George Bonds was born in April 1860 in Dover, Pope County, Arkansas. He was the son of Reverend George J. Bonds and CeliaHerrin. George was raised in Pope County, Arkansas, where his father was a clergyman.
George’s mother died in 1868, when George was just 8 years old. His father remarried the next year to Mary Ann Weimer, and then died four months later. George and his siblings were farmed out to friends and neighbors after the death of their parents.
In 1870, George and his younger sister, Mollie, were living with their cousin, James Clark Bonds, and his wife and children in their home in Dover, Pope County, Arkansas.
George Bonds died on October 29, 1921 in Berwyn, Carter County, Oklahoma. He was 61 years old at his death.
Notes for George Bonds
Birth: 1860 US Census
1860 US Census: “George Bonds,” Year: 1860; Census Place: Dover, Pope, Arkansas; Roll: M653_48; Page: 768; Image: 238; Family History Library Film: 803048. Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
1870 US Census: “George J. Bonds,” Year: 1870; Census Place: Dover, Pope, Arkansas; Roll: M593_61; Page: 347A; Image: 150; Family History Library Film: 545560. Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Death: “Jobe Family Tree,” Ancestry.com (http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/57277451/person/32020250079) accessed on 2 April 2015