Alexander Jackson Dunn

Brief Life History of Alexander Jackson

When Alexander Jackson Dunn was born on 9 April 1826, in Franklin, Virginia, United States, his father, Alexander Dunn, was 28 and his mother, Nancy Finney, was 23. He married Frances Callie Pinckard in February 1854, in Franklin, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Manassa, Conejos, Colorado, United States in 1880. He died on 2 June 1908, in Antonito, Conejos, Colorado, United States, at the age of 82.

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Alexander Jackson Dunn
1826–1908
Frances Callie Pinckard
1829–1881
Marriage: February 1854
Nannie Mattie Dunn
1855–1945
Robert A Dunn
1859–1903

Sources (16)

  • Alexr J Dunn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • A J, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896"
  • Alexander J. Dunn, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

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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