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Samuel BUNCH

(1786-1849)

BUNCH, Samuel, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Grainger County, Tenn., December 4, 1786; attended the public schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; served in the Creek War as captain of a company of mounted riflemen under General Jackson and participated in the attack on Hillibeetown November 18, 1813; sheriff of Grainger County for several years; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress and reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837); resumed agricultural pursuits; died on his farm near Rutledge, Grainger County, Tenn., September 5, 1849; interment in a private cemetery on his farm near Rutledge.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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