Mississippi Family Group Sheet for the Lawrence F. CHUNN Family


Husband: Lawrence F. CHUNN
Birthdate: November 2, 1878
Birthplace: Tishomingo Co., MS
Death date: April 10, 1945
Place of death: Ripley, Tippah Co., MS
Burial: Jacobs Chapel Cem., Tippah Co., MS.
Father: James Thomas CHUNN
Mother: Narcissus THOMPSON

Marriage date: November 21, 1897
Marriage place: Union Co., MS

Wife: Mattie Arah MOORE
Birthdate: February 10, 1885
Birthplace: Tishomingo Co., MS
Death date: October 4, 1972
Place of death: Tippah Co., MS
Burial: Jacobs Chapel Cem., Tippah Co., MS.
Father: Thomas E. MOORE
Mother: Arah E. FORSHEE

CHILDREN

Child No. 1: Annie Bell CHUNN
Sex: F
Birthdate: October 27, 1897
Birthplace: Tippah Co., MS
Death date: October 1977
Place of death: Ripley, Tippah Co., MS
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Spouse's name: Witt MILLER

Child No. 2: Lonnie Ellis CHUNN
Sex: M
Birthdate: August 15, 1900
Birthplace: Tippah Co., MS
Death date: August 22, 1987
Place of death: Rest Haven Nursing Home, Ripley, Tippah Co., MS
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Marriage date: May 14, 1924
Marriage place: Tippah Co., MS
Spouse's name: Lena SMITH

Child No. 3: Christine CHUNN
Sex: F
Birthdate: after 1901
Birthplace: Tippah Co., MS
Death date: after 1987
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Spouse's name: Ersel HENRY

Child No. 4: Lillie Mae CHUNN
Sex: F
Birthdate: after 1901
Birthplace: Tippah Co., MS
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Spouse's name: Roy SMITH

Child No. 5: Roy Epton CHUNN
Sex: M
Birthdate: December 14, 1903
Birthplace: Tippah Co., MS
Death date: January 1985
Place of death: Caruthersville, Pemiscot Co., MO
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Spouse's name: Leona Alwilla DILLARD

Child No. 6: William Thomas CHUNN
Sex: M
Birthdate: March 29, 1904
Birthplace: MS
Death date: June 1958
Place of death: MS
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Spouse's name: Lucilla BISHOP
 
 
Documentation:
* Southern Sentinel Newspaper-Ripley, Mississippi, Thursday, April 12, 1945
Lawrence Chunn
Lawrence Chunn, age 67, passed away at the local hospital on April 10. The funeral and burial was at Jacobs Chapel on Wednesday morning, April 11, conducted by Rev. Felix A. Sutphin, of Blue Mountain, pastor. Mr. Chunn was a well known citizen of that community who was highly respected by all who knew him.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mattie Chunn; the following children, Mrs. Annie Bell Miller, Ripley; Roy Chunn, Blytheville, Arkansas; Thomas Chunn, New Albany; Mrs. Lillie Mae Smith, Ripley and Mrs. Christine Henry, Ripley.
R.L. Nance & Co. had charge of funeral arrangements.
* From "The Chunn Clan", "Mattie Ara Moore Chunn told Mrs. L.E. Chunn, her daughter-in-law, that three Chunns came to this country, namely, Thomas, who had a son named Thomas; Andrew who died in the Battle of Shiloh (April 1862) and is buried on the battlefield there; and another Chunn, name unknown. To date (1970) this story has not been verified on records, but at this time the writer believes they could have been Thomas Chunn and his three sons, Thomas, Andrew and George W.
According to previous information, Thomas, Sr. could have been born in Ireland, came to SC with his family, and then to TN where George W. was born (according to the 1860 Tippah Co., MS census). Andrew and George W. could have come to Tippah Co., MS between 1850 and 1860 where George W. married. Then Andrew could have gone on south and George W. never heard from him again. Then, George W. enlisted in 1861 and died that same year; Andrew died in 1862. Therefore, the trail is lost."
 

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