This site compiled by Sue N. Haschemeyer
Compiled by Sue Haschemeyer ggg grandaughter of Joshua.
|Of Joshua's children, those who settled in Indiana adopted the uck spelling, however the Ohio group kept with the ick spelling.|
|Source: The following is a small excerpt from the biography of John W. DUNNUCK, son of Joshua, taken from the book, The Biographical and Historical Record of Kosciusko County, Indiana, published by the Lewis Publishing Co., of Chicago in 1887, pages 499-500. The complete version is (will be) under John W.'s biography. This account was written when John was about 71 years old. Contributed by Sue Haschemeyer who has the original old book|
|"Rev. John W. Dunnuck an old settler of Kosciusko County, Indiana, was born in Pickaway County, Ohio, November
21, 1816, son of Joshua and Dinah Dunnuck, his father
a native of Maryland, and his mother of Virginia, and early settlers of Pickaway County. He was reared to manhood
in his native country, receiving what at that time was called a good common-school education. His mother died in
his eighth year, and
in the fall of 1837 he accompanied his father to Indiana and located on Big Turkey Creek Prairie, near Leesburgh, where his father died in March, 1838. By the death of his father, he was left with five children younger than himself to care for. He kept the family together until all were provided with good homes."
(Big Turkey Creek Prairie is located in Plain township)
|Source: Combined Atlas Map of Kosciusko County, Indiana, published in 1879 by Kingman Brothers, page 14|
The Old Settlers' Historical Association - Membership
|Source: Excerpt from obituary of Catharine (DUNNUCK) TIMMONS 1894|
|Catharine Dunnuck was born in Baltimore Co. Maryland, .... In the year 1818 she moved with her parents to the state of Ohio, where she lived until 1837, when she came with her uncle Joshua Dunnuck, to Kosciusko county, Indiana. Two years later she returned to Ohio where she was married to Wm. A. Timmons in 1841. In 1846, they moved to this county where they have since made their home. full text of obit|
|Source: Excerpts from History of Franklin and Pickaway Counties, OHIO, published in 1880 by Williams Brothers Publishing Co., page 282. "Biography of Thomas J. DUNNICK"|
|Joshua Dunnuck was a native of Maryland, from which state he emigrated to Ohio
some time previous to the war of 1812, in which he served for a short time as a member of Captain Nye's light-horse
company; he also, in common with every other able-bodied man, served in the State militia during the enforcement
of the militia law of the State.
After being a resident of the State a number of years he was married to Miss Diana Tallman, by whom he had four children who lived to maturity besides several who died in infancy. Of their children, Phebe married Absalom Ashbrook, and raised a family of children of whom all but one lived to raise families. John married Henrietta Scott, in Fayette county and made a home in Indiana. Elizabeth married William Peters, and lives near Pleasantville. Benjamin married Minerva Ashbrook, and died in Walnut township, where his family now lives. Joshua Dunnuck's wife died, and he married a second time, his wife being Mrs. Phebe Bell, of Walnut township; their children were Diana who was
married, in Indiana, to Abel Lloyd. George T. died when nineteen years of age. .....
Joshua Dunnuck, his father (the sketch was about Joshua's son Thomas), had still another daughter,
Sarah Ruth, who married and lost her first husband, John Louderman. She
remarried, and now lives in Illinois.
Mrs. Joshua Dunnick died in Fayette county, where they were then living, about 1833 or 1834. In 1838, Mr. Dunnuck moved, with his family to Indiana and in April of 1839, died there." Full text of this article - includes information about son, Thomas J.
|"After being a resident of the State (of Ohio) a number of years he was married to Miss Diana Tallman" They were wed Dec. 1811. That would indicate the Joshua's migration from MD to OH was around 1809.|
|Joshua was born in MD between 1775 and 1790. He grew up on his father's plantation, called Sutton's Delight, in Baltimore county, MD. (most sources approximate his birth as 1790 which I believe is probably correct.) He was the son of John and Catharine (SUTTON) DUNNUCK. See John's will proved 1819|
|On Dec. 26, 1811, he married Dinah TALLMAN, daughter of William and Phebe (HENTON) TALLMAN . Dinah was born at
Royalton, VA on Oct. 1, 1793 and died Walnut Township, Pickaway Co., OH on Sept. 10 or 20, 1824. Dinah's parents
lived in Ohio at the time of their deaths, (Phebe died in Pickaway Co. in 1833 and William in Fairfield Co. in
1850. ) A little Tallman genealogy. Anyone wishing additional Tallman
genealogy may contact me firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have a great deal of information on the Tallman and allied families going back to 1514 which is not on this site
at the present time.
Since not all birth and death information on Dinah agrees, below are the various sources and the dates they give.
b. in VA according to The Biographical and Historical Record of Kosciusko County, Indiana, published by the Lewis Pub. Co., of Chicago in 1887,
b: Rockingham, VA
b. Oct. 1, 1793 Durfee Descendants as quoted in Boone Family by Spraker, DAR Papers
b. Nov. 1, 1793 Richard Harrison in the Tallman Genealogical Record.
d: Sept. 10, 1822 (29 yrs 11 mos) according to family DAR papers
d: Sept 10, 1824, Pickaway Co. OH according to "Durfee Descendants"
(I have also seen Sept 20th 1824)
SECOND WIFE, Phebe BELL
Joshua's second wife was Phebe, (widow of Isaiah BELL, 1788-1815). They wed 25 Oct. 1825 - Early Marriage Bonds of Ohio - Pickaway County Ohio, book 2, compiled by DAR. Phebe died 1833-1834 in Fayette Co. OH. I don't know when Phebe was born.
I was under the impression that Joshua's second wife had to be related, and for years searched the many Phebe Tallmans. Not very many second wives will name their first daughter after the deceased first wife. Phebe turns out to be Phebe (BOWMAN) widow BELL, (sister-in-law to Rebecca BELL, Samuel's Dunnuck's wife. Samuel being the son of John Dunnuck (b. 1773) and nephew to Joshua. After her second marriage, she become the Aunt to Samuel and Catharine (Catharine went to IN with Uncle Joshua and children). Now if you are totally confused, click on the following two (descendancy for Bell) and (overview chart for John 1773) for clarification.
To make matters even more interesting, Rebecca BELL, wife of Samuel DUNNUCK had a sister Mary Bell b. 1792 in Rockingham Co. VA who wed a James TALLMAN in 1809 in Fairfield Co. OH. This James is the brother of Joshua's 1st wife, Dianah TALLMAN. Both families lived in Fairfield Co. OH.
|Five children of Joshua and Dianah: Mrs. Absalom (Pheobe) Ashbrook
b. 1814, // John W. b. 1816, // Catharine(died
young), // Benjamin T. b. 1819, // and Mrs. William (Elizabeth)
Children: by Phebe- George (b.ca. 1826 d. age 19), Dianah Ann (b. ca 1927), Thomas J. (b. ca 1830), , Sarah Ruth (b. ca 1832)
|Joshua died in March of 1839, (or March 1838) only months after he moved to Big Turkey Creek Prairie near Leesburg,
After the death of Joshua, Benjamin BLUE was appointed guardian of Joshua's "minor" children: Benj. T., George B., Dinah Ann, Thomas J. and Sarah Ruth. Court papers dated May 15, 1839. Upon coming of age, Benjamin T. assumed guardianship of his half brother, Thomas J.
|Source: "Leesburg township history", Combined
Atlas Map of Kosciusko County, Indiana, publ 1879 by Kingman Brothers, page 41
Early records show after July 4, 1848, John W. Dunnuck paid $2.00 toward the purchase price of $40.50 for 1-1/2 acres of ground to be used as a grave yard for Leesburg, IN [Might his father be buried there?] (He must have paid after July 4, for those who paid on the spot are listed in The Biographical and Historical Record of Kosciusko County, Indiana, published by the Lewis Pub. Co., of Chicago in 1887, page 688. |Final payment was made April 4, 1849, but burials began in July 1848.
"Leesburgh" was the oldest town in the county, laid out August 1835
|After the death of Joshua, Benjamin BLUE was appointed guardian of Joshua's children: Benj. T., George B., Dinah Ann, Thomas J. and Sarah Ruth. Court papers dated May 15, 1839|
|From the 1840 census of the Benjamin Blue and John Dunnuck households, while not conclusive, offers numbers and that combined with a knowledge of the two families enables one to outline who is living with whom at that time. It seems that only Sarah R. Dunnuck is living with Benjamin Blue. With John are his new wife and infant twin daughters, and his half-siblings, Dianah A., George B., and Thomas.|
|By 1850 all the young children are accounted for elsewhere. Dianah and Sarah are married, George deceased, and Thomas living with his half-brother Benjamin Tallman DUNNUCK in Ohio|
Background history and conditions in Indiana in 1837
Most are excerpts from The Biographical and Historical Record of Kosciusko County, Indiana, published
by the Lewis Pub. Co., of Chicago in 1887
Conditions at the time John Dunnuck and his dad, Joshua
John's neighbor, Mr.A. C.Manwaring, page 219 ".... nearest neighbors to him (Manwaring) in these pioneer days being John Dunnock, Christian Saber, Benjamin Blue and William Blue." (Benjamin Blue arrived in the fall of 1836)
William Blue page 490 "at the time of his settlement here Indians were the principal inhabitants, and game and wild animals roamed at will through the forests."
Peter Blue (son of William)(Peter b. 1840) page 336 "one of the first children born in Harrison twp . " More of his playmates were the children of red men than than of the white and in his youth the deer, wolves and the Indians were the principal inhabitants of the county."
Isaac Lucas (p 629) "...in 1838, in the thick woods, and there erected a pole
shanty, which they covered with bark. Only a few trees had been felled previous to their coming, by the Indians,
who were still numerous in this neighborhood, which was a favorite hunting ground for the last of the Pottawatomie
and Miami tribes.......Isaac, ....(then) built a hewed-log
History - Kosciusko County in 1830
(page 641) The lands within the present limits of Kosciusko Co were ceded to the United State Oct. 27, 1832, and ratified in 1833. The principal chiefs were "Flat-belly," Waw-wa-esse, and his brother "Musquabuck." County boundaries were set it 1835, and the county was organized in April 1836. (page 642) "Quite a large number of Indians were yet residents of this county when the first settlements were made......several tribes of the Miami and Pottawatomie nations held tracts.
(book page? prob. paraphrased) Although most of the Indians departed when they ceded the land to the U.S. on Oct. 27, 1832, and the area was opened for occupation by the white man, a number of tribes of the Pottowatomie and Miamis remained on small reservations and villages. The Kosciusko area was a favorite hunting ground for these Indians. One Indian Chief, Flat Belly was the owner of a brick home erected for him by the government. The last of the Indians did not depart until the late 1840's. The Indian population was about 500 when the whites began their settlements.
(book? Page?) The average trip from various points in Ohio to Kosciusko Co. took from eight to fourteen days depending on the weather and road conditions. Settlers followed trails and "Government Roads" that were often no more then mud holes. Camping out along the way, most settlers traveled in the usual covered wagons with a two horse team.
(Page 649) "The greatest "boom" Kosciusko County ever experienced was in 1836. Nearly everybody
that came had money, and real estate rapidly rose in value. ...The greatest difficulty lay in procuring something
to eat. At that time scarcely anything had been grown, and what was raised was of poor quality. Money was plenty,
but it would not purchase bread, for bread could not be obtained. In 1838 an epidemic of remittent fever made its
appearance, and in some instances whole families died. There was not a cabin in the county which did not contain
helpless invalids.....many left...and the real estate prices declined rapidly. Immigartion to the county almost
entirely ceased. The news spread far and wide that to locate in Kosciusko County ment almost certain death. Money
became scarce, and hardly enough could be secured to pay taxes. ..."