Person:Daniel Gunn (10)

m. 14 Oct 1712
  1. Hester Gunn1713 -
  2. Azuba Gunn1716/17 -
  3. Mary Gunn1719/20 - Aft 1764
  4. Alexander Gunn1726 - After 1800
  5. Daniel Gunn, Jr1730 - 1764
  • HDaniel Gunn, Jr1730 - 1764
  • WEsther King1736 - 1790
m. About 1753
  1. Daniel Gunn, III1754 - 1834
  2. Moses Gunn1756 - 1830
  3. Hezekiah Gunn1758 -
  4. Noble Gunn1760 - 1830
  5. Rhoda Gunn1762 - 1830
Facts and Events
Name Daniel Gunn, Jr
Gender Male
Birth[1] 2 Aug 1730 Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Christening[3] 9 Aug 1730 Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage About 1753 Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United Statesto Esther King
Death[2][6][7] 17 Feb 1764 Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
Probate[8] 13 Feb 1765 Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United StatesAdministration

Hester Noble married Moses King about 12 November 1730 in Great Barrington. Their daughter Esther was born 12 November 1736 in Great Barrington. She married Daniel Gunn Jr. [about 1752 or 53]. They had 5 children.

Daniel's and Esther's farm of 88 acres exemplified a typical division of land usage with 20 acres in grains and the remaining given over to wood lots, orchards, hay fields, pastures and kitchen gardens. [ Millier, James R. "Early Life in Sheffield", Sheffield Historical Society, 2002, pg 15. Citing from Gunn family file, estate inventory of Daniel Gunn, by Bettye Hobbs Pruitt, ed. "The Massachusetts Tax Valuation List of 1771", pp 472-79.] Note: the actual inventory was taken in 1765 after Daniel's death.

The earliest [deed] transaction I find for a Daniel Gunn is Daniel Gunn to a Daniel Gunn Jr., property in Sheffield on 9/20/1764. [Diana, South Berkshire Registry of Deeds]

Very few utensils were available for cooking. In some households the most expensive objects were the pots and kettles. The only items for cooking owned by Esther Gunn in 1763 were an iron skillet and two iron pots, [Berkshire County Probate Records, Daniel Gunn Jr. inventory 772.]

"The wills that accompanied the inventories showed a well-defined pattern of estate distribution. Land almost always went to sons; household goods were bequeathed to daughters; a lifetime support went to widows, at least until they remarried." [Miller, James R. "Early Life in Sheffield" p 67.]

MILITARY: Source: Robert E. MacKay, Massachusetts Soldiers in the French and Indian Wars, 1744-1755 (Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1978) Digitized 18 Sep 2008, 505 pages

Two entries for Daniel Gunn are found on page 85; the place of residence is not given in either entry.

Name: Daniel Gun (sic)
Rank: Private
Company: Elijah Williams
Campaign: not given
Dates of Service: September 19 1755 - November 21 1755

Name: Daniel Gunn
Rank: Corporal
Company: Ithamar Hubbel
Campaign: Crown Point
Dates of Service: May 16 1755 - Oct 18 1755

References
  1. Births, marriages, deaths 1669-1838, in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. Births, marriages, and deaths, 1669-1838, 1844-1854 (Westfield, Massachusetts). (Microfilm of records at town hall: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1958), v.1 p.73.

    [1]
    Danial Gunn the Son of Danial Gunn & Easter his Wife born August 2/1730

  2. 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.

    Kellog, Joseph M. Early Vital Records of Sheffield, Mass. 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.)
    This record gives 1764 as year of death.[2] This link connects to main page of American Ancestors; needs link to page stating Daniel's death in 1764

  3. Westfield Baptismal Records, in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. Baptisms Performed in the Church of Christ 1679-1836, Vol 2 Part 2, P. 223.
  4.   The Massachusetts Tax Valuation List of 1771, pp. 472-79, Secondary quality.

    Gunn family file, estate inventory of Daniel Gunn, by Bettye Hobbs Pruitt, ed.

  5.   Early Vital Records of Sheffield, Mass., in 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.

    Compiled by Joseph M. Kellogg, published in Lawrence, Kansas

  6. 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), v.1 p.44.

    Bk.1 p.116 (Original location of transcription below) [3]
    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
    [Note: Last line seems to state that Daniel Jr. died at age 9, probably a misreading/misinterpretation of the original record, rather indicating death of the father, Daniel.]

  7. Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001, Primary quality.

    FamilySearch: [4]

  8. From the Berkshire Co., MA Probate Index
    Gunn, Daniel Jr.; Sheffield, Administration of estate, #772, Probate date, Feb. 13, 1765 [Note that the probate administration date seems to have taken place 1 year after Daniel's death date.]