|Birth: ||Sep. 17, 1836|
|Death: ||Jul. 3, 1863|
John McKee Dunlap is the son of Madison Dunlap and Martha Hanna McKee Dunlap. He was born on 17 Sep 1836 in Rockbridge Co., VA. He was the 4th Corporal in Co. C, 1st Virginia Cavalry, the Rockbridge Dragoons. The Dragoons were local confederate militia organized at Fancy Hill on 12 May 1859. He officially enlisted 18 April 1861 in nearby Lexington. He was killed in action at the Battle of Gettysburg in Adams Co., PA.
On the 1850 Dist. 51, Rockbridge Co., VA, I found farmer Madison Dunlap, 42 with $13K in real estate; other Dunlaps: R.K., 15; JOHN M., 13; Samuel M., 7; Wm M., 3; Mrs. M., 38; Margaret, 11 and Nannie, 5, plus 3 workers, all VA born.
On the 1860 Kerrs Creek, Dist. 5, Rockbridge Co., VA census, I found farmer Madison Dunlap, 51 with $20K in real estate, plus other Dunlaps: (female) M. Henderson (Hanna), 48; (the rest are male Dunlaps) J. Wm. (JOHN M), 23; S. Mackey (Saml McKee), 17; Wm M., 13; M. Kyle (Milton P.), 9; W. White (Walter Wharton), 7 and O. Benj. (O Beverlin), 5 plus a seamstress, etc.
McKee Cemetery, Also called Big Springs Cemetery. Located off Rt 60 on Rt 631 on Clarence Tardy's farm. Tombstones were recorded by Bob Driver, Mrs. (Miss) Margaret Seebert, listings provided by Rev. Wray Sherman of New Monmouth.
Dunlap, John McKee d. 3 Jul 1863 aged 26y 10m; Co C 1 VA Cav, CSA,, fell at Gettysburg per A. Ruley's Rockbridge Co., VA Cemeteries, Kerrs Creek, 1989, page 71.
Note: there was a duplicate site for John "Matthew" Dunlap, (1836 - 3 Jul 1863 at Gettysburg, PA in the same CSA battalion) at New Monmouth Church Cemetery. I requested a photo of his gravestone there (hoping for a cenotaph) but it was not found and is not listed on the church's burial list. His site is no longer there.
The stone was broken in half when I saw it in 1999 and has since been cleaned and the missing bottom located. It says:
JOHN M. DUNLAP;
Co. C. 1st Va. Cavalry,
fell at Gettysburg
July 3rd, 1863,
Aged 26 Yrs. and
Based on the recorded birth date, he died at 26 years 9 months and 16 days
Madison Dunlap (1808 - 1883)
Martha Hanna McKee Dunlap (1811 - 1872)
Robert Kerr Dunlap (1834 - 1909)*
John McKee Dunlap (1836 - 1863)
Margaret Jane Dunlap Strain (1838 - 1920)*
Bailey M. Dunlap (1840 - 1845)*
Samuel McKee Dunlap (1843 - 1926)*
Nannie Isabella Dunlap (1845 - 1852)*
William Madison Dunlap (1847 - 1929)*
Milton Pollock Dunlap (1850 - 1940)*
Walter Wharton Dunlap (1853 - 1919)*
Oklela Beverlin Dunlap (1855 - 1926)*
Maintained by: LSP
Originally Created by: Scott Hutchison
Record added: Apr 09, 2006
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