Emily Dugger was born on September 2, 1830, in Carter County, Tennessee to Mary Engle, age 44, and John Dugger, age 49.
In 1833 Emily was living in Tennessee where the 1833 Leonid Meteor Shower was most visible, and may have witnessed one of the most spectacular meteor showers in history on “the night the stars fell”
Emily Dugger married Elijah Bunton on 14 Nov 1846 in Johnson County, Tennessee, when she was 16 years old.
They had eleven children:
Mary Ann was born on February 7, 1847.
Jacob Dugger was born on May 18, 1848.
John Franklin was born on March 30, 1853.
Benjamin Taylor was born on August 11, 1855.
James W. was born on January 1, 1858.
Lemuel was born in 1860.
Peter Bird was born on July 12, 1861.
General was born in 1864. General died in 1865
Abraham Cable was born on September 25, 1865.
Ulysses Grant was born on September 30, 1867.
Nancy was born about 1871
Emily Dugger Bunton is listed on the 1850 Census with her husband, Elijah Bunton, in Civil District 5, Johnson County, Tennessee.
Emily Dugger Bunton is listed on the 1860 Census with her husband, Elijah Bunton, in District 10, Johnson County, Tennessee.
Emily Dugger Bunton is listed on the 1880 Census with her husband, Elijah Bunton in District 10, Johnson County, Tennessee.
Emily lived in Johnson County, Tennessee, in 1880.
Emily lived in Johnson County, Tennessee, in 1900.
She lived in Beech Mountain, Watauga, North Carolina in 1910.
Emily Dugger Bunton died 2 Mar 1912 in Tennessee. She is buried in Bunton Cemetery, Johnson County, Tennessee.
↑ Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. Nashville, TN, USA: Tennessee State Library and Archives.
↑ Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C. Census Place: District 5, Johnson, Tennessee; Roll: M432_886; Page: 31B; Image: 67
↑ 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d. Census Place: District 10, Johnson, Tennessee; Roll: M653_1259; Page: 64; Image: 134; Family History Library Film: 805259
↑ Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. Census Place: District 10, Johnson, Tennessee; Roll: 1265; Family History Film: 1255265; Page: 45A; Enumeration District: 004
↑ United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. Census Place: Civil District 10, Johnson, Tennessee; Roll: 1581; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 0098; FHL microfilm: 1241581
↑ Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. Census Place: Beech Mountain, Watauga, North Carolina; Roll: T624_1120; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0148; FHL microfilm: 1375133
Ancestry.com, "Tennessee Records: Bible Records and Marriage Bonds," digital images, Ancestry.com (www.Ancestry.com : accessed 7 November 2013), Pg. 292 entry for Julius Dugger, Jr. and his children; Tennessee Records: Bible Records and Marriage Bonds (book) Compiled by Jeannete Tillotson Acklen, assisted by Eliabeth Carriger Vaught, Mildred Vaughn Bouton, Rebekah Jetton, and Louise Allen Ogden; information suppied by Mrs. W. M. Vaught.
FamilySearch, "Tennesseee State Marriage Index, 1780-2000," Index, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (www.FamilySearch.com : accessed 21 February 2013), Entry for Emily Dugger & Elijah Bunton, Marriage 14 Nov 1846
"Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," index & images, FamilySearch (www.FamilySearch.org : accessed 21 February 2013), Entry for Elijah Bunton and Emily Dugger, marraige date: 15 Nov 1896.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Emily by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Emily:
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