THIRD GENERATION IN AMERICA
47. MICAJAH 3 DUNHAM (Joseph 2 John 1), born in Plymouth say 1673.  There is no death record and no probate for Micajah, but he was dead before 1760 when Elizabeth “widow of Micajah” is mentioned in Plymouth Church Records.  Micajah married 26 June 1701 ELIZABETH LAZELL, daughter of Joshua and Mary (--) Lazell.  Elizabeth was born in Hingham 20 December 1681.  There is no probate record for Elizabeth (Lazell) Dunham and the last record of her was the Plymouth Church Record of 1760 mentioned above.
The first record of Micajah Dunham is from the Court of General Sessions and Inferior Court of Common Pleas when in December 1699 the Court fined Micajah Dunham, George Barrow, and Edmond Tilson 3s, 4d. each for breach of peace. 
There are several Plymouth County Land Records which document property held by Micajah Dunham in both Plymouth and Plimpton.  Of these,;
On 14 October 1727 Micajah Dunham sold a large portion of his holdings. Plymouth Co. LR 22:99 dated 14 October 1727
There were some adult baptisms for Elizabeth (Lazell) Dunham and six of the children of Micajah and Elizabeth. Plymouth Church Records under date of July 25, 1731 show “Baptized Elizabeth the wife of Micajah Dunham.” An entry from the same source under date of August 15, 1731 shows “6 children of Micajah and Elizabeth Dunham, Viz. Joshua Dunham, Abigail Tommas (sic Thomas), Joanna Ward, Ester Dunham (these four were active in the covenant themselves) Ephraim and Manasseh Dunham.” 
From the above record of baptism we know that Abigail 4 Dunham was married to a man whose surname was Thomas, and Joanna 4 Dunham was married to a man whose surname was Ward. Ester (Esther) Dunham was “active in the covenant” which meant that she was above 14 years old, and thus born by 1717.
Joseph 4 Dunham is not included. He was married by 1731 and was living in Scituate. The two sons Micajah 4 and David 4 were also not included and may have been living elsewhere.
Children of Micajah and Elizabeth (Lazell) Dunham:
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