Martha Dunn

about 1848–
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Dunn was born about 1848, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Larkin Dunn, was 37 and her mother, Catherine Jackson, was 31. She lived in Johnson, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years and District 4, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Larkin Dunn
Catherine Jackson
Susannah Dunn
Rachael Dunn
Martha Dunn
Asa Dunn
Laurina Dunn
Mary Dunn
Malinda Caroline Dunn
Umberson Dunn
Rebecca Dunn
Lanisa Dunn
Louvenia Dunn
James E Dunn

Parents and Siblings

    Larkin Dunn


    Catherine Jackson




+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 14

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 33

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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 (3)

  • Martha Dunn in household of Larkin Dunn, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha Dunn in household of Larkin Dunn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha Dunn in household of Larkins Dunn, "United States Census, 1850"

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