Martha Dunn

Femaleabout 1848–

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Dunn was born about 1848, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Larkin Dunn, was 38 and her mother, Catherine Jackson, was 32. 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
Susan Ann Dunn
Rachael Dunn
Martha Dunn
Asa Dunn
Laurina Dunn
Mary Dunn
Rebecca Dunn
Malinda Caroline Dunn
Umberson Dunn
Lanisa Dunn
Louvenia Dunn
James E Dunn

Sources (4)

  • 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"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (12)

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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

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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