Charlie Leander Bunn

All info and pictures on this page sent in by Christine

Charlie Leander Bunn & Emma Isabel Bunn (nee Brooks)

Charlie & Emma are her grandparents;

Lela was their daughter; Ida & Emma were sisters and Mary was their mother.

Charlie was born in Waco, TX, [FBP- AL, MBP - TN]. 

Charlie and Emma had seven children [one died] in/around Nevada Co [my mother was born in Cale] in 1912.  In 1919,  they moved to Miller Co, in a covered wagon.  They had one more daughter in 1922. 

Emma and Ida had an older sister, Eliza Caroline, b. 1871.  She married a Baptist preacher, Heil Freeman Upchurch in Dec 1890.  They settled in Grant, Choctaw IT, OK. 

The Bunn family in 1920:

Back row- Lela Emma, Mamie Pauline, Jesse Martin, Maggie Christine;

Front - Charlie holding Bessie Marie and Emma holding Millard Wilson. 

Mary Annetta Cox-Brooks-Blackman

Grma Blackmon was born in Cobb Co. GA [Atlanta] and brought to AR before she was a year old.  Her first husband's parents were in the traveling party with several other families.  They came through the cholera epidemic coming up the Mississippi River to AR.  After Grpa Brooks died in 1896, Grma married James Blackmon. 


Edmon-Young Family

I am still trying to track my Edmon-Young families.  The Youngs also came from GA in 1849.  They were on the way to the CA goldfields and had a stagecoach stopover in Bossier Parish, liked it and decided to stay.  They were planters, horsemen and operated Young's Ferry on Bodcau Bayou.  Two daughters and four sons came with them.  One daughter was Nancy Ann who married Edmond H. Strange.  One son died before 1860 and the other three sons were in the Cavalry in the Civil War.  Two of them died by 1865 and the last one was my great-grandfather.  James Ellis eventually moved to Texarkana and was at one time a street car conductor.  Quote from my Aunt, " He was a very tall man with red hair and long red beard.  He was called 'Big Red'."  She told me this when I was wondering how my youngest son got red hair.