Rachael Dunn

Femaleabout 1843–6 January 1923

Brief Life History of Rachael

When Rachael Dunn was born about 1843, her father, Larkin Dunn, was 33 and her mother, Catherine Jackson, was 27. She had at least 1 son with Calvin Main. She lived in Johnson, Tennessee, United States for about 30 years. She died on 6 January 1923, in Civil District 4, Johnson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Calvin Main
Rachael Dunn
Sheridan Phillip Maines

Sources (5)

  • Rachel Dunn in household of Larkin Dunn, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rachel Main, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1955"
  • Rachel Dunn in household of Larkin Dunn, "United States Census, 1860"

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Children (1)

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Siblings (12)

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World Events (8)


Age 3

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


Age 3

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.


Age 22

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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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