Husband: William Bundy
Wife: Gilla Bundy (1 2 3)
Born: about 1836 in Indiana
Died: 1898 in Marshall Co., Iowa (4)
Spouses: Warren E. Pierce
01 (M): Thomas Bundy
Born: about 1857 in WI (5)
02 (M): Charles Bundy (6)
Born: about 1858 in WI
03 (F): Alice Bundy (7)
Born: about 1859 in WI
04 (F): Edith Bundy (8)
Born: about 1861 in WI
Additional Information

Marriage Notes

Divorced: Y

  1., message 2 Feb 2012.

    * Today 3:16 AM GMT

    The children on the 1870 census were his wife's children by her first marriage to William Bundy. Either the census taker mistakenly assumed that they were Warren Pierce's children or the couple misrepresented them as his children.
    Gilla was divorced from William Bundy in 1863. I found the divorce record in the Vernon County Circuit Court April Term 1863, to wit May 2d 1863 - 6th day of term. The original court record book is at the Wisconsin Regional Archives in the library at the University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse. Most Mason researchers assumed that she died before 1880 since William Bundy had a different wife by that time. Gilla actually died in 1898 in Marshall County, Iowa.

    I found the record of Warren Pierce's marriage to Gilla Bundy on the following microfilm:

    Lafayette County (Wis.) registration of marriages,1854-1881(Names arranged by first letter of husband's surname, then by date.), FHL microfilm 1276064.

    He apparently abandoned Gilla, too. I did not know what became of him after the 1870 census

  2. Census, Federal - 1870 - Jo Daviess Co, IL, Warren, Ancestry p 41 of 42.

    Name: Warren Pierce
    Age in 1870: 48
    Birth Year: abt 1822
    Birthplace: Vermont
    Home in 1870: Warren, Jo Daviess, Illinois
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Warren
    Value of real estate: $200
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Warren Pierce 48 occ: peddler
    Gilley Pierce 35 b. Indiana
    Thomas Pierce 13 works on farm, born WI
    Charles Pierce 12 WI
    Alice Pierce 11 WI
    Edith Pierce 9 WI

  3. Census, Federal 1860, Union, Bad Ax, Wisconsin.

    Name: Gilley Bundy
    Age in 1860: 24
    Birth Year: abt 1836
    Birthplace: Indiana
    Home in 1860: Union, Bad Ax, Wisconsin
    Gender: Female
    Post Office: Goole
    Value of real estate: View Image
    Household Members: Name Age
    William Bundy 35
    Gilley Bundy 24 b. Indiana
    William Bundy 9 "
    Mary Ann Bundy 7 "
    John Bundy 6 "
    Thomas Bundy 4 b. WI
    Ensley Bundy 2 B. WI
    Nancy Bundy 9/12 b. WI

  4., message of 2 Feb 2012.

    Gilla actually died in 1898 in Marshall County, Iowa.

  5. Census, Federal - 1870 - Jo Daviess Co, IL, Warren, Ancestry 41 of 42.
  6. Ibid., Ancestry p 41 of 42.
  7. Ibid., Ancestry 41 of 42.
  8. Ibid., Ancestry p 41 of 42.
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