Person:Daniel Gunn (11)

m. Abt 1753
  1. Daniel Gunn, III1754 - 1834
  2. Moses Gunn1756 - 1830
  3. Hezekiah Gunn1758 -
  4. Noble Gunn1760 - 1830
  5. Rhoda Gunn1762 - 1830
m. 22 Nov 1778
  1. Lucy GunnAbt 1779 - 1786
  • HDaniel Gunn, III1754 - 1834
  • WMartha1775 - 1825
m. About 1805
  1. Maria Gunn1806 - 1892
Facts and Events
Name Daniel Gunn, III
Gender Male
Birth[8] 4 Jul 1754 Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States Tombstone gives 4 July 1753 as date of birth
Christening[7] 26 Jul 1754 Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 22 Nov 1778 Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United Statesto Huldah Phelps
Marriage About 1805 New Yorkto Martha
Death[5][8] 4 Mar 1834 Brutus, Cayuga, New York, United StatesAlso, 1833
Burial[4][8][9] Sennett, Cayuga, New York, United StatesSoule Cemetery

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the War of the Revolution, Vol. 6, p. 951.

Gunn, Daniel, Westfield. Private, Westfield co. of Minute-men commanded by Lieut. John Shepard, which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 8 days; reported enlisted into the army April 28, 1775; also, Capt. Warham Parks' co., Col. Timothy Danielson's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 28, 1775; service, 3 mos. 10 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775]; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Westfield, Feb. 1, 1776.

One of 53 Westfield men who marched on 20 April 1775, the day after the fight at Lexington. Probably in company of minute men who where at Battle of Bunker Hill (17 June 1775. May also have been in the Quebec expedition the following winter.

On a document of the Auburn, NY, Surrogate Court dated 17 Mar 1802 Daniel is named administrator of the estate of Samuel Robinson, late of the Town of Aurelius in Cayuga County.[3] Daniel is a resident of Aurelius at that time. [See document number 367]

On a document of the Catskill, NY, Surrogate Court (p 118) dated 8 Apr 1827, Sarah Hunt of the town of Windham, Greene County, leaves her estate to her daughter Hannah Tuttle, including "a demand I have made against Daniel Gunn of $750 due me on award made 3 June 1824" ... On 5 Sep 1827 Daniel Gunn filed against the Probate of Will of Sarah Hunt "on behalf of his children and as the agent of Stephen Simmons." [See document number 264][3]

A Daniel Gunn appears in the 1810 census in Cayuga County, NY-- perhaps living around the town of Preble (where Gunns are reported to have lived). He may have moved to that area with his brothers Noble, Moses, and Hezekiah. In the household there were 2 males under 10 years old, 1 male 10-16 years, 1 over 45 years, 2 females under 10 years, 2 females 10-16 years, 1 female 16-26 years old. (Possibly one male 26-45, record nearly illegible)

Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files p. 1458: Daniel GUNN, S44886, MA Line, appl 16 Apr 1818 Cayuga Co., NY, in 1820 sol[dier] was aged 67 with a wife Patty aged 43 & 3 children; Volney 19, Sophia 14 & Maria aged 12. [Lipsey thinks this person is from Jasper Gunn line]

Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.2, p. --Serial: 10572; Volume: 12: Daniel Gunn buried in Soule Cemetery (plot 41), Auburn, Cayuga, New York.

A Daniel Gunn in NY Census of 1820 in Genesee County, Pembroke Twp (as was an Aaron Gunn).

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 Berkeshire Registry of Deeds]

Child: Lucy, died 18 April 1786.

  1.   Index, in 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.

    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
    [Note: Last line seems to state that Daniel Jr. died at age 9, but this death must refer to Daniel Gunn II, whose parents were Daniel and Hester/Esther, whose will was probated in 1765, and who was born in 1730.]

  2.   Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the War of the Revolution, Vol. 6, p. 951.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Barber, Gertrude A. (Gertrude Audrey). Abstracts of wills of Cayuga County, New York, 1799-1842. Volumes 1-4. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971).

    (Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Sociey, 2006.) Original manuscript in:Eardeley Genealogy Collection: New York State Abstracts of Wills, Brooklyn Historical Society.

  4. Cayuga, New York, United States. GenWeb.

    Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Veterans buried at Soule Cemetery in Sennett, New York:

    Curtis, Daniel 1812 158th Regt.
    Gunn, Daniel 1776 Mass. Line

    Gridley, Elijah 1776 Conn. Militia Private
    Hunter, Samuel 1812 158th Regt. Lieut.
    Phelps, Ebanezer 1776 Mass. Line Private
    Phelps, Silas 1776 Conn. Militia Unknown
    Willson, Thomas 1776 3rd Conn. Regt. Private

  5. Revolutionary soldiers, Cayuga County, New York, gravestones.

    Publication info: Albany, NY [ND]
    Page: 119
    Gives year of death: 1834.

  6.   A Lipsey Genealogy.

    Birth: "A Lipsey Lineage" at
    Link currently not working.

  7. Massachusetts Births and Christenings 1639 - 1915.

    FamilySearch: [3]
    FHL microfilm 0250313 IT 1, 234573.
    Name: Daniel Gun
    Christening Date: 26 Jul 1754
    Father's Name: Daniel Gun
    Mother's Name: Esther

  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Find A Grave.

    Tombstone: [4]. See note on introduction of the Gregorian calendar.

  9. The relatively new headstone at Soule Cemetery gives a birthdate of 4 July 1753, again casting some doubt that this Daniel is the one who died in 1834, Cayuga Co., NY. However, there is confusion in the records regarding the date of birth and the date of baptism. See citation 7 which states that 26 July 1754 was Daniel's date of christening. Also, the Gregorian calendar was introduced into the British Colony in North America in 1752 and there was some confusion for a while.