William D Pearce Dunn

Brief Life History of William D Pearce

When William D Pearce Dunn was born on 25 January 1853, in Georgia, United States, his father, Isaiah David Dunn, was 21 and his mother, Carrie Jane Murray, was 26. He lived in Tazewell, Marion, Georgia, United States in 1870 and Justice Precinct 2, Washington, Texas, United States in 1880. He died on 30 October 1907, in Fort Bend, Texas, United States, at the age of 54.

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Isaiah David Dunn
Carrie Jane Murray
William D Pearce Dunn
Martha Susan Dunn
Mary Ella Dunn
James Oscar Dunn
Jno Dunn
Iziah Virginia Dunn
Nancy E Dunn
Eulala G Dunn
Sarah “Sallie” Dunn

Sources (4)

  • William D P Dunn in household of J D Dunn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William D Pearce Dunn - Government record: birth-name: William D Pearce Dunn
  • William D Dunn in household of Isiah D Dunn, "United States Census, 1870"

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Historical Boundaries: 1857: Schley, Georgia, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1868 · Impeach the President!

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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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