John Sidney Dunn

26 September 1830–18 February 1910 (Age 79)
Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of John Sidney

When John Sidney Dunn was born on 26 September 1830, in Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Douglas Dunn, was 40 and his mother, Sarah Deborah Tyler, was 34. He had at least 4 sons and 3 daughters with Mary Sarilda Buchanan. He lived in Lee, Lee, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Justice Precinct 5, Eastland, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 18 February 1910, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

John Sidney Dunn
Mary Sarilda Buchanan
Mary E. Dunn
Charles Preston Dunn
Amanda S. Dunn
Franklin A. Dunn
William L. Dunn
William R Dunn
Jane Dunn

Spouse and Children


    Mary Sarilda Buchanan




+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Douglas Dunn


    Sarah Deborah Tyler




+6 More Children

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.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 6

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.
1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 31

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

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 (3)

  • John S Dunn, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John S Dunn in household of John Dunn, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John S Dunn, "United States Census, 1870"

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