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Dunn Family

Below is a known history of the Dunn family. Although Joseph Dunn was Adee's stepfather, she grew up us a Dunn.

John Cartwright Dunn Sr.

Born: England
Died: 21 Sep 1804 Suffolk Nasemond VA
Married 2: ca !800

Occupation: English Sea Captain
Church: Episcopalian
Places of residence England, Philadelphia PA, Suffolk VA

Marriage 2: Charlotte Williams

Born: 11 Apr 1775 Nansemond VA
Died: 1816 Suffolk Nansemond VA

Places of residence: VA
Church Anglican?

Father: John Williams 50/11
Mother: Armenta 51/11

Children:

Joseph Cartwright Dunn

Born: 18 Aug 1804
Died: 19 Oct 1894
Married: 28 Jun 1825

Nancy Mozelle Stanley

 

Daughter:

Died young

 

Daughter:

Died young

 
   

John Cartright Dunn Jr.

Born: 18 Aug 1804 Nansemond Va (now Sufolk)
(1900 Census JW listed father born Alabama)
Died: 19 Oct 1894 Grapevine, Tarrant, Tx
Buried: Grapevine Cemetery

Married: 28 Jun 1825 Lawrence AL
Christened: 1822 Lawrence Al

Places of residence: VA, AL, Harrison Co, Tarrant Co TX

Occupation: Farmer, Tanner

Church: Baptist ,
Other info: Mason, Florence?

It has been written in Grapevine history that Grapevine was sometimes called "Dunnville" in honor of John C Jr and his family. He helped organize the first baptist Church in Texas in 1843. But Year is in question.

Nancy Mozelle Stanley

Born: 18 Oct 1806 Trenton, Jones, NC
Died: 22 Apr 1878 Grapevine, Tarrant, Tx
Buried: Grapevine Cemetery

Married: 28 Jun 1825, Lawrence Al
Christened: 1823 Lawrence Al

Places of residence: NC, AL, Harrison Co, Tarrant Co TX

Church: Baptist

Father: Nathaniel Stanley
Mother: Ellender (Laney) Jarman

In 1977 a "Lone Star" quilt was displayed at a quilt fair in North Platte, NE. It was the property of Mrs Francis L. Hircok and was made in 1863 by Nancy Mozelle Stanley Dunn.

Father: Nathaniel Stanley b: 8 MAR 1781 in New Bern, Craven Co./Jones Co.,NC
Mother: Eleanor (Ellen\Laney) Jarman b: 30 OCT 1780 in Trenton, Jones Co., NC

Marriage 1 John Cartwright Dunn b: 18 AUG 1804 in Suffolk Co.,VA

Children:  

Joseph William ...(Joe)

Born: 11 Nov 1826 or ( 5 Nov 1826) AL
Died: 27 Dec 1915 Aransas Pass Tx
Buried: Prairie Valley Cemetery, San Patrico Co, Tx

Mason, Civil War,

Oreander Jane Tabor or ( Oreander Mozelle)

Married: 28 Oct 1850 Shreveport Caddo Parish LA

Married: 28 Oct 1850

Charlotte Ellender

Born: 12 May 1828 Lawrence Al
Died: 16 Mar 1872 Grapevine, Tarrant, Tx

Eli Mathis Jenkins

Married: 18 Sep 1845 Caddo Parish LA

10 children 2 died as infants

Arminta Ann "Minte" "Minnie"
Armenta, Arminta , Aramrnta, Aramenter

Born: 16 Dec 1829 Lawrence Al
Died: 22 Feb 1910
Buried: Lebanon Cemetery, Cadiz, Live Oak Tx

James Reese McCarty or (George McCarty)

Married: 19 Feb 1851 Harrison Tx

Aurelius Augustus or (Aurelios Augustus)

Born: 10 Sep 1831 Lawrence Al
Died: 2 Jun 1915
Buried: Dunn Ranch, near Cadiz, Live Oak Tx

Civil War

2 Martha Ann Holliday

Born: 6 FEB 1850 Coffeeville,Upshur,Texas
Died: 27 JUL 1920 Live Oak Co. Texas

Married: 23 Mar 1871 Clinton Dewitt TX


Marriage 1 to Mary Ann Judson

Irenius Plato Solon

Born: 20 Apr 1833 Lawrence Al or ( 30 Apr 1834)
Died: 23 Feb 1883 Tarrant TX
Buried: Grapevine Cemetery Tx

Mason, Civil War, Pneumonia

Nancy Pamela Van Zandt

Married: 18 Feb 1856 Grapevine Tarrant TX

Amos John Nathaniel

Born: 7 Feb 1835 Lawrence Al or ( 2 Feb 1835)
Died: 31 Jan 1909 Iowa Park Wichita TX
Buried: Iowa Park Wichita TX

Mason, Civil War, Pneumonia

Lucindy Ann Mullikan or Lucindy H Bowers) .....Cindy

Married: 17 Feb 1857 Tarrant TX

Rachel Virginia (or Virginia Rachel)

Born: 18 Mar 1837 Lawrence Al
Died: 27 Oct 1910 Grapevine, Tarrant, Tx
Buried: Grapevine TX

William Morgan Allison M.D.

Married: 11 Feb 1858 Grapevine Tarrant TX

Was killed in Civil War

Thursa Margaret or (Theresa Margaret)... Maggie

Born:12 Mar 1839 Lawrence Al or ( 17 Mar 1839)
Died: 18 Jan 1911
Buried: Probably Sulphur OK

James Edgar Jarman ( Edd)

Married: 29 Jan 1868 Grapevine Tarrant TX

John Stanley M.D.

Born:12 Dec 1843 Harrison TX
Died: 28 May 1881
Buried:

Civil War

Josephine Grant

Minerva Susan

Born:19 Feb 1846 Harrison TX
Died: 29 Aug 1848 near Jonesville Harrison TX
Buried: Near Jonesville Harrison TX

 

Sarah Olive (Sallie)

Born:17 Sep 1849 Harrison TX or ( 1 Sep 1849)
Died: 25 Apr 1901 Bee TX
Buried: TX

Madison Ellis

Married: 6 Mar 1888 Nueces TX

   

Joseph William Dunn Sr

Born: 11 Nov 1826 Al or ( 5 Nov 1826)
Died: 27 Dec 1915 Aransas Pass Tx ?
Buried: Prairie Valley Cemetery, San Patrico Co, Tx

Mason, Civil War,

Masonic Lodge in Grapevine established 16 Jun 1866
Joseph W was first Worship Master. Made the original furniture, jewels, and other equipment including the lodge seal which was carved out of bois d'arc wood. The original alter was still in use in 1937 on the 75th anniversary.

 

In Jan 1869 took family to Chorpus Christi TX. said to be first to grow vegetables in marketable quantities in that area. Known as "Vegetable Dunn"

Oreander Jane Tabor
or Oreander Mozelle Tabor

Married: 28 (29) Oct 1850 Shreveport, Codds Parish LA

Born: 31 Jul 1832 Hinds Co MS
Died: 1 Oct 1897 Aransas Pass TX

Father: George F Nichols b. 1808 d. 1849
Mother: Susan b. 1805 d. 1873
(Susan moved to texas w/ parents 1837 later settled in Shreveport)

Children:14......................................7 died in infancy

Adee Liles wrote in a letter to Martha Tutt he had 16 children, was a slave owner and when the slaves were set free he gave each one a house.

 

1. Susan Oreander Mozelle

Born: 10 Nov 1851 Louisiana
Died: 17 Mar 1906 or ( 1 Oct 1897)

Raised Dora Liles daughter of her sister Julia Allison

James Monroe Stanley

Born: abt. 1848

Married: 10 Nov 1874

Children
Joseph A. Stanley b: 28 Aug 1875
Anna Stanley b: 10 Jan 1877

Raised Dora Liles b. Dec 1886 - niece

2. George Cartwright Dunn

Born: 18 Jan 1853 or (18 Jan 1854)
Died: 29 Jul 1900

Married: Julia Hinson 4 feb 1882

3. Joseph Lafayette Dunn

Born: 4 Feb 1856
Died: Unknown

M1 : Amanda Holliday 27 Oct 1875 Bee Co

Divorced? (Amanda married Sam Liles)

M2: Sam Liles 6 Apr 1890

M3: 13 Feb 1900
Dewitt Co Marriages 1807 -
Joseph L. Dunn and Mrs. Amanda Lyle
Lic: 13 Feb 1900 Married same day
by C. A. Summers, County Judge, Dewitt Co. TX
witnesses Z. W. Dunn & H Newm
an

4. Arminta Charlotte or ( Arramenter Charlott )

Born: 2 Oct 1857
Died: 3 Mar 1948

Married: Joseph Trank 16 Jun 1885

5. William Dunn...... 1st Twins

Born: 14 May 1859
Died: 15 May 1859

 

6. Warren Dunn ( Worren)...... 1st Twins

Born: 14 may 1859
Died: 20 May 1859

 

7. Edwin Dunn (Edway).......... 2nd Twins (M)

Born: 12 Jun 1862
Died: 30 Aud 1862

 

8. Elgava Dunn .......... 2nd Twins (F)

Born: 12 Jun 1862
Died: 8 Oct 1862

 
9. Unnamed twin girl born and died 1866  
10. Unnamed twin girl born and died 1866  

11. Julia Allison

Born: 3 May 1869 ( 30 May 1869)
Died: 1 Aug 1888 in childbirth

Married: Samuel M Liles
16 Aug 1885 Coryell TX
LDS Batch M591612 1874 - 1885 coryell mariages Source Call No.:  0984711

Child: Dora Liles born Dec 1886 - raised by Aunt Susan

My father remembers having a Great Aunt Dora and Uncle Henry who he visited in Redwood City Ca. early in his childhood. His Grandmother having been Adee Liles who's father was Sam Liles ... I wonder

12. Enoch March

Born: 1 Mar 1871
Died: Unknown

 

13. Edward Stanley Dunn (Ed)

Born: 29 Mar 1872
Died: 16 Nov 1872

 

14. Mack Henry Dunn

Born: 26 Nov 1873
Died: 3 Feb 1892

 
   

Joseph Layfayette Dunn Jr

LaFolette

Born: 4 Feb 1856
Died: Unknown


M1: Amanda Holliday - 27 Oct 1875 in ,Bee,Texas
Bee Co Ma 1860 - 1911, bk. D, p 138,
FHC microfilm no. 1011874
J.L. Dunn and Amanda Holliday

M2: Amanda Lyle 13 Feb 1900
Dewitt Co Marriages 1807 - 1904
Joseph L. Dunn and Mrs. Amanda Lyle
Lic: 13 Feb 1900 Married same day

by C. A. Summers, County Judge, Dewitt Co. TX
witnesses Z. W. Dunn & H Newman

 

Joseph LaFolette DUNN

Amanda Holliday


Born: 26 OCT 1856 in Hunt, Texas
Died: 11 DEC 1919

M1: J. L. Dunn 27 OCT 1875

M2: Samuel Liles 29 Mar 1890
Bee Co Marriages 1860 - 1911
Mr. S. M. Liles & Mrs. Amanda Dunn
Lic: 29 Mar 1890
Married by S. B. Kindall 6 Apr 1890

M3: Joseph L Dunn 13 Feb 1900

Holladay Family Link

Children:  

Son:

Zachariah H Dunn

Born: 5 Nov 1879 TX
Died:

A family letter written on 28 Dec 1932 by A.J. Custer (married Amanda's Sister Betty) indicated Zach Dunn was in an asylum. Age 53

 

 

Stepdaughter: ( Father Sam Liles )

Adee Liles Dunn - Perry, de Chronic

Born: 2 MAR 1891 Beeville, Bee, Texas
Died: 20 Oct 1985 0r Dec 1985 Campbell, Santa Clara CA

Marriage: James Raby Perry 1911 or 1912 Texas

Marriage : Matthew de Chronic

 

Perry Family Page

Stepdaughter: ( Father Sam Liles )

Mary A Liles Dunn

Born: Jan 1894
Died: 1985 (Apr, Jul, or Aug) San Diego CA

 

Marriage: Fernstrom

Daughter: (Amanda remarried Joseph Dunn )

Susan

Born: abt. 1901

 
DUNN Family ends here. Adee's Father was Sam M Liles. The children grew up on the Dunn Ranch as Their mother was remarried to Joe Dunn Jr.

Adee Dunn Liles - A stepdaughter

Born: 2 Mar 1891 Beeville, Bee, TX
Died: 20 Oct 1985 Campbell, Santa Clara CA
or Dec

547-18-5239

 

James Raby Perry

Born: 19 DEC 1884 in Pontontoc, Texas
Died: 25 FEB 1923 in Fredonia, Texas

 

California Death Index, 1940-1997 Record
Name: DECHRONIC, ADEE LILES
Social Security #: 547185239
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 2 Mar 1891
Birthplace: TEXAS
Death Date: 20 Oct 1985
Death Place: SANTA CLARA
Mother's Maiden Name: HOLLIDAY
Father's Surname: LILES
 
Children:  
1. Bonnie Marie PERRY

Born: 22 AUG 1914 in Sansom, Uvalde Co., Texas
Died: 17 JAN 1942 San Francisco, or San Mateo California
Richard Lowell Johnston - True birth name unknown
2. Ora Elizabeth PERRY

Born: 20 DEC 1916 in Comstock, Texas
Died: 1 JAN 1917 in Comstock, Texas
 

3. Ruth Lanell Perry

Born: abt. 1918 Texas
Died:

 
 

Marriage: Mathew de Chronic

Had two children born in Missouri. Census indicates Amanda was not the biological mother. Children appear in 1930 census. Grace V - 5 in 1930, Jeanee L - 3 in 1930

 

Free Inhabitants in St Mary's Precinct,County of Refugio, Texas - 26 June 1860
Name Age Sex RE / Personal Occupation Born  
J N? Dunn 33 M   1500 Carpenter Ala  
Orlando 28 F       Mis  
Susan 9 F       LA  
Geo 6 M       LA Attended School
Joseph 4 M       LA Attended School
Arminta 2 F       LA  
               
Next House              
Augustas Dunn 30 M 1000 100 Laborer Ala  
Series: M653  Roll: 1303  Page: 137        

 

 

Inhabitants inCity of Corpus Christi,County of Nueces, Texas - 28 June 1870
Name Age Sex Race Occupation RE Value Personal Value Born  
J N? Dunn 44 M W Farmer 500 60 Ala  
Oriano J 37 F W Keeping House     Mississippi  
Susan 17 F W       LA  
George C 16 M W Farm Hand     LA  
Joseph L 14 M W Farm Hand     LA  
Aramenta 12 F W       LA Cannot Write
Julia A 1 F W          
Series: M653  Roll: 1303  Page: 137        

 

 

Inhabitants in Precinct No 1, Live Oak Co, Texas - 18 June 1880

Name Relation           Occupation Born Father Mother
Dunn J. W. Head W M 53   M Farmer Ala VA NC
O. J. Wife W F 48   M Keeping House Miss AL Tenn
Geo C Son W M 26   S At Home LA Ala Miss
A C Daughter W F 22   S At Home LA Ala Miss
Julia J Daughter W F 11   S At Home Texas Ala Miss
E March Son W M 9   S At Home Texas Ala Miss
Mack H Son W M 5   S At Home Texas Ala Miss
Series: T9  Roll: 1322  Page: 44      

 

 

Inhabitants in Precinct No 1, Live Oak Co, Texas - 18 June 1880

Name Relation           Occupation Born Father Mother
Dunn Augustas A Head W M   47 M Farmer Ala VA NC
Martha A Wife W F   29 M Keeping House Texas Tenn Tenn
A Howard Son W M   12 S At Home Texas Ala Texas
Mary L Daughter W F   8 S At Home Texas Ala Texas
Nancy L Daughter W F   6 S At Home Texas Ala Texas
Solon L Son W M   4 S At Home Texas Ala Texas
Amos Son W M   2 S At Home Texas Ala Texas
Seth Stanley Son W M April 2/12 S At Home Texas Ala Texas
House # 184        
House # 186            
Dunn Joseph L   W M   24   Farmer Texas Ala Mil or
Amanda Wife W F   20   Keeping House Texas Tenn Tenn
Zack. H Son W M   6/12   At Texas Texas Texas
Series: T9  Roll: 1317  Page: 458      

 

Here is Joseph William Dunn Sr living with his daughter Susan, her husband John Stanley, Dora Liles ( Julia Allison Dunn's child) and the Stanley children.

Twelfth Census of the United States
Nueces County, Corpus Christi town Texas - Precinct No. 1 - 12th Jun 1900
Name Relation Race Sex Birthday Age M # Years
Present Marriage
Children Children
Living
Born Father Mother Occupation
Stanley J M Head W M Mar 1848 52 M 26     Alabama Alabama Alabama Farmer
Stanley S D Wife W F Nov 18?1 48 M 26 2 2 Louisiana Alabama Mississippi Keeps house
Joseph A Son W F Aug 1875 24 S       Texas Alabama Louisiana Clerk RR
Anna M Daughter W M Jan 1877 23 S       Texas Alabama Louisiana Teacher Music
Liles Dora Niece W M Dec 1886 13 S       Texas Texas Texas At School
Cottingham W F Boarder     June 1885 24 S       Alabama Alabama Alabama Carpenter
Dunn
J W
f - in-law W M Nov 1826 73 Wd       Alabama Alabama North Carolina Farm Laborer
Own House Free  

 

Twelfth Census of the United States Dewitt Texas - Justice Precinct No. 1 - 18th, 19th Jun 1900
Name Relation Race Sex Birthday Age   # Years
Present Marriage
Children Children
Living
Born Father Mother Occupation ect
Dunn, Joseph Head W M Feb 1856 44 M 25     Texas Texas Texas Carpenter
Rents
Amanda Wife W F Oct 1857 42 M 25 3 3 Texas TN TN Keeps house
Zachary Son W F Nov 1879 20 S       Texas Texas Texas Farmer
Adee' Daughter W M Mar 1891 9 S       Texas Texas Texas  
Mary Daughter W M Jan? 1894 6 S       Texas Texas Texas  
Series: T623  Roll: 1628  Page: 26 Dwelling # 141

 

 

Thirteenth Census of the United States 1910 Population

Edwards, Texas - Justice Precinct No. Two - Apr 28 & 29 1910

Name Relation Sex Race Age M # M Years Children Children
Living
Born Father Mother Occupation, Ect
Dunn Zack W Head M W 30 M1 7     Texas Louisiana Texas

Farmer Rented Farm

Read / Write

Farm Sch 64

Alice A Wife F W 28 M1 7 - - Texas England Texas  
Joseph W G-father M W 83 M1       Alabama Virginia South Carolina  
Armanda Mother F W 50 M2 35 4 4 Texas Arkansas Arkansas Gardner
Truck Patch
Adee Sister F W 19 S       Texas Texas Texas Teacher Litery Schoo;
Mary A Sister F W 16 S       Texas Texas Texas  
Susan Sister F W 9 S       Texas Texas Texas  
95 Pulliam Crest            

 

 

Fourteenth Census of the United States 1920 Population

Harris County, Houston City Texas - Justice Precinct No. 1 - 5th & 6th Jan 1920

Name Relation               Born Father Mother    
Pendarvis, George Head M W 48 M       Texas Louisiana Louisiana Driver Laundry Wagon
Nettie Wife F W 44 M       Michigan Ireland Michigan i keeper Rooming house
Campbell, Bettie Roomer M W 19 S       Tennessee Texas Texas Waitress Restaurant
Perry, Adee Roomer F W 28 M       Texas Texas Texas Cashier Restaurant
Dunn, Susie Roomer F W 18 S       Texas Texas Texas Cashier Cafe
                           
Prairie Street 1517 36 36                    

 

This is interesting because it indicates Alice A Dunn wife of Zack Dunn to be widowed and working as a servant. In the letter written Dec 28 1932 by A. J. Custer to Nora Britton, it is mentioned that Zack Dunn was in an asylum and said that he had thought Zack was dead, he either heard it or presumed it. So was Alice A Dunn really widowed? I never found any record of them having children.

14th Census of the United States 1920 Population

Nueces County, Texas Justice Precinct No. 1 Corpus Christi 2 Jan

Name Relation     Age   Born Father Mother Occupation
Dunn, Alice A Servant F W 38 Wd? Texas England Texas Nurse Miller Family W
Series: T625  Roll: 1838  Page: 74

 

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Research Notes

California Death Index, 1940-1997 Record
Name: DECHRONIC, ADEE LILES
Social Security #: 547185239
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 2 Mar 1891
Birthplace: TEXAS
Death Date: 20 Oct 1985 0r Dec 1985 per SSDI
Death Place: SANTA CLARA
Mother's Maiden Name: HOLLIDAY
Father's Surname: LILES

 

Special thanks to Martha Tutt of Mercedes TX. for providing much of the Dunn family history.
Her sources were misc. family records as well as "Half Dunn - Once Over Lightly"
by Iris Bunn and Lillie Ruth Payne

Interesting unproven census relations: A census below shows an Adee with Dunn Siblings. A 1920 Census shows an Adee Married but rooming in Houston. There is also a 1920 census which shows a Bonnie and Ruth Perry as inmates at Camp Logan in Houston. I have not been able to locate a James Raby Perry on a 1920 Census. He died in 1923.

I am looking for any information on The Family of Adee Dunn Liles. Pictures would be a blessing to the ministry of this branch of our family. I have yet to see a picture of my Grandmother Bonnie Marie Perry or my G Grandmother Adee Liles.

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