William B. Bonnett

William B. Bonnett (1774 1858) William Bonnett was born on September 14, 1774 in Hampshire County, (now West Virginia), the son of Samuel and Mary Elizabeth Bonnett.  He married Barbara Harpold on March 3, 1799.  They had twelve children.  His daughter, Elizabeth married Isaac Newton Flesher.  They were pioneers, moving from Harrison County to Mill Creek, at Ripley, in Jackson County, West Virginia.  He was one of the first to build a log cabin in the heart of Jackson County along with Thomas Carney and George Castro, Sr.  William Bonett died on July 10, 1858, in Jackson County.[1]


[1] Jackson County, West Virginia, Past and Present, 1990, pages 127 - 128

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Father*                       Samuel Bonnett (b. 1738, d. 17 Dec 1789)

Mother*                      Mary Elizabeth Lorentz

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Birth*               14 Sep 1774                Hampshire County, WV.

Marriage*         03 Mar 1799                Barbara Harpold (b. 05 Feb 1783, d. 20 Aug 1867); Hampshire County, WV.  

Daughter:     cir __ ___ 1800                Sarah Margaret Bonnett (b. circa 1800,          )

Daughter:         04 Oct 1802                Eliazbeth M. Bonnett (b. 04 Oct 1802, d. 30 Mar 1880)

Daughter:        09 May 1805                Mary Bonnett (b. 09 May 1805,          ); Harrison County, WV.

Daughter:         __ ___ 1807                Susannah Bonnett (b. 1807,          )

Daughter:    cir __ ___ 1810                Sarah Bonnett (b. circa 1810,          )

Son:                04 Apr 1811                William Bonnett (b. 04 Apr 1811,          )

Daughter:    cir __ ___ 1815                Mary Matilda Bonnett (b. circa 1815,          )

Daughter:         28 Jul 1816                Louisa Bonnett (b. 28 Jul 1816,          )

Son:           cir __ ___ 1821                Nicholas H. Bonnett (b. circa 1821,          )

Son:                17 Jul 1824                John Alexander Bonnett (b. 17 Jul 1824,          ); Jackson County, WV.

Daughter:        __ ___ 1828                Martha E. Bonnett (b. 1828,          )

Death*             10 Jul 1858                Jackson County, WV.

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