|* This may be the
same Leonard BUNTON who appears in the
1870 US Federal Census
in Stephenson County, Illinois.
The Leonard BUNTON who appears in this census was born in Massachusetts in 1832 and also had a
wife named Mary (born in Vermont), as well as an 8-year-old son named
Warren. His real estate was valued at $1,300, and his personal estate was
valued at $300. His occupation was listed as "foreman," though I
cannot be certain of the remaining details of his occupation, it
looks like 'RR" (railroad?) and also "china shop," so your guess is
probably better than mine on that one!
The BUNTON family
may have rented out rooms to boarders. Other occupants in the BUNTON
household who are listed in the census include 24-year-old cabinet
maker Ernest MAYHEW (native of Massachusetts), 19-year-old carver
Stephen DAVISON (native of England), and 21-year-old female
lawyer D. L. (or D. S.) COLBY (native of Maine).