lliam Oliver Dunbar was born near Jacobia, Hunt, Texas. At the time of his birth his father had died around May. His mother died at or shortly after his birth.
Son of George Washington and Narcissa (Barker) Dunbar.
He and his siblings went to live with family in Upshur County, Texas. In 1868 at the age of 15 he ran away going back to Hunt County and became his own man.
January 17, 1878 he was united in marriage with Aurelia M. Lane in Hunt County. To this union 9 known children were born.
Their children are:
Susan Dunbar 1880 - ???? William Emory Dunbar 1882 - 1965 Edgar Dunbar 1883 - 1973 Jennie I. Dunbar Haun 1884 - 1969 George Jefferson Dunbar 1888 - 1959 Walter Herbert Dunbar 1891 - 1971 Jesse L. Dunbar 1892 - 1973 Charlie Addison "Charlie" Dunbar 1895 - 1973 Minnie M. Dunbar Storey 1896 - 1988