Permelia Dunn

28 July 1830–21 March 1871 (Age 40)
Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Permelia

When Permelia Dunn was born on 28 July 1830, in Michigan, United States, her father, James Dunn, was 37 and her mother, Sarah Barker, was 32. She married Ambrose A Shaw on 22 June 1844, in Mount Pisgah, Union, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 21 March 1871, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ambrose A Shaw
Permelia Dunn
Marriage: 22 June 1844
Permilla Shaw

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 June 1844Mount Pisgah, Union, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 7
    Michigan is the 26th state.
    Age 16
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Sources (8)

    • Permelia Show in household of Ambros Show, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Permelia Shaw in household of Ambrose Shaw, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Pamelia Dunn Shaw, "Find A Grave Index"

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