Person:Elizabeth Unknown (634)

Elizabeth Unknown
b.Abt 1605 England
  • HThomas GunnAbt 1605 - 1680/81
  • WElizabeth UnknownAbt 1605 - 1678
m. Abt 1638
  1. Elizabeth Gunnest 1638 - 1640
  2. Elizabeth Gunn1640 - 1655
  3. Deborah Gunn1641/42 - 1694/95
  4. Mehitabel Gunn1644 - 1720/21
  5. Quartermaster John Gunn1647 - 1726
Facts and Events
Name Elizabeth Unknown
Gender Female
Birth[1] Abt 1605 England
Marriage Abt 1638 Windsor, Connecticut, United Statesto Thomas Gunn
Death[2] 28 Nov 1678 Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Burial[5] Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United StatesMechanic Street Cemetery [Old Burying Ground]

So far it has not been possible to identify the name of Thomas Gunn's wife. Some earlier researchers thought it was Elizabeth Brown, but there is no credible evidence this was her name.

Thomas and Elizabeth had two daughters, both named Elizabeth, who did not survive infancy: Elizabeth I, born about 1638, died 22 Aug 1640 in Windsor. Elizabeth II, born 14 Oct 1649, died 3 Jan 1655 in Windsor. Perhaps this gave origin to the idea that the mother's name, too, was Elizabeth.

Married by 1638 according to Third Supplement to Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700, p. 121, (The Great Migration: 3:171)

Married on 22 October 1636 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, according to The Harmon and Perry Genealogy. No sources given; and does not appear a reliable source for the Gunns: [[2]]

  1. WMJ, in Medical Journals of John Winthrop Jr., 1657-1669, 777, 1668, Primary quality.

    On 19 January 1667/8, John Winthrop Jr. treated "Gun [blank] 63 years wife of [blank] Gun of Windsor" [WMJ 777]. She must, therefore, have been born in 1605. This is a manuscript located at the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

  2. Westfield Town Records, in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. Birth and Death Records from Westfield City Hall. (Westfield, Massachusetts, 1937), Vol 5, Primary quality.

    Give 26 Nov 1678 as date of death.

  3.   Vital Records of Hartford, Windsor and Fairfield, Connecticut, 1631 to 1691, Primary quality.

    (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.) Originally published as "Births, marriages, and deaths returned from Hartford, Windsor, and Fairfield, and entered in the early land records of the colony of Connecticut", volumes I and II of land records and no. D of colonial deeds, transcribed and edited by Edwin Stanley Welles. Hartford, Conn.: Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co, 1898, p. 34. "GUNN Elizabeth Gunn the daughter of Thomas Gunn was born October the 14 1649"

  4.   Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), Volume III, pages 170-173, Secondary quality.

    Authors: Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr., Melinde Lutz Sanborn
    Publication: Great Migration Study Project, New England Historic Genealogical Society.

  5. Find A Grave, Secondary quality.

    No tombstone shown: [[1]]