Dunn*ck Family Genealogy


Compiled by Sue N. Haschemeyer  Copyright information 


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Source: Biographical & Historical Record of Kosciusko Co. IN. Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, IL , Published 1887, Pages 499-500, contributed by Sue N. Haschemeyer
REV. JOHN W. DUNNUCK, an old settler of Kosciusko County, Indiana was born in Pickaway County, Ohio, November 21, 1816, a son of Joshua and Dinah Dunnuck, his father a native of Maryland and his mother of Virginia, and early settlers of Pickaway County. He was reared to manhood in his native county, receiving what at that time was called a good common school education. His mother died in his eighth year, and in the fall of 1837 he accompanied his father to Indiana and located on Big Turkey Creek Prairie, near Leesburgh, where his father died in March 1838. By the death of his father he was left with five children younger than himself to care for. He kept the family together until all were provided with good homes. He was married October 14, 1838 to Henrietta Scott, a native of Ross County, Ohio. She was born February 29, 1816, a daughter of Elihu and Mahala Scott, natives respectively of Pennsylvania and Maryland. In the spring of 1839 Mr. Dunnuck moved to Franklin Township, Kosciusko County, where he purchased a farm of 268 acres, and immediately engaged in clearing the land and making a home. Since that time Mr. Dunnuck has sold 215 acres, and purchased eighty acres in Harrison Township, near his farm in Franklin. He at present owns 135 acres, fifty-three in Franklin and eighty acres in Harrison Township. In 1850 he built on his farm in Harrison Township, where he resided until the spring of 1887, when he purchased property in Mentone, Kosciusko County, Indiana. Retiring from the labors of the farm he moved to Mentone to enjoy the comforts of life. In 1841 Mr. Dunnuck and wife united with the Methodist Episcopal church. He was soon after appointed a class-leader, a position he held for twenty-five years. About 1856 he was licensed an exhorter, and nine years later was licensed a local preacher. Mr. Dunnuck and wife have been earnest workers in the church, and very zealous in reference to the laws of the church and its customs. Mr. Dunnuck and wife have had a family of eleven children, of whom eight are living Mary J., wife of John Romaine; Phoebe E., wife of Peter Everly; Benjamin H.: William E. (dead); Nancy J. (dead); Martha M., wife of Daniel Hardman; John F.; Franklin S. (dead); Marion T.; Amanda A., wife of William Everly, and Lyman D., who has been a teacher in the schools of Kosciusko County since 1880. In politics Mr. Dunnuck is a Democrat of the Jeffersonian stripe, and his children being of the same faith. His oldest son served three years in the Rebellion being slightly wounded in the battle of Chickamauga, but returned home safe at the close of the war.

Note: regarding
Dinah (Tallman) Dunnuck's death date:
I have seen her date given as both Sept 10, 1822, and September 10, 1824. The above would support the 1824

When comparing the two biographies for brothers John W. Dunnuck and Thomas J. Dunnuck Joshua's death date is give as March 1838 and April 1839

Guardianship papers for Joshua's children were issued May 15, 1839