Mississippi Family Group Sheet for the John Falkner CHUNN Family

Husband: John Falkner CHUNN
Birthdate: Aug. 17, 1880
Birthplace: Union Co., MS
Death date: Feb. 6, 1955
Place of death: Memphis, Shelby Co., TN
Burial: Memphis Memorial Park Cem.
Father: Newton Jasper CHUNN
Mother: Nancy Jane Matilda Moriah Bethel RANDLE

Marriage date: Dec. 3, 1903
Marriage place: Union Co., MS

Wife: Virginia Ida WILLIAMS
Birthdate: Jan. 29, 1882
Birthplace: MS
Death date: Nov. 16, 1968
Place of death: Memphis, Shelby Co., TN
Burial: Memphis Memorial Park Cem.


Child No. 1: Bessie Mae CHUNN
Sex: F
Birthdate: Jan. 22, 1906
Birthplace: MS
Death date: Aug. 23, 1946
Place of death: Memphis, Shelby Co., TN
Marriage date: 1922
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: Roy DIXON

Child No. 2: Idalea CHUNN
Sex: F
Birthdate: May 29, 1908
Birthplace: MS
Death date: Jan. 21, 1990
Place of death: Richardson, Dallas Co., TX
Marriage date:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: Sidney Bradley BOLTON
* The Chunn descendant who submitted this treasured photograph for all of us to enjoy sent the following note: "In looking through photos and information, I keep finding my grandfather's middle name spelled two ways...Falkner and Faulkner. I know that my grandmother told me that he was given the name Falkner because his grandmother, Nancy Jane Moore Chunn (1833-1910) had gone to live on the Falkner Plantation near Ripley after George Washington Chunn (1836-1861) had died of measles at a hospital in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, during the Civil War. Col. William Falkner was a close friend of the family and provided aid to Nancy Jane and her three young children, Thomas, Newton Jasper and Emma."
* From "The Chunn Clan", the writer thinks John Falkner Chunn was named for his father's baby brother who died as an infant during the Civil War.

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