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 Rufus Henry Dunn

Rufus Henry Dunn

Birth
Blue Springs, Coosa County, Alabama, USA
Death 21 Nov 1957 (aged 82)
Kahatchee, Talladega County, Alabama, USA
Burial Kahatchee, Talladega County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 6288278 · View Source
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Rufus Henry Dunn was the son of Franklin Marion Dunn and Emily Savannah Porter Dunn . He was their first born child , and was born on his parents' family farm in the historical community of Blue Springs , Coosa County , Alabama .

Rufus Henry's first wife was Nannie Navada Bush who he married in Talladega County on the 30th of December , 1897, and the couple established residence on a family farm in the area called Marble Valley in Coosa County , the northwestern corner of the county . The couple had nine children , and seven would live to adulthood . However , two of their children did not survive the birthing process , and Nannie died along with their ninth child on the 19th of August , 1912 .

After the death of Nannie along with their second child to die at birth , Rufus moved his farm to Talladega County . This move took place between the US Census of 1910 and that of 1920 . On the 1st of October , 1914 , Rufus Henry remarried to Mary Elizabeth Stewart in Talladega County . Rufus and Mary would have three children on the Dunn family farm in the community of Kahatchee which was part of the Census-designated area of Fayetteville .

My grandfather's cash crops included water melons , tomatoes , green peppers , and squash . In his early days , after the spring harvest , he would hitch his mule team to the wagon and haul the cash crops to market .

This was how he raised the money to plant the next year , to pay the other operating expenses of the Dunn farm , and to feed and clothe his family of twelve . During his lifetime , he progressed to a truck for transporting his produce to market , but the cash crops did not change much .

When I was a child , the back five acres of our ten acre plot on US Highway 280 in Childersburg were cultivated for crops to augment what mother bought at the grocery store . A major portion of our family cropland was devoted to a water melon patch , in addition to other spring vegetables . We would enjoy the water melons as a family on a picnic table in the shade of two gigantic oak trees , in the backyard of our house .

Our aptitude and knack for agriculture came from various family members helping-out on the Dunn farm and spending time around my grandfather , Rufus Henry Dunn .



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  • Maintained by: Dale Martin Carroll
  • Originally Created by: Richard Robinson
  • Added: 25 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6288278
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rufus Henry Dunn (19 Jul 1875–21 Nov 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6288278, citing Kahatchee Cemetery, Kahatchee, Talladega County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Dale Martin Carroll (contributor 48071290) .