Robert Allen Dunn

Male23 February 1835–17 September 1864

Brief Life History 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. 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 Alexander Dunn
Mary Maude Fransonia Dunn
Malinda Agnes Dunn
Catherine Elizabeth Dunn

Sources (8)

  • Robert A Dunn in household of Robert A Dunn, "United States Census, 1850"
  • P. O. Dunn, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Robert Allen Dunn - Family genealogies: death: 17 September 1864; Hempstead, Waller, Texas, United States

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 February 1856Louisa, Iowa, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (6)

    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

    Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinn, Ó Doinn ‘descendant of Donn’, a byname meaning ‘brown-haired’ or ‘chieftain’. Compare Dunne . This name has sometimes been Anglicized as Brown .

    English: nickname for a dark complexioned or swarthy man, from Middle English dun ‘dun, dark’ (Old English dunn ‘dull brown’).

    Scottish: habitational name from Dun in Angus, named with Gaelic dùn ‘fort’. Compare Dun .

    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 …

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