Dunagan Family Histories and Stories

North Georgia Blue Ridge MountainsThe focus of this website is to document and share the histories and stories of the Dunagan’s of North Georgia and related families. My quest began years ago, when I ask my dad about his grandfather and his great grandfather. Now almost forty years later, I am still learning about those who came before us, so that those who come after us will know. It has been said that you can not know where you are going if you do not first know from where you came. Laurence Overmire said “Over the course of the millennia, all these ancestors in your tree, generation upon generation, have come down to this moment in time-to give birth to you. There has never been, nor will ever be, another like you. You have been given a tremendous responsibility. You carry the hopes and dreams of all those who have gone before.” So it is here that I hope to make those from whom we came come alive in our hearts and our minds so that they like us will always be remembered.

11 Responses to Dunagan Family Histories and Stories

  1. Armen Bodour says:

    First I love your statement at the top of this page! I am looking for a link to a Mary Dunahan (maybe Dunagan) that was born somewhere in the Shenandoah region of VA Page County around 1794? She married a man name Hedgeman Riley Sr who I also can not find any linage information for. Any insights or nuggets of information for someone who has much more wisdom than I do at this would be greatly appreciated.

    • erinweck says:

      Hi Armen Bodour,

      I hope this message reaches you. I am a descendent of Hedgeman Riley Sr and have been trying to piece things together. As I type this, I don’t believe he married Mary Dunahan. Or, that’s not her accurate name. Email me, we’ll chat.

      • Armen Bodour says:

        I have found a marriage listing in Page County VA for Riley Hedgeman and May Dunahan. But I have yet to find any birth records for either nor been able to make any connections to any of the Riley’s from Frederiksberg or the Riley’s from Eastern Shore. My feelings are that he was from the Riley lines who founded Rileyville, VA, but I have yet to have any luck even in Rileyvilles historical museum, which doesn;t even mentions the very many Rileys for 1700’s. Now Mary Dunahan is a whole another bag of worms. I can find nothing. There is one family of Dunahans in the North Carolina area around that time, but no mention of a Daughter name Mary or a cousin, My feeling on this one is she was a direct immigrant from England. my direct email is armenbodour at gmail

  2. Mary Sue Nix Woodard says:

    My mother Martha Myrtle Peek Nix, grandfather, John Roland Peek, Great grandfather is Malachi Peek, my gg grandfather is Lindsey Peek, my ggg grandfather Reverend Solomon Peek on my Mom’s side. Also, Reverend Solomon Peek and Rachael Dunagan are my Dad’s gg grandparents. My dad’s grandmother is Nancy Vivian Peek, married Alexander G. Williams. Lindsey Peek Nancy V. Peek were Brother and sister. My grandmother is Florence Nancy Williams and Grandfather is William Martin Nix. Families lived in Cherokee Co,,Etowah County, Marshall County, Al, also, Peeks mainly were from Northeast Georgia. Have much information

  3. Jim Brannin says:

    My 4th great grandmother us Racheal Du agan 1775 , 1850, who married Reverend Solomon Walker Peek, a early settler of Hall county.

    Please contact me.

  4. Jack Thomas duanagn says:

    I live in canton and my name is jack dunagan I am related to Ezekiel and if I have my story Right Benjamin Black Dunagan is my grandfather

    • Jack, I would be interested in knowing how you descend from Benjamin Black Dunagan. I know that Benjamin married Eusaba Floyd, who had a son from a former marriage, named Lee Alexander Floyd. Benjamin considered Lee Alexander to be his son. I have found no record of Benjamin and Eusaba having any additional children. In his will he left everything to his wife Eusaba and upon her death he specified that his estate would go to her son Lee Alexander Floyd and his children. Please let me know what your line of decent is. I welcome all the info and help you can give.

  5. Anthony Dunagan says:

    This might be a shot in the dark, but i was browsing the web and came across this page, and my last name is Dunagan. i was always wondering if i might have family i dont know about. maybe we can compare family info and see if we are related! Thank You for your time and hope to hear from you!

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