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About The Dunn Family
Matriarch Winnifred Thompson (married Dunn) was a descendant of the  Leeward Maroons. Her maternal grandfather was Maroon Colonel James Salmon of Accompong Town. Accompong Town is located in the part of the Cockpit Country that borders Upper Aberdeen. One of Winnifred's paternal ancestors was from the Igbo tribe of Nigeria. The Maroons were a mixture of escaped slaves from West Africa(Ghana and Ivory Coast) and Arawak /Taino Indians; they are sometimes referred to as 'Taino Maroons'. They settled in the hills of Accompong Town during  Spanish and British occupancy of Jamaica. They were skillful and elusive warriors who defeated the  British army multiple times. They governed themselves, and was designated indigenous; this was acknowledged by the 1738 treaty relating to the Leeward Maroons, and was excluded from the  Jamaican constitution. The most popular Maroon leaders were 'Nanny' of Nanny Town, her brothers Cudjoe and Accompong of Accompong Town.
Most Leeward Maroons African ancestors were  from the Ashanti Tribe(Akan People) of Ghana. 


Patriarch James Aubrey Dunn's paternal ancestors were said to be from Scottish and Irish colonists. It is said that three brothers  arrived Jamaica during the 1700's and became wealthy land owners, one went to St.Elizabeth, one  St.James and the other St.Ann. However  recent research along with DNA results proved that the Dunn lineage came from England to Jamaica in the 1600s. Ancestor George Robert Dunn(1799) settled in Cedar  Spring , St.Elizabeth with his wife Rachel Wallace, who was a descendant of Hugh Wallace ( a Scottish man in charge of St. Elizabeth and Trelawny) we still have relatives in Cedar Spring today. Cedar Spring was a 200 acre property that produced a large amount of  pimento aka allspice. Patriarch James's maternal ancestors are said ( not proven) to be of native Taino and German; his only recollection of their domicile was Nero Mountain region, now Aberdeen, St. Elizabeth. James Aubrey Dunn still has property in that same upper Aberdeen region that borders the Cockpit Country of Trelawny.

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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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