Thomas Hooper Gunn

Brief Life History of Thomas Hooper

When Thomas Hooper Gunn was born on 20 August 1789, in Amelia, Virginia, United States, his father, Starling Gunn, was 25 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Hooper, was 21. He married Anne Montgomery on 22 January 1811, in Caswell, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Renick, Randolph, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Randolph Springs, Randolph, Missouri, United States in 1850. He died on 16 November 1868, in Clifton Hill, Randolph, Missouri, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Randolph, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Hooper Gunn
1789–1868
Anne Montgomery
1786–1848
Marriage: 22 January 1811
Elizabeth Gunn
1811–1864
Michael Gunn
1812–1848
Mary "Polly" Gunn
1814–1878
Starling Montgomery Gunn
1815–1878
John W Gunn
1817–1860
Thomas L Gunn
1818–1884
Anna Jennett Gunn
1818–1895
Asa Gunn
1820–1893
Hulda Gunn
1821–1901
Martha J. Gunn
1823–1881
Gertrude C. Gunn
1824–
Rebecca F. Gunn
1827–1905
Susan Gunn
1828–1912
Daniel Gunn
1830–1895
William Allen Gunn
1832–1898

Sources (27)

  • Thos Gunn, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Thomas Hooper Gunn - Church record: birth-name: Thomas Gunn
  • Thomas Gunn, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

World Events (8)

1791

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

1792 · Capital City Moved

New Bern had been the capital of North Carolina in its early days. In 1792, the capital was moved to Raleigh because it was more the center of the state.

1812

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from the Old Norse personal name Gunnr (based on a word meaning ‘battle’), or perhaps from Gunne, a pet form of the Old Norse female personal name Gunnhildr (see Gunnell ).

History: This is the name of a Scottish clan or family associated principally with Caithness and Sutherland. It claims descent from a certain Gunni or Guinn who lived in the 12th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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