Many researchers have linked John Calvin Dunaway , born 12 August 1820 in Coffee county, TN; died 1863 in Stone County, MO; married Mary Ann Beaver before 1847 in TN, to John Dunaway, born 25 May 1798; died 12 August 1885, Madison County, AR; married 17 July 1828 in Hardeman County, TN to Sarah Elizabeth “Sallie” Colbert/Colvard.
John Dunaway and Elizabeth “Sallie” (Colbert/Colvard) Dunaway did have a son named Calvin, but he was born 1835, Madison County, AR; died 1872, Asher, Madison County, AR; married Pamela Jane Mitchell.
John Calvin Dunaway and Mary Ann (Beaver) Dunaway are buried in the Beaver Cemetery, Seligman, Sugar Creek Township, Barry County, MO.
Calvin Dunaway (1835-1872) is buried in the Dunaway Cemetery, Madison County, AR and Pamela Jane (Mitchell) Dunaway (1839-1926) is buried in the Wesley Cemetery, Wesley, Madison County, AR.
It should also be noted that John Calvin Dunaway (1820-1863) was born in 1820 and John Dunaway and Elizabeth “Sallie” (Colbert/Colvard) Dunaway were married in 1828, about 8 years after John Calvin Dunaway was born.
In an analysis of the 1840 Coffee County, TN census, we see that Christian Beaver (widow of Martin Van Buren Beaver (1800-1938), mother of Mary Ann Beaver, is enumerated in close proximity to three Dunaway families: Jane Dunaway, William Dunaway and Elijah Dunaway.
Among the Dunaway families, Elijah Dunaway has son whose age (10-14) fits the criteria of being old enough to marry and be 28 years of age in the 1850 census where he and Mary Ann are enumerated in Coffee County , TN census. In the 1860 census, they are enumerated in Cedar Creek Township, Madison County, AR.
So the question is, who are the parents of John Calvin Beaver?