Saturday, March 20, 2010

Surname Saturday: Dunaway

The DUNAWAY surname is in Eileen's paternal line.  The origins of the surname are as yet unknown.

Stories and history:

Ahnentafel # 23: Ellen DUNAWAY (c1863-     ). Ellen was born circa 1863 in Kentucky, according to the 1870 census of Graves County.  She married George Washington CARTER sometime before 1879, when daughter Emma was born.  Emma listed her parents names on her marriage license in 1896.  Ellen (DUNAWAY) CARTER may be the Lou Ellen CARTER in the 1880 census of Gibson County, Tennessee.

Ahnentafel # 46: David C. DUNAWAY (1833-    ). David was born September 1833 in Kentucky.  He married August 15, 1857 to Margaret Emley PRINCE.  Margaret was born circa 1835 in Kentucky.  They were enumerated in the 1870 census in Graves County, Kentucky and 1900 in Marshall County, Kentucky, where David was a farmer. They may be in the 1880 census of Gibson County, Tennessee.  They had at least 2 children.

Ahnentafel # 92: Benjamin Evans DUNAWAY (c1802-1858).  Benjamin was born circa 1802 in Clark County, Kentucky.  He married November 22, 1832 in Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois to Martha Hogg MIZE (1809-1842).  Martha was born October 13, 1809 in Kentucky.  She died 1842 in Illinois.  They had 6 children.  Benjamin married secondly to Mary M. ________ (c1813-   ), and had 2 children. They were living in Pike County, Illinois in 1850. 

Ahnentafel # 184: Benjamin DUNAWAY married Sarah EVANS.  Nothing further known.

This is a relatively new line for me to start researching, and there are many holes to fill in.

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