Tuesday, March 26, 2019

John B. Nunn and Sarah C. Martin

Sarah C.
1861 - 1961

John B.
1859 - 1940

Buried Pythian Ridge Cemetery, north of Sturgis, Union County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 3 December 2012.

According to her death certificate, Sarah Catherine Nunn was born 27 December 1861 Union County and died 24 July 1961 in Sturgis Hospital. Her parents were William Martin and Elizabeth Dial.[1]  She married John Benton Nunn 27 December 1882 in Union County.[2] On the marriage bond,  the following information was given for John Benton Nunn: age "23 past," first marriage, born Union County, father born Crittenden County and mother born Spencer County, Kentucky. Sarah C. Martin, the bride, was age "20 past," born and lives Union County, father born Hopkins County and mother born Tennessee. They were married at Wm. Martin's.

The 1870 Union County census shows John B. Nunn enumerated in the household of Hugh Nunn, age 50, and Mildred Nunn, age 39, who  are shown as the parents of John B. Nunn in Nunns of the South , edited by Alexander Nunn and the Team Group Committee.[3]  This book lists the children of John B. and Sarah Catherine (Martin) Nunn as follows:  Carol Walton Nunn, Susie Casey Nunn, Alvil Clifton Nunn, Georgia Stella Nunn, Byers Nunn and Ira Coutrell Nunn.

[1] Kentucky Death Certificate #61-18166, Sarah Catherine Nunn, Ancestry.com.
[2] Kentucky County Marriage Records 1783-1965, Union County, Ancestry.com.
[3]   Alexander Nunn and the Team Group Committee. Nunns of the South, (Montgomery, AL: Paragon Press, 1974) 76.

Published 26 Mar 2019, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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