1734-1813) was a minister and elder of Darby Monthly Meeting. One of his sons, Josiah (1773-1863) married Sarah Sellers. His son, Joseph (1830-1890) married Elizabeth Spencer Miller (1833-1905), a descendent of the Miller and McIlvain families, also Pennsylvania Quakers. The collection contains business and estate papers, correspondence, and genealogical and related materials which descended in the family of Joseph and Elizabeth Spencer (Miller) Bunting. Of interest is a letter from Quaker minister, John Jackson (1809-1855) expressing his religious views.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL The Bunting family was a Pennsylvania Quaker family, closely associated with Darby, Pa. The Bunting family had many branches descending from the ten children of Josiah and Sarah (Hunt) Bunting; Josiah Bunting (1734-1813) was a minister and elder of Darby Monthly Meeting. One of his sons, Josiah (1773-1863) married Sarah Sellers. Another son, Joseph (1830-1890) married Elizabeth Spencer Miller (1833-1905), a descendent of the Miller and McIlvain families, also Pennsylvania Quakers.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT The collection contains business and estate papers, correspondence, and genealogical and related materials which descended in the family of Joseph and Elizabeth Spencer (Miller) Bunting. Of interest is a letter from Quaker minister, John Jackson (1809-1855) expressing his religious views.

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection is divided into six series:


Added entries

Subjects
  • Bunting family
  • Delaware County (Pa.) -- Darby
  • Miller family
  • Quakers -- Pennsylvania
  • Quakers -- Social life and customs
  • Sellers family
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Jackson, John, 1809-1855
Credits
Processed by: AA/SKM
Date: 2001
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Inventory

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE RECORDS
Notes
Note to Researchers: To request materials, please note both the location and box numbers shown below:

Ser. 1. Bunting Family Correspondence and Personal Papers, 1752-1939

Received by Elizabeth Spencer Bunting
Including genealogical research from Benj. Hallowell
1873-1898 Box 1

Received by Elizabeth and Rachel Bunting 1830 Box 1

Received by Mrs. Joseph Bunting from son, George Bunting 1872, 1883 Box 1

Sent by George M. Bunting to his parents 1871-1873 Box 1

Received by Edith Bunting 1909-1939 Box 1

Received by Josiah Bunting
Includes John Jackson to Josiah Bunting concerning his religious beliefs (1837/38?); Jos. Dodgson regarding split at Mount Pleasant (1828, and n.d.), and sympathy letter from Benjamin Price on the death of Josiah's wife.
1828, 1837?, 1850, n.d. Box 1

Received by Samuel S. Bunting from his sister 1862 Box 1

Sarah Bunting's acknowledgement to Darby Monthly Meeting 1752 (copy) Box 1

Received by Caroline Keen Bunting from her mother 1921 Box 1

Received by Anna Miller Bunting, from her mother, Eliz. Spencer Bunting 1906 Box 1

Received by George Bunting 1871-1883 Box 1

Genealogical correspondence, etc. 1814-1905 (some copies) Box 1

Morgan Bunting genealogical notes and address on Darby Burial Ground n.d. Box 1

Ser. 2. Bunting Family Business & Finances, 1813-1957

Bills, receipts, and certificates 1814-1887 Box 1

Estate papers, Anna Miller Bunting, Caroline Keen Bunting and others 1859-1957 Box 1

Miscellaneous indentures, deeds, wills, and estate papers 1813-1957 Box 1

Account book, Watson and Bunting 1820 Box 1

Ser. 3. Sellers family, 1786-1886

Sellers family correspondence, miscellaneous 1786-1886 (some copies) Box 1

Estate of D. Sellers, financial accounts c. 1817-1826 Box 1

Ser. 4. Spencer/McIlvain families, 1820-1828

Genealogical and related papers 1820-1828 Box 1

Ser. 5. Miller family, 1799-1900

Correspondence, estate records and miscellaneous papers ca. 1799-1900 Box 1

Sallie Miller to her parents, Levis and Anne Miller 1863-1865 (27 ALs) Box 1

Ser. 6. Miscellaneous Family Papers, 1739-1890

Levis/Spencer, Coleman, Taylor, Andrews, Blunston, and Moore family papers
Including some correspondence, deeds, and copies of monthly meeting records
1739-1890 Box 1

Miscellaneous notes, memorabilia, unidentified authors Box 1