Person:Gideon Gunn (2)

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Gideon Gunn
m. 28 May 1737
  1. Gideon Gunn1738 - 1827
  2. Abiah Gunn1741 - 1755
m. 5 Apr 1763
  1. Reuben Gunn1764 - 1794
  2. Elizabeth Gunn1766 - 1844
  3. Calvin Gunn1772 - 1810
  4. Lavinia Gunn1775 - 1847
m. 24 Mar 1812
Facts and Events
Name Gideon Gunn
Gender Male
Birth[2] 8 Oct 1738 Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
Christening[1] 5 Nov 1738 Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Alt Marriage 2 Apr 1763 Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United Statesto Dorothy Deming
Marriage 5 Apr 1763 Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United Statesto Dorothy Deming
Marriage 24 Mar 1812 Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachussets, USAto Ruth Haskell
Death[2] 26 Jun 1827 Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA

History of Pittsfield, p. 86: "Among those whom tradition points out as engaged in the settlement of 1749, are David Bush, Solomon Deming, Nathaniel Fairfield, Gideon Gunn, Timothy Cadwell, David Ashley, and Samuel Taylor. Source: [[3]]

In 1766 Gideon's signature is on a petition to the General Court along with those of other Pittsfield settlers. (History of Pittsfield, p. 144)

On a Nov 1, 1772 list of families living in Pittsfield, with 7 members in the family (History of Pittsfield - [[4]]

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, pp. 950 and 952: "Pittsfield men in Capt. Aaron Rowley's company, Col. Symond's regiment, called out by Gen. Gates, for Saratoga, from April 26 to May 19, 1777: --- Lieutenant, Wm. Ford. Sergeant, Joel Stevens. Corporal, Amos Delano, Samuel Coggswell, Isaac Coffswell, Ebenezer Phelps, Timothy Cadwell, Jehiel Wright, Jason Warren, Samuel Willard, Linus Parker [then of Lenox], Ozias Wright. … Gideon Gunn and Amos Root served in the same regiment." (Smith, p 479)

Gun, Gideon. Private, Capt. Amos Rathburn's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's detachments of Berkshire Co. militia; muster roll dated Ticonderoga, Feb. 25, 1777; enlisted Dec. 16, 1776; enlistment to expire March 15, 1777; reported on command as a scout.

Gunn, Gideon. Listed among men who marched from Pittsfield to Ticonderoga Dec. 16, 1776, under command of Lieut. James Hubbard and were dismissed March 6, 1777; service, 13 weeks; also, Private, Capt. Peter Porter's co., Col. John Brown's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; enlisted Sept 22, 1777; discharged Oct. 8, 1777; service, 16 days; company called out by order of Maj. Gen. Gates and marched to Bennington and thence escorted prisoners to Springfield by order of Gen. Lincoln. [note: Battle of Bennington was on 16 Aug 1777]

Gideon is in the 1790 Census (Pittsfield): [[5]]
He is also in the 1800 and 1820 Census.

Note: Listed in Pittsfield Direct tax of 1798. Vol. 26 pg 272. In 1786 a church census of a number of Pittsfield inhabitants listed 2 M and 2F as living in the house of Gideon Gunn. 1790 US census lists Gideon Gunn as having two free white males over 16 and five free white females in his home in Pittsfield, MA. In 1820 census, Gideon Gunn has one male 45 + and one female 45 + listed in his family. Gideon is listed as a private in the Mass. troops of the Revolutionary War Served as a private in the Berkshire county militia during the Revolutionary War.

References
  1. Family Search, Secondary quality.

    Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," index, FamilySearch [[1]]
    Gideon Gunn, ; citing reference , FHL microfilm 185469.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Find A Grave, Secondary quality.

    No tombstone shown: [[2]]
    Information on this page gives Sarah Deming as wife of Gideon. There is some confusion as to whether his wife was Sarah or Dorothy.