Biography

Of

Samuel S. Dunn

Retired living in Thomson. Samuel S Dunn was born in Warren Co., N. Y., September 22, 1821. He left his home at the age of 18, and engaged in the lumber business on Lake Champlain, Northern Canal and Hudson River, went to N. Y. City, for six years, then came West and located in York Twp., this Co., in October, 1845, over 32 years ago. He settled on a farm, and has made this town his home ever since. At the breaking out of the Rebellion, Captain Dunn was one of the first to respond to the call for volunteers; he enlisted Sept. 22, 1861, as private, in Co. F, 52nd I. V. I.; on the organization of the company, which occurred the 10th of October. He was appointed First Lieutenant. The first battle he participated in was the Battle of Shiloh, which occurred on the 6th and 7th days of April, and on the 8th he was promoted to Captain. He was mustered out of service at Little Ogeechee, Ga, Dec. 18, 1864. He was elected Sheriff of this Co. in 1854; his term expired in 1850. On December 15, 1848, he married Miss Martha B. Holman, a native of Warren Co., N.Y., born February .15, 1830. She died July 3, 1876, leaving four children: Byron H., born Sept. 18, 1849; Orpha A. March 18, 1851; Ida B., June 28, 1853 and Olive M., Aug. 15, 1860.

Source: History of Carroll County Pg. 291 and 416 (1878)

The town is "Thomson" - not Thompson

Note: There is another marriage listed for Samuel S Dunn to E.A. Ward Goodwin on 2 February 1879 Book B Pg 49 #1944. There are no other marriages listed in Carroll County before 1900 for any of the Dunn children.

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