Posted By:William Muller
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Subject:P.P.Gunn and his descendants
Post Date:August 21, 2009 at 17:01:20
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/tx/williamson/messages/637.html
Forum:Williamson County, TX Genealogy Forum
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I am working on my wife's MORRIS family and have come across something of a mystery.
Mary Elizabeth Morris (1853-1926) married Masadonia D. FOWLER (1846-1926) in about 1872 in Calhoun Co., WV.

They had a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Fowler (1882-??), who married Luther LITTLE (1879-1972). Mary Elizabeth Fowler and Luther Little, in turn, had a daugther, Bertha Viola Little (1912-??), who married Thurl GUNN (or Edward Thurl Gunn) (1914-2002). And there is lies the mystery. Who is Thurl Gunn?

Some sources list him as the son of Peter Poe (P.P.) Gunn (1897-1979) and someone by the name of Flossie (last name unknown). P.P.Gunn was a prominent politician and businessman in Calhoun Co., WV.

Most of the online sources for P.P. Gunn do NOT list Flossie as a wife (or anything else) or Thurl as his son.

Flossie is listed in the 1920 census as the wife of Ray Boggs and a complex household which I think the census taker may have screwed up (see below):

1920 Census listing for Sherman, Calhoun Co., WV (ED 22, p. 8A):

Claria B Pettit, age 46, Head of household, Single, b. WV, Occ. Farmer

Cora M Burrows, age 54, Sister, Wd, b. WV

Gearl Burrows, age 19, daughter, Single, b. WV
(surely the daughter of Cora Burrows and not Caria Pettit)

Earl Burrows, age 19, son, Single, b. WV
(surely the son of Cora Burrows and not Caria Pettit)

Ray Boggs, age 30, son-in-law, Married, b. WV, Occ. Farmer
(Son-in-law of whom: Cora of Claria?)

Flossie Boggs, age 24, daughter, Married, b. WV
(the daughter of Claria Pettit OR Cora Burrows?)

Thurl Gunn, age 4, son, single, b. WV
(probably the son of Flossie Boggs and not Claria, but . . . ..)




Thurl is NOT living with Ray and Flossie Boggs at the time of the 1930 census and I have been unable to identify where he might have been. He would have only been 15.

Thurl Gunn apparently died in Round Rock, Williamson Co., TX in 2002.

Can any one help to identify who the father of Thurl Gunn might be?

Can anyone help to identify the maiden name of his mother, Flossie?

Willing to exchange information.

Bill Muller (muller1938@yahoo.com)