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Jonathan Dunham




69. Jonathan Dunham (According to Massachusetts Town Marriage Records Search Results, on 24 September 1772 in Tisbury, Jonathan was married to Rebecca Norton.) (She died 3 weeks after the marriage- Reference The History of Martha's Vineyard (MA) by Banks, 1911 Vol. 3: 161). Jonathan married his second wife Mary Atsatt (Edget) (Adsit (#70) about 1779 (Ref. Banks 3:28 & 161) in Vineyard Haven or Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts (Ref. LDS). According to Susan Williams (a Dunham Family genealogist), the location was Conway, Hampshire (now Franklin) County, Massachusetts Ca 1770 for his 2nd marriage.(Mary's first name needs verification. It was provided by a DNA matched person at through Dunham/Adsatt to Terry Leach)

Born: 23 March 1751, 23 March 1751, 1751 of Daniell Dunham (#137) & Sarah Huxford (Sarah Nuxford (#138) at Chilmark, Mass. (Martha's Vineyard, Dukes Co. MA (Ref. Banks Vol. 3:161), Chilmark, Massachusetts) (Source: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, According to LDS, he was Christened on the day he was born.

Died: 12 May 1829 in Muskingum County, Ohio (July 3, 1805 ) (Source: North American Family Histories, 1500-2000: Dunham Genealogy: Deacon John Dunham of Plymouth, Massachusetts: 1589-1669 p.81, posted at Williams says 3 July 1805 in Muskingum County, OH). The Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol. 1, page 55 Serial: 11912; Volume: 4 states that Jonathan is buried in a family cemetery in Dunham Twp., Washington, Co. Ohio, but that is not the correct Jonathan). Find A Grave shows Johathan born March 23, 1751 in Edgartown Dukes County, Massachusetts died July 3, 1797 in Muskingum County, Ohio.[Note: If this is true, then the research by Susan Williams that stated he was still living in Conway, Mass according to the 1800 Census is incorrect.]


[His siblings included:

a) Thankful Dunham: (Married #1: Timothy Stuart in 1763. He died at sea. Married #2: Joseph Vincent in July, 1766); Born: 10 September 1741 at Chilmark, Massachusetts, baptized Sept 19, 1742. Died: 3 June 1814 at Edgartown, Massachusetts;

b) Eleazer (Elezer) (Eleazar) Dunham: (Married: Dinah Tilton) Born: 18 December 1743, baptized Feb 12, 1744 Died: ?; Miscellaneous: He had one child: Cornelius.

c) Daniel Dunham III: (Married: Bathsheba Gray (Anna Moseley on February 23, 1768)) Born: 6 (9) (9) March 1744 (1746) in Colchester, Conn., in Edgartown, Massachusetts (Banks Vol. 3: p. 161 & 183) He was baptized 1746. (Source: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, ; Died: 1822; Miscellaneous: He lived in Lebanon and was a deacon. He had two children: Josiah and Samuel.

d) Cornelius (Cornelos) Dunham: (Married #1: Sarah Butler on September or December 14, 1769, Married #2: Lucinda Mayhew Feb 1778) Born: 10 May 1748 in Edgartown, Massachusetts, baptized June 12, 1748; Died: 28 May 1816 in Conway, Massachusetts; Miscellaneous: He had three children: Lydia, Samuel, and Cornelius

e) Sarah Dunham: (Married: Matthew Tilton); Born: 26 February 1753-4, February 26, 1754 in Edgartown, Massachussets; Died: July 5, 1830;

f) Mary (March, Marah) Dunham: (Married: ? Bliss); Born: 31 (30) March 1756 in Edgartown, Massachusetts ; Died: ?,

g) Rebecca Dunham: (Married: Jethro Butler) Born: about 1758 in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts (Ref. History of Martha's Vineyard by Charles Edward Banks, 1911, Vol. 3: 158); Died: 7 November 1840 in Lenox, Berkshire County, Massachusetts (The source of blue information about Rebecca is the formerly posted website: History of the Dunham-Donham Family in America).] (Source: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Source:North American Family Histories, 1500-2000: Dunham Genealogy: Deacon John Dunham of Plymouth, Massachusetts: 1589-1669 p.81, posted at


Jonathan and his wife had 13 children: an unnamed infant who lived 11 days, Harlock, Jonathan, an unnamed infant who lived less than a month, Silas, Walter (#35), Anna, Sarah, Rebecca, Deborah, Martha, Daniel, and Thomas.

Jonathan was still living in Conway, MA in 1800 according to the 1800 Census, as researched by Susan Williams. If he moved to Ohio, it had to be later than 19 February 1803 when his daughter Deborah died of measles.


Lifetime Events Summary for Jonathan Dunham:

Jonathan's age
Marriage to Rebecca Norton
Revolutionary War
1775 - 1783
24 - 32
Marriage to Mary Atsatt
Birth of his children
1780 -1798
29 - 47
Birth of Walter (#35)


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