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Dr Lyman Taft Gunn
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Birth: Apr. 1, 1810
Montague
Franklin County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Dec. 1, 1890
Dresden
Weakley County
Tennessee, USA

The Gunn Bible revealed that Dr. Gunn died of "tropical affection."

Dr. Lyman Taft Gunn was born in Montague, Mass., April 1, 1810. He descended from the Montague's of England and he was also connected with the Taft Family. His mother, Mary Lyman Taft Gunn, died shortly after his birth. After her death, young Lyman spent the early years of life with the Taft family, predominately with Mrs. Taft, the grandmother of President Taft.

He was educated in Boston and studied dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania where he received his degree. He moved to Nashville a few years before the Civil War and was one of the first dentists in Nashville. He was associated with a Dr. Morgan and he practiced dentistry for over 40 years in Nashville.

Dr. Gunn's first wife was Caroline Morehead Gunn. Together the couple had six children. Caroline passed away in 1855. His second wife was named Mary Ann Hall.

Lyman Taft Gunn was a prominent citizen in Nashville and a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Dr. Gunn was at the home of his daughter, Sophia Riley Gunn Moran in Weakley County TN, when he passed away. He was buried in Nashville's City Cemetery in the Gunn Lot. Unfortunately, most of the Gunn family headstone's have been lost to vandalism, weather, and time. 
 
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 Parents:
  Cephas Montague Gunn (1790 - 1880)
  Mary Lyman Taft Gunn (1793 - 1810)
 
 Spouses:
  Caroline Matilda Morehead Gunn (1816 - 1855)*
  Mary Anne Hall Gunn (1824 - 1902)*
 
 Children:
  James Tucker Gunn (1840 - 1880)*
  Mary Francis Gunn (1844 - 1845)*
  Lyman Cephas Gunn (1846 - 1914)*
  William E. Gunn (1849 - 1876)*
  Caroline Louise Gunn (1853 - 1857)*
  Sophia Riley Gunn Moran (1853 - 1895)*
  Charles Morehead Gunn (1855 - 1878)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lyman Taft Gunn (1810 - 1890)
  John Montague Gunn (1820 - 1862)**
  Hannah Lee Gunn Garcia (1822 - 1879)**
  William Sewall Gunn (1827 - 1859)**
  Joseph Bridge Gunn (1834 - 1865)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: Note: died of heart disease
 
Burial:
Nashville City Cemetery
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Mary & Kent
Record added: Jul 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73487983
Dr Lyman Taft Gunn
Added by: Mary & Kent
 
Dr Lyman Taft Gunn
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Dr Lyman Taft Gunn
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 Added: Jul. 18, 2011
 
 
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