Person:Alanson Gunn (1)

m. Abt 22 Jun 1827
  1. Alanson King Gunn1829 - 1862
  2. Lucy Ann Gunn1830 - 1903
  3. Seth A. Gunn1831 - Aft 1886
  4. Martha Ann Gunn1834 -
m. 30 Oct 1852
  1. Adelbert Henry Gunn1853 - 1926
  2. Charles Joshua Gunn1856 - 1929
  3. Orrin Joseph Gunn1859 -
  4. Lucy Ann Gunn1862 - 1872
Facts and Events
Name Alanson King Gunn
Gender Male
Birth? 1829 Ashtabula, Ohio, United States
Marriage 30 Oct 1852 Lenox, Ashtabula, Ohio, United Statesto Mary Ann Cone
Death? 25 Dec 1862 New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Military[2][1] Co. F 6th Mich Inf.
Burial[1] Arabi, St. Bernard, Louisiana, United StatesChalmette National Cemetery

Alanson K. Gunn and Anna moved from Ashtabula County, OH, to Eaton County, MI, in about 1855. Lived next to Noble (father) and Esther (mother) in Eaton County (Chester Twp.) when the 1860 census was taken, pg 908 (Alanson). Seth seems also to be there. [Mildred Hanson -- great grandaughter]

1860 Census:
Name: Alanson Gunn
Age in 1860: 31, Birth Year: abt 1829, Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1860: Chester, Eaton, Michigan
Post Office: Charlotte
Household Members:
Alanson Gunn 31
Ann Gunn 30
Adelbert Gunn 6
Joshua Gunn 4
Orrin Gunn 5.12

Alanson was living in Chester, Michigan at the time he enlisted as a Private on 15 August 1862 in the town of Charlotte, Michigan He was in Company F of the Michigan 6th Infantry. Source: Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers 1861-65.

He died of typhoid in Baton Rouge as a Civil War soldier. This was only nine days after his wife died. The children were placed under the guardianship of Noble and Esther until about 1873 when Joshua and Orrin "Little Joe" were placed under the guardianship of their Uncle Seth. Noble would then have been about 70 years old. The children received a pension.

Military Record:
Name: Alanson K Gunn
Residence: Chester, Michigan
Age at enlistment: 34
Enlistment Date: 15 Aug 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Charlotte, MI
State Served: Michigan
Survived the War?: No
Service Record: Enlisted in Company F, Michigan 6th Infantry Regiment on 15 Aug 1862.
Mustered out on 25 Dec 1862 at New Orleans, LA.
Birth Date: abt 1828
Sources: Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers 1861-65

See Civil War Archive at

  1. 1.0 1.1 Graves Registration, Department of Michigan: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Secondary quality.
  2. Pension filed July 7, 1863 on behalf of Able K Gunn, a minor.