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 Starling Gunn

Starling Gunn

Birth
Brunswick County, Virginia, USA
Death 13 Aug 1852 (aged 88)
Caswell County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina, USA
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Memorial ID 54040517 · View Source
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The gravestone of Starling Gunn and the gravestone of his wife, Mary Elizabeth Hooper Gunn were moved in 1957 to the Yanceyville United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Soil From Grave of Starling Gunn At Mt. Vernon The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 29 March 1928 (Page 1).

The tree from Yorktown which was recently planted near the tomb of George Washington at Mount Vernon by the Daughters of the American Revolution is taking root in soil, part of which was removed from the grave of Starling Gunn in Caswell county...(CCHA Website)
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When this article was published, Starling Gunn's grave was in the Gunn Family Cemetey north of Yanceyville. Later, his great great grandson, Johnnie Oliver Gunn, had the gravestone moved to the Yanceyville United Methodist Church cemetery in Yanceyville.


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Aged 88 years 3 mos 4 days

"A soldier in the War of Independence, who fired the first cannon at Yorktown and was an eye witness to the surrender of Cornwallis. He was for more than 40 years a member of the Methodist Church."

Gravesite Details Gravestone was documented in this location by Caswell County NC Register of Deeds, J. Burch Blaylock in 1957. Starling Gunn and his wife Mary now have their gravestones in Yanceyville United Methodist Church Cemetery.
  • Created by: Carolina Caswell
  • Added: 23 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54040517
  • Carolina Caswell
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Starling Gunn (9 May 1764–13 Aug 1852), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54040517, citing Gunn Family Cemetery, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Carolina Caswell (contributor 47164136) .