Susannah Dunn was born in 1843 in Nauvoo, Illinois, USA to Simeon A. Dunn and Margaret Snyder Dunn. Her mother died while she was very young, leaving her father with four small motherless children. He married Harriet A Silver who became mother to these children, and others. In 1847 the family traveled by wagon to Utah, enduring many hardships along the way, but also seeing many miracles and blessings. In the early years they gathered wild garlic to cook with beans for soup to sustain themselves. Susannah married Allen C Hunsaker at the age of 16, and they lived in various locations in Box Elder County, Utah, farming, sometimes dealing with Indian troubles, and raising their five children, one of which was my great grandmother, Eliza Hunsaker Willie.
The known portion of the Dunn branch of my family tree extends back to four generations of men named William Dunn who lived in the late 1500's and early 1600's in Cottered, Hertfordshire, England.
- Devon or Devonshire, England. Source: Wikipedia
D is also for Devon, the county in England where the Collings branch of my family tree originated, which I talked about yesterday.
Don't you just love maps? I do! Thanks Wikipedia!