Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Nunns in:
 • Glenwood Cemetery
 • Crockett
 • Houston County
 • Texas
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Col David Alexander Nunn
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: Oct. 1, 1836
Somerville
Leflore County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Aug. 13, 1911

David Alexander Nunn, lawyer and Confederate Army officer, was born in Summerville, Mississippi, on October 1, 1836, the son of John and Jane (Tubb) Nunn. John Nunn was a former soldier of Andrew Jackson. David Nunn was educated at Murfreesboro and attended law school in Lebanon, Tennessee. He furthered his legal studies in New Orleans and was admitted to the bar in Mississippi in 1857. On June 8, 1858, he married Helen Williams at Macon, Mississippi, and the couple set out for Texas on their wedding day. Although they had intended to settle in Waco, they made their home in Crockett, where in 1859 Nunn was elected the town's first mayor; his wife taught school there. By 1860 they had an infant daughter, Corine. When Texas seceded from the Union (see SECESSION), Nunn raised a cavalry company from Houston and Madison counties. The company was mustered into Confederate service on September 29, 1861, as Company I, Fourth Texas Mounted Volunteers, at Camp Sibley, near San Antonio, and assigned to Gen. Henry H. Sibley's Arizona Brigade. It took part in the Confederate invasion of New Mexico in 1862. Unfortunately, Nunn was unpopular with his men and resigned in response to their petition on February 27, 1862, shortly after the battle of Valverde. He returned to Crockett, raised a second cavalry company for service with Walker's Texas Division, was elected captain, and served with it until the end of the war. Nunn was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1875 and served as chairman of the seven-man committee that devised the public-education aspects of the state's basic laws. After the session Nunn returned to the practice of law. He died in Crockett on August 13, 1911.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Martin Hardwick Hall, The Confederate Army of New Mexico (Austin: Presidial Press, 1978). Southwestern Historical Quarterly 15, Notes and Fragments, October 1911.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Nunn (1796 - 1873)
  Jane Tubb Nunn (1801 - 1874)
 
 Spouse:
  Helen Williams Nunn (1836 - 1917)*
 
 Children:
  Corrine Nunn Corry (1859 - 1948)*
  Jesse W. Nunn (1861 - 1864)*
  Helen Nunn (1865 - 1866)*
  David A. Nunn (1868 - 1953)*
  Mary Stuart Nunn Earp (1871 - 1895)*
  Robert Williams Nunn (1875 - 1899)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elisha Franklin Nunn (1826 - 1895)*
  Samuel Asa Nunn (1828 - 1907)*
  David Alexander Nunn (1836 - 1911)
  Floyd W. Nunn (1841 - 1867)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Glenwood Cemetery
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Tom Streetman
Record added: Mar 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50189851
Col David Alexander Nunn
Added by: Carol Hoch
 
Col David Alexander Nunn
Added by: Billie Nichols Bennett
 
Col David Alexander Nunn
Added by: Tom Streetman
 
 
There are 2 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Carol Hoch
 Added: Apr. 28, 2014
Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero. A Confederate Soldier who Bravely and Proudly Fought for Southern Independence During the War of Northern Aggression. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: Mar. 31, 2014

- BeNotForgot
 Added: Feb. 27, 2014
There are 3 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service