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ALEXANDER GUNN (1764-1830)

Post by gnstill » Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:21 pm

New Family Page: ALEXANDER GUNN (1764-1830)

Please post comments and queries about Alexander GUNN and his descendants here.

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Re: ALEXANDER GUNN (1764-1830)

Post by annhickie » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:20 pm

Alexander Gunn is my 3x great grandfather. I would love to hear from anyone else who is researching Alexander Gunn and his descendants. Alexander, his second wife Hannah (Henrietta) and his son William (mother Christian Fraser) abandoned the Red River settlement in 1815 and traveled to Holland Landing (East Gwillimbury) Ontario, not Iowa, USA. Alexander eventually received a land grant in West Gwillimbury, Ontario and died in 1839. Alexander Gunn, Hannah McBeath Gunn and William Gunn are all buried in Auld Kirk Cemetery (Old Presbyterian Church Cemetery) Conc.6 Lot 8 West Gwillimbury, Ontario.

Alexander's previous wife and mother of William was Christian Fraser. This is according to Williams baptism in the Parish of Kildonan Register -
Nov.19 1793 William Son of Alexr. Gunn and Christan Fraser tenant in Kildonan
William died Oct.24, 1854 according to his gravestone
WILLIAM GUNN, died Oct. 24, 1854, aged 60 yr., Native of Sutherlandshire
Hannah (Hennrietta) McBeath was born approx. 1785 according to her gravestone inscription
HANNAH McBEATH, wife of ALEXANDER GUNN, Native of Sutherlandshire, Scot., died Mar. 24, 1830, aged 45 yr. also two children of ANGUS & MARY GUNN


Alexander Gunn was born approx. 1769 according to information on gravestone.
ALEXANDER GUNN, A Native of Sutherlandshire, Scot., died Mar. 23, 1839, aged 70 yr.
. According to the ships register Prince of Wales 1813 he was 50yrs old when he boarded in summer 1813 so this would place his birth year at 1763. So far I have not been able to find any original records from Scotland other than William's birth record.

I have a public tree on ancestry.ca - Konecny Family Tree.

Ann Hickie
Calgary

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Re: ALEXANDER GUNN (1764-1830)

Post by gnstill » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:56 pm

Thanks very much Ann: I have done an update on his Page and I hope I got all the right corrections.
Tell us more about your own lineage. Who were your great-great grandparents?

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Re: ALEXANDER GUNN (1764-1830)

Post by annhickie » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:57 pm

My 3xgreat grandparents: Alexander Gunn (~1763 Kildonan, Scotland-1839 West Gwillimbury, Ontario) and Christian Fraser (~1765 Kildonan, Scotland-1813 Fort Churchill, Rupert's Land)
my 2x great grandparents: William Gunn (1793 Kildonan, Scotland - 1854 West Gwillimbury) and Elizabeth Bannerman (1791 Scotland - ? likely West Gwillimbury)
my great grandparents: Alexander Gunn (1830 West Gwillimbury -1911 Holland Landing, Ontario) & Barbara McDonald (1833 West Gwillimbury-1890 Holland Landing, Ontario)
my grandparents: John Alexander Gunn (1869 Carrick Twp. Bruce Co. - 1939) & Ethelind Butler (1886 Shropshire, England - 1972 Ontario)

Ann Hickie

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