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 Descendants of John Gunn (c. 1778) of Pulaski Co., VA


 

 

 

 

Generation One

 

 

1.  John1 GUNN; born circa 1778; married Sarah ? circa 1803. [1]

 

     Sarah ? was born circa 1780.[2]

     Children of John1 Gunn and Sarah ? were:

+            2.          i.     John Clayton2, born 1808 in Pulaski Co., VA; married Elizabeth Owens.

 

Generation Two

 

 

2.  John Clayton2 GUNN (John1); born 1808 in Pulaski Co., VA;[3] married Elizabeth Owens circa 1830; died of "dropsey" August 26, 1880 in Pulaski Co., VA.[4]

     He was an overseer with $192  in personal property in 1860 in Pulaski Co., VA.[5] He was a farmer in Pulaski Co., VA.[6]

 

     Elizabeth OWENS[7] was born on July 15, 1809. She died on November 15, 1880 in Pulaski, VA, at age 71.[8]

     Children of John Clayton2 Gunn and Elizabeth Owens were as follows:

+            3.          i.     Byrdine3, born August 5, 1834 in Pulaski, VA; married Emma Madora Lowman.

              4.          ii.     Samuel; born 1835 in Pulaski Co., VA;[9] died July 25, 1862 in Chimborazo Hospital, Richmond, VA of wounds received at Frayser's Farm during the Seven Days Battle.[10]

     He was a laborer in 1860 in Pulaski Co., VA.[11] A Civil War soldier, Samuel began military service on May 27, 1861 in Lynchburg, VA, when he enlisted in the 24th VA INF, Co. E. as 3rd Sgt.[12]

              5.        iii.     Joseph; born 1837 in Pulaski Co., VA;[13] died February 22, 1863 in Charlottesville Hospital, Charlottesville, VA of wounds received at the Battle of Fredericksburg, VA (Dec. 1862).[14]

     He was a carpenter in 1860 in Pulaski Co., VA.[15] A Civil War soldier, Joseph began military service on May 27, 1861 in Lynchburg, VA, when he enlisted in the 24th VA INF, Co. E as 2nd Sgt.[16]

              6.         iv.     William A.; born 1841 in Pulaski Co., VA;[17] married Lunna Conner January 25, 1871 in Pulaski Co., VA.[18]

     He was a laborer in 1860 in Pulaski Co., VA.[19] A Civil War veteran, William began military service before October 8, 1862 in VA when he enlisted  in the 50th VA INF, Co. I as a Private.  Absent without leave by 10/8/1862 through 10/23/1862

when "thought [to]†have deserted."[20]

+            7.         v.     Elizabeth J., born January 28, 1842; married John C. Sutton.

              8.         vi.     Louiza; born 1846.[21]

 

 

 

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[1]Pulaski County, VA Register of Deaths, 1880, line 31.

[2]Ibid.

[3]1860 VA, Pulaski County Census , #79.  Gunn, John C.   Lists age as 49. Hereinafter cited as 1860 VA, Pulaski County Census.

[4]Pulaski County, VA Death Registry, 1880, line 31.

[5]1860 VA, Pulaski County Census, #79.  Gunn, John C.

[6]Pulaski County, VA Death Registry, 1880, line 31.

[7]The parents of Birdine Gunn are given in "Pulaski County: Virginia and Virginians" p. 18 as Sarah (Owens) Gunn. In "Marriage Records, 1839-1900, in the Pulaski County Courthouse, Pulaski, Virginia" the parents of Birdine Gunn are John C. and J. Gunn; the parents of Elizabeth J. Gunn are John C. and Elizabeth Gunn; and the parents of William A. Gunn are John C. and Sarah Gunn.

     The are no indications of more than one "John C. Gunn," so I believe Elizabeth, Sarah and J. Gunn are the same person. John C. and Elizabeth Gunn had a daughter named Elizabeth J. indicating the possibility that John C. Gunn's wife Elizabeth was also an "Elizabeth J." Alternately, the J. Gunn may be a misreading for S(arah) Gunn.

     Elizabeth, the wife of John C. Gunn, could be Sarah Elizabeth Owens or Elizabeth Sarah Owens or Elizabeth "Sarah" Owens. 

[8]World Family Tree pedigree.  Broderbund Inc.

[9]1860 VA, Pulaski County Census, #79.  Gunn, John C.

[10]Ralph White Gunn, 24th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, VA: H. E. Howard Inc.), p. 81.  See Burdine Gunn's letter in which he mentions two brothers "fallen victim to the ruthless enemy".

[11]1860 VA, Pulaski County Census, #79.  Gunn, John C.

[12]Gunn, 24th VA INF, p. 81.

[13]1860 VA, Pulaski County Census, #79.  Gunn, John C.

[14]Gunn, 24th VA INF, p. 81.  p. 81.  See Burdine Gunn's letter in which he mentions two brothers "fallen victim to the ruthless enemy".

[15]1860 VA, Pulaski County Census, #79.  Gunn, John C.

[16]Gunn, 24th VA INF, p. 81.

[17]1860 VA, Pulaski County Census, #79.  Gunn, John C.

[18]Clarita H. Morgan, compiler, Marriage Records, 1839-1900, in the Pulaski County Courthouse, Pulaski, Virginia, p. 13, line 7. Hereinafter cited as Pulaski Marriage Records.

[19]1860 VA, Pulaski County Census, #79.  Gunn, John C.

[20]John Chapla, 50th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, VA: H. E. Howard), p. 156. Hereinafter cited as 50th VA INF.

[21]1860 VA, Pulaski County Census, #79.  Gunn, John C.