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Isaac Dunford

Birthplace: Trowbridge, Wiltshire, UK
Death: Died in UT, USA
Cause of death: fell out of a wagon and was run over
Place of Burial: Bloomington Cemetery, Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Dunford and Mary Dunford
Husband of Leah Dunford
Father of Mary Dunford; William Dunford; Amelia Dunford; Alma Bailey Dunford; Savina Dunford and 8 others

Managed by: Kaylene Hansen
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About Isaac Dunford

Biographical Summary:

"...Isaac Dunford (1824-1879) was born June 23, 1824, in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, a veritable garden spot in south western England. Isaac was the fifth child in a family of ten children--seven boys and three girls (William, James, Sarah, George, ISAAC, Charles Simeon, Samuel, Mary, Mary, John) -- born to John Dunford and Mary Blair, who were members of the Baptist Church in Trowbridge, and whose ancestors assisted in its establishment in 1736..."

"...When Isaac was 13 years old, his mother, Mary died (June 3, 1837), leaving six sons and two daughters. George, who was 18 months older than Isaac, later recorded in his journal some of his feelings and impressions of his home and mother. He wrote that one reason he left home to join the Royal Navy was that "on the third of June My Mother that had become fondly attached, seemingly, Died and so it seemed as though the greatest charme of Home was lost."..."

"...The baby brother, John was only two years and nine months old when their mother died. The eldest brother, William, died the following year (1838) at age 21. Six and one-half years later, death saddened the home again when sister Mary died, before she was twelve years old (1844).

"...John Dunford and his sons were weavers by trade..." "...The eldest daughter, Sarah, married Joseph Janes, the superintendent of the textile establishment in which the boys were employed..."

SOURCE: The Isaac and Leah Bailey Dunford Family Story; By various authors. Retrieved from Google Books. ISBN 0931151031, 9780931151033

John Halliday Company , arrived September 25, 1864 ( History of Bear Lake Pioneers p188)

Find a Grave

Birth: Jun. 23, 1824, England

Death: Oct. 4, 1879 Bloomington Bear Lake County Idaho, USA Location is not correct should be Blacksmith Fork Canyon, Utah, United States (fell out of a wagon and was run over)

Family links:

  • Moroni Dunford (1855 - 1910)*
  • Albert Bailey Dunford (1857 - 1929)*
  • Oliver Cowdrey Dunford (1863 - 1943)*
  • James Lehi Dunford (1866 - 1944)*
  • Leah Matilda Dunford Krogue (1869 - 1932)*

Burial: Bloomington Cemetery Bloomington Bear Lake County Idaho, USA

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Isaac Dunford's Timeline

June 23, 1824
Trowbridge, Wiltshire, UK
January 4, 1846
Age 21
January 17, 1847
Age 22
England, United Kingdom
September 14, 1848
Age 24
August 19, 1850
Age 26
Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
July 9, 1852
Age 28
December 19, 1853
Age 29
Born at Sea on voyage to America from England
June 8, 1855
Age 30
November 19, 1857
Age 33
St Louis, Missouri, United States
September 26, 1859
Age 35