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Our Most Famous Residents

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Born in Siam in 1811, as Siamese twins, Chang and Eng Bunker arrived in America in 1819. Brought to the New World on a sailing ship captained by a man named Coffin, the Bunker brothers began an exhibition tour, stopping in North Carolina along the way. While in North Carolina, in 1839, the brothers met Adelaide and Sarah Yates, whom they married four years later. The Bunkers settled in Wilkes County and lived between Europe and America until their deaths, 17 January 1874.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 28 Issue 24, Apr 1961, p8-9, 37, il