William Dunbar is a native of Summit County, Ohio, born in 1829, May 7. In Milford Township, on the 7th of September, 1838, Mary Perkins was born. She was the daughter of Jacob and Sarah A. (Phipps) Perkins, natives of Pennsylvania and Ohio, and of German and English descent. She was married to Mr. Dunbar, April 12, 1857. He is the son of David and Mary (Rhodenbaugh) Dunbar, both natives of Pennsylvania, and of Irish and English descent. David Dunbar, at the time of his death, was living at the home of his son William; the former first came to this county in the spring of 1853, and the subject came in the fall of the same year, remaining near Wolcottville until in March, 1862, when he located on the farm of 200 acres, entered by John B. Clark; he now owns 280 acres, and is worth probably $15,500. His dwelling-house was erected at a cost of about $3,000. From the clear, running spring on Mr. Dunbar's farm, the township received ts name, and 'twas here the first town-meeting was held. Mr. and Mrs. Dunbar are parents of two children, Jacob and William A.

 

 

History of LaGrange County, Indiana; F. A. Battey & Co., 1882