George Washington Dunn

1 August 1827–1850 (Age 22)
Paw Creek, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Dunn was born on 1 August 1827, in Paw Creek, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, his father, Andrew B Dunn, was 37 and his mother, Mary "Polly" McDonald, was 32. He died in 1850, in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 23, and was buried in Paw Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States.

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Andrew B Dunn
Mary "Polly" McDonald
David Franklin "Frank" Dunn Sr CSA
Ann Elizabeth "Eliza" Dunn
Margret Emmaline Dunn
Robert Blair Dunn
George Washington Dunn
Thomas Jefferson Dunn CSA
Mary Jane Dunn
Christian Isabella "Kissie" Dunn

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World Events (4)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

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.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 3

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 9

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinn, Ó Doinn ‘descendant of Donn’, a byname meaning ‘brownhaired’ or ‘chieftain’.2 English: nickname for a man with dark hair or a swarthy complexion, from Middle English dunn ‘dark-colored’.3 Scottish: habitational name from Dun in Angus, named with Gaelic dùn ‘fort’.

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

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Sources (1)

  • George Dunn in household of Andrew Dunn, "United States Census, 1850"

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