Thanks for the message. I descend from Isiah D. Dunn born 5 Sep 1831 Houston Co GA died 4 Aug 1876 Marion Co GA, a younger brother of your William Jackson Dunn born 10 Jan 1816 died 3 Apr 1895 Elmore Co AL.
My findings show that their father David Dunn born 25 Sep 1786 NC was a son of David Dunn Sr from Craven Co NC. This is based on circumstantial findings that are pretty strong. A David Dunn Sr shows up in Twiggs Co GA 1818 with a David Jr, a William Dunn, Jesse Dunn and a James Dunn in the same district near one another. Another William Dunn was in a different Twiggs Co. district. In 1820 a David Dunn Jr, William Dunn Jr and William Dunn in Twiggs are in a land lottery drawing land in other counties.
A version of my family tree is on Rootsweb and ancestry.
The ancestry lindage I believe is(some unproven but convincing):
David Dunn born 1786 NC son of David Dunn born c1760 NC m. Anne Custis 1783 Craven NC (this David leaves Craven NC c1804 - believe his sons named David, William, James, Jesse plus I'm sure he had some dtrs)
William Dunn born c 1738 died 1798 Craven NC (wife Sarah, children John, David, William, Walter, Rebecca, Hardy)
Newman Dunn Dunn born 18 Nov 1714 Richmond Co VA died 1762 Craven NC wife Martha Carey children William, John, Walter, Newman, Anne, Mary, John...apparently there were two Johns per estate records)
William Dunn born 1680-1685 VA (Richmond, Northumberland or Old Rappahannock Co) died? married Anne Newman (her last name based on other's postings...there was definately a Newman connection though her last name isn't proven). Their children were Elizabeth, Newman, Ann, possibly David, John all born North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co VA. I think there was a William also.
Walter Dunn born c1630 England died 1699 Northumberland Co VA married Mary Nutt. Mary was dtr of Capt William Nutt 1610-1668 and Elizabeth. Her sister Elizabeth Nutt was the wife of 1) Alexander Newman and 2) Rev John Tarpley. Elizabeth Nutt Newman Tarpley administered the estate of Walter Dunn. This suggests Anne Newman and husband William Dunn were cousins assuming postings that Anne's parents were Alexander Newman and Elizabeth (which was a little unusual at that time in VA). Mary Nutt's mother Elizabeth married Rev. John Farnefold after Capt William Nutt died. Mary's other siblings were William Nutt, Richard Nutt m Ann Downing, and Anne Nutt m Timothy Green. Capt William Nutt was a son of John Nutt 1584 Cheshire-1644 Essex England and Ann.
Walter Dunn arrived in VA 1650s sponsored by George Colclough of Northumberland/Old Rappahannock Co.
Our Dunn line matched (based on YDNA results) other Dunn lines out of VA, NC and SC that migrated various directions to the west and south. The Thomas Dunn dec'd 1812 in Dobbs, Wayne, Johnston Co NC is an exact match as is another Dunn line near the NC/VA border. The William Dunn line in Essex Co VA (son of a Thomas) is another apparent match based on YDNA (assuming t he family trees of those individuals is correct). The Drury Dunn line out of VA/NC is also a yDNA match (i.e., a descendant or two traced to branches of that line match a descendant of ours fairly closely).
I have some information on your Walter Jackson Dunn and his children. I'd like to compare your findings with mine if you can email me.
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