Person:John Gunn (22)

m. 14 Jan 1751
  1. Aaron Gunn1750 - 1751
  2. Aaron Gunn1752 - 1752
  3. John Gunn1753 - 1823
  4. Stephen GunnAbout 1754 -
  5. Rhoda Gunn1755 - 1757
  6. Charles GunnAbout 1758 -
  • HJohn Gunn1753 - 1823
  • WMary BurghardtBetween 1755 and 1757 - 1818
m. 7 Oct 1773
  1. Stephen Gunn1774 - 1774
  2. Stephen Gunn1779 - 1851
  3. Mary Ann GunnAbout 1788 -
Facts and Events
Name John Gunn
Gender Male
Birth[1] 30 Apr 1753 Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 7 Oct 1773 Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United Statesto Mary Burghardt
Death[2] 17 Jan 1823 Hudson, Columbia, New York, United States
Burial[2] Hudson, Columbia, New York, United StatesHudson City Cemetery

Was admitted to the Congregational Church in Sheffield on the same date as mother, Eleanor Ingersoll Gunn, on 13 April 1755.

John Gun [sic] is listed on a certificate of Rev. Gideon Bostwick, missionary, and John Hickock and Martin Remelee church wardens, dated October 24, 1775, as among persons that were "Professors of the Church of England, and usually and frequently attended the Publick worship of God on the Lord's Day with us." (History of Great Barrington, page 202) It is also stated in that document that he was a resident of Great Barrington.

John Gunn moved to Hudson, NY, soon after the end of the Revolultionary War. (History of Great Barrington)

In the New York Census of 1800 (p 1133) a John Gunn is living in Columbia County. The 1810 census (p 144) show same, in Hudson Township: 1 male 26-45 years, 1 male over 45, 1 female 16-26, 1 female over 45 years, and 1 slave.

In "Massachusetts Soldiers of the Revolution, pp. 950 and 952: Gun, John. Private, Capt. Ephraim Fitch's co., Col. Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; enlisted July 21, 1777; discharged Aug. 14, 1777; service, 25 days. (p. 950)

Gunn, John. Private, Capt. Hewit Root's co., Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; enisted July 8, 1777; discharged July 21, 1777; service, 13 days, going to Fort Edward, etc. (p. 952)

Note from Brian S. Barrett: "My ancestor Eleazer Barrett from Alford, MA, bought 4 acres of land from John Gunn in April 1789. It appears the land was in Great Barrington near the Seaconk Brook." (Great Barrington was formed from the North Parish of Sheffield in 1763 when Berkshire County was created from part of Hampshire County).

  1. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Secondary quality. [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.
    Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).

  2. 2.0 2.1 Find A Grave, Secondary quality.

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