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Thomas Dunn (b. 1684, d. 16 Jan 1772)Thomas Dunn (son of Thomas Dunne and Unknown) was born 1684 in Essex County, VA, and died 16 Jan 1772 in Surry County, VA.He married Elizabeth Gray on Abt. 1704 in Sussex County, VA..
Notes for Thomas Dunn:
1727: Patented lands in Surry County.
1741: owned 350 acres on the "South side of Nottaway river and North side of Gulliam's Branch."
Note: Surry County was formed in 1652 from James City County, and from Surry, was taken Sussex in 1753 in which Dunns were living before 1740.
Through these counties the Dunns were scattered, and much data of them is given in the old "Albemarle Parish Register," of Surry
and Sussex counties.This old Register contains also the appointments of the Rev. William Willie, at St. Pauls, St. Marks and St.
Andrews churches, which last is in Brunswick county, and at their dependent chapels.The quaint chirography, of the old parson
reveals the births and deaths of many of the names of Dunn.
"Thomas, Sr., and Jr., David, Gray, Drury, John, two Williams (contemporaneous), Lewis, Nathaniel and Henry, their wives and
children."Our genealogy deals more especially with the descendants of David Dunn, son of Thomas, though all contained in the old
Register are entered below.It is assumed from their propinquinty, and the, similarity of family names, that Thomas was the common
ancestor and that the two Williams were probably uncle and nephew.
Thomas Dunn, "Jr.," 1743 with Thornton and Elizabeth Shelton, was God-father to a Pritchard infant, and in 1744, to a daughter of John Jones.
Thomas Dunn's father, Thomas Dunne [b1606] was granted 448 acres in Essex Co. VA in 1699 for bringing nine persons into the Colony.
More About Thomas Dunn:
Date born 2: 1679, Sussex County, VA..
More About Thomas Dunn and Elizabeth Gray:
Marriage: Abt. 1704, Sussex County, VA..
Marriage Notes for Thomas Dunn and Elizabeth Gray:
Thomas Dunn married Elizabeth Gray, daughter of William Gray Jr. about 1704.She was born in 1683 in Sussex Co. VA, Died 1767.
Children of Thomas Dunn and Elizabeth Gray are:
- Gray Dunn, d. date unknown.
- +Nathanial Dunn, d. Aft. 1821, Wake County, NC.
- +John Dunn II, b. 1709, Essex County, VA., d. 1789, Franklin County, NC.
- +William Dunn, b. Abt. 1720, VA, d. date unknown, VA.
- +Thomas Dunn, b. Abt. 1721, Surry County, VA, d. 16 Dec 1773, Albemarle Parish, Sussex County, VA.
- +David Dunn, b. 1726, Surry County, VA, d. 1799, Brunswick County, VA.
- Henry Dunn, b. Abt. 1732, d. date unknown.
- +Drury Dunn, b. 1733, Guilford, North Carolina, d. Bef. 03 Sep 1789, Sussex County, VA.