|Birth: ||Aug. 1, 1740|
Antrim (County Antrim)
County Antrim, Northern Ireland
|Death: ||Jun. 24, 1844|
*James was the Son of Samuel R Dunlap, Born 1720 in Ulster, Ireland and Died on June 11 1776 in Bart, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Samuel's burial place is unknown at this time.
*James's Mother was Sarah Dickerson Dunlap, Born 1721 in Middlesex, England and Died 1779 in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Sarah's burial place is unknown at this time.
*When James Carnahan Dunlap was about 16 years old he left Ireland and went to England and stayed about one year. He then took passage on a sailing vessel for America. The name of the boat is believed to have been the "Hebernia" meaning Ireland. He was on the boat for six months and landed on the Virginia coast in the year 1758.
He was a Revolutionary war soldier enlisting on February 3 1776 in Captain Abraham Smith's company, 6th Pennsylvania Battalion Pennsylvania Line, under the command of Colonel William Irvine. The Company of Captain Abraham Smith was raised in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. In the last week of March, 1776, the Battalion marched to Albany, New York; on June 8, 1776 this unit engaged enemy British and Canadian forces near Syracuse, New York, near the Canadian border, in the "Battle of Three Rivers" (Trois-Riviθres). Those not captured or killed in this battle withdrew to Fort Ticonderoga, on Lake Champlain, New York under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Hartley, to winter. They had several fights with the Indians during this time.
Private James Carnahan Dunlap had only one eye which excused him from further military service in Kentucky to fight Indians there in 1785. Presumably, he lost one eye in the Revolutionary War. His pension application (S35904) states he was discharged at Albany, New York about fifteen months after his enlistment for one year; thus giving a discharge date of May 1777.
James Dunlap was a resident of Pennsylvania until 1779 and was in Virginia from 1779 until 1785, living in Botetourt County, Virginia, where he married Elizabeth Jane Wills in 1783. They then went to Clark County, Kentucky which was then named Fayette County in 1785. They took the Wilderness Road and settled in the Bush Settlement just north of Boonesboro, Kentucky on Lower Howard's Creek.
In the year 1799, he crossed the Cumberland Mountains into Kentucky and settled in Montgomery County, near Mt. Sterling. When crossing the mountains, from family stories, he placed two small children in baskets and placed them across the horses back and brought them across. According to the most accurate information the two children would have been John Dunlap, born 1795 and Sarah (Sallie) Dunlap, born 1796. Here near Mt. Sterling, Kentucky all the children grew to maturity. James was listed in the 1810 census for Montgomery County, and was interviewed there for a Kentucky newspaper, by a Mr. Shane, when he was 103 years old. James died at 103 years, 11 months, and 25 days, on June 24 1844.
*James married Jane Elizabeth Willis in 1783 in Botetourt County Virginia.
They had 9 Children:
James Carnachan Dunlap Junior
William Harold Dunlap
Elizabeth Dunlap Ellison
Andrew Washington Dunlap
Samuel Spencer Dunlap
Samuel R. Dunlap (1704 - 1776)
William H Dunlap (1785 - 1871)*
Alexander Dunlap (1787 - 1872)*
Andrew Dunlap (1791 - 1847)*
John Dunlap (1795 - 1867)*
James Carnachan Dunlap
Established prior to 1837
By Great Great Great Grandson
Earl Barton Jones and Wife
Billie (Armstrong) Jones
James Carnachan Dunlap
PVT PA Line 6 BN
Aug 1 1740
June 24 1844
Note: Headstones are in wonderful shape.
Maintained by: Rebecca Dunlap
Originally Created by: Kay Morgan
Record added: Jun 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70696654