Richard Dunn

Male Bef 1740 -


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  • Name Richard Dunn 
    Born Bef 1740 
    Gender Male 
    Notes 
    • 1764, Jul 7 -- Land Grant #499 and #680, Cumberland County, NC
      Richard Dunn received 300 acres located on both sides of Wet Creek including the place where he now lives.

      1767, Apr 11 -- Cane Creek Meeting Minutes, Alamance County, NC
      James Barnes of Cumberland County and Sarah Dunn of Cumberland County were married at the Barnes Meeting House on Deep River in Cumberland County. Jeremiah Barnes, Jonathan Barnes, Thomas Smith, Mary Barnes, Richard Dunn, Joseph Dunn, Ruth Dunn, John Jones, Cornelius Tison, Jane Tison, Abigail Pike and Eve Crafford were present and served as witnesses.

      1772, Apr 30 -- 1771-1776 County Court Minutes, Cumberland County, NC
      Edward Cox appointed overseer of the road that leads from Thomas Donahoe's to Sandhill Smith's and have the following hands to work: Jacob McLendall, Thos. Moore, Wm. Barrett, Wm. Smith Sr., John Kees, Archibd. Gibson, Nick Newton, Richd. Dunn, Robt. Grahams, Jas. Grahams, Francis Tedwell, John Cocks, Andrew Ingram, Willm. Ingram, Joel McLendall, Thos. Kees, Jas. Gibson and Robt. Cocks.

      1772, Sep 2 -- Land Grant #1645, Cumberland County, NC
      Richard Dunn received 100 acres located east of Wet Creek adjoining his own line. Richd. Dunn Senr. and Richd. Dunn Junr. were chain carriers.

      1772, Sep 9 -- Land Grant #1644, Cumberland County, NC
      Christopher Butler received 300 acres located west of Dry Creek including his own improvement. Richard Dunn and Christopher Butler were chain carriers. [Editor's Note: Christopher and Elizabeth Butler deeded to Robert Paterson 1778]

      1774, Jan 22 -- Land Grant #1714, Cumberland County, NC
      John Smith received 100 acres located on Wet Creek half mile above Richard Dunn's Mill including the Hoop Pole Thicket. Thomas Moore and Richard Dunn were chain carriers. [Editor's Note: John and Easter Smith deeded to Richard Dunn 1784 --> Richard and Deborah Dunn to Alexr. McIver 1784]

      1777 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Richard Dunn listed $176 of taxable property in Captain John Cox's District

      1778 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Richard Dunn listed $450 of taxable property in Captain John Cox's District

      1779 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Richard Dunn listed $700 of taxable property in Captain John Cox's District

      1780 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Richd. Dunn Sr. listed in Captain John Cox's District. Taxable property was estimated between $350-1400.

      1783 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Richd. Dunn listed $260 in Captain John Cox's District

      1783, Nov 19 -- Land Grant #2066, Cumberland County, NC
      Richard Dunn received 100 acres located on Wet Creek adjoining Bartholomew Dunn and his own line. Hezekiah Dunn and Bartholomew Dunn were chain carriers.

      1784, Jun 9 -- Deed Book 7 Page 249, Cumberland County, NC
      John and Easter Smith (of Bladen County) deeded Richard Dunn 100 acres located on both sides of Wet Creek about mile above Richard Dunn's Mill. Malcolm McNeill and William Smith were witnesses.

      1784, Oct 26 -- 1784-1797 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Deed from John Smith to Richd. Dunn was proven by Wm. Smith.

      1784 [undated] -- Deed Book 7 Page 319, Cumberland County, NC
      Richard and wife Deborah Dunn deeded Alexr. McIver 100 acres located on both sides of Wet Creek about mile above Richard Dunn's Mill. John McDonald and Norman Morrison were witnesses. Proven Jan 1785.

      1785, Nov 30 -- Land Grant #98, Moore County, NC
      Malcolm Morrison received 200 acres located on Dry Creek adjoining Ancel Melton and Daniel McSwain (formerly the Sandhill Place). Isaac Dunn and Richd. Dunn were chain carriers.

      1785, Nov 30 -- Land Grant #128, Moore County, NC
      Neil Matheson received 100 acres located on Dry Creek adjoining Nicholas Newton and Donald McSwine. Isaac Dunn and Richd. Dunn were chain carriers.

      1786, May 16 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 99
      The following hands were appointed to work on the road from Morgan's Mill to the old Yadkin Road: Wm. Morgan, Geo. Brazwell, Richd. Dunn, James Morgan, Wm. Morgan Jr., Lewis Fields, Nathan Morgan, John Medford, John Morgan, Isaac Dun, Norman McLoud and Robert Cox.

      1787, Nov 19-21 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 172
      [Deeds] Richard and Judy Dunn to Isaac Dunn was acknowledged

      1790, Feb 16 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 257,260
      Deed from Richard Dunn and Isaac Dunn to Hezekiah Dunn proven by Thos. Keys
      Deed from Richard Dunn to Hezekiah Dunn was acknowledged

      1790, May 10 -- Land Grant #309, Moore County, NC
      Isaac Dunn received 100 acres located on the head of Drowning Creek below the White Ponds. Joel Atkins and Richard Dunn were chain carriers.

      1790, May 17 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 267
      The following hands were ordered to work on the road from the Montgomery County Line by the Ford at Cabbin Creek to the Forks below the White Ponds: Isaac Dunn, Richd. Dunn Jr., Rd. Dunn Sr., Ezekiah Dunn, Jesse Brown, Murk McAulay, Robert Pattison, Robert Cox, Nichl. Newton, Ansel Melton, Anguish McAulay, Donald McLeod, Norman McLeod, Joseph Allen, Wm. Morgan and Jacob Harvick.

      1792, Feb 20 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 333
      Deed from Richard Dunn to Joseph Allen was acknowledged

      1792, May 23 -- Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 356
      A Deed from Nicholas Newton to Richard Dunn was proven by Neil McLeod

      1793, Feb 21 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 388-389
      [Deeds] Richard Dunn to William Newton was acknowledged
      John McLeod to Richard Dunn was acknowledged
      Richard Dunn Senr. to Richard Dunn Jur. proven by Hezekiah Dunn

      1795, May 21 -- 1785-1794 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 523
      Ordered that the following persons be appointed to determine whether the road from Instant Hall's plantation to the [Montgomery] County Line shall go by Thomas Dunn's or Lewis Sowell's: Darius Ramage, Norman McKennon, Murdo McAulay, Enoch Hall, Norman McLeod, Saml. Hall, Murdo. McAulay Jr., Joseph Allen, William Smith Jr., John McKinnon, Christopher Bethune, John Spivia, Hezekiah Dunn, Richard Dunn, Alexander Morrison and William Morgan.

      1797, Nov 8 -- Land Grant #1339, Moore County, NC
      Richard Dunn Jr. received 100 acres located on both sides of Wet Creek south of Size Branch including Elizabeth Hodges' improvement adjoining his own line. John McKinnon and Richd. Dunn were chain carriers.

      1797, Nov 29 -- Land Grant #1310, Moore County, NC
      William Dunn received 100 acres located east of Drowning Creek adjoining Huff's Ford and the [Montgomery] County line. Ezekiah Dunn and Richd. Dunn were chain carriers

      1803, Jul 14 -- Land Grant #1834, Moore County, NC
      Wm. Copland received 50 acres located east of Drowning Creek adjoining his own line. John Campbell and Richard Dunn Senr. were chain carriers.
    Person ID I40044  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2020 

    Family Deborah 
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F16949  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1772 Road Order, Cumberland County, NC
    1772 Road Order, Cumberland County, NC
    1772, Apr 30 -- 1771-1776 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
    Edward Cox appointed overseer of the road that leads from Thomas Donahoe's to Sandhill Smith's and have the following hands to work: Jacob McLendall, Thos. Moore, Wm. Barrett, Wm. Smith Sr., John Kees, Archibd. Gibson, Nick Newton, Richd. Dunn, Robt. Grahams, Jas. Grahams, Francis Tedwell, John Cocks, Andrew Ingram, Willm. Ingram, Joel McLendall, Thos. Kees, Jas. Gibson and Robt. Cocks.

    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.
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    DNA Results and Analysis for Moore County families including Allen, Barrett, Bean, Brewer, Britt, Brown, Caddell, Cagle, Carpenter, Chriscoe, Cockman, Cole, Comer, Davis, Deaton, Dunn, Furr, Garner, Hancock, Hardin, Hare, Horner, Hunsucker, Hussey, Jackson, Kennedy, Key, Lawrence, Maness, McIntosh, McNeill, Melton, Monroe, Moore, Morgan, Muse, Nall, Phillips, Richardson, Riddle, Ritter, Sanders, Seawell, Sheffield, Smith, Stewart, Stutts, Sullivan, Wallace, Williams, Williamson and Wright
    1785 Petition, Randolph County, NC and Moore County, NC
    1785 Petition, Randolph County, NC and Moore County, NC
    1785, Dec 6 -- Petition, Nov 1785-Dec 1785 General Assembly Session Records, Box 1 Folder 7
    Only the petition was included. No details but speculation is that it was a petition to erect a courthouse in the center of Randolph County, NC. Signers: [selected signers from Randolph County page 1 and 3] William Reader, John Graves, Evachel Hancock, John Lawley, Elisha Lawley, Uriah Wright and Nathanl. Tucker. The names listed on the second page are largely from Moore County and are listed in their entirety: Isaac Dun, William Dunn, William Smith, Bartholomew Dunn, John McAulay, Alexander Morrison, George Grimes, Bartholomew Dunn Junr., Normand McLeod, Nicolas Newton Senr., Allan Morison, Malcom McLeod, John Kees, George Ceagle [Cagle], Thomas Kees, Nathanyel Melton, William Kees, Richard Dunn Junr., Moses Keys, William Keys, Benja. Simmons, Jesse Brown, Vincent Davis, Averit Smith, William Maness, James Maness, John Shuffield Junr., David Davison, Ambrose Maness, Joseph Cockman, Wm. Smith Senr., Wm. Smith Junr., John Smith, Samuel Tidwell, John Cagle, Jacob Stutts Jur., Isom Smith, George Cagil, Thoms. Minyard, David Cagel, Nicolas Wallis, Stephen Richardson, Normand McLean, John Allin, Adam Shuffield, John Caringer, John Shuffield Senr., Isom Shuffield, Shadrack Manes, Meshach Manes, Hezekiah Dunn, James Munyard, Henry Cagle, Jacob Caringer, William Dunn, Nathan Smith, Jacob Stutts Senr., Richard Dunn Sen., John Morison, Murdoch McLeod, Hector McLean, James Bowdon, Travis Bowdon, Windsor Pearce, John Pearce, Gideon Meakins, John Caneday, Willm. Searcy, John Reade, Charles Stewart, Micaj. Hendry, John Garner, Edward Moore, Rolley Spinks, Alexd. Kanedy, David Kanedy, James Garner, Joseph Carr, Robt. Carr, John Spivey, James Mallett [?], Christopher Yow, John Spinks, Wm. Reade, Jessy Pitts, George Carringer Junr., John London [?], George Caringer Sen., Wm. Harris, Charles Grey, David Andres, John Powers, Adam Andres, Wm. Williams, Richd. Bird, James Deaton, Wm. Bird, Isaac Deaton [?], John Cagle and Elias Allred. [Editor's Note: While we can't be certain that these are in fact signers of the Randolph County petition we have been unable to locate a similar one for Moore County during the same time frame. Some of these names appear to be actual signatures while others are clearly written by the same person as other names around them. The Randolph County petition suffered from similar challenges including some signers that would be under 21 years old. Regardless, this is quite a list of northern Moore County residents during the late 1780's.]