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Thomas Atherton Munn

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Seeking information on Thomas Atherton Munn, born July 12, 1778 in New Jersey or New Hampshire. He married Mary (Molly) Wolcott daughter of Silas Wolcott who fought in the Revolution and located in Bradford County, Pennsylvania after that conflict.
Thomas Munn, one of the first settlers of Litchfield, Pa., who moved there from Ithaca, N.Y. and married Mary (Molly) daughter of Silas Wolcott and Margaret Rowen. They had fourteen children. Thomas moved from Tompkins County, New York which was near Ithaca, New York to Litchfield, Bradford County, Pennsylvania around 1806. He spent his days there clearing and improving the land and was a farmer.
I have been told that perhaps Thomas' father was a British soldier in the Revolutionary War who deserted and changed his name from Atherton to Munn (perhaps his mother's maiden name). I have no substantiation for this.

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mdware , from Virginia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jun 2005. is researching the following names: MOREHOUSE, RUBLE, ROWEN and 9 other(s).

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by sriver on 2007-09-23 21:59:48

I have just found your munn site and i too am researching the munn family and was wondering if you actually have any proof where Thomas Munn acually came from I know the History books don't agree.My email is s_river

by BM01 on 2010-07-20 09:55:52

I have just begun researching the Munn side of our tree, wondering if you perhaps have any Munn's moving into New Brunswick. Our 4th g/grandmotherANN MUNN,of Portland Parish, Saint John, NB, married into the McLeans of Waterborough Parish, NB.,to JOHN McLEAN, our census work at this point has taken me back to their marriage in 1839.
Children of this union are: 1846 census
Jennet, /George Donald,;/ John M/ May E./ Catherine F/ Agnes/ Rebecca J./ William/ Archibald B./ James Robert/ Elmina
All Baptist living in the Parish of Chipman, NB.
wanting to find Ann's parents and siblings at this point.
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by mdware on 2010-07-20 17:13:03

I am not aware of any Munn's moving to New Brunswick. I have them only from Thomas Atherton Munn down to present. All stayed in Pennsylvania. Martha Ware

by leeowen on 2011-03-21 18:36:24

Wow! I was told a similar story growing up. There was someone from our family, named Atherton, who was hung for horse theft. The family was so humiliated that they changed their name from Atherton to Munn, which was the mother's maiden name. Maybe there is a semblance of truth to a family name change.

by blythe on 2011-10-01 19:54:46

My grandmother told me that a wealthy family did not want to send their son to the war and paid Thomas Atherton Munn (or maybe his father) to take their son's place and took their last name. Does anyone know Thomas's parents names were and where they came from?

Thomas Atherton Munn>Silas Wolcott Munn>Daniel P.>Wilburn>Edwin>Nelitta>Shirley>Me

by mdware on 2011-10-02 09:41:47

I had not heard that version of the name story. I would surely like to know his parent's names. It seems that many people have searched for them, and came up with varying versions of the story. MWare

by JJO on 2019-06-09 20:46:05

My male cousins have submitted DNA and still nothing on Thomas Munn.

I too heard very much the same story from my relatives.
I have yet to locate any records with record of his birth and records that are available only have approximate year as 1778. There are many different Ancestry trees which have a variety of parents but do not have any documentation.

maybe that's why no one has found his parents? I did have another relative who switched places with another who went to war for him, I was very lucky to find evidence.

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