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 Helen <I>Williams</I> Nunn

Helen Williams Nunn

Macon, Noxubee County, Mississippi, USA
Death 9 Oct 1917 (aged 80)
Crockett, Houston County, Texas, USA
Burial Crockett, Houston County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 50334147 · View Source
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~~Helen Williams was born to parents Bryan T. and Helen Koonce
Williams in Macon, Noxubee County, Mississippi on November 7, 1836.
Helen and David Alexander Nunn were married in Macon, Noxubee County, Mississippi on June 8, 1858.
Upon their marriage they moved to Texas and settled in Crockett, Texas.

The Nunn's quickly acquired a place of distinction in their new community. Colonel Nunn started his law practice in 1858 and was soon elected Crockett's first mayor, a post which in those days required courage and firmness. A dangerous and lawless element existed in Crockett; occasionally, with the town marshal and with revolver or shotgun, he personally coped with lawlessness and became celebrated as a force for the preservation of peace and the regancy of the law.

Mrs. Nunn was prominent in local affairs and a leader of the Daughters of the Confederacy. She was active with the D.A. Nunn Chapter until her death. She was largely instrumental in the establishment of the Woman's Confederate Home in Austin and was honored ultimately by the Texas Division by the creation for her of the office of First and Only Past President of the Texas Division.

Mrs. Nunn was also dedicated to the Episcopal Church. At a time before there were any established church in Crockett, services were held in the Nunn house.
The communion Service from those days was found in the home after the death of D.A. Nunn, Jr., and it was refurbished and presented to the All Saints Episcopal Church in memory of the Nunn Family.

Colonel Nunn died in Crockett August 13, 1911. Mrs Nunn died October 9, 1917.
They were survived by D.A. Nunn, Jr. and Corrine Nunn Corry, and one grandson Robert Read Nunn, son of Robert Williams Nunn (1875-1899), who had preceded them in death.
They had two children; Jessie and Helen that died as children.
One other daughter preceded them in death Mary Stuart Nunn
(1871-1895) an accomplished musician, attended and taught at Hopkins college and was married to Dr. J.H. Earp.

Corrine Nunn Corry who was widowed at an early age, maintained her home with Judge D.A. Nunn, Jr, her brother in the family mansion on Houston Avenue. The Nunn home, a Crockett landmark for many years, was demolished in 1960.

Written by Huberta Nunn Wright
Great-Grandaughter of David Alexander and Helen Williams Nunn
Houston County History 1687-1979.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 50334147
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