JOHN H. DUNN, the subject of this sketch, was born in this county, February 2, 1844, and is the son of William and Christina (Tresslar) Dunn. The father was born in Monroe County, Va., April 11, 1798, and died in this county, November 14, 1863. He was the son of Reuben and Nancy (Lane) Dunn, of Scotch and Irish lineage. William Dunn was reared in Virginia. On March 31, 1825, he was married in that state, to Christina Tresslar, daughter of Peter and Barbara (Mallow) Tresslar. The father and mother were natives of Botetourt County, Va. Christina Tresslar was born in the same county, September 21, 1806, and still survives, living with her son, who is the subject of this sketch. The following are the children born unto William and Christina Dunn: Nancy, George W., William H., James A., Martha B., Amanda C., Sarah M., John H., Elias G., Alva A. and Mary M. William Dunn and wife came to Indiana in 1825, settling in White River Township, William Dunn was a farmer, and on coming to this township located on a farm. He was a member of the Christian Church; was a justice of the peace. His wife is a member of the same church. John H. was born in this county February 2, 1844, and was raised on a farm, and followed farming as an occupation. Feburary 2, 1870, he married Amanda S. Garshwiler, daughter of Shelby H. and Martha (Luyster) Garshwiler. Mrs. Dunn was born in this county November 12, 1848. The children of this marriage are Cora, William O., Omer S. and George. Mr. and Mrs. Dunn are members of the Christian Church.
Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker
Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 892.