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John DONHAM's other family: with Elizabeth BROWN (1792-1878)

Family of John DONHAM and Sallie JENNINGS

Husband: John DONHAM (1767-1856)
Wife: Sallie JENNINGS ( -bef1811)
Children: Isaac DONHAM (1792?- )
David DONHAM ( - )
Jonathan DONHAM (1804-1869?)
Mary DONHAM ( - )
Marriage bef 1792 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: Sallie JENNINGS

Name: Sallie JENNINGS 1
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Death bef 1811 3

Child 1: Isaac DONHAM

Name: Isaac DONHAM 3
Sex: Male
Spouse: Mary UNKNOWN ( - )
Birth 1792 (app) Ohio 3

Child 2: David DONHAM

Name: David DONHAM 3
Sex: Male
Spouse: Martha UNKNOWN ( - )
Birth Ohio 3

Child 3: Jonathan DONHAM

Name: Jonathan DONHAM 3
Sex: Male
Spouse: Mary SWEM (aft1804- )
Birth 1804 Ohio 3
Death Aug 1869 (app) (age 64-65) Clermont, Ohio, USA 3

Child 4: Mary DONHAM

Name: Mary DONHAM 3
Sex: Female
Nickname: Polly
Spouse: James FERGUSON ( - )
Birth Ohio 3


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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