Candace Rodan Dunn

Femaleabout 1801–February 1860

Brief Life History of Candace Rodan

Candace Rodan Dunn was born about 1801, in North Carolina, United States. She married Strickland Perry on 11 December 1824, in Wake, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in DeSoto, Mississippi, United States in 1850. She died in February 1860, in Prairie, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Strickland Perry
Candace Rodan Dunn
Marriage: 11 December 1824
Joseph Ann B. Perry
Ann E. Perry
Candace R Perry
Lucy William Perry
Oliver H PERRY
Hardiman Dunn Perry
Bolin Derrin PERRY
John Sidney Perry

Sources (10)

  • Candis Perry in household of Strickland Perry, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Candace R Dunn, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • - U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 December 1824Wake, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (7)


    Age 2

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    1804 · Walton War

    Age 3

    The Walton War was a border dispute between Georgia and North Carolina, when Georgia established Walton County. The main piece of land being fought over was called the Orphan Strip and was located between North Carolina and Georgia. It started in 1804 and became part of the War of 1812 and lasted until 1818.


    Age 16

    Mississippi is the 20th state.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Story Highlight

    Will of Hardyman Dunn dated 1822

    Will of Hardyman Dunn Will of Hardyman Dunn; Wake County, North Carolina, Oct. 21, 1822. In the name of G …

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