Lanisa Dunn

Brief Life History of Lanisa

When Lanisa Dunn was born in 1856, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Larkin Dunn, was 45 and her mother, Catherine Jackson, was 39. She lived in Johnson, Tennessee, United States in 1870.

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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 (1)

  • Louisa Dunn in household of Larkin Dunn, "United States Census, 1870"

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

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.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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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