William Gunn1

M, #8851
Father*William E. Gunn1 b. March, 1917, d. before 1976
Mother*Marjorie Fahringer1

Citations

  1. [S1593] Henry County Historical Society, Henry County, Ohio, Volume One.

Patrica Gunn1

F, #8852
Father*William E. Gunn1 b. March, 1917, d. before 1976
Mother*Marjorie Fahringer1
     Patrica married (?) Wenner.1

Family

(?) Wenner

Citations

  1. [S1593] Henry County Historical Society, Henry County, Ohio, Volume One.

(?) Wenner1

M, #8853
     (?) married Patrica Gunn, daughter of William E. Gunn and Marjorie Fahringer.1

Family

Patrica Gunn

Citations

  1. [S1593] Henry County Historical Society, Henry County, Ohio, Volume One.

Barbara Gunn1

F, #8854
Father*William E. Gunn1 b. March, 1917, d. before 1976
Mother*Marjorie Fahringer1
     Barbara married (?) Shaffer.1

Family

(?) Shaffer

Citations

  1. [S1593] Henry County Historical Society, Henry County, Ohio, Volume One.

(?) Shaffer1

M, #8855
     (?) married Barbara Gunn, daughter of William E. Gunn and Marjorie Fahringer.1

Family

Barbara Gunn

Citations

  1. [S1593] Henry County Historical Society, Henry County, Ohio, Volume One.

Doctor C. L. Hane1

M, #8856, b. circa 1875, d. 1908
     Doctor C. L. Hane was born circa 1875.
C. married Ida M. Gunn, daughter of William Henry Gunn and Arastine T. Lowery, in 1898 at Henry County, Ohio.1
C. died in 1908 in Florida, Henry County, Ohio, caused by tetanus, following a throw from his horse while making calls.1

Family

Ida M. Gunn b. 1877, d. before 1976
Child

Citations

  1. [S1593] Henry County Historical Society, Henry County, Ohio, Volume One.

Doctor Richard Hane1

M, #8857, b. circa 1900, d. 1959
Father*Doctor C. L. Hane1 b. circa 1875, d. 1908
Mother*Ida M. Gunn1 b. 1877, d. before 1976
     Doctor Richard Hane, son of Doctor C. L. Hane and Ida M. Gunn, was born circa 1900 in Florida, Henry County, Ohio.1
Richard attended high school at Napoleon High School, Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, graduating 1917.1
Richard moved along with Ida M. Gunn in 1918 from Napoleon to Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.1 Richard attended Medical School at Ohio State University Medical School, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, graduating circa 1922.1
Richard studied medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota, circa 1923.1
Richard married Ruth (?) circa 1925.1
Richard served circa 1930 in the U. S. Navy.1
Richard died in 1959 in California.1

Family

Ruth (?)

Citations

  1. [S1593] Henry County Historical Society, Henry County, Ohio, Volume One.

Ruth (?)1

F, #8858
     Ruth married Doctor Richard Hane, son of Doctor C. L. Hane and Ida M. Gunn, circa 1925.1

Family

Doctor Richard Hane b. circa 1900, d. 1959

Citations

  1. [S1593] Henry County Historical Society, Henry County, Ohio, Volume One.

Nancy Hane1

F, #8859
Father*Doctor Richard Hane1 b. circa 1900, d. 1959
Mother*Ruth (?)1
     Nancy married (?) Spiekermann.1

Citations

  1. [S1593] Henry County Historical Society, Henry County, Ohio, Volume One.

(?) Spiekermann1

M, #8860
     (?) married Nancy Hane, daughter of Doctor Richard Hane and Ruth (?).1

Family

Nancy Hane

Citations

  1. [S1593] Henry County Historical Society, Henry County, Ohio, Volume One.

Sally Hane1

F, #8861
Father*Doctor Richard Hane1 b. circa 1900, d. 1959
Mother*Ruth (?)1
     Sally married (?) Tawse.1

Family

(?) Tawse

Citations

  1. [S1593] Henry County Historical Society, Henry County, Ohio, Volume One.

(?) Tawse1

M, #8862
     (?) married Sally Hane, daughter of Doctor Richard Hane and Ruth (?).1

Family

Sally Hane

Citations

  1. [S1593] Henry County Historical Society, Henry County, Ohio, Volume One.

Elijah Gunn Jr.1

M, #8863, b. 1794, d. January 30, 1875
Father*Elijah Gunn1 b. December 25, 1759, d. September 22, 1855
Mother*Anna Sawtelle1 b. January 21, 1760, d. 1843
     Elijah Gunn Jr., son of Elijah Gunn and Anna Sawtelle, was born in 1794 in Massachusetts Bay Colony.1,2,3 Conflicting evidence placed his birth in New York State (1870 census.)4
Elijah served in the War of 1812 in Rayen's Regiment, Ohio Militia. He was inducted and discharged as a private.5
Elijah (his first marriage) married Jerusha Jennison (her first marriage) on September 7, 1825 at Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio.3
Elijah (his second marriage) married Eleanore Grant, daughter of (?) Grant, on April 1, 1828 at Grant Settlement, Point Pleasant, Clermont/Hocking County, Ohio.1,3
Elijah Gunn Jr. was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 U.S. Census at Richland Township, Henry County, Ohio. Based on ages, it is possible that the following were also living in the household:, Eleanore Grant, a free white female twenty and under thirty years old, Elijah Gunn, a free white male seventy and under eighty years old. he was listed as a free white male between 30- and 39-years-old.6
Elijah (his third marriage) married Dorcus Hickox (her second marriage) after 1838.1,3
Elijah Gunn Jr. was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 U.S. Census at Flat Rock Township, Henry County, Ohio. Based on ages, it is possible that the following were also living in the household:, Julian H. Gunn and Cyrus D. Gunn, free white males under five-years-old, Catherine A. Gunn, a free white female five and under ten years old, Dorcus Hickox, a free white female thirty and under forty years old, Elijah Gunn, a free white male eighty and under ninety years old. he was listed as a free white male 40- and under-50-years-old.7
Elijah is a head of household on the 1850 U. S. Census for Flat Rock Township, Ohio. He was identified as he was listed as a 56-year-old male. He was a farmer with $6,000.00 in real-estate. Enumerated with him were:, his sons William Henry, Julian H. and Cyrus D., his daughter Catherine A., his father, Elijah.2

     Elijah Gunn Jr. came to Henry County via the Ohio River from Pennsylvania. He had left home after serving in the War of 1812 and had come down the Ohio River to the Grant settlement at Point Pleasant. Here he met and married Eleanore Grant a cousin of President Ulysses Simpson Grant.Together they came up the Miami River to the Auglaize, then the Maumee River, built a log cabin and settled near Napoleon.
     About 100 acres of land were granted to them in 1833. The house was started before the land was granted to them. Elijah bought more land and had at the time of his death about 500 acres.1

Elijah is a head of household on the 1870 U. S. Census for Flat Rock Township, Ohio. He was identified as a 76-year-old male born in New York. He was a farmer with real-estate valued at $10,000 and personal property valued at $4,000.00. He was living next to his sons, William and Julian.4
Elijah died on January 30, 1875 in Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio.3

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1830Richland Township, Henry County, OhioElijah Gunn Jr.6
1840Flat Rock Township, Henry County, OhioElijah Gunn Jr.7
1850Flat Rock Township, OhioElijah Gunn Jr.2
1870Flat Rock Township, OhioElijah Gunn Jr.4

Family 2

Eleanore Grant
Children

Family 3

Dorcus Hickox b. 1800
Child

Citations

  1. [S1593] Henry County Historical Society, Henry County, Ohio, Volume One.
  2. [S1690] 1850 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Elijah Gunn household.
  3. [S1903] Internet Site: The Mary Payment Family Tree).
  4. [S1700] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Elijah Gunn household.
  5. [S1594] Internet Site: War of 1812 Muster RollsAncestry web site).
  6. [S1673] 1830 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Elijah Gunn household.
  7. [S1719] 1840 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Elijah Gunn Jr. household.

Eleanore Grant1

F, #8864
Father*(?) Grant1
      Eleanoremarried, an unknown person (his first marriage) Elijah Gunn Jr. (his second marriage) , son of Elijah Gunn and Anna Sawtelle, on April 1, 1828 at Grant Settlement, Point Pleasant, Clermont/Hocking County, Ohio.1,2
Based on age, Eleanore Grant was probably listed on the 1830 U.S. Census at Richland Township, Henry County, Ohio, as a free white female, twenty and under thirty years old and residing with Elijah Gunn Jr.3

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1830Richland Township, Henry County, OhioElijah Gunn Jr.3

Family

Elijah Gunn Jr. b. 1794, d. January 30, 1875
Children

Citations

  1. [S1593] Henry County Historical Society, Henry County, Ohio, Volume One.
  2. [S1903] Internet Site: The Mary Payment Family Tree).
  3. [S1673] 1830 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Elijah Gunn household.

(?) Grant1

M, #8865
Father*(?) Grant

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S1593] Henry County Historical Society, Henry County, Ohio, Volume One.

(?) Grant

M, #8866

Family

Children

Citations

  1. [S1593] Henry County Historical Society, Henry County, Ohio, Volume One.

(?) Grant1

M, #8867
Father*(?) Grant1

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S1593] Henry County Historical Society, Henry County, Ohio, Volume One.

President Ulysses Simpson Grant1

M, #8868, b. April 27, 1822, d. July 23, 1885
Father*(?) Grant1
Ulysses Simpson Grant
Ulysses Simpson Grant
      Late in the administration of Andrew Johnson, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant quarreled with the President and aligned himself with the Radical Republicans. He was, as the symbol of Union victory during the Civil War, their logical candidate for President in 1868.
When he was elected, the American people hoped for an end to turmoil. Grant provided neither vigor nor reform. Looking to Congress for direction, he seemed bewildered. One visitor to the White House noted "a puzzled pathos, as of a man with a problem before him of which he does not understand the terms."
Born in 1822, Grant was the son of an Ohio tanner. He went to West Point rather against his will and graduated in the middle of his class. In the Mexican War he fought under Gen. Zachary Taylor.
At the outbreak of the Civil War, Grant was working in his father's leather store in Galena, Illinois. He was appointed by the Governor to command an unruly volunteer regiment. Grant whipped it into shape and by September 1861 he had risen to the rank of brigadier general of volunteers.
He sought to win control of the Mississippi Valley. In February 1862 he took Fort Henry and attacked Fort Donelson. When the Confederate commander asked for terms, Grant replied, "No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted." The Confederates surrendered, and President Lincoln promoted Grant to major general of volunteers.
At Shiloh in April, Grant fought one of the bloodiest battles in the West and came out less well. President Lincoln fended off demands for his removal by saying, "I can't spare this man--he fights."
For his next major objective, Grant maneuvered and fought skillfully to win Vicksburg, the key city on the Mississippi, and thus cut the Confederacy in two. Then he broke the Confederate hold on Chattanooga.
Lincoln appointed him General-in-Chief in March 1864. Grant directed Sherman to drive through the South while he himself, with the Army of the Potomac, pinned down Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.
Finally, on April 9, 1865, at Appomattox Court House, Lee surrendered. Grant wrote out magnanimous terms of surrender that would prevent treason trials.
As President, Grant presided over the Government much as he had run the Army. Indeed he brought part of his Army staff to the White House.
Although a man of scrupulous honesty, Grant as President accepted handsome presents from admirers. Worse, he allowed himself to be seen with two speculators, Jay Gould and James Fisk. When Grant realized their scheme to corner the market in gold, he authorized the Secretary of the Treasury to sell enough gold to wreck their plans, but the speculation had already wrought havoc with business.
During his campaign for re-election in 1872, Grant was attacked by Liberal Republican reformers. He called them "narrow-headed men," their eyes so close together that "they can look out of the same gimlet hole without winking." The General's friends in the Republican Party came to be known proudly as "the Old Guard."
Grant allowed Radical Reconstruction to run its course in the South, bolstering it at times with military force.
After retiring from the Presidency, Grant became a partner in a financial firm, which went bankrupt. About that time he learned that he had cancer of the throat. He started writing his recollections to pay off his debts and provide for his family, racing against death to produce a memoir that ultimately earned nearly $450,000. Soon after completing the last page, in 1885, he died. (http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/ug18.html.)
"Hardscrabble"
Ulysses Grant Cabin
Located on Grant's Farm, Busch Family
President Ulysses Simpson Grant, son of (?) Grant, was born on April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Clermont County, Ohio.2,3,4 President Ulysses Simpson Grant attended at West Point Military Academy, New York, Orange County, New York, from 1839 to 1843.3
President Ulysses Simpson Grant was ordered into active service in the U. S. Army with the rank of brevet Second Lieutenant on July 28, 1843 at Jefferson Barracks, Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri. He was assigned to Fourth Regiment United States Infantry.3,4 He was promoted to Second Lieutenant in 1844.4
Ulysses served in 1846 in the Mexican War. He participated in or saw every battle of the war, except Buena Vista.3 He was promoted to First Lieutenant in 1847.4
Ulysses married Julia Boggs Dent, daughter of Frederick Fayette Dent and Ellen Bray Wrenshall, on August 22, 1848.5,3
Ulysses served from 1849 to 1851 Detroit Barracks after a short stay at Madison Barracks at Sackett's Harbor, New York, on Lake Ontario.3
He lived with his father-in-law, Frederick Fayette Dent and mother-in-law, Ellen Bray Wrenshall in 1850 at Ward 2 in St. Louis, Missouri.6
Ulysses was enumerated as the son-in-law of Frederick Fayette Dent under the name of "Julicious Grant" on the 1850 U. S. Census for Ward 2, Missouri. He was listed as a 28-year-old man born in Missouri.6
Ulysses served between 1851 and 1852 at Madison Barracks.3
President Ulysses Simpson Grant was re-assigned to Fort Vancouver, Vancouver, Clark County, Washington, on September 22, 1852.3 He was promoted to Captain in 1853.4
President Ulysses Simpson Grant was re-assigned to Fort Humboldt, Eureka, Humboldt County, California, on September 30, 1853.3
Ulysses resigned from the U. S. Army on June 2, 1854.3
Julia and President Ulysses Simpson Grant lived between 1854 and 1855 at White Haven in St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Frederick and Ulysses..3
White Haven
St. Louis, Missouri

Julia and President Ulysses Simpson Grant lived circa July, 1855 at Wish-Ton-Wish in St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Frederick, Ulysses and Ellen..3
Julia and President Ulysses Simpson Grant lived in 1856 at "Hardscrabble" in St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Frederick, Ulysses and Ellen. In 1848, Ulysses S. Grant and his new bride, Julia Dent, received 80 acres of Dent family land southwest of St. Louis as a wedding gift. In 1855, Grant started sawing and notching the logs that would be used to build a four-room, two-story cabin on the property. The cabin was completed in just three days with the help of friends. Grant established his farm and named it "Hardscrabble."

Grant did most of the work on the cabin himself. He layed the floors, built the staircase and shingled the roof. The Grant family lived in Hardscrabble for only a short period of time, from September to the following January when Ulysses and Julia moved back to the Dent family home following the death of Julia's mother. Grant ran both his and his father-in-law's farm. He grew potatoes, wheat and other vegetables, gathered fruit from the orchards and corded wood.

In 1885, the home passed out of the hands of the Grant family. It was sold to various people and was finally purchased by August Busch Sr. in 1907. In the intervening years, the cabin had been moved to Old Orchard, Mo., and displayed at the 1904 World's Fair. August Busch Sr. had the cabin moved and reassembled approximately one mile from its original location. In 1977, Anheuser-Busch restored the cabin to its present condition. (www.grantsfarm.com).3
Ulysses Simpson was in the real estate business with Harry Boggs, a cousin of Julia between 1858 and 1859 at St. Louis, Missouri.3 He and Julia Boggs Dent moved in April, 1860 to Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. Moving with Ulysses were Frederick Dent Grant, Ulysses "Buck" Grant, Ellen Wrenshall "Nellie" Grant and Jessie Root Grant.3
Ulysses Simpson was a clerk in a leather goods store, owned by his father in 1860.3
Ulysses enrolled in the Jo Daviess Guard, Seventh district Regiment with the rank of Colonel on April 18, 1861 at Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois.3 He was promoted to Colonel in Twenty-first Illinois Volunteers in June, 1861.4
President Ulysses Simpson Grant was ordered into active service in the Twenty-first Illlinois with the rank of Colonel on June 28, 1861.3 He was promoted to Brigadier-General of Volunteers on August 9, 1861.4 He was promoted to Major-General on February 16, 1862.4 He was promoted to Lieutenant-General on March 2, 1864.4
On April 9, 1865, General Robert El. Lee surrendered the Army of Norther Virginia to Grant at Appomattox, Virginia.3 He was promoted to a new rank, general of the armies ofr the U.S. (four stars) on July 25, 1866.3 He was elected President of the United States serving from January 4, 1869 to March 4, 1877.7,2
Julia and President Ulysses Simpson Grant lived in 1870 at The White House in Washington, District of Columbia. Residing with them were, their children Ellen and Jessie, Julia's father, Frederick Fayette Dent..7
Ulysses is a head of household on the 1870 U. S. Census for The White House, District of Columbia. He was identified as listed as a 48-year-old man born in Ohio. Enumerated with him were:, his son Jessie Root, his daughter Ellen Wrenshall, his father-in-law Frederick Fayette Dent.7 Ulysses gave the bride at the wedding of Algernon Charles Frederick Sartoris and Ellen Wrenshall "Nellie" Grant on May 21, 1874 at The White House, District of Columbia.8,9
Ulysses Simpson was the ex-president of the United States and a retired general in 1880 at Illinois.10
President Ulysses Simpson Grant and Julia Boggs Dent lived in 1880 Bouthillier Street corner of 4th Street, Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois.10
Ulysses is a head of household on the 1880 U. S. Census for Illinois. He was identified as a 57-year-old man born in Ohio, his father was born in Connecticut and his mother in Pennsylvania. Enumerated with him was his wife, Julia Boggs.10 Julia and President Ulysses Simpson Grant lived in 1881 at 3 East 66th Street in New York, New York.3
Ulysses died on July 23, 1885 in Mount McGregor, Saratoga County, New York, at age 63.2 He was buried circa April, 1897 in Grant's Tomb in New York, New York.
Ulysses Simpson Grant's Tomb
Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb?
This is an old joke to which the answer is no one. Our eighteenth president and his wife are, however, entombed here. Made of 8,000 tons of granite, with Massachusetts marble for the floors and fine Italian marble for the railings and trimmings, Grant's Tomb sits high above the Hudson River in the midst of a beautiful park. It was once one of the most popular attractions in New York City, although it rarely attracts much of a crowd today.
The History of Grant's Tomb
Ulysses Simpson Grant, a Civil War hero who was thought to be chiefly responsible for the defeat of the Confederacy, was perhaps the most popular American in his day. Although his eight-year presidency was marred by government corruption, Grant was nevertheless held in great esteem by millions of Americans when he died (of throat cancer) on July 23, 1885.
Even before his death, the Grant Monument Association had been formed to raise funds for constructing a monument in his name. Ultimately, 90,000 people donated $600,000 to the project. At the time, this was the most money that had ever been raised for a public monument. Given Grant's popularity, it was a major coup for New York City when William Grace, the city's mayor, secured the site where the monument now stands as Grant's final resting place. There is no doubt, however, that this political victory was aided by Grant's request that he be buried in St. Louis, Galena, Illinois, or New York City, rather than Washington D.C.
The original design for the monument by John Duncan, the New York architect chosen by the Grant Monument Association, was far too ambitious given the amount of money budgeted for construction. Duncan's elaborate vision, which included stairs leading down to a dock on the river, under which a train would have passed, was abandoned and the monument itself was scaled back to half the size of the original plan.
The monument was dedicated on April 27, 1897. Although it pales in comparison to the original plans, the monument, officially known as the General Grant National Memorial, is still an impressive site and is the largest tomb in North America.
What You Will See
We admit to being impressed with the size of the structure when we first entered Grant's Tomb. Look up and you will be able to see the distant top of its dome. Go to the circular railings in the middle of the room and look below to see the tomb of Ulysses S. Grant on the left and the tomb of Julia Dent Grant on the right. The tombs, and the marble which surrounds them, are majestic and befitting for a president and his wife.
But after a few minutes we realized that there really isn't much else to see. There are basically four rooms. In addition to views of the dome and the tombs, the main room contains allegorical statues which depict Grant's childhood, service to the military, presidency, and death. Small exhibits on either side of this room also provide information about Grant's career and tell the story of the monument's construction. Finally, colorful mosaics that depict some of Grant's greatest moments on the battlefield, decorate the upper part of three of the room's walls.
On either side of this main chamber are two small, identical rooms wallpapered with maps that show all of the significant battle sites of the Civil War. The fourth room, below, is where the tombs lie. The tombs stand in the center of this circular room, surrounded by busts of Grant's closest friends, such as General Sheriden and General Sherman. (http://www.theinsider.com/nyc/attractions/2general.htm.)

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1850Ward 2, St. Louis, MissouriFrederick Fayette Dent6
1870The White House, Washington, District of ColumbiaPresident Ulysses Simpson Grant7
1880Galena, Jo Daviess County, IllinoisPresident Ulysses Simpson Grant10

Family

Julia Boggs Dent b. January 26, 1826, d. December 14, 1902
Children

Citations

  1. [S1593] Henry County Historical Society, Henry County, Ohio, Volume One.
  2. [S3339] Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, 1789-1903, Ancestry.com (database online), 1903.
  3. [S4511] Internet Site: U.S. Grant Chronology).
  4. [S4510] C. J. Wood M. D., Reminiscences of the War.
  5. [S4509] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1850-1900, Ancestry.com (database online), 2004.
  6. [S4436] 1850 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Fred Dent household.
  7. [S4422] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), U. S. Grant household.
  8. [S2454] Washington Post Newspaper "White House Bridals of a Century", February 11, 1906.
  9. [S2454] Washington Post Newspaper "Former Weddings Celebrated in Historic White House", December 17, 1905.
  10. [S4423] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Ulysses S. Grant household.
  11. [S4427] Internet Site: Grants Home Web site).

Catherine A. Gunn1,2

F, #8869, b. July 17, 1830, d. March 4, 1912
Father*Elijah Gunn Jr.1 b. 1794, d. January 30, 1875
Mother*Eleanore Grant1
     Catherine A. Gunn was also known as Katharine.1 Catherine A. Gunn, daughter of Elijah Gunn Jr. and Eleanore Grant, was born on July 17, 1830 in Henry County, Ohio.3,2
Catherine (her first marriage) marrried Doctor Frank Bissonet.1
Based on age, Catherine A. Gunn was probably listed on the 1840 U.S. Census at Flat Rock Township, Henry County, Ohio, as a free white female, five and under ten years old and residing with Elijah Gunn Jr.4
Catherine was enumerated with her parent Elijah Gunn Jr. on the 1850 U. S. Census for Flat Rock Township, Ohio. She was listed as a 19-year-old female born in Ohio and attending school.3
Catherine (her second marriage) married Andrew J. Scofield on May 2, 1869 at Ohio.2
Catherine died on March 4, 1912 in Ohio at age 81.2

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1840Flat Rock Township, Henry County, OhioElijah Gunn Jr.4
1850Flat Rock Township, OhioElijah Gunn Jr.3

Family 2

Andrew J. Scofield d. August 10, 1888

Citations

  1. [S1593] Henry County Historical Society, Henry County, Ohio, Volume One.
  2. [S1903] Internet Site: The Mary Payment Family Tree).
  3. [S1690] 1850 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Elijah Gunn household.
  4. [S1719] 1840 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Elijah Gunn Jr. household.

Doctor Frank Bissonet1

M, #8870
      Frank married Catherine A. Gunn (her first marriage), daughter of Elijah Gunn Jr. and Eleanore Grant.1

Family

Catherine A. Gunn b. July 17, 1830, d. March 4, 1912

Citations

  1. [S1593] Henry County Historical Society, Henry County, Ohio, Volume One.

Eunice Lucretia Gunn1,2

F, #8871, b. April 1, 1832, d. September 2, 1902
Father*Elijah Gunn Jr.1 b. 1794, d. January 30, 1875
Mother*Eleanore Grant1
     She was normally known as Lucretia. Eunice Lucretia Gunn, daughter of Elijah Gunn Jr. and Eleanore Grant, was born on April 1, 1832 in Flat Rock Township, Henry County, Ohio.2
Eunice (her first marriage) marrried Lyman Back (his second marriage) , son of William Back and Lucy Cochrane, on April 1, 1849 at Henry County, Ohio.1,2 Her husband, Lyman, died on July 15, 1850 at age 34.2
Eunice (her second marriage) married William E. Back , son of William Back and Lucy Cochrane, on July 17, 1851 at Ohio.1
Eunice and William E. Back lived in 1889 in Ohio. Residing with them were, their grandchildren Ella Nora Back, Cornelia May Back and Jennie Elizabeth "Bess" Back..
Eunice died on September 2, 1902 in Ohio at age 70.2

Family 1

Lyman Back b. November 8, 1815, d. July 15, 1850

Family 2

William E. Back b. April 18, 1821, d. January 18, 1912
Children

Citations

  1. [S1593] Henry County Historical Society, Henry County, Ohio, Volume One.
  2. [S1903] Internet Site: The Mary Payment Family Tree).

Lyman Back1

M, #8872, b. November 8, 1815, d. July 15, 1850
Father*William Back b. November 20, 1788, d. September 28, 1837
Mother*Lucy Cochrane2 b. December, 1798, d. September 26, 1849
     Lyman Back, son of William Back and Lucy Cochrane, was born on November 8, 1815 in Canajaharie, Montgomery County, New York.2
Lyman (his first marriage) married Helen (?) (her first marriage) circa 1840.2
Lyman (his second marriage) married Eunice Lucretia Gunn (her first marriage), daughter of Elijah Gunn Jr. and Eleanore Grant, on April 1, 1849 at Henry County, Ohio.1,2
Lyman died on July 15, 1850 in Ohio at age 34.2

Family 1

Helen (?) b. August 3, 1823

Family 2

Eunice Lucretia Gunn b. April 1, 1832, d. September 2, 1902

Citations

  1. [S1593] Henry County Historical Society, Henry County, Ohio, Volume One.
  2. [S1903] Internet Site: The Mary Payment Family Tree).

William Back1

M, #8873, b. November 20, 1788, d. September 28, 1837
Father*Elisha Back1 b. March 19, 1765, d. 1843
Mother*Jerusha (?)1 b. 1756, d. 1845
     William Back, son of Elisha Back and Jerusha (?), was born on November 20, 1788 in Canajaharie, Montgomery County, New York.1
William married Lucy Cochrane in 1813.1
William died on September 28, 1837 in Fortplain, Montgomery County, New York, at age 48.1

Family

Lucy Cochrane b. December, 1798, d. September 26, 1849
Children

Citations

  1. [S1903] Internet Site: The Mary Payment Family Tree).
  2. [S1593] Henry County Historical Society, Henry County, Ohio, Volume One.

William E. Back1,2

M, #8874, b. April 18, 1821, d. January 18, 1912
Father*William Back1 b. November 20, 1788, d. September 28, 1837
Mother*Lucy Cochrane b. December, 1798, d. September 26, 1849
     William E. Back, son of William Back and Lucy Cochrane, was born on April 18, 1821 in Canajaharie, Montgomery County, New York.2
William married Eunice Lucretia Gunn (her second marriage), daughter of Elijah Gunn Jr. and Eleanore Grant, on July 17, 1851 at Henry County, Ohio.1
Eunice and William E. Back lived in 1889 in Ohio. Residing with them were, their grandchildren Ella Nora Back, Cornelia May Back and Jennie Elizabeth "Bess" Back..
William died on January 18, 1912 in Ohio at age 90.2

Family

Eunice Lucretia Gunn b. April 1, 1832, d. September 2, 1902
Children

Citations

  1. [S1593] Henry County Historical Society, Henry County, Ohio, Volume One.
  2. [S1903] Internet Site: The Mary Payment Family Tree).

Julian H. Gunn1,2

M, #8875, b. 1837
Father*Elijah Gunn Jr.1 b. 1794, d. January 30, 1875
Mother*Eleanore Grant1
     Julian H. Gunn, son of Elijah Gunn Jr. and Eleanore Grant, was born in 1837 in Ohio.2 Conflicting evidence placed his birth in 1840 (1870 census.)3
Based on age, Julian H. Gunn was probably listed on the 1840 U.S. Census at Flat Rock Township, Henry County, Ohio, as a free white male, under five years old and residing with Elijah Gunn Jr.4
Julian served in the Civil War in the 68th Ohio Infantry. He was inducted and discharged as a private.1,5,6
He was enumerated with his parent Elijah Gunn Jr. on the 1850 U. S. Census for Flat Rock Township, Ohio. He was listed as a 13-year-old male born in Ohio, he was attending school.2
Julian married Catherine A. Hayse on May 3, 1864 at Henry County, Ohio.1,7 The 68th Ohio Infantry was organized between October and Decmeber, 1861 under Colonel Samuel Steedman at Camp Latta, Napoleon. It moved from camp February 7, 1862. The Regiment arrived at Fort Donelson on the 14th and took part in the battle at that place.. In March it moved to Pittsburg Landing and guarded supply trains during the battle. It took active part in the siege of Corinth, and after the evacuation moved to Bolivar, Tennessee. The Regiment participated in the battles of Iuka and Matamore, and joined Grant's Mississippi campaign. In the spring of 1863 it operated with Grant about Vicksburg, and members of the Regiment passed the batteries at Vicksburg on transports. In May it marched to the rear of Vicksburg, and was engaged at Raymond, Champion Hills, during the siege. It moved upon Jackson and returned again to Vicksburg, with many prisoners. In February, 1864, it joined the Meridian raid and on its return went to Ohio on veteran furlough. It joined Sherman's Atlanta campaign in June and participated in the battles about Atlanta until the close. It followed Hood north and again turned southward and marched to Savannah, then followed Sherman through the Carolinas on onward to Richmond and Washington. It was mustered out at Louisville July 10, 1865.
     A monument to the 68th Ohio Infantry is located in the Vicksburg National Military Park on Jackson Road.8,9
Julian is a head of household on the 1870 U. S. Census for Flat Rock Township, Ohio. He was identified as a 30-year-old male born in Ohio. He was a farmer with personal property valued at $200.00. He wa living between his brother, William, and his father, Elijah Gunn Jr.. Enumerated with him were:, his daughter Godie.3

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1840Flat Rock Township, Henry County, OhioElijah Gunn Jr.4
1850Flat Rock Township, OhioElijah Gunn Jr.2
1870Flat Rock Township, OhioJulian H. Gunn3

Family

Catherine A. Hayse b. 1845
Child

Citations

  1. [S1593] Henry County Historical Society, Henry County, Ohio, Volume One.
  2. [S1690] 1850 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Elijah Gunn household.
  3. [S1699] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Julian Gunn household.
  4. [S1719] 1840 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Elijah Gunn Jr. household.
  5. [S1594] Internet Site: Civil War Data BaseAncestry web site).
  6. [S1667] Ohio Civil War Records Database, Ancestry.com (database online).
  7. [S1903] Internet Site: The Mary Payment Family Tree).
  8. [S1665] Internet Site: Compiliation of the History of Ohio Military Units in the Civil War).
  9. [S1666] Internet Site: Troops in the Vicksburg Campaign - Union, 68th Ohio Infantry).

Catherine A. Hayse1

F, #8876, b. 1845
     Catherine A. Hayse was also known as Kate Hasse. Her full name was Haase.2 Catherine A. Hayse was born in 1845 in Hanover, Germany.2
Catherine married Julian H. Gunn, son of Elijah Gunn Jr. and Eleanore Grant, on May 3, 1864 at Henry County, Ohio.1,3
Catherine was enumerated with her husband, Julian H. Gunn under the name of "Catharine Gunn" on the 1870 U. S. Census for Flat Rock Township, Henry County, Ohio. She was listed as a 25-year-old female born in Hanover. Both of her parents were foreign born. She was keeping house.2

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1870Flat Rock Township, Henry County, OhioJulian H. Gunn2

Family

Julian H. Gunn b. 1837
Child

Citations

  1. [S1593] Henry County Historical Society, Henry County, Ohio, Volume One.
  2. [S1699] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Julian Gunn household.
  3. [S1903] Internet Site: The Mary Payment Family Tree).

Cyrus D. Gunn1,2

M, #8877, b. 1840
Father*Elijah Gunn Jr.1 b. 1794, d. January 30, 1875
Mother*Dorcus Hickox1 b. 1800
     Cyrus D. Gunn, son of Elijah Gunn Jr. and Dorcus Hickox, was born in 1840 in Ohio.2
Based on age, Cyrus D. Gunn was probably listed on the 1840 U.S. Census at Flat Rock Township, Henry County, Ohio, as a free white male, under five years old and residing with Elijah Gunn Jr.3
He was enumerated with his parent Elijah Gunn Jr. on the 1850 U. S. Census for Flat Rock Township, Ohio. He was listed as a ten-year-old male born in Ohio, he was attending school.2
Cyrus served in 1864 in the U. S. Civil War in the 163 Ohio Infantry.1,4,5
The 163rd Ohio Infantry was organized May 12, 1864 at Camp Chase, Ohio, under Colonel Hiram Miller, as a Ohio National Guard unit for one years service, it moved at once to Washington city where it remained on garrison duty until June, and then moved to the White House and Bermuda Hundred, Virginia. The Regiment engaged in skirmishing on the James River, and assisted in building Fort Pocahontas. It returned to Ohio in August and was mustered out September 10, 1864.6

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1840Flat Rock Township, Henry County, OhioElijah Gunn Jr.3
1850Flat Rock Township, OhioElijah Gunn Jr.2

Citations

  1. [S1593] Henry County Historical Society, Henry County, Ohio, Volume One.
  2. [S1690] 1850 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Elijah Gunn household.
  3. [S1719] 1840 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Elijah Gunn Jr. household.
  4. [S1594] Internet Site: Civil War Data BaseAncestry web site).
  5. [S1667] Ohio Civil War Records Database, Ancestry.com (database online).
  6. [S1665] Internet Site: Compiliation of the History of Ohio Military Units in the Civil War).

Nellie Gunn1

F, #8878
Father*Elijah Gunn Jr.1 b. 1794, d. January 30, 1875
Mother*Eleanore Grant1
     Nellie died in infancy.1

Citations

  1. [S1593] Henry County Historical Society, Henry County, Ohio, Volume One.

Dorcus Hickox1,2

F, #8879, b. 1800
     Dorcus (her first marriage) marrried (?) Waterman.2 Dorcus Hickox was born in 1800 in Connecticut.3
Dorcus (her second marriage) married Elijah Gunn Jr. (his third marriage) , son of Elijah Gunn and Anna Sawtelle, after 1838.1,2
Based on age, Dorcus Hickox was probably listed on the 1840 U.S. Census at Flat Rock Township, Henry County, Ohio, as a free white female, thirty and under fourty years old and residing with Elijah Gunn Jr.4
Dorcus was enumerated with her husband, Elijah Gunn Jr. under the name of "Dorcus Gunn" on the 1850 U. S. Census for Flat Rock Township, Ohio. She was listed as a 50-year-old female born in Connecticut.3

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1840Flat Rock Township, Henry County, OhioElijah Gunn Jr.4
1850Flat Rock Township, OhioElijah Gunn Jr.3

Family 1

(?) Waterman

Family 2

Elijah Gunn Jr. b. 1794, d. January 30, 1875
Child

Citations

  1. [S1593] Henry County Historical Society, Henry County, Ohio, Volume One.
  2. [S1903] Internet Site: The Mary Payment Family Tree).
  3. [S1690] 1850 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Elijah Gunn household.
  4. [S1719] 1840 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Elijah Gunn Jr. household.

Elijah Gunn1

M, #8880, b. December 25, 1759, d. September 22, 1855
Father*Nathaniel Gunn2 b. January 24, 1725, d. April 22, 1807
Mother*Dorothy Marsh2 b. July 28, 1723, d. July 13, 1805
     Elijah Gunn, son of Nathaniel Gunn and Dorothy Marsh, was born on December 25, 1759 in Montague, Franklin County, Massachusetts Bay Colony.1,3,2 Elijah Gunn immigrated circa 1765 from Scotland.1

Elijah served from 1776 to 1783 in the American Revolution. His grave was recognized in the Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Volume 2.1,4
Elijah married Anna Sawtelle, daughter of Nathaniel Sawtelle and Hannah Gunn, circa 1780.1
Elijah was listed as the head of a family on the 1790 census Leverett, Hampshill County, Massachusetts. Based on ages, it is possible that the following were also living in the household:, Christopher Gunn and Charles Gunn, a male 15 years old or under., Minerva Gunn, Philene Gunn and Anna Sawtelle a female.5
Based on age, Elijah Gunn was probably listed on the 1830 U.S. Census at Richland Township, Henry County, Ohio, as a free white male, seventy and under eighty years old and residing with Elijah Gunn Jr.6
Based on age, Elijah Gunn was probably listed on the 1840 U.S. Census at Flat Rock Township, Henry County, Ohio, as a free white male, eighty and under ninety years old and residing with Elijah Gunn Jr.7
Elijah was enumerated with his child, Elijah Gunn Jr. under the name of "Elijah Gunn Sr" on the 1850 U. S. Census for Flat Rock Township, Ohio. She was listed as a 90-year-old male, birthplace unknown. His occupation was given as farmer.3
Elijah died on September 22, 1855 in Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, at age 95.1 He was buried on the Gunn homestead, Henry County, Ohio.1
Conflicting evidence placed his death on September 3, 1855.2
     He came to Ohio and purchased 150 acres which now lie in the heart of Cleveland. He sold this land for $1.50 per acre. A marker was placed on his grave on his son's farm by the Ursula Wolcott Chapter of the D.A.R., Toledo, identifiying him as a revolutionary war veteran.1

Family

Anna Sawtelle b. January 21, 1760, d. 1843
Children

Citations

  1. [S1593] Henry County Historical Society, Henry County, Ohio, Volume One.
  2. [S1903] Internet Site: The Mary Payment Family Tree).
  3. [S1690] 1850 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Elijah Gunn household.
  4. [S1594] Internet Site: Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, vol.2,p. - Serial: 10572; Volume: 12Ancestry web site).
  5. [S1707] 1790 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Elijah Gunn household.
  6. [S1673] 1830 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Elijah Gunn household.
  7. [S1719] 1840 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Elijah Gunn Jr. household.