Jasper Gunn

about 1686–
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Jasper

When Jasper Gunn was born about 1686, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Samuel Gunn, was 38 and his mother, Hannah Sanford, was 17. He married Anne Thomas on 27 January 1720, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Jasper Gunn
1686–
Anne Thomas
1688–1787
Marriage: 27 January 1720
Hannah Gunn
1720–1790
Daniel Gunn
1724–1814

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 January 1720
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
children

(2)

    Female1720–1790Female

    Daniel Gunn

    Male1724–1814Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

    Male1686–Male

    Daniel Gunn

    Male1690–Male

    Male1693–Male

    Christian Gunn

    Female1695–Female

World Events (4)

1776

Age 90

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 90

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 95

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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)

  • Jasper in entry for Daniel Gunn, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Jasper Gun in entry for Ann Thomas, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Jasper Gun, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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