Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Who was Lydia Ann Brown?

Ezekiel Dunagan, my 4th great grandfather married Lydia Ann Brown in 1791 or 1792 according to George Dunagan's research. Who was Lydia Ann Brown? In 1790 there were 1,485 people in the area of Franklin County, GA. Thoms Creek, on the N. Fork Broad River where Ezekiel and family lived. There was about 7-8 miles from Wofford's Settlement, Augustine Brown had a family there and being the only Browns in many, many miles, Lydia Ann Brown seems to fit into this family. Later, Andrew Dunagan is with a Rebecca Brown, a sister, at the age of 67 years old. Augustine Brown died May 1816 and his inventory of goods, his estate according to probate court records, were handled by Abner Dunagan, Jeptha and Able White. This indicates Augustine was with this Dunagan group in his later years. I believe Lydia Ann Brown Dunagan had a say in this arrangement. Research by Jim Dunagan

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Monday, September 28, 2015

Gordon Leon Dunagan

Gordon Leon Dunagan

February 23, 1945 - September 26, 2015


Mr. Gordon L. Dunagan of Good Hope passed away on September 26, 2015 at the age of 70. He was born in Cullman on February 23, 1945 to Ewel Jackson and Audie O'Dell Butler Dunagan. He was a Master Steamfitter, former Mayor of Good Hope and he worked for the Cullman County Commission as safety director and is a member of Masonic Lodge #739 at Trimble.

Funeral services for Gordon L. Dunagan, 70, of Good Hope will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at Moss Service Funeral Home, Buddy Perkins and Larry Hopkins officiating, with interment in Good Hope Cemetery with a Masonic graveside service.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Skeen Dunagan; daughter, Dana Dunagan; son, Richard (Jo) Dunagan; grandchildren, Patrick Dunagan, Kelsey (Eric) Cornelius; great-grandchildren, Landon Dunagan and Maison Cornelius; and other family.
Gordon Leon Dunagan was a descendant of Ewel Dunagan/Andrew Jackson Dunagan/Abner Dunagan/Ira Dunagan and Abner Dunagan, brother to my 4 great grandfather, Ezekiel Dunagan of Hall County, Georgia


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Dunagan Family Reunion 2015

Dunagan cousins at the family reunion on Lake Lanier. This photo was taken not too far from where my 3rd great grandfather, Joseph Ellis Dunagan, owned a farm, approximately 1000 acres that ran along the banks of the Chattahoochee River. The estate is now covered by the waters of Lake Lanier.

Andrew Foster Dunagan Descendants
Ezekiel Jackson Dunagan Descendants

James Reid Dunagan Descendants

Joseph Ellis Dunagan Descendants

Ezekiel Jackson Dunagan

Here is a photo of the broken head stone of  Ezekiel Jackson Dunagan.
Born March 20,1811  Died June 28, 1881

This is the grave stone of the daughter of Ezekiel Jackson Dunagan under the old cedar tree on Ezekiel Dunagan former estate in east Hall County Georgia near the Oconee River  As you can see, the marker is lying over the grave.

We stumbled upon it when looking at the broken head stone for Ezekiel Jackson.

Photo credit: Gordon Higgins

Ezekiel was a popular name among Dunagan families that came from the Ezekiel Dunagan (1771-1836) and Lydia Ann Brown union of 1792, in Jackson County, later known as Hall County, Georgia. A lot of people refer to this Ezekiel(1771-1836) as Ezekiel Jackson Dunagan but in reality he was known simply as Ezekiel Dunagan with no middle name given. Ezekiel had 19 children, 13 with Lydia and he named his 9th child Ezekiel Jackson Dunagan, born in 1811, in Hall County, Georgia, and died in 1881, and is buried on the old homeplace near the north Oconee River in the eastern part of Hall County Georgia. The photo above is at the grave site of Ezekiel Jackson Dunagan.

This Ezekiel Jackson Dunagan (1811-1881) married Lucinda Thompson and listed in the 1850 Federal Census they had two sons: Ezekiel Jackson Dunagan, age 7, and Joseph F. Dunagan, age 4. By the 1860 Federal Census they had a total of five children:

E. J. Dunagan (17)
Joseph Dunagan (13)
Martha Dunagan (8)
William Dunagan (5)
Lucinda Dunagan (2)

Ezekiel Jackson Dunagan, Sr. was around 49 years old and probably two old for conscription into the Confederate Army, but the younger Ezekiel Jackson Dunagan, Jr. was 17 in 1860 and I found military records where he enlisted in 1862, as a corporal, in Company B, Georgia 24th Calvary Battalion, CSA. He also took a bride the same year when he married Nancy Evans in 1862, also of Hall County, Georgia. However, I could not determine if he saw any action in the war because the Calvary Battalion did not muster until 18 Feb 1864. It is possible that he served with what they called the Home Guard during this time but records are not very detailed.

The next time we find Ezekiel Jackson Dunagan, Jr. (1843-?) and Nancy Evans Dunagan, they were in Marshall, Mississippi. The 1870 Federal Census shows the following people living in the household:

E. J. Dunegan (28)
Nancy Dunegan (27)
Colley Dunegan (7)
Julia Dunegan (5)
Martha Dunegan (2)

Louis Dunegan (30) (Black)
Asbery Dunegan (20) (Black)

John Garoy (40)

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Descendant of Abner Dunagan (1773-1852), Ezekiel's brother.

This is Tyler Dunagan and his wife Jessica Price Dunagan, who are direct descendants of Abner Dunagan (1773-1852), who was a brother to my 4th great grandfather Ezekiel Dunagan of Hall County, GA. Their father was the Rev. Joseph Dunagan (1740-1808) of Orange County, NC/Pendleton, SC. Tyler and his family live in San Diego, CA, where he serves with the U. S. Marine Corps. I met them on Facebook.

Abner is Tyler's 5th great grandfather and was married to Delila Gordon. They ended up in Habersham County, GA, where they had a son named Ira.

Ira married a girl named Elizabeth ? and later moved his family to Jasper, GA, in Pickens County. Civil War Tragedy in Pickens County GA

They had a son named Abner Dunagan, Jr. (1828-1882) who was married to Lucinda Swafford. Their son, Andrew Jackson "Jack" Dunagan (1856-1933) married Martha Rich.

They had a son born in Georgia named John Andrew Dungan in 1885 and died in Jasper, AL in 1960. He married Feribea Ellender "Emma" Uptain (1886-1952) This is Tyler's great grandparents.

They had a son, John Marvin Dunagan b. 1922, Tyler's grandfather. Marvin, as he was called, was killed in 1962 when a farm tractor he was on tipped over. His wife was Vera Tyery Dunagan(1925-1994)  Their son Anthony Theo Dunagan is Tyler's father. Is it just me or does Tyler look a lot like his grandfather John "Marvin" Dunagan.