Newman Dunn
(b. abt 1794 - d. bef Feb 1823)
Pitt County, NC


Newman Dunn was the son of Walter Dunn Sr. and wife Sarah Patrick. Newman was in the 1810 and 1820 Pitt County, NC Census. He was in the Pitt County Regiment in the War of 1812. He died sometime before February 1823 leaving wife Caroline Hazelton Dunn and young son Walter Dunn.



1810 Pitt County, NC Census
Numan Dunn
1 male 16-26; 1 male 26-45; 3 slaves

1820 Pitt County, NC Census
Numan Dunn - Capt. Burney's District
1 male 26-44; 1 female 16-25; 3 slaves


It appears Walter Dunn Sr (b. 1751-Craven) of Lenoir County had land in Greene, Lenoir and Pitt counties.

27 Jan 1785 - Isaac Pate, 200 acres, Dobbs County, on the south side of Great Contentnea joining his own land, Walter Dunns, James Phillips and Menan Patricks. [Greene]. State of NC Entries of Claims for Land in Dobbs County 1778-1790 by Bill Murhpy. (Possibly 1/3 of which was Carley Dunn's Greene County Dower)

2-9-1791 - Bk M, pg 469 - Walter Dunn to Ambrose Jones both of Pitt County, 400 pounds for 200 acres in Pitt adjacent to the north side of Nuse River and north side of Grindal Creek. Witnesses: Stephen Brooks and Jno Coard. October Term 1791, ordered to be recorded. Image. Deeds of Record, Pitt County, NC by Judith DuPree Ellison

3-13-1793 - Bk N, pg 448 - Amborse Jones of Craven County to Walter Dunn of Lenoir County, 800 pounds for 200 acres of land in Pitt County adjacent to the north side of Nuse River near Grindal Creek landing. Witnesses: Wm Sears and James Holland. Pitt County October Term 1795, ordered to be registered. Image. Deeds of Record, Pitt County, NC by Judith DuPree Ellison

4-18-1798 - Bk O, pg 221 - Nathaniel Cannon and Dennis Cannon Jr., son, to Walter Dunn of Lenoir County, 180 pounds for 265 acres in Pitt County adjacent Whites Branch, Francis Nunns line. Witnesses: Shade Allen and Steward Gordon. Pitt County July Term 1798, proved and ordered to be registered. Image. Deeds of Record, Pitt County, NC by Judith DuPree Ellison. [It's possible Carley was given part of this land in her Pitt County Dower].

8 May 1818 - Bk AA, pg 216 - Henry Smith deed to Jesse Randolph, Trustee, Deed of Trust: 150 acres + 350 acres + 4 Negroes; debts to Peter Sugg. Adjacent Numan Dunn, Joel Patrick, north side of Nuse River between said river and Grindal Creek. Witnesses: Richard Evans and Geo. Evans. Pitt County Court May Term 1818, provd and ordered to be registered. Deeds of Record, Pitt County, NC by Judith DuPree Ellison

11 Dec 1818 - Bk BB, pg 116 - Michael Coward deed to Curtis Philips, $500 for 200 acres in Pitt County adjacent north side of Nuse River, north side of Great Contentnea near the junction of same, Crooms line. Witnesses: Joel Patrick and Walter Dunn. Pitt County Court May Term 1820, proved and ordered to be registered. Deeds of Record, Pitt County, NC by Judith DuPree Ellison

12 Mar 1819 - Bk BB, pg 236 - Henry and Stephen Smith deed to Guilford Murphy of Craven County, $180 for 50 acres of land in Pitt County adjacent north side of Nuse River on both sides of Grindal Creek, Coarts corner, Walter Dunns corner. Pitt County Court Feby Term 1821, proved and ordered to be registered. Deeds of Record, Pitt County, NC by Judith DuPree Ellison

3 Sep 1821 - Bk CC, pg 363 - Michael Coward deed to Walter Dunn Sr., 343 acres for $550. Adjacent north side of Nuse River, north side Contentnea Creek near the mouth of same, Solomon Peters, Fulshins line, Gibbes line, Curtis Phillips. Witnesses: Joel Patrick and Fredk. Johnson. Pitt County May Term 1824, proved and ordered to be registered. Image. Deeds of Record, Pitt County, NC by Judith DuPree Ellison

18 Oct 1821 - Bk BB, pg 436 - Walter Dunn Sr. deed to Newman Dunn son. Negroes. Witnesses: Walter Dunn Jr. and Wm. Dunn. Pitt County May Term 1822, proved and ordered to e registered. Deeds of Record, Pitt County, NC by Judith DuPree Ellison

18 Oct 1821 - Bk BB, pg 436 - Walter Dunn Sr. deed to Newman Dunn son, 600 acres in Pitt County adjacent north side of Nuse River, John Hazelton, Spencer Murphey, Guilford Murphy lands, Clohn Smiths lands, Sam'l Simpson lands. Witness: Walter Dunn Jr. and Js Dunn. Pitt County May Term 1822, proved and ordered to e registered. Deeds of Record, Pitt County, NC by Judith DuPree Ellison

Feb 1823 - Bk CC, pg 190 - Walter Hanrahan deed to Daniel Wilson, Negro boy Ben, of the chattels of Newman Dunn, former owner; $400.35. Walter Hanrahan Administrator of estate of Newman Dunn dec'd. Witness: Luke Albritton. Pitt County May Session 1823, proved and ordered to be registered. Deeds of Record, Pitt County, NC by Judith DuPree Ellison

3 Jul 1823 - Bk CC, pg 320 - Newman Dunn, dec'd, Dower to Carly Dunn widow. Commissioneers allocated 1/3 of Newman's lands to her in Greene County. Image. Deeds of Record, Pitt County, NC by Judith DuPree Ellison

14 Jan 1824 - Bk CC, pg 330 - Carley Dunn, Widow of Newman Dunn dec'd, Dower. Commissioners allocated 252 acres including plantation and mansion to her in Pitt County. Image. Deeds of Record, Pitt County, NC by Judith DuPree Ellison


Walter Dunn, son of Newman and Carley Dunn

1850 Lenoir County, NC Census
Walter Dunn, 29 - Farmer - 5500 value real estate
Elizabeth Dunn, 30
Henry Dunn, 1
Elizabeth Moore, 15

1855 - Bejamin F. Hazelton Will. Pitt County, NC. Recorded 1864. Mentions nephew Walter Dunn, lands on Grinal [Grindal] Creek and Swift Creek.

1860 Lenoir County, NC Census
Walter Dunn, 39 - Editor - 15000 value real estate
Eliza Dunn, (illegible)
Henry Dunn, 10
Lillian Dunn, 8
Ernest Dunn, 3
Martha Sumerell, 42
Robt Hill, 21
Elias L. Hazelton, 15
John Croom, 13

1870 Lenoir County, NC Census - name not found

1880 Lenoir County, NC Census
Walter Dunn, 59 - Census Enumerator
Octavia J. Dunn, 41 - Wife keeping house, born Miss
Royal Dunn, 3 - Son

NC Archives Lenoir County Deed Book Abstracts by Martha Mewborn Marble - Selected deeds from the existing Lenoir County Deed Books found at the Courthouse in Kinston. They include all re-registered deeds, deeds that refer back to earlier deeds and deeds that imply inheritance.

30 Jan 1877 Bk 1 p 195 Warranty Deed Walter Dunn and Octavia J. his wife of Kinston to William Henderson Washington - $40 Lot #19 in the plan of David S. Davis lots near eastern boundary of Kinston, extension of Shine Street, west of Sylvestor Lawhorne's lot. Octavia privately examined. Enrolled 14 April 1880 B. S. Taylor, ROD. NC Archives Lenoir County Deed Book Abstracts

26 March 1879 Bk 2 p 723 Indenture Walter Dunn and wife Octavia J. and Henry Dunn, mortgagee, to Julia Allen - $35 lot in Kinston adj eastern line of Kinston and in the lots designated as the D. S. Davis lots and north of the Methodist Church (colored), south half of Lot #6. Enrolled 23 Jan 1882, B. L. Taylor, ROD. NC Archives Lenoir County Deed Book Abstracts

24 Nov 1886 Bk 8 p 771 Indenture Julia Allen to Charles F. Dunn - $37.50 for a lot in Kinston S half of Lot # 6 in the D. S. Davis Lots, East Street, adj C. F. Dunn, Hannah Moye, Sylvester Lawhorn and being the same conveyed by deed from W. Dunn, Jr and wife O. J. and Henry Dunn to sd Allen on 26 March 1879. Signed by mark. Enrolled 18 Dec. 1886, Geo. L. Hodges, ROD. NC Archives Lenoir County Deed Book Abstracts


Hazeltons

John Hazelton (1828)(dec. by 1848). Heirs were Pinkney Hazelton, Benjamin F. Hazelton, Christopher C. Hazelton, Phila. A. Williams (Greene, 1848) and Walter Dunn, g-son of John Hazelton (Lenoir, 1848). Pinkney Hazelton (1828). Pitt County, NC Families Vol. 1 by Levis Allen Churchill. [Carley Dunn not mentioned and likely deceased by 1848]

13 Jul 1818 - Bk AA, pg 243 - Joel Patrick deed to Dr. John Hazelton, 82 + 357 acres for $1975 land lying on the north side of Nuce River and east side of Grindal Creek adjacent William Nunns line, George Linningtons line. Pitt County August Term 1818, proved and ordered to be registered. Deeds of Record, Pitt County, NC by Judith DuPree Ellison

24 Jan 1820 - Bk CC, pg 263 - Stephen Right deed to John Hazelton, 400 acres for $75, land I purchased of A. G. Causeway and wife and Margaret Stokes living in Swift Creek Swamp in said county, part of a patent granted to John Causeway 23 Apr 1768 for four hundred acres. Witness: Pinkney Hazelton. Pitt County November Session 1823, proved and ordered to be recorded. Deeds of Record, Pitt County, NC by Judith DuPree Ellison


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