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Family of Elisha DUNHAM and Elizabeth FREEMAN
|Husband:||Elisha DUNHAM (1732-bef1783)|
|Wife:||Elizabeth FREEMAN (1732?-aft1783)|
|Children:||Josiah DUNHAM (1753-1816)|
|Freeman DUNHAM (aft1752- )|
|David DUNHAM (1752?- )|
|Henry Dayton DUNHAM (bef1771-1833)|
|Enos DUNHAM (aft1752- )|
|Unknown DUNHAM ( - )|
|John DUNHAM (1762-1840)|
|Marriage||20 Jun 1752||Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey 1|
Husband: Elisha DUNHAM
|Elisha DUNHAM, "Musketman8"|
|Name:||Elisha DUNHAM 2,3|
|Name Prefix:||Patriot Captain|
|Father:||Joseph DUNHAM (1700-1771)|
|Mother:||Elizabeth Mary UNKNOWN (1705-1771)|
|Birth||11 Oct 1732||Woodbridge, Essex, New Jersey, USA 2,4|
|Occupation||21 Aug 1771 (age 38)||Carpenter; Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 5,6|
|Residence||21 Aug 1771 (age 38)||Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 6|
|Will||21 Aug 1771 (age 38)||Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 7|
|Military||1777 (age 44-45)||Captain in the 1st Reg't of Essex Co., N.J. Militia. He suffered damages to his property by British troops.|
|Death||bef 6 Mar 1783 (age 50)||Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 2,4|
Wife: Elizabeth FREEMAN
|Name:||Elizabeth FREEMAN 1,2|
|Father:||John FREEMAN (1698-1761)|
|Mother:||Martha MOORE (1700?-1775)|
|Birth||1732 (app)||Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 2,4|
|Death||aft 1783 (age 50-51)||Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 2,8|
Child 1: Josiah DUNHAM
|Josiah DUNHAM, "Musketman8"|
|Name:||Josiah DUNHAM 2,9|
|Spouse:||Anna WILLIAMS (1755?-1829)|
|Birth (1)||1 Jun 1753 2|
|Birth (2)||1 Jun 1753||Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey|
|Title (Facts Pg)||Patriot 10|
|Death||Apr 1816 (age 62)||Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey 2|
Child 2: Freeman DUNHAM
|Name:||Freeman DUNHAM 11,12|
|Birth||btw 1752 and 1783||New Jersey|
|Residence||Middlesex County, NJ 11|
Child 3: David DUNHAM
|David DUNHAM, "Musketman8"|
|Name:||David DUNHAM 12|
|Name Prefix:||Patriot Captain|
|Birth||6 Jun 1752 (app)||New Jersey 12|
|Military||btw 1776 and 1780 (age 23-28)||Captain 12|
Child 4: Henry Dayton DUNHAM
|Name:||Henry Dayton DUNHAM 2,12|
|Spouse:||Sarah ELLISON (1778-1864)|
|Birth (1)||bef 1771||Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey|
|Death (1)||7 Sep 1833 (age 61-62)||Wayne County, Indiana|
|Birth (2)||1773||Woodbridge, Essex, New Jersey, USA 2|
|Death (2)||2 Oct 1883 (age 111-112)||Centerville, Wayne, Indiana, USA 2|
Child 5: Enos DUNHAM
|Name:||Enos DUNHAM 11,12|
|Spouse:||Mary ELLISON ( - )|
|Birth||btw 1752 and 1783||New Jersey|
|Residence||Jun 1785 (age 1-33)||New Brunswick, Middlesex County, NJ 11|
Child 6: Unknown DUNHAM
|Name:||Unknown DUNHAM 12|
Child 7: John DUNHAM
|John DUNHAM, "Musketman8"|
|Name:||John DUNHAM 13|
|Birth||7 Oct 1762||New Jersey 14,15,16|
|Military (1)||frm 1777 to 1781 (age 14-19)||Private in Essex County Militia; Essex County, New Jersey 17|
|Military (2)||3 Dec 1833 (age 71)||Revolutionary War Pensioner; Essex County, New Jersey 18|
|Death||26 Nov 1840 (age 78)||Westfield, Essex, New Jersey 15|
|Burial||1840 (age 77-78)||Revolutionary War Cemetary 15,19|
|Military (2)||$40 annual allowance commencing 4 March 1831.|
|Burial||opposite the Presbyterian church, Westfield, New Jersey|
Note on Husband: Elisha DUNHAM - shared note
from Patty Barthell Myers, Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman, 1995, pp. 36-37
40. ELIZABETH4 FREEMAN (John,3 Henry,2 Ann1), b. Woodbridge say 1732; d. there after 1783; m. 20 June 1752 Elisha Dunham (N.J. Arch., 22:151). She is mentioned in her father's and mother's wills. Elisha Dunham was b. Woodbridge, N.J., c1732; d. there Feb/Mar 1783, s/o Joseph4 Dunham (David,3 Jonathan2 alias Singletary, Richard1 Singletary), whose will made 20 Oct 1759, proved 27 Dec 1771, names son Elisha Dumham (N.J. Arch., 34:147). Elisha was Captain in the 1st Reg't of Essex Co., N.J. Militia. He suffered damages to his property by British troops.
1771, Aug. 21. Dunham, ElIsha of Woodbridge, MIddlesex Co., carpenter, will of. WIfe, Elizabeth, land I bought of Jonathan Kimble. Rest of land to be sold, and money dIvIded among my chIldren, Josiah Freeman, DavId, Enuas and Henry, when they are 21, and my daughter, when 18. Executors -- wIfe, ElIzabeth, and brother-in-law Isaac Freeman. Witnesses -- Moses Dunham, Joseph Dunham, Jr., Joseph Shotwell. Proved 6 Mar 1783. (N.J.Arch., 35:126.)
+160 i Josiah Dunham, b. 1 Jun 1753/5; m. Anna Williams.
161 ii Freeman Dunham.
162 iii Capt. David Dunham, b. 3 Jun 17__. Said to have been in Rev. War.
163 iv Henry Dayton Dunham, b. Woodbridge. N.J. bef. 1771, d. Wayne Co., Ind., 7 Sept 1833, m. bef. 1808 Sarah Ellison, b. NYCity 1774/5, d. Centerville, Ind., 19 Aug Au 1864. In 1803 he granted 10 acres of land for erection of Presby. Church. Children: Henry, Daniel, John EllIson, John Purdy, Eliza m. E. C. Clarkson, Eunice m. Joseph Hampton.
164 v Enos Dunham, m. Mary Ellison, d/o John and Rachel EllIson.
165 vi Daughter Dunham,
(DAR 561185; Dunham, p. 48.)
from Dunham Genealogy, Isaac Watson Dunham, 1907, p 48.
42 ELISHA, b. 1732, son of Joseph, 1700; m. Mary Ferguson, June 30,1752. Issue: 45. I. - Josiah, m. Anna Williams; b. 1755; she d. March 10, 1829; he d. 1816. April 5, 1783, he purchased the homestead. 46. II.--Freeman. 47. III.--David, Capt., in Rev. war. 48. IV.--Henry, m. Sarah Ellison. In 1803 granted 10 acres of land for erection of Pres. Ch. 49. V.--Amos m. Mary Ellison, dau. of John and Rachel. 50. 6 daughters.
Note on Wife: Elizabeth FREEMAN - shared note
see Elisha Dunham notes.
|1||Patty Barthell Myers, "Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman" (Name: 1995;). p 36-37.|
|2||Ancestry.com, "One World Tree (sm)" (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., n.d.;). Text From Source: Online publication - Ancestry.com. OneWorldTree [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.|
|3||Patty Barthell Myers, "Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman" (Name:
1995;). pp. 36-37.
Text From Source: Elsha was Captain in the 1st Reg. of Essex Co., N.J. Militia. He suffered damages to his property by British troops.
|4||Ibid. pp. 36-37.|
|5||Ibid. p 37.|
|6||"New Jersey Abstract of Wills, 1670-1817" (New Jersey, Abstract of Wills, 1670-1817 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.).|
|7||"New Jersey Archive". pp. 36-37.
Text From Source: 1771, Aug. 21. Dunham, Elisha, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., carpenter; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, land I bought of Jonathan Kimble. Rest of land to be sold, and money divided among my children, Josiah, Freeman, David, Enuas and Henry, when they are 21, and my daughter, when 18.
Executors—wife, Elizabeth, and brother-in-law, Isaac Freeman.
Witnesses—Moses Dunham, Joseph
Dunham, Jr., Joseph Shotwell.
Proved March 6, 1783.
Lib. 24, p. 280.
|8||Patty Barthell Myers, "Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman" (Name: 1995;).|
|9||Ibid. p 37 & p. 97.|
|10||"National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution". DAR 361185.
Text From Source: DUNHAM, Josiah Birth: NJ 1 Apr 1753 Service: NJ Rank: Pvt Death: NJ 4- -1816 Patriot Pensioned: No Widow Pensioned: No Children Pensioned: No Heirs Pensioned: No Spouse: (1) Anna Williams
|11||Jackson, Ronald V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp, "New Jersey Census, 1772-1890" (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999;). Text From Source: Online publication - Jackson, Ronald V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp.. New Jersey Census, 1772-1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999.Original data - Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.|
|12||Patty Barthell Myers, "Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman" (Name: 1995;). p. 37.|
|13||Dr. Lewis Condict, "Condict Abstracts" (Name: Digital Antiquaria, 2005;). pp. 20-21.|
|14||Ibid. pp. 20-21.
Text From Source: Service in 1777, when 15 ...
|15||"US Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963". image 2046.|
|16||Godfrey Memorial Library, comp, "American Genealogical-Biographical Index"
(Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999;). Vol. 46, Pg. 483.
Text From Source: Name: John Dunham
Birth Date: 1762
Birthplace: New Jersey
Page Number: 483
Reference: Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 6 Apr 1925, 2859
|17||Dr. Lewis Condict, "Condict Abstracts" (Name: Digital Antiquaria, 2005;). pp.
Text From Source: RECORD OF JOHN DUNHAM
"My father lived al Trembly's Point during the whole War. I grew up young; was stout, athletic and more capable of performing military duty at 15 than most lads at 16. Service in 1777, when 15, was three months under Capt. Scudder and Capt. Laing as a volumeer and as a substitute for some of father's neighhbors, who were so situated thai it was very difficult or impossible for them to leave their homes. At their earnest request and solicitation, offered to go in their stead as a substitute and the Captain, considering me to be capable of military duty, I was accepted and did service. I have endeavored to remember for whom I was a substitute but cannot recollect. The three months were for different persons in each Tour. My father, Elisha Dunham, was himself a Captain of militia and was out when his regular Tour of duty came to be performed."
His first Tour was in the Fall during cold nights, and, according to his best recollection was late in Sept. and October. His second Tour was in cold weather, most probably late in November, under Capt. Laing, and he does not remember whether he was home a week or a month between. He was performing guard duty along the Jersey shore opposite Staten Island. There was only a Captain in command at the place he was stationed, which was at David Ball's house, one room of which was occupied as a guard room. Another station was at Thomas Bradbury's, and another at David Trembly's; all within view of each other and within gunshot. The Company was divided and distributed at these places, the better to watch the movements of the enemy on the opposite shore and to guard against surprise.
Second Tour when he was 16; one month under Capt. Mulford. It was the season of getting hay, probably July.
Third Tour, 1779, four months; quartered first month at Daniel Williams', near Capt. Mulford's house. One room of Williams' house was guardroom. First momh was in Winter; second in March in Elizabeth Town and at Halsted's Point. Nutman's house in Elizabeth Town was guardhouse, opposite Gen. Dayton's. Was alarmed one night. Capt. Meeker of the cavalry was going round to give the countersign and, riding rapidly, was ordered to Stop and give the sign. He made some reply that he would give the countersign and rode off, upon which he, Dunham, and David Williams both fired upon him but missed him; in the dead of night. Third month was probably in April. Was stationed al Elizabeth Town, part of the time at Nutman's; part at Williams'; on guard duty in the Town and at the Point. Fourth month in June [same place].
In 1780, under Lord Stirling, a plan was laid to cross to Staten Island on the ice under Col. Mulford. Crossed at the old Point, and crossed the Island to Cuckold's town fort, where the enemy laid. Some stores were taken and brought off; some burnt. Some prisoners taken. The party returned, some that night, some the next day. Capt. Joseph Wheedon (?) of the army was on this excursion. In March stationed at Elizabeth Town; same house and duty. In May was at Rahway and Trembly's Point. Was at Elizabeth Town when Springfield and Connecticut Farms were burnt; was not in those skirmishes.
Robert Woodruff was killed in a skirmish with the enemy on their retreat from Springfield to Staten Island, near the crossroads below Elizabeth Town, in the woods. Saw him brought out a corpse. Another man was wounded, Elijah Terril, a musket ball passing through his thigh.
Served four months in 1781. First month, in April under Mulford at Rahway; second, in June, under Mulford at Trembly's Point; third, under Herriman, at Elizabeth Town; fourth under Mulford, at Elizabeth Town. Duty was guarding lines, etc. Received a certificate for some part of his service in this last year, which was paid him.
David Williams: Knows John Dunham was on guard duty at Elizabeth Town under Capt. Mulford in September, 1778. Both served with Capt. Meeker.
|18||"New Jersey Pensioners, 1835" (United States Senate. Report from the Secretary of War, in Obedience to Resolutions of the Senate of the 5th and 30th of June, 1834, and the 3d of March, 1835, In Relation to the Pension Establishment of the United States. [New Jersey Section]. Washington, D.C.: Duff Green, 1835.).|
|19||Colonel C. Malcolm B. Gilman, "The Story of the New Jersey Blues" (Arlington Library for Clinical and Historical Research, Red Bank, NJ, 1962). p. 39.|