Dunn Records in Early Stewart County, Tennessee

Below you’ll find my records timeline for people with the surname Dunn who lived in the early day of Stewart County, Tennessee.

Names Mentioned

*Dunns or married into the Dunn family
William Davis
Aaron Dunn
Benjamin Dunn
Elisabeth Dunn
Elizabeth Dunn Davis
George Dunn
James Dunn
John Dunn
Josiah Dunn
Susannah Dunn Pugh
Henry Pugh

Records Timeline 1808 – 1845

26 Apr. 1808 – John Dunn is summoned to be a juror at the next Court term. (Stewart County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, 1804 – 1812, by Jim Long)

25 Jul. 1808 – John Dunn is sworn in as a juror at Court. (Stewart County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, 1804 – 1812, by Jim Long)

3 Sep 1808 – By an act of 1807, “I have surveyed for John Dunn as an occupant two hundred of acres of land lying in Stewart County and North Side of Cumberland River, and head waters of Dyers Creek…” (Tennessee, Early Land Registers, 1778-1927)

25 Jul. 1809 – “Ordered by the Court that a commission issue to privately examine Susannah Pugh, whether she is willing to convey with her husband Henry Pugh, by deed, a tract of land in the State of North Carolina County of Hertford on Meherrin River, known by the name of the Meherrin Plantation, formerly the property of George Dunn, [the] father of the said Susannah, and that Joshua Williams Esqr. make the examination.” (Stewart County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, 1804 – 1812, by Jim Long)

29 Jul. 1809 – John Dunn, 100 acres in Stewart County, entry 3707. (Tennessee, Early Land Registers, 1778-1927, page 335)

29 Jul. 1809 – “John Dunn assignee of Aron Fletcher of Duncan Stewart”; “No 280 for 140 acres, enters 100 acress of land part of said warrant lying in Stewart County, North Side of Cumberland River, and on the headwaters of Dyers Creek…” “include the improvement, whereon the said Dunn now lives.” (Tennessee, Early Land Registers, 1778-1927)

18 Aug. 1809 – “Gideon French assignee of Josiah Dunn assignee of Aron Fletcher and originally of Duncan Stewart.” Forty acres of land in Stewart County on Hurricane Creek, No 280. (Tennessee, Early Land Registers, 1778-1927)

1809 – Benjamin Dunn is on the tax list in Capt. Ross’s Company. (1809 Tax List)

1810 – John Dunn is in Capt. Ross’s Company on the tax list. He owns 200 acres with a note of “twice given in”. – John Dunn is listed as “part of Capt. Rushing’s Company” with 200 acres on Dyers Creek. (1810 Stewart County TN Tax List)

1810 – On the tax list, James Dunn is listed with 100 acres in a list of people under the heading “Tracts To Be Sold First Monday in November 1811 for unpaid 1810 taxes published in Democratic Clarion and Tennessee Gazette, 20 Aug 1811”. (1810 Stewart County TN Tax List)

6 Feb. 1810 – John Dunn serves as a juror at Court. (Stewart County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, 1804 – 1812, by Jim Long)

29 Jun. 1810 – “Henry PUGH to Frederick SMITH, 100a for $100, on DYERS Creek and the “dead drafts” of Saline Creek, adj. DUNN’s spring, PUGH (1500a); wit: William PIERCE, William HOWELL.” (Stewart Co. Deed Book D, typed as Book 4, deeds registered Mar 1811 – Nov 1813)

1811 – On the tax list, Benjamin and John Dunn are listed in Capt. Ross’s Company. John has 100 acres. (1811 Stewart County, Tennessee Tax List)

6 Feb. 1811 – John Dunn is on a list of men who did not pay their taxes for the year 1810. He has 200 acres. (Stewart County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, 1804 – 1812, by Jim Long)

7 Feb. 1811 – “Ordered by the Court that Benjamin Dunn be appointed overseer of the road from William Cooley’s up Dyers Creek to the Barrens, and all the hands above Major Gray’s on both sides of the Creek work under him.” (Stewart County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, 1804 – 1812, by Jim Long)

7 May 1811 – “Ordered by the Court that Thomas French and John Dunn, Henry Gibson, William M. Cooley, William Pearce, Abner Pearce and Lewis Elliott view and mark a road from William Pearce’s toward Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky, as far as the state line, and to make return to the next Court.”  (Stewart County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, 1804 – 1812, by Jim Long)

6 Aug. 1811 – “Ordered that Lewis Elliott be appointed overseer of the road from Dover on towards Hopkinsville Kentucky, and Adam Smith, William Howell, John Smith, Frederick Smith, James Reynolds, Joseph Reynolds, Timothy Taylor, Charles Ross, Charles Howell, Andrew Baker & sons, William Herod?, Elijah Barnett work from the Barrens to the state line and the hands under Benjamin Dunn and Venters work from the Barrens to Cumberland River.” (Stewart County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, 1804 – 1812, by Jim Long)

1812 – On the tax list in Stewart County for Capt. Pearce’s Company, by David Hogan, there is John, Josiah, Aaron and Benjamin Dunn. Some neighbors include:

Lewis Elliott 77
James Reynolds 78
Joseph Reynolds 79
Thomas McGehee 80
William Reed 81
John Baker 82
Samuel Canadee 83
John Dunn 84
Josiah Dunn 85
Aaron Dunn 86
Charles Ross 87
Benjamin Dunn 88
Jeremiah Brown 89
Alexander Black 90
Moses Brunson 91
Peter Brunson 92
Jacob Aaron 93
John Smith 94

24 Jun. 1812 – No 8381, Josiah Dunn, 40 acres. (Tennessee, Early Land Registers, 1778-1927)

1813 – Dunn, John is mentioned in Haywood, John vs Dunn, John, damages – $900 (Circuit Court Cases – Civil: 1805-1929)

4 Feb. 1813 – “Ordered that John Oliver be appointed overseer of the road in the room of Benjamin Dunn and the same hands work under him.” (Stewart County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, 1813 – 1819, by Jim Long)

3 Aug. 1813 – “Ordered that Joseph Gray, Henry Gibson and Thomas French, John Dunn and Samuel Canada view and mark a road up Dyers Creek to the state line, on towards Christian Court House.” (Stewart County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, 1813 – 1819, by Jim Long)

1814 – Dunn, John is mentioned in Gray, Joseph & others vs Haywood, John, debt (Circuit Court Cases – Civil: 1805-1929)

1814 – Dunn, John is mentioned in Haywood, John vs Gray, Joseph Jr., damages – $5000 (Circuit Court Cases – Civil: 1805-1929)

4 Feb. 1814 – Travers Moore, assignee of Josiah Dunn, 40 acres of land on the south side of the Cumberland on the waters of Long Creek. (Tennessee, Early Land Registers, 1778-1927)

11 May 1814 – John Dunn assignee of Aron Fletcher of Duncan Stewart, 100 acres on Dyers Creek (Tennessee, Early Land Registers, 1778-1927)

9 Nov. 1814 – “Ordered by the Court that Josiah Dunn be appointed overseer of the road from Cooley’s up Dyers Creek to the State line, and all the hands above Cooley’s work under him.” (Stewart County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, 1813 – 1819, by Jim Long)

12 Dec. 1814 – John Dunn, assignee of Duncan Stewart, was granted 100 acres in District 1 of Stewart County on the north side of the Cumberland River on the waters of Dyers Creek. “Including the improvement where the said Dunn then lived.” (North Carolina and Tennessee, Early Land Records, 1753-1931)

1815 – Dunn, Josiah is mentioned in Fletcher, Aaron vs Fletcher, Simon, damages – $500 (Circuit Court Cases – Civil: 1805-1929)

9 Feb. 1815 – Josiah Dunn is summoned to serve jury duty at the next Court term. (Stewart County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, 1813 – 1819, by Jim Long)

1 May 1815 – Josiah Dunn served on the Grand jury. (Stewart County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, 1813 – 1819, by Jim Long)

1 May 1815 – “Deed of conveyance, William Rascoe to Cimian Edwards, was proved in open Court by the oath of James Dunn and John Dunn, subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be registered.” (Stewart County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, 1813 – 1819, by Jim Long)

1 May 1815 – “On motion of Delilah Smith, it is ordered by the Court that she have letters of administration on the estate of Fredrick Smith deceased, and she comes into Court and enters into bond in the sum of $500 with Adam Smith and John Dunn her securities for faithfully administering, and was sworn, etc.” (Stewart County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, 1813 – 1819, by Jim Long)

1 May 1815 – In the August 1814 term of the State vs. Aaron Fletcher, Elisabeth Dunn proved one day. Elijah Fletcher proves one day. (Stewart County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, 1813 – 1819, by Jim Long)

1 May 1815 – Delilah Smith, Adam Smith, John Dunn administrator’s bond for Frederick Smith. (Stewart County, Tennessee Abstracts of Settlements, Wills and Bonds, 1804 – 1896, by Jim Long)

14 Mar. 1815 – Benjamin Dunn was in Captain Gray’s Company during the War of 1812. He listed as sick absent on this day. (Stewart Countians and the War of 1812)

1 Sep. 1815 – “No 1644 dated the 7th day of December 1813 ___ by the Register of West Tennessee to Josiah Dunn and entered on the 4th day of February 1814 by No 12096″. Travis Moor (Moore) assignee of the said Josiah Dunn, forty acres bearing the date the 20th day of December 1814 lying in Stewart County in the first District on the south side of Cumberland river on the waters of Long Creek…” (North Carolina and Tennessee, Early Land Records, 1753-1931)

25 Oct 1815 – “No 15893, made said 6th March 1816, Henry Pugh” – “John Dunn assignee originally of Jno C McLemore by virtue of Certificate issued by the Register of West Tennessee for 500 acres No 2137, enters fifty acres of Land in Stewart County on the head waters of Dyers Creek…” (Tennessee, Early Land Registers, 1778-1927)

1816 – John and Josiah Dunn are mentioned in Fowler, Enoch vs Webster, Wm & Dunn, Josiah, trespass/assault & battery (Circuit Court Cases – Civil: 1805-1929)

1816 – Dunn, Josiah is mentioned in Dunn, Josiah vs Haggard, James, trespass/slander (Circuit Court Cases – Civil: 1805-1929)

6 Nov. 1816 – Josiah Dunn ordered to serve as juror at the next Court term. (Stewart County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, 1813 – 1819, by Jim Long)

Nov. 1816 – Inventory of the estate of James Fletcher, buyers include John Edwards, James Dunn. (Stewart County, Tennessee Abstracts of Settlements, Wills and Bonds, 1804 – 1896, by Jim Long)

3 Feb. 1817 – Josiah Dunn serves jury duty.  (Stewart County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, 1813 – 1819, by Jim Long)

1818 – John Dunn, James Dunn, John Arant, Rachel Arant and Susanna Arant are among the names of people called to testify in Gray, Joseph’s executors vs Cooley, William M. (admr of Joel Cooley) for debt – $150 for livestock and merchandise. (14 pages. Stewart County Archives Circuit Court Cases – Civil: 1805-1929)

First Monday in May 1818 – “Ordered by the Court that Charles Ferrill be appointed overseer of the road in the place of James Dunn, and the same hands work under him.” (Stewart County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, 1813 – 1819, by Jim Long)

6 May 1818 – James Dunn to serve jury duty at the next Court term. (Stewart County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, 1813 – 1819, by Jim Long)

4 Aug. 1818 – James Dunn serves jury duty. (Stewart County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, 1813 – 1819, by Jim Long)

1819 – Dunn, James is mentioned in Nelson, Humphrey vs Russell, James, appeal of debt judgment from County Court – $17.27 (Circuit Court Cases – Civil: 1805-1929)

3 Nov. 1819 – “State vs. James Dunn (gaming): jurors David McNatt, Charles Roper, Jesse Acree, Richard Cooley, Lewis Bond, John Randle, Sampson Sikes, David Wilson, George McDaniel, David Warnick, Benjamin Weaks & John Malone find the defendant guilty; defendant fined $10 plus costs.” (Stewart County Court Minutes, TSLA Archives, Stewart Co. Roll 38, Minutes Vol. 1, Nov. 1819 – May 1821)

1820 – The census lists several Dunns.

Name: John Dunn
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Stewart , Tennessee
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over : 1
Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Number of Persons – Engaged in Manufactures: 2
Free White Persons – Under 16: 3
Free White Persons – Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 6

Name: Benjamin Dunn
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Stewart , Tennessee
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Number of Persons – Engaged in Manufactures: 1
Free White Persons – Under 16: 3
Free White Persons – Over 25: 1
Total Free White Persons: 5
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 5

Name: Josiah Dunn
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Stewart , Tennessee
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Number of Persons – Engaged in Manufactures: 1
Free White Persons – Under 16: 4
Free White Persons – Over 25: 1
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 6

Name: Thomas Dunn
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Stewart , Tennessee
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 3
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 18: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over : 1
Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons – Under 16: 6
Free White Persons – Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 10
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 10

Name: Thomas Dunn Junior
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Stewart , Tennessee
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 1
Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons – Under 16: 3
Total Free White Persons: 4
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 4

8 Jan. 1820 – Thomas Dunn was listed in a Stewart County, Tennessee newspaper. (Name Index for Stewart County in Newspapers: 1804-1875)

8 Feb. 1820 – “Reuben Elliott vs. William Smith: John Dunn summoned to give evidence for the plaintiff, but failed to attend; jurors Thomas McGee, Gideon French, Anthony Lee, Francis Frizzle, John Leggett, Thomas Stone, Moses Brunson, David McNatt, Henry Wall, Willis Whitford, Richard Faucett, Asa Morris; Thomas McGee is discharged from the jury, and the case is transferred to Circuit Court.” (Stewart County Court Minutes, TSLA Archives, Stewart Co. Roll 38, Minutes Vol. 1, Nov. 1819 – May 1821)

4 May 1820 – “State vs. John Dunn (Sei Fa): defendant failed to appear in Court as a witness in the case of Reuben Elliott vs. William Smith.” (Stewart County Court Minutes, TSLA Archives, Stewart Co. Roll 38, Minutes Vol. 1, Nov. 1819 – May 1821)

9 Aug. 1820 – “State vs. Enoch Fowler (affray): defendant pleads not guilty; jurors George Cathey, Lewis Bonds, James Dunn, John Rabourn, Seth P’Pool, John Petty, Henry Bailey Jr., Royal Broadway, Thomas Taylor, David Scarborough, Thomas Buckingham, John Manning find the defendant guilty; defendant fined $1 plus costs.” (Stewart County Court Minutes, TSLA Archives, Stewart Co. Roll 38, Minutes Vol. 1, Nov. 1819 – May 1821)

5 Feb. 1821 – “Court appoints Kader Biggs overseer in place of James Biggs; hands to work under him include James W. Biggs, Thomas French, C. B. Wilcox, James Reynolds Sr., James Reynolds Jr., Joseph Reynolds, James Dunn, Benjamin Dunn, Josiah Dunn, John Oliver & John McAdams.” (Stewart County Court Minutes, TSLA Archives, Stewart Co. Roll 38, Minutes Vol. 1, Nov. 1819 – May 1821)

5 Nov. 1821 – “Court orders Lewis Bond, Josiah Dunn, Moses Oldham, David Moore, John Boyd & Joseph Gray to mark a road from the Kentucky line where the road leading from Cadiz through Stewart County to Palmyra & New York.” (TSLA Archives, Stewart Co. Roll 38, Minutes Part 8, Aug. 1821 – May 1824)

3 Jun. 1822 – “Justice of the peace Nathan Ross ruled in favor of James McKinney, against Josiah Dunn, in the amount of $28, with interest from 25 May 1822; Constable William Campbell levied the fine against the tract of land Dunn lives on.” (TSLA Archives, Stewart Co. Roll 38, Minutes Part 8, Aug. 1821 – May 1824)

5 Aug. 1822 – “Court appoints William Cherry overseer in place of Henry E. Gibson; hands to work under him include Jesse Mann, Benjamin Dunn, James Dunn, Thomas French, Henry E. Gibson, John Duncan, Isaac Garret, James McKinney, Stephen McKinney & Martin Legget.” (TSLA Archives, Stewart Co. Roll 38, Minutes Part 8, Aug. 1821 – May 1824)

5 Aug. 1822 – “Court appoints Josiah Dunn overseer of the road from Dunn’s house to John Perrigo’s at the Montgomery County line.” (TSLA Archives, Stewart Co. Roll 38, Minutes Part 8, Aug. 1821 – May 1824)

3 Nov. 1823 – “Court renews the order to view the road from Dover to Hopkinsville, turning off at the upper end of Frazier’s old field and intersecting again between the creek & Josiah Dunn’s.” (TSLA Archives, Stewart Co. Roll 38, Minutes Part 8, Aug. 1821 – May 1824)

6 Nov. 1823 – “Court summons William R. Atkins, Richard S. Atkins, James C. Coons, William Philips, Henry L. Atkins, James Dunbar Jr., James Howard, Seth Yarborough, Nathan Yarborough, William Whitfield Jr., Benjamin Dunn, Charles Bogard, Josiah Dunn, John Frazier, John Allen, Henry Cato, Jesse Watkins, William Taylor, William Hornberger, Miles Williams, Robert S. Coleman, Thomas Davidson, Stephen English, Andrew W. Davidson, David Cowan & John Polk as jurors to the next term of Circuit Court.” (TSLA Archives, Stewart Co. Roll 38, Minutes Part 8, Aug. 1821 – May 1824)

1824 – Josiah Dunn to Charles Johnson, deed, 82 acres of land on the state line. (Deed Index, 7, 325)

4 Feb. 1824 – “Samuel Cannada makes appearance bond, with Josiah Dunn & Elijah Fletcher securities, on an indictment. John Fletcher makes appearance bond, with Josiah Dunn & Elijah Fletcher securities, on an indictment of assault & battery. Moses Fletcher makes appearance bond, with Josiah Dunn & Elijah Fletcher securities, on an indictment of assault & battery.” (TSLA Archives, Stewart Co. Roll 38, Minutes Part 8, Aug. 1821 – May 1824)

3 May 1824 – “Court orders that the road from Dover to Hopkinsville turn off at the southeast corner of John Frasier’s old field and run between Frasier’s dwelling house & John Boyd’s, and intersect the old road near Josiah Dunn’s.” (TSLA Archives, Stewart Co. Roll 38, Minutes Part 8, Aug. 1821 – May 1824)

1 Nov. 1824 – Josiah DUNN to Charles JOHNSON (Caldwell Co., KY), 82a on the state line for $500, adj. Henry PUGH (640a), where DUNN lives; test: John ALLEN, James DUNN (Stewart Co. Deed Book F, indexed as Book 7, deeds registered Apr 1823 – Apr 1826)

27 May 1826 – Benjamin Dunn vs John Duncan, “Fi Fa”, Judgement 2nd May 1826 for cost. *Record is hard to read. (Stewart County Court Execution Docket 1826 – 1827)

18 May 1827 – John Dunn vs Henry Powell (Stewart County Court Execution Docket 1826 – 1827)

1829 – In Capt. Martain’s Company on the tax list, both James and Benjamin Dunn have 50 acres on the headwaters of Dyers Creek. (1829 Stewart County Tax List)

1830 – In Capt. Martain’s Company on the tax list, both James and Benjamin Dunn have 50 acres on the headwaters of Dyers Creek. (1830 Stewart County Tax List)

1830 – There are two Dunns on the census.

Name: James Dunn
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Stewart , Tennessee
Free White Persons – Males – Under 5: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 60 thru 69: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 80 thru 89: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 5: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 20 thru 29: 1
Slaves – Females – 10 thru 23: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 4
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 8
Total Slaves: 1
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 9

Name: Benjamin Dunn
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Stewart , Tennessee
Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9: 3
Free White Persons – Males – 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 5: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 5
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 7

Sept. 1830 – “CHISUM, James of Illinois, ordered to make a deposition Sept. 1830 in the case of James DUNN versus Charles BOGARD.” (Extracts of Stewart County Circuit Court Minutes)

1831 – Dunn, James is mentioned in Dunn, James vs Bogard, Charles, dispute, leasing of property; dismantling of house (Circuit Court Cases – Civil: 1805-1929)

23 Jan. 1832 – “Elias W. SMITH to James DUNN, 40a on the headwaters of Dyers Creek for $80, adj. Trigg Seminary; wit: David MOORE, L. E. MOORE; 23 Jan 1832, reg. 19 Apr 1832” (Stewart Co. Deed Book 9 [deeds registered Dec 1829 – Nov 1832])

6 Feb. 1832 – James Dunn, Deed-Grantee, page 24 (Name Index to Stewart County Court Minutes, 1831-1844, prepared 2017 by Jim Long)

6 Feb. 1832 – James Dunn, Overseer of road, page 29 (Name Index to Stewart County Court Minutes, 1831-1844, prepared 2017 by Jim Long)

7 May 1832 – James Dunn, Overseer of road, page 43 (Name Index to Stewart County Court Minutes, 1831-1844, prepared 2017 by Jim Long)

10 Aug. 1832 – James Dunn, Defendant, page 66 (Name Index to Stewart County Court Minutes, 1831-1844, prepared 2017 by Jim Long)

4 Aug. 1833 – “Christopher Brandon, Elijah Fletcher, James Dunn; Transcript of papers filed in case of Christopher Brandon vs Elijah Fletcher and James Dunn. Execution on land on Saline Creek mentioned in James Bennet vs Elijah Fletcher, and Robert Walker vs Elijah Fletcher.” (Stewart County Court Minutes: Extracts from 1833)

5 Aug. 1833 – James Dunn, Defendant, page 131 (Name Index to Stewart County Court Minutes, 1831-1844, prepared 2017 by Jim Long)

7 Aug. 1833 – “Hugh Barr; Pleads guilty to assault and battery and fined 12 1/2 cents. His bondsmen were James Dunn and Adam McGee.” (Stewart County Court Minutes: Extracts from 1833)

7 Aug. 1833 – “Henry Ferrell, James Dunn; State causes, Henry Ferrell with James Dunn as prosecutor.” (Stewart County Court Minutes: Extracts from 1833)

7 Aug. 1833 – James Dunn, Security, page 137 (Name Index to Stewart County Court Minutes, 1831-1844, prepared 2017 by Jim Long)

7 Aug. 1833 – James Dunn, Plaintiff, page 138 (Name Index to Stewart County Court Minutes, 1831-1844, prepared 2017 by Jim Long)

5 Nov. 1833 – James Dunn, Defendant, page 162 (Name Index to Stewart County Court Minutes, 1831-1844, prepared 2017 by Jim Long)

4 May 1835 – James Dunn, Overseer of road, page 242 (Name Index to Stewart County Court Minutes, 1831-1844, prepared 2017 by Jim Long)

1836 – Dunn, Benjamin is mentioned in Owens, Robert vs Dunn, Benjamin, debt judgment – $18, land on headwaters of Dyers Creek (Circuit Court Cases – Civil: 1805-1929)

1836 – James Dunn is on the tax list living on Dyers Creek. (1836 Tax List)

14 Mar. 1836 – “The circuit court convened for the first time after its reorganization provided for by the “new” constitution of 1834 on Monday, March 14, 1836, with Hon. Mortimer H. Martin on the bench, William K. Turner, solicitor, Philander Priestly, clerk, and Henry L. Atkins, sheriff. During 1836, James Dunn was sent to jail for 30 days on a charge of petit larceny, and on charges of grand larceny Nasslett Dougherty and Martin Armington were sent to the penitentiary for one and three years respectively. ” (Goodspeed’s History of Stewart County, Published in 1896, Part 6: Courts and Court Records)

1837 – Benjamin and James Dunn are in District 3 on the tax list. (1837 Tax List)

2 Oct. 1837 – James Dunn, Road Crew, page 378 (Name Index to Stewart County Court Minutes, 1831-1844, prepared 2017 by Jim Long)

1838 – James Dunn is listed on the tax list. (Tennessee, Early Tax List Records, 1783-1895)

1 Oct. 1838 – James Dunn Jr., Defendant, page 425 (Name Index to Stewart County Court Minutes, 1831-1844, prepared 2017 by Jim Long)

4 Nov. 1839 – “Andrew Irwin, Benjamin McIntosh, James Dunn, guardian bond of Susannah W. White and Simon White, minor orphans of Thomas White.”  (Stewart County, Tennessee Abstracts of Settlements, Wills and Bonds, 1804 – 1896, by Jim Long)

7 Nov. 1839 – James Dunn, Security, page 466 (Name Index to Stewart County Court Minutes, 1831-1844, prepared 2017 by Jim Long)

1840  – James Dunn is on the census.

Name: James Dunn
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Stewart, Tennessee
Free White Persons – Males – Under 5: 3
Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 5: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 60 thru 69: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2
Free White Persons – Under 20: 11
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 14
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 14

6 Apr. 1840 – James Dunn, Road Crew, page 483 (Name Index to Stewart County Court Minutes, 1831-1844, prepared 2017 by Jim Long)

1841 – James Dunn to William Carr, trust deed, his present crop of tobacco, (Deed Index, 14, 204)

1842 – Dunn, James is mentioned in Gold, William vs Dunn, James; Killebrew, Joshua, debt (Circuit Court Cases – Civil: 1805-1929)

1842 – Dunn, James is mentioned in Wall & Williams vs Killebrew, Joshua R.; Penix, William R.; Dunn, James, judgment for costs – $10.56 (Circuit Court Cases – Civil: 1805-1929)

1844 – Dunn, James is mentioned in Rogers, A. A. C (admr. of Mathew Rogers) vs Dunn, James; Rogers, Martha, sale of land on headwaters of Dyers Creek for debt (Circuit Court Cases – Civil: 1805-1929)

1844 – Dunn, James is mentioned in White, F.; Hester, W.; Rogers, A. vs Dunn, James, sale of land on headwaters of Dyers Creek for debt (Circuit Court Cases – Civil: 1805-1929)

Dec. 1844 – “Additional sale of John Lisenby, buyers include O. W. Lisenby, Baker Degraffenreed, Elsey Degraffenreed, John Tilmon, Thomas S. Adams, James Dunn, John A. Lisenby, G.W. Vickers, Lewis F. Lisenby, Christopher Brandon.” (Stewart County, Tennessee Abstracts of Settlements, Wills and Bonds, 1804 – 1896, by Jim Long)

1845 – “Davis, Elizabeth (Dunn) vs Davis, William – Divorce, 6 pages” (Stewart County, Tennessee Archives)


Originally posted June 15, 2020
Last updated June 16, 2020

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