From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 376, Big Creek Township, White County, Indiana
"JOHN B. BUNNELL was born in this township February 2, 1839, and is the second in the family of five children born to THOMAS and NANCY BUNNELL, both natives of Warren County, Ohio. THOMAS BUNNELL was a carpenter, and came to this township in March, 1834. Here he was married on the 2nd day of April following, and in the same year entered 280 acres of land, which he improved and resided upon until his death, July 16, 1870, owning at that time between 1,100 and 1,200 acres. He was for four years Trustee of the township, was a Freemason and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and a Republican. MRS. NANCY BUNNELL still resides on the old homestead, and she also is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. JOHN B. BUNNELL was educated at the frontier schoolhouse, and has always lived at and been employed upon the home farm, which he and his mother now own. He has never married. In politics, he is a Republican, and is one of the leading farmers of the township and the county."