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John DONHAM's other family: with Sallie JENNINGS ( -bef1811)
Elizabeth BROWN's parents: George BROWN ( - ) and Margaret Rebecca CONRAD ( - )

Family of John DONHAM and Elizabeth BROWN

Husband: John DONHAM (1767-1856)
Wife: Elizabeth BROWN (1792-1878)
Children: Sarah DONHAM (1813-1849)
Margaret DONHAM (1815-1895)
Nathaniel DONHAM (1818?-1881)
Jennette DONHAM (1820-1896)
Elizabeth D. DONHAM (1824?- )
Robert DONHAM ( - )
John Singleton DONHAM (1828- )
Marriage 5 Feb 1811 Indian Creek Church, Clermont, OH 1

Husband: John DONHAM

Name: John DONHAM 2
Sex: Male
Father: Nathaniel DONHAM (1733-1812)
Mother: Mary SUTTON (1735-1774)
Birth 7 Apr 1767 Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 1
Death 15 Aug 1856 (age 89) Ohio Twp, Clermont, OH 1

Wife: Elizabeth BROWN

Name: Elizabeth BROWN 3
Sex: Female
Father: George BROWN ( - )
Mother: Margaret Rebecca CONRAD ( - )
Birth 9 Oct 1792 Cabin Creek, Lewis, KY 4
Death 22 Aug 1878 (age 85) Clermont, Ohio, USA 4

Child 1: Sarah DONHAM

Name: Sarah DONHAM 4
Sex: Female
Spouse: Elisha FAGIN ( - )
Birth 16 Jan 1813 Clermont, Ohio, USA 4
Death 1849 (age 35-36) Clermont, Ohio, USA 4

Child 2: Margaret DONHAM

Name: Margaret DONHAM 5
Sex: Female
Spouse 1: Abijah DONHAM (1812-1864)
Spouse 2: Robert BENNETT ( -1890)
Birth 11 Jun 1815 Clermont, Ohio, USA 5
Death 29 Aug 1895 (age 80) Cory,, Clay, IN 5

Child 3: Nathaniel DONHAM

Name: Nathaniel DONHAM 3
Sex: Male
Spouse: Mary SWEM (1821-1891)
Birth 1818 (app) Clermont, Ohio, USA 4
Death 8 Sep 1881 (age 62-63) Clermont, Ohio, USA 4

Child 4: Jennette DONHAM

Name: Jennette DONHAM 4
Sex: Female
Spouse 1: John PIERCE ( - )
Spouse 2: John COLVIN ( - )
Spouse 3: Joseph MOTT ( - )
Birth 16 Apr 1820 Clermont, Ohio, USA 4
Death 30 Mar 1896 (age 75) Clermont, Ohio, USA 4

Child 5: Elizabeth D. DONHAM

Name: Elizabeth D. DONHAM 4
Sex: Female
Spouse: James LEWIS ( - )
Birth 1824 (app) Ohio 4

Child 6: Robert DONHAM

Name: Robert DONHAM 4
Sex: Male

Child 7: John Singleton DONHAM

Name: John Singleton DONHAM 4
Sex: Male
Birth 1828 4


1Scott 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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