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J. D. Dunn    

J. D. DUNN, photographer, Meadville, was born in Hayfield Township, this county, August 17, 1829, and is a son of Simeon and Eliza (Compton) Dunn. His grandfather, James Dunn, came to this county in 1794, was a farmer, for many years Justice of the Peace. He had a large family. All of his sons, seven in number, were soldiers in the war of 1812. Our subject’s father, who was the youngest in the family, followed farming, spending his life in Crawford County. He had a family of seven children, of whom J. D. is the second; he died in 1866. Our subject, till seventeen years old, was raised on the farm in Hayfield Township, and after

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receiving a common school education, he learned plastering, which he worked at for several years until his health gave way. He then learned photography, at which he continued one year. Then he came to Meadville and worked at plastering until 1857, when his health again failed. He then started his present business, which he has continued ever since. Mr. Dunn was twice married, on first occasion, in 1854, to Martha J. Maxwell, a native of Meadville, of Irish descent. The fruit of this marriage is one daughter—Helen E. Mrs. Dunn died in 1866, and three years later Mr. Dunn married Miss Olive Hall. They have two children—Lulu and Gertie. Mr. and Mrs. Dunn are members of the Christodelphian Church; in politics he is a member of the National Greenback party. 

History of Crawford County, Pennsylvania: containing a history of the county, its townships, towns, villages, schools, churches, industries, etc., portraits of early settlers and prominent men, biographies, history of Pennsylvania, statistical and miscellaneous matter, Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1885, page 734-735.  View image of this page of the book on line at  Free Trial  More Crawford County History Books  Search Hundreds of 1880s-1890s Pennsylvania County History Books for biographies and historical information on your ancestors.  View the book page images on line and print them out for your genealogy file!  Free Access to the old history books - plus birth & death records, census images and ALL other records at


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