Biography of George Bunn
Marin County, CA Biographies





George Bunn. The subject of this sketch, whose portrait will be found in this work, is a native of Hunterdon county, New Jersey, having been born there January 28, 1820. Here he received his early education, and resided until 1852, on the 5th day of May of which year he sailed in the steamer "Northern Light" to Greytown, via Nicaragua route, where he suffered detention for several days. Prosecuting his journey to Del Sur, on the Pacific, he found there was no vessel waiting for the conveyance of passengers to California, thus he was compelled once more to wait. It was not until the end of four weeks that the steamer "S. S. Lewis" came into port, and in her Mr. Bunn took passage to San Francisco, and landed there July 7, 1852. From this city, he almost immediately started in quest of fortune. He proceeded to Sacramento, and there meeting A. Beach, he obtained the promise from him of a situation as superintendent of the construction of a quartz mill to be erected in Spring Valley, Butte county. Thither the subject of our sketch proceeded, but finding quartz mining on the decline, and no employment for him, he did not allow the grass to grow under his feet, so to speak, but forthwith made his way to Sonoma county, and in the Fall of 1853 commenced farming on a portion of the Cotate rancho. After remaining there two years, he moved to Margin county, and for one year farmed on the Sanford & Stone place, near Valley Ford, when he purchased the property on which he now resides. Mr. Bunn is one of the founders of the Bank of Tomales, of which he is a stockholder and director. He married, February 9, 1871, Frances E. Ray, a native of the city of New York.

From:
History of Marin County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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