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Dunnahoo Name Study

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Dunnahoo One Name Study

The mission of the project is to add and improve profiles of all Dunnahoos. Project members take primary responsibility for relevant profiles or family groups and work on merging duplicates, cleaning up profiles, adding sources, removing incorrect information and offering research assistance as needed.

Instructions for working on this project are at the bottom of this page.

Contents

Adding Project Template

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Meaning of Last Name 'Dunnahoo'

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"...in the United States. In 2000, there were only 217 people with the last name Dunnahoo living in the US."Dunnahoo on Mooseroots

Derivations

"Since our last name has been spelled so differently from all of the other surnames pronounced the same way, I got my cousin and brother to join the Rod O’Donoghue Society. The society keeps records of all of the DNA submitted from the various spellings of the surname (and there are a bunch of variations). Our boys didn’t match any of them. The early legal papers of our James born 1776 show a spelling of Donahoe or Donohoe. In fact, all of his legal dealings in Virginia show that spelling so I’ve always thought we might be connected to them but who knows." Marilyn Dunahoo McLeod [citation needed]

Dunahoo 93 681 US
Dunnahoe 88 255 US
Dunnihoo 88 226 US
Donnahoo 88 136 US
Dunnehoo 88 50 US
Dennahoo 88 1 US
Dunnahoa 88 1 US
Dunnohoo 88 - -
Dunnyhoo 88 - -
Dunnaheo 88 - -Dunnahoo on Forebears
Dunnahugh  ?[1]

Dunnahoo into Dunnahoe

James Dunnahoo/Donahoe/Donohoe created some legal records in the county of Cumberland in the state of Virginia where he married Ann Lee in 1798. Because this is a name study, I believe it is important to note the spelling of James last name on his legal documents both in Virginia and Georgia.

In 1803 James Donahoe and his wife Ann Lee sold some property (125 acres) that was given to her by her father, Joseph Dabbs Lee. The deed was recorded in the Cumberland Co. Virginia deed book No. 9, page 301 and the recording date is March 26, 1804. The body of the document says the sale took place November 8, 1803 to Benjamin Wright. It specifically mentions Ann Lee's father Joseph Lee and her mark along with James signature were both required on the document.

By September 17, 1804 James and Ann Donahoe were purchasing 130 acres of land in Oglethorpe County, Georgia from Thomas and Rosamond Loving. William H. Lee, Ann's brother, witnessed the signing of that document. The deed is recorded in Oglethorpe Co. Grantees Book D on page 421. The location of the land is described as "130 acres on Golden Grove Creek." On September 1, 1805 James purchased 571 acres of land on Grove & Indian Creeks for $500 from John and Salley Colley. This is recorded in Oglethorpe County Grantees Book E on page 29.

In the year 1808 James and Ann Donahoe were selling some land to Ann's brother William Lee. The sale was recorded in Oglethorpe County Grantors book E, page 261 and it is dated March 14, 1808. James is shown to have signed the document and Ann put her mark on it. The land is described as "183 acres on Grove Creek." One of the witnesses to the sale was Charles B. Lee, Ann Lee Donahoe's other brother.

Thomas Donoho/Donohoe of Cumberland and Halifax Counties, VA (Spellings in this paragraph are as they appear in the deed and will for this Thomas)

At the same time James Donahoe was creating records in Cumberland County, VA with Ann Lee, a Thomas Donoho was also creating records. On December 10, 1789 Thomas Donoho sells 100 acres to Harrison Jones, Cumberland Co., VA Deed Book 6, page 559. The book ”Marriage Bonds – Cumberland Co., VA” by Katherine Elliott notes that a Thomas Donahoe married Drusilla Davenport on October 12, 1785 in Cumberland Co. VA. In 1818 this Thomas who is married to Drucilla Davenport has his will recorded in Halifax County, VA; Will Book 11, pages 226 & 227. In the will his name is spelled Donahoe. He lists his wife Drucilla, his son Thomas Donahoe, Jr., daughters, Patsey Elliott, Fanny Bates, Lucy Cuoy, Nancy Wa? (unreadable name) Betey Donahoe and Luann Donahoe, and a son Edward Donahoe. Executors appointed are John Davenport, John Cuoy and Edward Donahoe


Dunnahoo Demographics

Ancestry.com has collated some interesting Dunnahoo demographics. Here are some of the numbers.

Immigration

The top county distribution of Dunnahoo families in Scotland in

The top county distribution of Dunnahoo families in England in 1891 were:

In the US, from data from the 1920 census, Dunnahoos were concentrated in the following states:.

Going further back in time, in 1880 the top US states were:

In the US in 1840:

Early Dunnahoos by Location (to 1830)

North America

United States
South Carolina

Underlined names in table are linked to WikiTree profile for the individual.

First Name Last Name Town of event County of event Event Year # Below

Numbered list with more information for entries in the table above.

Georgia

Underlined names in table are linked to WikiTree profile for the individual.

First Name Last Name Town of event County of event Event Year # Below
John Wesley Dunnahoo Oglethorpe Dunnnahoo Family Bible 1806 1
John B Dunnahoo Floyd Will 1890 2
Isaac Newton Dunnahoo Floyd Will 1890 3
Thomas Franklin Dunnahoo Floyd Will 1890 4
Elizabeth Susan Dunnahoo Floyd Will 1890 5
Amanda Parilee Dunnahoo Floyd Will 1890 6
James L Dunnahoo Floyd Will 1890 7
James Griffith Dunnahoo Jackson Census 1860 8
Julia Frances Dunnahoo Jackson Census 1860 9
Joseph N Dunnahoo Jackson Census 1880 10
William N Dunnahoo Jackson Census 1880 11


Numbered list with more information for entries in the table above.

  1. John Wesley Dunnahoo Dunnahoo Family Bible
  2. "'John B DunnahooGeorgia, Wills and Probate Records, 1742-1992; [2]
  3. "Isaac Newton Dunnahoo"Georgia, Wills and Probate Records, 1742-1992; [3]
  4. "Thomas Franklin Dunnahoo" Georgia, Wills and Probate Records, 1742-1992; [4] Listed as deceased.
  5. '"Elizabeth S Bradshaw"' Georgia, Wills and Probate Records, 1742-1992; [5]
  6. '"Amanda P Hudson"' Georgia, Wills and Probate Records, 1742-1992; [6]
  7. '"John G Dunnahoo"' 1860 Federal Census, Subdivision 56, Madison County, Georgia; age 1living in the household of John B 21 and Beddy A 15 Dunnahoo. [7]
  8. '"Julier F Dunnahoo"' 1860 Federal Census age 7, living in the household with John B 31, Biddaann 25, John G 12, Maryann E 10, Amandy J 5 and Nancy E 2 Dunahoo. Lee Randolph Dist. Jackson County, Georgia P.O. Jefferson, HH 404/399 [8]
  9. '"Joseph N Dunnahoo"' 1880 Federal Census Millers Dist. No 455, Jackson County, Georgia p. 16 ED 59, HS 161; age 19, son John B and Bitty Ann Dunnahoo, [9]
  10. '"William N Dunnahoo"' 1880 Federal Census Millers Dist. No 455, Jackson County, Georgia p. 16 ED 59, HS 161; age 10 son of John B and Bitty Ann Dunnahoo. [10]
Virginia

Underlined names in table are linked to WikiTree profile for the individual.

First Name Last Name Town of event County of event Event Year # Below
'James Dunnahoo 1776 James Dunnahoo
Daniel Dunnahoo Civil War 1865 1
Thomas Dunnahoo Halifax Halifax County Census 1850 2
Nancy A. Dunnahoo Halifax Halifax County Census 1850 3
Mary A. Dunnahoo Halifax Halifax County Census 1850 4
Issac Dunnahoo Monroe Monroe County Census 1850 5
Thomas Dunnahoo Monroe Monroe County Census 1850 5
Mary Dunnahoo Monroe Monroe County Census 1850 5
Mary A. Dunnahoo Monroe Monroe County Census 1850 5
John D. Dunnahoo Monroe Monroe County Census 1850 5
Igary Dunnahoo Lewis County (WV) Census 1830 6
Sarah Dunnahoo Dickensonville Russell County Census 1820 7
Verlinda Dunnahoo St Paul'S Parish Stafford County Marriage December 13, 1776 8
George Dunnahoo Russell County Census 1840 9
Staurt Dunnahoo Jackson Census 1840 10

Numbered list with more information for entries in the table above.

  1. Daniel Dunnahoo, Military Service, Event Year 1861, Military Unit Note Fifty-eighth Infantry[11]
  2. Thomas Dunahoo, 1850 Census, Head of Houshold, Halifax county, Halifax, Virginia, United States, Male, 53, White, b. (Estimated) 1797 in Virginia.[12] A Martha, Minerva and PArmellia Gill alo live in the home.
  3. Nancy A. Dunnahoo, Living in the household of Thomas, 1850 Census, Female, 80, White, Birth Year (Estimated) 1770 in Virginia[13]
  4. Mary A. Dunnahoo, living in household of Thomas, Female, 39, White, Birth Year (Estimated) 1811 in Virginia[14]
  5. Issac Dunnahoo, Head of Household, 1850 Census, Monroe County, Virginia[15]
  6. Igary Dunnahoo 1830 Census Lewis, Virginia[16]
  7. Sarah Dunnahoo, 1820 Census, Dickensonville, Russell County, Virginia[17]
  8. Verlinda Dunnahoo. Marriage to John Taylor[18]
  9. George Dunnahoo, Census 1840[19]

Numbered list with more information for entries in the table above.

  1. Staurt Dunnahoo, 1840 Census Jackson Virginia - could this be Mt. Jackson or Jackson WV?
Canada

Underlined names in table are linked to WikiTree profile for the individual.

First Name Last Name Town of event Province Event Year # Below
Stephen Dunnahoo Halifax Nova Scotia Immigration 1749 1

Numbered list with more information for entries in the table above.

  1. 1749 Stephen Dunnahoo immigration.House of Names

Dunnahoo DNA

Since DNA can be traced along a patrilineal (father to father to father) line it can be interesting for someone studying the genealogy of a surname, theoretically at least. The Y chromosome conveniently follows our Western Europe convention on last names.

Dunnahoo DNA Sandbox - PRIVATE

Chromosomemal Segment Matches to Mags

Name Chr Start Location End Location Centimorgans (cM) SNPs MRCA
Jim Morris 3 36,495 4,644,692 11.58 1988 James Dunnahoo
Tim Dunnahoo 8 41,741,060 66,856,177 15.45 4196 James Dunnahoo
Ed Rowe 8 42,206,733 65,595,003 15.5 3,486 James Dunnahoo
Jay Dunnahoo 8 42,262,896 68,010,769 16.65 4296 James Dunnahoo
Dixie Savage 8 50,423,988 67,208,491 14.9 3,379 James Dunnahoo
Morris Jim 12 94,635,249 112,114,038 19.58 4577 James Dunnahoo
Peggy Morris 12 94,635,249 113,031,202 21.31 4877 James Dunnahoo
Dixie Savage 16 54,260,512 72,144,837 17.2 3,878 James Dunnahoo
Tim Dunnahoo 18 60,762,165 71,641,081 22.55 3537 James Dunnahoo
Marilyn D. McLeod 18 61,046,295 67,308,533 9 1,745 James Dunnahoo
Kyle Brandon Dunnahoo 18 61,245,485 71,641,081 22.08 3437 James Dunnahoo
Jay Dunnahoo 18 61,723,601 71,641,081 21.65 3337 James Dunnahoo
Marilyn D. McLeod 22 43,135,337 46,908,373 10.9 1,345 James Dunnahoo
Peggy Morris X 51,790,533 68,042,811 4.47 675 James Dunnahoo

Marilyn, Ed, Peggy, Jim and Lynn Known Connections

MCRA: James Dunnahoo

Peggy Chr 10: 20.3 Chr 10: 35.6 3rd Great Grandfather, 4 Generations
Chr 12: Chr 12: 20.41
Chr 17: 24.2 Chr 17:
Relationship: 4.2 Gen. Relationship: 4.2 Gen
Jim Chr 10: 17.9 Chr 10: 35.5 3rd Great Grandfather, 4 Generations
Chr. 12: Chr 12:
Chr 17: 24.2 Chr. 17:
Relationship: 4.2 Gen Relationship: 4.3 Gen
Lynn Chr 10: 24.9 4th Great Grandfather, 5 Generations
Chr 12: 9.1
Chr 17:

Marilyn shares a block on 17 with Jim and Peggy that Ed and Lynn do not. Ed, Peggy and Lynn share a block on 2 that Marilyn and Jim do not. Everybody but Lynn shares chromosome 10.

Dunnahoo DNA Projects

Although there are now many companies offering DNA testing for genealogical purposes, Family Tree DNA is the largest. They have groups organized around surnames including this one:


Haplogroups

The best reason to use DNA right now is if you want to test a connection with someone in particular. Altruistically, you'd be helping all Dunnahoos trace their genealogy by having a male in your Dunnahoo family (with the Dunnahoo or variant surname) get tested and publishing the results.

Y
Haplogroup MDA FName MDA LName Ancestor Location Origins
R-Z16943 James Dunnahoo Virginia/Georgia Unkown
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Haplogroup MDA FName MDA LName Ancestor Location Origins

Discussion Boards

  • Dunnahoo Q&A in G2G: WikiTree's own question and answer forum. This page gives all Q&A tagged with the surname Dunnahoo.

Famous Dunnahoos

Dunnahoos on WikiTree

Here is the complete Index.

When you add yourself or a Dunnahoo relative to WikiTree your addition(s) will automatically be included on the index the following day.

Instructions for working on this Project

Here are two help pages to help you get started... How to use Wikitree and Adding to WikiTree. Help menus are located at the top right of every page.

First

Add your family, parents, grandparents on back until you come to a point where you connect with your most distant Ancestor.

Second

Open the Dunnahoo Name Study Project page and

Add early Dunnahoo's

Add early Dunnahoo's to the appropriate section - Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, etc. (add new sections as needed) - this would be generally from 1600 to 1850 (1865 if you spot someone interesting). You will need to do this in edit mode and follow along with what has already been started with Virginia. WikiMark-Up has a bit of a learning curve, so following the existing work will hopefully help. If you don't feel comfortable adding early Dunnahoos into the table format, add their information in the lists below the tables and we (those who are comfortable working in the tables) will work to add them to the sortable table.

Search WikiTree

Search WikiTree to see if any of the Dunnahoo's listed in the tables already have a profile and move the source information to the existing profile then add the WikiTree link to the name in the table. WikiMark-up for an internal link is:

[[Gaulden-7|Mags Gaulden]] which would give my name in a like this in the table: Mags Gaulden - My WikiTreeID is Gaulden-7.

This is James Dunnahoo, the first entry for Virginia, from the table in edit mode so you can see what it looks like:

|-<br> |'''James'''|| '''Dunnahoo''' || || || '''1776''' || '''[[Dunnahoo-10|James Dunnahoo]]''

So you see that James Dunnahoo's WikiTree ID is used just like mine in the example above.

Add profiles to the Tree

Any profiles that don't match any other profile existing WikiTree profile need to have profile reated for them. If they have a link in the table they already have a profile. Once added, their WikiTreeID needs to be added to this page - or to the table and any source information or notes from this page moved to the profile.

Third

Write - If you feel more comfortable researching and/or writing information, something like an overview of Dunnahoo's in Virginia, please feel free to work in that area. Again, follow the work I have already done as far as any Wiki formatting.

AND fourth ask questions!

Sources

  1. "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1917," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X58K-R9J : 5 December 2014), Wm. F. Dunahugh in entry for Nancy Jane Dunahugh, 19 Mar 1858; citing Augusta, Virginia, reference ln 3467; FHL microfilm 30,416.
  2. Wills; Author: Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Floyd County); Probate: Floyd, Georgia Vol C-D p. 483.
  3. Wills; Author: Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Floyd County); Probate: Floyd, Georgia Vol C-D p. 483.
  4. Wills; Author: Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Floyd County); Probate: Floyd, Georgia Vol C-D p. 483.
  5. Wills; Author: Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Floyd County); Probate: Floyd, Georgia Vol C-D p. 483.
  6. Wills; Author: Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Floyd County); Probate: Floyd, Georgia Vol C-D p. 483.
  7. http://interactive.ancestry.com/8054/4193245-00364/18797400?backurl=http://person.ancestry.com/tree/31818976/person/18751891950/facts/citation/56946077526/edit/record
  8. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records,
  9. Year: 1880; Census Place: District 455, Jackson, Georgia; Roll: 153; Family History Film: 1254153; Page: 641D; Enumeration District: 59; Image: 0489. Ancestry.com
  10. Year: 1880; Census Place: District 455, Jackson, Georgia; Roll: 153; Family History Film: 1254153; Page: 641D; Enumeration District: 59; Image: 0489. Ancestry.com
  11. "Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J34W-H3T : 5 December 2014), Daniel Dunnahoo, 1861; from "Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia," database, Fold3.com (http://www.fold3.com : n.d.); citing military unit Fifty-eighth Infantry, NARA microfilm publication M324 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1961), roll 993.
  12. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8D3-FGD : 9 November 2014), Thomas Dunahoo, Halifax county, Halifax, Virginia, United States; citing family 361, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  13. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8D3-FGX : 9 November 2014), Nancy A Dunahoo in household of Thomas Dunahoo, Halifax county, Halifax, Virginia, United States; citing family 361, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  14. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8D3-FG6 : 9 November 2014), Mary A Dunahoo in household of Thomas Dunahoo, Halifax county, Halifax, Virginia, United States; citing family 361, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  15. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8D6-N9C : 9 November 2014), Isaac E Dunahoo, Monroe county, Monroe, Virginia, United States; citing family 51, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  16. "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH54-6ZB : 18 August 2015), Igary Dunahoo, Lewis, Virginia, United States; citing 237, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 191; FHL microfilm 29,670.
  17. "United States Census, 1820", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHLJ-2JT : 16 July 2015), Sarah Dunahoo, 1820.
  18. "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR29-J68 : 5 December 2014), John Taylor and Verlinda Dunahoo, 13 Dec 1776; citing St Paul'S Parish,Stafford,Virginia, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,036,122.
  19. "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHT2-KJZ : 24 August 2015), George Dunahoo, Russell, Virginia, United States; citing p. 20, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 577; FHL microfilm 29,692.




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