Ezra Dunn

about 1767–

The Life of Ezra

When Ezra Dunn was born about 1767, his father, John Dunn Jr, was 41 and his mother, Grace Kelley, was 38. He married Mary Wear on 7 January 1790, in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Ezra Dunn
1767–
Mary Wear
1772–
Marriage: 7 January 1790
Letitia Ann Dunn
1790–
Elizabeth Dunn
1791–
Grace Dunn
1793–
Robert Dunn
1799–
Sarah Dunn
1802–1879
Ruth Dunn
1805–1839
John Dunn
1808–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 January 1790
Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada
children

(7)

    Letitia Ann Dunn

    Female1790–Female

    Elizabeth Dunn

    Female1791–Female

    Grace Dunn

    Female1793–Female

    Robert Dunn

    Male1799–Male

    Sarah Dunn

    Female1802–1879Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1726–1804Male

    Grace Kelley

    Female1729–1813Female

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

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)

  • Ezra Dunn, "Nova Scotia, Marriages, 1711-1909"
  • Ezra Dunn in entry for Robert Dunn, "Nova Scotia, Births and Baptisms, 1702-1896"
  • Ezra Dunn in entry for Elizabeth Dunn, "Nova Scotia, Births and Baptisms, 1702-1896"

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