Samuel Dunn

Male 1765 -


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  • Name Samuel Dunn 
    Born c1765 
    Gender Male 
    Notes 
    • 1784, Apr 27 -- Book 7 Page 178, Cumberland County, NC
      John Walsh deeded Nicholas Newton 200 acres located on Wet Creek where James Cheny lived on Lawyers Path. Jesse Muse and Samuel Dunn were witnesses.

      1784, May 5 -- Cane Creek Meeting [Quaker] Minutes Vol. 1 Page 528, Alamance County, NC
      Samuel Dunn was disowned for marrying outside of unity.

      1786, May 16 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 100-101
      Ordered that Saml. Dun and Edwd. Moore be exempt from paying poll tax for 1786.

      1787, Feb 21 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #83 Samuel Dunn entered 25 acres on Richland Creek including William Dunn's improvement.

      1787, Aug 27 -- Land Grant #271, Moore County, NC
      Joseph Dunn Junr. received 50 acres located on Mill Creek and the Waggon Road adjoining McDonald. Samuel Dunn and Jesse Opton were chain carriers.

      1787, Aug 27 -- Land Grant #0245, Moore County, NC
      Samuel Dunn received 25 acres located west of Richland Creek adjoining Joseph Dunn, Brimlow and Wm. Dunn's improvement. Jesse Opton and Joseph Dunn were chain carriers. [Editor's Note: Never granted]

      1788, Feb 19-20,22 -- 1785-1794 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 184-186,188
      [Deeds] Richardson Feagin to Wm. Harden was proven by Saml. Dunn

      1788, Feb 22 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 188
      Ordered that Saml. Dunn be appointed overseer of the road in place of Zachy. Smith.

      1788, Aug 19 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 203
      Ordered that a road be laid from road that will be laid from the Chatham County courthouse to the Moore courthouse and have the following hands to work: John Overton Senr., John Dunlap, Jos. Gilbert, John Carrol, Thomas Tison, Thomas Overton, Jas. Collins, James Muse, Willis Dickinson, Wm. Handcock, Rand. Cheek, John Phillips, Edw. Moore, Gabl. Harden, Richd. Street, Leonard Thomas, Rich. Feagan, Elijah Bettis, Jesse Muse and Saml. Dun.

      1788, Aug 19 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 203
      Ordered that a road be laid from near Saml. Person's to the courthouse in Carthage and the following hands to work: William Davis, Benj. Shields, Jas. Collins, Lenear Brewer, John Hargrove, James Brady, Henry Person, Saml. Person, John Blanchett, Joseph McGee, Joseph Duckworth, William Harden, Benj. Cooper, William Handcock, Saml. Dun, Joseph Dun, Jesse Muse, Saml. Perry, Peter Graves, Drury Richardson and William Richardson.

      1789, Feb 17 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 222
      Ordered that Joseph Duckworth be appointed overseer of the road in the room of Saml. Dunn.

      1789, May 18, 20 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 228,230,232
      [Deeds] Daniel Muse to Samuel Dunn was proven by Charity Muse

      1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 157
      Samuel Dun
      (16+) 1M
      3F

      1790, Apr 17 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #263 Jesse Bean entered 100 acres on both sides of McLendons Creek adjoining Samuel Dunn.

      1791, Feb 21-- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #352 Samuel Dunn entered 50 acres east of Richland Creek and both sides of the Waggon Road.

      1791, Jun 1 -- Land Grant #399, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Bean received 100 acres located west of McLendons Creek adjoining Samuel Dunn. Thomas Ritter and Jesse Ritter were chain carriers.

      1792, Feb 21 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 336
      Ordered that Thomas Ritter be appointed overseer of the road that leads by the Widow Muses and have the following hands to work: Wm. Dunn & hands, Saml. Dunn, Ida Upton, Jesse Upton, Edward Upton, Richd. Upton, Jno. Dannelly, John Atkinson, Thos. Muse, Saml. Elkins, Jacob Stutts, Jno. Ritter, Everet Ritter, Jesse Bean, John Sowell, Jno. Quimby, Jno. McCaskill , Alexr. McCaskill, Jno. Hargrove, Kenneth Murchison, Duncan McIntosh, Martin Martin, Neil McIntosh, Simon Rheubottom and Ezekl. Rheubottom.

      1793, Feb 19-21 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 378,386-390
      Deed from William Hancock to Samuel Dunn was acknowledged

      1793, Feb 20 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 383
      Saml. Dunn records his mark to be a crop and a hole in the left ear and a swallow fork in the right ear

      1795, Jan 2 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #1365 Samuel Dunn entered 250 acres south of Deep River adjoining William Hancock and Willis Dickinson.

      1795, Jun 2 -- Land Grant #1593, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Been [assignee of Jesse Ritter] received 50 acres located northwest of McLendons Creek and south of Richland Creek adjoining Samuel Dunn, Donald McQueen and own line. Jesse Ritter and Everit Ritter were chain carriers.

      1795, Nov 17-18 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 540-541
      The last will and testament of Joseph Dunn was duly proven by Jesse Muse and Jesse Upton and Saml. Dunn qualified as his executor.

      1796, Aug 29 -- Land Grant #1201, Moore County, NC
      Samuel Dunn [assignee of Hezekiah Dunn] received 50 acres located on the head of Drowning Creek. Murdock McAulay and Donald McLeod were chain carriers.

      1797 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      List of supernumerary taxes collected by Sheriff Malcom McNeill in 1797:
      Samuel Dunn 2 polls and 600 acres

      1797, Apr 29 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #172 Samuel Dun and Simon Rubottom entered 500 acres on both sides of Deep River adjoining Dowd, Perkins and Joseph Duck including the Island Ford.

      1797, May 16 -- Land Grant #1352, Moore County, NC
      Samuel Dunn [assignee of Hezekiah Dunn] received 13 acres located west of Wet Creek adjoining his own line. Hezekiah Dunn and Richard Dun were chain carriers.

      1797, Jun 13 -- Land Grant #1106, Moore County, NC
      John Cheek [assignee of Saml. Dunn] received 250 acres located south of Deep River adjoining William Hancock and Willis Dickinson. Saml. Dunn and Wm. Hancock were chain carriers.

      1797, Oct 9 -- Will Book A Page 194-196, Moore County, NC
      Will of William Hancock, Dec'd. Heirs: wife [unnamed - 200 acres adjoining Willis Dickson]; children: William Hancock [land given to wife once he becomes of age], John Hancock [250 acres on Deep River adjoining Robert Cheek], Rhoda Hancock, Lydda Hancock, Patty Hancock, Elizabeth Hancock. Executors: wife and John Cheek. Witnesses: Saml. Dunn, Randal Cheek and John Cheek. Proven Nov 1797.

      1797, Nov 18 -- Land Grant #1796, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Muse received 150 acres on McLendons Creek and Jacobs Creek, west of the Cane Path adjoining his own line and Widow Muse. Jeremiah Deen and Samuel Dunn were chain carriers.

      1797, Nov 29 -- Land Grant #1346, Moore County, NC
      Samuel Dunn received 50 acres located on Barn Branch adjoining his own line and Lam. Jesse Muse and William Bruks were chain carriers.

      1797, Nov 29 -- Land Grant #1353, Moore County, NC
      Samuel Dunn received 100 acres located on both sides of Richland Creek adjoining Benjamin Lam and Robert Rowan. Jesse Muse and William Bruks were chain carriers.

      1797, Nov 29 -- Land Grant #1291, Moore County, NC
      Samuel Dunn received 50 acres located east of Richland Creek on both sides of the Waggon Road adjoining his own line and Lam. William Bruks and Jesse Muse were chain carriers.

      1797, Dec 5 -- Land Grant #1000, Moore County, NC
      Samuel Dunn received 10 acres located on the drains of Richland Creek adjoining Joseph Dunn, his own

      1797, Dec 6 -- Land Grant #999, Moore County, NC
      Ruth Dunn received 50 acres located on Medlin Branch of Richland Creek adjoining Joseph Dunn. Samuel Dunn and John Upton were chain carriers.

      1797, Dec 15 -- Land Grant #0152, Moore County, NC
      John Atkinson received 60 acres located on the drains of Richland Creek adjoining Joseph Dunn, David Allison, Ruth Dunn plantation and the land where Alexr. McDonald now lives. Jesse Upton and Saml. Dunn were chain carriers. [Editor's Note: Never granted]

      1798, Aug 10 -- Land Grant #1498, Moore County, NC
      Bartholomew Dunn Junr. received 35 acres located west of Wet Creek adjoining his own line, Murdock McAulay, Samuel Dunn, Jesse Brown, Barret and Speculators. Nathaniel Melton and Bartholomew Dunn were chain carriers.

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 40
      Samuel Dunn
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (16-26) 1M 1F
      (10-16) 2M
      (0-10) 3F
      3 Slaves

      1801, Aug 27 -- Land Grant #0174, Moore County, NC
      Patrick Dowd received 50 acres located on McCallums Fork adjoining Grove, Lamb, Samuel Dunn and William Dunn. Jno. Dunn and Sml. Dunn were chain carriers. [Editor's Note: Never granted]

      1802, Oct 2 -- Land Grant #1621, Moore County, NC
      Patrick Dowd received 100 acres located on McCollums Fork adjoining Grove, Samuel Dunn, Joseph Dunn's Mill tract. Jesse Upton and John Upton were chain carriers.

      1802, Nov 1 -- Land Grant #1805, Moore County, NC
      John Danielly received 100 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining Jesse Bean, Saml. Dunn and McLeod. Joel Lawhon and Jesse Bean were chain carriers.

      1804, Apr 18 -- Will Book A, Page 122-123, Moore County, NC
      Will of Christian Jackson, Dec.d. Heirs: son George Jackson (plantation where I now live), eldest daughter Mary Kachey (negro woman Nagin and her daughter Amie), daughter Martha Kachey, grandchildren John Dunn, Samuel Dunn, Jesse Overton, Samuel Overton, Martha Overton, Casey Overton, Samuel Jackson, William Jackson, Mary Jackson alias Mary McIntosh, Joseph Jackson, Christian Jackson alias Christian Lewis, Margaret Jackson, Mary Jackson and Beady Jackson (daughter of George Jackson). Executor: son George Jackson. Witnesses: Wm. Martin and Alexander MacLeod. Proven Aug 1812.

      1807/1808 -- Tax List [partial], Moore County, NC
      List of person who failed to report their taxable property in 1807: Samuel Dunn 2 polls

      1807, Aug 16 -- Land Grant #2085, Moore County, NC
      Neil McLeod received 40 acres located on Richland Creek adjoining Rowan, McNeill, his own line and Thomas Ritter. Saml. Dunn and Asa Sowel were chain carriers.

      1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 617
      Samuel Dunn
      (45+) 1M 1F
      (16-26) 1M 2F
      (10-16) 1F
      (0-10) 2M 4F
      5 slaves

      1810, Sep 3 -- Land Grant #2093, Moore County, NC
      Samuel Dunn received 51 acres located on Deep River including the Big Falls above the Island Ford adjoining Boroughs, Samuel Perry and Widow England. John McNeill and Geo. Glascock were chain carriers.

      1810, Sep 3 -- Land Grant #2094, Moore County, NC
      Samuel Dunn received 51 acres located south of Deep River adjoining Boroughs, Samuel Perry and Jacob Stutts. John McNeill and Geo. Glascock were chain carriers.

      1811, Mar 29 -- Land Grant #2120, Moore County, NC
      John McIver received 250 acres located between Richland Creek and McLendons Creek on the Waggon Road and Barn Branch and the Island Ford road from the Waggon Ford adjoining Jesse Muse (where Samuel Elkins lived), Joseph Dunn, Jonathan Evans, Saml. Dunn (where John Richardson now lives), Jesse Sowel and Jeremiah Dean. Jesse Sowel and Thos. Muse were chain carriers.

      1813, Jan 12 -- Land Grant #2244, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Been received 23 acres located west of McLendons Creek adjoining own (formerly Samuel Dunn), Joel Lawhorn, Jesse Sowell and Malcolm McCaskill. Lochart Fry and Jesse Been were chain carriers.

      1816, Feb 12-Mar 5 -- Estate, Chatham County, NC
      Estate of Randal Cheek, Dec'd. by administrators John Cheek and Joab Cheek. Randal Cheek died Feb 1, 1816 owning two tracts of land: 241 acres on Tices Creek joining the [Moore] County line and 167 acres on Tices Creek adjoining the first tract and Wm. Phillips. Children of Randal Cheek listed as John Cheek, Joab Cheek, Mary Cheek, Jane Gilbert, Patty Phillips, Samuel Dunn and wife Elizabeth, Matthew Phillips and wife Lydia, Thomas Parks and wife Anna.

      1817, Nov 4 -- Deed Book W Page 179, Chatham County, NC
      Samuel Dunn and wife Elizabeth [of Montgomery County, NC] deeded Matthew Phillips 50 acres located on Tysons Creek. Archd. Shields and Henry Clover were witnesses.

      1826-1838 - NC Supreme Court Case #2580, Davidson County, NC
      James Burkhead and wife Charity v. heirs of Joseph Colson. Suit was brought by Charity Muse Burkhead claiming that her mother Charity Muse and her brother Jesse Muse illegally sold a slave Rachel that was bequeathed to her in her father's James Muse's will. Rachel was sold on 6 Dec 1790 to Joseph Colson. She asked the court to grant her all 18 descendants of Rachel. Numerous affidavits and testimony were filed. Charity Muse presented her birthdate from the family bible. Thomas Muse attested that the handwriting was their father's. A marriage certificate was produced to show her marriage to James Burkhead on 13 Jul 1790 by William Dunn, JP. On Feb 15 1827, Thomas Muse and Eleazer Burkhead were examined at the home of Thomas Muse in Moore County, NC. The following were examined at the home of Brinkley Phillips in Moore County, NC on 18 Jun 1827: Thomas Muse Senior, James B. Muse, Betsey Muse, Elizabeth Phillips, Malcom Blue and Hymrick Hill. The following were examined in Montgomery County, NC on July 4, 1827: Samuel Dunn and William Hall. Additional affidavits were filed by James Dowd and Cornelius Dowd. Key findings: Samuel Dunn attested that he married the sister of Charity Muse Burkhead and he also stated that his daughter Rhoda married Green Burkhead, son of James Burkhead and Charity Muse. James Dowd stated that Charity Muse died 2 or 3 years prior to Jesse Muse. Thomas Muse attested that the last time he saw the James Muse family record if was in the possession of Eleazer Burkhead. James B. Muse and wife Betsey Muse and Brinkley Phillips and wife Elizabeth Muse Phillips, daughter of Jesse Muse, attested that Charity was given land and livestock in compensation for Rachel. Thomas Muse stated that his sister Charity was given 300 acres on Killetts Creek and a mare and a colt for compensation.

      1827, Jan 6 --- Deed, Montgomery County, NC
      Saml. Dunn deeded William Lidnum [of Davidson County] 204 located northeast of Yadkin River and the [Davidson] County line adjoining Barnett. J.W. Daniel and Ed. Hopkins were witnesses.
    Person ID I39562  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2016 

    Father Dunn 
    Mother Jackson 
    Family ID F12938  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Muse,   b. 11 Mar 1767  [1
    Married c1784 
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2016 14:28:31 
    Family ID F12872  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Cheek 
    Children 
     1. Rhoda Dunn,   b. 2 Sep 1801,   d. 1 Jan 1877  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2016 23:56:31 
    Family ID F12793  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    Dunn Family of Moore County, NC - Miscellaneous Records
    Dunn Family of Moore County, NC - Miscellaneous Records
    The enclosed is a timeline and accounting of early Dunn references in Moore County.

  • Sources 
    1. [S144] A Southern Legacy: Descendants of John Muse of Virginia, Dr Roger David Chambers, (2012).