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William Dunn

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  • Name William Dunn 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1753  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William appears to have been a member of Old Herring Creeke Parish, now called St. James' Parish, in Anne Arundel County, as evidenced by Hannah's birth being recorded in the parish records.   

      From AA genweb site: St James Parish (also called Herring Creek Parish) took in all of Herring Creek Hundred and part of the West River Hundred. It basically took in the southern part of Anne Arundel County below West River and Muddy Creek. The church today is located at 5757 Solomons Island Rd, Lothian, MD, about 16 miles south of Annapolis.

      The plat of Anne Arundel Manor in 1767 shows that the Patuxent River forms the western boundary. 

      No record has ever been found of William owning land in Anne Arundel County. As shown below, however, there was obviously a connection between he and the Sheckell family. It could be presumed that the Dunns lived close to the Shekells. The four Shekell properties are shown in color on the 1767 map:  Sheckel's Purchase, Bear Ridge, Hard Bargain, and Sheckle's Chance. [1]
    AnneArundel Manor
    St. James Parish Historical Marker
    St. James Parish sign
    Misc 12 Oct 1753  St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Birth of daughter Hannah 
    Misc 1757 
    Birth of son Augustine 
    Misc 12 Aug 1762 
    Birth of son Benjamin 
    Misc 25 Dec 1769  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Witness to Will of Richard Sheckell  
    • William Dunn one of four witnesses to will of Richard Sheckell. The other three witnesses were Jacob Franklin, Benjamin Carr, and John Shekell.

      Richard named wife Ruth, children John, Richard, Anne, Mary.

      According to family tradition, the Dunn family carried a copy of this will with them when they migrated to Kentucky
    Will of Richard Sheckell
    Will of Richard Sheckell
    Will of Richard Sheckell, part 1
    Will of Richard Sheckell - part 2
    Misc 17 Mar 1770  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Richard Sheckell will filed for probate  
    • William one of three subscribing witnesses who appeared in court to prove up the will
    Will of Richard Sheckell
    Will of Richard Sheckell, part 1
    Will of Richard Sheckell - part 2
    Misc 1772  St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Hannah Dunn Marriage 
    • Hannah Dunn married Hezekieal Sheckels, at the St. James Parish. Walter Magowan, rector of St. James Parish, performed the marriage.

      A Hannah Sheckels is listed in William Dunn Sr.'s estate settlement.
    Tax Rolls 1777  Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    William Dunn, 2 taxables, on 1777 tax list for Montgomery County, Lower Part of Newfoundland Hundred 
    Military Aug 1777  Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    William Dunn served as a Private in the 7th Company, Lower Bn, Militia 
    Tax Rolls 1778  Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Dunn, Sr., Wm. Dunn Jr., Augustine Dunn on list of taxables for Lower Newfoundland Hundred 
    Misc 28 Feb 1778  Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    William Dunn, Wm. Dunn Jr., Auguston Dunn on list of those who took oath of fidelity to Am. Revolutionary Government, in Montgomery Co., before Hon. Edward Burgess 
    Misc 1780  Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    rendered aid to American Revolution by providing wheat for military use 
    Property 11 Nov 1780  Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Wm. Dunn purchased two adjoining tracts of land Wm. Dunn purchased two adjoining tracts of land from Abraham Davenport of Berkley Co Va; tract 1 - 243 acres, known as Hard Struggle, formerly Friendship Enlarged, 315 pounds sterling; tract 2 - 20 1/4 acres, known as Good Will, 18 shillings 
    Tax Rolls 1783  Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wm. Dunn appears on 1783 tax assessment roll of Lower Newfoundland Hundred as owner of 170 acres of land, Hard Struggle, 140 acres of which cleared, with 1 old log house, 85 pounds total value 
    Misc Dec 1785  Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    William Dunn Sr. witness to will of Richard Cheney 
    Property 5 Mar 1787  Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Wm. Dunn sold 36.75 acres to Walter Beall, described as bordering on Friendship Enlarged and taken from Hard Struggle and Good Will 
    Property 24 May 1787  Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Walter Beall deeded to William and Mary Dunn 4.5 acres in Friendship Enlarged; 5 pounds, 3 shillings, 6 pence 
    Property 1790  Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Dunn Sr listed on Montgomery county census with 3 slaves 
    Residence 1790  Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Dunn Sr. listed on Montgomery County census with 2 free white males over the age of 16 and 2 free white females living in the home 
    Tax Rolls 1793  Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Dunn listed on tax list for 5th District with 2 slaves, personal property valued at 76 pounds, and 160 acres - Hard Struggle 
    Misc 18 Jun 1794  Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Osburn Dunn commissioned as Lt in 18th Regiment Maryland Militia. Commission carried by Dunn family to Ky; a Wm Dunn (no Sr or Jr) also commissioned this date, as Lt, 18th Reg. 
    Misc 6 Sep 1794 
    Osburn and William Dunn shown as having resigned from militia 
    Property 8 Oct 1795  Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Wm. Dunn sold land to Upton Beall for consideration of 364 pounds; property described as 243 acre tract, known as Hard Struggle, formerly Friendship Enlarged, and 20 1/4 acre tract known as Good Will; Mary, wife of Wm., examined privately 
    Tax Rolls 1796  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Dunn Sr. listed on tax rolls: no land listed, white male over 21, 2 blacks over the age of 16; 7 total blacks; 2 horses, 1 cow 
    Misc 31 May 1796  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    gave consent for daughter Nelley's marriage to Nathan Douglass 
    Tax Rolls 1797  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Dunn listed with 1 white male over the age of 21; 1 black over the age of 16; 4 total blacks; 2 horses 
    Garrard County, Kentucky Tax 1797
    Garrard County, Kentucky Tax 1797
    Tax Rolls 1799  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Dunn listed with 1 white male over the age of 21; 5 blacks, 1 of whom was over the age of 16; 3 horses 
    Tax Rolls 1800  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Dunn listed on rolls with 1 white male over the age of 21; 5 blacks, 1 of whom is over the age of 16; 4 horses 
    Residence 1800  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Kentucky Tax Lists, 1800
      Dunn, William, Sr. - Garrard County
      also in Garrard:
      William Dunn, Jr., Benjamin Dunn, and Augustin Dunn
    Tax Rolls 1801  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Dunn listed on rolls with 1 white male over the age of 21; 6 blacks, 1 of whom was over the age of 16; 4 horses 
    Tax Rolls 1802  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Dunn listed on rolls with 1 white male over the age of 21; 6 blacks, one of whom over the age of 16; 5 horses; no land recorded 
    Garrard County, Kentucky Tax Rolls 1802
    Garrard County, Kentucky Tax Rolls 1802
    Tax Rolls 1803  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Dunn listed on rolls with 1 white male over the age of 21; 4 blacks, one of whom over the age of 21; 4 horses; no land recorded 
    Tax Rolls 1804  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Dunn listed on rolls with 1 white male over the age of 21; 5 blacks, one of whom over the age of 16; no land recorded; 4 horses 
    Tax Rolls 1805  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Dunn listed on rolls with 1 white male over the age of 21; 5 blacks, one of whom over the age of 21; 2 horses; no land recorded 
    Tax Rolls 1806  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Dunn listed on rolls with 1 white male over the age of 21; 5 blacks, two of whom over the age of 21; 3 horses; no land recorded 
    Tax Rolls 1807  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Dunn listed on rolls with 1 white male over the age of 21; 6 blacks, two of whom over the age of 16; no landed recorded; 4 horses 
    Garrard County, Kentucky Tax Rolls 1807
    Garrard County, Kentucky Tax Rolls 1807
    Tax Rolls 1808  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Dunn listed on rolls with 1 white male over the age of 21; 7 blacks, two of whom over the age of 16; no landed recorded; 2 horses 
    Died 1808 
    • Letters of Administration filed July 18, 1808, in Garrard County, Kentucky
    Probate Jul 1808  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    inventory dated July 1808; included 7 slaves, one sorrel horse, one bay mare, 3 cattle, 4 hogs, plow, tools, watch, gun, books; valued at $1,724; Sam Gill, John Bryant, Edward Byars appraisers 
    William Dunn Inventory
    William Dunn Inventory
    Probate 18 Jul 1808  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Administrator's Bond; William Dunn, Augustine Dunn, John Dunn, Thomas Wilson bound, $4,000 current money; William Dunn administrator of the goods, chattles and credits of Wm. Dunn, deceased 
    William Dunn Sr. Administrator Bond1
    William Dunn Sr. Administrator Bond2
    William Dunn Sr. Administrator Bond2b
    William Dunn Sr. Administrator Bond3
    William Dunn Sr. Administrator Bond3b
    William Dunn Sr. Administrator Bond4
    William Dunn Sr. Administrator Bond4a
    William Dunn Sr. Administrator Bond4b
    William Dunn Sr. Administrator Bond5
    Misc 15 Dec 1808  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    slaves sold at estate sale: Peggy, boy Washington, Peter, Amey, Jacob, Salley 
    William Dunn Sale Bill
    William Dunn Sale Bill
    Probate 15 Dec 1808  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sale: took in $1,647.57; buyers included Augustine, Erasmus, William, John Dunn, Thomas Wilson, Nathan Douglass, Anthony Owsley, John Bryant, John Buford, John Shepherd, Benj. Hudson 
    William Dunn
Sale Bill
    William Dunn Sale Bill
    William Dunn Sale Bill
    Probate 11 Nov 1811  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    administrator's settlement dated this date; produced & recorded Dec. term of court 1811; Samuel Gill & John Bryant settling accounts; distributions to widow Mary, Augustine Dunn, John Dunn,Benjamin Dunn, Thomas Wilson, Nathan Douglass, and heirs of Hannah Shekels 
    William Dunn Settlement
    William Dunn Settlement
    Person ID I118185  My Family Tree
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2020 

    Family Mary Unknown,   d. 1811–1815 
    Children 
     1. Hannah Dunn,   b. 12 Oct 1753, St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Before November 1811  (Age 58 years)  [Birth]
    +2. William Dunn, Jr.,   b. 1750–1760,   d. 1839–1840  (Age 80 years)  [Birth]
     3. Augustine Dunn,   b. 7 Dec 1757, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1837  (Age 79 years)  [Birth]
    +4. John Dunn,   b. 1760-1765,   d. Between May 1835 - February 1837  (Age 72 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Benjamin Dunn,   b. 12 Aug 1762, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1851  (Age 88 years)  [Birth]
     6. Nancy Dunn  [Birth]
    +7. Eleanor Dunn,   b. CA 1776, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1859  (Age ~ 83 years)
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2020 
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S33346] Maryland State Archives .
      Maryland State Archives Accession No.: 40,283-162 MSA No.: S65-61 Location: B5/10/1/

    2. [S33347] Anne Arundel County church records of the 17th and 18th Centuries, F. Edward Wright, (Family Line Publications; 1994), 170.
      Hannah, daughter of William Dunn and Mary; born 12 October 1753; St. James Parish

    3. [S33348] Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Wills.
      Liber 37 Folio 484-485

    4. [S33347] Anne Arundel County church records of the 17th and 18th Centuries, F. Edward Wright, (Family Line Publications; 1994), 175.

    5. [S33349] Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, Volume 31, No. 1, Winter 1990.

    6. [S33350] Revolutionary Patriots of Montgomery County, Maryland 1776 – 1783, Henry C. Peden, (Family Line Publications), 100.

    7. [S33351] Revolutionary Records of Maryland, Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh and Margaret Roberts Hodges.

    8. [S33352] Montgomery County, Maryland Deeds, Liber A pp.584-585.

    9. [S33353] Abstracts of Wills, Montgomery County, Maryland 1776-1825, compiled by Mary Gordon Malloy, Jane C. Sween, and Janet D. Manuel, (Gray Printing Co), 30.

    10. [S33352] Montgomery County, Maryland Deeds, Liber C Page 471.

    11. [S33352] Montgomery County, Maryland Deeds, Liber C, page 532.

    12. [S33352] Montgomery County, Maryland Deeds, Liber G pages 24-26.


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