Capt William Sewell Spencer Dunbar

Capt William Sewell Spencer Dunbar

Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia, USA
Death 14 Mar 1898 (aged 74)
Clear Creek, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Clear Creek, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 91779657 · View Source
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Name: Wm.S./Dunbar
Sex: Male
Death Date: 14 Apr 1898
Death Place: Raleigh Co., West Virginia
Age at Death: 76y
Birth Place: West Virginia
Marital Status: M
Spouse: Alice/Dunbar
Occupation: Farmer
Mother: S./
Mother's Birth Place:
Father: W.S./Dunbar
Burial: Dunbar Cemetery, Raleigh Co., W.VA

~From Prominent Men of West Virginia p.883~
Capt. W.S. Dunbar was born November 18, 1823, in Fincastle, Botetourt Co., VA. His father William Dunbar, was a carpenter, and was a soldier in the War of 1812. When William Sewell Dunbar was ten or twelve years old, the father moved to Giles Co., VA, and some two yrs later they settled in Monroe Co., VA, where they remained for 32 yrs. William Sewell Dunbar lived in Monroe Co., Va for a time, and then moved to Raleigh Co., settling first at Shady Spring, in 1854. He moved to Clear Fork of Coal Creek about 1860. He was a carpenter, taught school, and practiced medicine. William was a Captain in the 7th West VA Calvary, after the war was over, he was invited to the White House, he attended. Captain, Co. H. 8th Virginia Calvary, later the 7th West VA Calvary. Discharged in 1862 after the Battle of Cross Keys due to ill health. June 20, 1863, Delegate of the first WV Legislature. 1864, State Senator at the second Legislature. 1865, serving the 9th Senatorial District.
Father: William DUNBAR
Mother: Cynthia DEJARNETTE

Married: 14 JUN 1844 in Monroe Co., VA
Alice P. (Grafs) GRASS
b: NOV 1824
d: 26 DEC 1916 in Clear Creek, Raleigh Co WV
Burial: Dunbar Cemetery, Raleigh Co WV
Her Parents:
Father: John GRASS
Mother: Susan

Known Children:
1. Henry Alexander DUNBAR
b: 3 MAR 1846 in Monroe Co., VA

2. Susan Alice DUNBAR
b: 1849 in Monroe Co., VA

3. William Spencer DUNBAR
b: 7 JUL 1850 in Monroe Co., VA

4. Cynthia Adeline DUNBAR
b: 1852 in Monroe Co., VA

5. Charles Nebraska DUNBAR
b: 5 JUL 1854 in Raleigh Co., VA

6. John Richard DUNBAR
b: 5 OCT 1856 in Summers Co., VA

7. Margaret Alice DUNBAR
b: 16 JUN 1859 in Mercer Co., Virginia

8. Luemma Julia DUNBAR
b: 6 NOV 1864

9. Isabelle Ellen DUNBAR

10. Elmira V. DUNBAR
b: 18 APR 1869 in Raleigh Co., West Virginia



  • Created by: Walter Pack Family
  • Added: 11 Jun 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 91779657
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt William Sewell Spencer Dunbar (18 Nov 1823–14 Mar 1898), Find a Grave Memorial no. 91779657, citing Dunbar Cemetery, Clear Creek, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Walter Pack Family (contributor 47557175) .