I have found a Bible dated 1846 that appears to be the family bible of Samuel Dunn, who was born in 1791 and died- as the book records- on Saturday night, 9 pm, June 5th, 1869. The Bible appears to be most specifically his wife's- Jane L. Maday Dunn, who died in 1861 aged 67 years. They had eleven children, listed exactly as follows:
E.H. Dunn was born July 1818 W.M. Dunn was born June 1820 J.L. Dunn was born August 1822 J.H. Dunn was born October 21st, 1824 L.S. Dunn was born January 1826 J.B. Dunn was born January 5th, 1830 M.M. Dunn was born August 1832 Mary K. Dunn was born February 10, 1834 D. J. Dunn was born July 10th, 1836 Jenevieve Dunn was born January 1837 James B. Dunn was born June 1842
On Marriages, as clearly as I can read the handwriting, it says:
Married 22 May 1817 by the Rev. A.A. Mc Gimley Capt. Samuel Dunn to Miss Jane Maday
Married 22 June 1835 by the Rev. A.A. Mc Gimley James H. Bard of Mt.Pleasant to E.H. Dunn daughter of Gen. S. Dunn of Carruck, [Turner? Tennessee?]
Married 7th August 1857 by the Rev. Alckibald A. Doak James P.J. Carter of Elizabethtown, Tenn to Margariette Maday Dunn daughter of Gen. S. Dunn ... in the deaths it later states M.M. Carter died August 31st, aged 24 years
It appears that most of the Dunn children did not live very long, but hopefully someone out there knows who they are and is family. From the writing in the book and the clips of news articles, poems, bible studies, etc. I gather that the family lived in Tennesse- cities listed are Elizabethtown, Whitesburgh(?), Mt. Pleasant, and Carruck.
However, I live in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and found the book. There are clippings of light brown hair, and a braid of blonde hair in the pages, a few wildflowers, and a store reciept that says Vinita, I.T. Which I can only imgaine, being Oklahoma, must mean Indian Territory. The book is well held together for it's age, but it has been burned and weathered severely. I'm keeping it together with a band, and being as careful as may be.
This is a colossal find for the family if they are living- please contact me as soon as possible. firstname.lastname@example.org