John Wheeler Bunton was born 1807 in Tennessee. Bunton was first sergeant of Robert M. Coleman’s company of Mina Volunteers. For the Siege of Béxar on December 5–10, 1835, he was transferred to Capt. John York’s company. After being honorably discharged, he rejoined the army, on March 28, 1836. At the battle of San Jacinto he served on the staff of Gen. Sam Houston in Capt. Jesse Billingsley’s company of Mina Volunteers.
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