From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 339, Princeton Township, White County, Indiana
"JOHN B. BUNNELL is a son of BRAZILLA and NANCY S. (RIGGS) BUNNELL, born May 4, 1825, in Warren County, Ohio. While yet an infant, his parents removed from Warren to Montgomery County, and here remained until he was nine years of age, when he again removed with his parents to Porter County, Indiana. When nineteen years old, he began life for himself, and on the 31st of January, 1844, he was united in marriage to MISS SARAH M. LEAR, of Big Creek Township. To this union have been born seven children, viz.: NANCY J., THOMAS J., MARIA L., MARY A., MILTON M., TEAL and HOMER E. Of these children, TEAL and HOMER E. are dead. In 1850, MR. BUNNELL went to California, and while there was engaged in mining, driving pack-mules and conducting a provision store. After two years, he returned, and has since been engaged in farming, merchandising, etc., and now lives in Wolcott and superintends his farm. He is a Mason and a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The religious faith of MR. BUNNELL is that advocated by the Christian Church. MR. BUNNELL is also a member of that church. He enlisted in June, 1862, in Company G, Sixty-third Indiana Volunteers for three years, but was discharged in February, 1863, on account of an accidental wound. He is a Republican, and advocate of compulsory education."