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Bonner, Joseph

THE FAMILY OF JOSEPH AND SUSANNAH BONNER
submitted by Sean Tinsley

THE GRANDPARENTS OF MARTHA BONNER
(wife of John Tinsley)
Joseph Bonner married in 1780 or earlier to Susannah born ca 1760 or earlier born ???? Sussex County, Virginia died: Jan. 6, 1825 died: 1823 Jones County, GA Jones County, GA
Revolutionary War soldier, Joseph Bonner was a pvt. in Capt. Nathaniel Fox’s Co. 6th Virginia Battalion
Their Children were: (only 4 known, could be more)
1. William Bonner
born: 1781, Prince George County, VA
died: 1852, Troup County, GA
married: Apr. 27, 1809, Washington County, GA, Nancy Chappell, daughter of John and Sarah (Heath) Chappel
2. Hubbard Bonner
born: ????, Prince George County, VA
died: Apr. 18, 1814, Jones County, GA
married: ca 1800, Hancock County, GA, Rachel McGee, daughter of Davis and Penelop (Shockley) McGee
3. Uriah Bonner
born: ????, Prince George County, VA
died: ????
married July 5, 1815, Anne Tyner
4. Susan Bonner
born: Feb. 25, 1791, Prince George County, VA
died: Oct. 29, 1850, Acona, Holmes County, MS
married: Dec. 3, 1816, (as 2ed wife), Joseph McGee, son of Davis and Penelope (Shockley) McGee
NSDAR #567669, Birl Hight Talley, based on descent from Hubbard Bonner. Line Accepted
April 15, 1972. (Earlier NSDAR #s are those of descendants from either William Bonner or Susan Bonner, wife of Joseph McGee.)
REFERENCES
Revolutionary War Record from Nation Archives
D.A.R. Patriot Index p. 71: Joseph Bonner, Virginia soldier 
Knight’s "Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia", p. 224 + p. 345
Records of the office of the Secretary of State, Atlanta, GA
Registrants for the 1805 Georgia Land Lottery: Joseph Bonner, Warren Co., GA
Hubbard Bonner, Hancock Co., GA
1820 Georgia Land Lottery:
Joseph Bonner, Revolutionary War Soldier living in Jones Co., GA and Harris Militia
District of said county drew:
Lot No. 127th in 27th District of orginal Early Co., GA (250 acres) and
Lot No. 493 in 8th District of orginal Appling Co., GA (490 acres);
(both areas having been reserved for drawing by indigent or invalid Revolutionary soldiers)
* since Joseph Bonner owned 202 1/2 acres of land on Commissioner’s Creek (adjoining son Jubbard Bonner), he could not have qualififed as an indigent so must have been an invalid.
Records have not been located to show weather he paid the required $18.00 grant fee for each lot: sold his land warrants: or let the land go by default. The late was not an uncommon practice in Georgia -- the only state to dispense lands by lotteries. Counties were cut up into lots almost sight unseen with the result that many were unfit for cultivation; others less desirable than the property already owned by the drawer, 
Joseph Bonner left no will and his property was probably divided among his adult heirs by mutual agreement. (His wife died in 1823 and there were no minor heirs so an estate administration was not mandatory.) Only 4 children have been identified to date.
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FAMILY OF HUBBARD AND RACHEL BONNER
FATHER OF MARTHA BONNER
(wife of John Tinsley)
Hubbard Bonner Married: ca 1800, Hancock Co., GA Rachel McGee
born: ????, Prince George County, VA born: ????
died: before Apr. 18, 1814, Jone County, GA died: Oct. 2, 1821Jones County, GA
Their Children were:
1. Elizabeth Bonner
born: ca 1801, Hancock or Jefferson Co., GA
died: before 1893, Holmes Co., MS ?
married: June 22, 1815, Jones County, GA to Elias Taylor, son of Moses andElizabeth Taylor
Guardian, with husband Elias Taylor, of Wm. N., Henry., and Reuben M. Bonner following 1821 death of Rachel (McGee) Bonner Taylor.
Elias and Elizabeth (Bonner) Taylor moved their family, (and ward), to Butler Co., Alabama in 1822. Couple later moved to Holmes County, Miss.
2. Martha Bonner
born: Jan. 16, 1803, Jefferson County, GA
died: Mar. 19, 1873, Kemper County, MS
Married: Sept. 9, 1817, Jones County, GA, John Tinsley
3. William Nevil Bonner
born: Oct. 1, 1806, Hancock County, GA
died: Mar. 28, 1897, Tyler, Simth County, Texas
married Jan. 27, 1825, Butler County, AL, Martha Ellen Wade, daughter of Micajah Wade who joined Ward Taylor (older brother of Elias) in moving their families from Jones County, Georgia to Alabama in Dec. 1818.
William and his family moved to Yazoo County, Miss. after 1830; later to Holmes County, Miss. before moving to Rusk, Cherokee County, Texas 1849. Licensed as Methodist Minister in the East Texas Conference in Nov. 1857.
4. Henry Hubbard Bonner
born: Nov. 4, 1808, Hancock County, GA
died: July 7, 1897, Concord, Upshur County, Texas
married 1829, Greenville, Butler County, AL, Sarah A. Homes, daughter of James and Keziah Matilda (Cox) Homes who had moved from ?, GA to AL before 1819.
Henry and his family moved from Alabama to Kemper County, Miss. where 1840 census shows him on land adjacent to John and Martha (Bonner) Tinsley. To Jefferson County, Texas by 1849; Upshur County, Texas in 1854. (Cotton Planter: owned number of slaves before emancipation.)
5. Reuben McGee Bonner
born: Nov. 8, 1810, Jones County, GA
died: March 1893, Whitney Hill County, Texas
married: Dec. 23, 1830, Butler County, AL, Eliza Bexley Hartley, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Bexley) Hartley who came to AL from Putnam County, GA (In 1819 "Hartley Associates" bought abandoned Ft. Dale, north of Greenville, AL from the U.S. Government.) Eliza died Sept. 10, 1854, Texas.
Reuben M. Bonner was a stage coach-driver for brother-in-law Elias Taylor before setting up a store in Greenville, Butler County, AL. Moved to Freestone County, Texas in 1851, operating Bonner’s Ferry untill 1858 when he moved to Palestine, Texas and organized a stagecoach line from there to Waco where he owned a hotel. Established whole-sale grocery business in Whitney, Hill County, Texas in 1879.
Married second wife, Mrs. Martha Trent (died Dec. 23, 1878) by whom he had one son.
Reuben was and entertaining extrovert, according to contemporaries, Reuben was the most prosperous of the three Bonner brothers.
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INVENTORY OF HUBBARD BONNER'S ESTATE
The following os a true Inventory and appraisement of all the goods, chattels, rights and credits of Hubbard Bonner deceased pointed out to us by Rachel Bonner, Administratrix this 18th day of April 1814.
35 head of hogs $55.00 5 cows and calves $45.00 $100.00
13 head of cattle $47.00 1 bay mare $40.00 $87.00
Bay filley $65.00 1 lot corn supposed 120 bu. at .50 per bu. $60 $125.00
1 lot of fodder supposed 2000 lbs at $1.00 per cwt $20.00
1 bee hive $2.00 1 musket $4.00 $6.00
1 lot of Earthen Ware $10.00 1 Sett of knives and forks $1.50 $11.50
1 lot of tin ware $3.00 1 lot of pewter $5.00 $8.00
1 lot of Jugs $1.50 1 lot of Bottles .50 $2.00
1 jar .50 1 lot of carpentry tools $2.00 $2.50
1 lot of books $10.00 1 sett of Sad Irons $1.50 $11.50
8 Chairs $4.00 1 Chest and trunk $4.00 $8.00
1 table $1.00 3 feather Beds and furniture and 4 Steads $91.50 $92.50
1 Ox cart at $20.00 1 Loom, 4 Slays and 2 pairs of harnes at $7.00 $27.50
2 Wheels and 2 pairs of cards $6.00 1 lot of Cooking Ware $3.00 $9.00
1 Coffee Mill $1.50 1 Tray .50 2 Saddles $8.00 $10.00
7 Geese $3.50 1 lot of Kitchen furniture $10.00 $13.50
1 lot Household Lumber $2.50
1 lot of Bacon supposed at 600 lbs. $60.00
1 lot of Lard supposed 40 lbs. $4.00
1 lot of Soap supposed 40 lbs. $4.00
1 lot of Plantation Utilensils $15.00
1 lot of Oats supposed at 15 bu. $6.00
3 Padlocks $1.00 3 pecks of Salt $2.00 $3.00
1 Sett of Shoe Brushes .25 1 lot of Seed Cotton 360 lbs $7.00 $7.25
1 Due Bill on Levi Loyd given Oct. 20th, 1813 $5.00
1 Due Bill on Peter Thomas given April 16th, 1811 $1.00
1 Due Bill on Josiah Magee given Dec. 4th, 1813 $3.50
1 Note on Joseph Bonner given Dec. 30th, 1813 $10.07
1 Note on Everett Taylor given Aug. 27, 1813 $15.30
1 Account on Peter Thomas $2.50
1 Account on Jesse Cox for Joseph Beard $1.87 1/2
1 Account on Hardy Hill .50
1 Account on Joseph Bonner $18.28 1/2
Also to ditto 391 lbs. of clean cotton received July 15, 1810
To cash on hand $20.00
1 Note on Edward Davis given May 15th, 1813 $8.73 1/2
1 Negro man named Frank $275.00
1 Negro woman named Aggy $125.00
1 Negro man named Nathen $450.00
1 Negro woman named Celia $400.00
1 Square of land, lot 201, Dist. 6, Jones Co., Ga $800.00
We do certify that the foregoing is a true Inventory and Appraisement of all the goods, chattles, rights and credits of Hubbard Bonner deceased as pointed out to us by Rachel Bonner, Administratrix.
Moses Taylor
William Norhern, Jr.
William Bonner
(Land located on Commissioner's Creek; lot of that period in georgia was 202 1/2 acres. this verified by 1830 deed wherein wm. n. and henry h. bonner sold combined 80 acres, 2/5ths of the land owned by the 5 bonner orphans.) note: Jones co. deed book a - page 185 - 186 - Jan. 17, 1809 - mary tinsley sold to jesse cox 101 1/4 acres - 1/2 of lot# 181 in 6th dist.
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(GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY)
An Inventory of the sale of the Effects of Hubbard Bonner, Deceased
Agreeable to Advertizements
Rachel Bonner 14 small shoats $9.00
9 large ditto $9.00
5 hogs $10.00 7 ditto $17.00 $27.00
1 bed and furniture $35.00
1 ditto $30.00 1 ditto $38.00 $78.00
1 chest $3.00 1 trunk $1.50 $4.50
1 table $1.50 8 chairs $4.00 $5.50
3 Jugs and a jar $3.00 3 bottles .50 $3.50
1 lot crockery $11.50 1 musket $3.00 $14.50
1 ditto books $11.00 1 lot water vessels $2.50 $13.50
1 ditto tin, pewter, knives and forks $10.00
John Boon oats more or less at .50 per bushel $9.87 1/2
William Northern 1 Cannister $1.25
Hardy Harrol 1 skillet $.75
Rachel Bonner 1 lot Castings $6.00
1 bed stead and cradle $.50
1 gum (sic) Bees $2.56 1 large pot $3.00 $5.56 1/2
1 white face cow and calf $10.00
1 red cow and calf $10.00
2 steers red and white $10.00
2 heifers red and black $11.50
2 calves $2.00 1 Bull $4.00 $6.00
leather in tan $4.00 7 geese $3.50 $7.50
tray, sieve, sad irons and bell $2.00
2 spinning Wheels, 2 pair cards, 1 reel $12.00
loom $7.50 1 half bushel .50 $8.00
2 saddles $5.00 1 steel mill .75 $5.75
1 plough and gin $2.25 1 ditto $2.25 $4.50
1 hoe and axe $2.37 1/2 2 plough hoes $1.37 1/2 $3.75
John Majors 1 yellow cow and calf $9.75
2 red steers and bell $5.56 1/2
Moses Taylor 1 red cow and calf $8.00
John Gillian 1 yellow pide (sic) cow and calf $10.00
2 steers red and white pide dun red $10.00
2 red pide Heifers $5.25
John Gafford 10 bushels corn at .76 $7.60
Rachel Bonner 2 hoes .75 2 ditto .37 1/2 1 froe and ax $1.50 $2.62 1/2
2 augers 1 reap hook 1 draw knife $1.37 1/2
1 h. saw and hammer $1.12 1/2
1 bay mare 7 years old $50.00
1 ditto 3 years old $70.00
1 ox cart $21.00 120 bushels corn at 93 3/4 + $113.50 $134.93 3/4
600 lbs. Bacon at .07 $42.00
40 lbs. Lard at .07 $2.80
40 lbs. soap at .07 $2.80
5 casks $1.50
2 stacks and more fodder at $1.18 3/4 per cwt.
50 acre open land (rent) 8 months $30.00
1 negro man hired untill 25 next Dec. n. Nathen $25.00
1 negro man hired untill 25 next Dec. n. Frank $41.00
1 negro woman hired untill next Dec. n. Celia $13.00
1 negro woman hired untill next Dec. n. Aggy $8.00
Burrel Myers 1 stack fodder more or less at $1.25 per cwt.
10 bushels corn at .76 $7.60
10 ditto at .76 $7.60
10 ditto at .78 $7.20
Rachel Bonner 360 lbs Cotton at .02 $7.50
William Bonner 1761 lbs Cotton Seed at 2 1/2 $35.92 1/2
Benj. Magee corn $13.00
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BONNER NOTES
Information Sept. 29, 1970 from Mrs. Bertha (Bonner) Lathrop, 129 Myrle Ave., Longveiw
Texas 75601, Great Granddaughter of Reben McGee Bonner and first wife, Eliza Bexley Hartley (died 1854), through son Joseph Elias Bonner: 
Excerpt from biographical sketch of Reuben McGee Bonner -- Hill County, p. 705, "A History of Texas and Texans" by Frank W. Johnson, Archives Divison, Texas State Library, Austin, Texas 78701; (book too fragile to permit reproduction).
"Hubbard Bonner was born in Virginia, died in Georgia 1814. He married Rachel McGee who died in 1821. They had five children: Elizabeth, wife of Elias Taylor. Martha, Wife of Jno. Tinsley. died at age of 73 years. William N., W. Henry (sic), and Reuben McGee Bonner."
Date of publication of above book not given, but Index lists Rebuen’s nephew, Micajah Hubbard Bonner (died 1883) -- Smith County, p. 2487.
Excerpt from March 1893 obituary of Reuben McGee Bonner, Whitney, Hill County, Texas.
"Reuben M. Bonner was 82 years, 4 months, and 12 days old when he died. Survivors include two brothers, Wm. N. Bonner and Henry H. Bonner."
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Abstract:
1830, Jones Co., GA
Deed Book P., p. 29
William Bonner and Henry Bonner sell 80 acres to Richmond P. Bailey for $160.
Land on Commissioners Creek, part of lot 201.
Wit: Elizabeth Taylor signed
Joseph Taylor W. N. Bonner
Henry H. Bonner
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Lot 201 (202 1/2 acres) was the "square" owned by Hubbard Bonner at the time of his death. When did Elias and Elizabeth (Bonner) Taylor, John and Martha (Bonner) Tinsley, and Reuben McGee Bonner sell their 40 acre shares?
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Lot 181 - Mary Tinsley (Widow) Sold 1/2 of her lot, 101 1/4 acres, in 6th Dist. to John Cox

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