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Thomas Gunn

Birthdate:
Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Westfield, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA
Place of Burial: Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of George Gunn and Mrs George, (Gunn)
Husband of Elizabeth Gunn
Father of Elizabeth Gunn; Deborah (Gunn) Thrall; Mehitable Sheldon; John Gunn; Elizabeth Gunn and 1 other

Occupation: Innkeeper of Dorcester, MA. One of the towns early settlers. Left much of his land to son in law Timothy Thrall
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About Thomas Gunn

Thomas Gunn, was an early settler at Dorchester Massachusetts, he received a land grant at Windsor in 1640 and kept a lodging house there as in 1659 an order allowed him to keep Isaac Holt and family for the winter; he was not admitted as an inhabitant and deeded the place to his son when he moved to Westfield, Massachusetts.

He was an old man to brave the hardships of a new settlement. His home lot was the first one west of Little River, opposite the meeting house. He came from Windsor and though nominated as one of the foundation men of the church in 1679, he was then so broken by age, as Mr. Taylor says, that he was excused from the responsibility and from giving a “relation,” as the statement of personal religious experience was then called. His wife died November 26, 1678, and he followed her February 26, 1680.

Sources:

  • Four American Ancestries: White and Griggs
  • Westfield and Its Historic Influences, 1669-1919: The Life of an Early Town, with a Survey of Events in New England and Bordering Regions to which it was Related in Colonial and Revolutionary Times, Volume 1

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Thomas Gunn's Timeline

1614
1614
England
1640
October 14, 1640
Age 26
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
1642
February 21, 1642
Age 28
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1644
July 28, 1644
Age 30
Windsor, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony
1647
July 8, 1647
Age 33
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, Massachusetts
1649
October 14, 1649
Age 35
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
1681
February 26, 1681
Age 67
Westfield, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA
March 1681
Age 67
Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
1925
May 5, 1925
Age 67