Pvt. John Melville Bondurant (CSA)

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John Melville Bondurant

Birthplace: Franklin County, Virginia, United States
Death: March 28, 1924 (79)
Roanoke, Virginia, United States (Accidental Fall)
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Miles Bondurant and Jane Bonner Bondurant
Husband of Mary Susan Bondurant
Father of Granville Thomas Bondurant and Robert Andrew Bondurant

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Private User
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About Pvt. John Melville Bondurant (CSA)

John was a Farmer and Confederate Soldier in the Civil War; Enlisted in Company K, Virginia 10th Cavalry Regiment. Have copy of widow pension application in hand.

(Source Information: Historical Data Systems, comp. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009.

A biography:

John Melville Bondurant was born in Franklin County 17 August 1844. He was the youngest of nine children of Thomas and Jane Bonner (Neblett) Bondurant. His siblings were Martha Ann, born 1825, Mary Jane born 1827, Harriet Newell born 1829, Emily Frances born 1831, Robert William born 1836, Sarah Virginia born 1838 and James Saffold born 1842.

John married 7 December 1869 in Henry County to Mary Susan Minter of Martinsville. She was the daughter of Granville T. and Mary M. (Hairfield) Minter. Thirteen children were born to this union, Granville Thomas born 1870, Mary Virginia born 1872, James William born 1873, John Lee born 1876, Benjamin Franklin born 1878, Harriet Ann born 1880, Robert Andrew born 1882, Sarah Frances born 1884, Joseph Colwell born 1886, Jesse Minter born 1888, Obie E and Julia Pearl (twins) born 1891 and Robert Obediah born 1894. John was descended from Huguenot refugees Jean Pierre and Ann Faure (?) Bon Durant of Genolhac, France. They fled from France to London and in 1700 sailed on Ye Peter and Anthony, landing in Manakin, Virginia. John was a private in Company K, 10th Virginia Cavalry, serving with his brothers Robert and James and cousins William, Thomas Neblett and Jacob.

The Bondurant family attended the Methodist Church and farmed in the Henry and Franklin County area for most of their lives. Mary Susan was also Postmaster in the Snow Creek post office. In March 1923, John died. Mary was living with her daughter Julia in West Virginia when she died 31 October 1949. John and Mary are buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Roanoke with their children and grandchildren.

He is the great, great grandfather of member, Paula Meador.

Source for above: Probably Paula Meador, Jubal Early Chapter 553, United Daughters of the Confederacy (online address: http://jubalearlyudc.org/?L=ancestors.ancestor&article=58

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Pvt. John Melville Bondurant (CSA)'s Timeline

August 17, 1844
Franklin County, Virginia, United States
September 15, 1870
Henry County, Virginia, United States
December 20, 1882
March 28, 1924
Age 79
Roanoke, Virginia, United States