Robert Allen Dunn

23 February 1835–17 September 1864 (Age 29)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Robert Allen

When Robert Allen Dunn was born on 23 February 1835, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Robert Adams Dunn, was 35 and his mother, Jane Barber, was 32. He married Mary Jane Tedford on 21 February 1856, in Louisa, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in East Deer Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Herrick Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 17 September 1864, in Hempstead, Waller, Texas, United States, at the age of 29.

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Family Time Line

Robert Allen Dunn
Mary Jane Tedford
Marriage: 21 February 1856
John A Dunn
Mary Maude Fransonia Dunn
Malinda Agnes Dunn
Catherine Elizabeth Dunn

Spouse and Children

21 February 1856
Louisa, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Robert Adams Dunn


    Jane Barber






    Jamison C Dunn


    Catherine Dunn


    Andrew Adams Dunn


+6 More Children

World Events (5)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 9

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

Age 11

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinn, Ó Doinn ‘descendant of Donn’, a byname meaning ‘brownhaired’ or ‘chieftain’.2 English: nickname for a man with dark hair or a swarthy complexion, from Middle English dunn ‘dark-colored’.3 Scottish: habitational name from Dun in Angus, named with Gaelic dùn ‘fort’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Allen Dunn in the Civil War and widow Mary Jane

Allen Dunn at age 15 was found in 1850 census in his parents’ home East Deer twp., Allegheny Co., Penna. In 1855 Allen came to Morning Sun, Iowa with brothers John and Adams, also sister Catherine Cro …

Sources (3)

  • Robert A Dunn in household of Robert A Dunn, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Dunn in entry for Maude F Mcmillan, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"
  • Dunn in entry for Mary Franconia Mcmillan, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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