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BONNETT: Of upper Pocatalico and Spring Creek. Descendants of Jesse Hughes, the famous Indian scout of "Border Warfare."

Jacob Bonnett, son of a Jacob Bonnett of the Bonnett family figuring' in Indian atrocities committed on the intrepid settleds of the Monongahel aValley, was born in that valley, and there united in marriage with Martha Hughes, daughter of the famous Jesse Hughes.

Soon after marriage they came "West" and settled near Uriah Gandee's about the divide between the Kanawhas, within the years 1824 to 1830; there made their life time's home, and there brought up the following sons and daughters:

Mansfield, Perry, William Gandee, Harriett, Elizabeth, and Nathan. All we know of these several children of Jacob and Martha (Hughes) Bonnett is that aH grew up and made homes the average substantial farm home of their time, and were all industrious and respected citizens; all married here in what is now Roane, except Perry Bonnet, who was killed when a young man in the battle at Cloyds Mountain in the Civil War.

These marriages were before the formation of Roane County and will be found recorded in the marriage books of Jackson or Kanawha County. But we are told that William Gandee Bonnett married Miss Missouri Ellis. Harriett Bonnett married Laban Shouldis of Flat Fork. Elizabeth Bonnett married William Shouldis and Nathan Smith Bonnett married Miss Minerva Hopkins on September 15, 1871

Source: History of Roane County, West Virginia, 1774-1927 William H. Bishop, Esq. p 455-456
Submitter: Sandy Spradling, November 28, 1999

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