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View Tree for Rev Stephen TunnellRev Stephen Tunnell (b. 1753, d. Jun 1828)

Stephen Tunnell (son of William Gulliam Tunnell Tonnelier and Ann Howard)3609, 3610, 3611 was born 1753 in Fredricksburg, Spotsylvania, VA3612, and died Jun 1828 in Tompkinsville, Monroe Co., Ky. He married Kesiah Money on 22 Nov 1776 in Georgetown, Cecil MD3613, daughter of Nicholas Money and Mary Yaetes.

 Includes NotesNotes for Stephen Tunnell:
*Stephen was born in Spotsylvania, VA. around 1753. He married Kezia Money in Georgetown, MD., 1776. Stephen died 1828 in Tompkinsville, KY. Stephen Tunnell was a Methodist minister. In 1789 he moved outside Joesboro, Washington Co., TN, in 1789. He was a veteran of the American Revolutionary War. He fought in the Battle of Long Island during this war. Stephen had nine sons and one daughter. Stephen inherited a horse from his brother, Rev. John Tunnell, which was rode over a vast territory during his ministerial career. Three of his sons (Perry, born in 1787-89, Stephen, born in 1790, and David born in 1800) were Methodist preacher

Notes: R.F. Tunnell Home is at 915 St. Louis St., Edwardsville, IL. It is the largest Victorian home , built on 10 acres of land. It began as a 3-room home. About 1860-70 additions were built. Then the 2nd story in 1896/87

BIRTH-PARENTS-MARRIAGE-CHILDREN-DEATH: Compiled by Zella Armstrong, NOTABLE SOUTHERN FAMILIES, VOLUMES III-IV;; Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., Baltimore, 1974, originally published 1926 Chattanooga, Tennessee; pp128 and 282-369; Interlibrary loan from Adams State
College, CS 69 A853 v.3-4, through BYU, Harold B. Lee Library, Provo,
Utah; NOTE:
LDS Church CD-ROM, Jun 1988 edn, Maryland, Batch
#A456548;; Orem North Stake, FHL Microfilm #456548; NOTE: Kezia Money married Stephen
Tunnell 1776, Georgetown, Cecil, Maryland. !RESIDENCE: PAFGEDCOM;

Stephen Tunnell and his wife, Kesiah Money moved from Virginia in 1788 to Washington County, Tennessee and it is said they lived at onetime in Greene County, Tennessee.
A book called " NOTABLE SOUTHERN FAMILIES VOL III by Zella Armstrong

NOTE: Information received from Mrs. Fred E. Rogers Feb 1988. They lived near "Sassafras", Maryland and they attended the North Sassafa Church in St. Stephen's Parish. Stephen served in
the Revolutionary War, being in the battle of Long Island, and was in later life a Methodist minister. Stephen and his wife Kezziah lived in Virginia until 1788, and in 1789 he moved to Washington County, near Joesboro, Tennessee.
They also lived for a time in Greene County, Tennessee where several of their children were born. Five of their sons were ministers.

CENSUS: 1820 U.S. Census, Monroe County, Kentucky; 1820;; page 217; Utah Valley 2Regional FHC, Provo, Utah, FHL Microfilm Roll #25;
Stephen Tunnell head of household with 2 males age 16-26, 1 male age
45 and over, one female age 45 and over. In this same area are sons
John Tunnell and Nicholas Tunnell.
1820 US Federal Census, Kentucky, Monroe 1820 Not Stated
Stephen Tunnell Township: Not Stated County: Monroe State: Kentucky Year: 1820 Roll: M33_25 Page: 215 Image Number: 120
Household members: Two free white males age 16 to 26, one free white male 45 and one female between the age of 26 to 45. In the home there were 3 foreigners.
1820 US Federal Census, Kentucky, Monroe 1820 Not Stated
Stephen Tunnell Township: Not Stated County: Monroe State: Kentucky Year: 1820 Roll: M33_25 Page: 215 Image Number: 120
Household members: Two free white males age 16 to 26, one free white male 45 and one female between the age of 26 to 45. In the home there were 3 foreigners.

U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
Name: Stephen Tunnell Gender: male Birth Place: VA Birth Year: 1753 Spouse Name: Kezia Money Number Pages: 1

There is a book by Lucy Ball, "The Biography of Andrew Jackson Tunnell." who was a son of Calvin. It says that the Tunnell's were of English origin and it does not mention any Huguenot or French connections. Lucy Ball had the copy of a Bible record of “Lady Ann Howard’S Bible”. The Bible later belonged to William and Mary and it was not published until 1803. It has the death entry of Ann death at the supposed age of 104 in 1814. In the Bible Ann Tunnell is not referred to as “Lady” Ann. It did not give her maiden name as Howard. Presently I do not find any valid contemporary evidence of the Huguenot connection through the Tunnell. In the Green County, Ill. biography, there is no mention of the French or French Huguenot ancestry in family history of Calvin’S descendants. It says the family was on English descent.
There is a reference to the Money family being Huguenots.

Stephen changed is name from Tunnel to Tunnell.

Sketches Of
Tennessee's Pioneer Baptist Preachers
(pages 523 - 525
from Morgan Co. information on old settlements of Morgan co. said:
Tunnell, Stephen, born Tenn., 1820; settled Morgan Co., 1830.
Medical Information: Heavy set, strong with black hair and blue eyes.
Military service: REV: Possibly served in the Revolutionary War.163
Occupation: Methodist minister163
Property: 1805, Stephen is shown on the Greene Co Tennessee Tax List.164
Residence 1: 1808, Lived in Monroe county KY.165
Residence 2: Bet. 1753 - 1788, Lived in VA.166
Notes from the Personal Account of Nicholas Money Tunnel for Rev. Stephen Tunnell Sr.
Mr. Steven Tunnel was strong and a large heavy set man with black hair and blue eyes and a good farmer. they were religious.
Most of Stephen tunnell and Kesiah's children became ministers of the Gospel except Wesley and Nicholes who were very religious, however, and good church workers, and always held family prayer in their homes. Also reading a chapter from the Bible at bedtime and at mornings, and singing gospel Hymes.
•ID: I9273
•Name: Stephen Tunnell
•Given Name: Stephen
•Surname: Tunnell
•Sex: M
•Birth: 1753 in Spotsylvania, Virginia
•Death: Jun 1828 in Tompkinville, Kentucky
•Burial: Tompkinville, Kentucky
•_UID: C0F4653400E1480B817AA93B8A2EE0C4BC05
•Change Date: 28 Aug 2007 at 13:21
Occupation: Methodist minister

Zella Armstrong, Notable Southern Families, Vol. III
page 282:
"Stephen Tunnell, son of William and Ann Howard Tunnell, was born 1753 Spotsylvania county VA and died 1828 Tompkinsville, KY. He was a Methodist minister and inherited the horse, from his brother, Rev John Tunnell, which had taken the latter over a vast territory during his ministerial career. He served in the Revolution and participated in the battle of Long Island. His wife, Kenzia Money, whom he married 1776 Georgetown, Maryland, died 1836 Morgan county IL. (RMT) She was of a Huguenot family of the eastern shore of Maryland. They lived in VA until 1788 when they moved to Washington county TN and it is said they lived at one time in Greene county. Several of their children were born in VA while the others were born in Upper East TN. Five of their sons were ministers. They had an only daughter, who married and, like her mother, was the mother of ten sons and one daughter. There are many descendants who bear the name as names of four thousand are known. Names of the children may not be in order of birth."

Colfax, page 124
"Among their children was Stephen Tunnell, born in 1753 in Sporsylvania county VA, who became a Methodist minister. He had a brother, also a minister, Rev John Tunnell. Stephen Tunnell married Kezia Money in 1776 in Georgetown, Maryland. They migrated to Washington and Greene counties TN and among their children were James, William, Nancy and Perry."

Two of John Tunnell's brothers--Revs. William Tunnell, a Baptist preacher, born 1751, and Stephen Tunnell, my grandfather, a Methodist, born 1753--removed from Virginia to Tennessee. William settled near Robertsville, Anderson County, brought up a family of thirteen children, and died in August, 1814. My grandfather, Stephen Tunnell, settled in Washington County, Tenn., in 1789. He brought up a family of nine sons and one daughter. Three of his sons (Perry, born in 1787; Stephen, born in 1790; David, my father, born in 1800) were Methodist preachers. Another brother of John Tunnell, Robert, emigrated from Virginia to North Carolina, and settled, I think, in Buncombe County. My father's birthplace was Washington County, Tenn. I have relatives in Washington, Sullivan, Hawkins, and Greene Counties."

More About Stephen Tunnell:
Date born 2: 1753
Date born 3: 1753, Fredricksburg, Spotsylvania, VA.3614
Date born 4: 1753, VA.3615
Died 2: 1828, Robertsville, TN.3616
Died 3: 1828, Robertsville, TN.3616
Residence: 1820, Not Stated, Monroe, Kentucky.3617

More About Stephen Tunnell and Kesiah Money:
Marriage: 22 Nov 1776, Georgetown, Cecil MD.3618

 Includes NotesMarriage Notes for Stephen Tunnell and Kesiah Money:
Married: 22 November 1776, Georgetown, Cecil, Md

Children of Stephen Tunnell and Kesiah Money are:
  1. +Nicholas Money Tunnell, b. 30 Apr 1792, Greene Co, TN3619, d. 29 Apr 1863, Poweshiek Co., Iowa.
  2. +James Tunnell, b. 1771, Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg, VA3619, d. 1865, Robertsville, Anderson Co., TN3619.
  3. +William Tunnell, b. 1779, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, VA3620, d. 1846, Nr Loudon, Loudon, TN3621.
  4. Nancy Tunnell, b. 1782, Fredericksburg, Strafford County, VA3621, d. 1866, Lee Co., VA3621.
  5. +John Tunnell, b. 1785, Greene Co., TN, d. 1843, Nr Athens, McMinn Co.,TN.
  6. +Perry Tunnell, b. 1787, VA, d. 1826, Jefferson Co., AL.
  7. Stephen Tunnell, b. 04 Mar 1790, Greene, TN3621, d. 09 Feb 1837, Lowndes Co., MS3621.
  8. Wesley Tunnell, b. 1797, Washington Co., TN3621, d. 07 Feb 1859, Franklin, Morgan Co, IL3621.
  9. Jesse Tunnell, b. 1798, Washington, Tennessee3622, d. 01 Jul 1835, Morgan, IL3623.
  10. Martin Luther Tunnell, b. 1799, Washington, TN3623, d. 1799, VA3623.
  11. David I Tunnell, b. 25 Nov 1800, Washington, TN3623, d. 1853, Nr Murrayville, Morgan, IL3623.
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