Facts and Events
Information on Maj. William Dunlap
From "The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society", Volumes 9-10 By Kentucky Historical Society, pg. 72:
- The Dunlap family is one of the oldest and most distinguished of the Scotch-Irish Presbyterian families of the south. Several kinsmen of the name, born in Ireland, settled in Augusta county, Va., about the middle of the 18th century, and from them have sprung many prominent descendants. Among them I will mention Major William Dunlap, of Fayette county, who was born in 1743. His wife was Rebecca Robertson, aunt of Chief Justice George Robertson. They were the ancestors of the Rev. James Dunlap, General James Dunlap of the Union army; Millard F. Dunlap, banker and treasurer of the National Democratic Committee; Brig. Gen. Edward McClernand, of the Union army; Congressman George W. Dunlap; Eugenia Dunlap Potts, writer; Col. William Watkins Dunlap, who left West Point to join the Confederacy; Major Alexander Dunlap, captured at Dudley's defeat, aid to Jackson at New Orleans, and Major in Mexican War; Col. George Robertson Dunlap, of Fayette, member of the Kentucky Legislature, in the battle of the Thames, Colonel of "Kentucky militia and father of Gen. Henry C. Dunlap, of the Union army.