Michael DUNN and Mary TIERNEY
Ireland to Nepean Township, Ontario, Canada

February 21, 2005:

Hi Al
Some of the children were born in Quebec. One in Ireland and one in Nepean. 
Take care
... Taylor Kennedy 
Descendants of Michael Dunn
Generation No. 1 1. MICHAEL1 DUNN was born Abt. 1791 in Ireland, and died August 06, 1873 in Nepean, Ontario. He married MARY TEARNEY Abt. 1827 in Ireland. Notes for MICHAEL DUNN: From the 1852 Census for Nepean Township, District 2, page 21, line 39 shows the following; Michael's age as being 52 making his birth year about 1800. Michael is classed as a Widow. From the 1861 census for Nepean Township, page 4, line 38 shows the following; Michael's age as being 60 making his birth year about 1799. From the 1871 census for Nepean Township, District 78, sub District "C", Division 4, page 60 shows the following; Michael's age as being 77 years old making his birth year about 1793. Buried in St. Patricks Church Cemetery, Fallowfield, Nepean Township, Carleton County and inscription reads; In Memory of MICHAEL DUNN, died August 6, 1873, aged 82 years. (217) Notes for MARY TEARNEY: From the 1852 Census for Nepean Township, District 2, page 21, line 39 shows the following; Mary, the wife is not included here as she died in 1844. Buried in St. Patricks Church Cemetery, Fallowfield, Nepean Township, Carleton County and inscription reads; In memory of MARY TEARNEY, beloved wife of Michael Dunn, died May 10, 1844, aged 37 years. (216) Children of MICHAEL DUNN and MARY TEARNEY are: 2. i. JOHN2 DUNN, b. Abt. 1828, Ireland; d. November 14, 1892, Nepean, Ontario. ii. BRYAN BERNARD DUNN, b. Abt. 1830, Hull, Lower Canada, Quebec; d. April 13, 1899, Nepean, Ontario. Notes for BRYAN BERNARD DUNN: From the 1852 Census for Nepean Township, District 2, page 21, line 39 shows the following; Bryan's age as being 20 making his birth year about 1830. From the 1861 census for Nepean Township, page 4, line 38 shows the following; Bryan's age as being 25 making his birth year about 1836. From the 1871 census for Nepean Township, District 78, sub District "C", Division 4, page 60 shows the following; Bryan's age as being 35 years old making his birth year about 1835. Buried in St. Patricks Church Cemetery, Fallowfield, Nepean Township, Carleton County and inscription reads; And BERNARD DUNN, died April 13, 1899, aged 65 years. iii. BRIDGET DUNN, b. Abt. 1833, Hull, Lower Canada, Quebec. Notes for BRIDGET DUNN: From the 1852 Census for Nepean Township, District 2, page 21, line 39 shows the following; Bridget's age as being 17 making her birth year about 1833. She is not listed in any other census with this family. Believed to have married c. 1853 3. iv. MARY DUNN, b. Abt. 1836, Hull, Lower Canada, Quebec; d. December 12, 1902, Nepean, Ontario. v. ELLEN DUNN, b. Abt. 1838, Hull, Lower Canada, Quebec. Notes for ELLEN DUNN: From the 1852 Census for Nepean Township, District 2, page 21, line 39 shows the following; Ellen's age as being 12 making her birth year about 1838. From the 1861 census for Nepean Township, page 4, line 38 shows the following; Ellen's age as being 18 making her birth year about 1843. From the 1871 census for Nepean Township, District 78, sub District "C", Division 4, page 60 shows the following; Ellen's age as being 30 years old making her birth year about 1840. 4. vi. MICHAEL DUNN, b. 1843, Nepean, Ontario; d. August 29, 1910, Nepean, Ontario. Generation No. 2 2. JOHN2 DUNN (MICHAEL1) was born Abt. 1828 in Ireland, and died November 14, 1892 in Nepean, Ontario. He married MARY HOULAHAN, daughter of JOHN HOULAHAN and CATHERINE KENNEDY. Notes for JOHN DUNN: From the 1852 Census for Nepean Township, District 2, page 21, line 39 shows the following; John's age as being 24 making his birth year about 1828. From the 1861 census for Nepean Township, page 4, line 38 shows the following; John's age as being 30 making his birth year about 1831. From the 1871 census for Nepean Township, District 78, sub District "C", Division 4, page 59 shows the following; John's age as being 42 years old making his birth year about 1828. From the 1881 census for Nepean Township, District 108, sub District "A", Division 3, page 33 shows the following; John's age as being 52 years old making his birth year about 1828. Buried in St. Patricks Church Cemetery, Fallowfield, Nepean Township, Carleton County and inscription reads; In Memory of JOHN DUNN, died November 14, 1892, aged 64 years. (219) In the Surrogate Court of the County of Carleton In the Estate of John Dunn - Deceased I, PATRICK O'KEEFE of the Township of Nepean, in the County of Carleton, in the Province of Ontario and Dominion of Canada, farmer, make oath and say; That I am the PATRICK O'KEEFE, one of the subscribing witnesses named in the paper writing now hereunto annexed purporting to be and contain the Last Will and Testament of JOHN DUNN, late of the Township of Nepean deceased, who died on or about the Fourteenth day of November 1892 at the Township of Nepean and had at the time of his death a fixed place of abode at the said Township of Nepean in the said County of Carleton the said Will bearing date the Eighth day of November beginning thus "This is the last Will and Testament of me John Dunn" ending thus "And I nominate and appoint my sons MICHAEL and STEPHEN to be executors and my wife MARY to be executrix of this my last Will and Testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand the day and year first above mentioned and being subscribed thus by the said Testator JOHN "X" DUNN, and having viewed and perused the said Will, and particularly observed that the word "North" in the sixteenth line from the top, and the word "Half" in the fifth line from the bottom all on the first page of the said Will were first struck out and cancelled before the execution of the said Will by the said Testator. I, PATRICK O'KEEFE lastly make oath that the same is now in all respects in the same state, plight and condition as when executed by the said Testator as in the said Will mentioned. Sworn at the Township of Osgoode in the said County of Carleton this Seventeenth day of March A.D. 1893 before me G.L. Dickinson. Signed ……… PATRICK O'KEEFE This is the LAST WILL & TESTAMENT of me JOHN DUNN of the Township of Osgoode in the County of Carleton and Province of Ontario, farmer, made this Eighth day of November in the year of Our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and Ninety Two. I revoke all former Wills or other Testamentary Dispositions by me at anytime heretofore made, and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. I direct all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses to be paid and satisfied by my executors hereinafter named, as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. I give, devise and bequeath all my Real and Personal Estate which I may die possessed of or interested in, in the manner following, that is to say; To my wife MARY until my son STEPHEN shall reach the legal age of Twenty One years of age, I leave the East half of the North half of Lot Number Twelve in the Third Concession of the Township of Nepean, in the County of Carleton, in the Province of Ontario subject to allowing my son MICHEAL the request of a road as long only as he shall continue owner of the West half of the said land. In the event my son MICHAEL disposing of the West half of said Lot or to anyone outside the family - such right to a road shall belong to MARY. My wife to enjoy all increase and profit of said East half of said Lot up to the date my son STEPHEN shall become of legal age. To my said son STEPHEN when he shall be of legal age, I give and devise the before described East half of the North half of said Lot Number Twelve subject to the same conditions for allowances of a road to MICHAEL and subject to providing his mother with all the comforts of a house on the homestead during her lifetime or as long as she shall desire to live in the house aforesaid. In the event my wife MARY deciding to leave the home aforesaid, then my said son STEPHEN shall pay to her annually the sum of Thirty dollars and provides for her use and profit two cows and the feed and attendance for said two cows during her l ifetime. To my son MICHAEL I give and devise all the West half of the North half of the aforesaid Lot Number Twelve, subject to his assuming half the costs of rinsing and maintaining for all lime that certain bridge over the River Jock on the East half of the North half aforesaid Lot and in the event of my wife removing from the homestead to live, then my said son MICHAEL shall pay annually to my wife the sum of Thirty dollars during her lifetime. To my son WILLIAM, I give and devise all that certain parcel or tracts of land comprised of twenty acres in the South West portion of the South half of the rear of Lot Number Thirteen in the Third Concession aforesaid Rideau Front of the said Township of Nepean. It is understood that my son BRIAN shall be provided with land by the carrying out of a certain agreement between him and my son JOHN. To my son JOHN, I bequeath the team of horses consisting of the grey and big mare with three harnesses. To my son MICHAEL, I bequeath the Urn Wagon with brown horses. All the residue of my personal property I bequeath to my sons MICHAEL and STEPHEN share and share alike directing that my wife MARY shall have absolute power to controls and decides on the divisions of said personal property between my said sons MICHAEL and STEPHEN. All my said personal property, to be first liable for the payment of my debts, Testamentary and other expenses. Notes for MARY HOULAHAN: From the 1851 census for Nepean Township, District 1, page 85, Line 14 shows : Mary's age as being 18 years old making her birth year about 1834. Mary was married to John Dunn by this time, living on Lot 12 in the 3rd Concession. From the 1861 census for Nepean Township, page 4, line 38 shows the following; Mary's age as being 25 making his birth year about 1836. From the 1871 census for Nepean Township, District 78, sub District "C", Division 4, page 59 shows the following; Mary's age as being 36 years old making her birth year about 1834. From the 1881 census for Nepean Township, District 108, sub District "A", Division 3, page 33 shows the following; Mary's age as being 47 years old making her birth year about 1834. Buried in St. Patricks Church Cemetery, Fallowfield, Nepean Township, Carleton County and inscription reads; with John Dunn, his wife, MARY HOULAHAN, died September 27, 1909, aged 75 years. (219) Marriage Notes for JOHN DUNN and MARY HOULAHAN: Farmed on Lot 12 in the 3rd Concession in Nepean Township. Children of JOHN DUNN and MARY HOULAHAN are: i. MICHAEL3 DUNN, b. Abt. 1859. Notes for MICHAEL DUNN: From the 1861 census for Nepean Township, page 4, line 38 shows the following; Michael's age as being 1 making his birth year about 1860. From the 1871 census for Nepean Township, District 78, sub District "C", Division 4, page 59 shows the following; Michaels's age as being 10 years old making his birth year about 1860. From the 1881 census for Nepean Township, District 108, sub District "A", Division 3, page 33 shows the following; Michaels's age as being 19 years old making his birth year about 1860. Buried in St. Patricks Church Cemetery, Fallowfield, Nepean Township, Carleton County and inscription reads; MICHAEL DUNN, died August 14, 1937, aged 77 years. (219) ii. CATHERINE DUNN, b. Abt. 1861; d. October 22, 1941, Nepean, Ontario; m. DENIS TIERNEY. Notes for CATHERINE DUNN: From the 1871 census for Nepean Township, District 78, sub District "C", Division 4, page 59 shows the following; Catherine's age as being 9 years old making her birth year about 1861. From the 1881 census for Nepean Township, District 108, sub District "A", Division 3, page 33 shows the following; Catherine's age as being 18 years old making her birth year about 1861. 5. iii. JOHN DUNN, b. February 09, 1864, Nepean, Ontario; d. April 16, 1934, Nepean, Ontario. 6. iv. ELLEN DUNN, b. February 21, 1865; d. 1932, Nepean, Ontario. v. BRYAN BERNARD DUNN, b. Abt. 1870. Notes for BRYAN BERNARD DUNN: From the 1881 census for Nepean Township, District 108, sub District "A", Division 3, page 33 shows the following; Bryan's age as being 11 years old making his birth year about 1869. vi. PATRICK DUNN. Notes for PATRICK DUNN: From the 1881 census for Nepean Township, District 108, sub District "A", Division 3, page 33 shows the following; Patrick's age as being 8 years old making his birth year about 1872. Buried in St. Patricks Church Cemetery, Fallowfield, Nepean Township, Carleton County and inscription reads; PATRICK DUNN, died February 21, 1888, aged 15 years. vii. WILLIAM DUNN, b. 1876, Nepean, Ontario; m. MARY THERESA HOULAHAN. Notes for WILLIAM DUNN: From the 1881 census for Nepean Township, District 108, sub District "A", Division 3, page 33 shows the following; William's age as being 6 years old making his birth year about 1874. viii. STEPHEN DUNN. Notes for STEPHEN DUNN: From the 1881 census for Nepean Township, District 108, sub District "A", Division 3, page 33 shows the following; Stephen's age as being 4 years old making his birth year about 1876. Buried in St. Patricks Church Cemetery, Fallowfield, Nepean Township, Carleton County and inscription reads; STEPHEN DUNN, died March 24, 1918, aged 41 years. 3. MARY2 DUNN (MICHAEL) was born Abt. 1836 in Hull, Lower Canada, Quebec, and died December 12, 1902 in Nepean, Ontario. She married MICHAEL WATERS / WATTERS January 12, 1870 in Nepean Township, Carleton County, son of PATRICK WATERS and CATHERINE SPAIN. Notes for MARY DUNN: From the 1852 Census for Nepean Township, District 2, page 21, line 39 shows the following; Mary's age as being 14 making her birth year about 1836. From the 1861 census for Nepean Township, page 4, line 38 shows the following; Mary's age as being 20 making her birth year about 1841. Buried in St. Patricks Church Cemetery, Fallowfield, Nepean Township, Carleton County and inscription reads; Mary DUNN, wife of Michael Waters, died December 12, 1902, aged 64 years. (225) Notes for MICHAEL WATERS: Buried in St. Patricks Church Cemetery, Fallowfield, Nepean Township, Carleton County and inscription reads; In Memory of Michael Waters, who departed this life, December 9, 1877, aged 37 years. (225) Children of MARY DUNN and MICHAEL WATERS are: i. CATHERINE3 WATERS, b. August 17, 1872, Nepean, Ontario; d. November 17, 1937, Seniac, Saskatchewan; m. CHARLES MONAGHAN, July 17, 1905. ii. MARY ANN WATERS, b. June 27, 1874, Nepean, Ontario. iii. PATRICK WILLIAM WATERS, b. September 06, 1877, Nepean, Ontario; m. ELLEN MARY LARKIN, November 29, 1905, St. Clare's Church, Dwyer Hill, Ontario. 4. MICHAEL DUNN (MICHAEL1) was born 1843 in Nepean, Ontario, and died August 29, 1910 in Nepean, Ontario. He married SARAH WATERS February 22, 1870 in Nepean Township, Carleton County, daughter of PATRICK WATERS and CATHERINE SPAIN. Notes for MICHAEL DUNN: From the 1852 Census for Nepean Township, District 2, page 21, line 39 shows the following; Michael's age as being 9 making his birth year about 1841. From the 1861 census for Nepean Township, page 4, line 38 shows the following; Michael's age as being 17 making his birth year about 1843. From the 1871 census for Nepean Township, District 78, sub District "C", Division 4, page 60 shows the following; Michael's age as being 28 years old making his birth year about 1842. Buried in St. Patricks Church Cemetery, Fallowfield, Nepean Township, Carleton County and inscription reads; In Memory of Michael DUNN, died August 29, 1910, aged 66 years. (215) Notes for SARAH WATERS: From the 1871 census for Nepean Township, District 78, sub District "C", Division 4, page 60 shows the following; Sarah's age as being 23 years old making her birth year about 1847. Buried in St. Patricks Church Cemetery, Fallowfield, Nepean Township, Carleton County and inscription reads; His wife Sarah WATTERS, died June 2, 1918, aged 70 years old. (215) Children of MICHAEL DUNN and SARAH WATERS are: i. CATHERINE3 DUNN, b. 1871, Nepean, Ontario. ii. JOHN DUNN, b. 1876, Nepean, Ontario; d. May 18, 1924, Nepean, Ontario. Notes for JOHN DUNN: Buried in St. Patricks Church Cemetery, Fallowfield, Nepean Township, Carleton County and inscription reads; John DUNN died May 18, 1924, aged 48 years.(215) iii. ELIZABETH DUNN, b. 1878, Nepean, Ontario. iv. SARAH DUNN, b. 1880, Nepean, Ontario. v. MARY DUNN, b. 1881, Nepean, Ontario. Note: Taylor has later generations.
March 2, 2005: Good Afternoon, I feel completely amazed that I happened to find this information on Michael Dunn. I have been looking for sometime. My mother was a Monaghan, a great grand-daughter of Michael Dunn's. I have a few bits of family lore about Michael Dunn and would love to share stories with descendants of this family. I lived in Ottawa, myself, for 10 years back in the 1960's but at that time had little interest in family history. Now, I am extremely interested. I would be happy to compare notes with anyone who is interested. The best email address for me is dkrueger@interchange.ubc.ca. Thank you for assembling this information.Thank you so much. Della Krueger
March 8, 2005: Mary Dunn and Michael Waters (above) are my great grandparents. I have been actively investigating my family history. The information on the Bytown or Bust web site appears to agree with my information. Unfortunately my harddrive died and I have not had time to go through all my notes to regenerate the information. Once I have completed it, I would be happy to share it with you. (see Michael's work at the Michael Waters and Mary Dunn page. ... Michael Watters _____________________ also posted on March 7, 2005: Hi Mike The Waters clan I am associated with is via Bryan Waters, brother to Patrick Waters, who married into the Dunn family. Hope you're up and running soon. Take care for now Taylor Kennedy
New March 12, 2008: Thanks to Sue for the following: From the register of Notre Dame church in Ottawa: Baptized at 6 weeks of age on 19 June 1832, Brien, son of Michael Dunn and Mary Tierney. Sponsors were: Thomas Walsh and Winifred Costello

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