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Note: Much of the genealogy information below about the Dunham family history is from the Paul W. Dunham website, "The Dunhams of Jerseyville, IL" at - http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/d/u/n/Paul-W-Dunham/index.html

Richard Singletary

(1) Richard Singletary was born Abt. 1599 in Lincolnshire, England, and died 25 Oct 1687 in Haverhill, Essex, MA. He married Susannah Cooke on Abt. 1639 in Salisbury, Essex, MA.

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Children of Richard Singletary and Susannah Cooke were-Jonathan Singletary alias Jonathan Dunham, born 17 Jan 1638/39, Newbury, Essex, MA, died Bef. 24 Apr 1724, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ., Eunice Singletary, born 07 Jan 1641/42, Salisbury, Essex, Ma, died 05 Oct 1715, Haverhill, Essex, MA., Nathaniel Singletary, born 28 Aug 1644, Haverhill, Essex, MA, died 13 Aug 1689, Haverhill, Essex, MA., Lydia Singletary, born 30 Apr 1648, Salisbury, Essex, Ma, died Aft. 1693, Haverhill, Essex, MA., Amos Singletary, born 04 Apr 1651, Salisbury, Essex, Ma, died 01 Nov 1724, Haverhill, Essex, MA., Benjamine Singletary, born 04 Apr 1656, Haverhill, Essex, MA, died Jul 1699, Red Bank, Summerville, SC., and Richard Singletary, born Abt. 1657, Salisbury, Essex, Ma, died date unknown.

(2) Jonathan Dunham alias Singletary (son of Richard Singletary and Susannah Cooke) was born 17 Jan 1638/39 in Newbury, Essex, MA, and died Bef. 24 Apr 1724 in Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ. He married Mary Bloomfield on Abt. 1657 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, daughter of Thomas Bloomfield and Mary Withers.

(Note: Sometime after his marriage Jonathan Singletary changed his last name to Dunham, going by Jonathan Dunham alias Singletary. He built a grist mill in Woodbridge, N.J., and became a prosperous businessman. He also held a variety of local elected offices, including serving in the Woodbridge, N.J., General Assembly. Just why Jonathan changed his name from Singletary to Dunham is unknown, and at this time various theories, stories, & legends arise to its evolution.)

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Children of Jonathan Dunham alias Singletary and Mary Bloomfield were-Richard Dunham, born 16 Oct 1657, died date unknown, Esther Dunham, born Abt. 1659, Haverhill, Essex, MA, died 14 Aug 1690, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ., Mary Dunham, born 03 Feb 1662/63, Haverhill, Essex, MA, died date unknown, Sarah Dunham, born 03 Feb 1662/63, Haverhill, Essex, MA, died Bef. 1702, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ., Ruth Dunham, born 1666, Haverhill, Essex, MA, died date unknown, Eunice Dunham, born 1668, died 05 Dec 1684, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ., Jonathan Dunham, born 24 Sep 1672, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ, died 06 Sep 1706, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ., David Dunham, born 10 Mar 1673/74, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ, died Bet. 1750 - 1757, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ., Joanna Dunham, born 1675, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ, died 1703, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ., Nathaniel Dunham, born 08 Feb 1676/77, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ, died 14 May 1678, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ., Nathaniel Dunham, born 10 Apr 1679, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ, died Aft. 1727, Westfield, Union, NJ., and Benjamin Dunham, born 22 Aug 1681, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ, died 31 Dec 1715, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ.,

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Note: The following genealogy information about Jonathan Dunham alias Singletary I found at this website- http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~grannyapple/DUNHAM/SingletaryDunhamHistory.html

Jonathan Dunham alias Singletary

The story of Jonathan Dunham alias Singletary is a complicated one. There is a lot of information available concerning him, but it appears that there is also much that is unknown. What is known has been the subject of a range of speculation and different interpretations. There is no question that he was a prominent man, who was held in high esteem by many for much of his life. Some of the records are very harsh and critical of Jonathan and his actions, and they have led to the speculation that there were two very different sides to him and his life. My personal interpretation is that it is doubtful that he was a "dual personality" as has been speculated. It seems much more likely to me that he was a forceful and prominent personality, who was deeply involved in the political and religious dynamics of his time, and who was seen as very controversial by his detractors. There is evidence that he was involved with the Quakers, who at the time were seen as bizarre by the Puritans and were persecuted by them. It seems very possible that this is the root cause of much if not all of his controversy.

The records show that he was born as Jonathan Singletary on January 17, 1639/40, in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. His father was Richard Singletary and apparently his mother was Susanna Cooke. There is speculation that he might have been the child of an earlier and at this point unknown wife of Richard. What is known is that he after he moved with his wife's family to Woodbridge, New Jersey, he called himself Jonathan Dunham alias Singletary. The speculation about his mother is that perhaps her name was Dunham, and Jonathan began to use it in deference to her. It has also been speculated that he changed his name to flee from or in some way hide from his controversial past in Massachusetts. The biggest problem with this explanation is that he doesn't seem to have broken his ties with Massachusetts and he does not seem to have made any effort to lose the Singletary name completely. In many records, he and his family members identified themselves as Dunham alias Singletary.

Another explanation came from the following story, which has been passed down through the family for many years. Although it seems perhaps farfetched, in many ways it also seems more plausible. As passed on to me by Bea Webb, she related that her grandmother told her that Jonathan's father Richard Singletary, was actually a son and heir of the House of Dunham in England. There were apparently two branches of the Dunham family and Richard was reportedly the last male heir of the older branch. Reportedly, if he were to die, the title and estates would pass to the nearest relative in the younger branch. According to what was told by Richard's former nanny on her deathbed, she was hired to murder the child, but could not bring herself to do it. She said that instead she took the child on an arduous trip on a ship to New York, and she that left the child in New York with the Captain of the ship, and she returned to England. She stated that because the child was alone and separated from all family ties, she had given him the name of 'Single-Tarry.' Reportedly the Captain adopted Richard and kept the name the nanny had given him. The conclusion of the story is that Jonathan reverted to the name of Dunham because he felt that this was his true family name.

Jonathan grew up in Essex County, Massachusetts, which is where he met and married Mary Bloomfield, daughter of Thomas and Mary Bloomfield. The date of their marriage is apparently not known, but it must have been before 1662. There is a record in that year of Jonathan's parents conveying a piece of land to Mary, identified as the wife of Jonathan. It was about that time that Jonathan seems to have been involved in his first controversy. He was apparently drawn into in a series of legal disputes with a John Godfrey. At one point he was jailed for a time and at another point he reportedly accused Godfrey of witchcraft. Sometime around 1665, Jonathan and Mary left Essex County, Massachusetts and relocated to Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey, apparently with Mary's parents. It is not clear why they did this, but apparently Thomas Bloomfield was one of a number of prominent men invited to emigrate there by the newly appointed Governor of New Jersey. As noted above, with this move Jonathan began to call himself Jonathan Dunham alias Singletary.

Jonathan became a prominent citizen in Woodbridge. In 1670 "Jonathan Dunham, alias Singletary, and Mary his wife, formerly of Hauesall in ye Massachusetts colony" are given a 213 acre grant of land in consideration of Jonathan building the first grist mill in Woodbridge Township. He later acquired a number of other tracts of land also. The old mill that he built was apparently used for many generations and was reportedly still standing in 1870. The millstone itself is still in existence, and can be seen on display at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Woodbridge, New Jersey. The house that Jonathan built in 1671, adjacent to the mill, was reportedly built of brick from Holland that was used a ballast in ships. Although it has apparently been significantly refurbished, it is still standing. It currently serves as the Rectory of the same Trinity Episcopal Church. In 1671 Jonathan was listed as acting as the foreman of a jury, and also as the overseer of the highways. In 1673 he was elected as member in the New Jersey Assembly. In 1675 he served as the Clerk of the Township Court. As mentioned above there are some controversial and somewhat disturbing records concerning Jonathan. In 1677 he was called a "mad man" by the Council of War for the Achter Colony and apparently punished in some manner. Later that same year he was arrested for removing goods from Governor Phillip Careret's house and he was condemned for the act.

There were a couple of stories from about 1681 involving Jonathan and apparently several Quakers, which were recorded by Cotton Mathers about 20 years later. The first apparently took place in Long Island, New York and involved Jonathan and a group of Quakers, one of whom was brutally and mysteriously murdered. The second apparently occurred in Plymouth, Massachusetts and involved Jonathan and a couple Quaker women, including a Mary Ross. They reportedly engaged in some bizarre behavior, including the killing of a dog. There is a Court record from Plymouth from 1683, which apparently concerns this later incident. Jonathan was condemned by the Court for his actions, and ordered to be publicly whipped and to leave town.

It is hard to make sense of these controversial records, particularly in light of all the good things that Jonathan seemed to have been involved in during this period. A number of researchers have reported the derogatory statements made against Jonathan as if they were completely objective reports, and then filled in the blanks with what amounts to conjecture. In all likelihood there is a great deal of bias and prejudice in these records, and there is much that is unknown about them. I think that there could be a political explanation for the earlier incident and a religious explanation for the later one. It was suggested that

Jonathan left Woodridge and abandoned his family as a result of the problems from 1677, and that he later became involved with the Mary Ross in some very inappropriate way. There is nothing to support this. In a document from 1689, Jonathan writes, "being frequently abroad in parts remote." It seems clear that whether it was for business, religious, or personal reasons, Jonathan seems to have traveled between New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts. In 1702 he was given the power of attorney to dispose of the lands given him by his parents in Massachusetts. This seems to indicate that despite the problems he had there, he still maintained ties. There is nothing to support that he ever abandoned his family and responsibilities in Woodbridge. The same Mary Ross from the incident in Plymouth, was in Woodridge in 1689, and involved in some sort of legal transaction with both Jonathan and his wife Mary. The fact is, the dynamics of these events and relationships are not at all clear from the information that is available.

Jonathan's wife Mary reportedly died in Woodbridge in 1705. Jonathan is reported to have lived there another 18 years. He was involved in several more land transactions in 1717, 1720, and 1721. I am not aware of any record of his death, but there was document dated April 24, 1724, in which his son Jonathan noted that his father Jonathan Dunham had lately deceased. Reportedly Jonathan is buried near his house in Woodbridge. Oliver B. Leonard reports that a Woodbridge historian named Mr. Dally, wrote of Jonathan, "This Dunham was a man of great energy. When he determined upon an enterprise he pushed it forward to success with indomitable perseverance. So many of his relatives settled in the north of the Kirk Green that the neighborhood was known as Dunhamtown for many years."

There are two known DUNHAM lines of early colonial ancestry. One line descends from Deacon John Dunham of Plymouth, Massachusetts (ca 1630). Another line descends from Richard Singletary (born 1599 England, died 1687 Haverhill, Massachusetts).

Richard Singletary's eldest son, Jonathan Singletary, for some unclear reason, changed his name to "Jonathan Dunham alias Singletary." This change came about when he moved his family from Massachusetts to Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey about 1674. He became one of the early founders of that community. He and his children signed their names as "alias Singletary" in a known deed record. Thus all DUNHAMs (and its variants of DONHAM, DUNNAM, etc.) who descend from Jonathan are actually SINGlETARYs according to genetic link and only DUNHAM by surname. Jonathan is the only son of Richard Singletary who took the surname DUNHAM. All of Richard's other children continued to bear the surname of SINGLETARY, as do their descendants.

A recent (2002) DNA testing of one bearing the SINGLETARY surname and one bearing the DUNHAM surname proved a common ancestor...that being Richard Singletary. Thus this SINGLETARY-DUNHAM genetic line does not match with the other DUNHAM line out of early Massachusetts. Just why Jonathan changed his name from Singletary to Dunham is unknown, and at this time various theories, stories, & legends arise to its evolution.

(3) Benjamin Dunham (son of Jonathan Dunham alias Singletary and Mary Bloomfield) was born 22 Aug 1681 in Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ, and died 31 Dec 1715 in Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ. He married Mary Rolph on 1706 in Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ, daughter of John Rolph and Mary Scullard.

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Children of Benjamin Dunham and Mary Rolph were-Richard Dunham, born 28 May 1707, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ, died 1707, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ., Katherine Dunham, born 12 May 1708, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ, died Bef. 01 May 1764, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ., Jonathan Dunham, born 07 Jan 1709/10, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ, died 21 Sep 1748, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ., Benjamin Dunham, born 04 Dec 1712, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ, died Jan 1747/48, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ., and Hannah Dunham, born Abt. 1714, died Aft. 01 May 1764.

(4) Jonathan Dunham (son of Benjamin Dunham and Mary Rolph) was born 07 Jan 1709/10 in Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ, and died 21 Sep 1748 in Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ. He married Mary Smith on Abt. 1733 in Piscataway, Middlesex, NJ, daughter of Shubael Smith and Prudence FitzRandolph.

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Children of Jonathan Dunham and Mary Smith were-Benjamin Dunham, born 17 Nov 1738, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ, died 18 Jun 1765, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ., Elizabeth Dunham, born Bet. 27 Dec 1739 - 1740, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ, died date unknown, Samuel Dunham, born 11 May 1742, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ, died 18 Feb 1824, Back Creek Valley, Berkeley, VA., Asher Dunham, born 15 Jul 1744, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ, died date unknown, Parrsborro, N.S. Canada, William Smith Dunham, born 24 Nov 1746, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ, died 03 Aug 1799, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ., and Hannah Dunham, born 05 Oct 1748, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ, died date unknown, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ.

(5) Samuel Dunham (son of Jonathan Dunham and Mary Smith) was born 11 May 1742 in Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ, and died 18 Feb 1824 in Back Creek Valley, Berkeley, VA. He married (1) Unknown. He married (2) Hannah Ruble on Abt. 1770 in Pa?, daughter of David Ruble and Sarah Malin.

(Note) Samuel Dunham probably was born in 1752 probably in Piscataway, Middlesex, NJ, and died February 18, 1824 in Back Creek Valley, Berkeley Co. VA. 1783 tax records of Berkeley County: Samuel Dunham: 1 w tiltable 3 horses and 3 cows. 1787 Virginia Census, Berkeley County: Samuel Dunham: Four horses, five cattle. He first bought land (117 acres) in Berkeley County on June 13 1791. He settled in Back Creek Valley Co. VA about 1776. This area in Frederick Co. later became part of Berkeley Co. VA (now WV). Back Creek Valley was first settled in 1721-1735. Jeremiah Smith and two friends explored Black Creek in 1730 and returned to their homes in New Jersey to prepare families to emigrate. He is placed in this family line as the son of Samuel Dunham and Mary Lucas without complete proof of such relationship, but given this connection as his most probable parentage. There is very strong circumstantial evidence supporting this parentage. Nine generations of his descendants have lived continuously in Berkeley County since 1783 when he is first recorded as living there. Many of them are still farmers. He was a farmer all his life, having a total of 611 acres of land in his estate. In 1810 he owned 2 slaves (shown on Census). It is rumored that his ancestors came to America in 1671. SOURCE: The Dunham Family in America 1752-2000,Second Edition Pg. 1 by David Lee Dunham.

Hannah's maiden name is believed to be Ruble, the daughter of David Ruble and Sarah Malin of Washington Co. PA. In the deed from Berkeley County in 1791 where David Ruble sold to Samuel Dunham his first land for 100 lbs. "and other just causes". This was a common wording in that time that there was a relationship between the two parties. Also her first child was named Sarah and her second child was named David.

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Children of Samuel Dunham and Unknown were-Jacob Dunham, born Abt. 1760, died date unknown.

Children of Samuel Dunham and Hannah Ruble were-Ruth Dunham, born 1771, Pa, died date unknown, Mary Sarah Dunham, born Abt. 1773, Frederick Co., VA, died Bet. 1842 - 1850, Clark Co, KY., Aaron Dunham, born Abt. 1775, Berkeley Co, Va, died 1860, Christian, Illinois, David Dunham, born Abt. 1776, Berkeley county, Va, died 1835, Hamilton County, Ohio, Hannah Dunham, born Abt. 1779, Berkeley Co, Va, died date unknown, Amos Dunham, born 14 Jun 1781, Berkeley Co, Va, died date unknown, Sina Dunham, born 1784, Berkeley Co, Va, died Bet. 1850 - 1856, Shelby Co, In., Benjamin Washington Dunham, born Abt. Jan 1785, Berkeley Co, Va, died 13 Oct 1855, Berkeley Co, Va., Samuel Dunham, born Abt. 1792, Berkeley Co, Va, died 29 Jun 1839, Brown Co, OH., and Jacob Dunham, born 01 Jun 1795, Berkeley Co, Va, died 20 Jul 1865, Tipton, In. He married Catherine Goodnight 10-21-1819 in Berkeley Co. VA (now W. VA). (Note: Jacob and Catherine (Goodnight) Dunham were the gr. gr. gr. gr. grandparents of U.S. President Barack Obama.)

Barack Obama's gr. gr. gr. grandfather Jacob Mackey Dunham was the son of Jacob Dunham and Catherine Goodnight. He was born 5-7-1824 in Berkeley Co., VA (now WV), and died 6-12-1907 in Okmulgee Co., OK. He married Louisa Eliza Stroup 7-21-1853 in Tipton Co., IN. She was born 10-8-1837 in Madison Co., OH. and died 10-26-1901 in Wellston, Lincoln Co., OK. Barack Obama's gr. gr. grandfather Jacob William Dunham was the son of Jacob Mackey Dunham and Louisa Eliza Stroup. He was born 2-7-1863 in Kempton, Tipton Co., IN, and died 8-13-1936 in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS. He married Mary Ann Kearney 3-1-1890 in Kansas. She was born 9-19-1869 in Tipton Co., IN, and died 8-13-1936 in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS. Barack Obama's gr. grandfather Ralph Waldo Emerson Dunham was the son of Jacob William Dunham and Mary Ann Kearney. He was born 12-25-1892 in Argonia, Sumner Co., KS, and died 10-4-1970 in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS. He married Ruth Lucille Armour 10-3-1915 in Wichita, KS. She was born in 1900 in IL, and died (of suicide) 11-25-1926 in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS. Barack Obama's grandfather Stanley Armour Dunham was the son of Ralph Waldo Emerson Dunham and Ruth Lucille Armour. He was born 3-23-1918 in Kansas, and died 2-8-1992 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, also known as Punchbowl National Cemetery in Honolulu, HI. He married Madelyn Lee Payne 5-5-1940. She was born 10-26-1922 in Peru, KS. and died 11-2-2008 in Honolulu, HI. Barack Obama's mother Stanley Ann Dunham was the daughter of Stanley Armour Dunham and Madelyn Lee Payne. She was born 11-29-1942 in Fort Leavenworth, KS, and died 11-7-1995 in Honolulu, HI of ovarian cancer. She married Barack Hussein Obama Sr. 2-2-1961 in Maui, HI. He was born in 1936 in Nyang'oma-Kogelo, Nyanza Province, Siaya District, Kenya near Lake Victoria, and died in a car crash in Nairobi, Kenya in 1982. He was of the Lou ethnic group. He is buried in the village of Nyang'oma-Kogelo, Nyanza Province, Siaya District, Kenya next to his father. He was the son of Hussein Onyango Obama and Akumu Habiba. Hussein Onyango Obama was born about 1895, and died in 1979. Barack Hussein Obama II son of Barack Hussein Obama Sr. and Stanley Ann Dunham was born 8-4-1961 at Kapiolani Medical Center in Honolulu, HI. He married at Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago, 18 Oct. 1992 Michelle LaVaughn Robinson born in Chicago 17 Jan. 1964, daughter of Fraser and Marian (Shields) Robinson. (Note: I found the above Barack Obama ancestry information at this website- http://genealogy.about.com/od/aframertrees/p/barack_obama.htm

(6) David Dunham (son of Samuel Dunham and Hannah Ruble) was born Abt. 1776 in Berkeley county, Va, and died 1835 in Hamilton County, Ohio. He married Catherine Burkhamer on 09 Dec 1798 in Berkeley County, VA.

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Children of David Dunham and Catherine Burkhamer were-Unknown Dunham, born Abt. 1794, died date unknown, Emma Dunham, born Bet. 1795 - 1800, died date unknown, Samuel Dunham, born 1799, Berkeley Co, Va, died Abt. 1837, Macoupin County, Il., Hannah Dunham, born Abt. Sep 1799, Berkeley Co, VA, died date unknown, David B. Dunham, born Abt. 1815, Berkeley Co, Va, died Dec. 1849, Jersey County, IL, Amos Dunham, born 1804, Berkeley Co, Va, died Bet. 1870 - 1880, Rosanna Dunham, born 1807, Berkeley Co, Va, died Aft. 1840, Mary Dunham, born 1810, Berkeley Co, Va, died date unknown, unknown Dunham, born Bet. 1810 - 1820, died date unknown, unknown Dunham, born 1812, died date unknown, unknown Dunham, born 1816, died date unknown, unknown Dunham, born Abt. 1818, died 1870, and Benjamin Dunham, born 30 Oct 1822, Berkeley County, Va, died 1901, Jersey County, Il.

(7a) Amos Dunham (son of David Dunham and Catherine Burkhamer) was born 1804 in Berkeley Co, Va, and died Bet. 1870 - 1880. He married (1) Mary Barr. He married (2) Elizabeth Heaton. Children of Amos Dunham and Mary Barr were-Benjamin Dunham, born 1829, died date unknown, Mary Dunham, born 1839, died date unknown, Amos C. Dunham, born 1844, Jersey County, Il, died 15 Aug 1928, Fieldon, Il, Emily Dunham, born 1847, died Aft. 1928, Henry C. Dunham, born 1849, died 1924, Walter Dunham, born 1855, died Aft. 1928, and Phebe Dunham, born 1858, died date unknown.

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(1aa) Amos Dunham and Mary (Barr) Dunham's son Amos C. Dunham was born in 1844 in Jersey County, IL, and died 15 Aug 1928, Fieldon, Jersey Co., IL. He married Matilda Lowrey. Amos C. Dunham and Matilda (Lowrey) Dunham had a daughter-Hattie Capitolia Dunham.

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Amos & Mary (Barr) Dunham's son Amos C. Dunham's obituary - Amos C. Dunham, died 08-15-1928. Amos C. Dunham, 84, died at the home of his Nephew, Jefferson Briggs in Fieldon, August 15, 1928. Funeral from kcp church at Fieldon. Buried in Fieldon cemetery. He was born in Jersey County, son of Amos & Mary (Barr) Dunham. Surviving are 1 daughter, Mrs. Ed Abbott of Kane; 1 sister, Mrs. Emily Briggs, Fieldon; and 1 brother, Walter Dunham.

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(1aaa) Amos C. Dunham and Matilda (Lowrey) Dunham's daughter Hattie Capitolia Dunham was born in Illinois in 1889. She passed away on 28 Mar 1943 in Jerseyville, Jersey Co., IL. She married Edison Lynn Abbott born in 1885, died in 1947. Edison Lynn Abbott and Hattie Capitolia (Dunham) Abbott had 13 children-Albert Andrew Abbott, Christy Lynn Abbott, Jennie Abbott, Ethel Eunice Abbott, Earl Edison Abbott, Lyman Woodrow Abbott, Richard Lee Abbott, James Abbott, Alvin Abbott, Thelma Abbott, Alice Abbott, Catherine Abbott, and Edith Abbott.

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(1aaaa) Edison Lynn Abbott and Hattie Capitolia (Dunham) Abbott's son Earl Edison Abbott's obituary - Earl Edison Abbott, born 04-02-1912, Greene County, Illinois, died 10-29-1983, buried Lax Cemetery. Earl Edison Abbott, 71, 923 S. State St., Jerseyville died at 2:15 a.m. Oct 29 at Jersey Community Hospital. He was born Feb. 4, 1912 in Greene County to the late Edison L. Abbott and Hattie Meyers Dunham. The World War II veteran retired as sweeper from Peavey Mills in 1972. His survivors are three brothers, Alvin, Richard and James, all of Jerseyville; five sisters, Ethel Sprowel, Peoria, AZ., Thelma Varble, Carrollton, Catherine Abbott, Jerseyville, Alice Mapes, Troy, Edith Kincaid, Meadowbrook. Services were conducted Monday morning at Jacoby Funeral Home by the Rev. Wayne Pendleton with burial in Lax Cemetery near Jerseyville. Lax Cemetery has been named as a memorial.

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(2aa) Amos and Mary (Barr) Dunham's daughter Emily Dunham was born in 1847, and died in 1935. She married William Briggs in 1867. William Briggs died at home in Fieldon, Jersey County, IL Sunday, April 27, 1902, age 63 years. The funeral was held from the Presbyterian church in Fieldon, Rev. I. D. Crawford officiating. He was born in Greene County and was the 15th of 16 children. William Briggs was a Lieutenant in the Civil War in the Uniion Army in Company E, 6th Mo. Inf volunteers. His burial was in Fieldon Cemetery.

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Emily (Dunham) Briggs's husband William Briggs's obituary - William Briggs died at home in Fieldon, Sunday, April 27, 1902, age 63 years. The funeral was held from the Presbyterian church in Fieldon, Rev. I. D. Crawford officiating. He was born in Greene County and was the 15th of 16 children. William Briggs was a Lieutenant in Company E, 6th Mo. Inf volunteers. Burial was in Fieldon Cemetery. Among one of the earliest ones to enlist for the service of his country, under the Union banners, at the breaking out of the Civil War. A company was formed composed of men from Greene, Jersey and Calhoun counties, but their services were not accepted by the government, as it was thought that no more assistance would be needed. They were determined to enter the service, and enlisted as a body in the 6th Missouri regiment, under Colonel Bland at St. Louis. They began service in Missouri and their first fighting was at Pilot Knob. From there they went up the Missouri River to Jefferson City, thence to Tipton, and were in the famous forced march of General Fremont from Tipton to Springfield. After finishing service there they went to Shiloh, and then to Corinth, which they captured. From there they went to Memphis, Tennessee, then to Chickasaw Bayou, where the regiment lost 85 men in ten minutes. Then to Arkansas Point, and settled down to the seige of Vicksburg, where our subject assisted in making the famous canal, while in charge of a fatigue squad. He was in the whole seige there and participated in the capture of the city. He was left in charge of the sick in his regiment for awhile and joined it later on at Camp Sherman on Black River. They came up the river to Memphis and marched to Chattanooga where they participated in the celebrated crossing of the river on pontoons, then went to Knoxville to relieve General Burnsides. They wintered in Bridgeport, Alabama, and in the spring of 1864, Mr. Briggs re-enlisted and came home on veteran furlough. After 60 days he joined Sherman at Dalton, Georgia, and from that point was with him on his world-renowned march to the sea, participating in all the engagements. His regiment went with Sherman up through the Carolinas to Washington, and participated in the last grand review of Sherman's army at the National Capitol. His regiment then went to Louisville, Kentucky thence to Little Rock, Arkansas where they were discharged, and afterwards were mustered out at St. Louis, Mo., only 30 men being left out of 110 who enlisted. Mr. Briggs was 1st Lieutenant of Co E, 6th regiment of Missouri, when mustered out. He had been orderly sergeant from the end of his first year's service until the time of his promotion. At the close of the war he came home, and in 1867 was married to Emily Dunham, daughter of Amos and Mary (Barr) Dunham. From Jerseyville Republican, May 1, 1902.

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(3aa) Amos Dunham and Mary (Barr) Dunham's son Walter Dunham was born in 1855 and died after 1928. He married Annie Cooper Aug 07, 1893. Walter Dunham and Annie (Cooper) Dunham had 2 children-Lester Dunham and Sina Marie Dunham.

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(1aaa) Walter Dunham and Annie (Cooper) Dunham's son Lester Dunham was born 5-10-1894 in Jersey Co., IL, and died 2-23-1961 in Jersey Co., IL. His burial was in Fieldon Cemetery, Jersey Co., IL. He married Emma Cummings 8 Jul 1925 in Jersey Co., IL. Lester Dunham and Emma (Cummings) Dunham had 2 sons-Charles Lester Dunham and Francis W. "Coke" Dunham.

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(1aaaa) Lester Dunham and Emma (Cummings) Dunham's son Charles Lester Dunham was born Dec. 14, 1925, and died Jan. 4, 1927. His burial was at Fieldon Cemetery, Fieldon, Jersey Co., IL.

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(2aaaa) Lester Dunham and Emma (Cummings) Dunham's son Francis W. "Coke" Dunham's obituary - Francis W. "Coke" Dunham, 84, died at 9:20 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at Willow Rose Nursing and Rehab in Jerseyville. He was born Nov. 6, 1927, in Fieldon, the son of Lester and Emma (Cummings) Dunham, both deceased.He married Jennelle Vogler in 1955 in St. Charles. She preceded him in death. He worked 30 years as a heavy equipment operator. He was Staff Sergeant E6 RICA - Ranger Infinity Company Airborne. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 492, V.F.W. Post No. 4528, Jerseyville Eagles and Elks Lodges. Survivors include one son, Christopher D. and Susan Dunham of Jerseyville; two daughters, Willem E. Dunham of Dale, Texas, and Ramona Y. and Mike Dreher of Florissant, Mo.; one granddaughter, Rebecca, and Logan Wayne of Jerseyville, a great-granddaughter, Lila Wayne. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville where the service will be at 11 a.m. with military rites by American Legion Post 492. Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis at a later time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be to the Jersey County Veterans Association.

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(2aaa) Walter Dunham and Annie (Cooper) Dunham's daughter Sina Marie (Dunham) Rosenthal's obituary - Sina Marie Rosenthal, 78, a resident of Garnet Chateau, died August 13, 1975 at 1:15 am at the Chateau where she had resided for four years. The services were held at 2 pm, August 15 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. With Rev. Leonard Todd officiating. Interment was in Fieldon cemetery. She was born August 5, 1897 in Fieldon. Her husband, Amiel Rosenthal, died in April, 1965. She is survived by 2 sons, Laverne Dunham of East Alton and Robert Rosenthal of Jerseyville; 2 daughters, Mrs. John (Marcella) Redd of Godfrey and Mrs. Vincent (Doris) Sibley of Jerseyville; 6 grandchildren; and 3 g-grandchildren. Her husband and 1 brother proceeded her in death. Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville after 4 pm Thursday.

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(1aaaa) Sina Marie (Dunham) Rosenthal's son Laverne Dunham's wife Vera K. (Narup) Dunham's obituary - Vera K. Dunham, 91, died at 11:40 a.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at the Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Batchtown on Oct. 25, 1923, the daughter of Charles and Catherine (Mossman) Narup. Vera worked at the Owens-Illinois Glass Mfg. for many years, and later in life spent much of her time caring for children. She was a talented quilter and provided many family members with quilts that she made with love. She enjoyed every moment spent with her family, and enjoyed traveling with her husband in their earlier years. She married Laverne Dunham on Aug. 10, 1943, in Longview, Texas, and together they shared 51 years together, and the joys of a son, before his death on Dec. 19, 1994. Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Dunham of St. Peters, Mo.; two grandchildren and their spouses, Mark and Lisa Dunham of St. Peters, Mo., Stacey and Clayton Meyer of O'Fallon, Mo.; three great-grandchildren, Sidney and Zoe Meyer, and Marlee Dunham; five sisters, Irene Erwin of Jerseyville, Rosalie Hughes of Greenfield, Delores Becker of Fishers, Ind., Norma Glassbrenner of Plainview, Loretta Linenfelser of Jerseyville; a brother-in-law, Robert Rosenthal of Jerseyville; two sisters-in-law, Marcella Redd of Hot Springs, Ark., and Doris Sibley of Jerseyville; along with many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her only son, Douglas Dunham in 1996; two brothers, Leonard Narup and Jerome Narup; and a sister, Vernetia Gullicksrud. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m, Thursday, May 28, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where Rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, May 29, 2015, at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will take place in the Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic School in Jerseyville or to Masses.

(7b) Benjamin Dunham (son of David Dunham and Catherine Burkhamer) was born 30 Oct 1822 in Berkeley County, Va, and died 1901 in Jersey County, Il. He married Ann Eliza Jane Reddish on 30 Oct 1850 in Jersey, Il, daughter of Stephen Reddish and Charlotte Sallie Unknown. Notes for Benjamin Dunham: Benjamin Dunham: Burial: Dunham/Reddish Cemetery, Jersey County, IL. Benjamin Dunham and Ann Eliza Jane Reddish: Marriage: 30 Oct 1850, Jersey, Co., IL. Children of Benjamin Dunham and Ann Eliza Jane Reddish were- Henry Clinton Dunham, born 30 Aug 1851, Jersey County, IL, died 21 Sep 1924, buried Gunterman Cem. Jersey Co., IL, married Laura A. Medford, born 1851, died 1944, buried Gunterman Cem. Jersey Co., IL; John Dunham, born 08 May 1853, Jersey County, Il, died 18 Mar 1873, Jersey, IL, buried Dunham/Reddish Cem. Jersey Co., IL; Walker or Walter Dunham, born 02 Aug 1854, Jersey County, IL, died 1946, buried Fieldon Cem. Jersey Co., IL; Juliette Dunham, born 28 Feb 1856, Jersey County, IL, died 23 Aug 1928, Fieldon, Jersey Co., IL; Virginia Ann Dunham, born 22 Apr 1857, Jersey County, IL, died 24 Jun 1869, Jersey Co., IL, buried Dunham/Reddish Cem. Jersey Co., IL; Stephen A. Douglas Dunham, born 11 Jun 1858, Jersey County, IL, died 1930, Greene County, IL, buried Kane Cem. Greene Co., IL; Emma Dunham, born 03 Dec 1859, Jersey County, IL; Floyd Lloyd Dunham, born 30 Mar 1861, Jersey County, IL, died 19 Oct 1913, Jersey, IL, buried Dunham/Reddish Cem. Jersey Co., IL; Benjamin Franklin Dunham, born 20 Jan 1864, Jersey County, IL, died 10 Mar 1917, Fieldon, IL: Charles H. Dunham, born 06 Feb 1866, Jersey County, IL, died 1946, Jersey, IL, buried Dunham/Reddish Cem. Jersey Co., IL; Oscar Dunham, born 16 Oct 1867, Jersey County, IL, died Aft. 1917; Oliver P. Dunham, born 18 Nov 1869, Jersey County, IL, died 1949, Fieldon, Jersey County, IL; Hattie Belle Dunham, born 08 Sep 1871, Jersey County, IL, died 12 Sep 1939, buried Fieldon Cem. Jersey Co., IL; Infant Son Dunham, born 1862, died 1863.

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Benjamin Dunham was born in Berkeley county, Va. on the 30th day of Oct. 1822. He is the son of David and Catherine (Burkhammer) Dunham. His father was born and raised in the state of Virginia, his mother was a native of Pennsylvania. Benjamin was the youngest of a family of 10 children. When he was four years of age his parents moved to Hamilton county, Ohio, locating about 18 miles from Cincinnati. After they had lived there about eight years, his father died. They lived in Ohio 10 years, then came by wagon to Illinois, in the month of October 1836, and located in Macoupin county, northeast of Greenfield. While living there his oldest brother, Samuel, who had consumption, died during that winter. Benjamin and his mother remained in that county one year, and then moved to English township, Jersey county, and raised on crop on the farm now owned by John Garrel. From here, Benjamin and his mother moved in with his next older brother, Amos Dunham, and lived with him until Benjamin purchased 40 acres of land from Mr. Eastwood, about 1844, where his present residence now is. Benjamin's mother lived here with him until her death in 1853. She is buried in what is called Armstrong cemetery, in English township. Benjamin was married on the 30th of Oct. in 1850 to Ann Eliza Reddish, born Jan. 10 1831 in what is now Jersey county. She is the daughter of Stephen and Sallied Reddish. Mr. and Mrs. Dunham have been the parents of 14 children, 11 whom are living: Henry C., born Aug. 30, 1851; John, born May 8, 1853, died March 18, 1873; Walker, born Aug. 2, 1854; Juliette, born Feb. 28, 1856; Virginia Ann, born April 22, 1857, died June 24, 1869; Stephen A. Dougles, born June 11, 1858; Emmer, born Dec. 3, 1859; Lloyd, born March 30, 1861; an unnamed infant born Sept. 25, 1862, died Mary 3, 1863; Benjamin F., born Jan. 20, 1864; Charles H., born Feb. 6, 1866; Oscar, born Oct. 16, 1867; Oliver P., born Nov. 18, 1869; Hattie Belle, born Sept. 8, 1871. Mr. Dunham's farm at first contained 40 acres, but he has added to this until it now contains 213 acres, and on this he built a new residence in 1884. He raises stock, as well as grain. The extent of improvements on his and neighboring farms may be seen by comparing the present condition with what it was when he first located there. It was then a wild country, with deer and wild game to be found in abundance. He has seen as many as 15 deer at one time, and has killed numbers of them. The last one killed in this neighborhood was shot by him, it being in among the sheep. He has also killed great numbers of wild turkeys and other choice species of game, which were then more plentiful than the most common kinds now are. It is difficult to imagine the changes that have taken place in that time, but Mr. Dunham, in the half-century that he has spent here, has witnessed its transformation from a wilderness to a continued series of cultivated fields and the homes of hundreds. In those early days, like other pioneers, he had to haul his grain to a mill and grind it himself, with his own team.

(Note: The above information about Benjamin Dunham was - From History of Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois, Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885, pp. 366 - 395.)

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(1aa) Benjamin and Ann Eliza (Reddish) Dunham's son - Benjamin Franklin Dunham, died 03-10-1917. Benjamin Franklin Dunham, died at his home in Fieldon March 10. He leaves his wife; 1 son, Mark; 5 brothers, Oscar of St. Louis, Oliver, Charles, Stephen, Walker and Henry; 3 sisters, Mrs. Julia Miller, Mrs. Nano Cummings, Miss Bell Dunham. He was born on the Dunham farm 5 miles west of Fieldon, where 4 of the brothers now live. They are one of the wealthy families of the Fieldon area. German Evangelical church, Rev. F. O. Wilson.

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(2aa) Benjamin and Ann Eliza (Reddish) Dunham's daughter - Julia (Dunham Miller, died 00-07-1928. August 30, 1928. Mrs. Julia Dunham Miller, one of the well-known aged residents of Jersey County, died at the Dunham homestead five miles northwest of Fieldon at the age of 72 years. Funeral from Fieldon Evangelical church, Rev. O. G. Meggemeyer of Alton serving.

Burial in Fieldon cemetery. Mrs. Miller was daughter of Benjamin and Anna Eliza Reddish Dunham, her father being a native of West Moreland County, Virginia and her mother a native of Illinois. She is survived by husband, Allen Miller, two sisters and three brothers. Sisters: Miss Mattie Dunham of Fieldon Vicinity and Mrs. Emma Cummings of Arkansas. Brothers: Charles, Stephen, and Oliver Dunham, all of Fieldon.

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(3aa) Benjamin Dunham and Ann Eliza Jane (Reddish) Dunham's son Oliver P. Dunham's wife Nellie (Vahle) Dunham's obituary - Died 15-06-1973. Nellie Dunham, 82, died June 15, at Garnet's Chateau. Final rites were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. James Connett officiated and burial was in Fieldon cemetery. Born November 17, 1890 in Fieldon she was the daughter of Louis & Lena (Goetten) Vahle. She was a member of the Senior Citizens and Methodist church. She is survived by 1 grandson, Spencer Dunham, Texas; 3 g-granddaughters, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Frank and Oliver Dunham.

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(4aa) Benjamin Dunham and Ann Eliza Jane (Reddish) Dunham's son Stephen A. Douglas Dunham, born 11 Jun 1858, Jersey County, IL, died 1930, Greene County, IL, buried Kane Cem. Greene Co., IL, married Rachel A. Proffer Aug. 1898. Stephen A. Douglas Dunham and Rachel A. (Proffer) Dunham had these children-Myrtle May Dunham born 1907, died 1943, buried Kane Cem. Greene Co., IL; Bertha Ann Eliza Dunham; Gertrude C. Dunham; Lottie Belle Dunham; and Elmer Stephen Dunham.

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