William Bonner, Sr.


Contributed by Eric Wood

Fairfield Recorder
July 6th, 1877

"Died on Sabbath, the 1st day of July, 1877, ten miles north of Fairfield in this county, Mr. William Bonner.  Thus another old landmark has passed away from the stage of action.  Mr. Bonner came to this county from Wilcox County, Alabama, 24 years ago, and during his long residence here, he has ever been esteemed as a worthy citizen and exemplary CHRISTIAN man.  He was born in Abbeville, South Carolina, and was a captain of artillery under Jackson in the Creek War of 1812.  He moved to this county in 1853.  He was a consistent member of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian church and along with the Jones families, is regarded as the patriarch of that demonination."