Person:Noble Gunn (2)

m. 1786
  1. Lucy Gunn1786 - 1864
  2. Charlotte Gunn1788 - 1878
  3. Abiatha GunnAbt 1790 - 1846
  4. Esther GunnAbt 1791 -
  5. Olive GunnAbt 1794 - Bef 1846
  6. Burrell GunnAbt 1798 -
  7. Noble King GunnAbt 1802 - Aft 1870
  8. Westrall Willoughby Gunn1808 - 1876
  9. Martha Ann Gunn1811 - Abt 1835
  10. William Orrin Gunn1816 - 1870
  • HNoble King GunnAbt 1802 - Aft 1870
  • WEsther Oatley1809 - 1892
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 -
Facts and Events
Name Noble King Gunn
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1802 Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
Marriage Abt 22 Jun 1827 Jefferson, Ashtabula, Ohio, United Statesto Esther Oatley
Death? Aft 1870 Chester, Eaton, Michigan, United States

Family moved to Chester Township, Eaton County, Michigan in the mid 1850's. Lived next door to son Alonson. Seth also probably came with them to Michigan.

May have been born in Onondaga County, NY [Mildred Hanson]. A Noble K. Gunn is listed in 1820 Onondaga County census (p 127). [Could be Noble Jr.'s father, though there is no evidence his middle name was Kind]

Matt Lipsey claims Noble King Gunn was living in Galesville, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, in 1870. The family was back in Chester (Eaton County, MI) by 1872 when Lucy Ann died. (Daughter of Alonson)

Matt believes the two Gunn lines (Noble and Comfort) were well-acquainted with one another. "The two families obviously traveled with one another across New York State--Comfort was married to Sally Wheeler in Camillus, Onondaga, NY--Noble evidently lived for a time in Marcellus, Onondaga, NY. Both families were early settlers of Ashtabula County, Ohio. As well, both lines ended up living across town from one another in Vermontville, Eaton, Michigan."

Eaton County Republican, 30 April 1859, Vol. 5, #18, p. 3: "Two men are now in our County Jail, charged with passing counterfeit money. C. H. Sadler of Genesee Co., was arrested at Olivet some time since; B. Gunn, of Ingham Co., was arrested on Saturday last, and after an examination before Justice Robinson, was committed in default of $300 bonds."

Eaton County Republican, 6 April 1860, Vol. 6, #14, p.2: "The People vs Burrel G. Gunn, Information for passing counterfeit money ion Chester in January 1859:

"Noble K. Gunn was the complaining witness who received the money. The respondent was recognized to appear and informed against mainly on the testimony of this Complaining witness. After the cause had been in Court several terms, made considerable cost for the People and was ready for trial at this term, with witnesses in attendance, Noble K. Gunn informed the Prosecuting Attorney that he had forgotten in his complaint and testimony before the magistrate to state a very material point, viz.: that Burrel G. Gunn when he gave him the counterfeit money, gave him to understand that it might not be good, as he had before made several ineffectual attempts to get rid of it, and that he (Noble K.) must take it at his own risk. This information, of course, made it necessary for the Prosecuting Attorney to enter a nolle prosegui. The Court ordered the complaining witness to pay the People's costs and in default thereof that an execution issue for their collection."

Noble is among a list of names of the white male inhabitants in the county of Ashtabula, of the age of twenty one years and upwards, taken agreeably to law A.D. 1827 Source:

1830 Census, living in Lenox, Ashtabula, Ohio
1 male under 5 (Alanson), 1 male 20-29 (Noble)
1 female under 5 (Lucy Ann?), 1 female 20-29 (Esther)

Is Lucy Ann Gunn (who marries Aaron Bovee) the daughter of Noble King Gunn? This census suggests this might be so.

1840 Census, living in Geauga County, OH, Auburn Township, pg 143.
2 males 10-14 (Alanson and Seth), 1 male 30-39 (Noble)
2 females 5-9 (Martha and 1 unkown female), 1 female 10-14 (Lucy?), 1 female 20-29 (Esther?)

1850 Census:
Name: Noble K Gunn
Age: 48, Estimated Birth Year: abt 1802, Birth Place: Connecticut
Home in 1850: Wayne, Ashtabula, Ohio
Household Members:
Noble K Gunn 48
Esther Gunn 42
Seth Gunn 20
Martha Ann Gunn 16

1860 Census:
Name: Noble K Gunn
Age in 1860: 58, Birth Year: abt 1802, Birthplace: Connecticut
Home in 1860: Chester, Eaton, Michigan
Post Office: Charlotte
Household Members:
Noble K Gunn 58
Esther Gunn 51

The 1870 census shows Noble and Esther in Gale, Trempealeau, Wisconsin. They go to care for the orphaned children of son Alanson, who died in the civil war.

1870 Census:
Name: N K Gunn
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1806
Age in 1870: 64 >> Noble should be 68
Birthplace: Connecticut
Home in 1870: Gale, Trempealeau, Wisconsin
Household Members:
N K Gunn 64
Esther Gunn 29 = wife of Noble. Age here is wrong; she's 61
Joshua Gunn 13 = grandson, son of Alanson
Joseph Gunn 10 = grandson, Orrin Joseph, son of Alanson
Lucy Gunn 7 = granddaughter, daughter of Alanson
Willis Gunn 1 = granddaughter Nellis "Nellie", daughter of Seth

Note: Brother William Orrin Gunn dies in Wisconsin in 1870.