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Nathaniel DONHAM's other family: with Keziah CROSLEY (1758-1820)
Nathaniel DONHAM's parents: John DUNHAM (1708-1810) and Hiley Ann UNKNOWN ( - )
Mary SUTTON's parents: John SUTTON ( - ) and Mary MARTIN ( - )

Family of Nathaniel DONHAM and Mary SUTTON

Husband: Nathaniel DONHAM (1733-1812)
Wife: Mary SUTTON (1735-1774)
Children: John DONHAM (1767-1856)
David DONHAM (1769?- )
Lewis DONHAM (1771-1845)
Mary DONHAM (1774-1839)
Marriage 1765 Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA

Husband: Nathaniel DONHAM

      Nathaniel DONHAM, "USAFLASH"    
Name: Nathaniel DONHAM 1
Sex: Male
Name Prefix: Patriot
Name Suffix: Jr.
Father: John DUNHAM (1708-1810)
Mother: Hiley Ann UNKNOWN ( - )
Birth 1733 Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA
Military frm 1777 to 1778 (age 43-45) Private 1st NJ Regiment Continental Troops; Valley Forge, Pennsylvania 2
Death 29 Sep 1812 (age 78-79) Clermont County, Ohio 3

Wife: Mary SUTTON

Name: Mary SUTTON 4
Sex: Female
Father: John SUTTON ( - )
Mother: Mary MARTIN ( - )
Birth 1735 Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA
Death 1774 (age 38-39) Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey

Child 1: John DONHAM

Name: John DONHAM 5
Sex: Male
Spouse 1: Sallie JENNINGS ( -bef1811)
Spouse 2: Elizabeth BROWN (1792-1878)
Birth 7 Apr 1767 Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 3
Death 15 Aug 1856 (age 89) Ohio Twp, Clermont, OH 3

Child 2: David DONHAM

Name: David DONHAM
Sex: Male
Spouse: Elizabeth GARRISON ( - )
Birth 1769 (app) Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 3
Death Greene, PA 3

Child 3: Lewis DONHAM

Name: Lewis DONHAM 3
Sex: Male
Spouse: Amy MAPLE ( - )
Birth 24 Jun 1771 Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey 3
Death 1845 (age 73-74) Greene, PA 3

Child 4: Mary DONHAM

Name: Mary DONHAM 3
Sex: Female
Spouse: Henry LEE (1769-1838)
Birth 5 May 1774 Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey 3
Death 9 Feb 1839 (age 64) Riley, Vigo, IN 3


1Scott T.S. Trimble, "Donham Family History" (1995-2000).
Text From Source: He was born in 1733 Woodbridge, Middlesex County, NJ.107 Previous books and histories say that he was the son of Nathaniel DONHAM Sr. and Joannah THORNELL. This was unlikely for two reasons. Nathaniel DONHAM Sr. was born in 1679, making him 54 when Nathaniel Jr. was born. Nathaniel DONHAM Sr. also already had a child named Nathaniel. This other Nathaniel DONHAM, who was born 17 October 1726, married an Elizabeth WILSON and moved to New York.

Brent SCHLOTTMAN, of Chandler, AZ, suggested on the Prodigy computer service in Fall 1994 that Nathaniel was actually the son of John DONHAM, and grandson of Nathaniel DONHAM Sr. Back then the title "Junior" only meant that there was someone older in town who had the same name, whether he was the father or not. John DONHAM, who was born in 1708, would have been of an appropriate age to be Nathaniel Jr.'s father. Also Nathaniel DONHAM Jr.'s oldest son's name was John It was a common tradition to name the oldest son after the grandfather. Brent also said that Isaac Watson DUNHAM's book gave a clue by saying that this John DONHAM went to Pennsylvania. We know that Nathaniel DONHAM Jr. went to Pennsylvania and could have taken his father with him. There is still no proof of this relationship, as Nathaniel could easily be the child of any of Nathaniel DONHAM Sr.'s other sons, but it seems to be the most likely one at this point.

Another history says that Nathaniel DONHAM Jr. was the third child of the second marriage of his father. Further, "[The father] was twice married in New Jersey. By his former wife there was born to him but one child, christened by name John. By the second marriage there were three sons and one daughter. The sons were William, Jonathan, and Nathaniel...."108 John DONHAM Jr., the book says, got his father's estate. Jonathan DONHAM married and stayed in New Jersey. William DONHAM moved to northern Alabama.
STST Genealogy,
2"Valley Forge Legacy - The Muster Roll Project" ( Text From Source: Private Nathaniel Dunham Rank and File
State: New Jersey
Division: Support
Brigade: Maxwell's
Regiment: 1st New Jersey
Company: Capt Isaac Morrison
DEC 1777 Deserted
JAN 1778 Deserted
FEB 1778 Deserted
MAR 1778 Deserted
APR 1778 Sick Present
MAY 1778 Sick Present
JUN 1778

Deserted August, 1777
Reenlisted April or May, 1778

Born: 1733, New Jersey
Died: September 29, 1812, Clermont Co., Ohio

Spouse: (1) Mary Sutton, (2) Kesiah Crosley
Children: Jonathan Singleton (m. Elizabeth Ayres), John (m. Elizabeth Brown), Abel (m. Elizabeth Ferguson), Mary (Henry Lee)

Source: DAR A034577
3Scott T.S. Trimble, "Donham Family History" (1995-2000).
STST Genealogy,
Text From Source: John DONHAM was often known as "King Donham" because of the vast amount of land that he owned. One history reports, "At the time of his decease, in 1858 (sic), he was the owner of some twenty-eight thousand acres of land, of which about three thousand five hundred acres were in Pierce, Ohio, and Monroe townships, Clermont County."62 The following is from the same history:

[John] DONHAM and a Mr. MASON were two of the hunters for the Columbia colony and were probably the first white men to visit Bethel, Ohio. On one of their big hunting trips, they killed several deer, near Deer Lick, not far from Bethel, which they hung in the trees out of reach of the wolves and other wild animals numerous at that time, after which they 'blazed' a trail so that a squad of men could be sent for the venison, from Columbia. They also broke the first ground for the colony at Columbia. John DONHAM was a man of few words and prompt action, as was illustrated upon one occasion when, needing flour badly, he put two bags of wheat on a horse which he led to a water mill at Ten Mile. Upon arriving at the mill, he asked the propietor's son to carry the bags into the mill for him, which the boy rudely refused to do, whereupon the gentleman turned away and taking his wheat with him returned home. He then sent one of his sons to Twelve Mile creek to locate a site for a grist mill, while he journeyed to Cincinnati to secure a mill wright. A tract of two thousand acres was secured and a mill erected on what is now the Francis WERST place. The business thus established flourished for many years, and was a great benefit to the community. Politically, Mr. DONHAM was a Democrat and served his party as a member of the State legislature of Ohio, from Hamilton county....63


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