John S. Dunn Bollinger Co
John S. Dunn, a native of North Carolina, was born on August
and is the son of Thomas and Eleanor F. (Hamilton) Dunn, also
Thomas Dunn was born in 1785. He was a
farmer, and in
1835 immigrated to Missouri and located in what is now Bollinger
County. He died in 1864.
His wife was born in 1788 and
died in 1865.
To them were born seven children, only two of whom are now
S. Dunn was born in Mecklenburg County, N.C., and came to
his parents, with whom he resided until he reached maturity, and
received his education in the common schools.
he married Miss
Elizabeth E. Hudson, a native of Missouri, born in Cape
This union was blessed by the birth of four
children, only one
of whom is now alive, viz.: William A.
The latter was
reared on the
farm, and his education, which was begun in the common schools,
finished at the State Normal School, at Cape Girardeau, he
an irregular course in that institution.
He is now one
of the best
educators in the county, and is president of the Farmers'
He married Mary B. Linville, also a
school teacher, and a
native of Wayne County, Mo., born on September 2, 1865.
They have two
children: Christa Myrtle and Mamie. Mr. John S. Dunn is one of
oldest settlers of this community.
He owns 120 acres of
Sections 5 and 6 of Fillmore Township, Bollinger County.
His wife died
on April 15, 1880. [p. 827]
Goodspeed's History of
Southeast Missouri, [p. 827]