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Shadrach Dunning
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Birth: 1755
Bertie County
North Carolina, USA
Death: 1838
Trigg County
Kentucky, USA

His 1829 will was recorded Nov 12 1838.
Birth year estimated

Son of John Dunning (1730-1801) and Sarah Lambert (1729-1800). Their other ch inc John Jr., Levinia Nichols (m: Wright), Uriah.

m: Mary Barnes 1774, Bertie North Caroline
children include
-Hardaman 1776-1843/Trigg KY (DOD also shown as 1834)
-Celia 1784-1820 m: Lewis Jennings
-Not proved: William 1785-1840
-Winifred 1785-1805 (also shown as 1775-1834) m: Peter Eaker Dec 24 1800
-Elizabeth 1786-
-Mary Dec 1 1789/NC - 1805/KY m: Richard Combs
-Shadrack Jr. 1791-1846/Henry Co MO.
-Sarah 1795-Nov 21 1884/Farmington KY** m: Baker
-Miles 1798-1849/Trigg KY
(there are undoubtedly additional children born bet 1774-1785)
(** Alert, Shadrach also has granddau, Sarah, dau of Hardaman, shown to have died Nov 21, 1884, Graves KY - dates for one obviously in error.)

(alert: Shadrach and son Hardaman were both having children in the late 1700s, and possibly other unknown Shadrach sons were also. There is possibility of children being attributed to the wrong father. ie. did both have dau named Sarah abt 1795, or is one entry in error?)

m2: Margaret "Penny" Johnson/McCord May 12 1829.
She was much younger and had two prior marriages. Margaret is named in Shadrach's will.

1773, reported to be a Deacan at Sandy River Baptist Church, Bertie NC.
1781, appears on NC Tax Pages 1701-1786
1802, land records show sale of land, Bertie CO NC
1804, land records show purchase of land, Little River, Christian KY.

He appears in Vol. 46 p.512 b 1750 S.C., in "Heads of Farms" at the 1st U.S. Census N.C. by U.S. Bureau of Census.

Name: Shadrack Dunning
OSPage: 175, Date:: 12 Nov 1838, County: Trigg
Kentucky Will Index Volume II, Book B

The following is from a well researched family tree of Mary Knight,, also a source for names of Shadrach's parents:

"Dunning Family, in Johnson Family web pages, Secondary quality. SHADRACH DUNNING b.c. 1750 NC, D. bef. 12 Nov 1838 Trigg Co., KY, m(1)c. 1774 Bertie Co., NC, Mary Barnes b.c. 1755 Bertie Co., daughter of John Barnes Jr. and wife Elizabeth_____, d. bef. 1829 Trigg Co.

SHADRACK first appeared in 1771 in the tax book of Bertie Co., and last in 1803. On 30 Jun 1804 he bought a tract of land in Christian Co., KY. In 1805 he appeared in the tax books of Christian Co.

He was in the 1810 census of Christian Co., the 1820 census of Caldwell Co. and the 1830 census of Trigg Co. [The county lines changed around him. He did not move one inch.]

He m(2) 12 May 1839 Cladwell Co., Mrs. Peggy McCord.

He last appeared in the Trigg Co. tax book of 1836.

His will was dated 2 Jul 1829 and was recorded in Trigg Co., 12 Nov 1838."

Family links: 
  Mary Barnes Dunning (1758 - 1829)*
  Hardamon Dunning (1776 - 1843)*
  Shadrach Dunning (1791 - 1846)*
  Miles Dunning (1798 - 1849)*
*Calculated relationship
Dunning Cemetery
Trigg County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: LaDon Brennan
Record added: Jun 08, 2009
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Shadrach Dunning
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