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277. JOSIAH 4 DUNHAM (Joseph 3,2 John 1) born say 1713, a son of Joseph 3 and Bethia (Chase) Dunham as proven by Plymouth County Land Record 79:209, died after 26 June 1794 when he signed a deed of sale for his land in Middleboro. [1] Josiah4 married in Attleboro (intent date 16 February 1739/40) MIRIAM FULLER. [2]

The parents of Miriam Fuller may have been Nathaniel 3 (Jonathan 2, Robert 1) and Ann (Butterworth) Fuller of Windham, Mansfield, and Ashford, CT. More research is needed but see TAG Vol. 22, p. 183-4. The daughter of Nathaniel 3 Fuller was Miriam 4 Fuller b. in Windham, CT 10 March 1708.

There are two other extracts from Ply. Co. probate #6862 Re: Joseph Dunham dated 1782

Note: from Midd VR 2:89, Joseph Shaw, m. Lydia Shaw, 3 Feb. 1776, Joseph Shaw adm. Estate of Joseph Donham, and he was “formerly of Middleboro, and now of Taunton,”
Admin. on estate of Joseph Dunham, late of Middleboro, decd, Allowance for expenses of setting off land by order of court 0-12-0
Cost paid on my journey to the state of Vermont to make settlement with Josiah Dunham 4-4-0
Cost paid Josiah Dunham for his provement of land 12-12-0
by John Shaw

Children of Josiah 4 and Miriam (Fuller) Dunham born in Attleborough: [3]

i. child 5 baptized 2 May 1742, probably died young
ii. Mehetabel 5 Dunham, b. 19 February 17__
414. iii. Josiah 5 Dunham, b. 2 February 1745/6
iv. Susanna 5 Dunham, b. 7 November 17__
415. v. William 5 Dunham, b. 15 March 1749/50
416. vi. George 5 Dunham, b. bet. 1750-53 prob. at Mansfield, Windham Co. CT [4]
417. vii. Gershom 5 Dunham, b. 28 December 1755 prob. at Mansfield, CT [5]
From Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files:
“Gershom, Marcy, W21013, CT Line, sol. d. 8 Mar. 1837, sol. was b. 28 Dec. 1755 sol. lived at Windham CT at enl. Sol. d 8 Mar. 1837 at Stockholm NY, sol. had m. Marcy daughter of Jonathan Murdock on 24 Nov. 1785 (Thanksgiving Day) & she was b. 16 Jan. 1762 at Mansfield CT, wid. appl. 11 Dec. 1838 St. Lawrence Co. NY a res. of Stockholm NY.”


1. Plymouth Co. LR 79:210.
2. Attleborough VR p. 405.
3. Attleborough VR p. 105-6
4. DSFC Newsletter Vol. 12, 15 Jan. 2015, p. 18

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