Martha Jane Dunn

Female21 March 1851–1863

Brief Life History 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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James Braden Dunn
Jane "Jean" F E Barber
Martha Jane Dunn
Nancy Ellen Dunn

Sources (3)

  • 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
  • History of a Pennsylvania Dunn family by Phyllis Dunn Fulk, 1985, page 15

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World Events (2)


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.

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