An American Family History

Elisha Dungan

  also spelled Dunkin, Duncan  
The Holston River flows from Kingsport to Knoxville.
map by Kmusser

Carter County, Tennessee was organized from Washington County on April 9, 1796. Elizabethton is the county seat.

Elisha Dungan was born about 1735 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was was the son of George Dungan.

His first wife was Margaret Hendrix. She was the daughter of David Hendrix and Mary Gibson.

Hellings Dungan,
Elijah Dungan,
John Robert Dungan (1769),

Elisha married Hannah Rogers in Frederick County, Maryland. In 1771, Edward Rogers sold 100 acres to Elisha and Hannah Dungan.

Elijah Dungan
John Robert Dungan (1769)
Jeremiah Dungan (1772)
Polly Ann Dungan
George Dungan

The family settled in East Tennessee in 1773.

In 1767 William Greenway died and in 1770 it was

Ordered that the church wardens bind William Greenway, George Greenway and Hannah Greenway, poor orphans, unto Elisha Dungen until they come of age and that he learn the said George and William to read, write and cypher and the trade of Mason and the said Hannah to read, write and that he immediately give security not to carry the said children out of the county.

At a court held for Frederick County May 1, 1770 - Present John Hite, Adam Stephen, Angus McDonald and John McDonald Gentlemen Justices.

Upon petition of Francis Austin and Mary his wife, setting forth that Elisha Dungen detains their son George Greenway illegally and uses him it be ordered that he be summoned.

But Elisha did not comply

The complaint of Frances Austin against Elisha Dungen for illegally detaining his son George being heard it is the opinion of the Court that the said Elisha hath no right to detain the said George. It is therefore ordered that he be discharged from any further servitude.

Upon petition of Frances Austin and Mary his wife setting forth that Elisha Dungen had not complied with the order of the Court directing him to bring in George Greenway from New River and for not giving him Bond according to the said order, it is ordered that he be summoned to appear at the next Court to answer the same.

In 178, Elisha Dungan entered 404 acres Neils Branch.

In 1797, Elisha Dungan entered 100 acres on the south side of Neils Branch; Middle Fork of the Holston and 400 acres on the south side of Middle Fork Branch.


The first European settlements in Maryland were made in 1634 when English settlers created a permanent colony.

The New River flows through North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia .In 1755, Mary Draper Ingles (1732-1815) was captured by Shawnee warriors near Blacksburg and taken to Ohio. She escaped and made her way home by following the Ohio, Kanawha, and New Rivers.

Watauga Pioneer Neighbors




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©Roberta Tuller 2019
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