Bunzey, Henry

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Henry Bunzey was born ABT 1787 in Knox, Albany, New York [1], the son of Hendrik Bunzey (Heinderich Zacharis Bonze) (Bef. 1755 - ). Hendrik Bunzey probably settled in the Berne area circa 1800. His brother was:



Henry Bunzer is listed as a soldier who fought in the War of 1812 in History of the County of Albany by Tenney and Howell. They got their information from the source quoted below:
Number: 1,715 (possibly 1,745)
Name: Bunzer, Henry
Residence of Applicant: Knox, Albany County, New York
Amount Allowed: $75.00

Index of Awards on the Claims of Soldiers of the War of 1812, New York Adjutant General's Office, Originally published 1860

The Knox Sesquicentennial Booklet probably got their list from History of the County of Albany, so a misspelling in the Pension list carries through. No record of Henry Bunzer exists anywhere, but a Henry Bunzey was living in Knox in 1860 when Henry Bunzer is listed as applying for a pension from Knox. My (John Elberfeld) assumption is that Bunzer is a misspelling of Bunzey


Marriage & Children

Probably married Catherine, whose grave is in the Old Knox Cemetery. Ancestry.com Family Trees state he married Elizabeth in 1806. His son was:

  • Nicholas Bunzey (1807 – 1889) married Elizabeth Lown (1811 – 1895). Their children were:
Sarah BUNZEY (1829 – )
Harvey BUNZEY (1832 – 1905)


Online sources state Henry T. Bunzey died January 11, 1858, but he is listed in the 1860 Census for Knox, NY.


Additional Media

1860 United States Federal Census
about Henry Bunzey
Name: Henry Bunzey
Age in 1860: 73
Birth Year: abt 1787
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1860: Knox, Albany, New York
Gender: Male
Post Office: Knox
Household Members:
Name Age
Sally A Young 28
John H Young 26
Caroline Young 16
Edward Young 14
Henry Bunzey 73