GENEALOGICAL REFERENCES FOR MEMBERS OF THE DUNHAM FAMILY
This information has been prepared by Gratia Dunham Mahony. Her original document has been sub-divided to fit more easily onto our web site. [PCD]
LINES FROM DEACON JOHN 1 DUNHAM’S SON JONATHAN 2 DUNHAM (b. 1625)
#2967 - Russell Howard Dunham of
Line from Deacon John Dunham of Plymouth: This is a probable line based on circumstantial evidence.
John 1 Jonathan 2 Jonathan 3 Hezekiah 4 Matthew 5 Matthew 6 Matthew 7 John 8 Maurice B. 9 John A. 10 Russell Frank 11 Russell Howard 12
John 1 Dunham b. ca. 1589 in England 
d. 2 March 1668/9 Plymouth, Plymouth Co. MA 
m. second Abigail Ballou
l. Anderson, Robert Charles, "The Great Migration Begins; Immigrants to New England 1620-1633" published by New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston 1995, Volume I:599-603.
Jonathan 2 Dunham b.say 1625 in Leiden Holland 
d. 18 December 1717 in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, Dukes Co. MA 
m. 1 Mary Delano
m. 2 Mary Cobb
3. Anderson, Volume I:603; also TAG Vol. 36:243-49
4. Ply. Col. Records Vol. 4:370, will probated 15 Jan. 1718
Jonathan 3 Dunham b. 1658-9 
d. before 5 October 1711 
m. 1 (unknown)
m. 2 shortly after 8 June 1690 Esther (Norton) Huxford
Hezekiah 4 Dunham b. say 1693 in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, Dukes Co. MA 
d. between 13 June 1738 & 11 July 1738 
m. Jane Pease
7. TAG 44:219.
8. Dukes Co. Probate 1:74.
Matthew 5 Dunham b. say 1730-32 
d. date unknown 
Also, there are numerous deeds in Tyringham, Berkshire Co. Ma. which are probably for this Matthew 5 Dunham.
Also, data from a manuscript on file at the New England Historical and Genealogical Society in Boston, dated 1947-1957, and written by Gertrude Evengeline Dunham Miller, of Lake Bluff Illinois gives line of descent from Matthew Dunham. I believe that line is from this Matthew 5, son of Hezekiah 4 and Jane Pease. (dau. of Matthew Pease)
Matthew 6 Dunham b. about 1758 prob. in CT 
d. after 1812 in New York state 
m. 11 May 1780 Ruth Strong in Tyringham, Berkshire Co. MA 
Research was done by Gratia Dunham Mahony in 2002. The research indicating the line of Matthew Dunham is based on circumstantial evidence.
11.DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition pub. by National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Washington DC 1990, Part I:893.
Also, From Mass. Soldiers and Sailors, Vol. V p. 46; Matthew Dunham, Stockbridge (also given Tyringham). Private, in a detachment of Capt. Goodrich’s Co. of Minute-men, which marched April 22, 1775, …Roll certified at Tyringham.
12. Tyringham MA Vital Records to 1850 (from Church Record).
Matthew 7 Dunham, Jr. b. 27 October 1784 in Tyringham MA 
d. 15 October 1854 in Carlton, Orleans Co. NY 
m. Rachel Lovewell
14. Ibid. Cemetery headstone gives dates of birth and death.
John 8 Dunham b. 10 July 1815 in Carlton, Orleans Co. New York 
d. after 1880 prob. in Montrose, Genesee Co. MI 
m. Minerva Clark
15. Information from descendant Russell Howard Dunham. Also John Dunham appears on the 1850 census of Carlton, Orleans Co. NY p. 22 (also father Matthew and brother Joseph)
16. John Dunham appears on the 1880 Census of Montrose, Genesee Co. MI ED#81, p. 325; age 64
Maurice B. 9 Dunham b. 19 April 1851 in Carleton, Orleans Co. NY 
d. 11 October 1935 in Montrose, Genesee Co. MI 
m. 1 Frankie A. Greeley
Also, Maurice/Moris B. Dunham appears on the 1880 Census of Montrose, Genesee Co. Michigan ED#81, p. 324: he is age 29
John A. 10 Dunham b. 31 July 1879 in Montrose, Genesee Co. MI 
d. 11 March 1955 in Renton, King Co. WA 
m. Kate Maria Bourne
19. Information from descendant Russell Howard Dunham.
20. Information from descendant Russell Howard Dunham.
Russell Frank 11 Dunham b. 6 April 1913 in Minot, Ward Co. ND 
d. 15 March 2002 in Seattle, King Co. WA 
m. Kathleen Howard
Russell Howard 12 Dunham b. 23 October 1935 
23. In 2002 Russell Howard Dunham participated in DNA analysis and it was learned that he was a direct descendant of Deacon John Dunham.
Data from a manuscript [CS71/M15989/1928] Capt. James Dunham and Some of His Descendants by Gertrude Evangeline Dunham Miller, compiled 1947-1957, on file at the New England Historical and Genealogical Society in Boston, dated 1947-1957, and written by Gertrude Evangeline Dunham Miller, of Lake Bluff Illinois gives a line of descent from Matthew Dunham.
See under footnote #10 for Matthew 6 Dunham above. The research indicating the line of Matthew Dunham is based on circumstantial evidence.