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Family of Samuel DUNHAM and Hannah RUBLE

Husband: Samuel DUNHAM (1742-1824)
Wife: Hannah RUBLE (1753-1826)
Children: Mary Sarah DUNHAM (1774-1850)
David B DUNHAM (1776-1839)
Hanna DUNHAM (1779-1840)
Amos DUNHAM (1781-1863)
Samuel DUNHAM (1781-1839)
Benjamin Washington DUNHAM (1785-1855)
Jacob DUNHAM (1794-1865)
Sina Dinah DUNHAM (1784-1850)
Aaron DUNHAM (1786-1860)
Sarah DUNHAM (1800- )
Marriage 1775 Washington, Pennsylvania, USA 1

Husband: Samuel DUNHAM

Name: Samuel DUNHAM 1,2
Sex: Male
Father: Jonathan DUNHAM (1710-1748)
Mother: Mary SMITH (1717-1791)
Birth 11 May 1742 Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey 1,2
Death 18 Feb 1824 (age 81) Back Creek Valley, Berkeley County, Virginia 1

Wife: Hannah RUBLE

Name: Hannah RUBLE 1
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1753 Pennsylvania, USA 1
Death 1826 (age 72-73) Butler, Ohio, USA 1

Child 1: Mary Sarah DUNHAM

Name: Mary Sarah DUNHAM 1
Sex: Female
Birth 1774 Frederick, Virginia, USA 1
Death 1850 (age 75-76) Clark, Kentucky, USA 1

Child 2: David B DUNHAM

Name: David B DUNHAM 1
Sex: Male
Birth 1776 Berkeley, Virginia, USA 1
Death 1839 (age 62-63) Berkeley, West Virginia, USA 1

Child 3: Hanna DUNHAM

Name: Hanna DUNHAM 1
Sex: Female
Birth 1779 Berkeley, West Virginia, USA 1
Death 1840 (age 60-61) Brown, Ohio, USA 1

Child 4: Amos DUNHAM

Name: Amos DUNHAM 1
Sex: Male
Birth 14 Jun 1781 Berkeley, West Virginia, USA 1
Death 1 Jun 1863 (age 81) Adair, Missouri, USA 1

Child 5: Samuel DUNHAM

Name: Samuel DUNHAM 1
Sex: Male
Spouse 1: Elizabeth PICKERELL (1790-1861)
Spouse 2: Hannah CHENOWITH ( - )
Spouse 3: C BROWN ( - )
Birth 11 Sep 1781 Berkley, Virginia, USA 1
Death 29 Jun 1839 (age 57) Brush Creek, Highland, Ohio, USA 1

Child 6: Benjamin Washington DUNHAM

Name: Benjamin Washington DUNHAM 1
Sex: Male
Birth 1785 Frederick, Virginia, USA 1
Death 13 Oct 1855 (age 69-70) Berkeley, Virginia, USA 1

Child 7: Jacob DUNHAM

Name: Jacob DUNHAM 1,2,3,4
Sex: Male
Spouse: Catherine GOODNIGHT (1792?-aft1870)
Birth (1) 1794 Virginia 4
Birth (2) 1 Jun 1795 Berkeley, Virginia, USA 1
Birth (3) 1 Jun 1795 Berkeley, Virginia, USA 1,3
Residence (1) 1850 (age 55-56) Prairie, Tipton, Indiana 3
Residence (2) 1860 (age 65-66) Prairie, Tipton, Indiana 4
Death 30 Jul 1865 (age 70-71) Tipton, Tipton, Indiana, USA 1

Child 8: Sina Dinah DUNHAM

Name: Sina Dinah DUNHAM 1
Sex: Female
Birth 1784 Berkeley, West Virginia, USA 1
Death 1850 (age 65-66) Shelby, Indiana, USA 1

Child 9: Aaron DUNHAM

Name: Aaron DUNHAM 1
Sex: Male
Birth 1786 Berkeley, West Virginia, USA 1
Death 1860 (age 73-74) Christian, Illinois, USA 1

Child 10: Sarah DUNHAM

Name: Sarah DUNHAM 1
Sex: Female
Birth 1800 1

Note on Husband: Samuel DUNHAM - shared note

Samuel DUNHAM

by

David Lee Dunham

2002

 

Samuel Dunham born 11 May 1742 is believed by David Lee Dunham to be the missing son of Jonathan Dunham and Mary Smith of Woodbridge, NJ. Jonathan Dunham is said to be the s/o Benjamin Dunham & Mary Rolph. Benjamin Dunham was the son of Jonathan Dunham (aka Jonathan Singletary) and Mary Bloomfield. Jonathan Singletary-Dunham was s/o Richard Singletary.

 

David Lee Dunham and another person carrying the Singletary surname have had DNA testing in October 2002. It is now proven that the DNA of both men are the same, thus the evidence that David as a descendant of Samuel Dunham of New Jersey and Virginia is descended from Jonathan Dunham (alias Singletary).

 

Samuel Dunham settled in the Back Creek Valley of Frederick Co., VA. Nine generations of his descendants have lived continuously in Berkeley Co. (previously called Frederick Co., VA), VA since 1781. That's 221 years! Many of them are still farmers. Samuel was a farmer all his life, having a total of 611 acres of land in his estate. He had nine children (6 boys & 3 girls). Eighty grandchildren have been found.

 

Samuel Dunham's (of Berkeley County) first two recorded land purchases were made from men 'of Washington County, PA.' A land office treasury warrant #377 was issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia and recorded in Berkeley County, Virginia on March 11, 1794 to one Samuel Dunham as an assignee of 'Smith Slaughter.' The warrant describes the metes and bounds of the eleven acre 3 rods parcel, referencing amonth other adjoining properties land owned by Samuel Dunham of Berkeley Co.

 

Samuel Dunham was a Baptist.

 

Samuel's wife was Hannah, who is believed to have been the daughter of David Ruble of Washington County, PA, as a deed recorded in Berkeley Co., VA in 1791 reads:

'David Ruble of Washington Co., PA sells to Samuel Dunham of Berkeley Co., VA for 100 VA currency and for other just causes and circumstances.' This was a common phrase used in those days to indicate that there was a close relationship between the two parties. Sarah Ruble, daughter of David Ruble married Isaac Chenowith who also had a deed recorded in Berkeley Co., VA, for land which adjoined the parcel purchased by Samuel. David Ruble had sold that parcel to Isaac Chenowith using the same clause 'and other just causes and circumstances.' This would appear to indicate that David Ruble sold land in Berkeley Co., VA to his two sons-in-law. Samuel and Hannah named their first born son, David, perhaps for Hannah's father, David Ruble.

 

1671

This DUNHAM FAMILY ancestors are said to have come to America in 1671 according to family legend, but no proof of this has yet been found.

 

1730

Jeremiah Smith and two friends explored Back Creek Valley, Frederick Co., VA in 1730 and returned to New Jersey to prepare their families for emigration.

 

1732-1735

Back Creek Valley, Frederick Co., VA was settled.

 

1742

Samuel is believed to have possibly been the Samuel Dunham born 11 May 1742 to Jonathan Dunham & Mary Smith of NJ.

 

ca 1760

Samuel perhaps marries and has a son, Jacob, then appears to depart from New Jersey. [Both Samuel and his son, Jacob, were mentioned in his paternal grandmother's, Mary (Smith) Dunham's will in 1784.]

Possibly Samuel's first wife died. Possibly his first born son, Jacob, died also, since some 30 years later Samuel names another son, Jacob.

 

ca 1770

Perhaps Samuel marries again in Washington Co., PA to Hannah Ruble, and evidently goes to Frederick Co., VA.

 

1772

Federick Co., VA becomes Berkley Co., VA.

 

Abt. 1773

1st child, a daughter, Sarah Mary Dunham, was born in Frederick Co., VA to Samuel & Hannah, and she was apparently named for her paternal grandmother, Mary (Smith) Dunham.

 

Abt. 1774

2nd child, a son, Samuel was born to Samuel & Hannah.

 

Abt. 1776

3rd child, a son, David was born to Samuel & Hannah.

 

1777

Samuel Dunham is NOT listed in the 1777 Berkeley Co. tax record.

 

1778-1783

Samuel and his family settle in Back Creek Valley, Berkeley Co., VA.

This area was formerly Frederick Co., VA, but became Berkeley Co., VA in 1772.

 

Abt. 1779

4th child, a daughter, Hannah was born to Samuel & Hannah.

 

1781

5th child, a son, Amos, was born to Samuel & Hannah.

 

1783

Samuel Dunham was listed on tax records in Berkeley Co., VA in 1783.

Samuel Dunham 1 white tithable, 3 horses and 1 cow.

 

1784

6th child, a daughter, Sina, was born to Samuel & Hannah.

 

1784

Samuel is possibly the son, Samuel, mentioned in the 1784 will of Mary (Smith) Dunham of NJ, widow of Jonathan Dunham. Mary left to son, Samuel noting that he was "away" and might not return. In that case the legacy was to be given to Samuel's son named Jacob, if Samuel had not returned in 10 years to claim his inheritance.

 

1785

7th child, Benjamin Washington, was born to Samuel & Hannah.

 

1787

Samuel Dunham listed in 1787 Virginia Census of Berkeley Co., VA.

Samuel Dunham; four hourse, five cattle.

 

Abt. 1790

8th child, Aaron, was born to Samuel & Hannah.

 

1791

David Ruble of Washington County, PA is believed to be the father of Hannah (Ruble) Dunham, wf/o Samuel Dunham from NJ. Deed recorded in Berkeley County, VA in 1791 reads:

"David Ruble of Washington Co., PA sells to Samuel Dunham of Berkeley Co., VA for 100 VA currency and for other just causes and circumstances."

 

1792

Samuel advertises that his horse was stolen from his stable at Mills Gap, Berkeley Co., VA.

 

1794

Land office treasury warrant issued by Commonwealth of VA & recorded in Berkeley Co., VA to one Samuel Dunham (assignee of Smith Slaughter).

 

1795

9th child, Jacob, was born to Samuel & Hannah.

 

1810

Berkeley Co., VA Census, p. 553

Samuel Dunham [b 1765 or before 1765]

1 male 10-16 [Jacob age 15]

1 male 16-26 [Benjamin Washington age 25];

1 male 45 & over [Samuel]

1 female 45 & over [Hannah]

2 slaves.

 

1820

Berkeley Co., VA Census, p. 195

Samuel Dunham

1 male over 45 [Samuel]

1 female over 45 [Hannah]

 

1824

Samuel Dunham dies at Back Creek Valley, Berkeley Co., VA.

 

1826

Hannah (Ruble) Dunham dies possibly at Hamilton Co., OH.

 

Father: Jonathan DUNHAM b: BET. 7 - 12 JAN 1708/09 in Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey

Mother: Mary SMITH

 

Marriage 1 ??? (1st? wf\o Samuel DUNHAM of NJ-OH) ???

Children

Jacob DUNHAM b: ABT. 1760

 

Marriage 2 Hannah RUBLE b: ABT. 1756 in Perhaps in PA

Married: ABT. 1772 in possibly Washington Co., PA

Children

Mary Sarah DUNHAM b: ABT. 1773 in Frederick Co., VA

Samuel DUNHAM b: ABT. 1774 in Berkeley Co., VA

David DUNHAM b: ABT. 1776 in Berkeley Co., VA

Hannah DUNHAM b: ABT. 1779 in Berkeley Co., VA

Amos DUNHAM b: 14 JUN 1781 in Berkeley Co., VA

Sina DUNHAM b: 1784 in Berkeley Co., VA

Benjamin Washington DUNHAM b: ABT. JAN 1785 in Berkeley Co., VA

Aaron DUNHAM b: ABT. 1790 in Berkeley Co., VA

Jacob DUNHAM b: 1 JUN 1795 in Berkeley Co., VA

 

Sources:

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

Title: The Dunham-Donham-Dunnam Family in America

Author: David Lee Dunham at DelcyD@aol.com

Publication: Vol. III, The Descendants of Samuel Dunham ca 1752-1824, Published Privately, 2002

Note: For information about his book, please contact David Lee Dunham at DelcyD@aol.com

Information from this book has been posted with Mr. Dunham's permission.

Repository:

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Media: Book

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

Repository:

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Media: Electronic

Text: Internet, 28 Jan 2003, E-mail to ASH

Children of Jonathan Dunham & Mary Smith:

Benjamin Dunham b 17 Nov 1738

Elizabeth Dunham b 27 Dec 1740

Samuel Dunham b 11 May 1742 (my line)

Asher Dunham b 15 Jul 1744

Wm Smith Dunham b 15 July 1746

Hannah Dunham b 5 Aug 1748

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

Repository:

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Media: Electronic

Sources

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2Patty Barthell Myers, "Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman" (Name: 1995;). p. 553.
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4Ancestry.com, "1860 United States Federal Census" (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004;). Text From Source: Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860.M653, 1,438 rolls. Prairie, Tipton, Indiana, post office Tipton, roll M653_301, page 174, image 175.
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