Saturday, July 25, 2015

Surname Saturday -- DUNHAM (England > Holland > colonial Massachusetts)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.  


I am in the 8th great-grandmothers and I'm up to Ancestor #1141 (1137 and 1139 are unknown to me) who is Abigail DUNHAM (1627-1668) 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 8th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts].

My ancestral line back through two generations of this DUNHAM family line is:


1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)

16. Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)
17. Lucretia Townsend Smith (1827-1884)

34. Alpheus B. Smith (1802-1840)
35. Elizabeth Horton Dill (1791-1869)


70.  Thomas Dill (1758-1836)
71.  Hannah Horton (1761-1797)

142.  Nathaniel Horton (1721-1763)
143.  Eunice Snow (1722-1816)

284.  Samuel Horton (1686-1778)
285.  Hannah Atwood (1686-1771)

570.  Stephen Atwood (1653-1722)
571.  Apphia Bangs (1651-1722)

1140.  Stephen Atwood, born 1616 in London, London, England; died February 1694 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 2280. John Atwood and 2281. Joan Coleson.  He married  06 November 1644 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.
1141.  Abigail Dunham, born 1627 in Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands; died after 25 January 1668 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.  

Children of Stephen Atwood and Abigail Dunham are:
*  Abigail Atwood (1645-1684), married 1664 Jonathan Pratt (1639-1697).
*  John Atwood (1646-????).
*  Hannah Atwood (1640-1729)
*  Eldad Atwood (1651-1707), married 1684 Anna Snow (1656-1714).
*  Stephen Atwood (1653-1722), married 1677 Apphia Bangs (1651-1722).
*  Daniel Atwood (1655-1733).
*  Medad Atwood (1659-????), married 1684 Hester Cole (1665-????).

2282.  John Dunham, born about 1588 in England; died 02 March 1669 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.  He married (2) 22 October 1622 in Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.
2283.  Abigail Ballou, born 22 October 1600 in Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands; died after 1669 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.  She was the daughter of 4566. Thomas Ballou and 4567. Ann.

Children of John Dunham and Abigail Ballou are:
*  Samuel Dunham (1623-1712), married (1) 1649 Martha Beals (1620-1690), (2) 1694 Sarah Watson.
*  Jonathan Dunham (1625-1717), married (1) 1655 Mary Delano (1635-1657); (2) 1657 Mary Cobb (1637-1677).
*  Abigail Dunham (1627-1668), married 1644 Stephen Atwood (1616-1694).
*  Joseph Dunham (1631-1703), married (1) 1657 Mercy Morton (1639-1667); (2) 1669 Hester Wormall (1640-????).
*  Hannah Dunham (1634-1708), married 1651 Gyles Rickard (1624-1710).
*  Persis Dunham (1635-1701), married (1) 1655 Benajah Pratt (1631-1682); (2) 1683 Jonathan Shaw (1629-1701).
*  Benajah Dunham (1637-1680), married 1660 Elizabeth Tillson (1640-1685).
*  David Dunham (1639-1677), married 1670 Hannah LNU .

Information about this Dunham family was obtained from:

*  Robert Charles Anderson (editor), The Great Migration Begins:  Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633  (Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), Volume I, pages 599-603, John Dunham sketch.

*  Florence Barclay, "Notes on the Dunham Family of Plymouth, Mass.," The American Genealogist, Volume 30, pages 143-155.  

*  Robert Leigh Ward, "The English Origin and First Marriage of Deacon John Dunham of Plymouth, Massachusetts,"  The American Genealogist, Volume 71 (1996), pages 130-133.

*  Paul C. Reed, "The Fraudulent Ancestry of Deacon John Dunham of Plymouth," The american Genealogist, Volume 73 (1988), pages 101-104

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1 comment:

Steve Friesen said...

How did you put all of your surnames in the graphic at the beginning of your blog?
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