Martha Jane Dunn

21 March 1851–
Washington Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane Dunn was born on 21 March 1851, in Washington Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, James Braden Dunn, was 25 and her mother, Jane "Jean" F E Barber, was 25.

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Family Time Line

James Braden Dunn
1825–1902
Jane "Jean" F E Barber
1825–1853
Martha Jane Dunn
1851–
Nancy Ellen Dunn
1852–1900

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 12

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 31

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

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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Sources (2)

  • Martha J Dunn in household of Thomas Barber, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Martha Jane Dunn - Family genealogies: birth-name: Martha Jane Dunn

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