Abel Gunn

12 August 1734–7 September 1750 (Age 16)
Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Abel

When Abel Gunn was born on 12 August 1734, in Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Samuel Gunn, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Clark, was 27. He married Abigail Davis in 1756, in Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 7 September 1750, in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 16, and was buried in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Abel Gunn
1734–1750
Abigail Davis
1738–
Sarah Gunn
1757–1803

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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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  • Abel in entry for Sarah Gunn, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Abel Gunn, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Abel Gunn in entry for Abigail Davis, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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