County Family Genealogies
submitted by Eddie
"Here is a bio my sister did when she was in
written by Vickie Lee Kunkel Upton
On September 18, 1880 in Atlanta, Georgia a baby girl
was born to Henry and Lucindy Jackson. The baby girl
named Bunia Lucile and was the third of seven childern.
When she was three her father packed the whole family,
and moved to Young County,Texas and later to Eastland
Bunia attended school in a one room school house in
Eastland County, Texas.
She walked one mile to school carring her lunch in a
three pound lard bucket. Her desk was a seat with a
writing table on the back. While Bunia was seated in her
seat the person behind her was wriring on the desk part
of the chair. Her teacher was a man named Ernest Lafoon,
Bunia was graded on the readers she read, she recieved
only one report card in her life.
Being a farmers daughter Bunia had many home chores to
do. She would churn the milk. She would go get the old
cows from the pasture and milk. She hoed and plowed
cotten. Bunia feed the chickens and gathered the eggs.
For some money one time, Bunia and her sister grubbed
and cleaned off an acre of land and raised a bale and a
half of cotten.
Here are some exciting high lights in Bunia's life. She
attended Literary Society and was in several plays. She
attended Sunday School and curch every Sunday. Her
family would go to church and take their lunch. She
attended Singing Conventions about once a month. Some
families one Sunday got their wagons and lunches and
went to see Cisco when it was destroyed by a cyclone.
Bunia and her sister went to a neigbor's to get a puppy
and on the way back, they took the wrong trail. Her
sister keep saying they passed that way but they didn't.
They ask the man at the house they ended up at if he
knew Henry Jackson, and he instructed them home.
On October23, 1898, Bunia Licile Jackson was married to
Hugh Mitchel Kunkel. They were marriede in her home.
Bunia wore wore a tan dress and carried a white corsage.
They lived in a two room house very close to
In 1915 the Kunkels moved to McLean, Texas. The kunkels
had five childern
The First child Was named Buren Cosma after a cousin.
The senond Carl Deris for a great historian. The third
was O.Z. for a neighbor Oba Lee for a great uncle. The
fourth was named Odessa Estele for Odessa, Texas. The
sixth was named Rachel Estella, for a neighbor. She was
born in McLean, Texas.
After Hugh died in 1935, the boys looked after their
mother. Only three childern were at home when their dad
passed away. The other three were married or working
away from home. The boys worked to help support their
mother. The oldest son came home to live with her.
Bunia now enjoys television and the telephone. She
watches television every night till nine o'clock . She
likes to call people and have people call her. She
attends Sunday School and church every Sunday, along
with Training Union and eveing Servicies. She also
attends Womens Missionary Society. She visits her
neighbors and enjoys being visited. Bunia has nine
Grandchildern and five Great grandchildern.
This page was last updated July 23, 2017.