Samuel Roarer Brockunier 1795-1867
A Thumbnail Biography by David C. Procuniar
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Samuel Roarer Brockunier Born 12 June 1795 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania to the parents of Henry & Rosanna (Oaks) Brockunier SR, Samuel died 22 July 1867.  Samuel married Sarah Zane Clark on 6 May 1824 in Bridgeport, Ohio. Sarah was born 19 September 1797 Block House, Wheeling, West Virginia and died 11 February 1882 on their family farm in Wheeling, West Virginia.

The REV Samuel R. Brockunier was a Circuit-Riding Minister in Pennsylvania & Ohio. Samuel was also a Deacon in the Methodist Episcopal Church, empowering him to Solemnize marriages in the State of Ohio, which was entered into the records in Belmont County, Ohio on June 13, 1823. Samuel was appointed to the West Wheeling Circuit in 1828. Samuel died at his Bloomingdale Farm 3 1/2 miles west of Wheeling, West Virginia. (REF: West Virginia & Its People Vol III 1913).  Samuel's son Charles Wesley Brockunier became a wealthy Glass Manufacturer and Oil man while living in West Virginia.
Also see Historical Collections of Harrison County Ohio by Hanna 1975 page 176, History of Carroll & Harrison County Ohio Vol. #1 1921 by Eckley-Perry pages 334, 337.

Mary Clarke born 2 May 1825 Wheeling ,WV died 1843 
Georginana Clarkeborn 1829 Wheeling, WV died 1844
Elizabeth Clarke, born 1831 Wheeling, died 1892
Wilbur Clarke, born 20 Feb 1836 Wheeling, died 13 Sept 1897
Charles Wesley Clarke born 21 May 1838 St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio died 15 Jan 1925 Lowell, Mass.

Other Sources:
1840 census St. Clairsville, Belmont Co., Ohio p.109
1850 census Allegheny City, Allegheny Co., Pa. 1st ward.

Procunier Researchers

Some information for this article was researched by David C. Procuniar
Additional information supplied by the following:
"The Bragonier Family" by Georgiana H. Randall 1969
"The Bragunier Family in America" by Brittain Bragunier Robinson 1969

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