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Sally Bunting

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At a Glance

The younger of two sisters to attend the Burwell School, Sally Bunting attended in 1855. During her time at the school, Mrs. Burwell writes of her in a November 27, 1855 letter to her daughter Frances Armistead Burwell :  "...since I've commenced this letter I've had to stop...to give Sally Bunting who has a cold a seidlidtz powder..." [1]

Story

Sally Bunting was the granddaughter of a North Carolina governor Gabriel Holmes on her mother's side and the great-granddaughter of a Revolutionary War hero and original member of Congress Richard Clinton on her father's side [2].

Biographical Data

Places of Residence

Schools Attended

  • Burwell School, from 1855. Sally was the younger of the two Bunting sisters to attend the Burwell School. Mrs. Burwell mentioned Sally in one of her letters:  "...since I've commenced this letter I've had to stop...to give Sally Bunting who has a cold a seidlidtz powder..." [1]

Relatives

References

  1. Mary Claire Engstrom. The Book of Burwell Students: Lives of Educated Women in the Antebellum South. (Hillsborough: Hillsborough Historic Commission, 2007).
  2. Oscar M. Bizzell. The Heritage of Sampson County, NC. ed., 1983.