Lewis Dunn

Brief Life History of Lewis

When Lewis Dunn was born in 1778, in Charlotte, Virginia, United States, his father, Edmund Dunn Sr, was 22 and his mother, Sarah "Sally" Dobyns, was 20. He married Rebecca Elam on 24 August 1796, in Charlotte, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Warren, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1848, in Smiths Grove, Warren, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Warren, Kentucky, United States.

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Lewis Dunn
Rebecca Elam
Marriage: 24 August 1796
Nancy Dunn
about 1798–1861
Sarah W Dunn
Josiah Dunn
Edmund Dunn
Spencer Dunn
William Dunn
Jane Dunn
Martha Dunn
Elizabeth Dunn

Sources (8)

  • Lewis Dunn, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Lewis Dunn, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"
  • Lewis Dunn, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

1781 · The First Constitution

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.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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.

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