Martha Jane Dunn

21 March 1851–1863 (Age 11)
Washington Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary 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. She died in 1863, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 12.

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Family Time Line

James Braden Dunn
1825–1902
Jane "Jean" F E Barber
1825–1853
Martha Jane Dunn
1851–1863
Nancy Ellen Dunn
1852–1900

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World Events (2)

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.

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.

Possible Related Names

Dunne
Brown
Don
Done
Dunsford
Dunford
Donn
Dunson
Dun

Sources (3)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Martha Jane Dunn - Family genealogies: birth-name: Martha Jane Dunn
  • Martha J Dunn in household of Thomas Barber, "United States Census, 1860"
  • History of a Pennsylvania Dunn family by Phyllis Dunn Fulk, 1985, page 15

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