Does anyone have any information about Marietta Bunker (Bunker-1821)?

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Marietta Bunker was the mother of William Rand, son of Benjamin Rand (Rand-1597), who was born in Lacolle, Quebec in 1832. So she was likely born around 1810-1815. She could also have been the mother to more of Benjamin Rand's children. His family moved to Clinton, New York before the second child was born.

WikiTree profile: Marietta Rand
in Genealogy Help by Culley Schweger Bell G2G6 (9.9k points)

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Not what you are looking for, but, found this, so perhaps there is another child?


First name(s) Marietta

Last name Rand

Sex Female

Father's first name(s) -

Father's last name -

Mother's first name(s) -

Mother's last name -

Event Marriage

Year 1843

Event date 20 Nov 1843

Location Wrentham

Place Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

County Norfolk

State Massachusetts

Country United States

Spouse's first name(s) Daniel

Spouse's last name Guild Or Guilde

Spouse's sex Male

Spouse's father's first name(s) -

Spouse's father's last name -

Spouse's mother's first name(s) -

Spouse's mother's last name -

FamilySearch film number 001902305

Record set United States Marriages

Category Life Events (BDMs)

Subcategory Civil Marriage & Divorce

Collections from Americas, United States

by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
Thank you for looking! I don't have any records of any "Marietta " being born to Benjamin. He had one daughter, Elizabeth and many sons from two, possibly three wives. It does seem to be a popular name in the time period.
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I find nothing in this province's records for the couple Rand-Bunker.  Lacolle parishes, whether CofE or Methodist, don't seem to have records prior to 1835 or so.  Looking for anybody named Bunker, they seem to have been in the Shefford Township mostly.  No Marietta found.

Are you sure about the Lacolle location?
by Danielle Liard G2G6 Pilot (346k points)

Thank you for looking into this. I do think the location in Quebec was Lacolle, based on this  information, "William Rand was born in Lacolle, Canada, February 19, 1832. His youth was spent upon a farm, and in 1835 his parents removed to Plattsburgh, New York, where he was educated in the common schools." This is from a passage in a historical account of the history of Dodge Co., Minn. It seems that the information provided about William and his brothers came from his brother Henry Clay Rand. Perhaps they were only briefly in the area of Lacolle and she was from Shefford. I have seen records of Bunkers in Shefford, although only head of household names. Maybe she will show up in a private family record somewhere.

I find a number of Bunkers in Drouin, their locations are in Shefford township, Chambly, Bolton, all basically in the Eastern townships area except Chambly, ie most of these places were settled by Loyalists.  Chambly is the exception, dating back to New France days, but relatively near to the others.  

Lacolle is south of most of the others, quite near US border.  So any religious ceremonies might have actually been recorded on the other side of the border, or else by itinerant ministers.  Or in Henrysburgh/Henryville, which appears to have had joint records with Lacolle for a while. (Methodists for that one).

Your Marietta might possibly have been baptized Marie, Mariette is a known diminutive of Marie in French, might have crossed over to English that way.

Have you any idea which denomination they belonged to?
Thank you for your reply, Danielle.

 I haven't found certain evidence of any denomination. However, I would expect they were Methodist as the later generations were definitely not Catholic. I am guessing they were part of the Bunkers who moved from New York and crossed back and forth over the border. Marietta Bunker Rand and her husband Benjamin Rand's later children were born in Plattsburgh, New York.The death record for their last child (Or the first child with his second wife.) was noted in a Baptist Church registry.

 There could be some French connection, but I haven't seen any in any other part of the family.
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My research and the Bunker Family Association do not have any information for a Marietta Bunker who married Benjamin Rand.

We do have a Marietta Bunker (born 2 March 1815) of Cranberry Isles, Maine who married Stephen Lane and George Bennett, but that is all. (
by James Paxton G2G6 Mach 1 (12.1k points)
Thank you for looking into this. The date seems correct but the spouses don't match up so I'll just have to keep looking.

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