William Gunn
Jane Matheson
(Abt 1610-)
James Jacob Griffin
Mary Esther Calvin
(1623-Abt 1710)
James Gunn
(Abt 1656-Abt 1727)
Virginia Griffin
John Gunn
(Abt 1678-1735)


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1. Mary Woodhouse

John Gunn

  • Born: Abt 1678, Henrico County, Virginia, USA
  • Marriage (1): Mary Woodhouse
  • Died: 1735 about age 57

  General Notes:

This John Gunn, like other Gunns, was a pioneer and a
builder of cities. Early in life, to be exact, upon reaching
the age of 21, he obtained through Governor Spotswood of
Virginia a grant from the English crown to 150 acres of
land in Henrico County. This was dated August 17th,
1720. On February 18th, 1722, he obtained another such
grant to 250 acres of land in Henrico County on Horsepen
Creek, and on September 28th, 1730, he obained another
grant to 300 additional acres on Horsepen Creek. On June
8th, 1736, John got his final grant of land for 717 acres of
land on Shockoe Creek. The two grants on Horsepen Creek,
comprising about 550 acres, included a greater part of what
is now the West End residential section of Richmond, VirČ
ginia. While the 717 acre grant on Shockoe Creek is now
the East End of Richmond. In 1737 William Byrd, who
owned land adjoining John Gunn, sold off some small tracts
for building lots, and then began the building of the town
of Richmond, which prior to this division and sale had been
nothing more then a trading post for Americans and Indians
for a period of about 75 years. John Gunn lived and farmed
upon his land, covering what is now Richmond. The o'd
Henrico County records show that he was one of the land
processors for the Parish from 1736 to 1752. 1

John married Mary Woodhouse. (Mary Woodhouse was born in 1680 in Henrico County, Virginia, USA and died in Henrico County, Virginia, USA.)


1 Robert R. Gunn, The Gunns (Robert R. Gunn, Crawfordville Georgia

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