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Blunk, Joseph

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Blunk, Joseph
February 25, 2007 07:50PM
Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana. Historical and
Biographical. Charles Blanchard, Editor. Chicago: F. A. Battey & Co.,
Publishers, 1884. Unknown County.

JOSEPH BLUNK, stock-raiser and farmer, is the son of Goldsby and Elizabeth
(Pritchett) Blunk, the former a native of Indiana, the latter of Kentucky.
The paternal grandfather of our subject was a Virginian and a soldier of
the Revolution. He was known as Aaron Blount, which surname has been
since changed to Blunk. Goldsby Blunk was a farmer, but labored as a
steamboat man on the Lower Mississippi River for several years, and in
1827 married and began farming where our subject now resides, having
entered eighty acres of timber. He cleared his land, and was the first
settler in that part of this township. He was an expert hunter and
marksman, a man of strong will, owner of 237 1/2 acres, and died February
4, 1856, aged fifty-eight. Mrs. Blunk died in 1871, aged sixty-three
years. They were parents of five sons and five daughters, and members of
the Christian Church. Joseph Blunk was born February 14, 1841. He
received but a fraction of schooling, yet by well-directed study he has
obtained a fair education. When he was sixteen years old, his father
died, and he remained with his mother until he was of age. April 10,
1862, he married Elizabeth Cown, a native of Illinois, born November 9,
1840, which union gave being to nine children, of whom six sons and two
daughters are living. After marriage, Mr. Blunk located near his present
home, to which he removed in 1874. This farm comprises fifty-three acres,
valued at about $60 per acre, is well improved and supplied with good
stock, and the yield of his industry and care. Mr. Blunk is a progressive
citizen, and he and wife are members of the Christian Church.

Blunk Pritchett Blount Cown
VA Morgan-IN IL

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