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David Dade Bonnett
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Birth: Mar. 21, 1832
Lewis County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 16, 1914
Turlock
Stanislaus County
California, USA

David Dade Bonnett had two wives. The first was Clara/Chloe Elizabeth Ronk, born Jan 30 1836 Putnam County,Indiana. Died Jul 27 1898 Turlock,CA.
They married Jun 1 1858 Mahaska County,Iowa. His brother Marshall Fitzhugh Bonnett married the sister Lavina Samaria Ronk.
After the death of his first wife, David married another Elizabeth in 1900.

Marshall Fitzhugh Bonnett, his brother David and their brother-in-law Zach Taylor drove an ox team to California in 1848 to dig for gold. When Marshall and David were ready to return to Iowa, Zach could not be found and was thought to have been killed by Indians. They were gone around 10 years. Three of those years Marshall lived with the Indians. he learned how to speak the Indian language and sing many of their songs. Don't know what tribe or location. When Marshall and David returned home they married the Ronk sisters. David returned to California later with his wife and children where they made their home. 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Bonnett (1794 - 1856)
  Lucinda Fitzhugh Hooe Bonnett (1800 - 1881)
 
 Spouse:
  Clara Elizabeth Ronk Bonnett (1836 - 1898)
 
 Children:
  Nathaniel Dean Bonnett (1867 - 1889)*
  James Bonnett (1874 - 1904)*
  Albert Rose Bonnett (1878 - 1898)*
 
 Siblings:
  Louisa F Bonnett Hoit (1821 - 1896)*
  William H Bonnett (1822 - 1884)*
  Martha Jane Bonnett Hinzman (1824 - 1894)*
  Marshall Fitzhugh Bonnett (1828 - 1909)*
  David Dade Bonnett (1832 - 1914)
  John Columbus Bonnett (1837 - 1899)*
  Lucinda Bonnett LaForce (1839 - 1920)*
  Elmira Bonnett Hoit (1841 - 1924)*
  Granville Nathaniel Bonnett (1847 - 1853)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: dd & age from BP Vol 3, p366;LDS has Feb 16, 1914, age 81, h/o Elizabeth;
 
Burial:
Turlock Memorial Park
Turlock
Stanislaus County
California, USA
Plot: Lot 3 Block 2
 
Maintained by: K L Bonnett
Originally Created by: Ed Smith
Record added: Aug 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55757875
David Dade Bonnett
Added by: Barbara Trost
 
David Dade Bonnett
Added by: Barbara Trost
 
David Dade Bonnett
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 Added: Mar. 12, 2012
 
 
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