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BUNCH, Samuel, soldier, born in Granger County, Tennessee, 4 December, 1786; died in Rutledge, Tennessee, 5 September, 1849o He commanded a regiment of mounted yeomen from Tennessee during the Creek war, serving under General Andrew Jackson, and distinguished himself in the attack on Hillibeetown on 18 November, 1813. In the charge of the battle at Horseshoe Bend, on 27 March, 1814, he was among the first to pass over the breastworks of the enemy. For many years he was sheriff of Granger county. He was elected from Tennessee to the 23d congress as a Whig, and was re-elected to the 24th, serving from 2 December, 1833, till 3 March, 1837.
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