Re: What's the story? Early Bonner drowned off boat delivering salt???
This follows the kind of 3 brothers legend that almost every family has. In this case it is mine.
Our legend has it that there were three Bonner brothers, one went south... etc.
They had typical names, but I can't remember them now. I think one was Thomas, and one was Robert. I think it was Robert who was to have drowned when his boat delivering salt capsized...and I guess legend goes that this happened very shortly after he came to America (i.e., within a year).
I think my cousin Robert Bonner has this legend preserved in text from some time ago. He will be a better authority on this than am I. He should be in this forum somewhere. If you can't find him, then email me privately, and I'll give him your note.