|Birth: ||Nov. 5, 1769, Ireland|
|Death: ||Oct. 10, 1846|
Hugh Dunlap was born in Londonderry Ireland on Nov 5, 1769. He came to the colonies as a child, living possibly in Philadelphia. In Dec 1791 he left Philadelphia with wagon loads of goods and steered a course along the Great Wagon Road for Tennessee, arriving in an embryonic Knoxville "about the first of February 1792." He described the town at that time as a thicket of brushwood and grapevines, and he deposited and sold his goods in a shanty by the river where all the business was done. He married Susannah Gilliam, daughter of Devereaux and Edith (Ellis) Gilliam in Knoxville 1794.
Hugh bought and sold land all over Tennessee, some of which included Cade's Cove and the area near Rockwood, TN which included Oak Ridge, where nuclear material was processed for the world's first atomic bomb 130 or so years later.
He moved his family west on rafts along the Tennessee River about 1826, settling in Paris, in Henry Co. and spent the remainder of his years there. He was the father of numerous sons, all lawyers, prominent in government and the courts of TN, and several daughters, totaling 15 children.
Susanna Ellis Gilliam Dunlap (1775 - 1859)
Richard Gilliam Dunlap (1796 - 1841)*
Hugh White Dunlap (1798 - 1849)*
William Claiborne Dunlap (1798 - 1872)*
James Trimble Dunlap (1810 - 1879)*
Martha Jane Dunlap Greer (1815 - 1888)*
They assisted in laying the foundation of civilization in Tenn. from the eastern to the western border and were the parents of sons distinguished in their native state and in LA, Miss. and Texas.
Paris City Cemetery
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