Thomas Hooper Gunn

20 August 1789–16 November 1868 (Age 79)
Amelia, Virginia, United States

The Life 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. 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 Gunn Jr.
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

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 January 1811
Caswell, North Carolina, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

    Elizabeth Burnett Gunn

    Female1786–1873Female

    Male1788–1878Male

    Male1789–1868Male

    Martha "Patsy" Hooper Gunn

    Female1791–1873Female

    Daniel Edmundson Gunn

    Male1793–1895Male

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1791

Age 2

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1792 · Capital City Moved

Age 3

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

Age 23

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

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: name of a clan associated with Caithness, derived from the Old Norse personal name Gunnr (or the feminine form Gunne), a short form of any of various compound names with the first element gunn ‘battle’.2 Scottish: sometimes an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Dhuinn ‘son of the servant of the brown one’ ( see Dunn ). (According to Woulfe a name of the same form also existed in Sligo, Ireland.)3 English: metonymic occupational name for someone who operated a siege engine or cannon, perhaps also a nickname for a forceful person, from Middle English gunne, gonne ‘ballista’, ‘cannon’, ‘gun’. The term originated as a humorous application of the Scandinavian female personal name Gunne or Gunnhildr.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thos Gunn in household of Unknown, "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 "
  • Thomas Gunn, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Thomas Gunn, "North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979"

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