Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Frederick Dunagan 1824-1907

Brig General Frederick Beall was the father of my 3rd great grandmother Lucinda Beall Dunagan, who married Joseph Ellis Dunagan. They named their first born, Frederick Dunagan, after the General, his grandfather. General Beall was a veteran of the War of 1812, as was Joseph Ellis Dunagan and Ezekiel Dunagan.

Frederick Dunagan 1824-1907,  was born in Gainesville, Hall county GA and died in Idaho. He was a musician, a music and voice teacher and also was a gold prospector, traveling west to CA in 1850. In 1880 the Federal census shows him married and living in a little town called Hornet and Little Salmon Valley, in Washington, Idaho. He lived a long life, passing at the age of 83.

A little history on his grandfather:

Letter to Brig Gen Frederick Beall from Maj Gen Allen Daniel Oct 21, 1813
21 Oct 1813
Hog Mountain, Georgia
Letter addresses the situation at Fort Daniel in regard to the men and the condition of the fort. Plus the need to reconstruct the fort at same or nearby location.

Gen. Beall was born in Frederick County, Maryland in 1768 and died in Franklin County, Georgia in 1847. He was Clerk of Inferior Court, Franklin Co., Nov. 10, 1797-1825; Clerk, Court of Ordinary, Franklin Co., July 24, 1799-?, Justice of Peace, Franklin Co., 1799-1812; Major 2nd Bat.. Franklin Co., 1801-1802; Brig General, 2nd Brigade, Georgia Militia, 1810-1829, Fought in the War of 1812 from 1812-1814. He was the son of Thaddeus Beall. Married Marthe Peyton Beall 1792.

Frederick Beall (son of Thaddeus Beall and Amelia Jane Beall) was born October 20, 1776 in Prince Georges County, MD, and died June 13, 1847 in Campbell County, GA. He married Martha Peyton Beall on 1792, daughter of Daniel Beall and Martha Peyton Whiting.

Notes for Frederick Beall:

He is buried 4 miles west of Carrollton, GA

"Frederick was in Franklin County, Georgia as early as 1797 when he started
serving two years as Clerk of Inferior Court. He was Clerk of Ordinary
(Probate) Judge from 24 July 1799 to 1825, and Justice of the Peace from
1799 to 1812. He was a Commissioner of Franklin County Academy and was
appointed County Commissioner by the act of November 29, 1806, to erect
Public Buildings in Carnesville.
Frederick, Daniel, and Horace Beall all drew lots in the 1805 Land Lottery or land in Baldwin, Wilkinson, and Wayne Counties. Of the three, only Horace had a winning draw.
Frederick was Major of the 2nd Battalion, Franklin County from 1801 to 1818, and was Brig. General of the 2nd Brigade, Georgia Militia from 1810 to 1829.

He fought in the War of 1812 from 1812 to 1814. He is buried in the Beall Cemetery located south-east of where Plowshare Road crosses Buck Creek, which is between Carrollton and Mt. Zion, off Route 16."

Sunday, July 23, 2017


Dunagan Family Bible from the 1800s presented to Dunagan Chapel UMC Gainesville GA today. The Governor and First Lady of Georgia in attendance. A personal record of history following one of the first families to settle the wilderness that was Northeast Georgia beginning around 1790. The church also celebrating homecoming and 128 years of ministry. There was lunch on the grounds after the service. I took a photo of the dessert table just to remind everyone that some of the best cooks in this county go to Dunagan Chapel. Thanks to Anne and Gordon Higgins for organizing the Family Bible presentation.

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