John Dunham

(19 February 1615 - before 16 April 1692)

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Relationship10th great-grandfather of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Ohlheiser
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Ohlheiser Family Pedigree
FatherDeacon John Dunham1,2 (c. 1588 - 2 Mar 1669)
MotherSusan Kaino (12 Dec 1586 - bfr 7 Oct 1622)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildJohn Dunham was baptized on 19 February 1615, in Henlow, Bedfordshire, England.1,3
GroomHe married Mary before 1642 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, New England.4
DeceasedHe died before 16 April 1692 in Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Plymouth Colony, New England.5

Children with Mary:

Immigrant Ancestor

In 1632, John Dunham arrived in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, New England, with his father, Deacon John Dunham; John was a Pilgrim Father (and Abigail a Pilgrim Mother) but they did not arrive on the original Mayflower - see date & location of their marriage. He initially settled at Dunham Neck on Cape Cod. He first shows up on Mass.Bay Colony records Tax List 2 Jan 1633.3,6

Will

John Dunham was mentioned in the will of his father Deacon John Dunham dated 25 January 1669 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, New England. His father bequeathed to "my son John Dunham who is my eldest son ... I have given him his portion already ... to what I was able and beyond my ability". In it he named his wife Abigail executrix and Captain Thomas Southworth, elder Thomas Cushman, and his son Samuell Dunham overseers. His will was proved 4 June 1669.7
He prepared a will dated 2 February 1692, in Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Plymouth Colony, New England. John named his wife Mary and daughter Mercy to be Executrixes; he names his daughters Mary and Susanna with their husbands, the brothers James Hamlin and Bartholomew Hamlin; he names his daughter Lydia and her husband Robert Barrow (sic); but does not name sons Jonathan and Samuel who had predeceased him.8

Sources - Citations

  1. [S428] Donald Lines Jacobus, The American Genealogist (New Haven, Connecticut: n.pub., 2009), 71:131; Robert Leigh Ward, The English Origin and First Marriage of Deacon John Dunham of Plymouth, Massachusetts; names, events, dates, relationships, locations; gives name as Susanna Kenny.
  2. [S645] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633. Volumes I-III (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 1-3:602; names, events, dates, relationships, locations;.
  3. [S643] Sophie Moore, Descendants & Ancestors of Jacob Dunham & Stephen Shew (Kalamazoo, Michigan: n.pub., 1933).
  4. [S1051] Early New England Families Study Project, Compiler, Early New England Families, 1641-1700, online at: https://www.americanancestors.org/DB501/i/33898/1/891218469; (New England Historic Genealogical Society), v.1:John Dunham (m.1642) ppg. 1-4.
  5. [S964] Mayflower Descendant: A Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy and History (Boston, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1899 -), 31 (1933):160-161; Abstracts of Barnstable County
    Probate Records; John Dunham's Estate;
    names, events, dates, relationships, locations;.
  6. [S645] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration, 1-3:599; names, events, dates, relationships, locations;.
  7. [S645] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration, 1-3:601; names, events, dates, relationships, locations;.
  8. [S964] Mayflower Descendant, 31 (1933):160-161; Abstracts of Barnstable County
    Probate Records; Will of John Dunham;
    names, events, dates, relationships, locations;.
  9. [S1051] Early New England Families, 1641-1700, v.1:John Dunham (m.1642) pg. 4.
Last Edited8 Dec 2017

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