Robert Bunner was a shoemaker and a Civil War Veteran; he also worked on
occasion as a prizefighter; fought in the Union Army, Private in Company C/11th
Regiment & Infantry(enlisted on 12/24/1865) (discharged 12/24/1864 with
William Pride and Robert Bunner both fought together in The Union Army.
William was sent to an insane asylum established after the war in Weston, W Va.
Robert and Mary were disturbed by William's circumstance and went to bring him
home. They brought him to their home and cared for him until he died. Living
with Robert on the 1870 Census was William Pride (brother of his wife, Mary
Pride) who was listed as insame/feeble -
William Pride was also the husband of
Hannah Bunner (Robert's sister).
The children of William and Hannah that were still at home at that time were"farmed out" with the following families according to the 1870 Calhoun County,
Hannah Retta Pride, age 6, lived with Thornton and Mary Ferrell.
William C. Pride, age 10, lived with John and Sarah Goldsmith.
Minerva Pride, age 12, lived with Benjamin and Roseanne Dye
Elizabeth Pride, age 14, lived with Hiram and Jane Ferrell.
Susan Pride, age 16, lived with Thomas and Louisa Ferrell.
In 1880 Hannah Bunner Pride, wife of William Pride, Sr., was living with sons
William C. Pride, age 20, and Robert Pride, age 14, in Calhoun County, WV
according to the 1880 Census.
In 1900 Hannah, wife of William Pride, Sr., now 78 and a widow is living with
her daughter and son-in-law, Hannah Rhetta Pride and William Asbury Freed in
the Union District of Ritchie County, WV.
Hannah & William are buried side by side with Robert and Mary in the Freed
Cemetery in Calhoun County, W.Va. located on Leading Creek about 2 miles north
of Goodnight Cemetery near Freed (this is also known as E, U.B. Cemetery, also
known as Pennsboro First Methodist Cemetery, Ritchie County
4/28/1887 Robert, after the death of his wife Mary Pride, married the Widow
Mary Will (Robert was 71).