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  • ID: I931
  • Name: Lundy Reid GUNN
  • Surname: Gunn
  • Given Name: Lundy Reid
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 17 Nov 1841 in , Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama 1
  • Death: 21 Apr 1924 in Shubuta, Clarke Co., Mississippi 2
  • Burial: 22 Apr 1924 Waynesboro, Wayne Co., Mississippi
  • _UID: 0C11A6ECE3A69A4C8159ADF517C55EDBAFD5
  • Census: 1880 Beat 1, Wayne, Mississippi 3
  • Note:
    !SOURCE: Family Origins GEDCOM;; Patricia Bryan Clarke, Bellevue, WA;;; NOTE: HONORS: Lundy Gunn Chapter of the UDC. (United Daughters of the Confederacy)

    BIOGRAPHY: Lundy was raised in Monroe and Chickasaw Counties, MS. In 1859, Lundy left home to work as a clerk in a dry goods store in Aberdeen, MS. In 1860 he clerked for Clark and Gillespie in Egypt, MS. Lundy was 6 feet 4 inches tall, with a light complexion, gray eyes and light hair. By his own admission, he loved to dance and go to parties, which worried his parents and his uncle, Parson Gunn.
    At the outbreak of the War Between the States, he enlisted in April, 1861 at age 19 with The Buena Vista Rifles which became Company A 17th Mississippi Regiment, Barksdale Brigade Infantry. Summer of 1861 he was promoted to sergeant. At the reorganization in 1862, he was advanced to rank of Orderly Sergeant, summer of 1862 he was made Lieutenant, the rank at which he served until the winter of 1864-65.
    During that service he participated in Battles of First Manasas, Leesburg, Ball's Bluff, Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Savage Station,Frayser's Falls, Melvern Hill, Harper's Ferry, Sharpsberg,Fredericksburg, Berryville, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Cedar Creek,Charlestown, Knoxville, The Wilderness, Spottsylvania Courthouse,Second Cold Harbor, and the fighting in the trenchesabout Petersburg,VA. He was 5 times wounded.
    In the winter of 1864-65, he secured a transfer to CavalaryService and an assignment to staff duty with LT. GEN. FORREST butfinding no vacancy there, he attached himself to the 8th MississippiCavalry and remained there until the end of the war.
    After the war was over, Lundy returned to his father's home,engaged in farming in Chickasaw County, and with his brother Oscar,took up his studies under his uncle Ezekiel Greene who lived close by.On the evening of Oct. 17, 1865 he married Elizabeth Terry Brandon.They lived near the Primitive Baptist Church and he farmed with hisfather until the winter of 1874, when he moved with his family of 6children to Buckatunna in Wayne County, MS and for 13 years was in theNaval Store and turpentine business and general merchandise. OnJanuary 10, 1888 he became a Land Agent for the Mobile and Ohio RR. InJanuary of 1890, he returned his family of 13 children to his father'sfarm in Chickasaw County which he had purchased. In 1898 he moved hisfamily to Waynesboro. He again become a land agent for the AlabamaLand and Industrial Co. He was a Delegate to the Southern InterstateImmigration Conventionin Montgomery AL on 12-12-1888. Appointed byGov. W.D. HOLDEN.
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    My Mother's memories of summers spent at her grandparent's home are on the video she made before her death in 1990. They owned a "Plantation" in Waynesboro with 2 former slaves who chose to stay asservants...LIZZIE the cook and BOSTON...it was a one story home with aporch on the front and on the back, center hall, parlor, lots of land.Coat and tie was required at dinner which was served in the middle ofthe day. BOSTON would wave a big fan during dinner. They all bathedin a washtub in the kitchen on Saturday night.

    DSCR 6'4", gray eyes, light hair, light complexion
    4 5 6 7 8 9
  • Change Date: 21 Mar 2004 at 01:00:00




    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Terry BRANDON b: 9 Jul 1844 in , , Alabama
    • Married: 17 Oct 1865 in , Sumter Co., Alabama
    Children
    1. Has No Children Radfird Brandon GUNN b: 13 Oct 1866 in Eastabuchie, Chickasaw Co., Mississippi
    2. Has Children Mary Josephine GUNN b: 15 Nov 1867 in , Chickasaw Co., Mississippi
    3. Has No Children Sallie Floyd GUNN b: 12 Dec 1869 in , Chickasaw County, Mississippi
    4. Has No Children Ida May GUNN b: 11 Jun 1871 in Chickasaw Co., MS
    5. Has Children Julia Brandon GUNN b: 11 Sep 1872 in , Chickasaw County, Mississippi
    6. Has No Children Robert Madison GUNN b: 24 Mar 1874 in Chickasaw Co., MS
    7. Has No Children Lundy Reid GUNN Jr. b: 15 Nov 1876 in , Wayne Co., MS
    8. Has Children Wiliam Richard GUNN b: 3 Mar 1878 in , Wayne County, Mississippi
    9. Has No Children Bessie Reid GUNN b: 22 Nov 1879 in , Wayne Co., Mississippi
    10. Has No Children Lundiena GUNN b: 8 Sep 1881 in , Chickasaw County, Mississippi
    11. Has No Children Logan Diego GUNN b: 19 Aug 1883 in , Wayne County, Mississippi
    12. Has No Children daughter stillborn GUNN b: 28 Jun 1885 in Wayne Co., MS
    13. Has Children Madison Douglas GUNN b: 19 Sep 1886 in , Wayne County, Mississippi

    Sources:
    1. Repository:
        Name: Family History Library
        Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA

      Title: 1880 United States Census
      Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
      Publication: Copyright (c) 2000, 2002 FamilySearch (TM) Internet Genealogy Service, September 13, 2003
      Page: FHL Film 1254668; National Archives Film T9-0668; Page 301D
    2. Repository:
        Name: Patricia Bryan Clarke
        Bellevue, WA 98006

      Title: Death Certificate: Mississippi
      Author: Mississippi State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics
      Page: #6189
      Note: The informant was one of his daughters, Mrs. J.A. Wetherbee (Bessie) in Shubuta, MS.
    3. Repository:
        Name: Family History Library
        Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA

      Title: 1880 United States Census
      Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
      Publication: Copyright (c) 2000, 2002 FamilySearch (TM) Internet Genealogy Service, September 13, 2003
      Page: FHL Film 1254668; National Archives Film T9-0668; Page 301D
      Text: Extract: 1880 United States Census
      Dwelling: District 1
      Census Place: Beat 1, Wayne, Mississippi
      Source: FHL Film 1254668; National Archives Film T9-0668; Page 301D
      Household:
      Rel Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
      L. R. GUNN
      Self Male M W 38 AL
      Occ: Merchant Fa: TN Mo: TN
      Bettie GUNN
      Wife Female M W 35 AL
      Occ: Keeping House Fa: AL Mo: AL
      R. B. GUNN
      Son Male S W 13 MS
      Occ: School Boy Fa: AL Mo: AL
      M. J. GUNN
      Dau Female S W 11 MS
      Occ: School Girl Fa: AL Mo: AL
      S. F. GUNN
      Dau Female S W 10 MS
      Occ: School Girl Fa: AL Mo: AL
      T. M. GUNN
      Dau Female S W 9 MS
      Occ: School Girl Fa: AL Mo: AL
      Julia GUNN
      Dau Female S W 7 MS
      Fa: AL Mo: AL
      L. R. GUNN
      Son Male S W 3 MS
      Fa: AL Mo: AL
      W. R. GUNN
      Son Male S W 2 MS
      Fa: AL Mo: AL
      Bettie GUNN
      Dau Female S W 6M MS
      Fa: AL Mo: AL
    4. Title: Interview-Elizabeth Gaines BRYAN
      Publication: Video made in 1988
    5. Repository:
        Name: Patricia Bryan Clarke
        Bellevue, WA 98006

      Title: History of Chickasaw County
      Note:
      Copy in my files.
      Page: F311
    6. Repository:
        Name: Family History Library
        Salt Lake City, Utah 84150-3400

      Title: Family Records: Descendants of Thomas Gunn lll
      Author: Shoemaker, Gwen Gunn
    7. Title: Birmingham News
    8. Title: Memorial Record
    9. Repository:
        Name: Patricia Bryan Clarke
        Bellevue, WA 98006

      Title: Family Records: Clarke, Patricia Bryan
      Author: Gunn, Lundy Reid
      Publication: written about 1920
      Note:
      Letter written by Lundy Reid Gunn. My mother, Sarah Elizabeth Gaines gave me a copy of this letter written by her grandfather. This is a fascinating letter in my great grandfather's own words,giving his immediate family history, birthdates and giving a story o fhis youth as a "bad, disobedient boy","reveling in mischief", and "his view of the Doctrine of God".
      Page: Copy in the possession of Patricia Bryan Clarke
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