He married Molly (wife of Isma Bunting). Molly died after 1820. Molly is on the 1820 census in Accomack Parish, p. 26. Ismy was called brother by George Bunting Sr. in his 1808 will. (Mary F. Carey, The Bunting Family of Jenkins Bridge, p. 26). An Isma Bunting is shown in the 1810 census for Accomack, p. 78 (31001-0120110)
Worcester Orphans Court, December 5, 1797, orphan Beady Johnson, son of Solomon, over 14, chose Esme (signed Ismy) Bunting as his guardian; sureties: Joseph Schoolfield and Thomas Bunting.
August 7, 1798, Worcester Orphans Court, Beedy Johnson, of Solomon, 17, bound to Esme Bunting to learn the trade of farmer, cypress cooper. Sureties: Joseph Schoolfield, Moses Aydelott. (David V. Heise, Worcester Co. MD Orphans Court Proceedings Vol. 1, pp. 236, 244)
In his will dated June 16, 1816, probated August 26, 1816, he named wife Molly and James Melvin as executors. He named children Polly, Ismay, John, Colmore, Harry, Nanny and Susan, under age 14. (Miles & Miles, Wills & Administrations of Accomack Co., VA 1800-1860, p. 111)
Ishmael Isma Bunting and Molly(wife of Isma Bunting) had the following children:
+ 287 vii. Ismy Bunting(Jr.).
288 viii. Betsey Bunting. She married Henry Q. Selby in Accomack Co., VA, January 6, 1813. Betsy is called daughter of Isma; Isma & William Bunting security. (Nora M. Turman, Marriage Records of Accomack Co. VA 1776-1854)
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