Person:Hezekiah Gunn (1)

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Hezekiah Gunn
 
m. About 1753
  1. Daniel Gunn, III1754 - 1834
  2. Moses Gunn1756 - 1830
  3. Hezekiah Gunn1758 -
  4. Noble Gunn1760 - 1830
  5. Rhoda Gunn1762 - 1830
  • HHezekiah Gunn1758 -
  • W.  Catherine (add)
  1. Hezekiah GunnAbout 1780 -
  2. Comfort GunnAbt 1786 - 1859
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Name Hezekiah Gunn
Gender Male
Birth[1][4] 15 July 1758 Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, pp. 950 and 952: GUNN, Hezekiah. Sheffield. Private, Capt. Peter Ingersoll's Company, Col. David Brewer's (9th) regt.; company return [probably Oct., 1775], muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 20, 1775; service, 2 mos. 1 week. Also, Capt. Ingersoll's company, Col. Rufus Putnam's (late Brewer's) regiment; order for bounty or its equivalent in money dated Nov. 18, 1775.

There are two Hezekiah Gunns listed for the War of 1812. One is a Corporal, who served in Capt. Peterson's Company, New York Militia. The other is a Private in Stone's 14th Regiment of the New York Militia.

Hezekiah may have moved first to Vermont and then to Onondaga County, New York, with his brothers Daniel, Noble and Moses. Son, Hezekiah II, may have been born in Vermont, and married a woman [Mabel Miller] from Vermont.

There is a Hezekiah Gunn listed in the Onondaga County, NY, census for 1810 (p 46), in Camillus Twp in 1820 (p 139), and in Elbridge Twp in 1850 (p 381). But the Hezekiah in these records are probably his son.

In "Skaneateles: History of its Earliest Settlement," by Edmund Norman Leslie, Press of Andrew H. Kellogg, New York, 1902, pages 54-55 appears the following, under the title "Early Settlers, Farmers, and Others before 1803":

"We give herewith a list of the names and locations of farmers and other early settlers who came here before 1803, who grubbed out the forest trees, and prepared these lands for cultivation. These names have been taken from several very early ledgers kept by merchants who did business here from 1796 to 1805. The locations were furnished by the late Nathaniel Miller, who settled in the village in 1807." [on page 55 Hezekiah is mentioned]: "Gunn, Hezekiah, farmer, on Osman Rhoades' farm."

References
  1. Sheffield (Massachusetts). Town Clerk. Records of birth, marriage, and death, 1730-1810, 1843-1897: indexes to records, 1843-1897. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1961), p.44, Secondary quality.

    Bk.1 p.116 (Original location of transcription below)[1]
    Gun, Daniel, son of Daniel Jr & wife Esther born July 26, 1754
    Gun, Moses, son of Daniel Jr & wife Esther born Apr 3, [17]56
    Gun, Hezekiah, son of Daniel Jr & wife Esther born July 15, [1758]
    [Note: Birth year follows birth pattern, but might be 1757 or 1759]

    Gun, Noble, son of Daniel Jr & wife Esther born July 17, [17]60
    Gun, Rhode, dau of Daniel Jr & wife Esther born Sept. 19, [17]62
    Gun, Daniel Jr son of Daniel Jr & wife Esther died Feb 17, [17]64

  2.   Skaneateles: History of its Earliest Settlement, pp. 54-55, Secondary quality.

    by Leslie, Edmund Norman.(New York: Press of Andrew H. Kellogg, 1902)
    Names Hezekiah as a farmer and early settler of Skaneateles.

  3.   Onondaga's Centennial, Vol II, pp. 977-1015, 1896, Secondary quality.

    edited by Dwight H. Bruce and published by Boston History Co., 1896.
    "A few years ago E. M. Leslie obtained a ledger which was kept here by John Meeker, merchant in 1806, and from it he gleaned the following names of residents (farmers, unless otherwise noted) of this section at that time": Hezekiah Gunn is among the names.

  4. Kellogg, Joseph M. (Joseph Mitchell). Early vital records of Sheffield, Massachusetts, 1733-1800. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1961), p. 116, Secondary quality.

    Typescript. Lawrence, Kansas: J.M. Kellogg, no date. R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007.)

  5.   A Lipsey Lineage.