Born: 1807-XX-XX Kentucky
Died: 1884-XX-XX Hardin County, Illinois
Flourished: Gallatin County, Illinois
Dunn purchased 40 acres of land in Gallatin County in 1835. In July 1837, Gallatin County voters elected Dunn to replace John A. McClernand (resigned) as their representative in the Illinois House of Representatives. Dunn married Lucy Ann Dake in 1837. In August 1838, Dunn won reelection to the House as a Whig. In 1850, Dunn lived in Hardin County with ten people in his household and had $800 in real estate. He listed his occupation as doctor. In 1860, Dunn was farming in Hardin County, and had seven people in his household, $1,000 in real estate, and a personal estate of $600.
Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Gallatin County, 814:30, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; John Clayton, comp., The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 205, 207; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Gallatin County, 5 November 1837, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Hardin County, IL, 9; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Township 11 Range 8, Hardin County, IL, 36; Theodore C. Pease, ed., Illinois Election Returns, 1818-1848, vol. 18 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1923), 304, 313.