John Dimon, Captain (1700 - 1764) MP

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Birthplace: Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
Death: Died in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
Occupation: Farmer, militia captain
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John lived his early life in Fairfield. After coming of age his father gave him a house and property on the eastern slope of Mill Hill, lying in Fairfield township just north of the village of Fairfield on the road to Greenfield Hill. This ancient house remained in the John Dimon family for four generations, and although completely remodeled between 1850 and 1860, it still stands today (1983) on Bronson Road in Fairfield. John Dimon purchased and inherited other tracts of land in the Fairfield township, and he apparently made his living by farming then. Like his father MOSES, John served as an officer in the Fairfield militia. Town records refer to him as lieutenant of the Second Company in 1741, and by May of 1745 he had risen to the rank of captain.

He married Elizabeth Wheeler, daughter of John and Abigail (Burr) Wheeler. Both of her parents were descended from early Fairfield settlers. Her great-grandfather, Thomas Wheeler was the brother of EPHRAIM WHEELER. John and Elizabeth had nine children, all born at the family homestead on Mill Hill. John died at the family homestead May 4, 1764, and is buried at the Old Fairfield Burying Ground, near the grave of his father.

Elizabeth continued to live at the Dimon home on Mill Hill until her death on Feb. 8, 1786. She was buried beside her husband in the Old Fairfield Burying Ground.

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  1. Dimon Genealogy - 4th Generation page 22. # 21 - son of # 9 Moses Dimon b 1672 & Jane Pickney.
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Capt. John Dimon's Timeline

1700
March, 1700
Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
1727
May 10, 1727
Age 27
1747
March 20, 1747
Age 47
Fairfield, Conn., United States
1764
May 4, 1764
Age 64
Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
1764
Age 63
Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States