Thomas Gunn
Sarah Boatwright
William Chamblin
(Abt 1708-1754)
Ann Bennett
John Gunn Sr.
Martha Olive Chamblin
U. S. Senator James Gunn


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U. S. Senator James Gunn 1

  • Born: 13 Mar 1753, Henrico County, Virginia, USA
  • Marriage (1): Mary Jane Wright in Henrico County, Virginia, USA
  • Died: 30 Jul 1801, Louisville, Bacon County, Georgia, USA at age 48
  • Buried: Revolutionary War Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Georgia, USA 2

  General Notes:

ELECTED OFFICE(S):Senator, Delegate

BIOGRAPHY:a Delegate and a Senator from Georgia;

born in Virginia, March 13, 1753; attended the common schools;

studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Savannah, Ga.;

served during the Revolutionary War and, as a captain of dragoons, participated in the relief of Savannah, Ga., in 1782;

served in county and state militia, becoming brigadier general in the latter;

elected to the Continental Congress in 1787 but did not serve;

elected to the United States Senate in 1789; reelected in 1795 and served from March 4, 1789, to March 3, 1801;

died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ga., July 30, 1801; interment in Old Capitol Cemetery.

|Bibliography: Mellichamp, Josephine. ''James Gunn.'' In Senators from Georgia. pp. 23-26. Huntsville, Ala.: Strode Publishers, 1976; Lamplugh, George R. ''The Importance of Being Truculent: James Gunn, the Chatham Militia, and Georgia Politics, 1782-1789.'' Georgia Historical Quarterly 80 (Summer 1996): 227-45.

James married Mary Jane Wright in Henrico County, Virginia, USA. (Mary Jane Wright was born on 6 Dec 1763, died on 13 May 1796 in Chatham County, Georgia, USA 2 and was buried in Litchfield Plantation Cemetery, Georgetown, Chatham County, Georgia, USA 2.)


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