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Benjamin Dunn

Male 1762 - 1851  (88 years)

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  • Name Benjamin Dunn 
    • Benjamin, Son of William and Mary

      Kentucky: A History of the State, Volume 5, 4th edition, 1886. Garrard Co., contains a biographical sketch for Joseph B. Dunn, born July 1853 in Garrard County. According to this write-up, there were four Dunn brothers: Augustine, William, Benjamin, and John. The sketch notes that Augustine was a native of Maryland, and had married Eleanor Aldridge. Joseph, subject of the sketch, descended from Augustine.  

      Have shown that Augustine and William are sons of William and Mary, through Mary's will - naming them as sons, and naming herself as wife of William Sr. Will probated in Garrard county.

      Benjamin Dunn listed as legatee in settlement of William Dunn Sr.'s estate, 1811; settlement shows distribution of $242 to Benjamin, same amount distributed to Augustine Dunn, John Dunn, Thomas Wilson, and Nathan Douglass
    Born 12 Aug 1762  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Tax List 1797  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • listed in William Gaines District (was Mercer County)
    Tax List 1799  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin Dunn listed on tax rolls with 1 white male over the age of 21; 7 blacks, 2 of whom over the age of 16; 5 horses
    Tax List 1800  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin Dunn listed on tax rolls with 1 white male over the age of 21; 7 blacks, two of whom over the age of 16; 6 horses
    Tax List 1801  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin Dunn listed on tax rolls with 1 white male over the age of 21; 7 blacks, two of whom over the age of 16; 6 horses
    Tax List 1802  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin Dunn listed on tax rolls with 157 3/4 acres second rate land in GCo on Dicks River water course, e/s/p by An. Garriston; 1 white male over age of 21; 7 blacks, three of whom over age of 16; 4 horses
    Property 23 Jan 1802  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Purchase of Land 
    • Benjamin Dunn, of Garrard Co., purchased tract of land, 95 acres, on waters of Dicks River in Garrard Co., from Andrew & Mary Gimblin, of GCo, for 100 pounds current money; adjoined Gimblin's land
    Tax List 1803  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin Dunn listed on tax rolls with 157 3/4 acres land in GCo, e/s/p by A. Gimlin; 1 white male over age of 21; 8 blacks, three of whom over age of 16; 7 horses
    Tax List 1804  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin Dunn listed on rolls with 157 3/4 acres 2nd-rate land in GCo on Dicks River watercourse, e/s/p by Andrew Gimlin; 1 white male over age of 21; 9 blacks, three of whom over age of 16; 4 horses
    Property Mar 1804  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Purchased Land 
    • Benj. Dunn, of GCo., purchased 62 3/4 acres land from Elizabeth Smith, of GCo., for 100 pounds current money; land on waters of Dicks River; names in description: Wm. Tipton, Jos. Embrie, Sml Scott
    Tax List 1805  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin Dunn listed on tax rolls with 193 3/4 acres land in GCo on Dicks River watercourse, e/s/p by Andrew Gimlin; 1 white male over age of 21; 9 blacks, three of whom over age of 16; 6 horses
    Tax List 1806  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin Dunn listed on tax rolls with 193 3/4 acres 2nd-rate land in GC on Dicks River watercourse, e/s/p by Andrew Gimlin; 1 white male over age of 21; 9 blacks, three of whom over age of 16; 7 horses
    Tax List 1807  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin Dunn listed on tax rolls with 203 1/4 acres 2nd-rate land in GC on Dicks River watercourse, e/s/p by Andrew Gimlin; 1 white male over age of 21; 10 blacks, three of whom over age of 16; 8 horses
    Tax List 1808  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin Dunn listed on tax rolls with 203 1/4 acres 2nd-rate land in GC on Dicks River watercourse, e/s/p by Andrew Gimlin; 1 white male over age of 21; 9 blacks, three of whom over age of 16; 9 horses
    Property 1808  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Purchased Land 
    • purchased 45 1/2 acres
    Misc 15 Dec 1808  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Dunn Estate Sale 
    • Benjamin Dunn purchased slave Salley
    William Dunn Sale Bill
    William Dunn Sale Bill
    Tax List 1809  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin Dunn listed on rolls with 205 acres land in GCo on Dicks River watercourse, e/s/p by Andrew Giblin; 1 white male over age of 21; 11 blacks, three of whom over age of 16; 11 horses
    Census 1810  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin Dunn listed as head of household on census, with 4 males under age of 10, 1 age 10-15, and 1 over age of 45; 1 female age 10-15 and 1 over age of 45 in home
    Property 18 Jun 1810  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Purchased Land 
    • purchased land in Garrard from Thomas Wilson; $182; adjoined Edmond Smith on the north, corner to Benj; 18 1/4 acres
    Property 18 Jun 1810  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Purchased Land 
    • purchased land from Edmund Smith; adjoined Smith, corner to Thomas Wilson
    Tax List 1811  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin Dunn listed on tolls with 213 1/4 acres 2nd-rate land in GCo, on Dicks River watercourse, e/s/p by Andrew Gimblin; 1 white male over age of 21; 9 blacks, three of whom over age of 16; 8 horses
    Misc 11 Nov 1811  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Settlement of William Dunn's Estate 
    • settlement of Wm. Dunn's estate shows distribution of $242 to Benjamin Dunn, a legatee; same amount distributed to Augustine and John Dunn, Thomas Wilson, and Nathan Douglass
    William Dunn Settlement
    William Dunn Settlement
    Tax List 1812  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin Dunn listed on rolls with 213 acres 2nd-rate land in GCo on Dicks River watercourse, e/s/p by Andrew Gimlin; 1 white above age of 21; 9 blacks, four of whom over age of 16; 8 horses
    Tax List 1813  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin Dunn listed on rolls with 212 acres 2nd-rate land in GCo, on Dicks River watercourse; 1 white above age of 21; 9 blacks, four of whom over age of 16; 10 horses
    Tax List 1814  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin Dunn listed on rolls with 213 acres 2nd-rate land in GCo, e/s/p by Gimlin; 1 white male over age of 21; 8 blacks, three or five of whom over age of 16; 10 horses; also 6 acres in GC on White Oak Cr watercourse; total value 4201
    Tax List 1815  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benj. Dunn listed on rolls with three listings: #1: 813 acres 2nd-rate land in Garrard County on Dicks River water course, 1 white male over age of 21, 9 blacks, 5 of whome over age of 16; 8 horses; total value of all 4478


      Benj. Dunn on rolls with three listings: #2 - 30 1/3 acres 3rd rate land in Garrard County on Canoe Creek


      Benj. Dunn on rolls with three listings: #3 - 6 acres 3rd rate land in Garrard County on Kentucky water course
    Tax List 1819  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin Dunn on rolls with 2?9 1/2 acres 2nd-rate land in GCo; 1 white male over age of 21; 10 blacks, seven of whom over the age of 16; 10 horses; total value $7,850
    Census 1820  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ben Dunn listed as head of household on census with 1 male under age of 10, 1 age 10-15, 1 age 16-26, 1 over age of 45; 1 female under age of 10, 1 age 10-15, 1 age 16-26, 1 over age of 45; 6 engaged in agriculture; 12 slaves
    Slaves 1820 
    • slaves listed on census as: 2 males under age of 14, 2 age 14-25, 1 over age of 45; 3 females under age of 14, 2 age 14-25, 2 age 26-44; 12 in all
    Tax List 1821  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin Dunn listed on rolls with land in GCo on Dicks River water course, e/s/p by Gimblin; 1 white male over age of 21; 11 blacks, eight of whom over age of 16; 12 horses; total value taxed $7,440
    Tax List 1828  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin Dunn on rolls with 333 acres 2nd-rate land in GCo on Dicks River water course, e/s/p by Gimlin; 2 white males over age of 21; 15 blacks, nine of whom over age of 16; 11 horses; total value taxed $6,443
    Census 1830  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin Dunn listed as head of household on census; 1 male age 15-20, 1 age 60-70; 1 female age 50-60, 1 age 70-80 in home; 12 slaves
    Slaves 1830 
    • Benjamin listed on 1830 census with 12 slaves: 3 males under age of 10, 1 age 10-23, 2 age 24-35, 1 over age of 55; 2 females under age of 10, 2 age 24-35, and 1 over age of 55
    Tax List 1836  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin Dunn listed on rolls with 319 acres 2nd-rate land in GCo; 1 white male over age of 21; 14 blacks, six of whom over age of 16; 7 horses
    Property 1839  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Sold Land 
    • Benjamin and Margaret Dunn sold 4 acres of land to Benjamin Mullins
    Will 27 Jul 1841  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Executed Will 
    • Benjamin executed will this date; witnessed by Nelson Burdett and George Davis

      Named wife Margaret; children NH Dunn, G Dunn, William Dunn, Isaiah Dunn, Elizabeth Hocker, Margaret Robinson, Gabrilla Thompson, wife of Davis Thompson, Mary Hogan, Sarah Myers, Dorky Gilbert
    Benjamin Dunn Will a
    Benjamin Dunn Will b
    Census 1850  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin Dunn, 85 years old, born in Maryland, farmer, listed as head of household on census; value of real estate 6,000; Margaret Dunn, 74, and Isaiah Dunn, 39, also in home
    U.S. Federal Census 1850
    U.S. Federal Census 1850
    Garrard County, Kentucky
    Slaves 1850 
    • the 1850 slave schedule for Garrard County contains two listings of a Benjamin Dunn in GCo, one had 9 slaves, the other 3 slaves
    Died 1 Apr 1851 
    Will 24 Apr 1851  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Will Produced to Court 
    • Will produced to court and proven by oath of Nelson Burdett, a subscribing witness
    Benjamin Dunn Will a
    Benjamin Dunn Will b
    Slaves Aug 1851  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • the following slaves listed in inventory of Benjamin's estate: Perry, Alexander, Elijah, Ritta, Harriet, Lucinda, Betty, Kate, Charles
    Probate 26 Aug 1851  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Inventory Filed 
    • inventory & appraisement filed
    Ben Dunn I&A
    Ben Dunn I&A
    Property 27 Aug 1851  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Conveyance of Land 
    • Geo E Hackley, administrator conveyed to James Cecil a parcel of land for $192; land in GCo on waters of White Oak Creek, on old road, 16 acres
    Probate 27 Aug 1851  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Conveyance of Property 
    • Margaret conveyed property devised to her by Benj. in his will (slaves Perry and Lucinda, personal property, horse, 200 acres of land) to George, Isaiah, Joe/Eliz Hocker, Sarah Myers, Mary Hogan, MRobinson for $2500; kids asked administrator to sell asked George E. Hackley, administrator, to sell property; agreed the $2K of the 2500 to be put in trust for Margaret, divided on her death; $500 for her to do with as she wants.
    Probate 27 Aug 1851  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Estate Sale 
    • estate sale; brought $12,247.63
    BenDunnSale1
    BenDunnSale2
    BenDunnSale3
    Property 1 Dec 1851  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Conveyance of Property 
    • George Dunn, Mary Hogan, Sarah Myers, Eliz Hocker, M/M Robinson, GE Hackley to Isaiah Dunn, $539.01, land in GC near Bryantsville on west side of turnpike form Lancaster to Lexington, 7 acres
    Property 1 Dec 1851  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Conveyance of Property 
    • Isaiah, George Dunn, Mary Hogan, Sarah Myers, Eliz Hocker, M/M Robinson, Geo E Hackley to Benj. Mullins, $7180.65; tract of land in GCo near Bryantsville on Turnpike leading from Lancaster to Lexington, 295 acres
    Buried Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I141098  My Family Tree
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2020 

    Father William Dunn,   d. 1808 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary Unknown,   d. 1811–1815 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Hocker,   b. circa 1776, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1855, Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married Before 1793 
    • likely married in Maryland, as oldest child was born in Maryland
    Children 
     1. Mary Dunn,   b. 1793, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1870  (Age 77 years)  [Birth]
     2. Elizabeth Dunn,   b. 1794  [Birth]
     3. Nicholas H. Dunn,   b. 1801  [Birth]
     4. Sarah Dunn,   b. 1801,   d. 1870  (Age 69 years)  [Birth]
     5. George Dunn  [Birth]
     6. Gabriella Dunn  [Birth]
     7. Isaiah Dunn  [Birth]
     8. Margaret Dunn  [Birth]
     9. Darkey Dunn  [Birth]
     10. William Dunn  [Birth]
    Last Modified 20 Dec 2020 
    Family ID F25098  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S33354] Garrard County, Kentucky, Deeds, Deed Book B. page 285.

    2. [S33354] Garrard County, Kentucky, Deeds, Deed Book A, page 539.

    3. [S33354] Garrard County, Kentucky, Deeds, Deed Book C, p. 356.

    4. [S33354] Garrard County, Kentucky, Deeds, Book C Page 533.

    5. [S33354] Garrard County, Kentucky, Deeds, Deed Book N, Page 243.

    6. [S10333] Garrard County Kentucky Will Book, Will book M, page 322 .

    7. [S33354] Garrard County, Kentucky, Deeds, Boo S Page 161.

    8. [S33354] Garrard County, Kentucky, Deeds, Book S Page 185.

    9. [S33354] Garrard County, Kentucky, Deeds, Book S Page 187.


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