BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY
Wilcox County, Alabama
Thomas Dunn, a son of Benjamin and Susannah Dunn, was born in Georgia around 1798. His family were one of the earliest settlers of Wilcox County, Alabama.
On February 10th 1824, Thomas married Martha Hobbs; with whom he had eight known children. In 1825, Thomas built a two-story log home, which still stands today; known as the Dunn-Fairley-Bonner-Field House. The house is the oldest known structure in Camden and has been remodeled and is still standing today.
In 1832, Thomas Dunn and his wife donated the land on which Camden now is located for the express purpose of establishing a county seat in Wilcox County. This community grew and prospered and still has a sizable population.
Thomas Dunn departed his life on August 4th 1838 at the age of 40 years. He died some 52 days before his youngest son and namesake: Thomas on September 26th 1838.
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