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Family of Jonathan DUNHAM alias Singletary and Mary BLOOMFIELD

Husband: Jonathan DUNHAM alias Singletary (1640-bef1724)
Wife: Mary BLOOMFIELD (1642-1705)
Children: Esther DUNHAM alias Singletary (1659-1690)
Mary SINGLETARY (1661-bef1664)
Mary SINGLETARY (1664-aft1707)
Ruth DUNHAM alias Singletary (1666-1750)
Eunice DUNHAM alias Singletary (1668-1684)
Jonathan DONHAM alias Singletary (1672-1706)
David DONHAM alias Singletary (1674-1753)
Nathaniel DUNHAM (1677-1678)
Nathaniel DONHAM alias Singletary (1679-1727)
Benjamin DUNHAM alias Singletary (1681-1715)
Marriage 1659 (app) Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts

Husband: Jonathan DUNHAM alias Singletary

Name: Jonathan DUNHAM alias Singletary 1,2,3,4,5
Sex: Male
Father: Richard SINGLETARY (aft1585-1687)
Mother: Susanna COOKE (1616-1682)
Birth 17 Jan 1640 Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts 3,6,7
Civil (1) btw 1661 and 1663 (age 20-23) Series of litigations with John Godfrey involving corn, money, land, charges of witchcraft, and several other people including his parent's and father-in-law 8
Civil (2) 8 Apr 1662 (age 22) Deed of 80 acres of land in Haverill to his wife, Mary, from his parents 9
Occupation 1672 (age 31-32) Carpenter and Mill Owner
Civil (3) 20 Jul 1672 (age 32) Deed of land from Stephen Kent jr for 2 acres of his homelot on Papyack Creek 10
Civil (4) 10 Aug 1672 (age 32) Land patent by The Lords Proprietors for 213 acres of land including 4 parcels, varied locations 11
Civil (5) btw 1672 and 1681 (age 31-41) Township Court Clerk 12
Civil (1) Sep 1673 (age 33) Arrested and fined by Dutch for witholding Gov. Carteret's papers 13,14
Religion (1) Nov 1681 (age 41) New Quaker with Case's Crew on Southhold, Long Island 15
Religion (2) Jul 1683 (age 43) New Quaker with Case's Crew at Little Compton, Plymouth Colony (now 16
Civil (2) Jul 1683 (age 43) Arrested and harshly punished at Little Compton, Plymouth Colony (now
Civil (6) 2 Dec 1689 (age 49) Deed to Mary Ross (Case's Crew) of 6 acres of his houselot and a house to be built. 17
Civil (7) 22 Dec 1689 (age 49) Deed to James Seaton (Mary Ross's lover) in trust of Jonathan's younger 3 sons for all his real property on Cannoo Hill 17
Civil (8) 1693 (age 52-53) Deed back from Mary Ross of 6 acres of land and house 18
Civil (9) 1701 (age 60-61) Deputy to the General Assemby 19
Civil (10) 16 Apr 1702 (age 62) Deed of same 80 acres of land in Haverill from his wife, Mary, and their surviving children 20,21
Y-DNA Mutation Point DYS449 = 27
Death bef 24 Apr 1724 (age 84) Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey 3
Burial 1724 (age 83-84) Along side his house

Additional Information

Birth along side his house
Burial Trinity Lane, Woodbridge, NJ

Wife: Mary BLOOMFIELD

Name: Mary BLOOMFIELD 2,3,22
Sex: Female
Father: Thomas BLOOMFIELD (1617-bef1686)
Mother: Mary WITHERS? (1620?-aft1684)
Birth 15 Jan 1642 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts 3,23
Death 1705 (age 62-63) Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey 3

Child 1: Esther DUNHAM alias Singletary

Name: Esther DUNHAM alias Singletary 1,2,3,24
Sex: Female
Spouse: Samuel SMITH (1644-1719)
Birth (1) 1659 Haverhill, Essex, MA 2
Death 14 Aug 1690 (age 30-31) Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ 2,3,24
Birth (2) 1669 Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 3

Child 2: Mary SINGLETARY

Name: Mary SINGLETARY
Sex: Female
Birth 29 Dec 1661 Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts 25
Death bef 1664 (age 2-3) Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts

Child 3: Mary SINGLETARY

Name: Mary SINGLETARY 3
Sex: Female
Spouse: William ELLISON (1660-1707)
Birth 3 Feb 1664 Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts 3,26
Death aft 1707 (age 42-43) Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 3

Child 4: Ruth DUNHAM alias Singletary

Name: Ruth DUNHAM alias Singletary 1,3
Sex: Female
Birth 1666 Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticutt 1,3,27
Death 1750 (age 83-84) 3

Child 5: Eunice DUNHAM alias Singletary

Name: Eunice DUNHAM alias Singletary 1,3
Sex: Female
Birth 1668 Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticutt 1,3,27
Death 5 Dec 1684 (age 15-16) Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 3,28

Child 6: Jonathan DONHAM alias Singletary

Name: Jonathan DONHAM alias Singletary 1,3,29,30
Sex: Male
Spouse: Esther ROLPH (1685-1742)
Birth (1) 24 Sep 1672 Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey 1,2,3,29,31
Birth (2) 1672 NJ 29
Birth (3) 24 Sep 1672 Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, USA 3
Birth (4) 24 Sep 1672 Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, USA 3
Death 6 Sep 1706 (age 33) Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 2,32

Child 7: David DONHAM alias Singletary

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      David DONHAM alias Singletary, "Musketman8"    
 
Name: David DONHAM alias Singletary 2,33,34
Sex: Male
Spouse 1: Unknown UNKNOWN (1674?- )
Spouse 2: Sarah DENNIS (1678- )
Spouse 3: Mary ILSLEY (1680-1750)
Birth 10 Mar 1674 Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey 2,35
Civil (1) Sep 1697 (age 23) convicted of fathering illigitimate children with two women; Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 36
Religion btw 1707 and 1708 (age 32-34) Church of Christ Member 37
Civil (2) 1708 (age 33-34) Detained the daughter of William Ellison, deceased; Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 38
Military 1715 (age 40-41) Militiaman in Col. Thomas Ffarmer's regiment; Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 39
Death 1753 (age 78-79) Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey 2

Child 8: Nathaniel DUNHAM

Name: Nathaniel DUNHAM 40
Sex: Male
Birth 8 Feb 1677 Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 41
Death 14 May 1678 (age 1) Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 41

Child 9: Nathaniel DONHAM alias Singletary

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      Nathaniel DONHAM alias Singletary, "Musketman8"    
 
Name: Nathaniel DONHAM alias Singletary 3,41,42
Sex: Male
Spouse: Joannah THORNELL (1684-1730)
Birth 10 Apr 1679 Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey 3,43
Military 1715 (age 35-36) Militiaman in Col. Thomas Ffarmer's regiment; Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 39
Death 1727 (age 47-48) Westfield, Union, New Jersey, USA 3

Child 10: Benjamin DUNHAM alias Singletary

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      Benjamin DUNHAM alias Singletary, "Musketman8"    
 
Name: Benjamin DUNHAM alias Singletary 44
Sex: Male
Spouse: Mary ROLPH (1681- )
Birth 22 Aug 1681 Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey 45
Military 1715 (age 33-34) Militiaman in Col. Thomas Ffarmer's regiment; Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 39
Death 31 Dec 1715 (age 34) Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey

Note on Husband: Jonathan DUNHAM alias Singletary - shared note

 

Jonathan Singletary who became Dunham

by Harman Clark

 

Jonathan Singletary (later known as Dunham) is one of the most interesting characters of his time, and should be fascinating to anyone identified with the family, provided you are willing to look at all sides.

Jonathan led separate lives in Massachusetts (as Singletary), and in New Jersey (as Dunham). Jonathan was no relation to the Dunham family of Plymouth, but was a Singletary who, for some reason, took the name Dunham. [The "Moses in the bull-rushes" story is pure fantasy, without any basis] He also was a scoundrel in Massachusetts, including instances while he was there temporarily after his marriage to Mary Bloomfield and establishing residence as Dunham in Woodbridge, N.J. For a one-sided defense of his character see Yvonne Brunton in her Singletary Family genealogy, pages 13+; she does not want to acknowledge or understand his other side. In her statements on the times in N.J., she relies solely on Monnette, and did not consult the Woodbridge VRs or Dally; Monnette has been properly called one of the worst genealogists of any age.

A more detailed account of Jonathan is found in Patty Myers's "Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman", (Penobscot Press, 1995). That cites his deposition, aged about 23, dated 1662 against John Godfrey, accused of witchcraft, as printed in Upham's Salem Witchcraft, vol. 1, pages 343-346. When Jonathan Singletary and his family moved to Woodbridge about 1665/66 they changed their name to Dunham. There is no rational explanation for this alias.

Kenneth Royal Dunham (in his 1987 book) treats the matter of "which family, Dunham or Singletary". But not until Patty Myers discussed the dual personality and double lives of Jonathan Singletary/Dunham, has anyone treated that aspect of the subject. This is unfortunate, for Jonathan would make a very interesting character/personality study. Why did he change his name? Why did he chose the name "Dunham"? Did his wife, Mary Boomfield, know what he was doing on his trips away from home? Why did Mary Ross(e) show up in Woodbridge? Was Jonathan the one who introduced Mary Ross(e) to James Seatown? [In the Seatown/Adams divorce trial, William Frost, one of the witnesses, "related that he saw James Seaton and Mary Ross in bed together at Dunham's home."]

See also Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, Court Orders: Vol. VI, 1678-1691, pages 113-114, by Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, M.D. Also: Savage, under Richard Singletary, Vol. 4, page 102; Hoyt's Amesbury & Salisbury, page 317; NYGBR 68:58 (1937) on Bloomfield Family. See also New Jersey History, Fall-Winter 1987, 105:1-4, 11, 17-18, "Beyond Legal Remedy: Divorce in Seventeenth-Century Woodbridge, New Jersey", by Joanne Ruth Walroth. This includes an account of the divorce of James Seatown and his wife, Rebecca Adams, with references to Seatown's affair with Mary Ross.

My recommendation to anyone seeking information on Jonathan, would be Patty Myers' book.

 

Source:

Singletary Family Genealogy Forum

Posted by: Harman Clark Date: July 09, 2000 at 09:49:04

http://genforum.genealogy.com/singletary/messages/293.html

 

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JONATHAN SINGLETARY

by

Audrey (Shields) Hancock

April, 2000

 

Jonathan DUNHAM of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ started out life as Jonathan SINGLETARY, eldest son of Richard SINGLETARY and possibly a son of a first wife known as "Goodwife Singletary" or his mother could have been Susanna COOKE of Haverhill, Massachusetts. He was no relation to the "Mayflower" DUNHAM Family of Plymouth, Massachusetts, even though attempts to connect him have been made at times. Previous books and genealogies often allude to this connection, and plant him among the descendants of Deacon John DUNHAM. Our Jonathan ended life as Jonathan DUNHAM (alias SINGLETARY). He appears to have had a dual personality having led a stormy life in Haverhill, Massachusetts...perhaps a scoundrel, a notorious vagabond, an antagonizer of the Puritan leaders, etc..., or perhaps the victim of religious and political unrest among the Quakers, Puritans, and other religious groups of that time period.

 

Jonathan SINGLETARY, s/o Richard SINGLETARY and either "Goodwife SINGLETARY" who died or Susanna COOKE, was born 1639/40 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts (or Salibury, Essex County, Massachusetts, where he appears to have been living at the time of his marriage). Jonathan married about 1660-1661 to Mary BLOOMFIELD, daughter of Thomas and Mary BLOOMFIELD.

 

At about age 23 in 1662, Jonathan got into court trouble with John GODFREY, accusing John of witchcraft. In return, John GODFREY sued Jonathan for defamation and slander. This was followed by Jonathan being found guilty and having to pay a fine or having to make a public apology.

 

Jonathan SINGLETARY, appears to have been placed in prison for his erring ways. He evidently had disputes with the Plymouth government for some sort of rebellion. In government records he was described as being a "ranter" and "disseminating corrupt religious principles among his neighbors."

 

Also, in 1662, Richard and Susanna SINGLETARY conveyed to 150 acres of land in Haverhill to Mary, wife of Jonathan SINGLETARY...not to Jonathan. Perhaps this reflected the fact that Jonathan was not yet settled due to his erring ways, and his parents felt it best to place the land in the hands of his wife, Mary.

 

Then around 1665/1666, Jonathan and Mary removed to Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey with the BLOOMFIELD family. With the move came a surname change to DUNHAM, perhaps for anonymity and a different way of life. Perhaps it was to re-establish or reclaim the DUNHAM surname of his ancestors. However, even after marriage he appears to have continued to lead a separate life at times when he returned to Massachusetts temporarily. Yet, it appears that he continued to be recognized among the population of the day as Jonathan Dunham, alias Singletary.

 

In New Jersey, Jonathan erected a grain mill in 1670, and here he appears to have led a respectable life. His brick home is said to have been built in 1671 which after some renovation now [2000] continues to serve as a church rectory. His home and a millstone can be see at h t t p : / / f r e e p a g e s . g e n e a l o g y . r o o t s w e b . c o m / ~ g r a n n y apple/NJCh-Cem/MiddlesexCoNJWoodbridgeHOME/TrinityEpiscopalChHOME.html .

 

Stephen Kent, Jr. of Woodbridge deeded on 20 Jul 1673 to Jonathan DUNHAM "alias SINGLETARY of the same place, for part of his house-lot meadows of Papyack Creek, adjoining grantee, S. of the road to grantee's mill etc." Again, we note that Jonathan is referred to as being "alias SINGLETARY," and records of him in New Jersey appear to always indicate an alias.

 

According to Kenneth Royal DUNHAM in his "DUNHAM-SINGLETARY GENEALOGY," Jonathan was not just an "ordinary miller," but one of the founders of Woodbridge, a New Jersey legislature representative, and a community and church leader. However, with his infamous background his respectably lies in question by some researchers. Perhaps as time elapsed Jonathon mellowed in his attitudes and behaviors, and became a man of respectability.

 

On 16 April 1702, Jonathan was given Power of Attorney by his wife and children to dispose of lands held in Haverhill, Massachusetts. It appears that this was land given to them by Jonathan's parents, Richard & Susannah SINGLETARY, as they are mentioned in the Power of Attorney letter. All sons and one daughter signed "DONHAM alias SINGLETARY" and one daughter signed "Mary ELLISON."

 

There seems to be overwhelming evidence that for whatever reason, Jonathan SINGLETARY of Massachusetts, was, in fact, the one and same Jonathan DUNHAM of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ.

 

[NOTE: I am trying to gather together information on Jonathan and his descendants. If anyone has any information or documents that they would like to share, please contact me. If you have any additions or deletions, please feel free to contact me. Hopefully by working together we can separate our DUNHAM families from the Mayflower DUNHAM families. Audrey]

 

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Title: Descendants of Jonathan Dunham

Author: Jacqueline DOUGHERTY at Tazdough@aol.com

Publication: 13 March 2001

Note: Internet Correspondence and Mail: Descendancy Chart

Repository:

Note: Audrey (Shields) Hancock

Call Number:

Media: Letter

Text: Jonathan was born 17 Nov 1639 in Salisbury or Plymoth, MA, and died 6 Sep 1724 Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ. He married Mary BLOOMFIELD 1660 in Haverhill, Essex Co., MA, dau/o Thomas BLOOMFIELD and Mary WITHERS. Mary was born 15 Jan 1641-42 Newbury, Plymouth, MA, & died 1708 Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ.

 

He received 213 acres of land for erecting the first grist mill in Woodbridge, NJ area in 1670. He erected a brick residence that was still in use as the rectory of of the Trinity Episcopal Church (aka the White Church) of Woodbridge on Rahway Avenue. He was buried on the side of the house which is now known as the Trinity Episcopal Church rectory.

 

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Title: Historic Trinity Episcopal Church, Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ

Author: HANCOCK, Audrey Shields

Repository:

Note: Internet Web Page

Call Number:

Media: Electronic

Page: h t t p : / / f r e e p a g e s . g e n e a l o g y . r o o t s w e b . c o m / ~ g r a n n y apple/NJCh-Cem/MiddlesexCoNJWoodbridgeHOME/TrinityEpiscopalChHOME.html

 

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Title: Re: #414 David E. Dunham b Jan 1775 NJ

Author: MAHONY, Gratia Dunham

Publication: FTM GenForum: DUNHAM Family Genealogy Forum at http://genforum.genealogy.com/dunham/all.html

Repository:

Note: Internet, 16 Apr 1999, Message #414

Call Number:

Media: Electronic

 

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Title: Re: Dunham Family (New Brunswick, Canada and Mass)

Author: STOTT, Greg at gstott@xcelco.on.ca

Publication: FTM GenForum: DUNHAM Family Genealogy Forum

Repository:

Note: Internet 16 Oct 1998, Message # 216

Call Number:

Media: Electronic

Text: "Jonathan Dunham alias Singletary (c.1640-c.1722) and his wife, Mary Bloomfield (c.1642-alive 1708) were the parents of David Donham Sr., and came from Haverhill and Newbury, MA to New Jersey around 1650."

 

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Title: DUNHAM Lineage of David M. SHIELDS at DMS59Dart@aol.com

Author: SHIELDS, David M. (Jr.)

Note: " I have two DUNHAM lines and two CRANE lines.

Dave (LI)"

 

Richard SINGLETARY and Susanna COOKE

Jonathan SINGLETARY/DUNHAM and Mary BLOOMFIELD

Nathaniel DUNHAM and Joanna THORNELL

David DUNHAM and Esther CRANE

David DUNHAM and Anna CRANE (2nd wife)

Catherine (Caty) DUNHAM and James ROLL

Betsey "Elizabeth" ROLL and David M. DUNHAM (Cranford NJ, parents unknown)

Sarah Ann DUNHAM and John LEBER

Charles Henry LEBER and Rose Ann McMANUS

Rosemary Elizabeth LEBER and David Malcolm SHIELDS

David Malcolm SHIELDS, Jr. and Pamela Townsend DAVIS

Dave says, "Any information shared, should be double checked for correctness."

Repository:

Note: E-mail 31 Mar 2001 to: Audrey Shields Hancock

Call Number:

Media: Electronic

 

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Title: DUNHAM-SINGLETARY GENEALOGY, Descendants of Richard Singletary Of Salem, Newbury, and Haverhill, Massachusetts And Deacon John Dunham of Plymouth, Mas

Author: DUNHAM, Kenneth Royal

Publication: Royal Press, Rochester, NY, 1987

Repository:

Note: Private Collection of Audrey (Shields) Hancock

Call Number:

Media: Book

Page: p. 51

Text: "Jonathan Dunham's mill provided flour for the citizens of Woodbridge, New Jersey, but Jonathan was no ordinary miller. He was one of the original founders of Woodbridge, a representative in the New Jersey legislature and a community and church leader. This respected and energetic man provided leadership in founding a new community and shaping its growth into a prosperous town."

 

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Title: History of the Dunham-Donham Family in America--Founded 20 Mar 1997

Author: STREETER, James A. at james@rootsquest.com

Publication: Internet Web Page

Repository:

Note: http://www.rootsquest.com/~sirjames/dunham/dunham1b.htm

Call Number:

Media: Electronic

Page: http://www.usroots.com/~sirjames/dunham/dunham1b.htm

 

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Title: Lineage of Bea (DUNHAM) WEBB

Author: WEBB, Bea (DUNHAM)

Publication: E-mail to ASH

Note: Bea's gg-grandfarther was Almon DUNHAM of Petoskey, MI and then Wolverine, where his son, Ernest Deward DUNHAM, cared for him until his death. Bea grew up on the farm, which still stands. Her lineage includes: Almon DUNHAM (9); William Lee Bration DUNHAM (8); William Lee Bration DUNHAM (7); David DUNHAM (6); Nathaniel DUNHAM (5); Nathaniel DUNHAM (4); Jonathan SINGLETARY-DUNHAM (3); Richard SINGLETARY (2); Francis SINGLETARY (1). [NOTE: Francis has not been proven as an ancestor of this family.

Repository:

Note: Internet, 11 Apr 2001, E-mail

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Media: Electronic

 

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Title: Lineage of Beatrice (Dunham) Webb

Author: WEBB, Bea (DUNHAM) at beaw@gtlakes.com

Publication: E-mail to ASH

Note: Joseph m #1 Mary ??? and #2 Anna WOOD

Repository:

Note: Internet, 14 Apr 2001, E-mail Manuscript

Call Number:

Media: Manuscript

Text: Jonathan

b 17 Jan 1639/40 Newbury, Essex Co., NJ

d abt. 1724 Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ

 

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Title: Researcher, 2001: W. Charlene CONKLIN of Galesburg, IL

Author: CONKLIN, W. Charlene at conklin@gallatinriver.net

Repository:

Note: Internet, 24 Apr 2001, E-mail to ASH

Call Number:

Media: Electronic

Text: Jonathan SINGLETARY-DUNHAM>Nathaniel DUNHAM>David DUNHAM>John DUNHAM, Sr.>Esther (DUNHAM) HIGH>Mary (HIGH) CONKLIN>James Dunham CONKLIN>James Fountain CONKLIN>Ralph Fountain CONKLIN>Dwight Emerson CONKLIN

 

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Title: Lloyd Dunham's SINGLETARY-DUNHAM Lineages

Note: First Line:

Richard Singletary (1) and possible first wife.

Jonathan Dunham (2) Singletary/alias dunham

David Dunham (3) married Mary Ilsley

David Dunham (4) married Mary Freeman

Isaac Dunham (5) b. abt. 1759 married Ann Gage/Gach

 

Second Line:

Richard Singletary (1) and possible first wife

Jonathan Dunham (2) Singletary/alias Dunham

David Dunham (3) married Mary Ilsley

Daniel Dunham (4) married Mary Dennis

Daniel Dunham (5) married Catherine Campbell

Daniel (5) is my 5 gr. grandfather and was born in 1730.

Repository:

Note: Internet, 7 Jan 2003, E-mail to ASH

Call Number:

Media: Electronic

 

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Title: Researcher: Peg Rufner at Rufpeg@aol.com

Note: This is my family who came to Lebanon, Warren, OH before 1800. David [LOLLAR/LOHLER/LOHLAR/LAWLER] died and the Warren Co. Probate court made Phebe and her brother Joseph [DUNHAM], who, also, lived in Warren Co., the guardians of all her children.

Repository:

Note: Internet, 31 Mar 2001; 21 Jan 2003, 22 Jan 2003 (GEDCOM) E-mail to ASH

Call Number:

Media: Electronic

Page: GEDCOM

 

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Title: Descendants of Richard Singletary

Author: David Lee Dunham at DelcyD@aol.com

Publication: Nov. 2002: 20 pages

Repository:

Note: Sent to ASH

Call Number:

Media: Manuscript

Title: DUNHAM-SINGLETARY GENEALOGY, Descendants of Richard Singletary Of Salem, Newbury, and Haverhill, Massachusetts And Deacon John Dunham of Plymouth, Mas

Author: DUNHAM, Kenneth Royal

Publication: Royal Press, Rochester, NY, 1987

Repository:

Note: Private Collection of Audrey (Shields) Hancock

Call Number:

Media: Book

 

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Title: Researcher: 2002, 2003, David Lee Dunham of Tulsa, OK at DelcyD@aol.com

Repository:

Call Number:

Media: Electronic

 

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Title: Descendants of Jonathan Dunham

Author: Jacqueline DOUGHERTY at Tazdough@aol.com

Publication: 13 March 2001

Note: Internet Correspondence and Mail: Descendancy Chart

Repository:

Note: Audrey (Shields) Hancock

Call Number:

Media: Letter

Text: Married 1660 Haverhill, Essex Co., MA

 

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1662, Nov ? Salem Court action, John Godfery v. Jonathan Singletarye (Salem Quarterly Court Records, p.6-7)

 

John Godfery v. Jonathan Singletarye.

Concerning a bond that plaintiff assigned him, which bond was due from Edward Clearke to said Godfery, and for refusing to give him security.*

*Writ, dated oct.8, 1662, signed by Edmund Fawkner,? constable of haverhill, by attachment of defendant?s land lying about a mile beyond the river called Hook?s meadow river, and abutting the river Marimak on one end and joining next to Goodman Souhell on one side. The warrant was left at Jonathan Singeltary?s father?s house, where Jonathan resided.

John Godfery?s bill of costs, going to Salisbury and Bostone, witnesses sworn before Mr. Bradstreet, etc., 2li. 17s. 8d.

Susanna Singletary testified that ?as I has ocasion to com by thomas lilford where he was at worke he said unto me wt will your sonn Jonathan doe wth godfre he is resolued to have to courtt about the band of corn yt he had of him of clark & he saith he will haue me for a witnes about it nay said I it doth nott much trouble me for he has giuen him ye corn if he can git it of clarke can you witness yt he pmised to giue godfre security for ye band of corn Thomas lilford said nay I hasrd him speak of security but I doe not know for wt it was.?

Sworn, Nov. 22, 1662, before Simon Bradstreete.?

Execution, dated 29 : 9 : 1662, against Jonathan Singletarye in satisfaction of a judgment granted John Godfery at Salem Court, 27 : 9 : 1662, signed Hillyard Veren,? cleric, and served by John Johnson,? constable of haverhill, deputy of Samuel Archard,? marshal of Salem.

? Autograph.

 

John Godfery v. Jonathan Singletarye.

Debt. For withholding 50s. in silver delivered to defendant a year past. Verdict for defendant.*

*Warrant, dated Nov. 20, 1662, signed by Richard Littlehale, ? for the court.

Jonathan Singletary?s bill of charges, 13s.

 

Susana Singletary, aged about forty-six years, testified that in her own house John Godfre assigned the band of corn, etc.Sworn, Nov.22, 1662, before Simon Bradstreete. ?

 

Edward Youmans, aged about thirty years, deposed that he met Johyn Godfre the last spring with Jonathon Senltary coming out of Rouly, and deponent asked said Godfre to lend him five shillings and he said he could not for he had lent Jonathan Senglatary all the money he had, etc.

Sworn, Nov. 21, 1662, before Simon Bradstreete. ?

On the reverse of this paper, ?In Chearlestown.?

 

Richard Singletary, aged about sixty-three, testified, Nov. 22, 1662, that ?as I was goeing to Salsbury this last munday past along wth John godfre he was in a great pashon against Jonathan Singletary att his hous a while agoe & I had forty or fifty shillings in mony about me & Jonathan would haue it but I considered yt I had often use for mony at law & so I did not lett him haue aney.? Sworn before Simon Bradstreete.?

?Writ, dated 14 : 9 ; 1662, signed by Hillyard Veren,? for the court, and served by Thomas Pickton, ? constable of Salem, by attachment of the house of defendant.

? Autograph.

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Text From Source: JONATHAN, Haverhill, prob. br. of the preced. in 1663 had w. Mary.
Vol 3.
5Ibid. v. II, p. 80.
Text From Source: DUNEN, or DUNNIN, alias SINGLETARY, JONATHAN, Killingworth 1665, had Ruth, b. 1666; and Eunice, 1668; and prob. rem.
6John Slaughter and Jodi Salerno, "Early Massachusetts Vital Records 1600-1849" (Name: Copyright 2005-'09, The Massachusetts Vital Records Project;). http://ma-vitalrecords.org/MA/Essex/Salisbury/BirthsS.shtml#singletary.
Text From Source: Vital Records of Salisbury Massachusetts, Volume 1 - Births
http://ma-vitalrecords.org/MA/Essex/Salisbury/BirthsS.shtml#singletary. Call Number: Admin@MA-VitalRecords.org.
7James Savage, "Genealogical Dictionary of the First Setllers of New England" (Name: 1860;). Volume IV, p 102.
Vol 3.
8Edited by George Francis Dow, "Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County" (Name: Published and Copyrighted by the Essex Institute;).
http://etext.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Essex/.
9Monnette, "First Settlers of Ye Plantations of Piscataway and Woodbridge E. NJ". Part 4, p. 500.
10"New Jersey Archive". 21:277.
Text From Source: Deed. Stephen Kent junior of Woodbridge to Jonathan Dunham alias Singleterry of the same place, for part of his homelot on Papyack Creek, adjoining grantee, S. of the road to grantee's mill, 2 acres on the Northside of said road
11Ibid. 21:19.
Text From Source: patent. The Lords Proprietors to Jonathan Donham of Woodbridge carpenter for: 1) a houselot of 9 acres E. of the Meeting House Green; 2) 8 acres W. of the parsonage lands, N. of Thomas Lenard; 3) 120 acres of upland N. of Wilyam Cotter; 4) 36 acres of meadows not yet laid out
12William Whitehead, "Contributions to the History of Perth Amboy" (Name: 1856;). p. 358.
13John Romeyn Brodhead, "Documents Relating to the Colonial History of New York" (Name: Volume II, 1858;). pp. 603-604.
14Reverand Edwin F. Hatfield, "History of Elizabeth, New Jersey" (Name: 1868;). p. 158.
15Cotton Mather, "Magnalia Christi Americana" (Name: 1702;). Book VII, Chapter IV, p. 25.
16Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, "Mass. Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, Court Orders". Vol. VI 1678-1691, pp 1-4.
17"New Jersey Archive". 21:169.
18Ibid. 21:277.
Text From Source: New York. Endorsement on Deed Dunham-Ross (Liber D. p.95), in which Mary Ross conveys back to Jonathan Dunham the same property.
19William Whitehead, "Contributions to the History of Perth Amboy" (Name: 1856;). p. 357.
20"Essex Deeds". Vol. 15, p. 202.
21Monnette, "First Settlers of Ye Plantations of Piscataway and Woodbridge E. NJ". p. 501.
22Patty Barthell Myers, "Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman" (Name: 1995;). pp. 529-530.
http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH12,35923.
23John Slaughter and Jodi Salerno, "Early Massachusetts Vital Records 1600-1849" (Name: Copyright 2005-'09, The Massachusetts Vital Records Project;). http://ma-vitalrecords.org/MA/Essex/Newbury/BirthsB.shtml#BLOMFEILD.
Text From Source: Vital Records of Newbury Massachusetts, Volume 1 - Births, p. 56
http://ma-vitalrecords.org/MA/Essex/Salisbury/BirthsS.shtml#singletary. Call Number: Admin@MA-VitalRecords.org.
24Edmund West, comp, "Family Data Collection - Deaths" (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001;). Text From Source: Online publication - Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Deaths [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.
www.ancestry.com.
25John Slaughter and Jodi Salerno, "Early Massachusetts Vital Records 1600-1849" (Name: Copyright 2005-'09, The Massachusetts Vital Records Project;). http://ma-vitalrecords.org/MA/Essex/Haverhill/BirthsS.shtml.
Text From Source: Vital Records of haverhill Massachusetts, Volume 1 - Births
http://ma-vitalrecords.org/MA/Essex/Salisbury/BirthsS.shtml#singletary. Call Number: Admin@MA-VitalRecords.org.
26Ibid. http://ma-vitalrecords.org/MA/Essex/Haverhill/BirthsS.shtml.
Text From Source: Vtal Records of Haverhill Massachusetts, Volume 1 - Births
27James Savage, "Genealogical Dictionary of the First Setllers of New England" (Name: 1860;). Volume II, p. 80.
Vol 3.
28Reverand Joseph Dally, "Woodbridge and Vicinity" (Name: A.E. Gordon; New Brunswick, N.J.; 1873;). p. 327.
Text From Source: Unis Dunham the Daughter of ye aforesaid Jonathan and mary his wife Deceased ye 5th of December Anno. 1684, in the 17th year of her age.
29Yates Publishing, "U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900" (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004;). Text From Source: Online publication - Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived from an array of materials including pedigree charts, family history articles, querie.
www.ancestry.com.
30Patty Barthell Myers, "Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman" (Name: 1995;). pp. 546-547.
http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH12,35923.
31Reverand Joseph Dally, "Woodbridge and Vicinity" (Name: A.E. Gordon; New Brunswick, N.J.; 1873;). p. 327.
Text From Source: Jonathan Dunham the Son of Jonathan Dunham alaias Singltary and may his wife and formerly of Haverell in the Massachusetts Collony was Born ye 24th of September Anno 1672.
32Ibid. p. 327.
Text From Source: The above said Jonathan Dunham Departed this Life September ye 6th 1706.
33Patty Barthell Myers, "Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman" (Name: 1995;). pp. 541-542.
Text From Source: 19. DAVID DUNHAM (Mary3 Bloomfield, Thomas2,1), b. Woodbridge 10 Mar 1674 (VR); d. betw. 1750 and 1757, as only one David Dunham (his son) subscribed to the building of the stone bridge at Woodbridge in 1757 (Monnette, p. 820). He m. N.Y. City 16 or 18 Aug 1699 Mary Ilslee (New York Marriages Previous to 1784, p. 585 records his name as Denham or Donham). She was b. Woodbridge 13 Apr 1680, d/o John2 Ilsley (William1) and Ann ____ (VR). David lived near Jonathan Dunham and John Moores. Dec 19, 1716 John Moores of Woodbridge made his will and mentioned "6 acres adjoining bought of Jonathan Dunham, 19 acres adjoining David Dunham" (N.J. Arch., 23:326). Records of David Dunham and Mary Ilslee have been confused with records of his son, David, who m. Mary Freeman.

David Dunham, Sr., and his brother, Jonathan, Jr., were mentioned in the will of their uncle Thomas Bloomfield, Jr. In this wIll he was called "cousin David Dunham, son of brother-in-law Jonathan Dunham." (N.J. Arch. 21:43-4.)

1695-6 -- David Dunham and his father, Jonathan, were on the coroner's jury to determine the cause of death of Ebenezer Ford, which was decided "by natural causes" (N.J.Arch., 23:168-9).

1714 -- John Moore was indicted for bruising ye body of David Dunham & pleaded not guilty (Minutes of the County Court, cited by Monnette, p. 540).

1715 -- Indictments against the following, viz: John Moores for forcibly carry away railes belonging to David Donham to which he pleaded guIlty & was fined 6 shillings & 8d. (ibid).

1715 David Donham, Nathaniel Donham and Benjamin Donham were on the list of the Militia Regt. under the command of Col. Tho. Ffarmer (ibid. p. 219).

1748 -- David Dunham, David Dunham, Jr., Joseph Dunham, Jonathan Dunham, Jonathan Dunham, Jr., were on the list of Freeholders of Woodbridge (Monnette, p. 357).

1750 -- David Dunham, David Dunham, Jr., Joseph Dunham, Jonathan Dunham, Jonathan Dunham, Jr., were on the list of freeholders of Middlesex Co., N.J., Woodbridge (ibid., pp. 379-80).
http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH12,35923.
34George J. Miller, "Ye Olde Middlesex Courts" (Heritage Books, Inc. 1986). pp. 48-49.
Text From Source: David Dunham .of Woodbridge was indicted for having an illegitimate child by a woman of the same place there in the September, 1697, term. The jury found him guilty and the court ordered him to pay five pounds, to be carried to the whipping post and receive ten lashes on his bare back, and ply two shillings every week for seven weeks for the support of the child. At the same court another woman charged the same man with the same offenee and the court ordered the same punishment in the second case. Since he did not carry out the order of the court, the sheriff was ordered to compel him to do so a year afterwards.
35Reverand Joseph Dally, "Woodbridge and Vicinity" (Name: A.E. Gordon; New Brunswick, N.J.; 1873;). p. 327.
Text From Source: David Dunham the Son of the aforesaid Jonathan and mary his wife was Born March ye 10th Anno. 1674.
36George J. Miller, "Ye Olde Middlesex Courts" (Heritage Books, Inc. 1986). pp. 48-49.
Text From Source: David Dunham of Woodbridge was indeicted for having an illigitimate child by a woman of the same place there in the September, 1697, term. The jury found him guilty and the court ordered him to pay five pounds, to be carried to the whipping post and receive ten lashes on his bare back, and pay two shiilings every week for seven weeks for the support of the child. At the same court another woman charged the same man with the same offence and the court ordered the same punishment in the second case. Since he did not carry out the order of the court, the sheriff was ordered to compel him to do so a year afterwards.
37Reverand Joseph Dally, "Woodbridge and Vicinity" (Name: A.E. Gordon; New Brunswick, N.J.; 1873;). page 168.
38George J. Miller, "Ye Olde Middlesex Courts" (Heritage Books, Inc. 1986). pp. 52-53.
Text From Source: In 1708 Thomas Pike complained that David Donham was detaining the daughter of William Ellison, deceased. The court compelled him to turn her over to Mr. Pike as Executor of Ellison's estate.
39Patty Barthell Myers, "Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman" (Name: 1995;). p. 542.
http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH12,35923.
40Reverand Joseph Dally, "Woodbridge and Vicinity" (Name: A.E. Gordon; New Brunswick, N.J.; 1873;). p. 327.
Text From Source: Nathaniel Dunham the Son of the Said Jonathan and his wife was Born Februaryye 8th Anno. 1677. Deceased May ye 14th Anno. 1678.
41Ibid. p. 327.
42Patty Barthell Myers, "Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman" (Name: 1995;). p. 543.
http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH12,35923.
43Reverand Joseph Dally, "Woodbridge and Vicinity" (Name: A.E. Gordon; New Brunswick, N.J.; 1873;). p. 327.
Text From Source: Nathaniel Dunham ye 2nd, the Son of the aforesaid Jonathan and mary his wife Born April ye 10th anno. 1679.
44Patty Barthell Myers, "Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman" (Name: 1995;). p. 543.
Text From Source: His tombstone inscription reads: "Here Lyes Buried the Body of Mr. Benjamin Dunham Who Deceased Decmb 31st 1715 in ye Year of his age."

In 1711, when some people became dissatisfied with the town's preacher, the Rev. Samuel Wade, ten men, including the InfluentIal BenjamIn Dunham, invited Edward
Vaughan of Elizabethtown [of the Anglican Church] to visit them at his convenience. . . . The faithful gathered in the town meeting-house, or in the home of the most prominent member, Benjamin Dunham. HIs house probably stood at Dunhamtown, just north of the meeting house green. . . . Benjamin Dunham threw his weight behind the movement to
build a church, which was to occupy a lot on the green north the meeting house, given to the Episcopalians by general consent, as a part of the two hundred acres assIgned for church purposes In the town charter granted by Governor Philip Carteret. . . . (Nelson R.
Bur,r The Anglican Church In New Jersey, 1954, p. 510.)

1706 July 29. Donham, Benjamin, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., innholder, will of. Wife Mary sole heiress and executrix of real and personal estate. Witnesses -- Samuel Burwell, Wm. Bunn, John Sard. Proved before his Excellency Robert Hunter Esq.
Governour etc. (N.J. Arch., 23:140.) NOTE: Will does not have a probate date.
http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH12,35923.
45Reverand Joseph Dally, "Woodbridge and Vicinity" (Name: A.E. Gordon; New Brunswick, N.J.; 1873;). p. 327.
Text From Source: Benjamin Dunham the Son of ye aforesaid Jonathan and Mary his wife Born August ye 22nd Anno. 1681.

 

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