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John S. Dunn Biography
Bollinger County, Missouri

John S. Dunn Bollinger Co Mo Biography
  • John S. Dunn, a native of North Carolina, was born on August 18, 1830, and is the son of Thomas and Eleanor F. (Hamilton) Dunn, also native of North Carolina.

    Thomas Dunn was born in 1785. He was a farmer, and in 1835 immigrated to Missouri and located in what is now Bollinger County. He died in 1864.

    His wife was born in 1788 and died in 1865. To them were born seven children, only two of whom are now alive.

    John S. Dunn was born in Mecklenburg County, N.C., and came to Missouri with his parents, with whom he resided until he reached maturity, and received his education in the common schools.

    In 1855 he married Miss Elizabeth E. Hudson, a native of Missouri, born in Cape Girardeau County in 1826.

    This union was blessed by the birth of four children, only one of whom is now alive, viz.: William A.

    The latter was reared on the farm, and his education, which was begun in the common schools, was finished at the State Normal School, at Cape Girardeau, he having taken an irregular course in that institution.

    He is now one of the best educators in the county, and is president of the Farmers' Alliance of his vicinity.

    He married Mary B. Linville, also a school teacher, and a native of Wayne County, Mo., born on September 2, 1865.

    They have two children: Christa Myrtle and Mamie. Mr. John S. Dunn is one of the oldest settlers of this community.

    He owns 120 acres of land in Sections 5 and 6 of Fillmore Township, Bollinger County.

    His wife died on April 15, 1880. [p. 827]

Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri, [p. 827]
Contributed by Joe Crim

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