The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 283, Honey Creek Township, White County, Indiana.
"B. BUNNELL was born in Ross County, Ohio, April 2, 1807, and is the fifth of the twelve children born to NATHANIEL and ELIZABETH (DONAVEN) BUNNELL. He was an infant when his parents moved to Warren County, Ohio, and in April, 1816, they moved to Clark County, where he was employed on the home farm until he was twenty-one, after which he worked out until October 1, 1834, when he came to Big Creek Township, this county (White County, Indiana), and bought 160 acres of wild land, on which he built a hewed-log house, and there worked out a farm, which he increased to 335 acres, a part of which he has since conveyed to his children. He was married, August 16, 1832, to SOPHIA BUMGARDENER, daughter of ANDREW and FELICIA (LYNCH) BUMGARDENER, natives of Virginia, and of German and English descent. She was born in Spring Valley, Ohio, August 23, 1810, and died in this township January 23, 1883, a life-long member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the mother of eight children, of whom four are still living; of these, one son - GEORGE W. - was soldier in the late war for over three years. MR. and MRS BUNNELL were among the ten members who formed the first Methodist Episcopal Church ever organized in White County, near Big Creek, in the township of that name, in 1834, under the REV. MR. CLARK. MR. BUNNELL is a Republican, and is one of the oldest surviving pioneers of the county."