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The date of the document was estimated to be about 1930, which would mean that his grandfather had been born around 1895.
Barack Obama relates how his step-grandmother Granny Sarah (Sarah Onyango Obama) describes his grandfather: "Even from the time that he was a boy, your grandfather Onyango was strange.
Ralph Dunham was Stanley Dunham's older brother and Obama's great-uncle, he served in the U. Army as an assignment and personnel officer during World War II.
He landed at Normandy's Omaha Easy Red Beach on D-Day plus four, and moved with troops in the fighting through France, Italy and Germany.
With intermarriage, there were eventually both white and African-American lines of descent from Punch; some Bunch descendants were classified as white by the early 18th century. minister to the United Nations, is thought by historian Paul Heinegg to have likely been an African-American descendant of the Bunch family via South Carolina and Detroit, Michigan.
Records do not survive; all such documentation was routinely destroyed after six years by the British colonial administration.
He was tortured to extract information about the growing insurgency seeking the independence of Kenya.
His wife told his grandson Obama: "From that day on, I saw that he was now an old man." Onyango was permanently scarred, suffering pain and requiring assistance in moving until his death.
Although previously he had worked closely with British colonists, Onyango became bitterly anti-British after his abuse.