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James Crayton Bonar
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Birth: May 7, 1829
Noble County
Ohio, USA
Death: Sep. 27, 1892
Chelan County
Washington, USA

son of David Bonar and Hester Letitia De Weese

The second settler on the Entiat, April, 1887. The father of J. C. Bonar as a Virginia Irishman. while his mother was of French descent, and they pioneered in Noble County, Ohio, where Mr. Bonar was born May 7, 1829. He married Miss Loretta Walker of Whitley County, Indiana. In 1857, they settled in Forest City, Iowa, and their children were born there. After he had made several trips to Minnesota, the family moved there in 1880, and lived as pioneers.

Mr. Bonar began to make trips to Washington Territory, and located there in 1887, but at that time the family was not ready to settle among the Indians. Mr. Bonnar kept a memorandum book many years, which has been of great value as data for history of Entiat and vicinity. It tallies with all the events the settlers have accounted for, and as it explains pioneer life quite fully, we give it in
Mr. Bonar's own words, omitting personal affairs or items not relating to local history. His children still have this memorandum book, the record of which was begun when Mr. Bonar was 58 years of age. It opens as follows:

1887, March 30, left Ellensburg on foot and alone. 31, over the mountains. April 1, up the Columbia. 2, crossed the Wenatchee. 3, crossed the Entiat. 4, Lake Chelan. 5, crossed Methow. 6, the Okanogan. 9, back to Chelan, stayed with M. S. Dudley, I 0, stayed at Eli C. Fishers.* 11, took claim on the Entiat, reached Wenatchee. 12, at Kings, on the Colocken. 13, arrived at Ellensburg. 24, over the mountains, had bought white pony and supplies. 25, crossed Wenatchee. 26, arrived at my claim. 27, laid foundation for house and made garden. 29, severe earthquake shock early, continues all day. 30, went
up to Detwilers----earth tremblers.
Family links: 
  David Bonar (1784 - 1874)
  Hester Letitia DeWeese Bonar (1804 - 1846)
  Loretta Walker Bonar (1836 - 1915)*
  Hester Mary Bonar Martin (1860 - 1940)*
  Willie H. Bonar (1861 - 1869)*
  Loretta Bonar (1866 - 1871)*
  James Walker Bonar (1869 - 1936)*
  Jesse W. Bonar (1821 - 1907)*
  Elizabeth Deweese Bonar Fulk (1822 - 1900)*
  Hester Anna Bonar (1824 - 1911)*
  James Crayton Bonar (1829 - 1892)
  Matthew Spencer Bonar (1831 - 1910)*
  Catherine S. Bonar Kelso (1833 - 1862)*
  Olive Bonar Kepford (1836 - 1907)*
  Adelia Bonar (1836 - 1843)*
  Simeon Spencer Bonar (1837 - 1917)*
  Civilla Bonar Walker (1843 - 1923)*
*Calculated relationship
Entiat Cemetery
Chelan County
Washington, USA
Created by: Teresa
Record added: Jun 01, 2008
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James Crayton Bonar
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James Crayton Bonar
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