Person:Alexander Gunn (2)

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m. 7 Jun 1751
  1. Mercy Gunn1752 - 1752
  2. Aaron Gunn1753 - 1833
  3. Mary Gunn1755 - 1810
  4. Elizabeth Gunn1758 -
  5. Alexander Gunn1761 - 1828
  6. Royal Gunn1764 -
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Name Alexander Gunn
Gender Male
Birth[1] 31 May 1761 Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
Death[2] 30 Aug 1828 Canaan, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States


LDS: Microfilm 0872089 Deed from Alexander Gunn of Sheffield, MA to John Freeman of Canaan, CT, drafted 12/14/1789 [1]

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, p. 949:

Gun, Alexander. Private, Capt. Enoch Noble's co.; enlisted Aug. 21, 1777; discharged Sept. 21, 1777; service 30 days; enlistment, 3 months; company marched to Manchester, Vt., thence to Allington, thence to Stillwater, by order of Gen. Lincoln, joined Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt. and marched to Bolton's Rills [?] and there served until regularly discharged; also, Capt. Enos Parker's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards; enlisted July 11, 1778; discharged Jan. 1, 1779; service 5 mos. 24 days, travel included; company detached from Berkshire Co. militia to guard stores at Springfield for 6 months from July 1, 1778; also, Capt. Enoch Noble's co.; enlisted Oct. 23, 1780; discharged Nov. 7, 1780; service, 16 days; company marched to Bennington to guard the frontiers on an alarm; roll sworn to at Sheffield; also, Corporal, Capt. Jeremiah Hickok's co., Berkshire Co. regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Sears; entered service Aug. 6, 1781; discharged Nov. 8, 1781; service, 3 mos. 7 days, travel included; enlistment, 3 months; roll endorsed " Col. Porter's regt."

Additional military information for Alexander Gun: Private, Capt. Enos Parker's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards; from 11 Jul 1778 to 1 Jan 1779; detached from Berkshire Co. militia to guard stores at Springfield for 6 months from 1 Jul 1778; also, Capt. Enoch Noble's co.; from 23 Oct to 7 Nov 1780; marched to Bennington to guard the frontiers on an alarm; also, Corporal, Capt. Jeremiah Hickok's co., Berkshire Co. regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Sears; from 6 Aug to 8 Nov 1781. Ref. MA01

Reported to have been a participant in the Battle of Saratoga.

An Alexander Gunn, Jr is listed in Berkshire County, Sheffield, in the census of 1790: 1 male over 16, 3 females.

An Alexander Gunn, Jr. is listed in the Berkshire County census of 1800 and of 1810.

Abstracts of Rev. War Pension files, Vol II: F-M, pg 1458: "GUNN, Alexander, S33270, MA Line, appl 2 Mar 1820 Berkshire Co MA aged 59, in 1823 sol stated he was a pauper & that his family had been broken up since being supported by the town of Sheffield MA."

An Alexander Gunn is listed in the New York Census for 1820 in Ontario County, Gorham Township.

References
  1. Kellogg, Joseph M. (Joseph Mitchell). Early vital records of Sheffield, Massachusetts, 1733-1800. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1961), 69, Secondary quality.

    Elexander Gun and Elizabeth Owen married June 7, 1751.
    Elexander, son, b. May 31, 1761

  2. Pension Record, Primary quality.

    Date of death written in his pension record: Ledgers of Payments, 1818-1872, to U.S. Pensioners Under Acts of 1818 Through 1858 From Records of the Office of the Third Auditor of the Treasury, 1818-1872.