1812 US Army Enlistment: Dunning Pressley AKA dunnin Presley b. 1784 in South Carolina, aged 28 at enlistment
1820 US census shows Dunnen Presley living in Buncombe, North Carolina. He was a farmer. Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820.
1830 US census shows Dunnin Parsley AKA Dnnin Parsley living in Buncombe, North Carolina:
1850 census shows Durring/Dunning/Duning/Dunnan Presley aged 70y (born in South Carolina) living in Subdivision 25, Polk, Tennessee. Wife Mary 50y, daughter Nancy 14y
Residences Lancaster County, SC is across the state line from Mecklenburg County, NC.
Mecklenburg County was formed in 1762 from the western part of Anson County, both in the Piedmont section of the state. It was named in commemoration of the marriage of King George III to Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, for whom the county seat Charlotte is named. Due to unsure boundaries, a large part of south and western Mecklenburg County extended into areas that would later form part of the state of South Carolina. In 1768, most of this area (the part of Mecklenburg County west of the Catawba River) was designated Tryon County, North Carolina. Source: Wikipedia
Determining the final boundaries of these "western" areas between North and South Carolina was a decades-long process. As population increased in the area following the American Revolutionary War, in 1792 the northeastern part of Mecklenburg County was taken by the North Carolina legislature for Cabarrus County. Finally, in 1842 the southeastern part of Mecklenburg County was combined with the western part of Anson County to become Union County."
"The city of Lancaster is the county seat of Lancaster County, South Carolina, United States, located in the Charlotte Metropolitan Area."
Dunning Sr was married to a Catherine on about 1808 in Lancaster County, South Carolina. In the 1850 US Census, he was married to Mary, age 50, Dunnin was 70 and died that year.
The military enlistment document on 13th September 1812 specifies that Dunning Sr is age 28 would make his birth year 1784, not 1780 that is indicated on other genealogy sites. Perhaps more research will surface to determine his exact day and month date of birth.
Dunning Sr. and his family relocated to Buncombe County after the war - moving west toward Tennessee which was typical in those days.
Dunning may have been derived from the Scottish Gaelic name spelled DUNOON, but pronounced DANUN or DUHNUN.
Dunning was born in 1780. He passed away in 1850.
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