I am searching for information on Stephen Dunn, born approximately 1750 - 1770, probably in Edgecombe Co NC. He had four daughters born in the 1790s in NC, and by 1807 he was living in Baldwin Co GA. He owned a farm in Baldwin County between 1807 and 1810, but sold the farm in 1810/1811. He moved across the county line in 1811/1812 into Jasper County and owned a farm there between 1812 and 1818. He was still in Jasper County in 1823 when he sued the man who had bought his farm in 1818 for non-payment for the farm. The next record I have for him is 1840, when he appeared on the census with several of his daughters. In 1843 he gave all of his slaves to his four daughters, and apparently died soon afterwards.
His daughters were:
1. Nancy, wife of Simeon Tucker and mother of Dunn's grandson Stephen Tucker
2. Zilphy, wife of William Beaird and mother of Dunn's grandson John W. Beaird
3. Penelope, wife of Richard Hicks and mother of Dunn's grandson John H. Hicks
4. Susannah, wife of William Phillips and mother of Dunn's grandson William L. Phillips
I have no records that indicate the name of Stephen Dunn's wife during the period 1807 - 1843. However, it appears that he was the identical man who was the son of John Dunn of Edgecombe Co NC. John Dunn made his will on 26 Jan 1793, naming his wife Ann Dunn, son Stephen Dunn, and granddaughter Nancy Dunn. This Stephen Dunn lived on a farm left him in the will of his father between 1793 and 1805. In 1805, he sold the farm in Edgecombe County and disappeared from the area. This Stephen married Martha Baker, the widow of Jesse Baker in 1788 or 1789.
Since the Georgia/Alabama Stephen Dunn's daughter Nancy was born in the early 1790s, it appears the Edgecombe Co NC and the GA/AL Stephen Dunn were one and the same.
Finally, there was a man named Stephen Dunn in Henry Co GA in 1830, but his family listing on the census does not appear to match that of my Stephen.
If anyone has further information, please let me know.